For those who are worried…. my Dreamcast blog is not dead!
I´m just pretty far away from the DC scene lately, and I don´t have the needed time to keep developing new stuff.
So, before everything gets vanished from my hard drives, I decided to upload into SourceForge´s SVN servers the source code from all the Dreamcast tools and apps I coded in the last few years.
My project´s SourceForge.net Subversion repository can be checked out through SVN with the following instruction set:
svn co https://vmutool.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/vmutool vmutool
Note: This is a generic Subversion checkout command which will pull all modules, tags and/or branches of the project.
You can browse the repository with your web browser; in most cases, you will want to add ´/trunk´ to the HTTPS URL above to check out only trunk (main development line).
As I´ve promised at DCForums.co.uk, I made the Shenmue Save Converter so you can load your completed Shenmue 1 save on Shenmue 2 PAL.
Download the beta version: shenfix_beta.rar
If someone wants, burn the selfboot image (Padus DiscJuggler .CDI) and try it out.
Some notes about it: you might notice the logos and screens saying ´VMZip´, but dont worry, its because I didnt have time to make new screens for the beta.
Using the converter is pretty simple: browse and select your Shenmue 1 savefile, press “A”, and then select the destination VMU to save the fixed PAL Shenmue save.
My suggestion for beta testing: save the converted file in a different VMU, so you won´t overwrite your existing (and WORKING!) save file.
If it works nice for the “beta testers”, then I can do a proper ´official´ release.
So… yesterday I was messing around with some files I had with tons of GameShark codes, and I decided to build an online Dreamcast cheat code database using PHP+MySQL.
Right now there are 3500+ GameShark/ActionReplay CDX cheat codes for 254 dreamcast games, but I’ll keep adding more games and codes I’ve around. I also have a couple of related projects in mind that will help Dreamcast’s gamers to handle cheat codes.
You can access the GameShark / ActionReplay CDX Cheat Code Database here:
Some weeks ago I used my VMU2GIF tool with all the Dreamcast saves I had around, just to see how strong was my tool after all.
With all those Dreamcast icons around, I had to do something with them.
So, I uploaded those .gif icons to my web server and now I can proudly announce that my VMU Saves Archive will display the original Dreamcast icon of each save available!
I know it’s just a cosmetic update, but I belive it’s a nice touch!