I'm curious about Dreamcast emulation, I'd like to play Grandia 2 and Code Veronica.

I'm curious about Dreamcast emulation, I'd like to play Grandia 2 and Code Veronica.

Is NullDC still the go-to or is there something better/newer? I've heard about Redream but I don't want to spend money.

Thanks Ganker

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably try ReDream for Dreamcast emulation

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Posted this and then read the rest of your post. If you can't get Redream running (it's free btw), try Flycast core for RetroArch. Works fine but maybe not as good as Redream with enhancements.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Alright I'll try to hunt down redream on a torrent tracker or somewhere. I imagine the free version has some limitations
        Thanks

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Redream is free if you dont want to go up to 4K. That is the only thing you pay for. I have heard it is the best.
    I did beat Shenmue with NullDC but still many bugs.

    Wondering what is the best.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh that sounds good then, thanks. Yeah I'm at 1080p anyway. Great

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find it hilarious that newfags STILL don't know the go to website to know what emulator is the best at the moment.
    Asking about emulators is truly is the biggest Ganker newfag filter there is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are a bitch

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t know why everyone is recommending bad emulators, flycast is the one you want

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yep. Even has a fork with rollback netcode that works stupidly well.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is NullDC still the go-to
    I don't blame you for asking this, but I am saddened by all the emulator misinformation out there that this need be asked at all. The sodden Gen X gays here spending hundreds of dollars to avoid emulation INSIST that SNES and N64 emulation haven't progressed since the ZNES and Project64 days, because... there is no reason.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember seeing threads on Ganker about PJ64 recently and it's wild to me that people still use it when Mupen64Plus/AE exists. Same with ZSNES

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're still used because they're ludo and some autistic chud screaming a shadow doesn't appear accurate 1% of the time won't stop us.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You don't need to be angry, anyone should use the emulator that works for their machine. The important part is pirating games and spiting modern publishers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're the one rushing in here to complain about people using an emulator you dislike. Maybe look in the mirror before posting.
            Wrong board

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That was the only post I made in this thread, you seem high-strung.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          PJ64 literally had maleware in it at one point.

          Literally anyone that still installs that shit nowadays should get a bullet to the head.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flycast is good.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Code Veronica has a GC version that probably emulates way better. Unless you specifically want the DC version.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most DC ports have weird lighting that affects the graphics

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im experiencing shitton of input lag in CV both on redream and flycast

      Is there a way to fix it, and is it better on gamecube?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The lag is most likely to do with your vsync or frame rate
        Lag shouldn’t be noticeable

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Sega_Dreamcast_emulators
    I find this to be a good place to keep up with which emulators are recommended. It's hard to know since a lot of emulator discourse is based on outdated information. People who say reDream is the ZSnes of DC emulation aren't correct, in my experience it's pretty good but not as good as Flycast. Something old like NullDC is closer to being the ZSnes of emulation since it's no longer updated and there's no real reason to use it anymore.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Grandia 2 has a PC version released in 2002.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you might have to use Demul if you want to play seaman tho.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flycast on RetroArch mogs every other DC emulator by a mile. Very low lag, runs very well even with 4k upscale, and pretty damn accurate. Also has all the usual dozens of advantages of all RetroArch cores, aside from run-ahead which it doesn't support.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get a model 1 dreamcast for like $99 bucks, or at least you could six months ago. Grab a fat stack of CD-Rs and burn away.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Grab a fat stack of CD-Rs and burn away.
      That won't really get you the full experience in many cases. Most rips downgraded the audio/cutscene quality in order to fit on a CD, since there was a capacity difference between a 1 GB GD-ROM and a CD-ROM. Even the last generation of 99-minute CDs came up 100 megs short (and they had worse reliability than lower cap ones as well).
      Though I vaguely remember some Chinese guy about 8 or 9 years ago coming up with a new recompiling algorithm for the libraries, which allowed for a full GD-ROM to fit on a 900 MB CD without the previously-required downgrades. However I think that method put higher stress on the optical drive.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >However I think that method put higher stress on the optical drive.
        How, it's reading 0's and 1's all the same in the same square microns

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not when you’re talking about certain drives

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Explain

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Pressed discs are easier read than burnt ones and GD-ROMs are over a smaller area than CD’s

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >pressed discs are easier to read
                Why

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                someone else says it better than me

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That doesn't say why they're easier to read, it does however say why they're easier to mass produce

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm going to assume you didn't read it all

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you going to make an argument?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you really not able to read?
                the disc is less reflective forcing the laser to use more power

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can use the ReDream free version, but you only can use the original Sega Dreamcast resolution (no x2, x3, etc...)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there is a premium version on rutracker and it comes in a .rar pack with couple of roms (Soul Reaver, Crazy Taxi, Sonic, a few others). ~1.5gb in size

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do any emus besides Flycast emulate the modem? It can play a lot of games online because of that.

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