Dreamcast Friendly Website, why
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Why create a website navigable by
Dreamcast
, in 2015

siti web per dreamcast

Every webmaster should try this at least once in your life, create something optimized for a tool that made history is a singular experience. Few know that the SEGA, in his time, he released the development kit for websites specifically designed for Dreamcast . Still with the right knowledge, you can find various java scripts that allow you to achieve new forms of interactivity and exclusive Dreamcast .

At a technical level, the difference between a website and a standard site Dreamcast , is all in the reasoning. You'll have to think like 12 years ago, in those days there were no CSS style sheets, or at least the use was not widespread. To make a site must first be taken into account that the horizontal layout should never exceed 600px, the layout will be done the old fashioned way ie through all tables.
     The browser Dreamcast are different, and each has its own characteristics, should therefore always find a compromise that fits all, so forget java and flash technologies. The Dreamcast can display images only jpeg, png and gif for simple animations. If an image is to be a link, remember to applicargli "border = 0" to prevent the layout unmount on itself. The Dreamcast does not read so any particular font style that you will use will be converted with the default.
  Browsers do not read Dreamcast background images but only flat colors. If you want to put on your site content downloaded from Dreamcast , always remember that the types of files are .vmi .vms .dci. The file is a file .dci specific memory card Nexus, for download is not required no special skills. Quite different discourse regarding files vmi and vms (downloadable on all other VMU standard Dreamcast ). These two types of files should always be coupled, must be present in the same directory and must be named in the same way, because the file vmi is a simple file of information that will invoke the relevant file vms present in your domain. In a nutshell as a user navigates from Dreamcast , which you will have to download the bailouts uppato, clicks on the file vmi which in turn will call the vms file containing the actual data. There are various online applications, is navigable via Dreamcast that via PC, allowing you to manipulate, edit, convert, duplicate your backups, you can find them at the following link. Always keep in mind that if you want to share in your site bailouts type vmi and vms, you'll have to activate the following types meme: application / x-dreamcast-vms-info vmi and application / x-dreamcast-vms vms

Special Effects viewable by surfers
networked with Dreamcast.

As mentioned previously, there are some scripts that accentuate user interactivity Dreamcast . These scripts are unique and exist only for the console and allow you to control the information to be displayed on the LCD screens of visual memory and / or the intensity of vibration joypad as you open a web page, or click on a certain object. Ads text scrolling on the VMU Add this script to display a scrolling message on the VMU:

name: if a web page there are more script name must always be different
text: quà write your message
font: font size
direction: left or right to determine the direction of the horizontal scroll
loop: infinite if the message has to be repeated many times, numeric value in case you want to determine a precise number

You can also check this script and decide when to activate and when not to, depending on your needs

Animated Icons on VMU Add this script to display an animated icon on the VMU:

src: the name and directory of the file .LCD
To create animations in .LCD, you must use the program dreamanimator Vibration Joypad Add this script to control the vibration of the jump pack for joypad Dreamcast:



name: if a web page there are more script name must always be different
loop: Numeric value in case you want to determine a precise number
freq: frequency of vibration
power: the strength of the movement (1-9)
on and off: vibration times and break
autostart: start automatically checks if the script

You can also check this script and decide when to activate and when not to, depending on your needs.