I have been trying to enable every console I have with the power of the PS360+ including my beloved Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.
One issue I ran into was using the save files on the Dreamcast VMU! As you know this is necessary for MVC2 due to the character unlocks. The Dreamcast games will play with ps360+ sure, no problem, but you can’t save.
There was talk of PS360 VMU support back in 2012, perhaps an add-on PCB but I haven’t seen any updates or products yet. Let me know if you know of any!
In the meantime, tonight I stumbled on a way forward that I thought I should share in case anyone was sitting on the fence about buying one of these ingenious little devices but feared the lack of Dreamcast VMU support or if you are already on the band wagon but were miffed about your lost DC progress.
Converters are obviously the first stop and there is one that can be bought and used today!
If you set up your PS360+ 2.1 with firmware 1.5 or higher, your Saturn can only be supported by disconnecting your stick’s home guide button and instead connecting that screw terminal to the JST header pin 6 (as detailed in their pdf).
I support you doing this step anyways and having some fun with Saturn’s X-Men VS Street Fighter. But here’s the bonus, now you can use Saturn to Dreamcast adapters! and some have VMU capabilities built-in!
So, tonight I was able to play Marvel VS Capcom 2 in all its pixelated glory and SAVE my progress!
I used the Total Control 3 (Saturn Compatible Controller Adapter for DC with VMU SLOT) which can be found at Play-Asia play-asia.com/total-control-3-paOS-13-49-en-70-46.html and Sega Saturn Controller extension cords can still be found on Amazon. There is no lag to worry about either.
I have had fun and been successful making my own RJ-45 compatible controller cables, so don’t be worried that pre-packaged Saturn cables aren’t available from aki-shop. I used the Platinum Tools 100011C EZ-RJ45 Cat 6+ Combo and a regular crimp tool. time and patience will see you through.
This was a TRIUMPH!
please post with other PS360+ Dreamcast VMU suggestions or options you have found work well!