Dumping GD-ROMs

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Dumping GD-ROMs can be done using a Dreamcast console with a Serial SD card adapter, Broadband adapter, or LAN adapter. Alternative, special models of PC drives can be disassembled and modified to dump GD-ROMs with the proper software and technique.

If you have a Broadband Adapter, the simplest way is using httpd-ack (download). If you are using an SD card adapter, use SDRip (download). Do not use Dreamshell for dumping GD-ROMs as the ripper software in Dreamshell is unreliable.

Methods for dumping and types of discs possible to dump
Dreamcast
with Broadband/LAN adapter
Dreamcast
with serial SD card adapter
Dreamcast
with IDE/CF drive
Computer
with special DVD-ROM drive
Retail GD-ROM Yes, using httpd-ack Yes, using SDRip Yes, but DreamShell dumps unreliable Yes, using Redump method
GD-R
(3-track style)
Yes, with System Disc 2, OR
Yes, with simple swap trick
Yes, with System Disc 2, OR
Yes, with simple swap trick
Yes, with System Disc 2, OR
Yes, with simple swap trick
(but DreamShell dumps unreliable)
No
GD-R
(>3 tracks with audio)
Yes, with System Disc 2, OR
Yes, with complicated swap trick
Yes, but only with System Disc 2 Yes, but only with System Disc 2
(but DreamShell dumps unreliable)
No