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News Archive: February 2003

Thursday, February 27, 2003

ODE / Buggy Demo Posted by CyRUS64 @ 20:35
La Cible has released a port of The Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) by Russell Smith, a software library for the simulation of Rigid Body Dynamics. He has also released a sample game, Buggy, demonstrating its usage, which involves driving around a terrain in a buggy with various stunt objects around with which to interact :)

Downloads and screenshots are available on the Developer Tools page.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Dynamate Posted by CyRUS64 @ 19:55
Jonas Norberg has released a dreamcast version of his and Björn Kalzen's freeware puzzlegame Dynamate. It is also available for linux, beos, amiga, and gameboy colour, although according to the authors the dreamcast version is the best yet :)

It also has an integrated level-editor that enables you to create your own puzzles to challenge your friends.

If anyone converts this to a self-booting image or takes some screenshots then please mail them in and i'll add them to the downloads page too.

Local Download (elf file)
Local Download (sbi file - thx DL324654)
Official Site

Friday, February 21, 2003

Icarus Posted by CyRUS64 @ 9:06
I've added several new screenshots of homebrew titles and commercial games running under Icarus to the Icarus website.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Tetris Posted by CyRUS64 @ 23:39
Viktor Gars has released a very nice looking Tetris clone. In addition to the standard single-player mode it also supports a 2-player mode, aswell as background audio cd playing, high-scores saving and autoloading from vmu. NTSC/PAL ELF/binary files as well as a discjuggler self-booting image are available.

Local Downloads
Official site

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Bloop Posted by CyRUS64 @ 18:27
Warmtoe has released a new version of Bloop. New in this version is sound support. Grab it from the games page.

dRxLaX Posted by CyRUS64 @ 18:20
Daniel Fairchild has released the sourcecode to version 0.91 of dRxLaX.

Local Download
Official site

Spacewar Posted by CyRUS64 @ 4:52
Darksavior sent in news that Tangent has released a new version of his 2-player asteroids-style game called Spacewar, formerly known as ShipTest. Here's an excerpt about the game:

"Your ship will fade as it takes damage. When you're out of health, you teleport to a new, predetermined location. This indicates that you have died. As your shots are fired, they lose effectiveness over time, meaning that hitting an opponent from a distance is much less effective than hitting him up close. The brightness of the shots should let you know how much damage you're doing."

Use the analog stick left/right to rotate the ship (or dpad left/right) and up/down to provide forward/backward thrust (or X/Y), and B to fire the weapon.

Local Download

Friday, February 14, 2003

VMUFrog Posted by CyRUS64 @ 5:02
TheBlackFrog has released the first version of VMUFrog, a program that allows one to backup VMU save games via serial cable and also to upload VMU files with dc-tool.

Local Download
Official Site

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Rise of the Triad Posted by CyRUS64 @ 22:05
Bero has released a port of this 3D First Person Shooter, which was released in 1994 by 3D Realms. The port is based on the Linux port using SDL for Dreamcast. Here are some details:

  • Fully playable with controller
  • Compressed Visual Memory saving
  • Sound and music support
  • No network support

    Thanks to Darksaviour for the news.

    Local Downloads
    Official Site

    Wednesday, February 12, 2003

    ShipTest Posted by CyRUS64 @ 16:48
    Tangent has released an Asteroids-style game, called ShipTest. This second version now supports Screen looping, and 2 player support. Thanks to Dr Zoidberg for the news.

    Local Download

    Bloop Posted by CyRUS64 @ 15:32
    Warmtoe has released a demo of his light-gun shooting game.
    Here is some info:

  • Targets appear, and your aim is to shoot them!
  • Supports the dc gun but only seems to work reliably if it's plugged into port D.
  • Supports analogue controller.
  • Supports up to 4 players - at the moment it just keeps track of your hits... but there will be lots, lots more.

    Local Downloads

    Edit: Warmtoe has released an update version with some new game elements, also available on the games page.
    And here's a screenshot.

    System16 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 15:28
    Reaper2k2 has released Beta 2 of his System 16 emulator, based upon the MAME source. Here's what's new:

  • Fullscreen postion now right
  • Sound is much better
  • Sound does not have the tick buzzing sound in most games
  • Fullspeed without sound
  • new games supported

    Official Site

    Monday, February 3, 2003

    CrossGaming Posted by CyRUS64 @ 19:36
    An rpg-style cross-platform sample game has been released for the dreamcast (using kos) and linux.
    PAL and NTSC binary packages aswell as a screenshot are available at the Official site.