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.

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 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 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, ...

Category: News 

Tags: tutorial, dreamcast now 

By: pcwzrd13 | January 03, 2017

Is there a better way to start off the new year than another online Dreamcast game being resurrected? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Worms World Party is online once again thanks to the amazing Mr. Karlsson! Efforts to try and get this game back online have been going on for a long time now. Just getting to the game lobby proved to be fairly simple but actually being able to start a game was something else entirely. Fortunately we have a genius in out midst in the form of Shuouma who managed to finally track down the final piece of the puzzle. The game is now fully playable online and it's awesome! I must once again give a huge thanks to Jonas for reviving yet another piece of online gaming history! Who knows what the rest of 2017 wi...

By: pcwzrd13 | January 02, 2017

Rankings for The Next Tetris: Online Edition and Alien Front Online have been added to the site! A big shout-out and thank you to Shuouma for hosting the ranking data so that it could be embedded here. See how you stack up against the competition by selecting the game under the "Leaderboards" menu.

By: pcwzrd13 | December 20, 2016

Have questions about getting your Dreamcast online? No problem! Check out the new FAQ page which will answer the most common questions about connecting your Dreamcast to the internet. I'll be updating this page with more questions and answers as I think of them but I think I've covered most of the basics. If you have any suggestions on what to add, feel free to let me know in the comments.

Category: News 

Tags: site changes, faq 

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