Stayin’ Alive, contd.

UPDATE: Here’s a full list of the countries I can ship to as of 2020-05-25. If your country is not on this list then shipping is not possible at this time. Note, delivery times might be longer than usual.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UK
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Vatican

 

UPDATE: I can now ship to Italy, and Canada via airmail. Please pay attention to your PayPal account. Oh, actually, Netherlands and Switzerland are also in the green now. It’s hard to  keep track but rest assured I’m going through the list and will catch up soon.

Status update: I can now ship to a handful of EU/Schengen countries, most notably Germany and France. Also Belgium, Finland, Hungary and Romania.

However Italy and Spain are still no-go, same goes for UK. I can’t ship anything to USA or Canada either, other than by sea and as a bulk mail, so that’s out of question. There are some other options for those two countries like courier services but the prices are higher (about 20 USD) and I’d have to declare full value for insurance purposes so you’d be paying import taxes or customs fees. Still looking into it.

Shipping to other countries is not possible at this time. Please don’t ask me when that’s going to change, I have no idea.

EDIT: Note, I have no control over delivery times and I expect those to be longer. Postal office workers were very particular about stamping a legible date so possibly some of my letters will undergo a quarantine in the destination country.

And a word of explanation because I’ve got a few emails about it – no, CDI is not a preferred format for all my ODEs. I’ve seen a lof of people “trying to help” by suggesting the images be converted to CDI first if something doesn’t work. Don’t do that.

CDI is pretty much required for Dreamcast homebrew and MIL-CDs, especially for Bleem! – but that’s because most rips were done that way as CDI had good multi-session support and stored pregap data for all tracks. Other systems however don’t use multisession CDs (and support for those is generally better today as well) so CloneCD or Alcohol 120% images are fine. So are single-track ISO or BIN images.

Other than GDI, CDI was the go-to format on Dreamcast so obviously it was the first thing I supported on other ODEs but support for CCD and MDS/MDF was added years ago. In fact if I had to pick a “preferred” format it would be CloneCD.

So, TL;DR: On Dreamcast stick to GDIs, or CDIs for non-game / MIL-CD rips. On other consoles/ODEs you can still use CDIs, sure, but actually CCD is a better idea.