Wrote a new article: Running a Dedicated Quake III Arena Server for Dreamcast - https://famicoman.com/2021/05/31/2021-05-31-running-a-dedicated-quake-iii-arena-server-for-dreamcast/ (For the three people in the world that would be interested in doing this) #dreamcast #dreampi #quakeiii
Definitely! I've acquired a handful over the years as a rainy day project for myself and some amateur radio buddies. I haven't tested the range myself but we did have talks of replacing the antennae and or adding a linear amp, which would be super silly for these devices. LoRa is much more performant and practical these days.
After watching the recent LGR video, I knew that I had a few Cybikos kicking around and decided to transfer over a terminal emulator and connect to a Raspberry Pi. Surprisingly the Cybiko Console software works on Windows 10 and gives you a boot log, some basic commands, and the ability to file transfer. Next step will be battery replacement and figuring out why some of these just don't work. And if anyone knows how to do an OS upgrade these days let me know.
Installed two RCA jacks on the #pxl2000 for audio and composite video. Reassembled things and it works great with composite video from the new jack. The battery terminals are fairly trashed, but I wasn't planning on using this on-the-go anyway.
Got some VictorMaxx StuntMaster #VR headsets from the '90s and they're fairly easy to hook up to power, composite video, and audio when you don't have original cables. They are definitely just cheap HMDs, but they have novelty.
New post: Running the RC2014 with a Soviet/GDR Z80 Clone - https://famicoman.com/2021/01/09/running-the-rc2014-with-a-soviet-gdr-z80-clone/ #rc2014 #z80 #zilog
Found this https://youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ
A remix of the BBS documentary. Looking forward to watching the rest of it.
An interview I did with R.U. Sirius a few years back was linked to from HN and upon further investigation I found this was because someone posted The Guy I Almost Was (1998). It's a great comic and worth a read (or reread) if you've never seen it, http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/almostguy/
New XBAND news! Last time I announced anything, it was just that I had gotten a Genesis game playing over a local phone setup. Today I'm announcing a public XBAND server that anyone can connect to. Gameplay over the internet is still laggy, but most of the other features are available for use.
If you aren't familiar with XBAND, it was an early network multiplayer service for the Genesis and Super Nintendo, letting you play in real-time with players across the country, all through a 2400 baud modem. It also had two newspapers, a way to exchange mail, a friends list, player rankings, and a few other community features.
Launched in 1994, it was completely reliant on servers that were shut down in 1997, but are now revived for 2020 and beyond. Since landlines are almost completely gone these days, we've come up with a few alternate ways you can use to connect, if you have an XBAND modem. We'd love to see you on the network!
Info on the Retrocomputing.Network site: https://retrocomputing.network
Announcement video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1WqCEwpMU
These screenshots generated via the newspaper functionality in the XBAND OS.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko