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(Ordered by release date.)

Many games/tools are only released in 'plain files' format (elf/srec/bin). These can either be transferred to the dreamcast via serial cable/bba/lan or by making them into a self-bootable cd. This can be done using one of a variety of self-boot toolkits that are available. Go to our forums to request any further help you may need.
Any discjuggler / nero images distributed may just be burnt directly to cd (using discjuggler/nero) and they should boot up without problems (or any swapping needed) on a dreamcast.
Anyone with the skills to make (and test) dj/nrg images, feel free to help out and send in any 'missing' images.

VMUFrog
Last Update: 14-Feb-2003
By: The Black Frog
Links:
Official Site
Info: A tool that allows one to backup VMU save games via serial cable and also to upload VMU files with dc-tool.
Download Local Copy: VMUFrog_r1.zip

SIDPlay
Last Update: 05-Jan-2003
By: Christian Nowak
Links:
Official Site
Info: A port of SIDPlay, a commodore 64 SID tune player.
Download Local Copy: SIDPlay-DC-v001b.zip Binary package
Download Local Copy: SIDPlay-DC-GP32-src.zip Sourcecode (dreamcast+gp32)

DCDivx
Last Update: 22-Apr-2002
Latest Version: Beta 4
By: Marc Dukette and Lienus
Links:
Official faq
What's new since beta 2:
  • New Loading Video screen
  • Fixed filename overlapping
  • Changed file size column to be in KB to save space
  • Fixed directory navigation sensitivity
  • Disabled FFWD for MP3 files
  • Added 30 second inactivity auto start
  • Modified Start button to play from selected file and then repeat through all files.
  • Added Shuffle/re-Shuffle on right trigger, and disable Shuffle on left trigger.
  • Re-arrange project source to be a little more modular and readable.
Download Local Copy: Dcdivx-b4-cdi.zip - Discjuggler self-bootable image. (Beta 4 - latest)
Download Local Copy: Dcdivx-b4-nrg.zip - Nero self-bootable image. (Beta 4)
Download Local Copy: Dcdivx-b4-src.zip - GPL'd source code (Beta 4)

Previous Versions:
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b3_dj.zip - Discjuggler self-bootable image. (Beta 3)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b3_nero.zip - Nero self-bootable image. (Beta 3)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b3_bin.zip - Raw binary files (Beta 3)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b3_src.zip - GPL'd source code (Beta 3)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_B2_src.zip - GPL'd source code (Beta 2)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b1_dj.zip - Discjuggler self-bootable image. (Beta 1)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_b1_nrg.zip - Nero self-bootable image. (Beta 1)
Download Local Copy: dcdivx_B1_src.zip - GPL'd source code (Beta 1)

GhettoPlay Vorbis
Released: 03-Jan-2001
By:
Thorsten Titze
Info: This is an Ogg-Vorbis sound player made using the interface from GhettoPlay by Dan Potter. (See the DCTonic release for more info)
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: ghettoplayvorbis-rc3-discjuggler.zip - Ready-to-burn DiscJuggler 3.5 Image

JPEG Slideshow
Current Version: 1.0
Released: 27-Dec-2001
By:
Jon Reeser
Info: This is a basic JPEG image viewer/slideshow application. Be sure to read the README for important information on how to properly create your image disc!
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: jpegslideshowbinary.zip - IP.BIN and scrambled 1st_read.bin
Download Local Copy: jpegslideshowcode.zip - Sourcecode
Download Local Copy: jpegslideshow_nrg.zip - Ready-to-burn Nero5 image
Download Local Copy: jpegslideshow_cdi.zip - Ready-to-burn DiscJuggler3 image

Dreamcast Linux
Released: 05-Jun-2001
By: YAEGASHI Takeshi (and others)
Info: The latest GNU/Linux on Dreamcast. Now supports a 640x480x16bpp framebuffer device, broadband adapter, serial port (at /dev/ttySC1), and various maple bus devices. To save bandwidth, please do not download more than one of these archives.
Offsite Link
NOTE! To better control server bandwidth, these files are being server via FTP instead of HTTP and there are user limits set. Therefore, if you get some sort of a "page can't be displayed" error when using a browser, it is most likely because the server is full -- try later.
Download Local Copy: dreamcast-linux-010605.tar.bz2 -- 77MB -- original bzip2'ed tarball -- self-boot it yourself
Download Local Copy: DCLinux-010605-DiscJuggler.zip -- 116MB -- Ready-to-burn DiscJuggler image (made by The Gypsy)
Download Local Copy: DCLinux-010605-Nero.zip -- 116MB -- Ready-to-burn Nero image (made by The Gypsy)

D.I.S.S. - Dragyn's Image Slide Show
Released: 22-May-2001
By:
Dragyn
Info: This is a JPEG image slideshow application for the Dreamcast developed for KallistiOS v1.0.0. It supports images being on the disc itself or being swapped in (images should be in a directory named "images" -- see the README for details).
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: diss080.zip
Download Local Copy: diss080.tar.gz
Download Local Copy: diss080-DiscJuggler.zip -- Ready-to-burn DiscJuggler image (made by Dragyn)
Download Local Copy: diss080-Nero.zip -- Ready-to-burn Nero image (made by The Gypsy)

Vmaj Dreamcast Sound Emulator
Released: 21-May-2001
By: VRks & Kotono
Info: This is a plugin for winamp that allows you to play Dreamcast ADX sound files in winamp. Read the readme.txt file included in the distribution which explains how you can also play .AFS sound files.
Download Local Copy: In_Adx.zip

Dreamcast Linux
Released: 05-Jun-2001
By: YAEGASHI Takeshi (and others)
Info: The latest GNU/Linux on Dreamcast. Now supports a 640x480x16bpp framebuffer device, broadband adapter, serial port (at /dev/ttySC1), and various maple bus devices. To save bandwidth, please do not download more than one of these archives.
Offsite Link
NOTE! To better control server bandwidth, these files are being server via FTP instead of HTTP and there are user limits set. Therefore, if you get some sort of a "page can't be displayed" error when using a browser, it is most likely because the server is full -- try later.
Download Local Copy: dreamcast-linux-010605.tar.bz2 -- 77MB -- original bzip2'ed tarball -- self-boot it yourself
Download Local Copy: DCLinux-010605-DiscJuggler.zip -- 116MB -- Ready-to-burn DiscJuggler image (made by The Gypsy)
Download Local Copy: DCLinux-010605-Nero.zip -- 116MB -- Ready-to-burn Nero image (made by The Gypsy)

DCPaint
Current Version: 0.01
Released: 01-Apr-2001
By: David Persik
Info: To quote, "Move mouse wheel to change drawing colors.
Hold left button to draw.
Hold right button and move mouse to make a square.
Press both buttons (right & left) to erase the screen.
Side button returns to main screen.
Lots of bug, few features, code is messy."
Download Local Copy: dcpaint.zip

DCMP3 - MP3 Audio Player for the Dreamcast
Current Version: 1.3
Released: 04-Mar-2001
By:
strat76
Info: Burn this to a disc along with your MP3 audio files and listen to them on your Dreamcast. Includes support for "Wallpaper" (JPEG viewing) and m3u playlists.
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: dcmp3_13.zip

GypPlay: Lik Sang Edition (v2.0) - VCD/MPEG-1 Player for the Dreamcast
Released: 01-Mar-2001
By:
The Gypsy
Info: Burn this to a disc along with your MPEG-1 video(s) and watch them on your Dreamcast. Features include: standard motion controls (pause, rewind, fast-forward), analog-stick controlled variable-speed REW/FF, auto-search and play, file browser, VMU output, etc. View the README/NFO for more details.
Download Full Version: GypPlay_LikSangEdition.zip
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CD Covers by Jello Warrior:
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PAL:

Flash Internet Settings Adjuster
Released: 06-Feb-2001
By: Marcus Comstedt
Info: This is used to edit the ISP configuration parameters that are stored in your DC's Flash memory. This can be useful for modifying certain settings that are not available to edit by some browsers (such as DreamKey). Note that this for modifying the modem parameters only -- it cannot be used to modify the BBA settings!
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: fisa.tar.gz

Vorlem - VMU/memcard save/restore utility
Released: 30-Jan-2001
By: CrowTRobo of Obsidian
Info: This utility requires a serial cable for use. It also includes a required Win32 client, so non-Windows users will be out of luck for now. It allows you to save/restore VMS/VMI files from any VMU plugged into your Dreamcast.
Offsite Link
Download Local Copy: obs-vor1.zip

BOOB - CDX demo version image (legal demo)
Released: 22-Jul-2000
Size: 939k zipped
Info: This is the CDXA track of the CDX cd which is "invisible" when inserted into a cd drive.
Download: cdx.zip

BOOB - Utopia BootCD image
Released: 21-Jul-2000
Current Version: 1.1
Size: 723k zipped
REMOVED due to possible legality issues