A Complete List Of The -Best- Emulators For Dreamcast

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Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:19 pm

Well, there is a Saturn emu: BlueCrab's Yabause-DC.

Out of the current systems, the DC is the platform for a SAT emulator. The DC's main CPU, the SH4, is somewhat backward compatible to the Saturn SH2 CPUs. They share the same instruction set. Still it's a bit more complicated than it sounds because they use a different byte order (little endian / big endian) but BlueCrab wrote somewhere on these forums that he works on a real-time byte swapper to make full use of the possibilities.

Based on Yabause v0.0.7 which as of then only emulated the Saturn BIOS, Yabause-DC v0.0.7 emulated the BIOS too. Slow, but it did. It was a plain test port without PVR acceleration or the dynarec-like byte swapping implemented. Blue Crab is still working on Yabause-DC. As with most of us, he just doesn't have as much free time as he'd wish so it will take some time until we see a new release.

Yabause Website:
http://yabause.sourceforge.net/compatibility.php

v0.0.7 Release:
http://www.dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=60693


There's no SEGA CD emu yet. It needs more work than e.g. a NeoGeo emulator as the SCD is more powerful than a NeoGeo. Emulating the complete MD/G hardware and the even stronger SCD on DC might be possible to a degree but needs an incredible amount of work and would implement a lot of compromises like underclocking, frameskip, probably even disabled FM music or soundFX, etc. - most-likely resulting in limited compatibility.
Could be that we'll see a working SCD emu some day, but I assume it won't ever be perfect.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:12 am

Updated the list with today's news!

* DCastaway Final by Chui & Ron
Download: http://www.rockandaluz.com/~dciberia/ro ... ay-rc3.rar

* MSX: Replaced fMSX DC with the new MSXCast by LTK
Download: http://www.rockandaluz.com/~dciberia/LTK/MSXCast.zip

* Updated the link to FreeSCI's DC page

There also have been new releases of Neo4All (NeoGeoCD) and UAE4All (Amiga500).
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Post by Quzar » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:45 pm

*edit* didn't see the second page :oops:
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:58 pm

Updated with a link to Scherzo's NesterDC SE website :)
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Post by Evil_Ernie » Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:36 pm

how about some more info on the emu's, like gfx sound speed and whatever else might be usefull to the people ?




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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:54 am

They run pretty much perfectly. Otherwise I wouldn't list them!




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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:55 am

Seriously, I'll definitly add more info later :wink:

Btw, most info one would need to know can be found when following the links... :P
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Post by Christuserloeser » Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:17 am

Major update to the list with the following changes:

* Added missing author info
* Added missing links to the official websites
* Added links to DCS database entries: http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.php/Main/Scene
* Added Neo4All/AES entry
* Polished up the list's layout
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Post by Orange_Ribbon » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:58 am

Quzar wrote:*edit* didn't see the second page :oops:
Hey Quzar, I thought your TG played the hue cards rather well from what you told me before. By the way, where can I DL that anyway?
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Post by Quzar » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:49 am

Orange_Ribbon wrote:
Quzar wrote:*edit* didn't see the second page :oops:
Hey Quzar, I thought your TG played the hue cards rather well from what you told me before. By the way, where can I DL that anyway?
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Post by LTK666 » Tue May 09, 2006 4:51 am

Hi, I write this in order to update MSXCast home, and inform about CPCast (Amstrad CPC emu) and his home

MSXCast
http://ltk.dciberia.net/dreamcast/msxcast/msxcast.htm

CPCast
http://ltk.dciberia.net/dreamcast/cpcast/cpcast.htm

Thats all :wink:
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat May 13, 2006 2:16 am

Thanks! Updated! ;)
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat May 20, 2006 12:09 am

Finally fixed all links to DCEmu.co.uk ( now http://dreamcast.dcemu.co.uk/ ).
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Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:55 am

Fixed the link to BootDreams.
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Post by Spiritual_Chaos » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:11 pm

Does GenesisPlusDC have support for sound? Says it does have it here> http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.ph ... esisPlusDC but read soemwhere else it does not have sound?!
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Post by MetaFox » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:14 pm

Spiritual_Chaos wrote:Does GenesisPlusDC have support for sound? Says it does have it here> http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.ph ... esisPlusDC but read soemwhere else it does not have sound?!
PVR Preview 3 has sound. V1 does not.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:43 am

Quzar wrote:Since it sucks in general, even though it is the best we have, it is not listed here. For anything ever done by me, just go to http://www.screamcast.net
Hm, I am sure you know, but it does not suck in general. All I was asking for would be a better GUI, full screen support and the option to get back to the ROM browser once playing a game. If these features would be implemented I'd love to add it to the list :wink:
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Post by Juan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:14 pm

Someone should definitely add the RACE port.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:44 pm

Will do an update later.

/me hopes GPF updates RACE!DC soon with full screen support and an option to go back to menu
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:31 am

Quick update with links + downloads for BlackAura's new GenesisPlusDC update. (Thanks alb3530 ;) )
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