Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

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Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#1 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:15 pm

Was wondering if burnt Dreamcast games ruin or make your GD-Reader inoperable.

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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#2 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:02 am

hmm, smith wasn't something done poorly on the first ISOs? i remember you saying if "this" was done poorly it would make the GD-rom have to read more often. maybe it was the addition of dummy files that corrected it? i wish i could remember exactly what it is that im talking about.

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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#3 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:00 am

Good info. I'll put this in the FAQ.
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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#4 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:20 am

An old myth rears it's ugly head. I've never heard of this actually happening to anyone.
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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#5 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:29 am

To an extent its a myth but it does contain some truth. Burned Dreamcast games do not damage your GDR-drive but as stated above it can wear out the motor and lead to damaging / breaking your Dreamcast.

The problem though is that its going to happen anyway. Dreamcast has moving parts like any new console, so sooner of later it will break down after extended use. Burned games may speed that up. Mine is 9 years old and from the last time I played Shenmue II (Data intensive game) I did notice quite a few "DATA READ ERROR" while I was playing. So while it is a myth to stop piracy it does contain a bit a truth.
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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#6 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:04 pm

They do not, just the same as using GD-R's
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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#7 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:11 pm

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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#8 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:31 am

I don't believe that's true either. I've been burning DC games and using them on my Dreamcast for over a year now, and I've had no problems whatsoever.
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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#9 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:27 am

Theres only one last thing to be done before this myth is debunked.......






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Re: Do burnt Dreamcast games break down your GD-Drive?

Post#10 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:43 am

max4242 wrote:MYTHBUSTERS!
lmmfao... that would be funny shit.

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