Farewell Online DC...

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Farewell Online DC...

Post by JDCreationz » Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:54 pm

Today, while playing Speed Devils Online, a message scrolled across
the bottom of the screen stating that as of June 25 (or 24?) Sega will
be shutting down all online Dreamcast servers...

Sorry if you already heard the news.

Here's what sega.com had to say:

Attention Dreamcast Gamers - important news regarding online gaming services!
As we continue to focus on the future, it is time for us to disconnect our online Dreamcast game servers. Effective June 2003, the only Dreamcast titles that Sega will continue to support online are Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Online ver. 2. No other Dreamcast titles will be playable online after this time.

We hope you enjoyed our online gaming services that were extended six months beyond the original shutdown date. Thank you for supporting Dreamcast online gaming!
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Post by Warmachine » Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:39 am

yea this was brought up before. It sucks.
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Post by djray » Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:59 am

i didn't even get the chance to play online! :cry:

but what's this i hear about gamespy and what games are compatible w/ gamespy? i've never tried online gaming so i'd like to try it sometime :!:
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Post by karter74 » Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:08 am

nooooooooooooooooo!!!!! As long as there was people online bomberman online was king!!!!!1 *weeps to himself*
HOLY CRAP!
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Post by Nico0020 » Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:28 am

as far as I know 4x4 evo, starlancer, and a unreleased warez bowling game work online with gamespy. and of course quake 3 still runs, as long as someone with a PC host the game.
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Post by syco » Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:07 pm

wot about quake3, that can use pc servers, cant it?
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Post by Warmachine » Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:06 pm

He just said that :lol:
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Re: Farewell Online DC...

Post by Eckostyle » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:47 am

JDCreationz wrote:As we continue to focus on the future, it is time for us to disconnect our online Dreamcast game servers. Effective June 2003, the only Dreamcast titles that Sega will continue to support online are Phantasy Star Online and Phantasy Star Online ver. 2. No other Dreamcast titles will be playable online after this time.




Funny. In the last few months, whenever I tried to connect to PSO, I never could connect. Those four spinning diamonds on the corner wouldnt stop, and then it would stop trying to connect.
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Post by Gmc » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:47 am

pso servers are STILL online and will be for probably another year or so, Eckostyle, sounds like your connection settings are wrong or something.
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Post by Gmc » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:48 am

karter74 wrote:nooooooooooooooooo!!!!! As long as there was people online bomberman online was king!!!!!1 *weeps to himself*
That game was screwed up whilst it was online, the lag kinda spoiled it, with that "Safe" thing.
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Post by Eckostyle » Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:52 pm

Gmc wrote:pso servers are STILL online and will be for probably another year or so, Eckostyle, sounds like your connection settings are wrong or something.

I tried to log onto it using one of SegaLine's ISP setting, but no avail. Looking for a free ISP for PSO is too much of a headache. I need some help finding a decent one for PSO and web browsing.
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Post by az_bont » Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:54 pm

What about Quake II Arena; it uses the PC servers.
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Post by emptythought » Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:59 am

Looking for a free ISP for PSO is too much of a headache. I need some help finding a decent one for PSO and web browsing.
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Post by Nico0020 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:22 pm

hmmm outtrigger seems to be up, who host those servers?
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