How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

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How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#1 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:43 am

I have one question.
I have a PAL dreamcast console. How to play NTSC SELFBOOT game in PAL CONSOLE.
I try utopia and codebreaker - dont work.
Please help becouse i want to play E.G.G so bad ;(.

Thanks for help.

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mistamontiel
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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#2 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:00 am

What's the problem ? EGG does not have 50hz mode ? Play over VGA display

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#3 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:10 am

Problem is : i put a game in the dreamcast , the game is loading ( selfboot game ) , the screen is black and bam - it come back to the dreamcast menu
i only have a antena cable.
my question is - if i download a NTSC SELFBOOT game from the internet , the game will be work in PAL dreamcast ?

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#4 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Ye mean coaxial output ? Over RF ? Ya I think you should upgrade to VGA my man I believe any display computer monitors and such gives you 60hz

EGG was not released in PAL land ? Then I don't think it supports 50hz

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#5 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:01 pm

AFAIK selfboots should work universally in all 3 regions.

Maybe just a bad burn?...

What program did you use and with what settings?...

Been more than a decade since I burned a DC game.

So others might be able to help you better in that regard.

legopower
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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#6 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:53 am

i think the problem was a antena cable.
Every PAL game works perfect ( i burn CLONeCD ) . If i have a VGA cable or CHINCH maybe will help

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#7 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:14 am

I dont know what to do.
I dont have money to buy a VGA .
I dont know if AV cable can handle 60hz ( becouse my RF cable cant ).

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#8 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:57 pm

RF should work.

https://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8451

Composite should definitely work.

If VGA is too expensive, try composite.

Don't know where you're at, but there's a UK seller selling them for GBP 4,75 shipped.

You can't afford that, then there's no hope for you...

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mistamontiel
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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#9 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:26 pm

Checked the list on Wiki

EGG did not see PAL format

You're going to need VGA for 60hz viewing

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Re: How to play NTSC SELFBOOT GAMES on PAL DREAMCAST

Post#10 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:08 pm

mistamontiel wrote:Checked the list on Wiki

EGG did not see PAL format

You're going to need VGA for 60hz viewing

He does NOT need VGA cables for this game.

I just tried my original copy on a PAL DC with DC-X with cinch cables and cinch enabled in the DC-X menu.

It works just fine.

What did happen was when I selected PAL in the DC-X menu the game would go back to the DC's start menu.

So 60Hz only indeed. That much is true.

But cinch is not the problem. And I'm pretty sure RF isn't either.

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