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Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:29 am
by Vado55
Hi guys,

Trying to get my PAL Dreamcast online. Followed the tutorial from DreamcasticChannel. Im using the PAL USB Line Voltage Inducer and a Dell NW147 modem. I get to the part where I connect everything but dont get any lights switched on on my Dell modem. Not sure what the problem is, if anyone knows how to get the dial up modem working please let me know. As far as I know I have connected everything as per tutorial.

Thanks

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:05 pm
by Bob Dobbs
Ok, I have a couple of ideas but I recommend sending this question directly to PCwzrd13 being he is the guy who has all of the exact answers. Just copy and PM him.

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:55 pm
by pcwzrd13
The first thing I would do is check and make sure DreamPi is booting up properly. Plug it into a TV, power it on, and take a picture of the screen when it's finished booting ( shouldn't take more than a minute or so max). From that we can tell if it's working properly.

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:05 am
by Vado55
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This is what I get when I boot up the Retro Pi.
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Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:19 am
by Shuouma
You are getting a kernel panic, that is, it doesn't even boot.

I would recommend reformating/reinstalling the dreampi image to your SD. If that
doesn't work, try another SD card.

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:21 am
by Vado55
Thank you Shuouma. I reformatted the SD card and reloaded dreampi image and now I see 2 green lights on the modem. The next thing is to load web browser on my dreamcast. Im just wondering is it something I need to purchase? I cant seem to find the browser in the settings when I boot up my dreamcast.
thanks again for your help.

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 am
by pcwzrd13
Vado55 wrote:The next thing is to load web browser on my dreamcast. Im just wondering is it something I need to purchase? I cant seem to find the browser in the settings when I boot up my dreamcast.


Yes, it's not on the Dreamcast itself, it's on a disc. You can either purchase a copy of Dreamkey 3.0 or burn a copy of XDP Browser (you can find it here).

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:24 pm
by mistamontiel
I just used that the XDP burn and UGB's tutorial on YT but pcwzrd's will show you the way too (forget which browser that was)

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:20 am
by Vado55
Thank you for that pcwizard13. I burned XDP Browser onto a disc using software alcohol 120%. What do I do now?

Re: Please help me get my Dreamcast Online

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:15 am
by pcwzrd13
Vado55 wrote:Thank you for that pcwizard13. I burned XDP Browser onto a disc using software alcohol 120%. What do I do now?


Select the PlanetWeb option from the main menu of XDP and configure it as in the video tutorial.