Dreamcast Emulation?

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Dreamcast Emulation?

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Hi Leo,

Is there any chance of Dreamcast emulation in a future update?

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Dreamcast Emulation?

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Well, yes, but......it isn't a priority. Dreamcast is pretty much the only system I've never tried emulating.

TBH, the focus, at least in the short term, will be more on further enabling 8-bit and 16-bit retro system emulation (particularly Commodore systems).
At least the beginnings of a game launcher has got to be in the next update.

If you can't wait, Dreamcast emulators appear easy enough to install yourself after a quick google.
If you are able to, why not give them a try, and provide some feedback on which one is the best.
Even better, we would be grateful if you could post the steps you used to achieve it on the forum.
Then I can script something up for everyone to get by default in a later update.
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Unkle K wrote:
Sounds fair. I downloaded Redream and the Dreamcast emulation was perfect!! It just provides you with an executable - no installation required + native Linux support.

https://redream.io/
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Did you use the Windows version?
That seems to launch fine through Wine....(but I've not tested with games)

If you used the Linux version, how did you get it to work?

I executed the following:

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cd /tmp;wget https://redream.io/download/redream.x86_64-linux-v1.5.0.tar.gz; tar xvfz redream.x86_64-linux-v1.5.0.tar.gz;chmod +x redream;sudo mv redream /usr/bin
I then ran redream
It saw my controllers fine but bugged out with a library.c file missing error.
It looked like it almost worked....
It also complained it couldn't find a config file.

I tried Flycast also but it refuses to compile from source.
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Re: Dreamcast Emulation?

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LeoNigro wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 12:28 pm Unkle K wrote:
Sounds fair. I downloaded Redream and the Dreamcast emulation was perfect!! It just provides you with an executable - no installation required + native Linux support.

https://redream.io/
I can confirm that Redream is excellent. Paid for a licence and no regrets. I now need to install on my new C64x translucent running Commodore OS
C64x Translucent (Intel® Dual-Core Processor J3355) + LG BU40N Blu-Ray UHD drive

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