Shenmue US

vbt

Staff member
I've bought Shenmue 1 US and I use a DC Euro. The game doesn't boot even if I use the boot disc, it is stuck at 95%. So can someone tell me what I need to use to plays this US game on my Euro DC ?

PS : I don't want to modify my console with modchip or switch.
 
If you're saying 95% are you referring to the Utopia Bootdisc (sorry for my ignorance, but I never needed to use a bootdisc). If yes, you probably should try an Action Replay/Game Genie.
 

vbt

Staff member
Yes I was talking about Utopia boot disc
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it worked fine for other original jap games and US games but not for Shenmue
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The utopia boot disc never managed to properly switch refresh rate for me. But the Gameshark CDX does. You should give it a try, even that my situation is a bit different (I have a brazillian DC that some games insist in detecting as 50Hz PAL, instead of 60HZ PALM, and I need the gameshark to force them into NTSC).
 
Yeah it's 10 quid, but DC-X works fine as well. Had it for two years and it's never failed to get any American/Japanese DC games to work.
 

Dud

Established Member
I have the same exact problem, only the opposite. I have a US Dreamcast, and I'm trying to get a PAL Shenmue to boot on it. I'm using the Utopian Boot Disc 1.1 and it stops at 95% just like he says.

Before I buy a Gameshark/Action Replay is it a sure thing that they will boot this game? I used to have a Gameshark CD-X, and I had no idea it booted imports (otherwise I probably would have kept it).

*EDIT* I found a Gameshark Lite (same as GS CD-X, but doesn't come with the CDX memory card) for $8 on eBay and it boots up Shenmue from different region, no problem. :cheers I guess Utopian Boot Disc was made to load backups and other software not on GD-ROM. Gameshark/Action Replay was designed to load imports.
 
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