By: pcwzrd13 | July 04, 2017

Connecting your Dreamcast to the internet just got a whole lot more elegant and stylish! Today I'm introducing a brand new product to the Dreamcast Live Shop: the Dreamcast Live USB Modem!

It may not look all that special at first glance but inside that sharp looking silver case there's an integrated line voltage inducer! That's right, gone are the days of using a line voltage inducer cable! Everything is neatly tucked away inside the modem casing and it's all powered by a single USB port. Starting today, these modems will be for sale in the shop for $29.99. Not to worry if you already bought a Dell or Lenovo USB modem; you can trade it in and get a $10 discount.


I should note that these USB modems have not yet been tested with a PAL Dreamcast. I'm working on getting it tested but in the meantime, they're only guaranteed to work on NTSC-U and NTSC-J region Dreamcasts. However, if you have a PAL Dreamcast, you do have the option of importing a US or Japanese Dreamcast modem for use with this USB modem.


In addition to these modems being sold outright, they will also be included with all future DreamPi kits. That's not the only new addition to the DreamPi kit though; Pi 3 kits now also include custom 3D printed cases! These cases are available in both black and white.

But wait! That's not all! Call now and... errr... sorry. Ahem, DreamPi kits now also include full instructions in the box to get you started. This in addition to the removal of the line voltage inducer should make everything more user-friendly than ever! My hope is that this will bring even more people into the wonderful world of Dreamcast online gaming.

Comments:

Have to wait:(

Posted on : August 30, 2017

This is awesome and perfect I will be purchasing the best kit after basic/ait . Spring 2018 to set this all up. Specifically for phantasy star online. Please still be online in march/April. Lol


pcwzrd13

Posted on : July 15, 2017

@Wilco Hopefully this'll convince him! :-)


Wilco

Posted on : July 15, 2017

This is amazing. My friends been put off before due to the line voltage 'hassle' but I'm going to forward this to him. Great job @pcwzrd13


pcwzrd13

Posted on : July 09, 2017

@SegaFan93 What Xiden said. :-)


Xiden

Posted on : July 09, 2017

@Segafan93 that is correct :) it should have the lvi built in


SegaFan93

Posted on : July 09, 2017

I have a DLE=200B line simulator. With the Dreamcast Live USB modem, does that mean that the line simulator is no longer needed?


Austin

Posted on : July 07, 2017

Sounds really cool! I will have to get this


mistamontiel

Posted on : July 06, 2017

It's .. it's beautiful !!!

n1


Xiden

Posted on : July 06, 2017

@pcwzrd13 Awesome!


pcwzrd13

Posted on : July 05, 2017

@Xiden On it! Been meaning to make an updated video for a while. :-)


itsstillthinking1999

Posted on : July 05, 2017

@pcwzrd13 Thats amazing! I never would have guessed 6 years ago when i first got online with my dreamcast that there would reach that kind of number!


Xiden

Posted on : July 05, 2017

I think you should make a new dream pi video featuring this product. I think it will show how super easy it is to get online :) Also could include router dmz/port fwding info.


pcwzrd13

Posted on : July 04, 2017

@itsstillthinking1999 I've sold quite a few but I'm not sure of an exact number. According to Dreamcast Now, there are 200+ active players. I believe the total including players that haven't been active within the last 60 days is over 500.


itsstillthinking1999

Posted on : July 04, 2017

Looks like it would fit very well with that limited edition silver Dreamcast! Great work pc! one question out of curiosity how many dreampi's have you sold? just wondering how many users are out there


Leonidas

Posted on : July 04, 2017

Bravo man! That is very cool!


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