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Aramil A man of few words. from New Mexico
A man of few words.
Sep 9th 2011 at 10:45:15 PM

It's the end of the Dreamcast's 12th birthday.

This is my favorite console, next to my Saturn and Super Nintendo.

Feel free to vandalize me.
Sep 10th 2011 at 10:04:39 AM

Yeah, one of my favorite consoles too, and I believe it was the second or third one I got.

What are some of your favorite games or features of this console?

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Sep 10th 2011 at 10:10:03 AM

Ah, the Dreamcast. You will live forever in my heart. Too bad that 9/9 will be remembered as Cirno Day, which is apparently more important than the birthday of Sega's console swansong.

Stop supporting Capcom. Now.
Sep 10th 2011 at 11:46:57 AM

[up] It's Cirno Day on 9/9? Oh... That explains a bunch.

BTW, what are some of your favorite games on this system?

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Sep 10th 2011 at 12:52:04 PM

ah, the dreamcast...many hours were spent playing Crazy Taxi, Evolution, Vigilante 8: Second Offense, Star Wars: Demolition, the first Sonic Adventure , and Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future(though I never got very far in that one...).

good times, good times....

edited 10th Sep '11 12:54:31 PM by Blissey1

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Aramil A man of few words. from New Mexico
A man of few words.
Sep 10th 2011 at 7:18:16 PM

Phantasy Star Online is my favorite game for the console, probably. Also, the first Sonic Adventure game, MDK 2, Quake III Arena, Maken X, and my personal favorite of the series, Resident Evil: CODE Veronica

edited 10th Sep '11 9:08:37 PM by Aramil

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Sep 10th 2011 at 10:55:23 PM

Yeeeeah Dreamcast! So much fun with that system. I would love to play Powerstone 2, SA 2, Project Justice and Skies of Arcadia on it again.

edited 10th Sep '11 10:55:39 PM by VertigoHigh

Sep 10th 2011 at 11:10:18 PM

I've played a Dreamcast just once, so long ago that I barely remember it. Seemed like quite a system.

Infinite Tree: an experimental story
Aramil A man of few words. from New Mexico
A man of few words.
Sep 11th 2011 at 7:59:07 AM

It's really good. For only being having games released for 2-3 years, it's really good.

EDIT: I just wish it had more third party support. That's the only thing I could criticize about.

edited 11th Sep '11 7:59:49 AM by Aramil

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Let's Go Wyald!
Sep 12th 2011 at 4:18:34 PM

Good times, good times....

Fortunately I do have one in this day and age, sitting alongside my Xbox 360 and Wii grin. I bought one last year at a yard sale for about $40 (the system itself, the cables, 4 controllers, 2 VM Us, and two games: Sonic Adventure and Chu Chu Rocket). Still playing it every so often (I was on a 2 month-long binge of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2; seriously Mv C 2 was THE reason to own a Dreamcast back in the day). Still building up a collection for it:

  • Sonic Adventure

  • Chu Chu Rocket

  • Jet Grind Radio

  • Project Justice

  • Dead Or Alive 2

  • Crazy Taxi

  • Street Fighter III: Double Impact

  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2

I like how more than half of my collection consists of fighting games tongue

edited 12th Sep '11 4:20:31 PM by Aflac

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Sep 12th 2011 at 6:51:40 PM

I wish I had a Dreamcast so that I could play the Sonic Shuffle I have. Fortunately, I have Space Channel 5 Special Edition for the PS 2 and both Sonic Adventure games for the Game Cube.

Sep 13th 2011 at 7:58:05 AM

Holy crap, you can get a Dreamcast on Amazon for less than you'd pay for a lot of modern games. Might have to do that.

edited 13th Sep '11 7:58:32 AM by INUH

Infinite Tree: an experimental story
Sep 13th 2011 at 4:46:02 PM

Does it come with the vmu and right cables? No use getting it if you can't play/save...but one day, I'm going to get one.

edited 13th Sep '11 4:46:17 PM by VertigoHigh

Sep 13th 2011 at 4:56:30 PM

Varies. They're all used, naturally. One that's going for $35 right now says it comes with all the cords and a controller, and VM Us cost under $5 new and $2 used, so that's not a problem...

I'd buy one, but I preordered the Skyrim collector's edition, so I'm trying to save money a bit.

Infinite Tree: an experimental story
Sep 13th 2011 at 5:00:13 PM

Sounds like a great deal. grin

Aramil A man of few words. from New Mexico
A man of few words.
Oct 19th 2011 at 7:50:04 AM

Do you guys have any idea on how to put your Dreamcast online? Starlancer and Quake III Arena are still available from Game Spy, and Phantasy Star Online has private servers. I know the PAL version of PSO will boot automatically to a private server, but I have no idea how to get it online.

Feel free to vandalize me.
MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 8th 2012 at 5:46:56 PM

Reviving this thread because I just recently bought a Dreamcast. So far the only game I have for it is Resident Evil Code Veronica (which so far I actually like better than the PS 2 version), and I'm trying to get my hands on the Marvel vs Capcom games... as well as some CR2032 watch batteries for the VMU.

It feels like a pretty solid system. The controller took me a moment to get used to but so far I'm loving it, though I wonder how exactly you're supposed to play Metal Gear Solid with it.

So, how do you run Homebrew games? Does anyone know an alternative link for Paranoia (the moddb download doesn't work for some reason)?

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Glowsquid gets mad about videogames from Alien Town
gets mad about videogames
Jan 8th 2012 at 6:49:05 PM

iirc, some of the homebrew games requires (or atleast, are easier to run on) early Dreamcast models, as later models removed a flaw in the bios which made pirating ridiculously easy. For what it's worth, Wikipedia says the cutoff date is november 2000.

some CR 2032 watch batteries

You're better off stockpilling them... or just not bother (like I do) as the VMU guzzles batteries ridiculously fast and most VMU extras are mind numbingly shitty.

edited 8th Jan '12 6:51:41 PM by Glowsquid

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Jan 8th 2012 at 6:50:10 PM

I fondly remember Marvel Vs Capcom one. Does that count because I own on the Arcade Version mainly.

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Jan 8th 2012 at 11:30:24 PM

If you can do imports, Dantes, I highly suggest you get Vampire Chronicle.

And while you're at it, Garou Mark of the Wolves.

Ikaruga is an excellent shooter as well.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
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Jan 9th 2012 at 12:13:31 AM

[up]Agreed

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 9th 2012 at 6:03:02 AM

Garou Mark of the Wolves was actually released in North America (replace "Garou" with "Fatal Fury")

But yeah, I do plan to make sure this thing plays imports. And I still kinda wanna know what's even going on in the Vampire games.

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Jan 9th 2012 at 2:14:33 PM

[up][up][up]The soundtrack was excellent. Better than the original anime's IMO. Makes me sad no one's uploaded it to Youtube yet.

MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 9th 2012 at 6:07:24 PM

Here's hoping the game is better than the anime as well.

Also, is it worth tracking down the three Bleemcast pseudo-ports? I thought of getting at least Tekken 3 and Metal Gear Solid.

EDIT: Nevermind, read up on it. Seems that Bleemcast is just an emulator on disc and you have to have the original PS 1 games to use it. Well, I have MGS so maybe its worth it anyway.

edited 9th Jan '12 6:14:00 PM by MoeDantes

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