List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

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List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

Post by Quzar » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:45 pm

I've never seen a good list of these, so I figured I'd try to start one. I don't own any so these are going to be unofficial names, hopefully you folks can help me clean them up:

I'll put them into pseudo categories

Cheat/Import/Boot discs:
Code Breaker
GameShark lite
GameShark CDX
Cheats n Codes Volume 1 by GameShark
Action Replay
Blaze Xploder
DC-IE Import Enabler
DC-X

Applications:
Bleem! for Dreamcast GT2
Bleem! for Dreamcast Tekken 3
Bleem! for Dreamcast Metal Gear Solid
Blaze MP3 Player
Pelican MP3 Player
VCD Player (Xing Hong)

Games:
Feet of Fury
Inhabitants
Maqiupai
Cool Herders
Last Hope
Dream Para Para
Dangerous Toys (I've never found any info on if this was actually pressed or only exists digitally)

If you know any others, please post them here, I'm sure there are some demo things of sorts.
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Re: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

Post by |darc| » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:59 pm

Blaze MP3 Player and Pelican MP3 Player were both called MP3DC.
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Post by Grimlock » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:11 pm

This isn't really pertinent, but since it was mentioned, does anyone know where I can get a copy of Dream Para Para?
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Post by az_bont » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:47 pm

"DC-X for Dreamcast" was an import player by Future Console Design, part of the Fire International Group (aka Xploder/Blaze). A similar product known as DC-IE (Import Enabler) was also available, and may well have been a simple territorial re-branding.

EDIT: According to myself, DC-IE lacked the option to force video type (50/60Hz) or cable type (composite/RGB/VGA).

There was also a demo version of Action Replay/Gameshark CDX floating around on boob! and other sites for a while--if I recall correctly, there was one of each version available.

There were also a few VCD players. There was the awful Xing Hong one, which I've only ever encountered in ripped form but presumably was available on a pressed disc at one point, and two much superior and rather similar players that were once sold on Lik-Sang, the main distinguishing feature being that one also supported MP3 playback (though I'm not completely certain--it may have been that one had a remote; a more definite answer can probably be found somewhere in the depths of the Homebrew Apps Forum).
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Post by Quzar » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:52 pm

Grimlock wrote:This isn't really pertinent, but since it was mentioned, does anyone know where I can get a copy of Dream Para Para?
eBay or Yahoo japan. A while ago Playasia had it listed as availible, and I bought one but then they turned around saying it wasn't =\.

Side note: I got to play the thing at MagFest4 because Metafox brought his. Only person I've heard of owning it. It was damn fun.
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Post by Grimlock » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:07 am

Believe me I've been checking EBay. And you can't use Yahoo Japan unless you're Japanese.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:06 am

There are bidding services that buy the item(s) you want.


The DC-X is freakin' nice btw. The video options are fantastic.
http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/product_inf ... s_id/8568/

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To help with the list:

A playable demo of Wind & Water was included to the German Retro magazine:
http://www.redspotgames.com/demoversion ... n-retro-8/
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Post by Basil » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:58 am

nd two much superior and rather similar players that were once sold on Lik-Sang, the main distinguishing feature being that one also supported MP3 playback (though I'm not completely certain--it may have been that one had a remote; a more definite answer can probably be found somewhere in the depths of the Homebrew Apps Forum).
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http://members.lycos.co.uk/dreamplay/dcvcd/
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Re: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

Post by Sweater Fish » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:17 pm

There's also Japanese Strip Poker, though it's possible that came on a CD-R actually. The pictures of the packaging that I've seen look pretty low rent.

Then there's DreamPhoto which is also sometimes called Photo Hunter. It's a photo viewing utility though it also has a couple mini-games. It came with a mouse which is not compatible with the official Dreamcast mouse (it actually came out earlier, I think).

The demo disc of Wind & Water Power Battles counts, too, maybe. It's a pressed CD with the Wind & Water demo on it, plus a bunch of homebrew games for the C64 and other old computers (not playable on a Dreamcast, of course). Came with the German magazine Retro a couple months ago.

There's also a whole lot of Russian bootleg stuff. In addition to straight bootlegs and 2(or more)-in-1 type packs, they produced pressed CDs of a lot of homebrew stuff, like some different DOOM TCs using nxDOOM, and also unofficially localized versions of a few US and Japanese games. They even put out Half Life and Propeller Arena. The only original Russian game I know of, though, is Oh, Lucky Day! (O, Schastlivchik!), which is the Russian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. There were three different volumes made, plus at least one combined disc that had volumes 1 and 2 on it together.


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Post by Basil » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:32 am

There's also a whole lot of Russian bootleg stuff. In addition to straight bootlegs and 2(or more)-in-1 type packs, they produced pressed CDs of a lot of homebrew stuff, like some different DOOM TCs using nxDOOM, and also unofficially localized versions of a few US and Japanese games. They even put out Half Life and Propeller Arena. The only original Russian game I know of, though, is Oh, Lucky Day! (O, Schastlivchik!), which is the Russian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. There were three different volumes made, plus at least one combined disc that had volumes 1 and 2 on it together.
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russian Half Life is very good translated .
Almost every dreamcast game till 2005/06 was translated to Russian be several pirate company .
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Post by Maturion » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:51 pm

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Can you tell me what exactly this is? Is it a modified DreamKey or PlanetWeb? Looks interesting.
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Re: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

Post by Eviltaco64X » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:27 am

It says DreamArena in the bottom right corner.

MY GUESS IS:
PlanetWeb 1.0.
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Post by Basil » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:27 am

it`s based on DreamOn menu and i`m not sure what exactly that version includs(i have another version) , PlanetWeb and DreamKey1.0 and/or 2.0 hacked - Russian version and probadly some video using GypPlayer version 1.0 or 2.0 .
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Re: List of unlicensed, pressed Dreamcast software

Post by Maturion » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:10 pm

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dreamarena.ru/

I couldn't find any informations on dreamarena.ru.
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