Is there any way to back up and write to dreamcast vmus and ps1 memory cards?

Discussion in 'Dumping and Backing Up Your Games and Prototypes' started by Wolf_, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Wolf_

    Wolf_ Rising Member

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    I've been looking into backing up all of my save game files to my computer (and also the cloud in case my house explodes or something) and I was wondering if anyone knew of any ways to backup ps1 and dreamcast memory cards to pc and also to write data from pc to dreamcast and ps1 memory cards?
     
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    Nully Dauntless Member

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    I believe you can use Free McBoot on a PS2 to backup saves from the memory card to a flash drive. You can buy them on eBay for about $8.
     
  3. MoockyLoock

    MoockyLoock Robust Member

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    That's it for PS1, use a FreeMCBoot memcard to boot into uLaunchELF, then it will let you copy/paste saves from memcard to USB (and back from USB to memcard).

    For the Dreamcast, you need to buy a Dreamcast SD adapter (it's a kind of SD reader that plugs into the serial port of the Dreamcast). Then you need to burn a Dreamshell disc. Once booted into Dreamshell, you'll have a browser that let you copy/paste saves from VMU to SD (and vice-versa).

    Hope it'll help.
     
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    dakidski Retro Gaming Denmark

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    I have a memorycard for DC that has a serial or parallel cable for PC.
     
  5. Wolf_

    Wolf_ Rising Member

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    So just to make sure I've got this straight to back up/write ps1 saves I put my ps1 memory card into a ps2 with freemcboot and load ulaunchelf and I'm all set to back it up?

    Also will Dreamshell read/write saves with the Gdemu or usb gdrom as well or just to the serial port sd card adapter?
     
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    Mrneo240 Peppy Member

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    dreamshell on dreamcast can full backup vmu to sd card, and/or write a full image or individual saves as well.
     
  7. Wolf_

    Wolf_ Rising Member

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    But can it back up your vmu to or write to your vmu from a usb gdrom or gdemu?
     

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