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Cool Herders Full Playthrough

Posted by cube_b3 on Apr 23, 2016 at 9:39pm - 0 Comments


The legendary Tursi from Harmless Lion and lead developer of Cool Herders discovered that the indie Dreamcast game works flawlessly with a PC Emulator. So he decided to play the whole game from start to finish and offer us, his commentary.

The video contains spoilers, so it is recommended for those who have beaten the game. If you haven't, might want to finish the game first.

Nonetheless, it is nice to find a nice high res video of a Goat classic on the internet.

New Dreamcast Game

Posted by PH3NOM on Mar 25, 2016 at 9:20pm - 14 Comments

Whats up guys!

For those who are not familiar, myself(PH3NOM)(programmer) and Wilson(juguefre)(artist) have been working on a new game for the Dreamcast.

Initially, the engine was using the Quake III BSP for the level format.

However, due to inherent limitations in the Quake .map format, I have pushed the engine forward and created a new MAP format for the Dreamcast using QuadTree partitioning for the collision, with fast render meshes optimized for the Dreamcast hardware.

Everything you see here are assets created by juguefre and is our own copyright :-)

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This is no small feat; this model is some ~3.5k tris:
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We are still hard at work to create a final product, so please stay tuned!

DreamShell 4.0.0 RC4 released

Posted by |darc| on Feb 06, 2016 at 8:42am - 1 Comments
After a year and a half since the DreamShell 4.0.0 RC3 release, SWAT has released DreamShell 4.0.0 RC4. The source code has also been uploaded to GitHub.

DC-SWAT wrote:
The long-awaited update to DreamShell 4.0. This release should have taken place years ago, but unfortunately was postponed due to lack of time to fix all the issues. At least, I have brought it to working condition. The main issues have been fixed, but unfortunately there are still bugs. This release has been tested very little, so there may be some bugs I have not seen. Please report issues on the forum.

Dreamcast classic DUX 1.5 gets Collector's Edition rerelease

Posted by Christuserloeser on Jan 31, 2016 at 7:56am - 5 Comments

Hucast just announced a new limited Special Edition for their Dreamcast classic DUX 1.5. The style matches that of their Ghost Blade Collector's Edition and previous CEs by ngdevteam for GunLord, Fast Striker and NeoXYX. Should look rather neat on your shelf so grab it while it's hot!

https://hucastgames.wordpress.com/2016/ ... -x-copies/

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Site Moved to a New Host

Posted by |darc| on Jan 25, 2016 at 4:00am - 3 Comments

Yesterday, as many may have noticed, we had some maintenance downtime last night. Over the weekend I was busy migrating everyone from this site and its various subdomains over to a new host. This should give us faster speeds and allow us greater flexibility with the forums, the database for which being difficult to manage under our previous hosting.

At the moment, anyone with FTP access to parts of the site or any of its subdomains will find that their access does not work. I have a list of those who previously had access, and I'll be reaching out in the coming week to get that working again.

In addition, several of the subdomain sites (most of which have long been abandoned and are still up for historical reasons) have some old, broken code (e.g. using deprecated PHP functions that throw error messages, or have broken links due to being moved around a few times over the years), so I will be doing a review of these subdomains and their content over the coming week or two. Some of the content on these subdomains is still valuable, and some of them have files tucked away in their subdirectories that may be files of value.

The main site should be working fine, however; if you notice any weirdness, please reach out and let us know so that it can be fixed.

AVGN reviews Seaman on Dreamcast

Posted by Christuserloeser on Dec 27, 2015 at 6:00pm - 0 Comments

Wiki Temporarily Down

Posted by |darc| on Dec 06, 2015 at 2:51pm - 14 Comments

There some issues with the wiki at the moment, so it has been taken down until I can fix the issue. The forums will be available in the mean time.

DCEvolution SCUMM Fan Game Collection

Posted by MetaFox on Dec 01, 2015 at 8:13pm - 0 Comments

December is here, which means that we're knee deep in the holiday season. What better way to celebrate the holidays than firing up your Dreamcast with a new release from DC Evolution?

The SCUMM engine is one of the most famous engines used to create adventure games. It was used by LucasArts for all of their adventure games from Maniac Mansion to The Curse of Monkey Island, and in most of the Humongous Entertainment games until 2003. However, it's fame mostly comes from the popularity of the adventure game interpreter suite, ScummVM, which began in 2001 as a fan interpreter for the classic LucasArts adventures, and has since been expanded to include many other adventure games.

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Since 2008, it has been possible to create fan games that actually use the SCUMM engine, specifically that used by Day of the Tentacle. Two fan games have been released so far, Open Quest using the SCUMM compiler ScummC, and Indiana Jones and the Call of Thunder, using the other SCUMM compiler, ScummGen. The Indiana Jones and the Call of Thunder source code has been extended to a completely playable game for this collection.

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With the SCUMM Fan Game collection, you can now play both of these games on your Dreamcast. It's available to download now from the DC Evolution Sourceforge repository.

DC Evolution Returns With New Releases

Posted by MetaFox on Nov 17, 2015 at 5:58pm - 9 Comments

DC Evolution, the project dedicated to making CD image releases of the best homebrew Dreamcast games, demos, and apps out there, as well as the best movies, books, and more by pushing the capabilities of the great apps that have been made for the Dreamcast over the years, has finally returned after a three year hiatus.

DC Evolution has had a repository at Sourceforge since 2006, however the project was never moved there until now. The file upload functionality of Sourceforge has returned, so now seemed like the perfect time to bring DC Evolution back after a three year hiatus.

Unfortunately, it seems most of the releases have been lost to time, however a handful have been located and are available once again from DC Evolution's Sourceforge repository. If you have or know of the URL of any more DC Evolution releases that are still missing, please don't hesitate to get in contact (you can PM me here at DCEmulation, or leave a comment in this thread below) so they can be added back to the site.

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Of course, just bringing the site back wouldn't be enough, so in celebration of DCEvolution's return, here is a brand new CD image release: Animated Classics - Gulliver's Travels!

Fleischer Studios, later called Famous Studios after being acquired by Paramount, released Gulliver's Travels, one of the world's first cel-animated full length animated feature films in 1939, second only to Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Gulliver's Travels, which is based on Jonathan Swift's 18th century novel of the same name, is now in the public domain. The entire film has been included along with DCDivX by Mark Dukette on one Dreamcast CD image.

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Another brand new release has also been uploaded in the form of Soltys!

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In 1995, LK Avalon released a humorous adventure game named Soltys. It revolved around the Soltys, or head of the village, of Wachock. He had arranged a marriage for his slothful daughter, but when the marriage began, the groom to be ran away. So, the soltys of Wachock has to find him and bring him back.

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It has become a cult classic in Poland over the years since it's release on DOS 20 years ago. However, it never gained fame outside of Poland, as it never received a translation into other languages. Until now...

In 2011, LK Avalon made Soltys freeware and gave ScummVM permission to translate it into English and distribute it for free. This CD image includes the full English translated version and ScummVM, with Dream Inducer powering the menus, in one package.

Also, thanks to the efforts of Shinebi from the Assembler Games forum, many classic DC Evolution compilations have been uploaded to the DC Evolution Sourceforge repository as well.

Thanks so much to Shinebi for keeping and sharing these images, as the re-release of these DC Evolution images wouldn't be possible without those preservation efforts!

Making of Shenmue (1999, Japanese TV Special w/ subtitles)

Posted by Christuserloeser on Nov 11, 2015 at 3:06pm - 5 Comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbrSmqnegIk


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