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 ...

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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.

By: pcwzrd13 | February 13, 2017

Video of the Worms World Party Game Night UK on February 12th, 2017.

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By: pcwzrd13 | January 31, 2017

Sonic Adventure's Chao Daycare has been revived thanks to the efforts of Jial and Tyro of Dreamcast-Talk and Assembler Games who successfully reverse-engineered the feature over the last few months. The Chao Daycare allows players to share their digital pets with other players around the world. With this feature restored in addition to the website and World Rankings last year, many of Sonic Adventure's online components are now fully functional. If you wish to use any of the game's online features, simply set your Dreamcast's DNS to 46.101.91.123. No need to do this if you're using DreamPi as it will be automatic.


Here's how to upload a Chao:


1. Go the the Chao Transporter in the game's Chao Garden.

2. Highlight a VMU and press and hold Y+A...

By: pcwzrd13 | January 27, 2017

This last year has seen the online Dreamcast scene explode in popularity due in no small part to Luke Benstead's DreamPi and the many games that have been brought back online thanks to the efforts of Shuouma and Petter3k. Thanks to these amazing members of the community, we know have a total of 12 games that can be played online on our lovable little box of Dreams. So which one of these games is your favorite? Over 200 votes have been counted and tallied to find out. Here are the top 5 online Dreamcast games of 2017!

By: pcwzrd13 | January 23, 2017

Video of the PBA Bowling 2001 Game Night UK on January 22nd, 2017.

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By: pcwzrd13 | January 19, 2017

Visual Concepts is probably most well known for the Dreamcast's excellent 2K sports series but towards the end of the Dreamcast's lifespan, they went off in an entirely new, non-sports-related direction. Floigan Bros. and Ooga Booga were released in late 2001 and slipped under the radar for a lot of gamers who were moving on to other consoles. This doesn't mean they were bad games by any stretch of the imagination, they just had bad timing. In fact, these two games are some of my favorites on the system. They both have an entirely unique style and concept (pardon the pun) that I have yet to see in any other games to this day. To me, they represent the main reason I love the Dreamcast so much: the quirky, fun, and unique library of games. Se...

By: pcwzrd13 | January 12, 2017

It's poll time again! In April of last year I asked you what your favorite online Dreamcast game was, but since then we've had five new games brought back online and the number of online players has increased substantially. Bringing these factors into consideration, I'm sure the results today would be much different. So let's find out! Tell us what your favorite online Dreamcast game is! The poll will stay open for two weeks.

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By: pcwzrd13 | January 08, 2017

Today I would like to bring to your attention a major issue facing our world today... the crazy number of people that haven't set their Dreamcast Now username! Are you one of these people? If you are, let me ask you one question: Do you want to continue being a nobody? Just some schmoe that plays Dreamcast games online and doesn't have the courage to shout their name out to the world? I implore you, don't be a nobody! Be a somebody! Be anybody! I don't care! It's time to tell the world who you are!


Alright, so with that inspirational speech out of the way, let's get down to the brass tacks. How do you set your Dreamcast Now username? Well it's rather simple. The first thing you need to do is find out your DreamPi's IP address. To do this, ...

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Tags: tutorial, dreamcast now 

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