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#1 yat65535

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:49 PM

macDC: A Sega Dreamcast emulator for mac.

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Based on Demul 0.1, a great emulator with pretty good compatibility.

Known issues:
You have to reconfigure controls a lot.
May be a little bit slower than native windows.

Note: the gpuOGL plugin doesn't have good compatibility at all, so use gpuDX instead.  


Mandatory settings:
Video settings: Frame Limit Enabled
CPU Mode: DynaRec

Compatibility list:
http://demul.emulation64.com/compat/

Evolution is listed as not playable on this, but it runs very well with this emulator.

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Skies of Arcadia Intro

System requirements:
Intel mac
150 MB HardDrive

Note: Not tested on GMA 950, but GMA X3100 works pretty well.

Emulator download:
http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... /macDC.zip

Let me know how this works on better systems, and if you have recommendations, I would love to hear them!

(only an old version of Demul would work, the others are way too hard to configure, and they give a bunch of errors after configuration)



nullDC emulator: It runs a lot faster with the games that are compatible, but the list of compatible games is fewer than Demul.

http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... nullDC.zip

nullDC 1.0.3:
http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... 103OSX.zip

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:36 AM

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Skies of Arcadia: playable

As you can see, the text does not show up right, and the audio is sometimes very slow, but everything else works fine.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:39 AM

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Grandia II: playable

Half of the message boxes are missing, but that does not affect anything. There are very minor graphic flickering, but it does not affect the game at all. The audio is out of sync with the text. Sometimes there is no audio.

Overall, this is a very fun and playable game.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:11 AM

Nice work :D
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:35 PM

Looking forward to testing.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

Cool!! If I insert my Dreamcast disks would they work?

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:12 AM

I think so, but you would have to change the disk plugin to one of the other 2 (I forget what the right one is called)

and if it doesn't, use toast and make a disk image, or if that doesnt play, I'll try to port a dc game ripper.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:14 AM

Cool, i know when i put a PlayStation disk, and a Saturn disk in my mac just spits it back out without even loading!! Is that jut here or does everyone get that?

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:04 AM

I've had trouble getting zeroPSX to recognize PSX discs, especially if they have CD audio.

I'm not even sure how to properly make an image file out of them on a Mac.

But to answer your question, no, it doesn't just spit the discs out.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:33 AM

I have a newer version of this working (0.4.8)

It has better compatibility, but it also kills games (like evolution)

I'll test more and upload.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:01 AM

nullDC seems to work a lot better for a lot of games, so I'll make a wrapper for nullDC.

On Skies of Arcadia, it runs 95%-105% the whole time, the graphics are all intact including the text, and the audio sounds normal.

I'll test more of course.

nullDC emulator:
[hide]http://rapidshare.co...8324/nullDC.zip[/hide]

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:07 PM

Do FMVs play at all? I usually get a white or the emulator crashes when I try to play Grandia II through NullDC on Crossover games.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:01 AM

On grandia 2 everything works fine with macDC, even the FMVs I'm pretty sure.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:57 PM

thanks

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

pretty cool.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:32 AM

Hmm, no more waiting for lxdream…

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:37 AM

neonflux,  lxdream has already released, but it really is terrible at the moment. Enjoy this emulator!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:25 AM

Can't wait to try this! Expect some feedback after testing...

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:50 AM

Can't get saves to work in Skies of Arcadia. Tells me there is not enough space, would you like to play anyway? Then when I tried to save later is says "Unable to save file properly." Not sure if this was covered already, but was hoping for a little help. Also, the text dialogue in the game is horrendous. I'm not sure if it is scrambled or if it is just missing a bunch of letters. Aside from that, graphically and frame wise, it plays great! Keep up the work, and hopefully you may have an answer for me. Thanks!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:20 AM

HeroOfTime32 said:

Can't get saves to work in Skies of Arcadia. Tells me there is not enough space, would you like to play anyway? Then when I tried to save later is says "Unable to save file properly." Not sure if this was covered already, but was hoping for a little help. Also, the text dialogue in the game is horrendous. I'm not sure if it is scrambled or if it is just missing a bunch of letters. Aside from that, graphically and frame wise, it plays great! Keep up the work, and hopefully you may have an answer for me. Thanks!

Use my nullDC port for Skies of Arcadia.

And in order to save at all, you have to start the emulator without a game and go to the memory tab, and choose the memory cards and format them. Then saving should work.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:25 AM

Thank will test both DEMUL and nullDC.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:58 AM

yat65535 said:

HeroOfTime32 said:

Can't get saves to work in Skies of Arcadia. Tells me there is not enough space, would you like to play anyway? Then when I tried to save later is says "Unable to save file properly." Not sure if this was covered already, but was hoping for a little help. Also, the text dialogue in the game is horrendous. I'm not sure if it is scrambled or if it is just missing a bunch of letters. Aside from that, graphically and frame wise, it plays great! Keep up the work, and hopefully you may have an answer for me. Thanks!

Use my nullDC port for Skies of Arcadia.

And in order to save at all, you have to start the emulator without a game and go to the memory tab, and choose the memory cards and format them. Then saving should work.


Sorry if this is redundant, but where is exactly is or where can I find your port of nullDC?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:08 AM

HeroOfTime32,  It was posted in one of previous replies, but here's the link again, and I'll add it to the main post:
[hide]http://rapidshare.co...8324/nullDC.zip[/hide]

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:25 PM

I'll try KOF with em

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:05 AM

i got to try this
jet grind  radio here i come

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:21 PM

cheers

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

w00t w00t
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:59 AM

Cool thanks  :D

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:03 AM

yay!

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:28 PM

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