The hardcore Dreamcast players will know that it’s still possible to play some Dreamcast games online, thanks to the efforts of the folks over at Dreamcast Live. If you want to figure out how to get your own Dreamcast to go online, check out this video right here. A number of Dreamcast games are playable online through this method, including Phantasy Star Online, Quake III Arena, Starlancer, and 4×4 Evolution.
Dreamcast Live recently announced that ChuChu Rocket! has been brought back online, thanks to the efforts of Jonas Karlsson.
Thanks to the efforts of Jonas Karlsson (the same guy behind the Dreamarena server which allows you to play Toy Racer via dial-up), the server software has been reverse engineered. Jonas is hosting his own server which anyone can connect to by simply setting your DNS server to 188.8.131.52. This is the default DNS server for DreamPi users, so if that’s your connection method of choice, you don’t have to change anything. . When asked for a username and password, enter anything (they aren’t saved in the current implementation of the server). The server software and source code will be released to the public at some point so that it can be hosted by anyone and preserved.
According to Karlsson and Dreamcast Live, the server is still a “proof-of-concept” , so expect bugs while playing online. The server is currently experiencing some issues too, so you might have to wait a bit before they fix it. This is an amazing feat and I commend everyone who helped bring ChuChu Rocket! back online!
Via Dreamcast Live