New Dreamcast Now features!

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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#71 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:32 am

I'd love to have an easier option when switching between LAN and WiFI. Rather then typing in half a dozen of Shell commands, how about moving the config file to the FAT32 partition of DreamPI SD card so you can easily edit it on your Windows OS?

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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#72 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:32 pm

i just had an amazing and fancy idea for dreampi

why not attempt a text to speech module, where if a user attaches a speaker to their pi, notifications will be broadcasted like an intercom, with a pleasant chime and a british lady's voice (if available in the software) saying "there are <#> users playing <game>" or "<player name> has connected to <game>" or "there are <#> players online"

so imagine you're in your room:

*ding*
pleasant british lady: "Tact is playing Quake 3"

there are obvious issues with the idea though, like too many notifications when many people are online, making people annoyed. there would have to be configurable settings for notification frequency, notification type (only broadcast total dreamcast now population, and\or broadcast player status, and\or broadcast game(s) status), volume level control for a tiny usb powered speaker with no physical volume control

this isn't a demand. just putting it out there and maybe kazade or somebody will run with the idea. i think it sounds really interesting in theory

at the least though, it would be nice if chrome browser notification support was implemented
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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#73 » Wed May 02, 2018 3:46 pm

Perhaps a quick breakdown section at the top of the page?

A basic stat thing a bit like the one already there but with a little more depth?

# Players Online
# Players on 4x4 Evolution
# Players on Quake III Arena
# Players on Phantasy Star Online
# Players on Chu Chu Rocket
etc
Of course, if a game has no players online, it doesn't appear in the stats. That will prevent clutter but still show what is currently being played the most if you just want to dive into any random game.

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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#74 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:06 pm

DR TEAMCAST wrote:i just had an amazing and fancy idea for dreampi

why not attempt a text to speech module, where if a user attaches a speaker to their pi, notifications will be broadcasted like an intercom, with a pleasant chime and a british lady's voice (if available in the software) saying "there are <#> users playing <game>" or "<player name> has connected to <game>" or "there are <#> players online"

so imagine you're in your room:

*ding*
pleasant british lady: "Tact is playing Quake 3"

there are obvious issues with the idea though, like too many notifications when many people are online, making people annoyed. there would have to be configurable settings for notification frequency, notification type (only broadcast total dreamcast now population, and\or broadcast player status, and\or broadcast game(s) status), volume level control for a tiny usb powered speaker with no physical volume control

this isn't a demand. just putting it out there and maybe kazade or somebody will run with the idea. i think it sounds really interesting in theory

at the least though, it would be nice if chrome browser notification support was implemented


This is pure genius.
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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#75 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:07 pm

-time online
-more obvious divide between who's online and offline
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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#76 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:44 pm

tutorial for text to speech using python scripting, with interchangeable voice packs AND accents 8-)

https://www.dexterindustries.com/howto/ ... -pi-speak/
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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#77 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:20 am

Here is a less ambitious request, interchangeable box artwork between EU/US/JP? :) auto change every 5 seconds like a gif or display the relevant box art dependent on the users country.

It would look better for POD 2: Multiplayer Online / Racing Simulation 2: Monaco Grand Prix Online

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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#78 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:31 am

This is an extreme idea, and may not necessarily be a Dreamcast Now specific, but since the Pi is so much more powerful than the DC and the DreamPi tracks your online gameplay, is it possible to use the Pi to automatically create and co-ordinate verbal chat using a PC Mic connected to the Pi?

Basically if you have a PC headset connected to Pi, when you join a game online the Pi reads the DC Now players and lumps them into a temporary voice call/chat for the duration of the match?

I know that the Pi could handle the headset
I know that DreamPi sends your game and ID.
I know that DC NOW can pull this information and use it.

Using DC NOW as a buddy chat would be great fun, and may convince others to sign up (I've seen several PSO players who say they don't use it).

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Re: New Dreamcast Now features!

Post#79 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:11 am

Roareye wrote:This is an extreme idea, and may not necessarily be a Dreamcast Now specific, but since the Pi is so much more powerful than the DC and the DreamPi tracks your online gameplay, is it possible to use the Pi to automatically create and co-ordinate verbal chat using a PC Mic connected to the Pi?

Basically if you have a PC headset connected to Pi, when you join a game online the Pi reads the DC Now players and lumps them into a temporary voice call/chat for the duration of the match?

I know that the Pi could handle the headset
I know that DreamPi sends your game and ID.
I know that DC NOW can pull this information and use it.

Using DC NOW as a buddy chat would be great fun, and may convince others to sign up (I've seen several PSO players who say they don't use it).


Great idea. So much potential with dreampi and dreamcast now
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