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SubjectRe: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast? 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.

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*Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast?  CarelessDog07/24/05 08:02 PM
..Re: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast?  slipstream07/26/05 05:33 PM
.*Re: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast?  Sixtoe07/24/05 08:06 PM
..*Re: Playing NAOMI games on DreamCast?  ZeroKnightRaiden07/25/05 02:55 PM
...*all the dreamcasts will be dead by then -nt-  skydoune07/26/05 12:39 PM
....*Are Dreamcasts that unreliable?  Techrat 200407/26/05 10:38 PM
.....*Mine keeps resetting randomly  PixelPerfect08/02/05 07:06 PM
......*Re: Mine keeps resetting randomly  smf08/26/05 02:34 PM
.....*Re: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable?  mosquito200107/27/05 05:22 AM
......*Re: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable?  MetalFox07/28/05 03:42 PM
......*Re: Are Dreamcasts that unreliable?  Lando24207/27/05 10:19 AM
.......*NEC CDROM˛ ftw -nt-  Ryoandr07/27/05 12:18 PM