View Full Version : CDRW new tutorial

January 19th, 2005, 08:13
I wrote a new cdrw tutorial for the dreamcast

It's easier to do than other tutorials I've seen on the Internet and it works on my dreamcast (whereas other didn't)

January 19th, 2005, 09:01
in general the only people really interested in using CDRWs are devvers (who most already have coders cables) or newbies, who would flood the forum with rants about how you broke their DC.

the DC wasnt meant to read CDRWs. The entire drive assembly is soooo sensitive and has such a short lifespan that it probably isnt a good idea to try to push it in anyway.

January 19th, 2005, 09:19
quzar is right, modding dc to read cdrw will shorten its life span a lot. you should have a big warning at the begining of the tutorial about this.

January 19th, 2005, 13:06
but for hardciore dreamcast fans with a spare dreamcast to test new releases this is a godsend

January 19th, 2005, 16:03
CDr's are pretty cheap, and i'm scared as heck to mess up me and my wife's DC, but maybe if i get enough whootspa i might try it on a junkr.

January 19th, 2005, 17:33
I found the best line 'CDR makes ugly sounds' quite amusing ::), as for the average user, if you've got a spare DC that you don't mind messing up or killing completely go ahead with the trials, if not stay well away.

January 19th, 2005, 20:35
For the sake of the mod itself, you should send that to Devcast, it would make a great addition.

January 21st, 2005, 07:04
Ok, I'm adding another big warning right now, it won't hurt.
I updated the page with some new pictures too.

January 21st, 2005, 07:16
Warning this modification could shorten the lif of your dreamcast.

true, but you might want to say that it shortens the life of our dreamcast too ;D