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New Dreamcast Emulator for PC - nullDC

by racketboy Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:48 pm

Found this on Digg:
"A new, plugin based Dreamcast emulator called nullDC running Windows Operating Systems is now available. This emulator will run commercial games such as Sonic, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue, Soul Calibur, etc. This will also run on Windows Vista based PCs! The emulator of course is new, so don't expect perfection. Netplay is planned for future releases!"
http://www.vg-network.com/news-i621-24.html

Is it just a coincidence that it's April 1st?

I've got too much to get done today to try it out myself.
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by Perseid Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:27 pm

I dowloaded it. It looks real, but it needs a Dreamcast BIOS and I can't be bothered to go find one. :)
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by Mozgus Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:34 pm

Yup, another one joins the ranks of Chankast and demul. Good start, but we'll see if it gets abandoned like the others.
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by vbt Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:43 pm

I thought I had posted something here but surely I forgot. The emu works really nice and is fast on my Atlhon XP 3000+
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by Mozgus Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:32 pm

So far, it beats chankast big time. Better than I expected. I wish I still had my full Project Justice GD-ROM image. I wanna see if it can handle full rips.

Also, load times are fantastic. DOA2's load times are 1/5th as long, and thats just using my cd drive. Havent tried and image yet.
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by lordofduct Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:07 pm

Yeah this was posted in the News by a regular poster on SX on April 1st... seemed legite, didn't bother downloading it though.
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by racketboy Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:24 pm

I might need to try this out an work up a guide.
What are your system specs, Mozgus?
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by Mozgus Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:52 pm

racketboy wrote:I might need to try this out an work up a guide.
What are your system specs, Mozgus?


http://www.stevemv.com/history.html

Bottom of the page.

Some bad news, I cant seem to force anti aliasing or anisotropic filtering. Also gamepads seem completely unsupported. Keyboards only, for now.
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by lordofduct Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:18 pm

Visually it works beautifully with out a hitch. It only becomes unplayable when I up the resolution to insane levels (I tried 1920X1080 and it slowed to about 50%).

My beef is with the sound. But I don't if to blame my computer or the emulator... I say this because it occurs on Chankast as well. The audio is clicky and hums a lot which is very strange. In the Aica setup area it said to up the buffer to fix this and after doing so to the max I still had the same crappy clicking noises. It is probably my sound card though, I use the HDA X-Plosion which isn't a common sound card out there... I got it merely for it's multimedia prospects and not for gaming. Though it does play video games well.

Anyways off topic. Aside from my audio issue I also would like to see USB controller support. This is a early release so it is understandable it doesn't have it, but hopefully it will soon as it plays a lot smoother then Chankast.

Oh yeah, and the audio is still a lot better then it is on Chankast for me... of which it is clicky, skips, and really just sounds like a pachinko machine.



Everytime I play my DC emulator it makes me itchy for a VGA box. Now that I own a TV with VGA input I better freakin' get one!
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by racketboy Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:18 pm

bummer about the gamepad support
How's Typing of the Dead work out? :)
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