- Go to http://www.nz17.com/interactive/dreamca ... ls/01.html with your Dreamcast.
- Click the "Start Trial" button with your mouse or DC controller. The page will appear to be "frozen" for a few seconds while the page counts from 1 to 10,000,000.
- Report back here with the trial's time from that Web page and the Dreamcast Web browser which you used. If you only get a blank page by going there, then report that too.
Right now this is kind of an interest check, but who here would like to be a beta tester for an online Dreamcast game collection/hub? I'm taking a different approach than usual to Dreamcast game development: the Web. In other words, gaming via your Dreamcast's Web browsers! There's no need to burn CD-R's or use costly hardware this way!
Requirements for potential participants: The ability to go online with a Dreamcast Web browser to the actual Internet. It doesn't matter which DC Web browser you use, or if you are using a real Dreamcast or an emulator, or if you are using BBA, PPP (dial-up), or DreamPi. However, the more options you have at your disposal, the better for the purposes of the trials.
The idea: To make a collection of game(s) which you can get to via a Web browser, whether by DC or other hardware/platforms. However, the experience will be optimized for Dreamcasts and dial-up speeds.
The business model: There will be no subscription fees nor "premium" content. Support for this initiative will be through a Patreon account contributed to by the community. As long as there is enough financial support to continue, the project will continue!
The guarantee: There is no reason to create nor support something which will live or die by one person or a single group's whims alone. Therefore, to ensure that this project can continue on for as long as there is interest, the code will be released under open source terms such as the AGPL license or a Creative Commons license! That way people can take the project's files and create their own independent projects freely!
So, who wants to give this a try?