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Particular Dreamcast games that just stop working for...

Post by RPKGV » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:50 pm

some reason.

My question is for those of you who have more than one Dreamcast.

When you have a particular game that just stops working, even though the disc still looks perfectly fine. When you try that same disc on another Dreamcast, will it usually work?

My first disc of Code Veronica has stopped working. I've always looked after it, and the disc looks perfectly fine. I've cleaned it, I've cleaned the DC's lens, but it still doesn't work. :(
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Re: Particular Dreamcast games that just stop working for...

Post by Joey » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:59 pm

My Crazy Taxi disc sudenly developed a problem where it gives you a disc read error when you get to a certain point on the map. It glitches and most of the buildings dissapear.

Ive tried it on two consoles and the disc looks perfect and i have had it from new.
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Post by HEAVYface » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:47 am

yes i had a copy of dc crazy taxi that the music would start skipping in and then the graphics completely drop out apart from the taxi!

the surface of the disc was in absolutely pristine condition, and my dc played all other games fine.

weird.

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Post by kebabage » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:50 am

I have the above problem sometimes, but worse of all
When I get to the last boss on HOTD2 it crashes!
I've not tried it on another dreamcast, I don't think it has anything to do with save games either because my friend tried his copy on my console and it was fine.
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Post by thesubcon3 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:05 am

You know I remember my version of Crazy Taxi being a bit needy

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:09 am

Same with Spoace Channel 5 - worked on other DCs though?
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Post by Overheat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:10 pm

I've got a couple of dreamcasts now - one that was kindly donated to me by an extremely generous RG member, though this one plays barely any games as it was used for a long time with a boot disc, and I also got one bought for me by my girlfriend, which plays everything I own except for Worms Armageddon for some bizarre reason, this does though work on the other console - lol. Quite inexplicable. One day my dream is to own a dreamcast that will play all my games :P I wonder if a Katana would work?
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Post by dste » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:20 pm

Marvel Vs Capcom 2.

Works on one Dreamcast but crashes halfway through on the other.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:31 pm

Overheat wrote:this one plays barely any games as it was used for a long time with a boot disc
:?:
Are you suggesting that a disc broke your Dreamcast?
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Post by Megamixer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:33 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Overheat wrote:this one plays barely any games as it was used for a long time with a boot disc
:?:
Are you suggesting that a disc broke your Dreamcast?
Well if it isn't GD-Rom then it could put more strain on the laser. Still, you'd have had to use it a lot...
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Post by Overheat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:33 pm

yeah i think that's what happened, i've read elsewhere that this is a common problem with using CDs on the Dreamcast.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:15 pm

Bugger, used to use mine as a CD player too - that must be what knackered it :(
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Post by SoupDragon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:21 am

I have a few Dreamcasts and Code Veronica and Fur Fighters work fine on 2 of them but never on the the third. The third one plays everything else fine.
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Re: Particular Dreamcast games that just stop working for...

Post by Kilb » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:26 am

I have always had problems loading my Heavy Metal Geomatrix game disc

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Post by Megamixer » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:48 am

Overheat wrote:yeah i think that's what happened, i've read elsewhere that this is a common problem with using CDs on the Dreamcast.
So playing these recent shmups that devs in Japan are releasing on CD's for the system could be fatal in the long run? :(
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