GD-Writer

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GD-Writer
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
World
HKT-04

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The GD-Writer is a tool for Dreamcast developers which burns content onto GD-ROMs. At the time of release the GD-ROM format was rare and this was effectively your only option for burning these sorts of discs. The main use of this device was to burn pre-release and/or review images to be tested with regular dreamcast retail units. However, the disks burnt through this device were not directly bootable and required the "Sega Dreamcast System Disk 2", which was a special disk that prevented piracy and leaks of pre-release games. Only Sega was able to provide those system disks.


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