PlanetWeb is absolutely useless. Worst on-screen keyboard, same shorter site size as Dream Passport, worst and least useful browser menu (Start instead of the LT and RT menus) and none of the avefront codes work at all on it. Is it an issue with version 2.6X, or a general issue with PlanetWeb, I have no idea. Every single avefront code comes up with the following error;
This version of the browser does not support this kind of document.
If this is just an issue with version 2.6X, can someone send me the latest official release version and I can test it on that. It is possible the custom PlanetWeb on XDP is just bad all by itself. I'm in the UK so I never got to use PlanetWeb prior to joining this community.
Anyway, all codes (including those that did nothing or crashed the Dreamkey browser) work in Dream Passport 3, except the menu, smail, push and setup ones. These don't work on any browser so I don't know how they became known as codes to begin with. Here's what each code does on Dream Passport 3;
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DREAM PASSPORT 3 (JP)
dream/util/visit = Page History (Brings up new web page of page history during this logon)
dream/proc/menu/bookmark = View Bookmarks
dream/proc/menu/jump = URL Address Bar (To type new url)
dream/proc/menu/mail = View Emails
dream/proc/menu/help = Brings up Help Pages on the disc
dream/proc/menu/option = Browser Options Screen
dream/proc/menu/connect = Starts connecting to the internet (instantly connects if already connected)
dream/proc/menu/disconnect = Disconnects you from the internet
dream/proc/menu/exit = Reboots the browser to the title screen
dream/proc/menu/back = Goes back a page
dream/proc/menu/forward = Goes forward a page (if you have gone back a page)
dream/proc/menu/reload = Reloads the entire page (including all frames if page has frames)
dream/proc/menu/zoom = Zooms into the page (works on whole page, including all frames)
dream/proc/menu/file = VMU Manager
dream/proc/menu/sntp = Adjust Time and Date
dream/proc/menu/modem = Modem Settings screen
dream/proc/menu/chat = Brings up Dricas and IRC Chat options, Dricas is offline when you select it. IRC goes to an email-style screen where you can load an IRC from a VMU
dream/proc/menu/urlchat = Goes to Chatrooms screen (Currently offline)
dream/proc/menu/pmsg_list = Private Messaging/ch@b System (Seems to be offline, may have connected to a unique SEGA server built specially for it
dream/proc/menu/accountinfo = Connection Fee information page, currently offline
dream/proc/menu/provider = ISP Settings Screen
There are commands such as;
[i]x-avefront://---.menu/start[/i] and [i]x-avefront://---.smail/list?type=N[/i] and [i]x-avefront://---.push/list?type=A[/i] and [i]x-avefront://---.setup/list[/i]
None of these work. They simply come up with a [!] message stating URL FAILURE
Interesting that there are built-in chatroom features exclusive to the Japanese browsers, including IRC load ins.
Help Pages are built into the browser, so it may be possible to "fix" this feature on Dreamkey with a patch. The code works but the pages are either missing or mislabelled in the files - which causes the browser to enter a dead loop where you can't reconnect properly until you reboot it.
Connection Fee pages were stored online, but nowadays this would be a useless feature and while Dreamkey understands the code, they clearly never intended to use it as the text is missing from the on-screen display. I wonder if it would be possible to repurpose it for Dreampi information, but that would be above my skill level.
Chat Rooms via Dricas could potentially be revived by rebuilding the webpages, though implementing it outside Dream Passport (even into Dreamkey) would be much more difficult, since the chatroom codes do literally nothing. If we can rebuild the pages, then IRC could definitely be revived as it simply uses stored IRC addresses on the VMU, but proc/menu/chat would need to be revived on Dreamkey to get the most out of it and to see the system in anything but Japanese).
Of more interest is the Private messaging system (Known as Buddy in Dreamkey and ch@b in Dream Passport), which I've never seen used before but is fully translated between the two. Not sure how it functions, but if you want to see it on your DC browser, the full code is;
I have an update coming soon, but I can say I have the testcity working now! Animated GIFs run a bit slow when there are several on display, but considering the same page was completely broken only yesterday, I can live with that. There's a relatively wide (scrolls horizontally) background, 12 animated GIFs with links to other pages with blank gifs used to place them into position - all on top of the previously loaded navigation frame and announcements frame.
Once I've got it tweaked a little, I'll be able to take what I've got and actually build the pages as they should be. But great news! Even the most complex page runs smoothly on real hardware via the 33k modem! Quite a happy chap right now lol