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yoshi41
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DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

18 Jul 2020, 15:11

San Francisco Rush 2049 US + EUR versions don't start, it just displays the BIOS menu.

I have an unmodded JP Dreamcast with a Redump set. Other games I tried so far work fine.

Anyone else with the same issue?

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yoshi41
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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 (and other games) don't start

19 Jul 2020, 13:34

Found some other DC games which don't work for me.

Silver (US) -> black screen after company logos
Slave Zero (US) -> stuck at BIOS menu
Skies of Arcadia (US) -> no picture, game seems to run with sound only
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (US) -> tries to start the game twice and then goes back to MODE menu

I got notified by a forum member about cdi patches for some games.

I'm using cue/bin dumps.

Is it maybe related to some sort of copy/region protection?

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 15:14

Some of these games have additional region checks and won't run without modification. Create a patches directory in the root of your directory and drop these in.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... ATCHES.zip


This should fix SF Rush & Silver


. First I've heard about SoA, Slave Zero and SFA3. I'll talk to neodev about them.

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 15:37

I'm guessing Skies of Arcadia needs an RGB patch, I'm seeing references on google for this.

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 16:20

Thanks!

SF Rush + Silver now start with the patch. :)

Will a link with the current patches be available in a sticky forum post?

Maybe with some information what's patched for which games.

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 16:22

yoshi41 wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 16:20
Thanks!

SF Rush + Silver now start with the patch. :)

Will a link with the current patches be available in a sticky forum post?

Maybe with some information what's patched for which games.

Yeah once we start building them I'm sure they will end up on either a forum post or in the games DB as a link. Neodev conformed Skies of Arcadia doesn't work with SCART cables..only works with composite. So it needs a RGB patch if possible.

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 20:04

Found some more games that won't start and might need patching...

Centipede (US)
Coaster Works (US)
Disney-Pixar Toy Story 2 (US)
ESPN NBA 2Night (US)
Gauntlet Legends (US)
Giga Wing (US)
Hydro Thunder (US) -> Rev. A works
Jet Coaster Dream (JP)
Jet Coaster Dream 2 (JP)
Roadsters (US)
The Grinch (US)
Time Stalkers -> game starts, but no picture
Unreal Tournament (US)
Vampire Chronicle for matching Service (JP) -> game starts, only 1/4 of screen visible
World Series Baseball 2K2 (US)

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 20:20

Some of these games might legitimately not have SCART support if that is what you are using to test. If you have the ability to try with composite cables let me know of the results.

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 22:43

Right, I totally forgot about the RGB incompatible games.

These games work with my DC VGA box (s-video/composite) connected to a Sony CRT...

Giga Wing (US)
Skies of Arcadia (US)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (US)
Vampire Chronicle for matching Service (JP)

As expected, they don't work using a regular 15KHz RGB cable + OSSC on the flat TV.

They work with this RGC RGB cable in 31KHz mode + OSSC on the flat TV...

https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/seg ... -480P-MODE

Interestingly, Giga Wing + Skies of Arcadia also work with the RGC cable in 15KHz mode.

Any chance to patch those games so they work with RGB?

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Re: DC San Francisco Rush 2049 doesn't start

19 Jul 2020, 23:08

Not sure how far neodev's patch magic can go to fix things. This list will help knock things out though if possible. Thanks for testing.

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