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code_astronomer
2nd April 2006, 09:01 PM
Hello all

I'm trying to find a DreamCast emulator for Linux. My DreamCast doesn't work all the time anymore and I was looking for a way to play it on my computer.

Does anyone know where I can find one? Is there one available?

Thanks

gtr225
2nd April 2006, 09:20 PM
You mean actually pop in a dreamcast disc in your cd drive and play it off there?

code_astronomer
2nd April 2006, 10:25 PM
well, either do that, or play ROMs.

hiberphoptik
2nd April 2006, 11:44 PM
not sure if it even works or works very well but this is what you are looking for:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dcemu/

my fav emu for linux is ePSXe it plays my PS1 games without any issues and they are working on a PS2 emu at:

http://www.pcsx2.net/

for all your linux emu needs check:

http://linuxemu.retrofaction.com/

Finalzone
3rd April 2006, 12:31 AM
Is the problem related to the GD-ROM drive?

code_astronomer
3rd April 2006, 12:51 AM
Hi, I think the dcemu one doesn't actually work. It can run homebrew code, but that's about it apparently.

I'll have a look at the PSX ones...I have the very cool Frodo emulator...brings back a lot of memories :)


Is the problem related to the GD-ROM drive?
Whats that?
My Dreamcasts video output goes wrong...sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't :( (It's actually my brothers Dreamcast...he bought a new cable for it, but it didn't really help)

EDIT: aaa...wrong way round. I can't find any downloads for the dcemu ... its swirly that doesn't work.

Finalzone
3rd April 2006, 07:31 AM
GD-ROM stands for Gigabyte Disc Rom. It is a special version of CD-ROM that can store 1GB of data which was specifically designed for the Dreamcast.

You mentionned the problem is with the video output. Perhaps you should let an electronician check out the problem.

code_astronomer
3rd April 2006, 09:03 AM
yeah, I was thinking about that. I basically just wanted to play Soul Calibur...
"code_astronomer was seriously wounded, but the soul still burns" ;)

Finalzone
3rd April 2006, 09:23 AM
Soul Calibur. I am looking to get that game for collection.
* Playing Virtua Tennis 2 on Dreamcast *

code_astronomer
3rd April 2006, 10:13 AM
oooo...classic game! I really want to play that now. I might try and get the DC working...i.e. fiddle with the plug (that "apparently" works so my brother says)