Emulation and Vista

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Emulation and Vista

Post by jessman » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:09 pm

Hey, guys. I recently bought a new laptop with Vista installed, and it can really pack a whollop compared to my old pc, but niether Chankast nor NullDC will boot up my CD-R Dreamcast games from the drive, and when I make an image it can't be booted either. The emulators just keep going to the music player in the DC bios. Please tell me. How the heck do I get Dreamcast games running on Vista? I mean, I can finally play Nights into Dreams at full speed, but I can't even play Powerstone like I used to on my old computer. Please help.
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by |darc| » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:40 pm

nullDC works fine for me under Vista...
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Post by jessman » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:55 pm

Well, IT works, but the games won't boot! Is it my DVD drive or something? Also, is there any way to get rid of the crackly sound? I don't remember THAT on XP.
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by |darc| » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:59 pm

Well, loading from both the drives and from disc images of all types works for me.

As for the sound, that is a Vista problem, the fix is here:
http://forums.ngemu.com/nulldc-discussi ... vista.html
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by jessman » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:15 pm

I don't even have those lines in my NullDC cfg file. Damn...I can play Panzer Dragoon 2 straight from my disc drive, but I can't play Sonic Adventure? wtf?
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by jessman » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:21 am

Okay, I got games booting now. I guess I just had to re-download the CDIs because my new drive doesn't like my copies. BUT, I still have a HUGE problem! What the heck is up with the sound?! It's terribly distorted and the so-called "Vista fix" does nothing for it. I have a Realtek HD sound-card and the games themselves run fullspeed, but I just can't get good sound. PLEASE help! PLEASE...
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by Calavera » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:44 pm

jessman wrote:I don't even have those lines in my NullDC cfg file. Damn...I can play Panzer Dragoon 2 straight from my disc drive, but I can't play Sonic Adventure? wtf?
Is NullDC a Saturn emulator too?
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Post by jessman » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:51 pm

Ugh...No. I was trying to say that it's sad how my computer can perfectly emulate such a difficult system and read actual game discs straight from my drive, but it can't even read my self-booting Dreamcast CDRs properly. I know it was kind of unrelated, but I was trying to stress my concern. Everything's fine now, though, except for the horrid sound caused by NullDC in Vista. I just want to know if there's a fix out there or not. Sheesh...
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by Calavera » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:39 pm

jessman wrote:Ugh...No. I was trying to say that it's sad how my computer can perfectly emulate such a difficult system and read actual game discs straight from my drive, but it can't even read my self-booting Dreamcast CDRs properly. I know it was kind of unrelated, but I was trying to stress my concern. Everything's fine now, though, except for the horrid sound caused by NullDC in Vista. I just want to know if there's a fix out there or not. Sheesh...
With that attitude I'm surprised people aren't flocking here to help you.
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Re: Emulation and Vista

Post by jessman » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:01 pm

Oh, c'mon. I just wanted some help. Oh well, I guess.
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