Rare demo Dreamcast unit? Need info/translation!

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Rare demo Dreamcast unit? Need info/translation!

Post#1 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:07 am

Hey guys. It's been a while since I've posted. But I'm hoping to get more information from the community on this.

I have a buddy who's a big Dreamcast nut and collector like most of us here. He bought this particular unit on eBay a while ago, and had no idea what it was, or used for. He did his own research, reaching out to several Dreamcast aficionados on the net (including a former SEGA employee), and he found out that it is 1 of 4 units that were handmade for the sole purpose of testing beta versions of Shenmue at a corporate event at SEGA in Japan. You can see it came with a copy of 'What's Shemmue?'.

Supposedly, #1 and #4 were destroyed, somehow for whatever reason. As you can see this is #3 of "said" 4 units. #2 has yet to surface.

He also says there are some unidentified demo files on the VMU. I'm waiting for him to send me a screenshot.

Here is the eBay posting... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dreamcast-de ... true&rt=nc

And here are some pics my buddy sent me the other day.

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See how ports C and D are blocked off? :?:

Does anyone recognize this?
More importantly, can someone please translate the Japanese text written on the console, controllers and VMU??

Thanks! :)

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Post#2 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:40 am

The white letters on the console say Dreamcast Trial Edition


The 2 red lines next to the phone say something about setting the dial tone to pulse for a network connection, the rest I have not idea as the picture is blurry
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Re: Rare demo Dreamcast unit? Need info/translation!

Post#3 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:43 am

Trial web acces for japs
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Post#4 » Wed May 03, 2017 11:37 am

On the gamepad it says "Dreamcast trial version"
I dont see any text on the VMU?
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Post#5 » Wed May 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks fellas!!! 8-)

Strik3r91 wrote:I dont see any text on the VMU?


Check out the pics on the eBay posting.

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Post#6 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:45 pm

Tell him to upload the VMU files to http://dreampipe.net/dpwww/upload right away

Edit: listing says;
Added free white VMU. Working as is

So it's probably nothing
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Post#7 » Thu May 04, 2017 1:29 am

Its sold. Did he back up the VMU saves?
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Re: Rare demo Dreamcast unit? Need info/translation!

Post#8 » Sat May 06, 2017 2:27 pm

Strik3r91 wrote:Its sold. Did he back up the VMU saves?


The saves are still on the VMU according to him. He'll be sending me screenshots soon.

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