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System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast Modem
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DreamPi is a application for the Raspberry Pi created by Kazade[1], it converts any modem connection into high speed internet for Ethernet or Wifi so in can also be used with the NetLink Internet Modem. The program has been instrumental in reviving many online Dreamcast game's and in the popularity in the Dreamcast online scene


The application works with all version of the Planetweb Browser's as well as the European and Japanese counter parts. It also works with as of July 2018 Phantasy Star Online ver 1 and 2, 4x4 Evolution, Planet Ring, Alien Front Online, ChuChu Rocket, Maximum Pool, The Next Tetris: Online Edition, PBA Tour Bowling 2001, Quake III Arena, Sonic Adventure, Starlancer, Monaco Grand Prix, Toy Racer, Pod 2, NFL 2K1, NFL 2K2, NCAA College Football 2K2, World Series Baseball 2K2, Ooga Booga, Jet Grind Radio and Worms World Party with more like Daytona USA 2001, NBA 2K1 and NBA 2K2 coming soon.[2][3]

How To Use

When you switch on the Raspberry Pi, the DreamPi software starts automatically. It goes into "listening" mode. When in this mode, the software listens for the DTMF dial tones from the Dreamcast modem. When it stops receiving these tones it assumes that the Dreamcast has finished dialling and is now waiting for the other end to answer. Because we're not going through the telephone network, there is no ringing tone which is why the software waits for the dial tones to stop.

Once DreamPi stops receiving dial tones, it attempts to answer the call. This can take 10-20 seconds. It then hands over the connection to the PPP process running on the Raspberry Pi. DreamPi then enters a connected state and waits for the connection to finish, at which point it re-enters listening state.[4]

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