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Amiga1200
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:35 am   
Post subject: DC 3D BIOS hack tutorial [SPEUD/Dream Explorer vmu tool]
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Credit where credit's due. Anthony817, atreyu187, ElectroDog, and DCDannyDoom23 ALL had direct influence and assisted where possible. I wouldn't have the swirl if they didn't help...
atreyu187 is responsible for the youtube tutorial on this as I based this text tutorial on it, just thought I'd bring a "readable alternative" to the table, have fun!! Very Happy (good to have you here dude) Cool

The "SPEUD/Dream Explorer vmu tool v0.8.5 [oRARs]" is available HERE as well as as mirrored elsewhere! the alternate download link is attached as a document at the lower of the page.
Thanks for the share atreyu187! Razz

This has been tested on the standard sega 1mb flash lcd-vmu, done one vmu at a time!

1, Startup up Dream Explorer and choose the theme of loadup, Once loaded...

2, Select "open vmu" then select the vmu and go into it. scroll down the options and select "format vmu" press start and let it do it. when done...

3, Select "extra blocks" and highlight "yes" and press start. Now goto "extra icon edit" and select it.
When the mock vmu screen is displayed, press "start" to save and the option to "add a real menu hack?" will appear, just press start and let it save!

AT THIS POINT you've got the default "blue swirl" so it's up to you if you want just that, this tutorial ends, reset the console and press "start" after normal dc startup-sequence, you'll see the differnce!

4, For the background image as well (still in Dream Explorer "SPEUD" vmu tools) select "bios bg image" and search the "DE" disk for the resident "jpg and png" files, choose one and there's four choices of resolution. Select the size you desire. (Remember, the bigger the image, the more memory it uses on the vmu) confirm the final actions, allow the background image to be written to the vmu then power off console for a few seconds.
Now power back up, after dc's startup-sequence, press start and you should be writhing in 3D, backround image as well casty swirliness...you'll geek, i did...ENJOY!!! Razz Very Happy Cool

Below is the video for "Dream Explorer" 3D BIOS vmu setup.... Wink (the video I translated to text) Razz



The reward! Very Happy Cool



Go to Blue Swirl for the FULL SPEUD/Dream Explorer vmu tool usage instructions! Wink

"Dream Explorer" (speud) has piss-poor compatabilty with most third party peripherals and is not reccomended for use with this hack...results may vary, you have been warned... Mad

additional...
Code:
Since the 3D BIOS hack affects ONLY the vmu lcd display image "ICONDATA_VMS" (not "EXTRA.BG.PVR" or "VMUTOOL__OPT" dc background and SPEUD cfg save files) this file itself can be copied via alternate file-handlers retaining the original "hack-ed" effect and saves having to repeat the above process to to get the "swirl"!!
BUT if you "alter" the file or change the vmu display image, you'll revert the icon back to "factory no-hack" mode...so choose an icon that suits your "on the fly" purposes or build your icons individually??? it's up to you...your choice!!



[nfo].....taken from the item description at *** where this file is clouded and will be uploading it here exporting the original uploaders description to that upload...brb with that! Smile
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Just wanted to have the scene release of this on the tracker as the main site doesn't seem to host the file anymore.
Code:
                                   `.--://////::-..`             
                        ``.``-+shmNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNdhs+:``..`
                       yMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMo
                       mMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMy
                       NMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMh
                      `MMMMNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMMd
                      .MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMmhhhhhhhhyyyyyyhhhyyyyyhhhhyNNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMd                          sNNMMMMm
                      .MMMMMMd                          sNNMMMMm
                      -MMMMNMd                          sNNMMMMm
                      -MMMMMMd         VMU TOOL         sNNMMMMm
                      -MMMMMMd     -DREAM EXPLORER-     sNNMMMMm
                      -MMMMNMd          v0.8.5          sNNMMMMm
                      -MMMMNMd                          sNNMMMMN
                      -MMMMNMd                          sNNMMMMN
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                      -MMMMNMNmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmdddhMNMMMMN`
                      -MMMMNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmddmMMddddNMMMMNMMMMN`
                      -MMMMNMMMNdhdmNNMMMMNdmdNMMmdddNMMMMNMMMMN`
                      -MMMMNNo++ooooosmMMMNoosmMNyosdMMMMMNMMMMN`
                      -MMMMm:soyssss+somMMmsssdMNyoohNNMMMNMMMMN`
                      -MMMM:osysyyyyyyy/NMMMMMNmNMMMMdsooydMMMMN`
                      -MMMN/ossyyyyyyyy:NMMMmsoooodMN/oooo+mMMMN`
                      -MMMNm+//syyys:/+mMMMMsossos+NNyoo+osNMMMN.
                      -MMMMNMdssssooodMMMMMMNysoosmNMNNddNNMMMMN:
                      .MMMMNMMMMNNNMMMMMMMMMMMMyNMMMMMMmdMNMMMMN-
                      .MMMMNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNMMMMMMMMMNMMMMN
                      `dNMMNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMNNNs
                        .:+ydNNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNhs+-`
                             `-/oshdmNNNNNNNNNNNmmmhys+:-`       
                                     ``.------..``               

Description:

VMU Tool (a.k.a Dream Explorer) is an application for the Dreamcast that allows you to explore the content of your VMU, PC, and CD/GD, and open their files in the numerous bundled tools.

Among other things you can easily backup up VMU files to PC and vice versa, or download VMU files from CD. DCI and VMI+VMS files are supported as well as raw or DCM dumps.

The VMU menu lets you:
- browse your VMUs (includes hidden files)
- unlock 44 extra blocks for your VMUs
- compress/uncompress VMU files
- draw your own icon for the VMU screen
- defragment the VMU files
- play VMU minigame on your TV with the VMU emulator
- change the background image of the Dreamcast's boot menu
- hexedit VMU files
- view PSO screenshots
- edit Gameshark CDX codes
- and much more...

The PC/CD explorer lets your freely browse the directories of your PC's hard drive disk or the CD/GD inserted in your Dreamcast.

You can open BMP, JPEG and PNG images as well as PVR textures in an image viewer with many features such as zoom, rotation, flipping, slideshow...

There's also an audio player for playing MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Wave sounds with a timer displayed in real time.

And if you want to read text files easily from your Dreamcast you can open them in the text viewer. It displays formatted text with auto carriage return.

The GUI is fully themable. You can select a wallpaper from your PC or a CD/GD in your Dreamcast. The menus' background color and opacity as well as text's color can be changed in options or loaded from a theme file.

Menus texts are translated to English (fully) and French (mostly) and also partly to German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Polish.

You can use the pad or the Dreamcast keyboard to browse menus and enter text, keyboard's keys position can be changed in options.
[amended 9:00pm GMT 28/4/2013]
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Embarassed Razz Rolling Eyes Laughing BUMP!
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thanks for this amiga, and everyone who contribute.. All I need now is time to get out my old DC.
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no problem! Smile
i've modified the original post to have the hq download link as well!
thanks SPPV for the grab and send!
not to go off subject but look into a vga box/cable for the dreamcast, it's bloody good clarity/resolution ...Cool
shame it wasn't as freely available in the dc's hay day Crying or Very sad

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I will be adding a lot of tutorials to this section in the coming days to make things interesting. But nice to see my work still getting some love and those that spread it for everyone.


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Really like to try this on my dreamcast again, will do so in time. But yeah, waiting on a sega saturn bundle in the mail atm, and I just might put up some tutorials and stuff too. Anyway I always stress one thing bout dc when it comes to pal games and people get bent and blame it on a bad burn, UTOPIA!!!!!!!!!! Razz
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Post Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:26 am   
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Kavinsky25 wrote:
Really like to try this on my dreamcast again, will do so in time. But yeah, waiting on a sega saturn bundle in the mail atm, and I just might put up some tutorials and stuff too. Anyway I always stress one thing bout dc when it comes to pal games and people get bent and blame it on a bad burn, UTOPIA!!!!!!!!!! Razz


Don't worry I aim to rid the problem of regional differences with the DC games I make and will be posting here soon enough. BTW enjoy that Saturn still my favorite 32 bit system ever!!


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