Can't access ResetEra from Sega Dreamcast...

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No, it didn't. The "windows CE compatibility" was nothing but a set of libraries that was included in this SDK:



Like less than a handful of games total in the entire library used this. Sega actually sought out microsoft to put the "compatible with Windows CE" logo on the DC for marketing reasons. The Dreamcast was in no way compatible with Windows CE, nor did it run anything close to Windows CE. There is nothing microsoft inside the dreamcast at all.

Source: I have written the literal book on Dreamcast programming.

Anywho:



Squid installed, about to play around with this.
 

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the original Famicom had a modem peripheral in Japan didn't it? Is able to connect to anything at all in anyway?

Hah would assume not but i have no idea. And i really need a way to check how my 80's japanese stock market shares are trading.
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
I love you with all of my heart.
 

Zan

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any japanese folks here that can try and see if the N64DD works, or was that limited time only internet.
 

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Downloading saves straight from the browser direct to your VMU was the greatest feature ever
 

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There was this cool website to go to on the Dreamcast to download stuff to your VMU. I totally forget what it was called but what a cool time.
 

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Before I really knew how the internet worked at all I tried to connect my dreamcast to it. You know, wirelessly, as you do. This was in 2000 mind you.
 
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Downloading saves straight from the browser direct to your VMU was the greatest feature ever
They also released this tool back in the day where you could make animations and really simple games for your VMU on your PC, then either email them to yourself so you could download them onto your dreamcast, or upload them to a website that hosted lots of them back in the day.

About a year ago I wrote a small tetris application for the VMU, too, in pure assembly as part of my book on Dreamcast programming. The VMU is extremely interesting tech. The way you draw to the screen is fucking bizarre. More capable a machine than most realize.

The CPU for the VMU is called the Sega Potato, btw, which I love.
 
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Lol I just text messaged one of my friends who attended the "party" with me that night and relayed the story of this topic, then shot him a pic of my new tag. He's cracking up lol.
 
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There was this cool website to go to on the Dreamcast to download stuff to your VMU. I totally forget what it was called but what a cool time.
They also released this tool back in the day where you could make animations and really simple games for your VMU on your PC, then either email them to yourself so you could download them onto your dreamcast, or upload them to a website that hosted lots of them back in the day.
Pretty sure we're talking about the same tool and place. IIRC the tool was from the DC Magazine in the US? And they printed the website? I remember there being a bunch of really cool stick figure fighting animations. Remember when those were big?
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
 

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AWeb doesn't work either. About to try netscape:



yes, back in my day, you had to drive to the store and pay money for your webbrowser...
That’s only because you wanted to spring for the fancy version apparently. I don’t remember getting that though maybe my dad did, but I think I’d have seen the box laying around.
 

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Got me some mad insomnia atm, and it feels like my brain woke up just so I can look at this thread.

Glorious.
 
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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
That's quite the story.
 
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I'm posting in my office right now and my DC is all the way across my condo in the bedroom and I can still hear the disc drive occasionally spinning up as it loads a new screensaver graphic.

It sounds like a torque wrench lol.
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.


How has no one else done this yet?
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
Lmfaoooo
 

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God, young internet was so much fun.

Well, no... it wasn't. But it sure was interesting.
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
 
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Our previous family PC was right out in the living room, like right out in the open. The way our house was set up, all the rooms fed into the living room which then fed into the dining room, the family room, the kitchen, etc. That means from every single bedroom in the house, if anybody walked out, they instantly saw the family PC.

Do you know how nerve wracking that is, to be 14 and right in the thick of puberty and that being your only outlet to nudity? I of course dared it, but it was like dancing with the devil. The Sega Dreamcast was a gift from god.
 

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I'm going to sleep now. When I wake up and come back to this topic, I hope to see some good news.
Don't let me down resetera.

And Congrats for the tag OP.
 

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When I got my dreamcast, we ran a 56k phone line across the house and into my room, giving me FINALLY porno in a room where I could lock the door.

The first weekend I had my DC, I legitimately hosted a porno party with some friends who spent the night. It was... awkward.

But damn we abused the shit out of the zoom button in the browser.
Sounds like my kind of party