waveshaft
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Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:50 pm

Are there any Dreamcast emulators that work on the pi ?

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Toad King
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:23 am

Don't count on it ever happening.

CrysisLTU
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:20 am

Toad King wrote:Don't count on it ever happening.
Why not? NullDC was being ported to PSP, and the Raspberry Pi is way more powerfull than that.

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BakaOsaka
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:43 am

That's like saying "If a Ferrarri can do 120 miles per hour, so can my Ford Focus!". Different processors work in different ways, I believe the PSP Processor was more similar to the Dreamcast Processor, which made emulation easier.

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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:22 pm

I wonder if the creator of this thread even knows how "fast" nulldc goes on PSP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skUS7UI5OGU

Dreamcast emulation is not suitable for Raspi, beyond "proof of concept" app, same as for PSP nulldc.
drkllRaziel, author of nulldc, started a sideproject called nulldce focus on low powered systems and supporting arm devices, but peeking at its googlecode site it seems to be a bit dead. If I'm not wrong those videos running dreamcast on PSP are showing some work of drkllRaziel himself.

It will be a coding miracle if the thingie reach to show a playable framerate for early N64 games (without some critical overclocking at least). I think that could be the ceiling for Raspi emulation and honestly I don't count on that to happen.

Narishma
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:27 pm

BakaOsaka wrote:Different processors work in different ways, I believe the PSP Processor was more similar to the Dreamcast Processor, which made emulation easier.
Not really. The PSP has a MIPS R4000 processor running at 333 Mhz, the Dreamcast an SH-4 running at 200 Mhz. They don't have much in common.
I don't know what the state of Dreamcast emulation on PSP is, but I don't think it would be possible to get it working at playable speeds.

willrandship
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:42 pm

I would point out that the pandora (similar specs, slightly better CPU, quite a bit worse graphics card, also ARM, same RAM) had a very promising port of nullDC, never released but it had really fast video demonstrations.

theTick
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:13 pm

I don't know about a ford focus, but I was able to get my crappy '95 Saturn SL2 up to 120 once. The whole car was shaking.

caravela
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Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:35 pm

Any decent emulator requires a lot o CPU power just read this article http://www.tested.com/news/news/2712-wh ... -3ghz-cpu/

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