Best Genesis/Mega Drive emulator for DC?

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Best Genesis/Mega Drive emulator for DC?

Post by Spiritual_Chaos » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:25 pm

Which one is the best to use if you want 100% speed but also good sound and easy listing of games?
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Post by Smurph » Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:51 pm

Genplus PVR3. period.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:01 pm

http://www.dcemulation.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=71861




Attention: The links, tutorials & info in this post were posted before the new versions of GenesisPlusDC/gpwt were released, please skip this post and read on for more info on the new versions.



Mega Mega Drive / Genesis

GenesisPlusDC PVR Preview v03 by BlackAura
Downloads: http://consolevision.com/members/sbiffy/ - [The file is called 'Genplus3_bO.sbi']
or http://consolevision.com/dreamcast/emus/genesis/
General Info & Links: http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.ph ... esisPlusDC

How to burn:
http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showth ... 086&page=2
There are two ways of burning it. I will guide you through both.

Using SBInducer:

1. Download the SBI from here:
http://consolevision.com/members/sbiffy ... rowse&Emus - [The file is called 'Genplus3_bO.sbi']
Make sure your browser didn't rename the file to a '.zip'-file. If so just rename it back.

2. Get SBInducer v4 from
http://consolevision.com/members/sbiffy/files/ - [The file is called 'Sbindv4.exe']

3. Install SBInducer and put the 'Genplus3_bO.sbi' in your C:/SBInducr/SBI/ folder.

4. Start SBInducer. Select 'SBI2Boot' and click on 'Extract SBI'.

5. Switch back to Explorer and put your Genesis/MegaDrive games into a subdirectory in C:/SBInducer/Inducer/, e.g. C:/SBInducer/Inducer/Games/. The games could be zipped or unzipped.

6. In SBInducer, you click on the DiscJuggler or Nero icons to create the image. I personally prefer DiscJuggler.

7. Burn the DiscJuggler image with BootDreams' CDI-burner or Alcohol120% in TAO mode.
http://consolevision.com/members/fackue ... BootDreams
http://trial.alcohol-soft.com/en/download_120.php



Alternatively you could use BootDreams:

1. Download BootDreams from here:
http://consolevision.com/members/fackue ... BootDreams

and install it to e.g. C:/BootDreams/

2. Create a folder called C:/BootDreams/GenPlus/

3. Put the 'Genplus3_bO.sbi'-file into that folder, rename it to 'Genplus3_bO.zip' and extract it into that same folder.

4. Create a subdirectory called C:/BootDreams/GenPlus/Games/ and put your games into that folder. The games could either be zipped or unzipped.

5. Start BootDreams and point it to C:/BootDreams/GenPlus/. It will then guide you to the process. I recommend the 'CDRecord' method.
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Post by Spiritual_Chaos » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:31 pm

I did not really get the bootdream-guide to work (I have gotten dreamsnes and nesterdc SE to work...)

But I should have a folder called GenPlus, in that a folder called Games (with roms) and one folder called Inducer, In the Inducer folder I should have three folders (Emus, Genesis and Images)

Is this correct?

When I try to make a DiscJuggler image pointing to the GenPlus folder the program asks for the main binary but there are no files to choose from?
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Post by Smurph » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:35 pm

Use this for SBI files

Install it.

Drop the sbi file into the Sbi folder

run sbinducr.exe

Select sbi2boot in the combobox

click the extract button

Create a Games folder in Sbinducr\Inducer, then dump your roms in there when it's done extracting.

Click the discjuggler button.

Load alcohol and burn.
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Post by Spiritual_Chaos » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:09 pm

Ok I'll try that instead. :)

But in the Games folder can I have other folders like Action/Adventure etc?

And how many games can I have in one folder with this emulator?

And thank you again for all the help! :)
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Post by Smurph » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:23 pm

Spiritual_Chaos wrote:Ok I'll try that instead. :)

But in the Games folder can I have other folders like Action/Adventure etc?

And how many games can I have in one folder with this emulator?

And thank you again for all the help! :)
I *THINK* Genplus can browse subdirectories, so you can try that. if there is a limit, it's probably 2048 or 1024.
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Post by JohnnyB » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:20 am

What's the status on this emulator? Can we just forget about decent Genesis emulation on the Dreamcast?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:37 pm

No. BlackAura used to post some bits of news here every now and then.


And yes, PVR supports subdirectory browsing :)
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Post by Spiritual_Chaos » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:46 am

"Seems" to work after I used SMS checker to rename and fix the roms. Thanks anyways! :)
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Post by mike-18 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:49 pm

i need some help with the controls for gen plus 3 i cant play any of the games
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:43 pm

That's odd. What controller are you using? Official SEGA controller or third party? Also, do you use DreamInducer (SBInducer) ? I got my disc burned to a single disc and it works perfectly.
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Post by mike-18 » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:05 pm

i used sbi and i have the official sega 1 i tried pressing different buttons and it doesnt do nothing :roll:
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Post by thick9 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:21 am

never mind-just read the damn rules(no talk about Sega-Gen emu :( Etc-real bummer :(
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Post by Warmtoe » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:51 am

Well - I did it to BA once before, looks like I'm doing it once more.

I've got a build of GP with some enhancements which I'm going to share with you all, I can't remember if it was functional, I've pretty much stopped my DC work (at least for the near future) - some brave soul is going to have to try it and tell everyone else.

As usual with my stuff, there are things to tweek to improve performance, you can select different CPU sets etc... whatever... here it comes:-

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ian_edward ... 090406.sbi

BOOM!

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Post by BlackAura » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:28 am

As far as I remember, that build (or one like it) works alright. More or less, anyway.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:02 pm

I just tried it with Sonic, Shinobi and SoR1. I've used 'CPU: FAME' and 'Render: HW' and was pleased with the result. Performance seems to full speed without audio skipping !
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Post by Juan » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:14 pm

6 button support? Saves? I have no cdr's )()(
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:46 pm

No 6 button support as far as I can tell. No VMU support either I suppose.

Anyway, I just played some more games and now I am even more impressed! Bare Knuckle 3, Street Fighter 2 Plus and Darius II - all run full speed with recognizable sound ! ^ ^

Compatibility isn't any bad too! Using the software renderer I even got Sailor Moon to work - though it's a bit slow without the hardware renderer ^ ^

Thanks for this release !
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Post by curt_grymala » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:53 pm

I've downloaded the SBI warmtoe provided, and added it to the DCHelp SBI Repository. It's called GenPlus-3c.090406_warmtoe.sbi.
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