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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

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

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 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
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