***UPDATED WITH MORE PICTURES!!*** Dreamcast Laptop Project!

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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Post by schmellyfart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:51 pm

To show those interested, myself included, that there is progress and it works.

I love seeing progress pictures.

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Post by HotDog-Cart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:29 pm

:0 Exactly.

Update also: I WILL be getting the VGA box tomorrow. Garunteed by the post office. (If not, I get some type of discount. :3)

The VGA box for the dreamcast is amazing as it lets the dreamcast run in 480p mode. Which looks a LOT better than 480i for the dreamcast. Heck the VGA box I'm getting, has svideo out so I can even use the svideo in my TV for enhanced definition. (So, with the VGA box I can output: 480p, enhanced definition or 480i. So even when I use the dreamcast on the TV, I can go through SVideo which will look much better than composite on the dreamcast.)

I suggest any of you dreamcast lovers pick up one of these. There supposed to be amazing and there supposed to really enhance the graphics and resolution of the dreamcast. Well worth $20.

If a vga box isnt availiable, get a VGA cord. They do NOT have svideo or composite out. BUT they have VGA out still.
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Post by LoyalistRevolt » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:17 pm

I was just asking because I didn't understand why you just didn't youtube it...I have like 3 of these things 2 boxes 1 cord.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:46 pm

Because, I'd rather take pictures of MY own experience. Rather than take someone elses video. This my my portable, and I want to share the fun.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:27 pm

Update: Got the Item today. Works on my 17inch monitor. Awsome. Heres some pics:

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Sonic Adventure 2 Trial Title

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Sonic Adventure 2 Trial Ingame

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SF3rd Strike Title

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SF3rd Strike VS

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SF3rd Strike Ingame


You may see some dotcrawl/pixelization on the games and there is some discoloration on chunli. This is due to a monitor setting. I'll fix it later.

Tell me what you guys think. I do see a color and graphical improvement.

The Sonic Ingame Picture may look choppy and thats because I zoomed my camera in so it did a close up of sonic. The game does NOT look this way on the screen. It looks a lot better.

I'm buying plastic and Hinges this weekend.
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Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:31 pm

Cool, glad it worked on your monitor.

Also, is that Sonic trial the real disk or a burnt copy? If it's real, think you might sell it in a month or 2? I've been looking for a copy of the trial that has his classic shoes isntead of weird shoes from Sonic Adventure 2.

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Post by project_failure » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:34 am

A fellow Third Strike player on benheck?
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Post by grossaffe » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:47 am

project_failure wrote:A fellow Third Strike player on benheck?
here, too.

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Post by HotDog-Cart » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:02 am

Its a Mint Condition (No scratches that I can see) real copy Sonic Adventure 2: Trial that came with Phantasy Star Online. (Heck, I have the phantasy star online, too.)

I MAY sell it but, from what I know its somewhat rare and wanted.

And yes, I love 3rd strike.
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Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:38 am

K, it's no big deal, I just wanted it for novelty. I'm going to be puting the 3D model from the trial into the final anyway :P I'm good at hacking DC games, I can change the level models, and layouts, and character models for Sonic andventure 1 ^_^, and even found the prototype dragon enemy from Sky chase ^_^. I just need to find myself a non-selfboot SA2.

Anyway, enough off-topic.

I hope you finish this, as not many Dreamcast projects seem to get finished. I don't know If mine will get finished even, because I run into money problems a lot. Glad it works on your monitor though, as lots of LCD's from about 1 to 2 years ago don't seem to accept 640*480. (Or maybe my monitors just suck :P )

Also, Third Strike FTW!

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Post by HotDog-Cart » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:05 pm

Dude, this WILL be finished. All I need to do is make a case and I'm done.

I'm bringing it to the convention, that I'm going to.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:11 pm

Update:

Whats done in this update:

Cut all plexiglass to approximate size
Bought Hinges
Bought Gluegun and gluesticks
Bought JB KWIK (Quick Set JB Weld)


What needs to be done:
Sanding and Trimming of plexiglass to exact size
Drilling holes for power and monitor
Putting case together with hotglue
JB Welding Hinges to Monitor (and Hinges to Case)

Think I can get this all done in 2 weeks? I think I can.
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Post by LoyalistRevolt » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:08 pm

Grandmasterjimmy wrote:K, it's no big deal, I just wanted it for novelty. I'm going to be puting the 3D model from the trial into the final anyway :P I'm good at hacking DC games, I can change the level models, and layouts, and character models for Sonic andventure 1 ^_^, and even found the prototype dragon enemy from Sky chase ^_^. I just need to find myself a non-selfboot SA2.

Anyway, enough off-topic.

I hope you finish this, as not many Dreamcast projects seem to get finished. I don't know If mine will get finished even, because I run into money problems a lot. Glad it works on your monitor though, as lots of LCD's from about 1 to 2 years ago don't seem to accept 640*480. (Or maybe my monitors just suck :P )

Also, Third Strike FTW!

How did you learn that? Anyway I have a copy somewhere around the house I could give to you.
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