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Tsukento's Look at Dreamcast DLC


#1 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

It's a fact; games today are taking advantage of the online capabilities of the consoles we have today and gamers are being given new content via download.

What many people don't realize is that the Sega Dreamcast was the first console to do this globally (it was done on the Super Famicom and Mega Drive before, but exclusively to Japan via internet add-ons). Years have gone by and Sega has officially taken down all official Dreamcast content accessible through the games themselves. Some of the games that were eventually ported to future consoles don't even have this content. Because of this, some people were never given the chance to see what some of original DLC on Dreamcast games looked like.

That's where I come in. After digging through my 8-page memory card and several VMUs, I've managed to record footage of said DLC that I obtained back when the content was still available. Now you all can see what Sega had to offer back then.

Now mind you, I don't have every bit of DLC that was available and I am working on finding them through sites that allow you to download them. Also keep in mind that there are a few games that I have yet to record footage for, so this is also a work in progress. Finally, I've omitted some DLC as they were either available in the future ports or have been changed a bit (in both instances, Phantasy Star Online is a good example).

(One last thing, some DLC were only available for certain regions. I will try my best to record footage of said DLC should they only be available to certain regions of certain games.)

Now, here we go!

ChuChu Rocket!


Jet Grind Radio
Spoiler


Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2


Samba de Amigo


Sonic Adventure


Sonic Adventure 2

Edited by Tsukento, 22 September 2009 - 03:15 AM.


#2 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12851 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:08 PM

Nice thread, thanks. I didn't realize Sonic had so much DLC. The only one I remember was Halloween in Twinkle Park. Still it's cool to see how far ahead in the industry the DC was.

#3 doodle777_98   Trade me your nes games. CAGiversary!   3853 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

doodle777_98

Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:19 PM

Any chance that they are still downloadable? Or is there another way we could get the DLC. I need to hook up my dreamcast but I like my saturn better.

#4 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10203 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Friend of Sonic

Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:08 AM

This is a great idea, thanks Tsukento! Skies of Arcadia had DLC right? I should have that if you're looking for it.

#5 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:08 AM

It's available out there, just not through the in-game browsers since Sega pulled support for the servers hosting the content (Dricas). I would have suggested Planetweb's site, but it seems they've now taken down their Dreamcast site starting last Sunday.

There's also VMU backup ISOs that you can burn onto a CD, but you gotta Google that for yourself. :p


And yeah, SoA has DLC. Came in the form of two new weapons, one for Vyse and one for Aika, as well as an extra battle and new location to visit. I've got 'em, so no worries there. :p

#6 Chuplayer   Anticitizen One CAGiversary!   2472 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:35 AM

I still have that Crazy Taxi 2 DLC where all of the people turn into cheerleaders ;)

#7 Chairman_LMAO   The Talent CAGiversary!   1917 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:07 PM

All the cool DLC for Dreamcast makes me wish I didn't have AOL in those days. I never knew there was so much!

#8 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:35 PM

I still have that Crazy Taxi 2 DLC where all of the people turn into cheerleaders ;)

I've only been able to find two files online, though I'm not sure if there's more. That one feels more like a legit GameShark/Action Replay trick. :p

I'm probably gonna record how Jet Set Radio's downloading feature worked.

#9 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:36 AM

I feel compelled to mention the awesome DLC that Spike created for Firepro Wrestling D. In addition to releasing new wrestling moves as active wrestlers debuted them (the Shining Wizard by Keiji Mutoh comes to mind), they released Spike-made sets of wrestlers ranging from current WWE guys to fantasy creations.

The DC was very much ahead of its time. Phantasy Star Online was running (relatively) smoothly waaaaaay before Sony entered the online arena. *sniff* Poor Sega.

#10 Mr. Anderson   spends too much time here CAGiversary!   9093 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Mr. Anderson

Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:46 AM

I MISS YOU SEGA!

Where oh where have you gone?

#11 dastly75   Resident Squirrel CAGiversary!   3563 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:59 AM

I remember playing PSO on a 56k back in the day with the keyboard peripheral. Also listening to the Giant Bombcast today, they said you could hook up a gameshark and cast spells in the lobby thereby crashing the server.

#12 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:17 AM

Oh yeah. There was a LOT of hacking during PSO's Dreamcast days. There was server crashing, FSOD, BSOD, RSOD (reset screen of death, where Dreamcast resets itself while you're in the middle of something which was terrible for Ver. 2 players since the game saved between loading screens), PKing, VMU Killing (all files for PSO on VMU = baleeted), character changing (where they would change your character into one of the various NPC characters, the most common being the level 5 HUnewearl named Nol), and even character killing (not to be confused with PK, this one involves giving another player a broken God item that makes your character's HP equate to 0, which insta-kills your character and makes them unusable).

Not to mention, when you died, people could yoink your weapons and money since they would fall on the floor. Then you had people hacking weapons to have an ungodly amount of power and what not, including Mags with unlimited benefits that don't go away unless you go back to town or leave the game.

#13 XxSmityxX   Sega New Astro City!! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:40 PM

This is awesome I forgot all about the DLC on the Dreamcast...

One thing that does come to mind is I used to play Speed Devils and I remeber there was some cars that were DLC? I think

#14 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:03 AM

Almost. Basically, you could win opponents' cars and money depending on the outcome of your races and bets.

#15 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10203 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Friend of Sonic

Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:04 PM

BTW Speed Devils was such a cool game. But there was some glitch that prevented me from winning the story mode. =(

#16 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

New Dreamcast Game Announced
http://bitmob.com/in...-announced.html

#17 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:14 AM

A relatively short one since I can no longer go online with my Dreamcast (unless someone has a spare broadband adapter they'd be oh so generous to donate...), but here's the Jet Grind Radio Custom Tags one.



Skies of Arcadia will be next.