this before, this time you don't need any other additional bits and bobs to experience it. All you need is a Dreamcast and a phone line. And Toy Racer, obvs. Plug it in with the standard modem cable and point your DNS at 188.8.131.52. Viola! Toy Racer is back online via dial up...right now!
Once again Luke Benstead, the newly-crowned lord and master of the Dreamcast explains via his blog:
"I'm excited to announce that an experimental replacement server for Dreamarena is now online and as a result, Toy Racer is back online for everyone, even if you don't have a BBA!
DreamPi users have this support right now, just try it! Anyone else on dial-up will need to point their DNS at 184.108.40.206 to use the new server.
As I said, this server is HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL. It will likely crash, not work, behave weirdly etc. the server will keep improving as I gain more understanding of the authentication protocol.
Quake 3 PAL doesn't work at the moment, but that support is coming soon too.
Special thanks go to Jonas Karlsson who did the hard job of deciphering the protocol!"
- Sir Luke Benstead
This is astonishing news and once again proves that no matter how hard Sega tries to kill it, the community will not let the Dreamcast die. Get yourself a copy of Toy Racer, get yourself online and let's all play together.
Dreamcast. Up to 6
billion players. Again.