Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

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Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by Soulsaviger » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:30 pm

Anyone with some knowledge of porting pc games to dreamcast wanna help. Because we need it on Dreamcast!
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by dragonhead » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:11 pm

gotta port java first. could theoretically be possible.

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by Soulsaviger » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:28 pm

How about we port lamecraft from psp to dreamcast? Would that work?
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by bicostp » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:28 pm

It would be easier to port Java to Dreamcast.

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Post by dragonhead » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:48 pm

theres a dreamcast port of redhat already. i would just be more worried about the DC processing power to run minecraft. my gaming rig struggles on it sometimes...

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by Soulsaviger » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:21 pm

We could optimize it for dreamcast.
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by dragonhead » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:25 pm

seeing how its not open source, you would have to talk to notch about the code. but, seeing as java is cross platform, the linux version should technically work on dreamcast linux.

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:52 am

As far as I know, Minecraft primarily relies on Java and OpenGL. As long as both those requirements are there it could work in theory.

It probably isn't feasible to run it in real life, though. The Dreamcast only has a 100 mhz processor and 16 megs of RAM. Minecraft doesn't need much processing power but it's a memory glutton.

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by Soulsaviger » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:32 pm

How about we get help from an "external source" like a pc?
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by Meff » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:45 am

Soulsaviger wrote:How about we get help from an "external source" like a pc?
Yea, run it on your PC, connect Dreamcast pad to the PC and use some software to bind the buttons to the keys on keyboard, then connect your PC gfx card to your TV, and then put your dreamcast under your TV.
Seriously, porting anything anywhere is senseless when you still want to use the previous machine to help.
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by MegaCallum10 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:27 pm

bicostp wrote:As far as I know, Minecraft primarily relies on Java and OpenGL. As long as both those requirements are there it could work in theory.

It probably isn't feasible to run it in real life, though. The Dreamcast only has a 100 mhz processor and 16 megs of RAM. Minecraft doesn't need much processing power but it's a memory glutton.

Well dreamcast does have virtual ram or memory so you could use that and this is also a reply to the person who replyed to you. And im not talking about vmu.

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by ProgMetalMan » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:20 pm

Virtual RAM?
Not exactly feasible because it needs to quickly access at least 20 times that amount.
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by beashively » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:36 pm

I like dreamcast a lot!

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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by wallydawg » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:56 am

beashively wrote:I like dreamcast a lot!
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Re: Port Minecraft To Dreamcast?

Post by krisTina » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:51 am

i liked slave zero, i wonder if i still have my dreamcast games around here somewheres....

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