Official DCIO News and Development Thread

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Post by zePeido » April 15th, 2019, 9:20 pm

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You need to leave the 12V connected for the official PAL SCART cable to function on a PAL console. VGA is fine without.

I haven't actually used a dreamcast with the normal disc so I do not have a reference for how hot these units normally get. I have left Crazy Taxi, GDEMU, 3D prinited tray, Noctua Fan and a 330 Ohm 5W resistor between 12v and ground. Running for 5 hours and I have not got the console anywhere near what I would consider hot or overheating. One day I will get crazy taxi on disc and I will compare both units side by side.
Thank you for the info. If one day you could test with crazy taxi on disc, that would be great.

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Post by codeX » May 14th, 2019, 6:56 am

Patiently awaiting the release of DCIO. ~5 months of some pretty heavy PSIO use with zero problems and I'm fully ready for DCIO release after going back and forth on looking at GDEMU and USB-GDROM. Not a fan of compatibility reports with GDEMU, and after reading Stone Age Gamer's experience with Mnemo, I'll pass on sending a $180+ payment on paypal to Russia.

Thanks for continued development guys. :)

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Post by Tobiasrieper » June 22nd, 2019, 7:32 pm

I have a GDEMU clone, latest firmware and it''s the best £50 I ever spent. As both my Dreamcast and PS1 drives are up the swannee I needed something to keep me occupied until my PSIO turns up.

I have a printed tray on the way to help airflow and for aesthetica even though I built my own PICO psu. Plays every game I've thrown at it (so far).

I hope the folks over here at CybDyn make the DCIO compatible with VA0 motherboards (I have a Japanese model as well) via some extra pcb or something. Also the GDmenu is a bit rubbish so it will be interesting what CybDbyn develop and in what ways it will improve on GDEMU and USB Gdrom. :) I'll pick up a DCIO in a heart beat and sell my current set up :D

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Post by Takehaniyasubiko » June 23rd, 2019, 7:59 am

I'm not going to bother with the current GD2SD readers (or whatever you want to call them). I don't trust both creators and I'd rather wait for Cyberdyne Sy..., I mean CYBDYN Systems to develop something professional and with an actual support. :)
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Post by Greg2600 » July 7th, 2019, 10:39 am

Well, both USBGDROM and GDEMU are difficult to procure, and both use FAT32 so memory card size is hampered.

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Post by ibbanez » July 9th, 2019, 11:53 am

Argilun wrote:
September 22nd, 2017, 11:18 pm
Have you considered making the system an addon?
I made for my dreamcast
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw9fM ... UI5c0ZZR1k
May I ask what you did there? Looks cool, but Im more interested in the tech and the HDD. Thanks.

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Post by ibbanez » July 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm

I just wanted to chime in and give my 2 cents as to what I would want. I would want either a 2.5mm Sata drive or a USB for for external drives or usb stick. I do not want a SD card. The GD roms are all going to die eventually, and would rather not have the drive at all. I know not everyone agrees, but I just wanted to chime in. Hope everything is going well. Also, im new here, looks awesome and checking all the other stuff out. Keep up the great work.

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Post by codeX » August 13th, 2019, 5:14 am

I have a clone GDEMU and it's a piece of crap. The Chinese ripoff company took a larger-sized connector and hand cut a portion of it off to fit, so it only has one of the edges fitting properly in the DC's female connector side. It moves slightly when screwed down to the 3d printed frame causing it to lose connection. Garbage Chinese hack shit from a group too cheap to purchase the correct size connectors in the first place.

Both the GDEMU and USBGDROM makers are unsavory people, so I'd much prefer to drop $$ on the DCIO as a quality replacement. Only reason I went with the clone is because I kept missing out on their shit process of only having pre-order lists open for about an hour, and I have better things to do than constantly checking forums every day for the next one.

I've removed the GDROM to install the GDEMU, and I installed Dan's (citrus3000psi) DC HDMI board. Also removed the 12v voltage regulator since it's only needed for the GDROM to keep the heat generated down, and have the Noctua fan mod installed.

I would prefer a fully-internal solution, but don't have a strong preference between SD, SATA SSD/HDD, or USB for format. I have a 512GB SDXC card in my clone GDEMU right now and that holds the entire NA+EU library. I suppose SATA SSD for cheap 1TB SSDs would be ideal over SDXC to hold the entire library. The main design I'd hope to keep is not requiring 12v for all of us who prefer to remove the 12v regulator.

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For preservation, I'd hope GDI is the primary/first format to support as it's a direct copy of the source disc image. I quit using CDIs a long time ago for this reason - they aren't identical to the discs.

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Post by blazingwolf » Today, 8:13 am

Great progress but I noticed it replaces the GDROM drive entirely. I thought the reason the PSIO requires soldering was because CYBDYN wanted to preserve the PS CD-ROM drive, but I guess this isn't possible for the Dreamcast? Since CYBDYN Systems is willing to create a solution for the DC that removes the disc drive, is there any chance PSIO will be revised in a similar manner of replacing the laser entirely? Especially if it removes the need for soldering.

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Post by NRGDEAD » Today, 8:35 am

Would that even be reasonably possible in case of the PSX? There have been quite a few different layouts/drives over the production run of the PlayStation.
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Post by Greg2600 » Today, 1:27 pm

PS1 had so many board revisions, doing a drive replacement could be messy. As for the Dreamcast, as with any system, you have to consider the bandwidth (transfer rate) for each interface. The serial port on the back is 2mbps ~ 0.25 MB/s, which as we saw with the SD Card Adapters, does work, but it's just not quite fast enough. The GD Rom is actually as fast as 1.8 MB/s, or ~ 14.4 mbps. The expansion slot (for modem/broadband) should be plenty fast enough, as the BBA was capable of 100mbps ~ 12.5 MB/s. I don't know about accessing the system directly from there. Obviously if you use the expansion slot, you have to construct a case that fits on there, and perhaps a pass through for the actual modem, as many of us still use it for multi-player.

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