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VGA Compatability List by Sega_Gamer

Version: v0.1 | Updated: 04/15/06

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By Sega_Gamer                  |______|_|___/\__|                  v0.1





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1 - About
  1.1 - Disclaimer
  1.2 - Version History
  1.3 - About This FAQ
2 - Contact
3 - List Key
4 - VGA Compatable Games
  4.1 - NTSC Games
  4.2 - PAL Games
5 - Non VGA Compatable Games
  5.1 - NTSC Games
  5.2 - PAL Games
6 - The Switch Trick
  6.1 - VGA Box
  6.2 - VGA Link Cable
7 - Credits



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================
1.1 - Disclaimer
================

Yes I know you've read this before... This walkthrough isn't endorsed or 
licenced by SEGA Enterprises. If you would like to use this guide on your site,
please E-mail me before posting it (contact section is at the bottom of this
FAQ).

This FAQ should only be found on the following sites. If you find it in any
other website please let me know:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.neoseeker.com

=====================
1.2 - Version History
=====================

v0.1
 - Added symptons of the games that have graphical glitches after using the
   VGA Switch Trick.
 - 1mp0r7g4m3r added Jikkyou Pawafuru Puro Yakyuu to the list.
 - theevilfunkster added a huge load of games to the list (thanks!):
    Blue Stinger
    Border Down
    Capcom Vs SNK
    Chaos Field
    Cosmic Smash
    Daytona USA 2001
    Dead Or Alive 2
    Demolition Racer: No Exit
    Fighting Vipers 2
    Giga Wing
    Godzilla Generations
    Grandia 2
    Grand Theft Auto 2
    King of Fighters 2002
    Mars Matrix
    Psycic Force 2012
    Radirgy
    Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
    Resident Evil Code Veronica
    Sega Tennis 2K2
    Sega World Wide Soccer 2000 Euro Edition
    Soldier Of Fortune
    Speed Devils
    Star Lancer
    Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike
    Street Fighter Alpha 3
    Tech Romancer
    Test Drive Le Mans
    Time Stalkers
    Trickstyle
    Trizeal
    Typing of the Dead
    Under Defeat
    V Rally 2
    Virtua Striker 2
    WWF Royal Rumble
    Zero Gunner 2
    Zombie Revenge

v0.09
 - game player s added the following NTSC games to the list:
    4x4 Evolution
    Cool Boarders Burrrn
    Dead or Alive 2
    Ferrari F355 Challenge
    Fur Fighters
    Maximum Pool
    Monaco Grand Prix
    Project Justice
    Rainbow Cotton
    Redline Racer
    Rent A Hero No.1
    Rune Caster
    Rune Jade
    Starlancer
    Treasure Strike
    Unreal Tournament
    Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram
v0.08
 - kevinski added the following NTSC games to the list:
    Conflict Zone
    Hidden & Dangerous
    Hoyle Casino
    Hydro Thunder
    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
    King of Fighters Evolution
 - spiffyone added Dino Crisis to the list.
 - updated and fixed up the Credits section
 - Renamed 'The Nomad Soul' to 'Omikron: The Nomad Soul'

v0.07
 - Added Jet Grind Radio to the list (should of remembered that game).
 - Fixed a stupid spelling mistake on my behalf (spelt compatibility as
   compatability - stay in school kids and don't do drugs ;) )
 - podoftimmy added the following games to the list:
    Evil Dead: Hail to the King
    Hydro Thunder
    Plasma Sword
 - For some reason, 'End of FAQ' appeared right after the contact section,
   which is before the list even began. That too has been fixed.
 - Changed a few minor things in various sections (spelling, spacing, a few
   details etc).

v0.06
 - Bought the following games:
    Sakura Taisen
    Sakura Taisen 3
    Super Runabout
    The Psychology Game
    Urban Chaos

v0.05
 - Bought Alient Front
 - Added a Disclaimer (forgot to do so)

v0.04
 - Bought the following games:
    Bomberman Online
    Cannon Spike
    Conflict Zone
    Dynamite Cop
    Fighting Force 2
    Flogian Brothers Episode 1
    Ooga Booga
    Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
    SEGA Bass Fishing
    Snow Surfers
    Suzuki Alstar Extreme Racing
    Toy Commander

v0.03
 - Bought the following games:
    Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
    Evil Twin: Cyprens Chronicles
    Headhunter
    Legasy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    SEGA GT
    SEGA Rally 2
    Toy Commander
 - Added some ASCII using Jörg Seyfferth's Generator (thanks Jörg!)
 - Re-arranged some things...

v0.02
 - Jim Smallman added Fire Pro Wrestling D and Giant Gram 2000 to the list.

v0.01
 - Added the games I have that I know work/don't work/work with switch trick to
   the list.


====================
1.2 - About This FAQ
====================

Due to high demand I have decided to make a Dreamcast VGA compatability list.
This list will hopefully eventually expand to become a list with all the
released Dreamcast games for all regions, stating whether or not they support
use of the VGA box.

The main reason why this is to be done is because some games don't show the
VGA Compatable icon on the back of the cover like it should (like PAL Urban
Chaos), yet it still works, or some games do show it and they don't work (eg,
PAL Railroad Tycoon 2).

Also its because some games need the VGA 'switch trick' to be used to get it to
work on the VGA monitor (for example, Bust A Move 4). A list has also been
included for those.




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Because I live in the UK, I cannot actually test many NTSC titles, although I
have imported a few games myself. If you know of any games at all that I have
missed out, please let me know.

I try to keep this section the same across all of my Guides/FAQs. Here are the
FAQs that I've written so far:

Tomb Raider for the Nokia N-Gage (started 24/03/2005)
Dreamcast VGA Compatability List (started 01/11/2005)
Lemmings for the Mega Drive/Genesis (started 27/10/2005)
Nokia N-Gage Hardware FAQ (started 17/01/2006)
Xbox PAL Games List (started 20/01/2006)
Cancelled Dreamcast Games (started 30/01/2006)

You can either E-Mail me or use MSN Messanger to contact me with regards any
of my FAQs/guides. Please note that I will not reply to e-mails sent to my
Hotmail address.

When you E-mail me, please make sure to include the FAQ/Walkthrough in
question, and include your GameFAQs username, or the name in which you would
like to be known as in this guide.

E-Mail: jr003d9262@blueyonder.co.uk
MSN: treebranchez@hotmail.com



                                  
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Games with a (*) next to them need the VGA 'Switch Trick' to get it to work
on VGA, but work perfectly with it.

Games with a (~) next to them need the VGA 'Switch Trick' to get it to work
on VGA, but have graphical glitches.

The Non-VGA Compatable games list shows the list of games that do not support
the VGA box AT ALL, asin they don't even work with the 'Switch Trick'.


                                                              
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==========
4.1 - NTSC
==========

-0-9-
  18 Wheeler
  4x4 Evolution

- A -
  Ah My Goddess Stay With Fighting Wings
  Alien Front

- B -
  Bomber Hehheh
  Bomberman Online
  Border Down
  Bust a Move 4 (*)

- C -
  Castle of Shikigami
  Chaos Field
  Choco Marker
  Chu Chu Rocket
  Coaster Works
  Cool Boarders Burrrn
  Confidential Mission
  Conflict Zone (*)
  Cosmic Smash
  Crazy Taxi
  Crazy Taxi 2

- D -
  Dead or Alive 2
  Demolition Racer: No Exit
  Densha De Go! 2
  Dino Crisis (~)

- E -
  Ecco the Dolphin
  Evil Dead: Hail to the King

- F -
  Ferrrari F355 Challenge
  Fighting Force 2
  Fire Pro Wrestling D
  Fur Fighters

- G -
  Giant Gram 2000
  Giga Wing
  Godzilla Generations
  Grand Theft Auto 2
  Gunbird 2 (~) (Graphical glitches in the intro, and viewing gallery makes the
                                                    image appear overstretched)

- H -
  Half Life
  Hidden and Dangerous (*)
  House of the Dead 2
  Hydro Thunder (*)
  Hoyle Casino (*)

- I -
  Ikaruga

- J -
  Jet Grind Radio
  Jet Set Radio
  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

- K -
  King Of Fighters 2002

- L -
  Legasy of Kain: Soul Reaver

- M -
  Mars Matrix
  Marvel vs Capcom
  Marvel vs Capcom 2
  Maximum Pool
  MDK2
  Metropolis Street Racer
  Monaco Grand Prix
  Mr. Driller

- N -
 [none reported]

- O -
  Omikron: The Nomad Soul
  Ooga Booga
  Outtrigger

- P -
  Phantasy Star Online
  Phantasy Star Online v2
  Plasma Sword
  Powerstone
  Powerstone 2
  Project Justice
  Pro Pinball Trilogy
  Psyvariar 2
  Puyo Puyo 4
  Puyo Puyo Da
  Puyo Puyo Fever

- Q -
  Quake 3 Arena

- R -
  Radirgy
  Rainbow Cotton
  Rayman 2
  Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
  Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2
  Redline Racer
  Rent A Hero No.1
  Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
  Rez
  Rune Jade

- S -
  Sakura Taisen
  Sakura Taisen 3
  Samba De Amigo
  Samba De Amigo v2000
  Seaman
  Sega Swirl
  Sega Smash Pack
  Sega Tennis 2K2
  Segagaga
  Shenmue
  Shenmue II
  Skies of Arcadia
  Sonic Adventure
  Sonic Adventure 2
  Sonic Shuffle
  Soul Calibur
  Soldier Of Fortune
  South Park Rally
  Space Channel 5
  Space Channel 5 Part 2
  Starlancer
  Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike

- T -
  Test Drive Le Mans
  Time Stalkers
  Tokyo Bus Guide
  Tokyo Bus Guide Beauty Attendance Pack
  Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  Tomb Raider Chronicles
  Tony Hawks Pro Skater
  Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
  Toy Commander
  Toy Story 2 - Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
  Trizeal
  Typing of the Date
  Typing of the Dead

- U -
  Under Defeat
  Unreal Tournament

- V -
  Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram

- W -
  Worms Armagedon
  Worms World Party

- X -
 [none reported]

- Y -
 [none reported]

- Z -
  Zero Gunner 2
  Zombie Revenge




=======
4.2 PAL
=======

-0-9-
  18 Wheeler

- A -
 [none reported]

- B -
  Blue Stinger
  Bust a Move 4 (*)

- C -
  Cannon Spike (~)
  Capcom Vs SNK
  Chu Chu Rocket
  Coaster Works
  Confidential Mission
  Conflict Zone
  Crazy Taxi
  Crazy Taxi 2

- D -
  Daytona USA 2001
  Dead Or Alive 2
  Dino Crisis (~)
  Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
  Dynamite Cop

- E -
  Ecco the Dolphin
  Evil Twin: Cyprens Chronicles

- F -
  Ferrari F355 Challenge
  Fighting Vipers 2
  Flogian Brothers Episode 1

- G -
  Grandia 2
  Gunbird 2 (~)

- H -
  Half Life
  Headhunter
  Hidden and Dangerous
  House of the Dead 2

- I -
 [none reported]

- J -
  Jet Set Radio

- K -
 [none reported]

- L -
  Legasy of Kain: Soul Reaver

- M -
  Marvel vs Capcom
  Marvel vs Capcom 2
  MDK2
  Metropolis Street Racer
  Mortal Kombat Gold
  Mr. Driller

- N -
 [none reported]

- O -
  Omikron: The Nomad Soul
  Outtrigger

- P -
  Phantasy Star Online
  Phantasy Star Online v2
  Planet Ring
  Powerstone
  Powerstone 2
  Pro Pinball Trilogy

- Q -
  Quake 3 Arena

- R -
  Rayman 2
  Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
  Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2
  Rez

- S -
  Samba De Amigo
  SEGA Bass Fishing
  SEGA GT
  SEGA Rally 2
  Sega World Wide Soccer 2000 Euro Edition
  Shenmue
  Shenmue II
  Snow Surfers
  Soldier of Fortune
  Sonic Adventure
  Sonic Adventure 2
  Sonic Shuffle
  Soul Calibur
  South Park Rally
  Space Channel 5
  Speed Devils
  Star Lancer
  Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike
  Street Fighter Alpha 3
  Super Runabout
  Suzuki Alstar Extreme Racing

- T -
  Tech Romancer
  Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  Tomb Raider Chronicles
  Tony Hawks Pro Skater
  Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
  Toy Commander
  Trickstyle

- U -
  Urban Chaos
  
- V -
  Virtua Fighter 3tb
  V Rally 2
  Virtua Striker 2
  Virtua Tennis
  Virtua Tennis 2

- W -
  Worms Armagedon
  Worms World Party
  WWF Royal Rumble

- X -
 [none reported]

- Y -
 [none reported]

- Z -
 [none reported]








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Games that boot with a black screen but have sound after using the switch trick
will not have a sympton in brackets.

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5.1 - NTSC
==========

  Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix
  Dance Dance Revolution Club Version
  Jikkyou Pawafuru Puro Yakyuu
  King of Fighters Evolution (~) (Resets Dreamcast after startup)
  Psycic Force 2012
  Rune Caster
  The Psychology Game
  Treasure Strike

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5.2 - PAL
=========

  Aerowings (~) (The screen becomes overstretched horizontaly, with lines)
  Bangai-O (~) (Boots to the 50/60hz selector screen, then black screen after)
  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (~) (Top half of screen only)
  Plasma Sword (~) (Top half of screen only)
  Railroad Tycoon 2 (~) (Occasionally it works but with effects like Aerowings)
  Resident Evil Code Veronica
  Sega World Wide Soccer 2000
  Skies of Arcadia


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The 'Switch Trick' is the commonly known method of forcing non-VGA compatable
games to work on the VGA monitor. Although it has proved success with a few
games, it does not work 100% of the time unfortunatly.

It works with all Dreamcast VGA links, aslong as it has a switch to switch
between using a VGA monitor and a TV. If you only have a basic wire which
connects the Dreamcast to a monitor and a pair of speakers, then I'm afraid
you will have to do it the harder method (and also the one that causes wear-
and-tear to your Dreamcast's video socket).

If you are using a VGA box with a TV switch, then continue to the next section.
If you are using a VGA link cable, or a VGA box without a TV switch, and you
still want to do it despite my warnings, then continue to section 6.2.

If the game works with the switch trick, then you should see the game start
up as it normally would. If however you just see a black screen, and you hear
the game running but can't see anything, then it does not work on the VGA
monitor, and I'm afraid you're going to have to play it on a TV.

=============
6.1 - VGA Box
=============

The easiest way is to turn your speakers/volume up when doing this, or you
you could choose to listen to your Dreamcast instead.

1 - Switch on the Dreamcast with the VGA box set to TV mode. Your VGA monitor
    should go into a sort of standby (usually by having its light in an orange
    colour instead of a green). If this is not the case and you actually see
    the Dreamcasts intro screen appear, then you have not set the Dreamcast to
    TV mode, and therefor you will need to turn off your Dreamcast, switch it
    to TV mode, then turn it back on again.


2 - Listen to the Dreamcasts intro screen. After it finishes playing it (when
    you stop hearing it), switch the VGA box to VGA mode.

    If you rather want to listen to your Dreamcast working instead of the 
    intro noise, then this is what you should listen for:
    When you switch it on, and it's checked the disc, you should hear your
    Dreamcasts CD motor speed up suddenly, then a beep. Once you hear that,
    switch your Dreamcast's VGA box to VGA mode.

    Within a few seconds of both methods your screen should switch from its
    standby mode and you should see the *Produced by or under licence SEGA...*
    screen.

====================
6.2 - VGA Link Cable
====================

1 - Connect the standard TV lead to your Dreamcast, then switch your
    Dreamcast on.


2 - When you switch it on, and it's checked the disc, you should hear your
    Dreamcasts CD motor speed up suddenly, then a beep. Once you hear that,
    switch your Dreamcast's TV lead to your VGA box/link.

I strongly recommend that you get a VGA box with a TV switch instead, as this
method wears out the Dreamcasts video socket.

                             
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Me, EAGamer/segagamer - For making this guide which many people have wanted
        for quite a while now :)
Jim Smallman, kevinski podoftimmy, spiffyone, game player s, theevilfunkster and
1mp0r7g4m3r...
        ...for adding games to the list.


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