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[IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:12 am
by Anonymouse
Has anyone with the experience thought about making a DreamPi setup disk for the Dreamcast? When you insert the CD and press execute it changes all the Dreamcast network settings to be compatible with the DreamPi and all games? This would then standardise everyones settings.

This would make the process much simpler and quicker for new users. I consider myself to have a bit of know-how about technology and the Dreamcast but it took me a bit of research, posting on forums and burning numerous CDs in order to be able to play all the games. There is no single browser/disc that can change the settings to be compatible with all games. I originally thought my AFO CD was faulty until I found out that I had to use a copy of Evo 4x4 to alter my network settings.

What is everyone else's thoughts?

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 am
by pcwzrd13
I've thought of this before and while it's a cool idea, it would likely be quite a bit of work to develop it. It's also not 100% necessary since there are tons of different options to configure the DC connection settings. It really all depends on if someone with the programming knowledge thinks it's worth it.

Anonymouse wrote:There is no single browser/disc that can change the settings to be compatible with all games.


Any version of PlanetWeb or "Web Browser" in addition to the custom XDP will work for all games. DreamKey is the only browser that won't work with all games. Not sure the exact reason but AFO never came out in Europe so it's not all that surprising that the settings configured with that don't translate over to AFO.

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:00 am
by itsthinkingstill
Im putting some dreampi instructions in my custom browser so that will do the same

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am
by Anonymouse
itsthinkingstill wrote:Im putting some dreampi instructions in my custom browser so that will do the same


Excellent. Will this be compatible with AFO?

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:02 pm
by itsthinkingstill
Anonymouse wrote:
itsthinkingstill wrote:Im putting some dreampi instructions in my custom browser so that will do the same


Excellent. Will this be compatible with AFO?


in what way?

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 pm
by Anonymouse
itsthinkingstill wrote:
Anonymouse wrote:
itsthinkingstill wrote:Im putting some dreampi instructions in my custom browser so that will do the same


Excellent. Will this be compatible with AFO?


in what way?


I had to use the 4x4 evo disk to setup Network settings for AFO eventhough I was able to play all other games online.

Re: [IDEA] DreamPi Setup Disk for Dreamcast

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:02 pm
by itsthinkingstill
then yes