Visual Memory Unit
|Visual Memory Unit|
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The Visual Memory Unit, or VMU for short, was the memory card used for the Dreamcast, although a better description would be "a primordial Arduino".
Marketed as a memory card, it had a display that could be used for in-game features and basic memory management. With the help of extras inside game discs and the Dreamcast's bustling online scene, you could run games and applications on it.
The trouble was that the VMU loved clock batteries, so much so that the Dreamcast wanted to eat the cake and keep it whole. You better have batteries lying arou-BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
Present at 0x14BE in the BIOS, alongside some build info.
Visual Memory Produced By or Under License From SEGA ENTERPRISES,LTD. Version 1.004,1998/09/30,315-6208-01,SEGA Visual Memory System BIOS Produced by Sue