News Archive: March 2004
Monday, March 29, 2004
NEOCD/SDL DC Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 15:44
Ian Micheal posted over at IMRtechnology
I started porting the NEOCD/SDL to the Dreamcast and this emulator is in the early stages of production. The Original NeoCD(DOS Version) is by Martinez Fabrice, and The NEOGEO CD SDL port was done by Fosters (SDL portions written by Fosters(2001, 2003). There is no sound yet in this beta.
Dreamcast Port (equal credit) : Ian Michael, Fosters, Troy Davis (GPF), BlackAura, BlueCrab
Main Issue: ANALOG STICK The stick is SUPER SENSITIVE!! Only the smallest of movement is needed. In other words: you CANNOT just push hard in any direction. If you do that, it will fail to work. If you cant stand the super sensitive analog stick controls: use the keyboard.
Puzzle Bubble is fullspeed!
For more info and the download to Emulator Releases
Fenix Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 15:13
Chui is porting Fenix ,A scripting language designed to create console-like 2D games, to the dreamcast.
this is what Chui said at this topic at ConsoleVision
Fenix is a lot of tools of a simple game language
(very high level language). The Fenix compiler
generate a bytecode file that you can executed under
Edit: All ready 3 Fenix games have been ported to Dreamcast!
Monday, March 22, 2004
2 more ports by Ian Micheal Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 15:29
Ian Micheal of IMR Technology has release 2 ports.
Kill Everything That Moves a 2D vertical scrolling spaceshooter, with pre-rendered 3D graphics.
Reversi an Othello Clone.
To get more info, the cdi image and the sourse go to his Development Page
Saturday, March 20, 2004
Games Of All Types (GOAT) Contest Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 18:43
The DreamOn contest is over but the Goat Store has got a new one lined up! They plan to release a disk for the DC with a collection of short arcade-type games. Your game(s) could be on that disk!
The contest will run until August 31st, or until 20 winning games have been submitted
For more info check out this topic in our forums.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
VMU file manager Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 20:33
speud has release a VMU file manager. Some of the features are: downloading the VMU files from your cd/p.c. on to your VMU
turning on/off the 41 extra blocks
reformat the VMU
get the download from here http://speud5.free.fr/vmutool_066.rar
ScummVM 0.6.0 release Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 19:33
ScummVM 0.6.0 is now here! Games that can be played to the end include:
Maniac Mansion,Zak McKracken,Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Loom, The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2 - LeChuck's Revenge, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, Beneath a Steel Sky, Simon the Sorcerer 1, Simon the Sorcerer 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen.
Also Flight of the Amazon Queen has become freeware!
For more info and to get the download go to the ScummVM site
Happy St Paddy's Day Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 19:16
A day late, but happy St Paddy's Day everyone! :)
The Dream On Contest is now over! there were at least 5 entries, but their could be more. Also there were were a few entries that could not make the deadline, so expect to see them in a month or two.
For more info go to this topic in our forums.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
SBI Builder v2.4 Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 17:48
SiZiOUS has release SBI Builder v2.4 , a program to make you own SBI for Dream Inducer. Get the download from here www.sbibuilder.fr.st
Sunday, March 7, 2004
Yeti3D Engine Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 17:57
Vorrtexx has done a quick port of the Yeti3D Enginel to the DC. He has posted some pics of the demo level running here . For more info go to this topic at ConsoleVision
Edit: Vorrtexx has release the source of the DC port
get it here
Saturday, March 6, 2004
Trampolining Gunmen Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 20:42
GPF has released a port of Trampolining Gunmen, after a request of the auther. Get the download here
Friday, March 5, 2004
Giana's Return: v0.90 BETA release Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 21:31
The long awaited Giana's Return has been released for the DC!!
What are you waiting for, go and get it here!
Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Dreamcast Demo Disc #01 Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 12:41
Freeze has posted in this topic at ConsoleVision about the first homebrew Dreamcast Demo Disc. 2,000 copys will be given away for free with every DC order at Lik-Sang. If your want to have your homebrew game included in the demo disc, get in contact with Freeze.
Efe-Cero Demo 3 Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 12:36
The F-Zero remake for the Dreamcast, Efe-Cero has had a new demo release. To get the demo go go to this topic
breakpoint*o4! Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 12:33
Freeze has posted at Pouet.net about a new demo contest.
For more info go here
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Programmer shortage at EA Canada Posted by
TheGypsy @ 13:56
[I'm bumping this to the top again since EA is still actively searching for coders, and I therefore find this fairly important for many of our readers. Put a resume in there, people!]
It seems that despite producing some of gamedoms most beloved titles such as FIFA, SSX, James Bond 007 and Need For Speed, EA Canada just can’t find enough talented programmers, designers and technical specialists. EA Canada is located in Vancouver and doesn't usually have problems arranging work visas. Anyone fitting the bill and is interested in career progression, variety and attractive compensation all within driving distance to Whistler should click here for more info.
Monday, March 1, 2004
Feet of Fury: Source Release! Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 17:10
Dan Potter has released most of the source code for last years homebrew comerical release Feet of Fury!
Dan says he hopes it will help other developers out with new DC homebrew games!
To download the source and for more info, go to this topic at CAgames
Vorton Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 15:23
Taken from http://vorton.sourceforge.net/
Vorton is a remake of the classic game Highway Encounter. It is built with Simple DirectMedia Layer libraries, portable on Windows, Linux, Dreamcast, GP32
Tryptonite: new pics Posted by
Darksaviour69 @ 13:11
Dan Potter of CAgames has posted new pics of his new game Tryptonite. For the pic and more info to to this topic
Also Dan said "FoF-related announcement coming up in the next few days"" in this topic topic