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1. Posted: Sun 30th May 2010 22:54 BST
I recently picked up a dreamcast at my local used game store, and its been working fine for about two days, but i was playing it earlier and everything on screen got really dark and the darkness wouldnt go away (no it wasn't just part of the game). I restarted my dc and havent had the problem since, but any idea what happened?
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2. Posted: Sun 30th May 2010 23:11 BST
Could be number of things, from the AV cords to a deeper problem with the system itself. Or it may have simply been a case of the game glitching. Since you said it only happened once I wouldn't be too concerned.
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3. Posted: Mon 31st May 2010 01:39 BST
Haven't heard that sort of problem before. Probably nothing major. The Dreamcast was actually a very well-designed and reliable machine in my experience -- the only problems i've ever had with it were when i had a problematic disc.
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4. Posted: Mon 31st May 2010 04:08 BST
it went dark again and sometimes, while playing crazy taxi it'll kind of slow down then go back to normal speed, like sonic on the genesis.
5. Posted: Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:21 BST
It went dark on the same game or a different one?
6. Posted: Thu 10th Jun 2010 01:08 BST
7. Posted: Thu 10th Jun 2010 17:35 BST
Probably something wrong with the cart then, rather than the system.As for the slowdown in Crazy Taxi, that sounds like a normal thing games do when things get too hectic for the processor to handle. Unless it's just doing it randomly for no apparent reason. @Everyone else: Did Crazy Taxi have framerate issues? I never played it.
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8. Posted: Thu 10th Jun 2010 17:39 BST
@Raylax Dreamcasts use discs.
9. Posted: Fri 11th Jun 2010 17:26 BST
The first Crazy Taxi was plagued with that problem, any ramp or crash will slow the game down something fierce. The second one corrected that issue, and it's a lot of fun to play too. The graphical issue sounds like a problem with the graphical processor inside the system, or a bad set of RCA cables. A question though, do you happen so see a saturated purple, pink or cyan before it goes black?
10. Posted: Sun 11th Jul 2010 03:17 BST