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Roareye
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DreamArena 2

Post#1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:44 pm

So I was looking for DreamArena artwork and came across this website, which appears to be a CV for someone involved in SEGA's DreamArena websites back in 1999-2001. Specifically this page refers to a DreamArena 2, where SEGA executives wanted the front page to include more content but be radical looking and imaginative, and it has a picture included with one of the potential concepts for achieving this.

I think it looks awesome! It also fits in with the European Jet Set Radio, Toy Racer and MSR website layouts. The description makes it sound like it was going to utilise the DreamArena mouse more akin to controlling a "character" on the site (likely a mouse overlay) and accessing content more like a video game. It seems the three aforementioned websites wound up a half-measure towards this plan, as they ultimately didn't include a "playable character" interface, but it sounds to me as if it would have been very cool if implemented.

http://www.luc.me.uk/dreamarena-2/

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Post#2 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:45 pm

Here's his uploaded images of the first iteration of DreamArena too.
https://www.luc.me.uk/dreamarena/

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Post#3 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:03 pm

It would be awesome to have the old DreamArena back online.
I think it would be fun to have a place where we could chat, upload save files and get news. (we could even use Dreameye) :)
Have you seen this site? https://www.dreamcastarena.com/#/dreamc ... -community
Have you guys seen the Dreamcast 2?

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Re: DreamArena 2

Post#4 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:19 pm

I have seen that site. Sadly it's HTML3 and doesn't work with Dreamcasts. I've seen the little Sonic pop-up saying it is compatible, but I've just gone on it via Dreamkey 3.0 and there is no site there. It just comes back with "error code: 1010"

It seems the DC code is no longer functioning, if it ever working to begin with. Shame because I'd love to see what they can do with the DC Browser.

EDIT:: Just tried it with XDP Browser 4.0 (from Dreamcastlive), using XDP User Expanded, and the site loads but it's a barebones iteration of the HTML3 page with no imagery and just text. It doesn't load the Dreamcast page at all.

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Re: DreamArena 2

Post#5 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:18 am

Yes, the web is also hateful to our beloved DC.
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