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Les Waste Jun 24th, 2003 04:58 AM

Sega Dreamcast question
I need to buy a Dreamcast, since I don't live with my old roommate any more and I don't live with his Dreamcast anymore. However, I want one that can play regular CD's. I heard the original systems could play CD-R's, but than Sega fixed it so that the later ones couldn't. So how can I tell from an eBay auction exactly how old the system is, and if it can play CD-R's or not?

I don't want to buy a Dreamcast from a place like eBay where I can't return it, and then find out that I can't play CD-R's on it, which is the primary reason I want to buy it.


Professor Cool Jun 24th, 2003 08:49 AM

I bought a dreamcast from ebay, mine worked fine and worked with regular cds and cd-r, most of the newer ones should work cds and cd-r's.

Cap'n Crunch Jun 24th, 2003 09:14 AM

It doesn't matter which one you buy, because there is this CD you buy if the thing doesn't work, and it is able to play regular CDs and MP3s. I'm not sure if they only have it here though. Mine works fine. :/

Mockery Jun 24th, 2003 09:37 AM

I think pretty much all of the normal ones (ie: the ones that weren't colored like a stupid imac or whatever) do what you're looking for.

Les Waste Jun 24th, 2003 12:06 PM

I didn't know they made 'em colored like iMacs :(

I just assumed that Sega just up and started making Dreamcasts that wouldn't play CD-R's, so that half of them would play them and half of them wouldn't. The only thing I read to tell the difference is that there is a different type of serial number or something on the machine.

Now I can bid with confidence. :(

mew barios Jun 25th, 2003 07:37 PM

huh. i never heard of any dc that didn't play cd-rs. o.o after my old one broke i got one of those last run for $50 and it works perfectly well. :o dcs are so benign. beyond the weird audio track required for selfbooting, there's absolutely no copy protection at all.

um. come to think of it, that might've contributed heavily to it's downfall. :( oh well.

Cap'n Crunch Jun 25th, 2003 11:10 PM

I have about 10 computer games that people ported onto the system, and I have a Nintendo disc with about 600 games on it. I only have 3 games, Alone in the Dark, Seaman (LOL), and NFL 2K2(one dollar).

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