Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

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Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by MarioMario66666 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:09 am

Hey, so I was just wondering if there was a way to somehow modify the Phantasy Star Online web browser so that it can go to any web address.
I'm going to have a look at the contents of the disc myself but if you guys have any information, that would be great!

It would be pretty cool to be able to boot up a .dol and browse the web you know ;)
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:25 am

Not enough ram.
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Post by tueidj » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:21 am

You can use DNS redirection and/or a http proxy to redirect the default page to Google... it's a pretty outdated browser though.
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Post by MarioMario66666 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:52 am

Hmm ok, that seems like a good idea.

Yes it's outdated and I know the gamecube might not be able to handle quite a lot of websites due to older technology, but it would still be pretty neat. Meanwhile the Dreamcast has about 4 or 5 different web browsers :P

Thanks for the information, I'm going to see if I can modify the browser this weekend anyways :)
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by AC_Orange » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:59 am

Four or five?
I remember Dreamkey, Planet Web and the Dream Passport Japanese one? Different versions exist of these too
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Post by MarioMario66666 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:41 pm

Well this is what Google looks like atm.......

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I actually modified the configuration files within the disc to achieve this, almost everything can be changed.

And yes AC_Orange I was indicating some of the extra modded versions of those browsers :)
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Post by cornandbeans » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:33 am

MarioMario66666 wrote:Well this is what Google looks like atm.......

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I actually modified the configuration files within the disc to achieve this, almost everything can be changed.

And yes AC_Orange I was indicating some of the extra modded versions of those browsers :)
Even if it does look outdated, the thought that you can access the web (or, at the very least Google) is awesome!
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Post by MarSAttK » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:20 am

How does GC-Forever look?
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Post by MarioMario66666 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:24 am

Been busy as of lately, I will try and get a pic of gc-forever up soon ;)

Also I just wanted to make it clear that I don't have a lot of experience in programming and I am only doing this for a bit of fun.
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Post by CaptainSodaPop » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:25 am

This is AWESOME. <3
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by MarioMario66666 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:16 pm

Well Finally..... (Version 0.2)

Here is a shot of the modified splash screen shown before you connect to the internet:
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And as requested... GC-forever in its amazing basic look and feel:
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Also guys I'm thinking of calling the project SimpleWeb, I'm sure you guys have a much better idea for a name so let me know ;)
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by Castellano » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:04 am

You should make it go to an IFrame HTML page that is a browser in it of itself

Like those proxy browser sites, just without the proxy.
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Post by tesla246 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:58 am

Really interested to see how this project develops.
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by Jmane100 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:46 am

Can we make an iso for this browser and make it compatible with SWISS. Please
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Re: Possibly a Gamecube web browser?

Post by Hulksfan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 am

Seems Chrome or Firefox didn't meet GC players' expectation?
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