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Brings back some memories! wink

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-10 13:31:55   Reply
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YES on ALL! yes

Sega needs to bring this series back. I have Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 for the Dreamcast, Craxy Taxi 3: High Roller for the Xbox and Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars for the PSP. A great series! smiley

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-10 22:54:36   Reply
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Many thanks, Mark! Do you still have your Dreamcast console? How'bout getting it up started again? Are there any other games I shouldn't miss out on?

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-11 02:12:51   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Yes, I still have my original Dreamcast. I have hundreds of releases for it, including most of the racing games (although, strangely, I don't have a Dreamcast steering wheel. There were both 1st party and 3rd party steering wheels released).

Here is a list of every Dreamcast game released up to 2004 (the final releases were Japanese exclusives).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dreamcast_games

But don't stop there, because there are alot more Dreamcast games. There are many homebrew titles, ranging in quality from Genesis/Mega Drive era to actual Dreamcast era type games. Most are made by groups of developers who have banded together to form indie publishers like RedSpotGames (I own several of their games).

Check the back of your console for the date of manufacture. Any Dreamcast game released post 2004 will only work in a console manufactured prior to late 2000 (this of course means that they will not play in the black Sega Sports edition of the console). This is because piracy was so rampant that Sega removed CD-R support in late 2000, and homebrews are released on CD-R. But the quality on these are quite good. Some come in Dreamcast style cases, while others in DVD style cases. They are all region free, which is good as many Dreamcast indie/homebrew games come out of Germany (in English). I have several of those too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dreamcast_homebrew_games

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-11 23:37:10   Reply
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Many thanks for all the advice, Mark! smiley There's lots to study for me now! I have completely forgotten about the homebrew games for Dreamcast! However I remember that the discontinuation of the Dreamcast and Sega's withdrawal from the console video game production was quite a topic when it all happened. However I only heard about the homebrew developements much later!

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-12 06:00:50   Reply
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The homebrew/indie scene for the Dreamcast is a relatively recent development. Over 20 releases have been made from 2015 to the present, and there are several more reportedly in development.

I think that we will see continued releases for the Dreamcast for one simple reason. Sega learned an important lesson with the Saturn. It was hard to develop for, whereas games can be released for the Dreamcast using Sega's software tools, OR Windows CE. Sega added support for Windows CE to simplify the porting of PC games to the Dreamcast. One common misconception is that Windows CE is built into the console itself, but it's not. It's contained on the game discs that use it as the OS.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-12 22:39:26   Reply