Dreamcast game revived: Toy Racer

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I am pleased to announce that No Clichè’s Toy Racer for the Dreamcast is now online again (and will be forever), making the number of currently online Dreamcast games, 7.

As with any online Dreamcast game revived, this is an historical event for all Dreamcast fans.

This is the first time this game has been online since ~2003, and we are now preserving the online functions of this game by releasing the server software out to the public for anyone to use.

Frederick Raynal, the original producer/creator of both Toy Commander and Toy Racer together with Frantz Cournil have been so kind to let us have the original software written in C++ for the Linux platform, and we hope other developers will be as helpful and kind as they have been in the struggle to get more games back online.

The game supports both broadband and dial-up, but have only been tested with broadband.

There seems to be some hit or miss wether the game works with DHCP or not, but I’ve found that it works best if the broadband adapter is set up with the XDP browser rather than BBA Config Tool (Outtrigger, Propeller Arena).

When using the broadband adapter, it skips the DreamArena authentication and lets you enter your own server-ip before connecting, but it may work if the dns is redirected to a working ip-address before connecting with dial-up.

Again, thanks to Frederick Raynal and Frantz Cournil for making this happen. It would probably not have been feasible without their help.

The server can be found in the software section.

Sceenshot of the server running on my laptop:

toyserver

Regards,

petterk @ dcserv.org

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  1. The ToyServer.txt file looks like this:

    chmod -x ToyServer

    When the right is to be like this:

    chmod +x ToyServer

    We already have a Brazilian server running (Dreamcast Brasil Toy Racer Server):

    IP: 200.165.140.20

    Note: In GNU/Linux 64-bit distributions, the server depends on the file ld-linux.so.2 (multilib repository):

    In 64-bit distributions based on Debian, do as follows:

    sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -f install libc6:i386

    Sorry for my bad English!

    Regards,
    Igor Isaias Banlian

    • Hello Igor,

      yes I am aware of the mistake in the txt. I didnt want to alter it because its from the original developers.

      Regards,
      petter3k

  2. Fantastic site. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to several pals ans
    additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly,
    thank you to your effort!

  3. Great stuff, many thanks. Gonna try it with my new BBA :)

  4. Hello Petter3k! Only I came to inform you that we have updated the original link of the substance in which mentions above. Observe that, the link appears broken.

    It was done by misunderstanding with a member of the group, not collaborates in absolutely nothing. The same was off. As reprisal he keeps your site, however, with content completely outdated. Please enjoy and please, update your portal, with our new address. Thank you!

    http://www.dreamcastbrasil.com/2015/02/26/equipe-trabalha-em-games-online-para-o-dreamcast/

  5. I was one of the first, after you launch the version for Linux, to host and maintain the server Toy Racer in Latin America. Paid by VPS and until today the I with own funds. I’ll be staying again for the community a fixed server, with dedicated IP and availability 24/7. Sincerely: Pedro Oliveira responsible for Brazilian community of Dreamcast Dreamcast (Brazil)

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