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How To Install a GDEMU into a Sega Dreamcast

This is a tutorial that I’ve wanted to make for quite some time. The GDEMU has been for sale for a few years now (as far as I can tell) and ever since I saw it I wanted it. Upon receiving it, I was even more happy as I knew that you would all appreciate a tutorial on how to install it. This is just the guide for putting the device into the Dreamcast. Don’t worry, there’ll be a follow up soon enough about how to set up the files and such on your SD Card. Let’s begin!

What is a GDEMU?

‘GDEMU is an SD card based replacement for the optical drive in Dreamcast console. GD-ROM drives inevitably wear out and fail – as do all mechanical devices – and since the console is no longer being manufactured it’s nearly impossible to source spare parts. This project was meant to provide a “once and for all” solution, since it doesn’t have any moving parts. Please note: GDEMU does not endorse software piracy. It is end user’s responsibility to ensure the device is used in a lawful manner.’

GDEMU Features:

  • ‘100% compatibility with existing software
  • No need for custom BIOS or other modifications
  • Full support for CD Digital Audio
  • Considerably faster loading times’

GDEMU Tutorial Video:

Text Installation Guide:

If the video is too fast-paced or you prefer a text-based guide, have no fear. The official installation guide is here.

Where to Buy GDEMU:

Click here for the official pre-order page. Pre-orders open and close at random.

Click here for the 3rd party manufacturer eBay listing that I bought mine from.

 

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