> > > > 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
> > > 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
> > 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?