DreamPi NOOBS-compatible image updated (v1.2/v1.7 DLE)

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DreamPi NOOBS-compatible
image updated! (v1.2/v1.7 DLE)

  During 2018, I released a DreamPi NOOBS-compatible image for Raspberry Pi for the Sega Dreamcast. A DreamPi is a standardized set of software (a customized Linux distro) and a set of hardware created by a fellow named "Kazade" which will create a simplified DC-PC server, for getting a Dreamcast back online to connect to the Internet for browsing and online gaming, via resurrected, private game servers. The stock DreamPi image is one which must be written to the entire SD card, and doesn't easily allow a multi-boot setup with other OSes on other SD card partitions. This DreamPi NOOBS-compatible image is compatible with NOOBS or (by extension, the recommended, superior) PINN. NOOBS is a simple bootloader, which allows one to install NOOBS-compatible distro images in such a way as to allow a simple multi-boot configuration, while PINN (derived from NOOBS) is a enhanced version of NOOBS, which fixes some design flaws and adds new useful, convenient features. PINN is recommended over NOOBS.

  The DreamPi NOOBS compatible image works with NOOBS/PINN, and allows one to install a DreamPi distro with others in a multi-boot configuration. Recently, the stock DreamPi image was upgraded to v1.7 DLE. This has the same features as v1.7, but with the speed stability bugfix applied and an updated DreamPi WiFi Config Wizard packaged with it. 

Also, since the original v1.7 was released around last summer, 3 new Dreamcast games have had their online functionality resurrected:
  • Samba De Amigo
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • San Francisco Rush 2049

You can read the Dreamcast Live blog post and forum thread from the previous link for information about the Changelog for v1.7 DLE.
 
   I have updated the DreamPi NOOBS-compatible image against the updated DreamPi v1.7 DLE stock image. Summary of changes for this version of the image:
  • Updated NOOBS image against v1.7 DLE DreamPi image
  • Updated installer slideshow
    • Added optional WiFi connection to the list of minimum hw requirements
    • Updated list of online-compatible games, and added link to list of online games at Dreamcast Live website
    • Added slide with info about DreamPi Companion app
    • Added slide with info about the DreamPi WiFi Config Wizard
    • Removed slide about the speed bugfix


You can download the latest DreamPi NOOBS compatible image and read the guide at this EagleSoft page.

Have fun playing online and having DreamPi multi-boot with other OSes on NOOBS/PINN!

-Tamkis

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