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Title: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: itsstillthinking1999 on July 19, 2017, 06:47:03 pm
Just a cool little development in the Sega fan scene i thought i write about, we all know about the Sega Saturn Netlink modem that came out in 1996 and allowed internet play and web browsing in the Saturn. unlike most internet service the Netlink did not use server's to play games as it uses Direct Dial (if anybody remembers that) where you just dial you opponent and play that way. This means as long as you have a landline you can still use the Netlink, sadly landlines are starting to be a thing of the past and most people dont want to play long distance charges to play online. Some fine folks over on the Dreamcast-Talk forms have figured out how to play online with a high speed internet connection!
Topic here: http://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8453 (http://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8453)
Some footage of it in action
Sega Rally/Daytona Gameplay  https://youtu.be/q2qlxK1bI4Y (https://youtu.be/q2qlxK1bI4Y)
Virtual On/Bomberman Gameplay - https://youtu.be/66xKiknr_tY (https://youtu.be/66xKiknr_tY)
A video tutorial on how to do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKNOhWgMCMY
 Just thought it was an interesting topic to share 8)
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: Berto on July 19, 2017, 08:38:19 pm
That's really interesting.
Too bad my saturn couldn't read games anymore.
It still could boot up and read audio on games, but somehow couldn't play anything.

Also I remember Saturn Bomberman fondly, 10 players could play on battle mode with 2 Multi-taps.
Many agree that Saturn Bomberman back than was more fun to play than Bomberman 64.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: Team Andromeda on July 25, 2017, 03:16:45 am
Was gutted with SEGA Europe not brining the Netlink to the UK and to me Bomberman on the Saturn is the best version of the game: the factory floor stage is a riot in multiplayer. I also played it 10 player mode, but it wasn't quite as much fun as it was just a basic stage. Street Racer on the Saturn in 8 player mode is nuts too btw
 
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: itsstillthinking1999 on August 20, 2017, 08:37:01 pm
Thanks for all those nice and sad storys! here is some updated footage :afroman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FdU11umRRM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FdU11umRRM)
The Netlink zone is also back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PtNvtPSNw
Maybe i should do topic like this for the Dreamcast online scene like about the Sonic Adventure site
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: Betwixt Thieves on August 20, 2017, 09:27:16 pm
I'm really interested in this. Thanks for posting. I'm about to get my Dreamcast back online too. I have been wanting to get back on Phantasy Star especially.
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: itsstillthinking1999 on November 14, 2017, 01:37:29 am
 Just as an update, for those interested in the process of getting the Netlink back online, me and Sega RPG fan got interviewed on the Netlink voip setup on the Saturn Junkyard
Just thought it be interesting to show
SEGA SATURN, SHIRO! Podcast
Episode 5: Getting Saturn Online...
Listen: https://segasaturnshiro.podiant.co/e/35aad638526392/ (https://segasaturnshiro.podiant.co/e/35aad638526392/)
Download: https://segasaturnshiro.podiant.co/e/35aad638526392/download.mp3 (https://segasaturnshiro.podiant.co/e/35aad638526392/download.mp3)     
Title: Re: Sega Saturn Netlink Revived with Voip
Post by: itsstillthinking1999 on November 26, 2017, 08:23:11 pm
Huge updates with the Netlink zone, guestbook and leader boards are back online!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjKF0z9pu3g&t=137s