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ahm
September 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Happened to be in a thrift shop today and they had a Dreamcast for $9.99
I might have bought it but there wasn't a power cord (looked non-standard)
or any controllers. I also couldn't think of any cool games that ran on it.
Should I have snagged it?

(I did score a motorcycle battery charger for eight bucks)

UncleBinary
September 30th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Yes the dreamcast has a decent hack value if your into making your own games.Im almost 100% sure you can use it to watch videos off CDs if you make it in the right format.

Vlad
September 30th, 2006, 07:58 PM
It could only play VCD's and it really wasn't worth it. It was an OK system, I just liked the other ones better.....

-VK

atari2600a
September 30th, 2006, 08:02 PM
If you have the right model, you should be able to play bootle-- I mean, "borrowed" games w/o any modding at all. There's also countless homebrews & emulators (of other consoles; SNES, NES, Genesis etc...) available on the interweb for it!

DOS-Master
October 1st, 2006, 05:57 AM
I would have passed it on. I hate my dreamcast.

Legodude522
October 7th, 2006, 08:32 PM
DreamCast is awesome. You can run Linux on it, play SNES games via emulators , and play Doom. There are quite a few stuff out there and homebrew for the DC. It also runs Windows CE.

alexkerhead
October 7th, 2006, 08:39 PM
If it were 99 cents, then yes, but $10? NO NO NO

NathanAllan
October 8th, 2006, 12:44 AM
If it were 99 cents, then yes, but $10? NO NO NO
I *wish* I could find a dreamcast or other game console around here for $10! I just priced a N64 for $30! So I would have taken that up, for sure. No cheap thrift stores around here, no siree. :(

atari2600a
October 8th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Yeah, DreamCasts are somewhat rare, due to it's short lifespan. I think I payed $35 for mine at a flea market!

alexkerhead
October 8th, 2006, 08:31 AM
They are not rare, people just threw a lot of them away because they sucked so hard.
I still have mine, but I'd drop kick it before I sold it.

carlsson
October 8th, 2006, 08:38 AM
$10 if it was complete with power cord sounds good. If it lacks important details that may be expensive and difficult to come across to get it running, not so much a good deal anymore.

DOS-Master
October 9th, 2006, 02:43 PM
DreamCast is awesome. You can run Linux on it, play SNES games via emulators , and play Doom. There are quite a few stuff out there and homebrew for the DC. It also runs Windows CE.

where can I find doom for the dc?

Mike Chambers
October 9th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Happened to be in a thrift shop today and they had a Dreamcast for $9.99
I might have bought it but there wasn't a power cord (looked non-standard)
or any controllers. I also couldn't think of any cool games that ran on it.
Should I have snagged it?

(I did score a motorcycle battery charger for eight bucks)

you can burn s--- for it, like custom software and emulators and s---. no hacks needed for burned discs.

look at all these emualtors for it http://www.zophar.net/consoles/dreamcast.html

buy it :)

mbbrutman
October 9th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Let's keep the language relatively clean. There is no need for gratuitous use of that word. Save it for when it counts.

Legodude522
October 9th, 2006, 05:12 PM
where can I find doom for the dc?Easy. Google it.

Unknown_K
October 9th, 2006, 08:26 PM
I like my dreamcast, it was $125 I think new in the box a little while after news of the hack came out. There are plenty of good games for it and also plenty of emulaters also.

The last batch produced was suposed to remove the hack to play burned games (not sure if this was true or not).

atari2600a
October 10th, 2006, 12:57 AM
I believe that theory was discredited...

Mike Chambers
October 10th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Let's keep the language relatively clean. There is no need for gratuitous use of that word. Save it for when it counts.

you're right, sorry. i have a bad habit of cursing alot. believe it or not, compared to my usual language, my posts here are very clean. :oops: - drunken pirates have nothing on me!

i'll watch what i type more closely.

Legodude522
October 10th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Playing NES on the DreamCast. Emulation works great and fast.
http://static.flickr.com/114/266490580_61e6de5a0a.jpg
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