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Old 04-04-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hey everyone....

I'm new in this forum and I wanted to know If anyone could recommend me a good emulator to play the Dreamcast games in the computer. The thing is that I want to play Skys of Arcadia again but my DC broke.

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Old 04-05-2008, 02:19 PM   #2
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> I'm new in this forum and I wanted to know If anyone could
> recommend me a good emulator to play the Dreamcast games in
> the computer. The thing is that I want to play Skys of
> Arcadia again but my DC broke.

You've a fair few choices in this, but bear in mind that Dreamcast emulation is still pretty far from mature. It'll be fairly heavy duty work on your PC, and emulation problems are to be expected.

Anyway, while I have little experience with Dreamcast emulation, I've heard a lot of good things about http://www.ngemu.com/dc/nulldc.phpnullDC</a>, which may be your best bet. http://dknute.livejournal.com/Makaron</a> also seems to be advancing well, and may become the best at the rate its advancing. http://demul.emulation64.com/Demul</a> is one I hadn't heard of before now, but it claims to emulate commercial games, so it may be worth a try. There's also the ageing (but still serviceable) http://www.chanka.org/Chankast</a> and http://chankex.esmartdesign.com/mainindex.htmlChankast EX</a> (an unofficial enhancement of Chankast, may or may not be any good). Finally, http://www.lxdream.org/news/lxdream</a> looks promising, and is the only one for Linux so far (a Windows port is probable in the future). Most are only for Windows, lxdream is only for Linux, and you're shit out of luck if you use Mac OS X.

Aside from those lot, nothing else is really worth trying if you want to play commercial games (http://icarus.boob.co.uk/Icarus</a> promised much, but now seems to have been naught but vapourware, who knows it was any good). I don't know if any of them play Skies of Arcadia at all, so I'd advise giving all of them a try and seeing which does best. If nothing works, I guess you'll just have to buy a new Dreamcast.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Thks!!!.....I'll try them and see.....
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From my experience, most dreamcast emulators are slow and most games simply wont play.

I recommend just simply buying a dreamcast, they are quite cheap priced and work alot better then any emulator ever will.
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From my experience, most dreamcast emulators are slow and most games simply wont play.

I recommend just simply buying a dreamcast, they are quite cheap priced and work alot better then any emulator ever will.
That is true, but the emulators are slowly getting better, and they may work pretty well if you've got a properly fast PC to work with. Probably a better idea to just use the proper hardware for now, but things could be very different in five years.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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I have a computer running on Vista with a crappy video card (Only supports up to DirectX 7 or 8, I forget which one >_<) and NullDC seems to be running well for me. So far I've tested Rival Schools 2 (J), Sonic Adventures 1 and Evolution 1 & 2. RS2 (J) and SA1 runs decently well but Evolution 1 & 2 are a bit laggy on my end. Hopefully you get better results than I did if you decided to try this emulator out.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:05 AM   #7
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That is true, but the emulators are slowly getting better, and they may work pretty well if you've got a properly fast PC to work with. Probably a better idea to just use the proper hardware for now, but things could be very different in five years.
I personally like using my dreamcast with a pc monitor, mouse and a keyboard; Then emulate on it, for other systems.
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