Post Reply Dreamcast and The Beauty of emulation
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Source from WIkipedia:

The Dreamcast (ドリームキャスト, Dorīmukyasuto?, code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Sega's last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. An attempt to recapture the console market with a next-generation system, it was designed to supersede the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. Originally released sixteen months before the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and three years before the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox, the Dreamcast is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles. Dreamcast was widely hailed as ahead of its time, and is still held in high regard for pioneering online console gaming.[4] Nevertheless, it failed to gather enough momentum before the release of the PlayStation 2 in March 2000. Sega discontinued the Dreamcast in March 2001,[citation needed] and withdrew entirely from the console hardware business; however, support continued in Japan where consoles were still sold until 2006 and new licensed games were still being made by companies of the arcade market until 2007, as well as the huge and current worldwide support of the homebrew community.


My Opinion:

Dreamcast, in my opinion is a great console that just had such bad downfall which was really a new generation console around with PS2 and Xbox. It just didn't click with the audience added with bad publicity on Sega side. Aside from its bad history, there was some good with that, which a console that was the first to fully render beautifully with games like Sega Adventure leading this console to glory for a short period of time. I for one, still have my dreamcast in fully working condition playing all those emulated games,and used to act as my mp3 player. Now, I'm going show you places I used to visit and learn to play homebrew games or apps(although it just takes a cd-r blanks and a cd-r burner).

Heres my list, that I've found so far:

http://www.dcemulation.com/- the place where you can learn about Dreamcast emulation for homebrews though its all information in this site and no downloads here.

http://dreamcast.dcemu.co.uk/ - A place where its up to date on the dreamcast scene and has variety of tutorials on the dreamcast and also links on other systems.

http://segahub.org/smf/index.php - A place to get games for the dreamcast, just need follow their tutorial instruction posted in there site and download the game, burn and play the game

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