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by Sweater Fish
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website
Replies: 67
Views: 21017

Re: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website

Any idea what he's doing for the connector? Does it look professionally made or does it look like it was cut down from a larger connector or molded with epoxy or similar? You can see the connector pretty well in the picture I posted above from his auction page. Well, specifically it's the picture o...
by Sweater Fish
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website
Replies: 67
Views: 21017

Re: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website

The older ones were handmade. These look as if they were mass produced in a factory! :o They're still handmade. He's buying USB SD readers, modifying them and then putting the modded reader back into the old packaging along with a xeroxed and hand cut paper insert. Personally, I like that they're h...
by Sweater Fish
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website
Replies: 67
Views: 21017

Re: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website

hilltopper, did you ever receive your order through buyfromtaobao.com? I placed a large order through them at the beginning of November and after much hassling, they finally say they have the adapters and are ready to ship them out. Nearly two months later. Of course, they claimed that this was the ...
by Sweater Fish
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: Ten Great Dreamcast Games That Most People Never Played
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Ten Great Dreamcast Games That Most People Never Played

I can appreciate what this guy was trying to do. Almost by definition, a list like this is going to be walking a fine line between games that are not really that obscure (especially to people like us who are still visiting a Dreamcast forum 10 years later) and games that are not really that great. S...
by Sweater Fish
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website
Replies: 67
Views: 21017

Re: New Dreamcast SD Adapter on sale at Chinese website

Is there an advantage of this adapter against the Broadband Adapter? You mean other than the fact that...it's available? Other than that point, I think there's just too many differences to really realistically compare them, isn't there? BoneyCork, I would be love to buy 4 or 5 of these if you're st...
by Sweater Fish
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: Open Sonic port for Dreamcast Released
Replies: 65
Views: 10757

Re: Open Sonic port for Dreamcast Released

The open software movement is great, but it's meaningless without a corresponding change in the total mindset with which we approach creative works. If people are going to be dicks about open source software just like they're dicks about copyrighted material, then I have no sympathy for them. They a...
by Sweater Fish
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VGA question
Replies: 20
Views: 5151

Re: VGA question

Add Last Blade 2 to that list. Yep, and the NTSC versions of Bangai-O and Jojo's, too, and KoF: Dream Match '99 as someone mentioned above. Also The Ring and Lack of Love. I saw a list on a Japanese site once that mentioned a couple dozen games (mostly Japan exclusive releases), but I don't think I...
by Sweater Fish
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: Rush Rush Rally Racing Test Day
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Rush Rush Rally Racing Test Day

God, I've been looking forward to this game for so long. I've given up on seeing it released more than once just because it's been so long, but I'm really really happy to hear that it's so close to a release. Top-down racers are one of my favorite genres, especially when they have the sort of drift ...
by Sweater Fish
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: GOAT Publishing: An Open Letter to the Dreamcast Community
Replies: 72
Views: 13854

Re: GOAT Publishing: An Open Letter to the Dreamcast Community

It's always better to delay a release then to make people happy by releasing on time and it being uber crap. But is it better to "delay" it indefinitely than to release something mostly completed tight but still use a bit more polish (as all games could to some degree)? There's a blurry edge here a...
by Sweater Fish
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles (Dreamcast) preorder started
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles (Dreamcast) preorder started

The gameplay is anything but basic. In fact, it's probably the deepest puzzle game I've ever played. There's a huge variety of scoring options and multiplyers and bonus counters and things like that. Plus, the game has something like half a dozen different game modes. The story mode seems to be *VER...
by Sweater Fish
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

There's also Japanese Strip Poker, though it's possible that came on a CD-R actually. The pictures of the packaging that I've seen look pretty low rent. Then there's DreamPhoto which is also sometimes called Photo Hunter. It's a photo viewing utility though it also has a couple mini-games. It came w...
by Sweater Fish
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Get your Wind & Water Power Battles custom sprite!
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Get your Wind & Water Power Battles custom sprite!

Hey, I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere here on dcemulation.org, so just in case anyone wasn't aware, the developers of the upcoming Dreamcast version of Wind & Water Power Battles are taking orders for custom sprites. For $15 they'll draw a sprite based on a photo you send them and then you'll ...
by Sweater Fish
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: split from: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release...
Replies: 35
Views: 2481

Re: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release ROM Loader

And as for Virtua Cop 2, it's not emulated. It's a port of the PC version, probably ported using WinCE, which explains the WinCE files. Sega Smash Pack wasn't even close to the last official Dreamcast game released either. Tons of games continued to be released throughout 2001. The last licensed gam...
by Sweater Fish
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: Giana's Return - World 1 betatesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Giana's Return - World 1 betatesting video

The only one of christuserloeser's points that I really agree about it is the color choices. The purple bricks look much better. They definitely enhance the stormy theme you're developing for the first world. Otherwise I like the looks of this a lot. I think you may be overusing the foreground layer...
by Sweater Fish
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: split from: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release...
Replies: 35
Views: 2481

Re: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release ROM Loader

I am not sure why that'd be trolling. I am honestly confused as to why it is okay to record and share TV programs and music with friends and family, but not on the internet. It's not necessarily okay to copy and share TV or music. Copying an entire album or recording from subscription (i.e. cable) ...
by Sweater Fish
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Front Page News and Forum Guidelines
Topic: New DUX video
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: New DUX video

I'm really liking the looks of this a lot. I wasn't quite sure what to think of the visual style at first. It looked kind of chintz. The more I see of it, the more I like it, though. It's really fresh and unique. Game design also looks pretty good. Some nice looking weapons and a lot of variety in t...
by Sweater Fish
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Latest Dreamcast game you bought ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2658

Re: Latest Dreamcast game you bought ?

It's good to hear some news about R4 and I'm glad Senile Team are still optimistic. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Coincidentally, I just heard some news about the Dreamcast release of Wind & Water Puzzle Battles today, too. Apparently this month's issue of the German magazine Retro (coming out tomor...
by Sweater Fish
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Latest Dreamcast game you bought ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2658

Re: Latest Dreamcast game you bought ?

I latest Dreamcast game I bought was Last Hope. I've also pre-ordered Dux. So far I haven't been really floored by any of the comercial homebrew releases, but they're priced well enough that I've found it worth buying them just to support the scene and add something unusual to my Dreamcast library. ...
by Sweater Fish
Thu May 22, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release ROM Loader
Replies: 58
Views: 75386

Re: Smash Pack programmer wanted Echelon to release ROM Loader

It's not very surprising to me. In fact, I always sort of assumed that Sega (at least SoA) counted on the Smash Pack emu getting cracked and becoming available on the Internet. They certainly couldn't have made it any easier for the hacking community to do it. It wouldn't have been hard at all to ob...
by Sweater Fish
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Different connection setups for the DC
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Different connection setups for the DC

The prices for RGB-to-component and VGA-to-component converters vary quite a lot. From around $50 all the way up to $250 and probably quite a bit higher than that for really high quality prefessional stuff. The quality of the outputted video is going to be pretty well proportional to how much you sp...