Do servers have to be setup for each game?

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AtomicPunk
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Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#1 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:55 pm

Or can we play any game online?

Like is there a way to do some Sega GT or 2K Sports games?

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Aleron Ives
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Re: Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#2 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:15 pm

Each DC game has separate server software. Some games are still online via official server software, some are online via homebrew software, and others can't go online anymore.
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Re: Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#3 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:14 am

Interesting.

There are actual official servers still running? Do you know which ones or a list of them that have official servers still? Thats pretty cool.

PSO is my main game for dreamcast but wouldnt mind playing some of the other games i bought online.

That is too cool. As Jonny 5 would say "input, input" thats what i feel like about any and all info about still online dreamcast games, especially ones with official servers still up that is way cool

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Re: Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#4 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:57 pm

AFAIK Toy Racer is online again because one of the original developers got permission to make the official server software public. I don't think any DC games are officially hosted anymore, though.
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Re: Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#5 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:36 pm

what about Maximum Pool? wasn't that officially hosted because it's the same server as the PC version or something like that?
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Re: Do servers have to be setup for each game?

Post#6 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:50 pm

I mean the original hosts for the games aren't running the software anymore; if the official software is still available, it's being run by third parties now. Sega doesn't host any servers anymore, and I don't think any of the GameSpy servers are up anymore, either, since GS shut down quite a while ago now.
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