WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

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WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by snickerbockers » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:21 pm

Howdy all,

WashingtonDC (name subject to change) is my pet dreamcast emulator I've been working on for the past couple of years. It only boots three games and none of them have sound because I still haven't made a real AICA implementation, so it's not yet a viable alternative to any of the other DC emulators on the street.

Currently it only supports Linux, although I have gotten it to build on run on Windows via cygwin. I typically get between 40-60 FPS on my ancient AMD FX 8120 circa 2011 so WashingtonDC might actually be able to run at full-speed on newer computers, I'm just too much of a cheapskate to find out.

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The source is up on github at https://github.com/washingtondc-emu/washingtondc/ under the terms of GNU GPLv3+. I don't have any plans to ever monetize it or make it closed source because I'm treating this as a hobby project. My plan is to get the AICA+ARM7 working by this fall so that it can be at a usable state in time for Dreamcast's 20th birthday.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by mankrip » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:45 am

Nice! It's great to have a DC emulator being actively worked on.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by park » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:13 am

Its always good to have an alternative. You said it works on Windows via cygwin , I should try it on my AMD apu to see what kind of performance it gets on Windows. Heh you would put a polygon/triangle counter for research/fanboyism lol.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by Eviltaco64X » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Specially Cork wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:07 pm
Here is a list of projects people can continue if they want:

- TwistDC (a Dreamcast version of the popular party game Twister)

- UltraFragDC (a port of the open-source disk defrag program)

- Washington DC (this is just a name I thought was funny, I didn't make a game for this yet)

- DC Charades (press a button on the joypad and a charade will appear on the VMU, then you act it out for everyone else)
Hand meets glove.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by snickerbockers » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:18 pm

Eviltaco64X wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:20 pm
Specially Cork wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:07 pm
Here is a list of projects people can continue if they want:

- TwistDC (a Dreamcast version of the popular party game Twister)

- UltraFragDC (a port of the open-source disk defrag program)

- Washington DC (this is just a name I thought was funny, I didn't make a game for this yet)

- DC Charades (press a button on the joypad and a charade will appear on the VMU, then you act it out for everyone else)
Hand meets glove.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by Specially Cork » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:35 pm

Incredible!

I obviously have a gift and will now make predictions for the next 8 years.

- Self-riding bikes will be commonplace. It will be difficult to get served in many fast food restaurants due to the amount of self-driving bikes blocking the doors.

- Samsung will make a TV with such a high resolution that the number of pixels will crush the screen into it's schwarzschild radius and create a blackhole. The resulting explosion will destroy much of Asia, and nobody will be more disappointed about this than darc. He'll write a book about it.

- Sega will launch the Dreamcast Mini Classic. it will cost $79.99 and include Crazy Taxi. It will be impossible to hack and put more good games on as there aren't any more good games.

- Nintendo are going to give up on consoles and become software only. More surprisingly, this software will be a Mario themed mass downloader for PornHub - which Nintendo buy in 2022 for an undisclosed sum.
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by |darc| » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Very nice. Anyone tried compiling it on macOS?
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by mankrip » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Specially Cork wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:35 pm
- Nintendo are going to give up on consoles and become software only. More surprisingly, this software will be a Mario themed mass downloader for PornHub - which Nintendo buy in 2022 for an undisclosed sum.
|darc| wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Very nice. Anyone tried compiling it on macOS?
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Re: WashingtonDC dreamcast emulator

Post by snickerbockers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 pm

|darc| wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Very nice. Anyone tried compiling it on macOS?
No, I've only tried it on cygwin and Linux. I don't have any apple machines to test on, and I don't really even know what changes I may or may not need to make to get it ported over to Apple.
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