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List of 50Hz-only PAL Dreamcast games

From Sega Retro

The Sega Dreamcast was the first home video game console to support a "PAL60" screen mode - that is, to run video games at a 60Hz refresh rate without extra borders, as is the case with countries adopting the NTSC video standard. The PAL-NSTC divide was a significant problem for older (and many newer) consoles, generally leading to Europe and Australia receiving poorer-performing video games than Japan and North America.

Unusually for its time, it is thought that 70-75% of PAL Dreamcast games have built-in support for 60Hz-compatible displays, and in many situations, 60Hz support can be forced through other methods. In contrast, very few PlayStation 2 releases offer a 60Hz refresh rate as an option, and support remained patchy for the Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and even Wii.

Games with no native 50Hz support

The following lists games which offer no 60Hz option during normal play:

Action Replay CDX codes

Using Action Replay CDX codes it is possible to force some of the games above into 60Hz:

Name Code
Chicken Run 0F0B1F64
0000200A
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 0F150018
0000E000
Disney's Dinosaur 0F06D8D0
0000E000
0E02E000
0006D8D0
0106D8D0
00006043
Disney's Donald Duck Quack Attack 0F0D640C
0000200A
Dragon's Blood 0F1751EC
0000200A
Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles 0F0D6846
0000E10A
F1 World Grand Prix II 0F0EB46C
0000E000
Grandia 2 0F0387A0
0000E000
Hydro Thunder 0F099A50
0000E400
0F099A54
0000E400
0F099A58
0000E400
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 0F013440
0000E400
0F013444
0000E400
0F013448
0000E400
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 0F12DA78
0000E000
NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC 0F0F38CC
0000200A
Power Stone 0F0E5294
0000E400
0F0E5298
0000E400
0F0E529C
0000E400
Pro Pinball Trilogy 0F03B6BC
0000E000
Sega Bass Fishing 0F0BBA34
Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 0F0AF0AC
0000E400
0F0AF0B0
0000E400
0F0AF0B4
0000E400
Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000: Euro Edition 0F10F2DC
0000E000
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand 0F0D3780
0000200A
Spider-Man 0F04637C
0000200A
Star Wars: Episode I Racer 0F0140D0
0000E000
Star Wars Demolition 0F02C214
0000E000
Tony Hawk's Skateboarding 0F0454AC
0000E400
0F0454B0
0000E400
0F0454B4
0000E400
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 0F04590C
0000E400
0F045910
0000E400
0F045914
0000E400
UEFA Dream Soccer 0F153D1C
0000E000
Ultimate Fighting Championship 0F0939D8
0000200A

DC-X

Alternatively, the DC-X can force these games into 60Hz without the need for codes, although it also opens the possibility of playing imported versions too:

Unsupported games

A small handful of PAL games cannot be forced into 60Hz under any circumstances. Attempting to do so via the DC-X will cause these games to crash:

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