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'''Source:''' [http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106692 DCemu UK forums]
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106692 DCemu UK forums]
  
==Fun with OS X 10.5 + GLX==
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==lxdream WIP - Fun with OS X 10.5 + GLX==
 
Posted by [[User:Maturion|Maturion]] 09:54, 21 April 2008 (CDT)
 
Posted by [[User:Maturion|Maturion]] 09:54, 21 April 2008 (CDT)
  
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'''Source:''' [http://www.lxdream.org/news/archives/43 lxdream.org]
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.lxdream.org/news/archives/43 lxdream.org]
 
==Segagaga translation project update: needs translation help==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 13:07, 20 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
Omar Cornut of [http://www.smspower.org SMS Power!] and [http://www.smspower.org/meka/ MEKA] fame has [http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106582 posted an update on DCEmu UK] regarding some [http://forums.insertcredit.com/viewtopic.php?t=10100 progress] on the [http://Adilegian.1up.com Segagaga translation].
 
 
Based on James Howell's request of tools/programmers for the Segagaga translation,
 
I've gathered a teams of guys who are working on this.
 
 
http://forums.insertcredit.com/viewtopic.php?t=10100
 
 
James' has been not helpful so far (busy etc) and we need actual translated data
 
to progress, right now the guys will likely be halted. In the past weeks they made
 
toolset to extract all game text, inject it back (in separate file or in executable),
 
stored as Ascii to save memory, code modified to manipulate and convert Ascii
 
text, code modified to scale font size as requested by James, etc.
 
 
Does anybody knows the original programmer on this project?
 
Can anybody provide translation data so we can evaluate memory consumption of english data?
 
 
Anybody interested in doing work on this would be welcome.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106582 DCEmu UK Forums]
 
 
==lxdream development: Fun with OS X 10.5 + GLX==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 12:40, 20 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
Nathan Keynes has posted an update regarding Mac OS X support on his Linux-based Dreamcast emulator, lxdream.
 
 
The good news is that I now have regular access to a mac again, and it’s actually
 
fairly up-to-date (ie it’s running 10.5). So as a result, I have to say I’m stunned
 
that other people have managed to get as far as they did - as far as I can see,
 
Apple seems to have broken GLX pretty thoroughly[0].
 
 
So I’ve done 3 things:
 
 
-- Fixed the crashes at least, with glx, and generally fixed up the configure script
 
for 10.5. I’ve probably broken it for 10.4 though. Which raises the question - is
 
anyone actually trying to use lxdream on 10.4?
 
-- Added support for the native GTK port w/ NSGL. This actually works fairly
 
nicely. Unfortunately the only binary I can find for GTK/Quartz is provided by
 
macports, and the font support is broken at the moment (ie completely missing).
 
If anyone actually manages to build it from source… do let me know
 
-- Started implementing a (fairly minimal) native cocoa UI. Well I was always going
 
to do this eventually, I just hadn’t been planning to do it _now_.
 
 
In unrelated news, pulseaudio support is now in, along with spanish and italian
 
translations (thanks to segnini75 and ghost22)
 
 
[0] So far I’ve noticed: It’s restricted to 16-bit depth buffers, has various other
 
regressions from 10.4, creating a context with fbconfig crashes the app,
 
glSecondaryColorPointerEXT fails if given a size = 4 (and lead to a crash),
 
not to mention the libGL link cycle issue…
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.lxdream.org/news/ lxdream.org]
 
 
==law56ker's nxDoom Collection released==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 15:25, 19 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
law56ker has released a huge collection of Doom mods and total conversions, running on nxDoom, on 2 CDs.
 
 
This is a collection of best Total Coversions, Megawads, and Various levels
 
for use on NXDOOM for the Sega Dreamcast. I spent the last several weeks,
 
researching and collecting the best quality mods, megawads, levels for Doom 2
 
and Ultimate Doom. It was a lot of work collecting and testing all of these
 
mods, but the true work went to the people who made them and those who made it
 
possible to play Doom on dreamcast.
 
 
All you need to do is put your retail Doom WADs in the files and use his instructions with BootDreams to build the disc.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=96980 DCEmulation Forums]
 
 
==Gianas' Return - World 4 has been tested…==
 
Posted by [[User:Maturion|Maturion]] 14:57, 17 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
Yet another update on gianas-return.de:
 
'''World 4 has been tested…'''
 
…and declared as almost bugfree. There seems to be a bee which does not behave
 
as it should, but with some modification, everything should go, or fly, it’s
 
way ;-)
 
 
As soon as we have the modified clouds, we _might_ consider taking a video, 
 
but the chance of “more screenshots” is slightly higher.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.gianas-return.de/?p=145 gianas-return.de]
 
 
==René Hellwig of NG:Dev.Team Announces New Shmup Coming This Summer!==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 16:14, 16 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
René Hellwig of NG:Dev.Team, the team who brought you Last Hope, has announced a new commercial side-project shmup of his in development entitled "DUX." It will be a Dreamcast-exclusive title.
 
 
''This game is going to be a memorizer shooting with focus on blasting action, which means the memorizing aspect will make a rather small extent of the game but is still required for progressing further. But don't be confused with the vertical shooting game, which will come next year to the NeoGeo, this here is Dreamcast only. Given that, it can take the advantages of the Dreamcast system to bring some smooth high-resolution CGI visuals on screen and various other modern features.''
 
 
It will be available in June or July on a physical disc for about 20 euros, or roughly 30 US dollars with today's dismal US economy.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=19727 shmups.system11.org]
 
 
==Indiket Releases OpenTyrian 0.2==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 13:17, 15 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
Indiket has [http://www.dciberia.net/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=758 updated] his OpenTyrian port to version 0.2.
 
 
Here is a translation of the update:
 
 
-- Updated to version rev. 720 Classic.
 
-- Amended fmopl.c using code from the PSP version. It reduces a little sound quality to be less stressful on the CPU.
 
-- Implemented preliminary routines to load and save. OpenTyrian can save and load games from the VMU.
 
This has to be in the port A1, and always takes 7 blocks, regardless of the number of saves.
 
-- Added icon on the VMU loading the game, and also in the VMU file.
 
-- Added support for 2 players. The controls have changed from the previous version:
 
Player 1: move the ship with digital (rather than analog), shoot with A, B, X and triggers, change shape with start.
 
Player 2: Analog stick moves ship, A shoots laterally, B shoots two weapons at once, and start changes shape with.
 
-- Added pregenerated music (WAV) instead of emulated. The DC will be load into memory the songs that you ask (be careful with the jukebox).
 
-- The game freezes upon entering the instruction section.
 
-- There is no network gaming support.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.dciberia.net/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=758 DCiberia]
 
 
==Quzar Releases VMUBeep Demo, Requests Help Identifying Devices==
 
Posted by [[User:Darc|Darc]] 22:17, 14 April 2008 (CDT)
 
 
Quzar has posted a new demo program in [http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=97048 our forums] called VMUBeep, which demonstrates how to receive sound feedback from the VMU's internal speaker (as if we haven't all heard it enough when our batteries have died...).
 
 
In addition, he has requested help [http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=97047 in another thread] from those in the community who have coder's cables, broadband adapters, or other link setups to help identify peripherals attached to the maple bus (front controller ports and controller slots). He has attached a tool that will print the IDs of connected peripherals to the console output of dc-tool. Please help submit IDs so the peripheral support in KOS can be improved!
 
 
==Giana's Return - Lavaworld Screenshots Prefinal 2 & Music & SFX update!==
 
''14th April, 2008'' Posted by: [http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=29699 Maturion]
 
 
Another update on gianas-return.de:
 
 
'''Music & SFX update!'''
 
Musicmaster Alexander “Op3rator” Oldemeier came up with new tune previews
 
today. It’s pretty amazing and rockz the house. If it will happen that Giana’s
 
Return is unplayable or crap, at least the music will save everything 
 
 
Alex’s extraordinary depressive chipmusic style is really a gift for the 
 
project!
 
Thank you for your work!
 
 
'''Lavaworld Screenshots Prefinal 2'''
 
The lava world has got some tuning and looks much better than before. Here is
 
the proof:
 
 
[[Image:lavaworld.jpg]] [[Image:lavaworld2.jpg]]
 
 
Additional to the screenshots there are of course more news. The lava world is
 
fully converted to the new set, which makes a sum of 28 complete levels. We
 
are working on three more worlds and then we can consider this game finalized.
 
 
Unfortunatly we won't make the release at end of April, but we had neat
 
progress almost every day of the week and hope to keep the speed.
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://www.gianas-return.de/?p=143 gianas-return.de (1)]/[http://www.gianas-return.de/?p=144 gianas-return.de(2)]
 
 
==Demul 0.2 WIP==
 
''14th April, 2008'' Posted by: [http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=29699 Maturion]
 
 
CaH4e3 has posted an update regarding the Windows-based Dreamcast emulator Demul on [http://emu-russia.km.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=362 Emu-Russia].
 
 
A translated of version of his announcement can be found [http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=ru_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2femu-russia.km.ru%2fforum%2f.%2fviewtopic.php%3ff%3d13%26t%3d362%26start%3d0%26st%3d0%26sk%3dt%26sd%3da%26sid%3d621c07444ce3bb16762f798ca9172dcd here].
 
 
'''Source:''' [http://emu-russia.km.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=362 Emu-Russia]
 

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DCiberia & Dreamcast.es merge, Online NOW !

Posted by Maturion 09:54, 21 April 2008 (CDT)

Here's the official announcement by Ron:

DCiberia.net and Dreamcast.es have merged with a new portal dedicated exclusively to the Sega Dreamcast and continue to disseminate all the information together in Spanish.

This portal can find all the information officer of Sega Dremacast Scene and the whole undiluted.

Sign up and work with us, we hope.

'We're Online!

The long-awaited FUSION is already today reality. From now have a new portal Dreamcast that covers everything related to the World Scene and Dreamcast in Spanish. We are already operating DCiberia is in no way ReadOnly and will be updated today onwards. Will be kept operational purposes repository for information and to update our new website. All news related to the Scene and the Dreamcast Original can be found from here today, update your bookmarks, the new URL is: http://www.dreamcast.es As a first advice is to go registering, the previous accounts to other pages do not work anymore, not take anything and of course is free.

Dciberia.net is currently accessible only by the subscribers, if you want to enable an account, both because they want to help overturn the information as if you need to see something, put a comment in this press release and you send your data login to your private courier on the web. The forums are also accessible means of consultation.

Although at the moment this new web portal contains no information, we are working to be adding all that (previously filtered) can be useful for the community, and make this portal is # 1 on information Dreamcast speaking Spanish.

The new Staff consists of: NaOnaK, Ron, Neoblast, Melovampire, Timofonic and Indiket (for the moment), as partners Puch666 and diegomr.

As always, appealed to all, we are open to collaboration and support of all to complete our contribution to the spread of the Dreamcast and Scene, all we can. We believe that this Time Lucky

Thank You

Source: DCemu UK forums

lxdream WIP - Fun with OS X 10.5 + GLX

Posted by Maturion 09:54, 21 April 2008 (CDT)

The good news is that I now have regular access to a mac again, and it’s 
actually fairly up-to-date (ie it’s running 10.5). So as a result, I have to 
say I’m stunned that other people have managed to get as far as they did - as 
far as I can see, Apple seems to have broken GLX pretty thoroughly[0]  .

So I’ve done 3 things:
Fixed the crashes at least, with glx, and generally fixed up the configure 
script for 10.5. I’ve probably broken it for 10.4 though. Which raises the 
question - is anyone actually trying to use lxdream on 10.4?
Added support for the native GTK port w/ NSGL. This actually works fairly 
nicely. Unfortunately the only binary I can find for GTK/Quartz is provided by 
macports, and the font support is broken at the moment (ie completely 
missing). If anyone actually manages to build it from source… do let me know  
Started implementing a (fairly minimal) native cocoa UI. Well I was always  
going to do this eventually, I just hadn’t been planning to do it _now_.  

In unrelated news, pulseaudio support is now in, along with spanish and 
italian translations (thanks to segnini75 and ghost22)
[0] So far I’ve noticed: It’s restricted to 16-bit depth buffers, has various  
other regressions from 10.4, creating a context with fbconfig crashes the app, 
glSecondaryColorPointerEXT fails if given a size = 4 (and lead to a crash), 
not to mention the libGL link cycle issue…

Source: lxdream.org