Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

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Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by U-said-it » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:59 pm

Why are all of the DC forums dead? With the exception of an occasional new game (like "DUX"), there's hardly enough scene activity to even be considered a scene anymore.

No one bothers to remove the old 2007 news from Dcscene's front page, and the forums have been left to the spammers. It's still good for some reviews and/or homebrew downloads, but a lot of the links are drying up...

There's really nothing going on at the Dreamcast section of the Dcemu.co.uk site forums either. With all the attention moving on to other systems, why don't people just continue working on the wiki's, but eliminate these pointless forums? I know dcemu.co.uk was named on the DC homebrew scene, but every great system has a beginning and an end.

Has the homebrew scene seen it's last sunset?

I say look forward to the occasional official(or is it unofficial?) game release, but accept that just maybe, homebrew is dead...
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Specially Cork » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:27 pm

Hi Xylene. How is your pathetic little life?
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by |darc| » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:00 am

U-said-it wrote:why don't people just continue working on the wiki's, but eliminate these pointless forums?
Why would the forums be removed? Most of the people here don't give a shit about the Dreamcast. Nearly all of the visitors here are really close friends.
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Post by U-said-it » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:47 am

Well, excuse me... I do realize that quite a few people here are friends, but isn't this site's domain name based on the DC?

I guess it was a pointless question, but at least I got my answer about the state of Dreamcast homebrew scene.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Eviltaco64X » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:49 am

Well, the majority of these people were around when the Dreamcast scene was thriving, and became close. If anyone just so happens to get into DC Homebrew, they're around to help out and answer questions. DC gets some love once in awhile.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:18 am

I've been here for over 6 years. I signed up to get help with DreamSNES, now I don't even own a Dreamcast. I stay around for the community. If there was only "the scene", I probably would've stopped coming here 2 or 3 years ago.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Nico0020 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:04 pm

DC gets some love once in awhile.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by |darc| » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:42 pm

U-said-it wrote:Well, excuse me... I do realize that quite a few people here are friends, but isn't this site's domain name based on the DC?

I guess it was a pointless question, but at least I got my answer about the state of Dreamcast homebrew scene.
I'm just saying that it seems pointless to shut down the forums because they have mostly lost their focus when there are still good levels of participation. I will come here and post every day, as long as these people who I consider my close friends are here. I've chatted with these people every day for about a third of my entire life, and I wouldn't think of ending those relationships.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Polymira » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:15 am

Ugh, I can't believe it's really been that long ...

I was posting on the original dcemu like ... 7 years ago? Fuck, only 22 and I feel old.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by U-said-it » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:31 am

BoneyCork wrote:Hi Xylene. How is your pathetic little life?
What's a "Xylene"?
Sorry, just bugging me...
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Code-Red » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:45 pm

Joined 8 or so years ago. Had my DC stolen after the first year. Stayed because it was and still is a decent community of gamers, many of which have very respectable opinions about games, in comparison to the bullshit you're fed now from review sites.

Some of the off topic conversations were great long ago as well, but they've been absent as of late.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by GyroVorbis » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:41 am

I had to chime in too.

No offense, but this is a really stupid idea. In a way, the brotherhood and fellowship of the community is what has helped preserve the scene for so long. Even those of us who aren't still active have strong roots here and still support the scene in spirit.

Look at all of the work that darc and the others have put into the new site.

As a developer currently working on something for Dreamcast, I can assure you that not having this community would drastically decrease my motivation. We need to know that people still care. And look around, they do.

Also, look at how well these commercial releases are doing. The scene itself might be diminishing, but developing a homebrew game for the Dreamcast as a platform doesn't seem to be any less rewarding.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by Lartrak » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:17 pm

How good are the newer commercial releases doing? I really don't know - haven't seen anything that quite interested me enough to buy one yet.
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by DuffMan » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:21 pm

I've been here 7+ years too. God its been long. Haven't been a major part of the community at all really, just posting here and there. Just curious if anyone considered me a part of the community at all, or remembers me in general?
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Re: Future of DC homebrew gone with the wind?

Post by not just souLLy now » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:32 pm

Got interested in the scene when Gleam came out...

Just googled it, shit, 2000?!? Coming up to 9 years? I'm glad the old forums died, I don't need those angsty nu-metal years archived forever.
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