Dreamcast - Official Topic (unveiled 20 years ago today 21/05/1998)

Anything to do with games at all.

Favourite Dreamcast game/series?

Chu Chu Rocket
0
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Crazy Taxi
3
9%
Ecco the Dolphin : Defender of the Future
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No votes
Grandia II
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No votes
Headhunter
0
No votes
Jet Set Radio
3
9%
MSR
2
6%
Phantasy Star Online
1
3%
Power Stone
1
3%
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
2
6%
Rez
1
3%
Samba de Amigo
1
3%
Shenmue
10
29%
Skies of Arcadia
4
11%
Sonic Adventure
3
9%
Soul Calibur
3
9%
Space Channel 5
0
No votes
Virtua Fighter 3 tb
0
No votes
Virtua Tennis
1
3%
 
Total votes: 35
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by Buffalo » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:46 am

Oh well, ebay it is.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:22 pm

suzzopher wrote:
Buffa-Snowman wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:The VGA adapter is also worth getting, some older games RE:CV, VF3 and SR2, don't have a 60Hz option, but VGA runs all games at 60Hz.


Do any shops sell these? Or am I going to have to brave ebay?


Ebay my friend.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Official-Sega-Dre ... 240%3A1318

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by Pred » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:50 pm

Would using a VGA box/cable be much better than Scart when using an HDTV? I don't have an HDTV but if I ever do have to buy one then what other cables would be needed?

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:32 pm

Yes

VGA is really crisp when using Dreamcast on a HDTV/monitor.

For instance, you can REALLY tell what's 3D on SoulCalibur and where the 2D (painted backgrounds) starts.

Scarts isn't bad though, very tidy image.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by consolegaming » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:13 am

I want that official vga box, they are so rare to get hold of these days and even back then because they were made in such small quantities. I am not paying upward of £40, which it will definately go for anyway.

As far as cables go, VGA is the way for HDTVs because it is just so clear, crisp and consistent. RGB is the best solution for a CRT television, but even if you have a compatible monitor get the VGA cable, it really makes the games look so sharp and nearly HD-like!

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by Buffalo » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:49 am

Bah I missed it! Can someone find me another one like that? I can't really use ebay, y'see.
And why is it a fuck-off massive box?

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by consolegaming » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:25 pm

Buffalo wrote:Bah I missed it! Can someone find me another one like that? I can't really use ebay, y'see.
And why is it a ****-off massive box?


Hmm well you could try Play-Asia, but now its going to be so hard to get it off a website, if I see it somewhere I will post a link, the more Dreamcast guys on VGA makes the world a better place! :D

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by Rik » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqHYys_3GjQ&feature=channel_page

You look at the online and the motion sensing of Samba and realise just how ahead of is time the Dreamcast really was.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (10th Anniversay - Japan)
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:19 pm

consolegaming wrote:
Buffalo wrote:Bah I missed it! Can someone find me another one like that? I can't really use ebay, y'see.
And why is it a ****-off massive box?


Hmm well you could try Play-Asia, but now its going to be so hard to get it off a website, if I see it somewhere I will post a link, the more Dreamcast guys on VGA makes the world a better place! :D


Just depends on the make, some are big, others are the size of the AV adaptors.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by frogg » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:34 am

I hope my Dreamcast still works :? I've had it in my cupboard for ages and before that my brother put it in the local scout hall, where the wee bastards didn't know how to respect other peoples property :x banana splits.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:35 am

Its sad as the years have gone by the Dreamcast is left packed away for longer and longer. I guess its soon to be a distant memory of golden age of gaming. I do hope Sega hurry up and rerelease their whole Dreamcast back catalogue on PSN/ XBLM. I cannot believe it is almost 10 years ago I bought the console along with Sonic Adventure and a VMU and played it on my 14 inch TV through an RF connection!

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:11 am

Ditto, I put Sonic Adventure on 60Hz with an RF and the blue sky flickered :fp:

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:18 am

NickSCFC wrote:Ditto, I put Sonic Adventure on 60Hz with an RF and the blue sky flickered :fp:


I remember it being so awesome at the time, infact it was almost like when I began Super Mario 64, but not quite...

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:17 pm

consolegaming wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Ditto, I put Sonic Adventure on 60Hz with an RF and the blue sky flickered :fp:


I remember it being so awesome at the time, infact it was almost like when I began Super Mario 64, but not quite...


The skyscraper stage was stunning, first level of any game I'd played on Dreamcast, stunning demopoddage!

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:54 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
consolegaming wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Ditto, I put Sonic Adventure on 60Hz with an RF and the blue sky flickered :fp:


I remember it being so awesome at the time, infact it was almost like when I began Super Mario 64, but not quite...


The skyscraper stage was stunning, first level of any game I'd played on Dreamcast, stunning demopoddage!


I loved that windy one, I was obsessed with it. I never completed the game, and was thinking of getting the Gamecube versions of 1 and 2 to play them on the wii to finally see the end. I do not have SA2 anymore as I sold it a long time ago, but should be able to pick it up for £10 or so.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by mokeyjoe » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:05 am

SA2 was in some ways better than the forst and in some ways worse. The Knuckles and, erm. bat lady levels were horrible. The Sonic and Shadow stages were awesome.

I still think the first was the best though. And easily the best 3d Sonic game. There were flaws (like Big the Cat) but there always were in Sonic games. Sega were always erratic, they aren't Nintendo, but when they were good all the niggles were worth it.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:13 am

mokeyjoe wrote:SA2 was in some ways better than the forst and in some ways worse. The Knuckles and, erm. bat lady levels were horrible. The Sonic and Shadow stages were awesome.

I still think the first was the best though. And easily the best 3d Sonic game. There were flaws (like Big the Cat) but there always were in Sonic games. Sega were always erratic, they aren't Nintendo, but when they were good all the niggles were worth it.


Yeah, it was more of a 'game' than the first one, but I still preferred the original because of its freshness. I was totally amazed the first time I got the console and popped in this game. That first level is such a great advert for the console, its so fresh, fast and exciting. I never completed the game or the sequel, I must get round to doing it one day.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:29 pm

Anniversary coming soon, I feel old :(


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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:14 am

NickSCFC wrote:Anniversary coming soon, I feel old :(



Yeah, time has gone so quick. The funny thing is that the console would not look majorly out of place even now using a vga cable. Its a shame we cannot go online on it for games!

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:33 am

Indeed, Wii doesn't even have a digital connector like VGA or HDMI.

Always used to use VGA with my Dreamcast, very crisp and all games ran at 60Hz default. Even Virtua Fighter 3 and Sega Rally 2 were at 60Hz, and the games used to just skip the select screen.

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