dreamcast ™ wrote:DreamPI is no different from the clumsy / cumbersome method the Dreamcast community has been using for years, all the way back to the initial Windows 98 guide. It still requires a PC modem of some sort / variety, possibly a line-level stabilizer, a computer, and various different software. The only difference is that the software configuration has been done for you, but under the hood (and to the DreamPI itself in some cases), it's a daisy-chained mess.
To be fair, it is an improvement over the standard PC-DC server on the software side in that it has:
- Dial-tone generation
- Automatic call answering
- The Dreamcast Now! service
- Packet manipulation for some games to make them work
- Preconfigured DNS server stuff
Obviously the Moband approach is superior from a hardware perspective, but there will still be some games/features which won't work without some specific support though.