Greg2600 wrote: ↑
13 Jun 2020, 20:34
Todd wrote: ↑
12 Jun 2020, 04:24
No. MODE is designed to work properly with both original PSUs and 3rd party ones.
You might have misunderstood the question. Removing the Dreamcast GD-ROM drive removes the 12V load on the power supply. The PSU continues to supply that voltage, and since it has nothing to use it, the result is potential overheating and gives off maybe an ozone smell. Does MODE draw that 12V load somewhere?
MODE provides a dummy load on the 12v rail thereby keeping the original PSU properly regulated unlike GDEmu and others. MODE doesn't require the 12v at all, so if you use a 3rd party solution that doesn't have a 12v rail it will still work correctly.
So, no, I understood the question.