Finally, FINALLY I found the proper 64DD_IPL.bin file… there are 5 version of this file and the one you need is the hardest to find hahaha. The prototype US version was easier to find even…
Anyway, I’ve now got N64DD games booting up - but I noticed that the BIOS boot screen vanishes extremely fast. I have to assume this is because it takes basically no time to load the game compared to a real DD system.
Which leads me to my 3 questions.
1.) Is there anyway to make it so it doesn’t insta-load the DD game? This may sound silly, but I feel it’s doing a disservice to preserving the DD if it just auto-skips this sequence. Imagine never being able to see the full dreamcast, playstation, or gamecube boot screens - and you can kind of see what I mean.
2.) This is probably an impossible idea, but is there any-way to force the DD Boot screen? Like, if I was to play Goldeneye, have the BIOS boot play anyway? I just think it would be really really cool to have an option like that - as every other system of it’s time had a full boot sequence.
3.) Some time back there was a discussion about hooking up ‘special loading’ into this system for DD expansion discs. So that you could load the F-Zero X exansion, for example. Was that ever hooked up? If so, how do I go about using it?