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stuzster

This weekend marks 20 years since the UK release of the Sega Dreamcast, one of my most beloved - and still regularly used - video game consoles of all time.

With that in mind, I wondered if any of you guys had any memories you would like to share about Dreamcast.

I'm currently in the middle of nostalgia day, playing Shenmue, Le Mans, Rez and Metropolis Street Racer - and being very pleased with how good these still are to play

stuzster

GoodGame

I still have lots of Dreamcast games. Love the console

GoodGame

KALofKRYPTON

@stuzster
Great console with plenty of good games.

For me, the absolute highlights were Confidential Mission (with the Madcatz Dream Blaster, MSR and Starlancer!

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Tasuki

I never owned the Dreamcast during it's initial run, having instead a PS2 and Gamecube. It wasn't till a few years ago that I finally did get one. It's one of my favorite consoles of all time with Soul Calibur being my favorite game for it. Right now I want to find a way to hook it up to my HDTV without looking too bad but the only way I know requires modding the output which I don't want to do. So for now it's packed away in my closet.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Tasuki
There are quite a few soft mods out there for DC to HD TV set ups.

You could even just get the official VGA box and run that to HDMI.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

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Arugula

Lots of awesome games but home to the greatest RPG of all time not named Final Fantasy VII ~ Skies of Arcadia 🥰

Arugula

redd214

The Dreamcast desperately needs a collection released. Sega has released the Genesis collection a dozen times it seems but have neglected this. A top 20 Dreamcast game collection would be an instabuy for me!

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stuzster

@Tasuki Plenty of options to get this hooked up to HDTV or monitor. I have the Akura box, which is a bit pricey, but as an all-in-one cable/box for the job, it's a great investment. If you can handle all the cabling, a VGA to HDMI converter is pretty inexpensive, although the DC to VGA converters can be fairly expensive.

stuzster

Tasuki

@KALofKRYPTON Yeah I don't want to soft mod it. But I have heard of the cables and box just that I haven't done my research in them yet (mainly due to time) so I don't know which ones to get and what not.

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stuzster

@Tasuki So, from DC > MONITOR you will need the following:
1) Dreamcast VGA box - this takes the native VGA signal from the DC and allows it to output directly to a monitor (via a VGA cable into the monitor). Sound is handled via a seperate L/R audio output on the VGA box itself, which then feeds into external speakers/amps/headphones.

For DC > HDTV, things get a little more complicated (and messy!).
Starting with the same VGA box connected to DC, you then need to connect the VGA box (via VGA cable) into an VGA>HDMI converter - readily available, and fairly cheap (although its worth avoiding the really cheap ones).
Then you need an HDMI cable from the converter to the TV - this MAY carry sound to, but it varies by converter model, so either you connect the LR audio direct to an output source as mentioned above, or it goes into your VGA>HDMI converter and out through the HDMI lead. The converter box itself MAY need an external power source, so bear that in mind. That's it - but its very 'cably' 🤣🤣🤣

Thats why I ultimately decided on the Akura - it goes straight into the DC and connects to the TV via an HDMI lead. Simple. The picture quality is good, although not quite as pure as a good quality setup as mentioned above - but the trade off is the connection simplicity.

Hope that helps a bit

stuzster

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