Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#441 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:25 pm

miba wrote:

Finally got around to playing some online matches with Tgames, was pretty stable for the most part but it seems like it keeps getting laggier the longer you play. We both have fibre connections and I live in Austria and he lives in France. If anyone has any suggestions to combat this issue it would be greatly appreciated!

Saturn Bomberman and Virtual On are pretty much unplayable, which is why they're not shown here. I might also stream/record my matches at some point over at twitch.tv/miba, I was too lazy to set up my equipment again ;)


Yep, with voip the longer you play the more our of sync it will get unfortunately. Basically after a match or two its best to disconnect and start a new connection.

You may try with "Keep NAT Alive" Enable = Yes. Sometimes I've had really good "more stable" connections with that on. Let me know if that is the case for you, and I'll update my instructions.

Someday I need to test with the SPA112, thats basically the most modern version of the SPA1001. Would like to see if I can squeeze anymore speed out of it.

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#442 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Sweet! Great to see more getting into it!

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#443 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:10 pm

miba wrote:

Finally got around to playing some online matches with Tgames, was pretty stable for the most part but it seems like it keeps getting laggier the longer you play. We both have fibre connections and I live in Austria and he lives in France. If anyone has any suggestions to combat this issue it would be greatly appreciated!

Saturn Bomberman and Virtual On are pretty much unplayable, which is why they're not shown here. I might also stream/record my matches at some point over at twitch.tv/miba, I was too lazy to set up my equipment again ;)


"I'm using tilt controls!" Ha ha.

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#444 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:30 pm

Hey guys!
Im very glad that i found your forum.
A little info about me :
im from Europe (Latvia) and for about a year im collecting for sega saturn.
and recently i remembered about Netlink and started to collect that, and in about moth i think i will receive my goods from USA such as Netlink with browser version 3, keyboard adapter and the keyboard and mouse. But the thing is that i have only PAL saturns, is there any way to play with you guys online but on PAL saturn? i read that i need VOIP as well and i will order it ASAP. And one more question how do i access the Chat Roms on NET LINK ZONE, so i need the DreamPi anyway? (if yes - where do i get one)
Hoping for you help guys =]

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#445 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:52 am

hatwise wrote:Hey guys!
Im very glad that i found your forum.
A little info about me :
im from Europe (Latvia) and for about a year im collecting for sega saturn.
and recently i remembered about Netlink and started to collect that, and in about moth i think i will receive my goods from USA such as Netlink with browser version 3, keyboard adapter and the keyboard and mouse. But the thing is that i have only PAL saturns, is there any way to play with you guys online but on PAL saturn? i read that i need VOIP as well and i will order it ASAP. And one more question how do i access the Chat Roms on NET LINK ZONE, so i need the DreamPi anyway? (if yes - where do i get one)
Hoping for you help guys =]


You can use a pal Saturn but you will need a ode, modchip, pseudo kai, or do the swap trick to play netlink games in it since they are USA ntsc region.

I recommend joining the saturn netlink matchup group on facebook. I'll probably start a fresh discord exclusively for netlink just haven't had a chance. For best results European players should only connect to other European players. Overseas matches are too slow to work currently with the voip lag. (Hopefully we eventually find a even faster method) But if you are on the same continent it works pretty well.

For netlink zone and surfing the net and checking email you will need a dreampi, you can purchase one through dreamcastlive.net :)

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#446 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:27 am

..you mean the Saturn's Netlink was only released in merica not even Japan!? Bonkers

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#447 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:09 pm

mistamontiel wrote:..you mean the Saturn's Netlink was only released in merica not even Japan!? Bonkers


Well Japan had xband :D

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#448 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:31 pm

Holy! I assume that is under different branding name but the same forever works peripheral with no proprietary service to interfere?

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#449 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Xiden wrote:
hatwise wrote:Hey guys!
Im very glad that i found your forum.
A little info about me :
im from Europe (Latvia) and for about a year im collecting for sega saturn.
and recently i remembered about Netlink and started to collect that, and in about moth i think i will receive my goods from USA such as Netlink with browser version 3, keyboard adapter and the keyboard and mouse. But the thing is that i have only PAL saturns, is there any way to play with you guys online but on PAL saturn? i read that i need VOIP as well and i will order it ASAP. And one more question how do i access the Chat Roms on NET LINK ZONE, so i need the DreamPi anyway? (if yes - where do i get one)
Hoping for you help guys =]


You can use a pal Saturn but you will need a ode, modchip, pseudo kai, or do the swap trick to play netlink games in it since they are USA ntsc region.

I recommend joining the saturn netlink matchup group on facebook. I'll probably start a fresh discord exclusively for netlink just haven't had a chance. For best results European players should only connect to other European players. Overseas matches are too slow to work currently with the voip lag. (Hopefully we eventually find a even faster method) But if you are on the same continent it works pretty well.

For netlink zone and surfing the net and checking email you will need a dreampi, you can purchase one through dreamcastlive.net :)


Thanks for the info! just one question. So to surf web on netlink i do not need VOIP adapter? I can just buy Dreampi kit and just plug and play style connect to sega saturn, setup saturn and i will be online? ia that correct?

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Re: Official Sega Saturn NetLink VOIP Guide - SaturnPi

Post#450 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:30 pm

hatwise wrote:
Xiden wrote:
hatwise wrote:Hey guys!
Im very glad that i found your forum.
A little info about me :
im from Europe (Latvia) and for about a year im collecting for sega saturn.
and recently i remembered about Netlink and started to collect that, and in about moth i think i will receive my goods from USA such as Netlink with browser version 3, keyboard adapter and the keyboard and mouse. But the thing is that i have only PAL saturns, is there any way to play with you guys online but on PAL saturn? i read that i need VOIP as well and i will order it ASAP. And one more question how do i access the Chat Roms on NET LINK ZONE, so i need the DreamPi anyway? (if yes - where do i get one)
Hoping for you help guys =]


You can use a pal Saturn but you will need a ode, modchip, pseudo kai, or do the swap trick to play netlink games in it since they are USA ntsc region.

I recommend joining the saturn netlink matchup group on facebook. I'll probably start a fresh discord exclusively for netlink just haven't had a chance. For best results European players should only connect to other European players. Overseas matches are too slow to work currently with the voip lag. (Hopefully we eventually find a even faster method) But if you are on the same continent it works pretty well.

For netlink zone and surfing the net and checking email you will need a dreampi, you can purchase one through dreamcastlive.net :)


Thanks for the info! just one question. So to surf web on netlink i do not need VOIP adapter? I can just buy Dreampi kit and just plug and play style connect to sega saturn, setup saturn and i will be online? ia that correct?


Correct. To surf the net you only need a dreampi

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