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 | September 09, 2016

You may recall a post from earlier this year announcing that Toy Racer was now able to be played online via dial-up thanks to Luke Benstead and Jonas Karlsson who successfully reverse engineered the Dreamarena authentication software. Now in addition to Toy Racer, support for the PAL version of Quake III Arena has been added! This means players in Europe no longer have to purchase or burn a copy of the North American version to play online! While the PAL release still lacks support for the broadband adapter, it's still great to have the online functionality working once again.


DreamPi users will automatically connect to the correct server but everyone else will need to make sure their DNS server is set to 46.101.91.123. Once connected, choo...

By: pcwzrd13 | August 29, 2016

It's about time I got around to interviewing this guy! Luke Benstead a.k.a "Kazade" has become somewhat of a household name in the Dreamcast online community. He's the inventor of the fabulous DreamPi software which enables gamers to play online Dreamcast games much easier than with older, outdated methods. In addition to DreamPi, he's also created a fantastic website/service called Dreamcast Now which allows DreamPi users to see who's online and what game they're playing. Without a doubt, DreamPi and Dreamcast Now have given a big boost to the number of players taking advantage of the Dreamcast's built-in 56k/33k modem. As of just recently, Dreamcast Now has sneaked past 100 registered users and that number just keeps increasing...