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Old 19 December 2003, 02:23   #21
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Originally posted by BobRedthorp

Oh, and Dastardly, you can now add the wonderfull Dreamcast to your Biography, lol
Good point! Oh and now you mention it I dont think I added my Gamecube either.
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Old 19 December 2003, 12:05   #22
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Tell me, is the Dreamcast capable of emulating all the 8bit systems and some of the 16bit ones?
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Old 19 December 2003, 12:09   #23
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The Dreamcast has some great emulators.

It can emulate the Snes (DreamSnes) and Megadrive 'ok', some problems, but it's still well playable. The Megadrive emu is illegal though as it's a rip of the sega smash pack.

It can emulate the master system PERFECTLY, (SMEG)

not sure about the other 8 bit systems but I believe it can do those perfectly to.

try www.dcemulation.com
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Old 19 December 2003, 12:11   #24
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So i see! I just took a look at Zophars page and found yes it does emulate the Speccy, C64, Lynx, MSX, NES/GBx and SMS/GG, as well as the SNES, Genesis and MAME!!! Impressive! Even a Playstation one?

Pity theres no Atari ST or Amstrad CPC emulators tho
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Old 19 December 2003, 12:17   #25
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Still, that aside - sounds like a bargain! Are these things quiet? As I gather an X Box by comparison is a noisy sob.
Does everything run off CD then?
And are there any developers still active for it to *persuade* to fill out the emulation gaps???
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Dreamcast and emus...

The sega emulator is pretty good. Most games run at 95% - 100% of their real speed.

SNES is ok but the DC can only run these at around 60-80% of the real speed.

Playstation is another story. The hacked version of Bleem I tried was very impressive and runs Gran turismo flawlessly. It also runs a few other games at 100% as well. It struggles on Spyro but the game is still playable.

The NES emulator is great too and Mame is ok but you can only play the REALLY old classics (space invaders etc...)

Dreamcasts are pretty quiet - the drive makes a bit of noise when loading but thats it.

btw.. Because Ive now got my xbox the Dreamcast has got to go as no room so I will put the details in the 'for sale' section.

Ive also got a few Dreamcast to scart/phono leads left too (I won a batch of them on ebay and only needed one.) They are £5 each plus £1 p&p if anyones interested.
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