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Re: DC dev: requirements?

We here at Dreamcast-Talk.com are all watching this project to see if there is a bootable copy for the Dreamcast so we can give this a go.

From: Andy Michaels <lego%therac25.net@localhost>
To: der Mouse <mouse%rodents-montreal.org@localhost>
Cc: port-dreamcast%netbsd.org@localhost
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 12:02:33 PM
Subject: Re: DC dev: requirements?

>>> And I can't see anything else offhand that needs Windows, leaving me
>>> wondering why it's listed.
>> Probably the document writer knew only that way?
> That's what I was hoping someone would say.

Yep, that's exactly the reason.  When I put that doc together
initially, I was interested in getting it done with the information I
had at hand.  Please, update if you can do it without Windows and

> I was just recently given a Dreamcast and would love to start doing
> something more interesting than playing commercial games on it.  At the
> moment this will be mildly difficult because it has the modem, not
> either of the ethernets, but if I can get a minimal grappling-hook
> program burnt, I can do preliminary work over the serial port.  I may
> find a network interface, or I may see how fast I can push the serial
> port, or I may cobble something together based on the parallel port I
> gather it has...this is still in very preliminary stages.

Good luck!  That machine is a lot of fun :)  When you post your
results, I may just have to dust off my DC and give it a whirl!


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