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Post by AfroLH » Sun May 31, 2009 7:30 pm

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by argelfraster » Sun May 31, 2009 7:32 pm

you know, Im doing the exact same project right now :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by AfroLH » Sun May 31, 2009 7:36 pm

Well you know what they say!

Great minds think alike! :lol:

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by mikeyg » Sun May 31, 2009 7:37 pm

I would love to do something like this.

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by themadhacker » Sun May 31, 2009 7:42 pm

looks like a nice design.
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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by AfroLH » Sun May 31, 2009 7:44 pm

I mean,
All I would have to do would be relocate a few things,
Add a screen,
Make it all run off of one power source.

Shouldn't be that hard huh?

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by argelfraster » Sun May 31, 2009 8:12 pm

AfroLH wrote:I mean,
All I would have to do would be relocate a few things,
Add a screen,
Make it all run off of one power source.

Shouldn't be that hard huh?
Do you know what you are gonna use for a case?
Cause im at that stage and im totally stumped.

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by AfroLH » Sun May 31, 2009 8:16 pm

argelfraster wrote:
AfroLH wrote:I mean,
All I would have to do would be relocate a few things,
Add a screen,
Make it all run off of one power source.

Shouldn't be that hard huh?
Do you know what you are gonna use for a case?
Cause im at that stage and im totally stumped.
I was gonna use an actual laptop case but it seems too cramped.

I think I am gonna build my own case.

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by argelfraster » Sun May 31, 2009 8:23 pm

how and from what?

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by AfroLH » Sun May 31, 2009 8:30 pm

argelfraster wrote:how and from what?
Probably the same way Ben did it for his 360 Laptop.

It will cost a little more, but it's worth it.

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by Twilight Wolf » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:37 am

If you're custom-designing your case, you should add in a keyboard, as well, and include an extra controller port for a mouse; use a switch to change between keyboard/mouse mode and controller mode. This way you can play the games that supported a keyboard and mouse ("Quake III Arena" and "Half-Life", for example, not to mention the ever-famous "Typing of the Dead") without having to lug around a keyboard as well as a mouse, and you'd still be able to use standard controllers in all four ports. That's what I'd do, anyways.
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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by AfroLH » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:16 am

Twilight Wolf wrote:If you're custom-designing your case, you should add in a keyboard, as well, and include an extra controller port for a mouse; use a switch to change between keyboard/mouse mode and controller mode. This way you can play the games that supported a keyboard and mouse ("Quake III Arena" and "Half-Life", for example, not to mention the ever-famous "Typing of the Dead") without having to lug around a keyboard as well as a mouse, and you'd still be able to use standard controllers in all four ports. That's what I'd do, anyways.
I was thinking about doing that.

Although I am more of a gamepad person myself...

It all depends on how much room I can get from the case.

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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by HotDog-Cart » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:02 pm

Thats the same design that I came up with like almost a year ago. Great minds, my freind.

For a screen, I suggest getting a cheap LCD screen and getting a DC VGA Cable.
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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by palmertech » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:40 pm

HotDog-Cart wrote:Thats the same design that I came up with like almost a year ago.
Dude, no way, how could you both come up with the same design, that is crazy, I never even thought of doing it that way, my DC laptop was gonna have the screen on the bottom, and the drive on the top, man, dude. :lol:

I think since the DC mobo is so small, you should make it a 7" or 9" laptop. ;)
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Re: Dreamcast Laptop?

Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:39 pm

Palmer is right, 15" is a bit large for a DC laptop.

Perhaps you should make an engraving plastic/ aluminum wall case. Those always look good. Hope this project gets finished soon. A DC laptop, if done right, would be pretty epic. You should have batteries, too. Li-Po, for thickness (or thin-ness) purposes.
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