Dreamcast on Retroarch?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Emulation & CEMU' started by RareKirby, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. RareKirby

    RareKirby GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2011
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    • Would be nice having Dreamcast on Wii U or Switch. Usually when there's emulator on a console like my moded xbox, there's gba snes n64 ps1 etc but never dreamcast. Why? I'm really am just curious why it hasn't been done. is it not possible? Or just nobody wants to work on it?
  2. Dopey The Gemini

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    Aug 3, 2016
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    I don't think the Wii U has the power to run Dreamcast games, I'm not 100% sure however
  3. Darth Meteos

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    Dreamcast was from the PS2 generation. Gamecube is uniquely easy (relatively) to emulate, especially on Wii U which has a hardware solution to that problem. However, the PS2 is a shitshow with regards to emulation and OG Xbox is pretty much impossible, so this generation has its difficulties. Dreamcast is definitely easier than those two, but the specs required for such a thing simply aren't available on a Wii U. Our emulation dreams for Switch often include overclocking the Tegra, so Dreamcast will be on Switch at some point, if we manage that- which we almost certainly will.