Are the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to GDI

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Are the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to GDI

Post#1 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:04 am

Hi. Mil-CDs, damage the Dreamcast lens faster they say. Would anyone know if the paid homebrew games like the upcoming Slave (or Sturmwind) are burned to GDI discs (maybe using a Katana Dev Kit) or they're just high quality CD-Rs from Taiyo Yuden, making them Mil-CDs too?

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Re: Do the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to

Post#2 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:14 am

It's not MIL-CD's damaging the laser, but data burned on recordable discs. For a laser (any laser) it's harder to read the data from a burned disc, then a pressed disc. Also certain copied games have a shitty sort-order of the files on disc, stressing the laser even more (that being said, there are also a couple of original games out there with a highly unoptimized order).

To answer your question, ALL paid homebrew / indie games for Dreamcast have been released as a pressed disc on a CD-ROM (instead of SEGA's proprietary GD-R disc).

Also don't confuse .GDI (raw dumps of GD-R discs) with the type of disc GD-R (GigaByte Rom)

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Re: Are the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to

Post#3 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:17 am

Thanks for the clarification. What brand would you guess, do homebrew creators (paid) use, hopefully the Taiyo Yuden so it lasts.

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Re: Are the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to

Post#4 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:34 pm

They don't use recordable media, but get their projects pressed on actual CD's.

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Re: Are the Discs Of Homebrew Games (the paid ones) Burnt to GDI

Post#5 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:02 pm

Unfortunately, no one has GD-ROM's anymore, not even Sega.

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