Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

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Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

Post#1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:46 am

Shuouma has released his dcGmail script for DreamPi which will enable you to use Gmail accounts with the Dreamcast. Not only will you be able to send and receive emails via the Dreamcast web browser but you'll also be able to play Sega Swirl's E-Mail Challenge mode! Simply follow the instructions below and Swirl away!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use your personal Gmail account for this. It's highly recommended that you set up a new account specifically for this purpose.

1. Download the dcgmail.sh file.

2. Copy the dcgmail.sh file to the root of your DreamPi SD card using a PC and an SD card reader.
(The SD card will show up in a file browser as "boot".)

3. Boot up the Pi and log in using 'pi' as the username and 'raspberry' as the password.
(Note that the characters will not show up on the screen when typing the password. This is normal.)

4. Type the following: sudo bash /boot/dcgmail.sh, hit Enter, and wait for the installation to finish.

6. After the installation finishes, type in the following when prompted:

Gmail username: Your email username not including @gmail.com
Gmail password: Your Gmail password (no duh)
Local Pop Password: This is the password you will use when setting up the email account in the Dreamcast web browser. Enter anything you want.

After you have everything configured, simply set up a Gmail account in your Dreamcast web browser of choice using the IP addresses specified by dcGmail for the POP and SMTP addresses and the password you set up. Once you do this, you're all set to play Sega Swirl. Simply boot up the game, select the "Email Challenge" option, and either start a new game by entering one or more email addresses of the people you want to play with, or respond to an existing game.

Note: You may receive an email from Google about a blocked sign-in attempt after using dcGmail for the first time. To fix this, you need to allow access from "less secure apps"; you can do this here.
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Re: Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

Post#2 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:43 pm

wget http://www.dreamcastlive.net/files/Downloads/dcgmail.sh is a much more convenient way of copying the script to the pi

i put the script on dreampipe if the URL is a bit easier in cmdline at http://dreampipe.net/mail/dcgmail.sh

edit to prevent confusion:

if you use wget, you'd then type

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chmod +x dcgmail.sh


then type

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sudo su

for admin privileges

then type

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./dcgmail.sh


and follow PCs guide as normal
this also works for Saturn
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Post#3 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:02 pm

I find it easier just to copy the file to the SD card. Too much can go wrong with typing in long or multiple commands, especially if you're not familiar with Linux. Case in point, doing it this way for me ended up with a syntax error.
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Post#4 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:07 pm

that's because for some reason you can't use "sudo ./script.sh". you have to elevate to root using "sudo su" then use "./script.sh", i got the same issue
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Post#5 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:18 pm

Awesome. This was a needed addition. The other cmail method worked but was too cumbersome for the average person to bother with.

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Re: Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

Post#6 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:47 pm

Yeah sorry, elevate to root by "sudo -s" or "sudo su" is preferred.

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Post#7 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:14 pm

So i can send emails all day long bit whenever i try to receive email the inbox is always empty, any ideas?
Edit: And yes it set to less secure app, this is the same account i used with the cmail method

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Post#8 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:04 pm

itsthinkingstill wrote:So i can send emails all day long bit whenever i try to receive email the inbox is always empty, any ideas?
Edit: And yes it set to less secure app, this is the same account i used with the cmail method

are you using wifi? shu updated the script today to fix wifi issue, if you're using wifi then 'reinstall' it with new script
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Re: Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

Post#9 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Do this:

1. Login through SSH or connect to monitor
2. sudo -s
3. su <gmail username>
4. fetchmail -d0 -vk

You will see what the issue is.

If fetchmail works, that is, no errors, then check:
/home/<gmail username>/Maildir/new/

If you have files in that directory I guess you haven't changed the
POP3 IP on the DC to 192.168.X.99.

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Re: Sega Swirl E-Mail Challenge Setup Guide (DreamPi)

Post#10 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:34 pm

The fact that I can write and send an email from my Sega Dreamcast in 2018 blows my mind. This is awesome! Thanks.

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