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Post by Shilar » Thu May 01, 2003 3:05 pm

Funny question really, but with all the DDR sims on the PC, with some even presenting the source code, has not someone tried to convert the sims or one of them to the DC? Personally, big fan of the DC, and am trying a lot of things, even Linux Mugen for it.

Also, another crazy, but is there a DOS DC emu?
Why is it for every game system bulletin board, there's more people bashing the system than those praising it?

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Post by brougham77 » Thu May 01, 2003 3:07 pm

A homebrew DDR game would be sweet on DC. I think a lot of people would like that.
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Post by polochon » Thu May 01, 2003 3:30 pm

You should try Feet of fury one of the best homebrew game on the DC : http://homebrew.dcemulation.org/fof.htm
Le site sur l'?mulation dreamcast en fran?ais c'est http://www.dcreload.fr.st

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Post by Shilar » Thu May 01, 2003 3:42 pm

polochon wrote:You should try Feet of fury one of the best homebrew game on the DC : http://homebrew.dcemulation.org/fof.htm
Great idea, though I really mean a DDR sim, like DWI or Stepmania.
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Post by Lartrak » Thu May 01, 2003 3:46 pm

Feet of Fury is supposed to be compatible with DWI files, but you have to manually edit the offset to get it working right for some reason. We'll see when the final comes out.
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Post by Shilar » Thu May 01, 2003 5:46 pm

But I bet Feet of Fury can't handle most of the DDR freezes, or changes in tempo. I'm talking DDR, not something that looks like it. :?
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri May 02, 2003 6:47 am

Shilar wrote:But I bet Feet of Fury can't handle most of the DDR freezes, or changes in tempo. I'm talking DDR, not something that looks like it. :?
If you want DDR then you have to ask Konami to release it for DC.

Or theres a slim chance you'll be able to use the PSX versions in the future...
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Post by Agent21KGB » Fri May 02, 2003 11:39 am

There are two mixes of ddr on the dc. What he wants in newstuff. You can use the psx versions with bleemcast they run great.
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Post by EvilSporkMan » Fri May 02, 2003 2:28 pm

If bleemcast had ever been released for DDR, I guess they would...^_^
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Post by HyperG » Fri May 02, 2003 3:37 pm

Umm i do recall that DDR was released for Dreamcast at one time. I don't remember which one it was though.
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Post by pixel » Fri May 02, 2003 5:03 pm

Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix and Dance Dance Revolution Club Version were released for on the DC
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Post by Yumeii » Fri May 02, 2003 10:23 pm

I posted something about this earlier somewhere else. Anyhow, I don't think it's the DDR games that we're trying to get at here for DC. But things like Step Mania (which is what I'd prefer) to be ported from the PC to the DC. It even has the source code ready for anyone to take and recreate for the DC. Since you can use custom songs and even make your own DWIs and stuff for it, you have an edge over the officially released ones from Konami.

Something like Feet of Fury just doesn't really cut it. Although it is a fun game on its own right, the interface for something like Step Mania is much better and also FoF is waaay to battle oriented. Even 1 player mode is battle oriented. You can't just plain play the game if you wanted to well... play the game. You are forced to battle it out with wierd effects ALL THE TIME.
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Post by Wasgo » Sat May 03, 2003 2:17 am

Yumeii wrote:I posted something about this earlier somewhere else. Anyhow, I don't think it's the DDR games that we're trying to get at here for DC. But things like Step Mania (which is what I'd prefer) to be ported from the PC to the DC. It even has the source code ready for anyone to take and recreate for the DC. Since you can use custom songs and even make your own DWIs and stuff for it, you have an edge over the officially released ones from Konami.

Something like Feet of Fury just doesn't really cut it. Although it is a fun game on its own right, the interface for something like Step Mania is much better and also FoF is waaay to battle oriented. Even 1 player mode is battle oriented. You can't just plain play the game if you wanted to well... play the game. You are forced to battle it out with wierd effects ALL THE TIME.
At this point in time, no one wants to port it, and I don't think Stepmania could even be ported, as it's not written well for low end machines...
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Post by Shilar » Sat May 03, 2003 6:48 am

And Dreamcast is a low-end machine? I ran Stepmania flawlessly on a 550Mhz AMD Athlon w/ 128 meg mem, with the Kyro II engine (DC's graphics come out better). It's all I ask, is for a DDR sim, just like DDR.
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Post by EvilSporkMan » Sat May 03, 2003 9:22 am

I think I've mentioned this before: DWI can be configured to use SDL. The Dreamcast now has SDL libraries. So, DWI would probably not be difficult to port, and it's a lot less of a resource hog than SM. Unfortunately, the source for DWI hasn't been released publicly.
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Post by Wasgo » Sat May 03, 2003 10:52 am

EvilSporkMan wrote:I think I've mentioned this before: DWI can be configured to use SDL. The Dreamcast now has SDL libraries. So, DWI would probably not be difficult to port, and it's a lot less of a resource hog than SM. Unfortunately, the source for DWI hasn't been released publicly.
Nor will it. The author is very protective of his source code, and won't release it. I think there are other DDR sims now that could be ported though...not quite as polished...
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Post by Lartrak » Sat May 03, 2003 9:41 pm

The Dreamcast is a 200 mhz machine, and has what? 8 megs of system ram, and a few bits of other RAM. It does have a lot of 3D accelleration, but from my understanding Stepmania can be quite processor intensive.
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Post by lux92886 » Sat May 03, 2003 10:45 pm

DC has 16Mb of system ram, 8Mb of video, and 2? for sound.
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Post by Shilar » Sun May 04, 2003 5:42 am

Stepmania also uses Directx, which is on the DC. The program Stepmania only uses 4-8 megs of memory, leaving the rest for songs/video. If the DC can run PSX emus (which requires a PC with 64 megs of RAM at least, and a 400Mhz processor to run good) A DDR sim is not a huge hurdle.
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Post by The Kron » Sun May 04, 2003 6:17 am

Shilar wrote:Stepmania also uses Directx, which is on the DC.
DC Direct X ports are only possible with the Windows CE SDK, currently their are no homebrew options for Direct X ports.
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