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    Default The weirdest Dreamcast issue ever

    Most games work perfect (100+) but around about 5 of them will not even boot past the sega logo, the furthest is the second 'stop', for example the "press a to continue without memory card" screen.

    Now i've searched and found that a scratched or dirty disk can cause this, but these disks are mint. No trace of problem at all, I even removed the mod chip that I inserted to try and make them work (no idea why my logic made me do this)

    The games effected are: Virtua Fighter 3tb, Buzz Lightyear, House of the dead 2, chu chu rocket, and Plasma sword.

    Any ideas?

    P.S. I just bought another copy of VF3tb and also has the problem.

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    Try them on another Dreamcast.

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    I only have one, but I'll see what I can do. I don't think it's the dreamcast, as all disks would do this. It's only a few select games, and ALL copies of these select games.

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    then it is the dreamcast, possibly the version of the hardware or something, probably not something you can do much about, did they ever work?

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    They have never worked on this particular Dreamcast, no.

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    ok, problem solved. I gave the lense a good clean, and now it loads them up great. Still funny that only certain games would do this.

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    that is strange, but good that they work all the same

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    Some games do that. I've gone through about three copies of Quake III that simply refused to boot - all neat and clean and shiny. Apparently Sega acnowledged that there had been a batch of duff GD-ROM discs early in the system's life, that you could send back for a free replacement (that EGM apparently ran a full two-page spread on, then go on to ignore the PS2's rampant DRE problem aaaaargh). All you can really do is ... uh, buy another copy. :/

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