dreamcast protos on dev unit hard disks.

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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    What's the process to master the data for burning on a GD-rom?
     
  2. Da1m0n

    Da1m0n Guest

    Wow... I'm not sure. I do know the general layout of a GD-ROM is one data and one audio tracks in the low-density portion (Tracks 1 and 2), followed by (in the high-density area) the game data (Track 3) and audio tracks, if any (Track 4 and up). Don't know anything about the actual process, sorry :)
     
  3. VitAmen

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    I was studying the Katana Docs a while back but i have no time now.

    If you want to burn a premastered image on a GDRom you just need a GDrom writer without a DevBox.You write the image using a utility in the SDK.I think it is CDcraft.

    To master a GDrom properly you need to have a DevBox and check out the GDworkshop utility manual.
     
  4. virtual alan

    virtual alan Officer at Arms

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    Isn`t Belokk of old the man to ask?
     
  5. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    You taken a look through this doc?

    click here
     
  6. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Spammer! That's the SAME link i posted :evil:
     
  8. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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  9. VitAmen

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    Mastering the data to write them in a gdr means how to organize the data to write them.Since gdrom is special medium you should check out the related guides in the SDK for special problems/pitfalls.The getstart.txt just refers to the two possible ways.You should check out the relevant utility manuals.
     
  10. s0urce

    s0urce Guest

    Just read some tutorials on making dreamcast rips selfbooting.
     
  11. einbebop44

    einbebop44 Guest

    So have any unreleased games been found on Dev Kits? I'm sure there's some stuff out there... :smt023
     
  12. peekb

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    I have a couple of unreleased games on Katana drives, however the problem I've found is that they contain no executables (1st_read.bin). The drives are setup with projects, Track 1-5 contain the proper data and layout to be used with GD Workshop, but Track 5, where the 1st_read.bin resides is empty. That means (as I've always understood it) that the box was only ever used to run a debug version of the game, and GDW was only used in emulation mode.

    Assembler, if you're looking to burn something off a kit drive, make sure the 1st_read.bin file is on the drive in the Track 5 dir of the project.

    If you're doing something else and need assistance, let me know.
     
  13. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    einbebop, I guess you forgot that legit found 3 on one dev box, then. That's what sparked this thread off.
     
  14. madhatter256

    madhatter256 Illustrious Member

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    First of all, Kevin, you need to have another piece of hardware, that hardware is what makes the master discs. Well you might need it. But overall, set it up as if you were burning a homebrew game onto a GD ROM

    I think you should check out DC EMulation or other sites that focus on DC Homebrew development.
     
  15. Calpis

    Calpis Champion of the Forum

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    Lots of responces but from the intial question, GDROM doesn't refer to CDROM or GDRs. I don't know what he meant but I associate mastering with MASTERING. Something more on the lines of "glass, father, mother" and injection molds. Not burning a CDR. (But that's just me)
     
  16. madhatter256

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    I meant to say GDR. But yeh, the process is still the same if you kinda think about it.
     
  17. adam-james

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    hehe, think thats the kit i have now!

    :eek:)
     
  18. einbebop44

    einbebop44 Guest

    Ah, wasn't around then. Titles? :smt033
     
  19. koolkid13

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    GP500, Actua Soccer 4, and Warhead. Unfortunately LeGIt said they would never boot :smt022
     
  20. PrOfUnD Darkness

    PrOfUnD Darkness Familiar Face

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    And a Inside System Overview was made from them?

     

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