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SubjectPlaying NAOMI games on DreamCast? new Reply to this message
Posted byCarelessDog
Posted on07/24/05 08:02 PM



I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?

Thanks in advance :)




SubjectRe: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast? Reply to this message
Posted bySixtoe
Posted on07/24/05 08:06 PM



> I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI
> hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the
> DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?
>
Its not the same, the Naomi has more ram, and the naomi 2 has twice the components, so no, they wont work on a dreamcast, although there are a lot of nice ports,

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SubjectRe: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast? new Reply to this message
Posted byZeroKnightRaiden
Posted on07/25/05 02:55 PM



> > I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI
> > hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the
> > DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?
> >
> Its not the same, the Naomi has more ram, and the naomi 2 has twice the
> components, so no, they wont work on a dreamcast, although there are a lot of
> nice ports,

I do have to wonder if proper emulation of NAOMI is going to lead to the DC warez scene being able to hack up NAOMI games so that they'll play on a DC. Nothing fancy like porting of course, just the slash and burn stuff to get it to work-- quarter-sizing all of the textures, patching out whatever protection exists, remapping inputs, and so forth.

Of course, I'll bet Atomiswave has more to fear from that than NAOMI.

NAOMI 2 of course doesn't look too likely because of the T&L chip on top of everything else.


Subjectall the dreamcasts will be dead by then -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byskydoune
Posted on07/26/05 12:39 PM



> > > I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI
> > > hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the
> > > DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?
> > >
> > Its not the same, the Naomi has more ram, and the naomi 2 has twice the
> > components, so no, they wont work on a dreamcast, although there are a lot of
> > nice ports,
>
> I do have to wonder if proper emulation of NAOMI is going to lead to the DC
> warez scene being able to hack up NAOMI games so that they'll play on a DC.
> Nothing fancy like porting of course, just the slash and burn stuff to get it to
> work-- quarter-sizing all of the textures, patching out whatever protection
> exists, remapping inputs, and so forth.
>
> Of course, I'll bet Atomiswave has more to fear from that than NAOMI.
>
> NAOMI 2 of course doesn't look too likely because of the T&L chip on top of
> everything else.
>





SubjectRe: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast? new Reply to this message
Posted byslipstream
Posted on07/26/05 05:33 PM



> I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI
> hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the
> DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?
>
> Thanks in advance :)
>


even though NAOMI uses the exact same CPU and PowerVR graphics CHIPS as the Dreamcast, the NAOMI is not the same on the motherboard level. NAOMI has twice the system memory (32 MB SDRAM), twice the video memory (16 MB SDRAM) and I think, four times the audio memory (8 MB) as the Dreamcast. plus the NAOMI uses solid-state ROM-boards or cartridges for the games, which makes loading far faster than Dreamcast's GD-ROM optical disks.

It is totally impossible to run NAOMI games on Dreamcast.

as for NAOMI 2, it has a total of THREE chips dedicated to graphics: two PowerVR2DC chips for rendering, plus a T&L geometry co-processor called ELAN which is not in Dreamcast at all. on top of that, NAOMI 2 has even more memory than NAOMI. in fact NAOMI 2 has more memory than consumer PS2, Gamecube or even Xbox consoles.




SubjectAre Dreamcasts that unreliable? new Reply to this message
Posted byTechrat 2004
Posted on07/26/05 10:38 PM



> > > > I understand that the DreamCast has the exact same hardware as the NAOMI
> > > > hardware. Does that mean that it's possible to play all NAOMI games on the
> > > > DreamCast? And what about the NAOMI 2 games?
> > > >
> > > Its not the same, the Naomi has more ram, and the naomi 2 has twice the
> > > components, so no, they wont work on a dreamcast, although there are a lot
> of
> > > nice ports,
> >
> > I do have to wonder if proper emulation of NAOMI is going to lead to the DC
> > warez scene being able to hack up NAOMI games so that they'll play on a DC.
> > Nothing fancy like porting of course, just the slash and burn stuff to get it
> to
> > work-- quarter-sizing all of the textures, patching out whatever protection
> > exists, remapping inputs, and so forth.
> >
> > Of course, I'll bet Atomiswave has more to fear from that than NAOMI.
> >
> > NAOMI 2 of course doesn't look too likely because of the T&L chip on top of
> > everything else.
> >
>
>
>

There's still Atari 2600s that are running after 20 years, why wouldn't that be possible with Dreamcasts?

How long do you think the average Dreamcast will last?



SubjectRe: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable? new Reply to this message
Posted bymosquito2001
Posted on07/27/05 05:22 AM



> There's still Atari 2600s that are running after 20 years, why wouldn't that be
> possible with Dreamcasts?
>
> How long do you think the average Dreamcast will last?
>
Dreamcast and other cd/dvd-rom based systems stand as long as their drive can read the game's disc. Depending how often you play, it can fail after a couple of years and it's not always easy to replace them (if not impossible).




SubjectRe: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable? new Reply to this message
Posted byLando242
Posted on07/27/05 10:19 AM



Of all the laser based system out there I'd give the GameCube the best score for toughness. I brought my second hand 3 year old (at the time) GC to a year long tour in Iraq, after 4 months the X-boxs and PS2s had to be taken apart almost weekly for cleaning because of the dust while my CG worked flawlessly. Draping the systems with sheets and towels, or putting them in boxes was also a common quick fix. Add on top of that bad power (black outs, brownouts, spikes, piss poor transformers and shoddy wiring) and other systems outright failed left and right. But because of my CGs brick-on-a-rope power cable and hatch-type disc access maintenance was easy. Yet I never once had to clean the lens, or replace the power cable or even place it in a "dust free" container. Its still humming along now just fine.

My one complaint is the eject button; of the two systems I own (one bought just for Iraq, cause I thought it would destroy it) both have broken eject switches, something I've seen and several other GCs also.

Lando242




SubjectNEC CDROM˛ ftw -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byRyoandr
Posted on07/27/05 12:18 PM



> Of all the laser based system out there I'd give the GameCube the best score for
> toughness. I brought my second hand 3 year old (at the time) GC to a year long
> tour in Iraq, after 4 months the X-boxs and PS2s had to be taken apart almost
> weekly for cleaning because of the dust while my CG worked flawlessly. Draping
> the systems with sheets and towels, or putting them in boxes was also a common
> quick fix. Add on top of that bad power (black outs, brownouts, spikes, piss
> poor transformers and shoddy wiring) and other systems outright failed left and
> right. But because of my CGs brick-on-a-rope power cable and hatch-type disc
> access maintenance was easy. Yet I never once had to clean the lens, or replace
> the power cable or even place it in a "dust free" container. Its still humming
> along now just fine.
>
> My one complaint is the eject button; of the two systems I own (one bought just
> for Iraq, cause I thought it would destroy it) both have broken eject switches,
> something I've seen and several other GCs also.
>
> Lando242
>





SubjectRe: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable? new Reply to this message
Posted byMetalFox
Posted on07/28/05 03:42 PM



> Dreamcast and other cd/dvd-rom based systems stand as long as their drive can
> read the game's disc. Depending how often you play, it can fail after a couple
> of years and it's not always easy to replace them (if not impossible).

There are sites that sell the Dreamcast GD-mechanisms containing the lens. Even if these run out it's possible replace the Dreamcast lens with a lens from a standard CD player.


SubjectMine keeps resetting randomly new Reply to this message
Posted byPixelPerfect
Posted on08/02/05 07:06 PM



So I'd say 4-6 years of moderate use based on one guy's experience at least.

>
> How long do you think the average Dreamcast will last?
>



SubjectRe: Mine keeps resetting randomly new Reply to this message
Posted bysmf
Posted on08/26/05 02:34 PM



> So I'd say 4-6 years of moderate use based on one guy's experience at least.

I had the same problem, mine was caused by dirty contacts on the power connector on the main board. Once they were cleaned it was fine.

smf






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