"WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#51 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:45 am

@wtv-411, you might also want to look at httpd-ack: https://github.com/sega-dreamcast/httpd-ack

This software is being used a lot by dumpers, with this software one can dump the contents of a disc as well as the bios\flash and sys calls straight to a computer using a BBA.

Perhaps you can modify httpd-ack to dump the TellyScripts :)

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#52 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:58 pm

Displaying a QR code (or multiple QR codes) is also an option. It looks like there's a C library for that, but I haven't examined it too closely.

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#53 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:34 pm

megavolt85 wrote:


Hey megavolt85 do you know if there is a way to get WebTV to work in dreamshell from serial SD? I have not had any luck.. Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#54 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:57 pm

WebTV is written on WINCE SDK, everything that is written on this SDK cannot be run via SD mod, only HDD

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#55 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:17 pm

Ok thank you for the info. You’re the man. Thanks again

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#56 » Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:11 am

Wombat wrote:@wtv-411, you might also want to look at httpd-ack: https://github.com/sega-dreamcast/httpd-ack

This software is being used a lot by dumpers, with this software one can dump the contents of a disc as well as the bios\flash and sys calls straight to a computer using a BBA.

Perhaps you can modify httpd-ack to dump the TellyScripts :)


Hm, I might consider adding that functionality in my program if I have the time or motivation to try to implement it. Right now though development on the TellyScript extractor tool is postponed until I can get an LVI for my DreamPi setup as I don't have one on me right now (dismantled the one I made several months ago because it wasn't the best anyway), and connecting through an actual phone line to the VoIP server that's tied to the WebTV server I had to test with (close to being launched publicly soon) doesn't let WebTV for Dreamcast save a TellyScript onto my Dreamcast, and I'd like to work with more sample data to get a better picture of how the software stores TellyScripts and make sure my tool will be able to work in most cases.

On a slightly related note, since it concerns WebTV and Japan, I was able to extract a demo from a Japanese WebTV Plus disk image recently that was dumped by someone else a few years ago, and just got it uploaded to Archive.org yesterday: https://archive.org/details/webtvplus-demo-jp. It contains a portion of the Japanese WebTV service that can be viewed offline and it gives us a very good look into what the service was like. Sadly it can't be viewed very easily right now since it uses WebTV's proprietary HTML format, so it might look broken on a web browser, and if you try to use it on a WebTV Viewer, the text will be broken since it's all encoded in Shift-JIS and the Viewer is based on the American version of the WebTV software. Still worth checking out if you're interested. :)

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Re: "WebTV for Dreamcast" Awareness Thread

Post#57 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:05 pm

15:22 is where he connects to webtv


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