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GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby ClassicGamer90 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:55 pm

Anyone have one of these?, any problems besides being picky about SD cards like the real one?, can the firmware be updated?

Saw a video about these a month ago and looked a little more into it and decided to buy one, the one I ordered is the 2nd revision. I waited forever to order the real one but the orders were always closed, and was considering a pre-modded Dreamcast with the IDE / SATA adapter used in conjunction with DreamShell which is about $200.
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Re: GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby Moandain » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:59 pm

I doubt it would be worth the savings. Most knockoffs have poor support or have timebombs built into the firmware.
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Re: GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby nornor1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:08 pm

no issues so far. probably not safe to update it ever, might even brick it, but its already pretty much 100% compatibility.just make sure you at least remove the voltage regulator on the power supply to prevent overheating. just use a good SD card and you should be fine.
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Re: GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby ClassicGamer90 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:30 pm

nornor1 wrote:no issues so far. probably not safe to update it ever, might even brick it, but its already pretty much 100% compatibility.just make sure you at least remove the voltage regulator on the power supply to prevent overheating. just use a good SD card and you should be fine.


That's great to hear, I'd say someone will release firmware for the clones at some point if they haven't already for whatever reason but then again updating would be a huge risk without a way to unbrick it / reflash it. Is removing the voltage regulator really necessary?, I've read these things cause the power supply to get warmer I believe something to do with the GD-ROM drive not being there anymore but no damage or freezing occurs just added heat.

At some point I do plan on replacing the power supply with a DreamPSU or Pico PSU just so I don't have to deal with capacitors down the road.
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Re: GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby VoodooVincent » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 pm

I grabbed one & haven't had any issues. Given that the compatibility is pretty fantastic as is, I don't see why updates would be all that important. It does what I need it to do & it's actually available to purchase.
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Re: GDEMU clone, does it have any issues?

Postby nornor1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:58 pm

ClassicGamer90 wrote:
That's great to hear, I'd say someone will release firmware for the clones at some point if they haven't already for whatever reason but then again updating would be a huge risk without a way to unbrick it / reflash it. Is removing the voltage regulator really necessary?, I've read these things cause the power supply to get warmer I believe something to do with the GD-ROM drive not being there anymore but no damage or freezing occurs just added heat.

At some point I do plan on replacing the power supply with a DreamPSU or Pico PSU just so I don't have to deal with capacitors down the road.



probably not required, but I did in in case in the long run, it does affect something. Its easy to do. you can just snip or break it off(carefully bend it back and forth), if you dont have any soldering tools. I think on the powersupply under neath, the lines are labeled. 3v, 5, v gnd. just follow the 5v trace to the 1st regulator, and thats the one you have to remove.
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