DC Homebrew

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Post by ccb_v2 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:46 pm

Whats some good DC Homebrew games? The only "homebrew" i've touched is Beats of Rage and Quake.

Crap... someone wanna move this to "DC Emulation & Homebrew Games Forum"
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Post by Juan » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:18 pm

Aside from the commercial releases I'll recomend a couple:

Digimine. It's a minesweeper clone with chars from some anime (digicharat or something).

And if you like Burger Time, Burger DC might just be your thing.

Also you could check some of DCevo's homebrew colections, so you get lots to try for yourself.
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Re: DC Homebrew

Post by melancholy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:48 pm

ccb_v2 wrote:Crap... someone wanna move this to "DC Emulation & Homebrew Games Forum"
Yeah, I'll do it.

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Post by Sweater Fish » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:26 pm

As Juan suggested, some of the DC Evolution releases are definitely a good place to start, though the majority of their releases are Beats Of Rage based. Dream Selection Vol. 1 has most of the good earlier Dreamcast homebrews on it, though, and the Tetris 2 Overclocked and DC Squares Cubed images are great ways of getting two of the better later homebrew games.

I'd also recommend dRxLax, which is a phenomenally cool multiplayer shooter. Only downside is that it has no AI, so it's multiplayer only. You can actually have some fun just flying around as a lone ship because of the trippy graphics and excellent controls and techniques, but the real fun is definitely with more players, preferably three or four.

Alice Dreams is another great homebrew, sort of a cross between a platformer and a Lucas Arts style adventure game. It has a beautiful visual style and is probably the most ambitious and polished homebrew on the Dreamcast. It's currently only two levels and development is on haiatus, unfortunately, but the levels are pretty large and there's some good fun to be had with it as it is. It even has a couple mini-games built in.

Joggle is really cool if you're into word games and puzzles, though I wish there were more levels to it.

Among the ports, I'd especially recommend Giana's Return, Noiz2sa Over Dreamcast and Super Mario Wars.


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Post by SeGaFrEaK NL » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:23 pm

Sweater Fish wrote: Joggle is really cool if you're into word games and puzzles, though I wish there were more levels to it.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:24 pm

Juan wrote:Aside from the commercial releases I'll recomend a couple:

Digimine. It's a minesweeper clone with chars from some anime (digicharat or something).

And if you like Burger Time, Burger DC might just be your thing.

Also you could check some of DCevo's homebrew colections, so you get lots to try for yourself.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:55 pm

Sweater Fish wrote:As Juan suggested, some of the DC Evolution releases are definitely a good place to start, though the majority of their releases are Beats Of Rage based.
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http://www.dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=79428
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http://www.dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewto ... 3&start=80
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I really feel bad about having this finished disc with some of the best and most ambitious games the scene has to offer included and not beeing able to release it - or something similar like that for DCEvolution...
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Post by Darksaviour69 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:44 am

Alice is great and so is Drill, Also there is the Feet of Fury demo and an early version of Inhabitants, just to name a few

you can find all dreamcast homebrew game release here (if there are any missing please tell me and i will upload asap)
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Re: DC Homebrew

Post by ScampDoodle » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:37 pm

Is there a full version of Alice Dreams? I've got the demo, its great! wondered if there is a full one available (to buy even?)
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:54 pm

No, but they are working on Dynamite Dreams (which started as a bonus game in Alice Dreams demo 3)

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=95115


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Post by ScampDoodle » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:43 pm

Oooo.. Looks good.

As i have just got my DC back from my brother - have had it since it was released, and just discovered 8 years on that there was the 'homebrew' games - Late I know, but nevermind.

I've got the homebrew games working as well as the genesis emulator (Mac user, the burn process is a bit weird). An am quite suprised that it is still going, So far i've got Alice Dreams, Sonic Robot Blast.. both games I think are great - all the time people have put in.

Though I don't know why there is no sound on the emulator, but there is on the Homebrews?

I've got the Golden axe homebrew downloaded. Just need to burn.

Question: What others would you recommend for someone who loved Shenmue, Sonic, Worms Armageddon - any platform based games really, as well as RPG?

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Re: DC Homebrew

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:12 pm

Try this link for a list of interesting downloads: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=96359

Though I don't know why there is no sound on the emulator, but there is on the Homebrews?
I think you are using GPDC v01, the very first release from 2003. Try this one: http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.ph ... esisPlusDC
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Post by ScampDoodle » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:35 am

Hi Christuserloeser,

Thanks for the links. Do you know if the emulator supports the 32x games as well - there are a few games that I had with the 32x that i'd love to play on my DC.

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Re: DC Homebrew

Post by az_bont » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:46 am

ScampDoodle wrote:Hi Christuserloeser,

Thanks for the links. Do you know if the emulator supports the 32x games as well - there are a few games that I had with the 32x that i'd love to play on my DC.

Thanks.
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The emulator does not support 32X games, and almost certainly never will--the Dreamcast is not really powerful enough to emulate them properly.
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