|Dreamarena went through a flamboyant midlife crisis.|
|Garish enough for ya?!|
J-Data) thought it was worthwhile to set up a side project just to serve the Dreamcast user base tells me that the expectations of widespread adoption of the hardware were huge.
Here's some further information on the connection technique used by Free-DC, provided by fellow blogger Japanese Dreamcast Collector (check out his awesome site here):
"I'm not familiar with the actual service provided but to access it the passport disc is called J-Code Passport. J-Data Co., Ltd was the provider of the service and Sega supplied the discs which are based on Dream Passport 2. I'm not sure how long the service lasted, but I don't think it was viable as the J-Code Passport disc is fairly hard to come by. The disc has a third party T- code rather than a 610- code which a lot of other browser/service discs have."
- Japanese Dreamcast Collector
Here's the aforementioned J-Code Passport disc in all its pristine, factory sealed glory:
|Image credit: Dreamcast.es|
|...or maybe it's just me?|
|Hardcore web browsing.|
Dreamcast Live and you can find out all about it be heading there now, and you can also find further information on Dricas here.
And if you want even more information about obscure internet-related Dreamcast stuff, check out this previous Junkyard post about the system's multitude of business applications.