A Complete List Of The -Best- Emulators For Dreamcast

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A Complete List Of The -Best- Emulators For Dreamcast

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:37 am

EMULATORS

Arcade
Emulates CPS1, System16, etc. Amiga 500 Apple 2 Armstrad CPC Atari 800 XL Atari ST Atari VCS2600 C64 ColecoVision Game Boy Color MSX NeoGeo Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom Sega Master System / Game Gear / SG1000 Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Sinclair Spectrum Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom -

Check out DCHelp's SBI Repository and download the SBIs for each emu to try them all out on one disc!

or

Use BootDreams by fackue to burn the plain files: http://dchelp.dcemulation.org/

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INTERPRETERS

SIERRA GAMES -

To be continued...

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Note that only the *best* emulators are listed. Any additions to this list are welcome. I have not tried all emulators that are available so there's a good chance that I missed something.

Edited by IMWeasel 4/1/08
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Post by TyBO » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:45 pm

Excellent job man... this should be stickied.

You did forget MAME though... :?

[EDIT:] Also, the UAE4ALL link is a link to NEO4ALL...
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Post by JohnnyB » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:04 pm

I'm putting together a page with the same goal in mind.

http://www.mts.net/~vivien/Dreamcast
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Post by mikozero » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:42 pm

i second the sticky idea,
well done :thumbsup:
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:27 pm

Thanks all. JohnnyB, you can use my list to update yours if you like.
TyBO wrote:You did forget MAME though... :?

[EDIT:] Also, the UAE4ALL link is a link to NEO4ALL...
Fixed. :)

Hm, maybe I'll add WowMAME... The other ports aren't exactly up to date iirc.
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Post by mikozero » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:40 pm

there is one other thing that really needs to be done (imo).
romcenter dats (or suchlike) for the single game emus and possibly the MAME ones too.

the scene is constricting somewhat and needs to be made more 'user frendly' imo.

for example i really want to use the Galaga emu but i don't have the first idea as to which roms are required.
(most of the these emus seem to be based on older versions of MAME sets)
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Post by Syd » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:46 am

I haven't tried it personally, but isn't Toastman's Chip 8 emulator (Whack a Mole) a good emulator?

BTW, nice list! I also agree it should be stickied. :D
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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:06 am

Syd wrote:I haven't tried it personally, but isn't Toastman's Chip 8 emulator (Whack a Mole) a good emulator?
I haven't tried it yet either, but I think you're right! Keep the suggestions coming. :D
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Post by Syd » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:12 pm

I've got some more suggestions. I'm not sure exactly how good these are because I haven't tried them, but they sound like they're pretty good:

DreamMSX (MSX Emulator, full speed and sound)
Apple II Soul Captor (Apple II emulator, full speed with 50% sound)
DreamSpec (spectrum emulator, best one currently for DC)
OswanDC (Oswan and Bandai WonderSwan emulator)
Quzar's PCEngine/TG16 emulator (can't remember what it's called)

I'm not sure about any of Ian Micheal's ports because again I haven't tried them, but if anyone can vouch for them that would be great.

If you're looking for DCHomebrew type emulators, then I would highly recommend these:

ScummVM DC
FreeSCI
SarienDC

Hope this helps! :)
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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:50 pm

Thanks. I don't think I'll add any of IMR's emulators, except maybe WowMAME, which is pretty good.
Syd wrote:DreamMSX (MSX Emulator, full speed and sound)
Apple II Soul Captor (Apple II emulator, full speed with 50% sound)
DreamSpec (spectrum emulator, best one currently for DC)
OswanDC (Oswan and Bandai WonderSwan emulator)
Quzar's PCEngine/TG16 emulator (can't remember what it's called)
Apple II Soul Captor is already listed. The other ones mentioned aren't as good as the ones above or outdated.
For MSX emulation fMSXDC is the best, for Sinclair Spectrum I recommend DCSpeccyal K which is already listed.
If you're looking for DCHomebrew type emulators, then I would highly recommend these:

ScummVM DC
FreeSCI
SarienDC
Thanks a lot. These really need to be mentioned! :o
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Post by mikozero » Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:14 pm

ScummVM is excellent (despite being off-center on my TV for some reason)
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Post by Quzar » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:43 pm

HuCast is the name of the PCEngine emulator. It is the best one currently availible for the Dreamcast (doesn't say much for DreamEngine). It also plays PCE CD games from isos although they arent that playable.

If I were making a list like this I would at least put one emulator in the list for each emulated system, regardless of wether it's very good or not, just because it would still be the best on the dreamcast.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:10 pm

No. For me it does not make much sense to add a half-finished emulator in that list. I'd like to add only the best emulators that really are user-friendly and fun to play with. I am still not sure about fMSXDC: Emulation is perfect but the GUI isn't any good.
As soon as HuCast features full-screen emulation and a key combination allowing to go back to the GUI it'll happily add it to the list :D
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Post by Quzar » Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:16 am

lol, meh, w/e. the only problem is that then it makes it look like there simply isn't TG16 (or <insert other console name here>) emulation on the dreamcast.
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Post by impetus » Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:28 pm

Stickied, on the condition that Christus keeps his first post updated.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:32 am

Thanks. Will do.
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Post by JohnnyB » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:08 pm

Christuserloeser wrote:Thanks all. JohnnyB, you can use my list to update yours if you like.
I'll be making a new compilation disc using your suggestions so I can properly judge each aspect of the emulator and then make an appropriate .sbi file. Thanks for the help. O_o
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:55 pm

Updated the list with DreamCPC (Alpha 3) by JMD.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:55 am

Updated the list with links to the Dreamcast Emulation Knowledge Base.
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Post by AntiPro » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:46 pm

So I was gonna ask if there was a Saturn emulator for DC bu I'm sure it'd be on that list if there was.

I guess the DC processer probably isn't powerful enough to emulate it. Oh well.

So then my next(first) question would be if there is a SegaCD emulator for the DC?


*but then again if Bleem is able to play PSX games than maybe the DC can play Saturn. So feel free to make my day with the good news.
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