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Offline odin

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Weeee, got me a Dreamcast.
« on: June 05, 2004, 05:25:47 PM »
I've spotted a neat little Dreamcast on EBay which is atm going quite cheaply with 1 day to go.

I'd like to know what the going rate for a Dreamcast/controller/several game usually is. Round the 50EUR mark?

And what the heck is a 'Dreamkey' ?

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2004, 05:48:38 PM »
Can you run Linux and WinUAE on it ???

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004, 05:52:25 PM »
I think so......

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2004, 06:23:19 PM »
you can run linux on dreamcast - nothing fancy though, too slow to be usable and no ram left after boot up

its biggest attraction as a console atm is that it is the only reasonably specced console that sports a cd-rom (dubbed GD-ROM because it supports larger capacities) - which enables the average user to just burn software and play around with it..

some its games are amazing, even by todays standards

it would make a good candidate for UAE, but noone has ported it yet. Having said that a bunch of guys over at
www.dcemu.co.uk have recently announced (about a month ago) that they are working on a universal M68000-compatible emulator to support software from Amiga 500s, Atari STs and early Macintoshes...whether this materialises we will have to wait and see

There was someone here a while ago that claimed to have booted Workbench on dreamcast, or was it PS2?

 
 

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2004, 07:41:42 PM »
Dreamcast....  :-?  :cry:  :pissed:

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2004, 08:55:05 PM »
They're quite nice little machines, 200MHz & 16Mb of memory. Dream Key is a disk for the old web browser - unfortunately it's locked into their (discontinued) phone numbers ... it was quite usable with a mouse & keyboard :-)
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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2004, 08:58:01 PM »
Any way to hook an ethernet port to em?

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2004, 09:16:08 PM »
I have the disk for the Dreamcast web browser, the disk is from 1999, and it lets me configure my own ISP.  I remember setting it up for mine and then a friend's up north so I could check my e-mail.
 

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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2004, 09:39:05 PM »
Yes a very good machine esp games such as shenmue 1&2,headhunter aswell as all the rest.Yes i had freeserve isp running through the sega dreamkey disk and worked well for me until my amiga was ready as that was all i had for the net.
I used mine so much that it burnt out lol but i bought another from a shop for £25 which was a bargain since i bought the first one brand new when it came out.But yeah great machines....
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Offline Linchpin

Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2004, 09:40:52 PM »
AFAIK there were 2 versions of "DreamKey"

The PAL UK version didnt allow you to change the settings, whereas the US version of the same disk did! Roll on Chu Chu rocket via NTLworld :-)
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Offline Gav

Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2004, 09:44:04 PM »
The uk version was able to have your settings for your isp as i have the disk.If i remember correct it was dreamkey 3 which was the last version and you had to order online from sega europe..So yes the uk version could be configured..
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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2004, 09:44:32 PM »
I had DreamKey 1.5, IIRC in the UK you had a choice of 2 numbers or something, but it had to go through Sega's server.

They came with a 33.6k modem as standard, but in Japan a handful of Ethernet cards were sold (ultra rare now).  They also had a serial port with a proprietary plug, with some games capable of linkup.

There were some very good games, and 50 Es for a working one with some games is about right.

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Offline Gav

Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2004, 09:46:01 PM »
It was a free disk for the last remaning users of the dreamcast before sega shut down its dreamcast chat rooms in feb 2003.
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Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2004, 09:57:31 PM »
Any way to hack a harddisk or something to these? I saw something about Sega planned on doing a ZIP drive for it....?

(I'm thinking noiseless (?) MP3 player/DivX player et al here :-)).

What about the copying possibilities for it, it uses some weird 1,2 gig CD-ROM format or something?

Offline Gav

Re: Dreamcast, what's the going rate for em.
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2004, 09:59:36 PM »
Yeah there is mp3 players on it and i think mpg player also???Quake 1 and half life are also around there on the net.
Its emulation of sega megadrive/genesis is pretty good also but mame just kills it really.
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