You would have to run it through your computer because you need PSO to access your homemade server rather than the Sega PSO server. If you run it through your computer, you can set up a DNS server to redirect PSO to the homebrew server.JustinVisible wrote: would you need to be running PSO through your computer or could you just run it on you normal dreamcast modem connection ?
Wait a sec!!
Actually, you don't have to run it through your computer. You can just set up the DNS server on the same server thats running the homemade PSO server. Then, you give out that IP address to everyone you want to play with. In the Dreamcast modem settings for PSO, you set this IP address to this homemade DNS server. You connect normally through your Dreamcast, and the homemade DNS server redirects you to the homemade PSO server.
Example: Joe wants to run a PSO server. His IP address is, lets say, 126.96.36.199. He gives out this number to everyone who wants to play on it (or maybe posts it on a message board or something). The people who want to play put this number in as their DNS server in the DC Internet options. The DC contacts 188.8.131.52, thinking it is a real DNS server and gets the IP of what it thinks is the Sega PSO server. Joes computer however just tells it that the PSO server is at 184.108.40.206, his IP. PSO connects to Joe's homebrew server.... etc
However, there is an upside to running a DNS server on every player's computer, forcing you to run your DC through your computer. You could make a program that searches the internet for homemade PSO servers that are running then lets you select one from your computer. With the one DNS method, you can't do this.
Heck why not, I'll make the DNS server. I have college stuff to do,btu I'm not gonna do it anyways. I'll just make a simple one for now. Oh yeah, and sorry if I started rambling
PS. I might not be able to start cracking so soon. I'm having trouble setting up the PPP-DC server. I think I have to build a line simulator.