Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

General Dreamcast discussion applies here. Before posting here please check the other forums in the Dreamcast section to see if your topic would fit better in those categories.

Moderator: mazonemayu

Forum rules
Please check the other forums in the Dreamcast section before posting here to see if your topic would fit better in those categories. Example: A new game/homebrew release would go in the New Releases/Homebrew/Emulation section: http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=5 or if you're having an issue with getting your Dreamcast to work or a game to boot it would go in the Support section: http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42
User avatar
Sonic1994DC
killer
Posts: 270
Contact:

Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:35 pm

The Dreamcast has made a lot of advancements in the last couple of years like getting online with a raspberry pi and having a website/app to see who's online playing the Dreamcast right now and the game there playing, raspberry pi and Dreamcast Now made that possible for that to happen. The only thing is Dreamcast Now is just dial up players that use raspberry pi to connect and what about the players that use regular dial up or bba, PC, or other methods to connect online would it be possible for those users to be able to some how use the services?

User avatar
Strik3r91
dark night
Posts: 64
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#2 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:57 pm

I would like to know if its possible too.

User avatar
Sonic1994DC
killer
Posts: 270
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#3 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Strik3r91 wrote:I would like to know if its possible too.
Yeah if it is possible it would let you see all the other Dreamcast players out there :D

User avatar
pcwzrd13
Seen Any Sailors?
Posts: 4599
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#4 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:14 pm

You need custom software to report the player status to the DC Now server. That being said, it's not possible with other connection methods since there's no device to install the software on.
PSO Characters:
Teal'c - lvl 119 HUcast - GC# 11666
Alto - lvl 39 FOnewm - GC# 12964

YouTube Channel : Dreamcast Live

User avatar
Sonic1994DC
killer
Posts: 270
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#5 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:03 pm

pcwzrd13 wrote:You need custom software to report the player status to the DC Now server. That being said, it's not possible with other connection methods since there's no device to install the software on.


Could it if it was connected to the Pi?

User avatar
pcwzrd13
Seen Any Sailors?
Posts: 4599
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#6 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:15 pm

Sonic1994DC wrote:Could it if it was connected to the Pi?


Theoretically but you need a Pi with Wi-Fi and you'll need to configure it to work as a bridge so that the broadband adapter could connect to the internet through it. In addition you'll need software to examine the packets coming from the broadband adapter to determine the game and if the player is online or not.

In short, it would be quite a bit of work and I really don't think it would be worth it considering how few broadband adapter users there are.
PSO Characters:
Teal'c - lvl 119 HUcast - GC# 11666
Alto - lvl 39 FOnewm - GC# 12964

YouTube Channel : Dreamcast Live

User avatar
Sonic1994DC
killer
Posts: 270
Contact:

Re: Dreamcast Now but for bba, pc, other method users/players?

Post#7 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:57 pm

pcwzrd13 wrote:
Sonic1994DC wrote:Could it if it was connected to the Pi?


Theoretically but you need a Pi with Wi-Fi and you'll need to configure it to work as a bridge so that the broadband adapter could connect to the internet through it. In addition you'll need software to examine the packets coming from the broadband adapter to determine the game and if the player is online or not.

In short, it would be quite a bit of work and I really don't think it would be worth it considering how few broadband adapter users there are.


Yeah your right and that does sound like a big project there, I could maybe see this happening when someone discovers a new way of connecting or when the bba goes down in price/more games use by the bba. Well its just a dream right now :lol:

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media