Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Can the internet on dreamcast wear the system down?

Old 11-28-01, 11:46 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 55
Can the internet on dreamcast wear the system down?

If you connect to the internet via the dreamcast for browsing gaming etc can that wear the dreamcast down or make it lag or cause any future problems??
spongebobfan is offline  
Old 11-28-01, 12:10 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
lordzeppelin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA GO PENS!
Posts: 4,946
Uh...I don't see any reason why it would...I don't understand how using a system to surf or play online on say a Tuesday afternoon could affect it's play on say Thursday afternoon, if that's what you mean. There really is no way to lag a system like that unless it's hacked or something, and even then...
lordzeppelin is offline  
Old 11-28-01, 01:22 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Posts: 4,956
why would you think that it would?
mmconhea is offline  
Old 11-28-01, 03:43 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NYC
Posts: 17,018
Actually, spongebobfan, it can. Tiny particles -- dubbed "i-trons" by those studying this phenomena -- can slowly irradiate the console over time, leading to sluggish graphics rendering, CD skipping, poor controller response, and even complete electrical failure. Curiously, however, this problem only seems to affect the Dreamcast; no other systems that are connected to the Internet are affected.

It's therefore recommended that you do not connect your Dreamcast to the Internet under any circumstances. Especially when playing Phantasy Star Online, which seems to magnify the problems.
Breakfast with Girls is offline  
Old 11-29-01, 09:53 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Posts: 4,956
That's just mean.
mmconhea is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.