View Full Version : I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW GC ONLINE WILL WORK!!!
06-06-2001, 11:00 PM
I really don't understand how GC online will work! Is all you have to do is buy an adapter and connect GC to the PC and there will be an option to play against people? Do you have to buy some kind of thingamadingy to play GC on PC monitor? Can you talk to, or see people online while playing a game? Also how much will it cost? I also heard that you can play Phatasy Star Onling ver. 2 online against Dreamcast players, how does that work or how do you do it? If you can play also against PC players will it be the same?
Please tell me!!! If you will or if you can please tell me some other things about GC online or online gaming besides the the answers to my questions. PLEASE TELL ME!!!
06-15-2001, 03:17 PM
there is a place on the bottom of the cube to attach a modem. Attach it and you gamecube has access to the internet.
A game connects to a gaming server wich connects you to other gamecubes you then play multiplayer
06-15-2001, 03:52 PM
Thanks alot guys!!! But I need more!!!
06-16-2001, 01:06 AM
I have never heard of GameCube connecting to a PC. What would be the perpose, The gamecube does not need a PC monitor? Thats what TV's are for.
06-16-2001, 04:49 AM
Ummm Trinzeer what I'm talking about is that if there was a game where you can play against PC players like the Dreamcast, how will it work? Also my PC is on one side of the room and my TV is on the other so I don't want to be going back and fort to just click something and play again, plus I don't know if the adapter will be long enough.
06-16-2001, 04:27 PM
Oh ok. I see what you mean know. I'm guessing since Nintendo is going to be using Sega Net that it will work the same way with the NGC as it did for the DC.
06-16-2001, 10:41 PM
I still don't know how GC will connect with DC.
06-17-2001, 09:04 AM
ok, the gc will have nothing to do with computers.
you plug the phone line or whatever into the modem you attach to the bottom of your GCN. the game your playing will dial a number of say. GCXL Gaming Server (it doesent Exist.) It then connects you to all the other GCN's out there that you choose. You then play the game your on by sending data to everyone else. Simple. It will have nothing to do with you connecting it up to your computer. You dont need a computer screen you have a tv. you dont need a computer you have a GCN it will have everything to do all this.
One good thing about the GCN is it can support digital display. It uses a cord similar to a monitor cabel to plug into your digital tv. this gives you the absolute best graphics you could ever think of
When your connected to another console it sends data to you telling you eerything to do with the other players. ie positions, stats
If that doesent explain it what will
06-17-2001, 08:01 PM
I think it was a bad idea in the first place to bring online gaming to consoles. Thats what computer games are for. I say leave online gaming to the computer. Consoles should focus more on "people to people" interaction. Meaning say 4 friends come over and hook up their comtrollers to play. Consoles should bring a "social" aspect to gaming. They were doing great too! But now the focus is online gaming.....I dunno...my 2 cents....
BTW, I havn't heard anything about online GC gaming...
06-18-2001, 02:20 PM
Thanks guys. But just one more thing. Can you talk to people online? Also is playing against DC owners the same as playing GC owners. Will there be a game where you can play against PC owners?
06-18-2001, 02:27 PM
hmm.. talking online through gamecube would be weird.. but possible... it would have to be a separate hookup or something but it would kindof be nice to talk to people you were playing with... actually it woudl help a lot...I would say that is something they should have for multi games... b/c wiht a gamecube making a text message woudl take forever in some cases.
06-19-2001, 04:35 AM
I know it is possible to talk to people online with the GC. All they have to do is add an option where you can just click on it and there you go. My monitor has a microphone built with it. All I have to do is go to a digital chat and click microphone. Although it would only work if I have the game on my monitor.
06-19-2001, 04:13 PM
Sega already anounced that Phantasy Star Online ver 2 for the GC will connect with the DC Phantasy Star Online.
06-19-2001, 04:22 PM
tlaking online while playing intense graphical games will be very hard for a 56K modem to do.
XBox is not releasing a keyboard and will be releasing Microphones to talk to people during on-line play. It's why they are staying away from the 56K modem config, and going with BB. Which is good cause I have a cable modem??
06-19-2001, 09:27 PM
if i plug it in the pc,
and i have adsl,
can i play for free then?
06-19-2001, 09:55 PM
ok here's the deal
you can play some game with your DreamCast through your computer, but this is not a typical setup
so in this case Nintendo will only allow you to play online through one of it's adapters be it a modem or ethernet adapter.
you will run you BroadBand connection or telephone line to the GameCube, you will not hook it up to your computer
06-21-2001, 01:01 PM
the GC will have nothing to do with the computer. It had its own stuff to make it work. If you have asdl on your computer just plug it into your gamecube. No computer required. Chat can be done with ease as well
06-21-2001, 03:21 PM
chat with what for the GC??
no announced Keybaord, no announced Microphone/Headset
nintendo is not very clear on thier internet stance, I don't see much internet/play in the first year of GC's life
06-22-2001, 02:59 PM
Thanks all you people who replied. But the reason Nintendo has not said much about online gaming was because it has been done before and it was not successful or popular in the past. Gameline for Atari just died after launch and it was made by the poeple who made AOL. X-Band for SNES & Genesis was awesome but it only supported 14 or so titles. Catbox for Jaguar was good but one game was only used for it, it was Doom. Netlink for Saturn was also cool but a lot of cool stuff was only done in Japan like certain games. Although Internet use is better now Nintendo will probably have no part in it. Mainly the online games will be made by 3rd party developers. Such as Sega's PSO ver 2
06-22-2001, 03:25 PM
that's the past dude
look at what the DC did, it's truly amazing that they are out of business with all the innovation they provided
06-22-2001, 04:06 PM
Yeah you're right. Its just that it would be cool for some of the games made by Nintendo to go online.
06-22-2001, 04:11 PM
well PSO will be online, and I am sure more will be as well
it's one of the reasons I might just get a GC, price, good 'mature' games i hope, and online
I would love to see Nintendo capture some of it's past magic. But I also want orginality, not more Mario or Luigi.
But that's my opinion.
06-22-2001, 04:13 PM
I use to think you were anti-Nintendo.
06-22-2001, 04:21 PM
actually I am anti everything :)
but if Nintendo can get thier act together I would lean towards them. PS2 is on the bottom of my list.
Just the potential of Nintedno is so above the PS2 and the $199 price is very nice. But they need to show me more.
Plus I still doubt the release date, but i could be wrong.
06-22-2001, 04:26 PM
Don't worry Nintendo will show you more.
06-24-2001, 04:49 PM
I'm not joking they will.
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