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Dreamcast Link Cables Pre-Ordering now Open

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:26 pm
by Xiden
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Hey everyone,

Dreamcast VS Link Cables Are Now Available for Pre-Order from Kevin Mellott. The Cost for a cable is $85 plus shipping.

To order send a request to: mellottsvrpage@gmail.com

Once the orders are in he expects to start shipping in 4-6 weeks.
You can view the prototype photos below, more will be added once parts come in from factory.

About the Creator: Kevin Mellott
For those are unfamiliar with his work, Kevin has created some really cool stuff including the amazing Virtual Boy Link cable (That never even existed!) His work was even featured on Linus Tech Tips! I can certainly vouch for his work as top notch. He's also in the process of making a Virtual Boy flash cart.... but that's another story for another forum.

As many of you know, the Dreamcast VS Cable is super rare as it was only released in Japan. When they pop up on Ebay they are priced at $300-400+ Dollars.... So having a readily available 3rd party solution for a more reasonable cost would be far better.

Now the most important question is how many games actually work with this thing?

Ferrari 355,
Aero Dancing F,
Aero Dancing I,
Sega Tetris,
Virtual-On: Oratario Tangram

Potentially more could be added to this list via Home Brew as that's how the Virtual Boy scene has gone.
So if you're like me and love the dreamcast and would really like to have access to one of the most rare accessories let preorder today through Kevin!

Note to access link mode on USA/PAL versions use codes below:

F335 - Hold X+Y or LT + RT on Menu Screen to show link menu
Virtual On - Press and hold ''LT + RT + A + Start'' at the Title screen

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Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:31 pm
by mistamontiel
Heckgate too lol

Yes!

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 pm
by mrneo240
Missed it last time. I'll buy 2

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:08 pm
by Rolly
You can enter me on the list!
100% for myself and possibly 2/3 for friends ;)

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:25 pm
by Ragfish
Admittedly I wouldn't purchase one since I don't plan on buying a second Dreamcast but I'd love to see it get made

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:34 pm
by Anonymouse
Im not sure of the pin out but it would be sweet if it was possible to make a pair of serial to female rj45 so users could run an ethernet inbetween to their desired lengths. If would also keep size, price and shipping down.

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 pm
by mrneo240
I'd pay for connectors and/or cables if available.

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:47 am
by Xiden
Add prototype connector photos. Kevin works fast!

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:59 am
by Jako
I want one!!!

Better than the 300€ for the original one!!!

Only for play F355 in 2 tvs and with 2 wheels keep a worth. :-)

Re: New Homemade HQ Dreamcast Link Cables Interest

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:38 am
by Wombat
Anonymouse wrote:Im not sure of the pin out but it would be sweet if it was possible to make a pair of serial to female rj45 so users could run an ethernet inbetween to their desired lengths. If would also keep size, price and shipping down.

This is a great idea! Hopefully this can be put into consideration!