By: pcwzrd13 | June 10, 2017

Do you like free stuff? Do you like things that you don't have to pay for? Do you like receiving things for no charge whatsoever? If you've answered yes to any of those redundant questions then you've come to the right place! Recently I acquired a fantastic piece of modern technology called a "3D Printer" and utilizing this machine I've made a custom (read: modified an existing :-P) case for your Raspberry Pi B+/2/3. It's a nice slim case with the DreamPi logo embossed on the top and comes in either black or white (your choice if you happen to win it). If you'd like to be the owner of this beautiful looking designer case, simply leave a comment below (making sure you enter a valid email address in the "Email Id" box) and...

By: pcwzrd13 | May 19, 2017

The Dreamcast is well known for being the first video game console to be internet-ready out-of-the-box thanks to its built-in modem. This was a huge part of Sega's strategy for their little gray box. They wanted to connect gamers all around the world and allow them to play Dreamcast together, regardless of whether they were in the same room or on opposite sides of the planet. While the Dreamcast was first and foremost a gaming machine, Sega wanted it to be even more than that. For many families the Dreamcast provided their first portal to the world wide web. Sega made connecting to the internet a breeze with easy-to-use web browsing software and keyboard and mouse peripherals to make navigation as natural as it would be on a desktop PC.

By: pcwzrd13 | May 03, 2017

Shuouma has released the source code for all the servers he's coded to date; this includes the server software for Planet Ring, ChuChu Rocket!, PBA Tour Bowling 2001, Starlancer, The Next Tetris, and Maximum Pool (master server). This software has been released as open source under the MIT license and can be freely used, copied, modified, or distributed. This is a huge step in making sure all the games revived so far will be online for as long as the internet still exists. Long live Dreamcast!


All the source code can be found on the new Server Software page in addition to any other Dreamcast server software and/or source code that has been released to date.

By: pcwzrd13 | May 02, 2017

Video of the Starlancer Game Night on April 26th, 2017.

Category: Video 

Tags: starlancer, video 

By: pcwzrd13 | April 28, 2017

The amount of games that can be played online on our precious Dreamcasts has increased significantly over the last few years. This is due in large part to a man known as Jonas Karlsson, better known as Shuouma around most parts of the internet. Some may call him a magician but I think that may be selling him short. Shuouma is responsible for reviving four online games in just the last year; these games include ChuChu Rocket!, The Next Tetris, PBA Tour Bowling 2001, and Worms World Party. Not only that but he played a huge part in helping Petter3k with Alien Front Online and released improved and more stable servers for Planet Ring and Starlancer. I think it's safe to say that Dreamcast fans owe this man a huge thanks!


So who is Jonas Karlss...

By: pcwzrd13 | April 14, 2017

Video of the Planet Ring Game Night on April 12th, 2017.

Category: Video 

Tags: video, planet ring 

By: pcwzrd13 | March 27, 2017

Something I've been wanting to do for a while now is track down all the Dreamcast's DLC and make it available all in one place. With the recent "release" of all the DLC for Floigan Bros., this made me all the more determined to make this dream a reality! Well, I've finally done it! While I don't yet have every bit of Dreamcast DLC ever released, I've managed to put together the internet's largest and most complete collection of Dreamcast DLC. Currently you can find DLC for 4x4 Evolution, ChuChu Rocket!, Crazy Taxi 2, Dynamite Cop, Floigan Bros., Phantasy Star Online, Metropolis Street Racer, Rayman 2, Samba de Amigo (incl. Ver. 2000), Skies of Arcadia, Sonic Adventure 1/2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Zombie Revenge. I'll cont...

Category: News 

Tags: dlc, archive 

By: pcwzrd13 | March 12, 2017

Kazade has given Dreamcast Now a complete makeover (designed by yours truly)! The new version features screenshot backgrounds that show the current / last game played, cover art for recently played games, and red/green highlighted avatars to indicate online status. In addition, the site now hides players that haven't been online in the last 60 days; this along with other tweaks has significantly decreased the website's load time. There are still some additional tweaks coming in the future including the return of player ranks and a total player count that includes inactive players.


If you have any feedback or suggestions, be sure to hit up @kazade on Twitter.

Category: News 

Tags: dreampi, kazade, dreamcast now 

By: pcwzrd13 | March 10, 2017

It's been 16 years since the game's release but for the first time ever, all 12-months of timed DLC for Visual Concept's Floigan Bros. has been released! For those of you unfamiliar with the DLC for Floigan Bros., they were monthly downloads called FMTs (Fun Moigle Things) that added things to the game like outfits for Moigle, goodies in the mailbox, and on one occasion (April) a brand new mini game. Previously only the January "Knitted Hat" DLC was archived online but thanks to help from the original developers and a little hackery, all the DLC has been found! As it turns out, the DLC was already contained on the disc and just needed to be unlocked. This was done back in the day via a save file that was downloaded to the VMU and ...

Category: News 

Tags: visual concepts, floigan bros, dlc 

By: pcwzrd13 | February 23, 2017

Having trouble getting your Dreamcast online? Can't connect or getting errors with a certain game? Check out the new Troubleshooting page! This new page covers many of the most common issues people have. The troubleshooting is targeted mostly towards DreamPi users but some of it applies to other connection methods as well. I'm sure I'll be adding more to it in the future but I think I've covered most of the basics. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

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