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    Default Dreamcast - Worth $20?

    I have a friend who is selling a dreamcast - Has 1 controller and all cables. Comes with NFL 2K1 and another racing game.

    Wondering if its worth $20 bucks to pick up as a spare?

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    If it is a predated October 2000 version then yes because it is very easy to mod and play any game on

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    Hmm.... I am not sure. How about Post Oct 2000. Still worth it?

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    well if you want a spare, then I'd say $20 is worth it. If its a friend of yours then why not? its better than spending $20 on one and paying a complete stranger. Dreamcast is a good system and I'd pay $20 for one any day.

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    like the above says either way it's still a good system and i would if i were you

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    Quick question: What do you mean by easy to mod to play ALL game?
    What games fall into the catagory of ALL?

    Also, where does it say the date?
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    if you have a dreamcast pre october 2000 you can burn games to a cd-r and play them. There are a ton of emulators that are already established. I got my dreamcast about 2 weeks ago and have done nothign but burn the torrents for the snes, nes, genesis, mame, and other emu's and games. very easy. Just make sure you have a prog called Disc Juggler, it helps alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostdwarf View Post
    if you have a dreamcast pre october 2000 you can burn games to a cd-r and play them. There are a ton of emulators that are already established. I got my dreamcast about 2 weeks ago and have done nothign but burn the torrents for the snes, nes, genesis, mame, and other emu's and games. very easy. Just make sure you have a prog called Disc Juggler, it helps alot

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    ALL Dreamcast will play burned cd-r games.

    http://dcemulation.com/article-supported.htm

    I personally have tested this on SEVERAL Dreamcasts manufactured after October 2000.
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    yea but do you need a boot disc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostdwarf View Post
    yea but do you need a boot disc?
    Nope , pop in the burned CD-R and off you go. I mean really that rumor was started back in 2003 or 2004 and it just won't die.

    I bet I can find an old thread where I've had this same discussion 4 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjandran View Post
    Nope , pop in the burned CD-R and off you go. I mean really that rumor was started back in 2003 or 2004 and it just won't die.

    I bet I can find an old thread where I've had this same discussion 4 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjandran View Post
    I bet I can find an old thread where I've had this same discussion 4 years ago.
    Found it , from February 2003 :

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/arch...hp/t-7690.html

    Look about half way down at my posts.

    Same exact discussion.

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    I think you can play the majority of Dreamcast imports with one of the various boot disc available. As for the sale, a Dreamcast is definitely worth $20. You will find many good games for it as well so it will all be worthwhile.
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    it may take a week or so but i have the US complete collection of dreamcast games on dwld right now =)
    can't wait and i found all the case covers and cd labels so this should be a fun next couple of months printing these out. 300+ games here i come! =).

    i love my dreamcast

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    of course its worth it. I had over 200 games via burning saved a ton of money and played alot of great games.

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    I agree, I had my original Dreamcast die on me for no reason awhile ago and a spare was a great choice.

    I got a small amount of burned games I admit, but they came from dreamcasts from goodwill and friends.

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    I would buy one for 20 bucks although I already have one.

    A side note don't download games. After I bought the DC I probably d/l'd 75 games and have put everyone into the system to make sure it worked but that's about it. I have no love for the games since they don't mean anything to me and did not cost me anything. There you have my thoughts on the matter.

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    It's not an amazing price but yeah that's about what a dreamcast is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjandran View Post
    I mean really that rumor was started back in 2003 or 2004 and it just won't die.
    I think it goes back farther than that even...
    "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk... Have at you!"

    My feedback thread: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93213

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    Actually, its very hard for me to find a Dreamcast that cheap. for me, i can only find $40 to $60 ones

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