Dreamcast emulation

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  1. canariobr
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    I want to play some DC games, but the 2 main emulators (nullDC and Chankast) last time I tried, was a bit confusing. Which one do you recommend?

    Also, both are dead for years, right? I cant understand why devs didnt share their source code.
     
  2. Centrix

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    I recommend an awesome emulator called Reicast its a great emulator for the Android platform and simple to use :D

    Here's a link: http://reicast.com/
     
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    yes, I already used it. very good indeed. but this time I wanted to play on my computer.

    I was told few minutes ago in another forum that there is a Windows version of it. I will try it.

    thanks for the tip
     
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    Just buy the console. All the games can be burnt very easily with no mod chip. Emulators for the DC are redundant because of this reason.
     
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    That's true too lol I forgot about that lol
     
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    Plus with GD-ROM drive emulation being a thing for a real dreamcast console you won't have to burn disc anymore once the kinks are all worked out for the device.
     
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    I've been considering it too but already got too many consoles here (ps2, n64, ps3, ps4, snes, wii and soon wii u) so I prefer not have one more console by now
     
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    Hmm. Your best bet atm then is either the final release of NullDC 1.0.4 if you havent tried that version of the emulator yet or the newest version of Demul since that is still being worked on.
     
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    Just finished downloading Demul. Could not make it work yet, got an error message for some missing files.
    Seems like DC emulation is still harder to config than the rest
     
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    This is the most recent version of a tutorial that i could find for the demul emulator. Hopefully this will help you out.
     
  11. Hungry Friend

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    I've never actually used a DC emu because I own the console(hope it doesn't break) but one cool thing about some of the DC emus is that they can emulate the Naomi and I think even Naomi 2 HW in some cases which the DC is just a slightly downgraded version of.(Naomi 1 I mean) I know nothing about specific emus but I hope you change your mind about buying a DC. Burning and playing games is so easy and there's nothing quite like playing on real HW.
     
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    I would say to get the newest version of NullDC (being my DC emu of choice) it plays everything I've thrown at it plus it runs Naomi roms, playing arcade CVS2 and Guilty Gear is so much fun ^_^
     
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    I have a burned copy of CVS2 and it runs perfectly. Does the original naomi version look any better or is the JP DC port identical like I assume it is? It's not a game that pushes the naomi HW particularly hard as far as I can tell so I doubt any downgrades had to be made, but I'm curious if there are any differences. Also fuck God Rugal and Shin Akuma/Gouki. Clearly Capcom took a page out of SNK's cheap boss playbook with those 2 assholes but it's worth the frustration to unlock them.(although they take like 2x damage when you use them)
     
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    actually I sold my dreamcast console 2 ys ago because I played many burned discs and it was making so much noise. i paid to fix it before and decided to sell because i thought it was just a matter of time to happen again.

    I got nulldc and it worked well here. i used my ps4 gamepad and it was great. my past experiences with dc emu werent good but now my system specs could handle it better. my favorite dc game is spawn in demons hand, I will try it soon.