Dream Passport FAQ by Space Ace

Version: 2.0 | Updated: 02/07/00 | Printable Version

by Space Ace   version 2.0   2/07/2000                                     
e-mail address  frankblack@prodigy.net


1.     How to get connected to the Internet.
2.     Dream Passport FAQ
3.     Dream Passport Controls

NOTE: The phone number to dial Sega of Japans server is unknown at this 
time you need to dial it in order to register your system. if anyone 
knows this number please let me know!

How to get connected to the Internet.
  Americans can hook up to the Internet using the following technique:
First you must have an existing Internet service provider (I.S.P) and 
you need to know your settings for Mail server address, login name, and 
password. The next thing you need before you can start is a telephone 
hooked up to the same line as your line for the Internet as you have to 
trick the Dreamcast into thinking you registering from Japan. The final 
piece of the puzzle is that you have to be willing to call Japan one 
time for a total of about 15 seconds, once your registered you will be 
able to dial through your local I.S.P. O.K here's the technique:          
(note this was done using the blue Dream Passport Disk, as the orange 
disk doesn't seem to allow you to connect this way.)
Pop in your dream passport CD and select the top option: (From the 
beginning). The bottom option says: (When in trouble).
 On next screen (with system and screwdriver) press A button
On next screen (with 4 options) the options are:
       Dialing Method: Tone/Pulse
       Outside Phone Line Prefix: (For this field type in 01181 as this    
                                  buys you more time when registering.)
       City Discount Number: not to worry
       Difficult Settings: not to worry
On next screen (with lots of Japanese writing) press A
On next screen (with 2 newspapers) select the one to the right. Than 
press A again
On next screen (with contract being signed and contract with an X 
through it) select contract sign. Than press A again
On next screen there are 7 fields to enter: note you must enter info in 
all fields to continue.
 1.  Furigana for your name: unless you know Japanese just select any.
 2. Your name: Left box last name. Right box first name. You can access 
English characters by pressing Mode a couple of times.
 3.  Birth date:
 4.  Sex: left is male right is female. Note these icons are to the 
right of birthdate
5.  7-digit postal code: since we don't live in Japan pick any numbers 
you want. 
6.  Same goes for the big box below it, type in any mumbo jumbo you 
7.  Phone number: any numbers will do. After you've entered info in all 
fields press down after phone number and press A. 
The Next screen is E-mail name select: choose 3 names to be used for 
your Dricas account. Names must be from 6-8 characters long. When done 
press down you will see an arrow pointing left and O.K on the right, 
prepare to press O.K. Remember you need to have a phone line plugged 
into your dreamcast and you also need to have a telephone on the same 
line that you can call out with. (An easy way to accomplish this is 
using a 2-way line splitter)
Here's the fun part before pressing O.K.  you must dial sega of japans 
server the phone number is unknown, but if you know it please let me 
know, if you have the number and when you've finished dialing press O.K. 
and unplug the phone line from the dreamcast now listen on the phone and 
plug the phone line back into the dreamcast when you hear the servers 
modem sound if timed correctly your system will be registered.(its 
really not that hard ) 
Skim through the next screens as they are for Japanese use only (these 
screens can be adjusted later if needed) till you come to the screen 
that says Sega provider and User provider choose User. 
On next screen type in the phone number you use to dial into the 
Internet in the first slot and any other phone numbers in to the next 
two(if needed, I only put in one phone number)
On next screen there's 5 fields they are:
                    Login Name
                    Login Password
                    E-mail address
                    E-mail account name
                    E-mail account password
The final screen has 5 more fields:
                     D.N.S 1
                     D.N.S 2
                     S.M.P.T server address (On my computer I found this 
setting under e-mail settings)
                     POP3 server address (Also E-mail)
                     Proxy server (I put nothing in this field)
These settings can be found on your computer or your Internet Service 
Provider can give them to you. After you've entered this information you 
are now connected to the Internet using you local service provider!

Dream Passport FAQ
When you start the Dream Passport now there be only one option on the 
main screen it brings you to the Home screen, on it there are 2 
indicators: on top is a time indication of how long you have been on the 
net, and on the button is a URL display showing the current web page you 
are on. There are also 8 selections: 
Dricas homepage: the official Dreamcast homepage(all Japanese!)
Game: Sega Entertainment Universe website(all Japanese)
User Information: selecting this allows you to examine and change you 
user info
Bookmarks: (see A)
Option: (see B)
Charges:(not for us to worry about)

Here you can create a favorite web sites page there are 8 selections 
Jump: (to the page you select)
Save: (saves a U.R.L uses 2 V.M.S memory units) 
Add and Edit: 
Load: (from V.M.S)
Stop: (closes window)

There are 8 options:
Audio: Mono/Stereo
Auto Disconnect: Don't Use/Use(time to disconnect after)
I.S.P Settings: Sega Provider/ User Provider (you can change providers 
or settings)
Quick Function Keys: (here you can change shortcut commands on keyboard 
or controller)
Screen Settings: selecting this brings up 4 options :
  Display Loading Status Onscreen: yes/no
  Screen Size: 3 sizes for your Internet browsing
  Scrolling Adjust: decide how much the screen scrolls with one press
  Font Size: large/small
Modem Settings:
Done: return to main screen

Dream Passport Controls
Pressing L: (on main screen or when browsing)
Home: the main page
Bookmarks: your favorites page
Jump: type in new URL
Option: options screen
Connect: or disconnect if you are connected
 Pressing R: (on main screen or when browsing) 
Go Back: Previous web page(when available)
Forward: next web page (when available)
Reload: restarts current web page
Stop: stops download of current page 
Zoom: enlarges current page                  

Dream Passport info gathered from  Ken Comefroro and Console Domain plus 
I.G.N's how- to and refined by me and Travis. Extra special Dream 
Passport thanks to Maktos Translations for translating the Dream 
Passport manual their web address is www.cgnc.com/maktos/

Magic Consultant: Tim
Mike Schwan 2000

This FAQ is Copyright c2000 Merle Brothers Productions