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Mega Drive Emulator Dreamcast GD-R Won’t boot with System Disc 2?

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Hi all, I recently picked this GD-R up form an ex Akklaim employee, appears to be a Mega Drive emulator. 🤞 I am aware there are a few different versions of this so am keen to try it out, however for some reason it won’t boot using the System Disc 2, I have tried different region Dreamcasts, pads and keyboards attached etc. The disc does have some marks but doesn’t show any signs of rot.

Any ideas?

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I have run into GD-Rs that would not boot on my retail (with SD2) but would work on a Dev kit, but when ripped it would work on both. So the easiest way to see if all content is there, dump the contents. If you have a BBA laying around or a SD-adapter you'll have it dumped within 30-minutes.
 

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Thanks @Wombat, the SD-adapter was something I was toying with (no BBA adapter sadly). Think I’ll pull the trigger on one and try a dump.

Will keep the thread updated.
 
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Well the SD card adapter arrived and I set myself up for the dump, sadly it failed as the reader could t detect the card so I removed it. Here is the result:

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I knew they had poor build quality but WTF!

Anyway ordered the newer version from China, that will be a few weeks!
 

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Yikes, that's some questionable build "quality". Hopefully you'll receive a proper one soon, very curious to know what you'll find on the contents of this disc. I highly recommend getting a GDEMU also, this is the easiest way to boot your GD-R dumps without having to modify anything.
 

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It certainly was questionable, the V2 version has a proper metal shielded connector similar to that found on the link vs cable or other official accessories.

GD EMU has been on my shopping list for a while but i have very limited time these days to be able to play with such stuff.

What modification might be needed to get the dump to run from the SD card reader?
 
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