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November 14th, 2004, 21:44
Hi! I recently got a dreamcast (With Windows CE symbol on the front) and im new to the homebrew scene.

The problem is, i can't find any info on Windows CE for dreamcast at all. I really want a Dreamcast enabled version of CE, but do i need a Keyboard? if not where can i find a copy?

November 14th, 2004, 22:40
Well unfortunetly getting a keyboard wont get you Windows CE working on your DC and Windows CE cannot be downloaded but if purchased big amounts of money i believe for the DC version as it was only being used to produce and make games


November 14th, 2004, 22:55
no. there is no such thing as Windows CE for the dreamcast at all. There is a development kit that allows you to create programs for the Dreamcast using Windows CE style-libraries. Basically programs that would run on Windows CE.

November 14th, 2004, 23:03
okay i forgot thanks man thats what it was i knew something had to do with Windows CE

November 16th, 2004, 14:05
Hi! I recently got a dreamcast (With Windows CE symbol on the front) and im new to the homebrew scene.

The problem is, i can't find any info on Windows CE for dreamcast at all. I really want a Dreamcast enabled version of CE, but do i need a Keyboard? if not where can i find a copy?

Hi & welcome to the scene :)

There's a linux port to DC - I haven't tested it until now but you can download it at www.DCHomebrew.org

November 24th, 2004, 01:50
So when it says its "compatable with windows CE" its not compatable at all (just the dev kit)? Is that written on all the DCs? It's very misleading.

PS: Ive tried the Linux port and it runs alright. (At least the start, no keyboard = A,B,X,Y only lol)

November 24th, 2004, 03:41
yes every dc has it written on it.

November 24th, 2004, 22:28
It's not misleading. Games with the "Powered by Windows CE" logo on them (Sega Rally, and a few others) run on Windows CE. Windows CE is included on the GD-ROMs. There's no GUI like the PocketPC version of WinCE, just DirectX and a few other core parts of Windows.


November 26th, 2004, 19:14
Now im starting to understand. :)

Where can i get the windowsCE folder?

November 26th, 2004, 21:58
You'd need to rip it off a GD-ROM, which can't be discussed here. It's not available freely, and it's useless by itself anyway. There was one emulator that used it (sintendo), but that's about it.


Edit: Now that I think about it, there was also a WinCE-based mp3 player. I can't remember what it was called. DreamAMP, maybe? You can't legally redistribute the Windows CE runtime, so there's really not a lot you can do with it. Best to steer clear of it and use KOS.

Edit #2: It's DC MP3 by Strat76, not DreamAMP, that runs on WinCE.

November 26th, 2004, 23:35
There were also Bigboy's emulators, DC64 and DreamSpec.

And Titanium Studios' leaked Quake port (which apparantly was given an official unofficial blessing to DCEmulation by idSoftware).

November 27th, 2004, 11:19
Most of what you need to know about Windows CE Dreamcast Kit and the DIrectX libraries available for it it's on this thread http://www.dcemu.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Dev;action=display;num=1085069574

February 2nd, 2005, 03:56
I no know where catch the Windows CE? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(do you know?

June 16th, 2005, 04:40
i thought that all of the games used windows ce along with direct x to render the games. i thought that's one of the reasons dc died cause xbox uses direct x as well so transfering dc games to xbox would be a cinch.

June 16th, 2005, 09:56
both of those points are completely wrong. I think there were at most 2 or 3 REAL (and when I say real I mean non-slideshow) games that used WinCE instead of katana, and they were fairly poor. For reference, it uses a stripped down version of DX 5, so it can't even really do much. In fact, KOS (even KOS 1.0) is probably more capable than WinCE for the DC.

I really don't know why they put the windows logo on the DC to begin with, but I always did find it interesting how at some point they changed it between "Compatible with WindowsCE" and "Designed for WindowsCE"

June 16th, 2005, 11:23
here is a list of all the games that use Wince on the dc
http://boob.co.uk/cgi-bin/ikonboard3/ikonboard.cgi?s=42b150b67127ffff;act=ST;f=1;t=1611 ;st=0

4x4 Evolution(PAL, USA)
Armada(PAL, USA)
Atari Anniversary Edition(USA)
Space Griffon Blue Steel: Variable Formula(JAP)
Densya de Go 2(JAP)
Get!! Colonies(JAP)
Hidden & Dangerous(PAL, USA)
Jimmy Whites Snooker 2(PAL)
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Vol 1(PAL, USA)
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Vol 2(PAL, USA)
Nightmare Creatures II (PAL, USA)
Puzzle Bobble 4(AKA Bust-A-Move 4)
Railroad Tycoon II(PAL, USA)
Resident Evil 2
Sega Rally 2
South Park: Chefs Luv Shack(PAL, USA)
Spirit of Speed 1937(PAL, USA)
Starlancer(PAL, USA)
Super Runabout(JAP)
Super Runabout: San Francisco Edition
Super Robot Wars Alpha(JAP)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(PAL, USA)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rouge Spear(PAL, USA)
Tomb Raider Chronicles(PAL, USA)
Virtua Cop 2(JAP, USA)
Who Wants To Beat Up A Millionaire(PAL, USA)
Wild Metal(PAL, USA)
World Neverland Plus: The Olerud Kingdom Stories (JAP)
World Neverland 2 Plus: The Waktic Republic of Pluto (JAP)
Worms Armageddon(USA)
Worms World party(PAL, USA)

Unreleased Games:
Quake(Titanium Studios Port)
Defense COmmander(Titanium Studios Demo)
PBA Bowling 2001

cyrus was getting a list for Icarus

June 16th, 2005, 14:45
In fact, KOS (even KOS 1.0) is probably more capable than WinCE for the DC

So you think KOS can support games like Half-Life DC (for example) ?
Because Half-Life is full-3D, and with KOS i never see a game like that (may be i must search again).

June 16th, 2005, 15:06
have you not played trilinear stuff, Echo's Quest, Amanda the witch, Battle tanks etc

June 16th, 2005, 20:38
No, i never see this !

I'll check it out right now, thanks for the link DS69 :)

June 17th, 2005, 00:35
Yea, KOS has great support for 3D stuff, we just don't have coder's proficient in 3D game design.

June 17th, 2005, 11:24
more 3d homebrew games:
http://www.dchomebrew.org/iris3d4games.shtml (4 3d games)

ok that pretty much all the 3d HB games, ok not all have great graphic but there are some lookers there

June 19th, 2005, 12:50
I remeber this from when DC was "alive" Alot of people thought they could run CE on thier machines, this is not true. You could run Linux on the DC. I imagine the CE was only there to give the developers something to work with.

I wonder why theres still "Illigal, cant show you how to do this" for the Dreamcast when Sega has compeletly abandon their system. If anything I bet their glad we still find ways to keep them runnng lol.