After months and months of delays and problems we finally have good news about the Dreamcast Demo Disc #01: In exactly 4 weeks the production will start and you will be able to get it about 5 weeks at Lik-Sang.
First I want to make a call-out for all programmers who wants to see their game / app / demo / whatever on the disc, please send it to us until end this month!! I also prepered some kind of FAQ for the DDD#01 if you don't have a clue what it's all about...
What is the Dreamcast Demo Disc #01?
It's a kind of compilation of the best Dreamcast games / applications / demos / emulators / interpreters which run directly on the Dreamcast. This compilation will be released on a high quality silver CD-ROM, 2.000 pcs. will be produced and it's a free gift for every Dreamcast order at Lik-Sang.
What's the goal of this compilation?
Of course to give the people out there straight fun with YOUR software. We also hope to reach gamers who haven't ever be in touch with the scene or doesn't have an internet connection or a CD burner.
I heard you had an agreement with some bands that will appear with some songs on the disc as well, tell me more about it.
Indeed, the Austrian ska punk band "J*A*N feat. U.D.S.S.R." (http://www.janfeatudssr.com
) will be present with three songs as well as L-Dopa, a German modern jazz pop with their latest complete album! Some other bands and tracks will propably follow, but we can't tell you anymore about it yet. If you're asking yourself why there are those tracks on the disc, don't forget that we have a MP3 / OGG player on the disc and that there's a swap disc feature in Feet of Fury... *winks*
Will it have a case or plastic slipcase?
We haven't decided that yet, but we try to get a case so that it perfectly fits into your Dreamcast game collection.
I want to be on the disc as well, can I send you my two color pong clone?
Sorry to be this honest now, but because there are so many "simple" games out there and the space on the disc is very limited, we can't promise you to add your software as well. Don't be mad at us, but we want to offer the customers out there only the best stuff, so a two colored pong clone, or a production without sound won't fit on the CD unfortunately.
I want to have my software on your disc, what to do?
Just send me an email at max (AT) dreamcast-scene (DOT) com and we're talking about everything else.
I want to offer your my production but I want to see big bucks for it!!
I am sorry but we aren't a big company which can throw the money out of the window. In fact we have a very small budget and we're rely to the help of our supporters and you of course.
What do I have to pay attention to if I want to send you my software?
It has to run on a NTSC J, NTSC US and PAL Dreamcast without any problems or limitations. A 50/60 Hz mode is NOT a must because most people in Europe does have a 60 Hz television and it's a standard in Europe for a long time.
My program is very buggy, can it go on the disc at well?
Those are unique decisions. To be honest it isn't very enjoyable to have a buggy version but we find a solution for sure.
My program is written with the official Katana development kit, can I...
...no way!! Please only 100% legal productions.
Will I be famous if I would support you with my software?
Haha... well... yeah of course... but serious: The TV station "NBC Europe" agreed to show the Dreamcast Demo Disc #01 and it's content for at least 15 minutes and we also got some new international press contacts, so it would not be that surprising if you would see an article about it in videogame magazines.