Dreamcast add on's

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Dreamcast add on's

Post#1 » Thu May 04, 2017 12:22 am

Hey Guys,

I have been a little board, and have been giving some of my friends a cheat sheet on what they should buy for their Dreamcast to get the full experience. Attached is a 2 page document that shows some useful items. The obvious ones are the Raspberry Pi to get online, but there are also some useful items. One such item is the "Smart Power Strip" that turns on the HDMI converter and DreamPi, when the system powers on. When the system is turned off, so do the other devices.

Let me know what else I can add, to make this more robust.


Dreamcast Addon Doc.docx

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Post#2 » Thu May 04, 2017 6:55 am

Hi! thats a good list! You did add Keyboard but didn't add mouse? Im sure its as useful as keyboard.
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Post#3 » Thu May 04, 2017 3:54 pm

Nice list! That smart power strip was a good recommendation. I've wanted one but didn't see one I liked on Amazon yet.

The only time I've used the DC mouse was for FPS games; as web browsing sucks on the DC and I have no idea when the mouse would be used otherwise. :) The keyboard on the other hand is useful for any online game, as you'll want to type in any of those games.

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Post#4 » Thu May 11, 2017 5:38 pm

If you plan on playing Q3A online or at all..the mouse and keyboard are a must. I like the idea of the smart power strip for upscaler too, however personally I wouldn't want the Pi to turn on whenever the console does. I ordered a usb power switch so the Pi can be turned on as needed without having to plug in and unplug it everytime.

https://www.amazon.com/LoveRPi-MicroUSB ... wer+switch

Other than that, a vga box and controller extention cables are an obvious given. Not to mention a bunch of extra vmu's. ASCII FT pad if you love 2D fighters (I LOVE mine), and a mic if you ever plan on playing AFO or Seaman.

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