NetLink Custom Web Browser

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NetLink Custom Web Browser
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Genre: ETC

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
PACK-INpack 80118B
Sega Saturn
PACK-INpack 80118D

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NetLink Custom Web Browser is the software used with the NetLink Internet Modem to allow North American Sega Saturn owners to connect to the internet. It was created by PlanetWeb, who would go on to design the Sega Dreamcast web browser software in North America, appropriately titled Sega Dreamcast Web Browser.


Multiple versions of the NetLink Custom Web Browser exist.

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 came packaged with the NetLink Internet Modem, and so is the most common variant of the software. It supports all HTML 2.0 tags, and most HTML 3.0 tags, but is unable to view framed webpages, and does not support IRC chat. It is somewhat comparable to early versions of Netscape.

Version 3.0

Version 3.0 came packaged with NetLink Game Pack, adding basic support for the viewing of framed pages (by letting the user access each frame individually, not all at once) and a simplistic IRC client. The IRC client is crippled in that it can't connect to major servers such as DALnet and EFnet.

Golden Version 1.135

Golden Version 1.135 uses the same code as 3.0 except no CD was ever pressed and it does not include the "NetLink City"[4][5][6][7][8] (hosted on Planet Oasis[9][10] interactive Web site directory) front page. It was available[11] for download from Planetweb's site.

Beta Version 4.035

Version 4.035 adds SSL support for secure online ordering and was also available for download on Planetweb's site.

Magazine articles

Main article: NetLink Custom Web Browser/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Saturn, US (2.0)
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Saturn, US (3.0)
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Technical information

Main article: NetLink Custom Web Browser/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
25,592,112 CD-ROM (US) 80118B V1.011

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