How the Sega Dreamcast Copy Protection Worked - And how it Failed | MVG

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Shared January 21, 2019

Did you know that the Sega Dreamcast had very sophisticated copy protection? I didn't either. But its true. The Dreamcast had excellent security measures in place. With the custom GD-ROM format that was not readable by any consumer PC CD and DVD drives at the time it seemed that the Dreamcast would be safe from haackers. That is until one fatal mistake caused the complete breakdown of the security measures.

And ultimately some say was part of the cause for the demise of the Sega Dreamcast.

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