This is one of those stories we like to bring our readers. A one of hope and fun, and shows that someone out there still cares about old games nearly as much as we do. It has just become known that the Downloadable Content (DLC) of the Floigan Bros game for Sega Dreamcast has been unlocked. All 12 months’ worth of DLC is now available to fans thanks to an unlikely source.
Some of the original developers working on the Floigan Bros for Visual Concepts have come forward and helped make the DLC available. Tim Meekins, Nick Jones, and John Elliot helped make this happen. Thank you.
The DLC was to be unlocked via 12 monthly downloads to the Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit. Each month would be a new piece of content. Over on Dreamcastlive.net they have a full list of the DLC. Originally, fans were only able to access the January DLC: Knitted hat.
This is accomplished thanks to the DLC already being on the disc (is this where Capcom got the idea?)
You may be wondering why fans didn’t just modify the January file and open the rest of the months and DLC. Ah, Sega and Visual Concepts thought of this and put in place some rather tricky security measures to prevent tampering. Sixteen years later the above named three developers would be working to crack the security code they implemented. Wild.
The Sega Dreamcast continues to give back to fans, over a decade after its untimely demise in the commercial market.
The Floigan Bros was a 3D action adventure game where one brother is trying to be nice to the other. A surprise gift is not complete so you have to traverse the family junkyard and find parts for the gift. Think of this like the early days of what we see on mobile today–collectathons for smaller items to complete one bigger item.
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