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  • Sega Dreamcast News

    by Published on April 30th, 2018 19:12
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News

    Heres some great news for fans of the Sega Dreamcast:

    DEmul is a Sega Dreamcast(DC) emulator able to play commercial games.

    Demul v0.7 180426 changelog:




    For Windows

    http://forum.emu-russia.net/viewtopi...=503&start=180

    via http://www.emulation64.com/view/2856...0426-released/
    ...
    by Published on April 15th, 2018 00:51
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News

    Heres a bit of Dreamcast News, makes a refreshing change:

    Okinawa Rush is a martial arts platforming game with RPG elements, many items to collect and unique FengShui system. The game is currently in development and will come to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Dreamcast!
    Based on the “golden era” of video gaming with many influences from the old arcade games of the early 90s whilst introducing a deep, fluid, fighting engine, unique features and a constantly evolving character system.

    Features:
    – 3 Playable characters.
    – Fast, fluid combat with unique fighting engine.
    – Intense boss battles!
    – Parry anything system.
    – FengShui item system.
    – Co-op two player mode.
    – Customisable training Dojo
    – Train your hero for optimum power and speed.
    – Online highscores and time-attack. Ingame “splits” for speed-runners!

    via https://pdroms.de/dreamcast/okinawa-...ercial-dc-game
    ...
    by Published on December 30th, 2017 21:46
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News



    guacasaurus_mex has posted a video of an unreleased Pokemon game for the Sega Dreamcast VMU:

    Gamplay Video. Given I don't own the IP, I've decided NOT to release this, and recycle all of the cool ideas like the randomly generated map grid into other original games.

    I'll leave this video here as a 'proof of concpt' art piece.

    For anyone wondering how the gym battle works, you press A to defend when the marker is in the correct location. Missing or pressing it at another time will lower your health. To attack, press B to stop the second marker at the correct location. If you press at the wrong location you'll be locked out from attacking for the next cycle.

    Check out my channel for download links to my other original VMU games Street Race and Zombie: Player vs Monster.

    awesome stuff check out his page here --> ...
    by Published on December 17th, 2017 20:00
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    2. PS3 News,
    3. PC News,
    4. Playstation Vita News,
    5. Sega Dreamcast News

    Just in time for Xmas comes the final release version of ScummVM 2.0, heres all the release info and a load of new games are now supported:

    Just in time for the holidays, the final release of ScummVM 2.0 is here! This version adds support for 23 brand new old games, including almost all of the 32-bit Sierra adventures:

    • Cranston Manor
    • Full Pipe
    • Gabriel Knight
    • Gabriel Knight 2
    • King's Quest VII
    • King's Questions
    • Leisure Suit Larry 6 (hi-res)
    • Leisure Suit Larry 7
    • Lighthouse
    • Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe
    • Phantasmagoria
    • Phantasmagoria 2
    • Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
    • Police Quest 4
    • RAMA
    • Riven: The Sequel to Myst
    • Shivers
    • Space Quest 6
    • Starship Titanic
    • The Dark Crystal
    • Time Zone
    • Torin's Passage
    • Ulysses and the Golden Fleece

    There’s more than just new engines, too! Many existing games have been improved, a lot of work has been done to improve the overall audio and video systems, and some players will also enjoy improved joystick support and various small enhancements suggested by other users. A more complete list of changes in this release can be found in the ScummVM 2.0 release notes.
    And now, a big round of thanks and congratulations to everyone who made this release happen.


    With no further ado, download ScummVM 2.0, our gift from us to you this holiday season.
    Release team, signing off until next time!

    This release is also for Dreamcast, Playstation Vita, Playstation 3 and also Windows:

    More info: http://scummvm.org/downloads/ ...
    by Published on November 15th, 2017 20:05
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News

    Wow this is absolutley Awesome, a Dreamcast VMU - which is a Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit with a Raspberry Pi built into it, the screen is dinky, but props to the installer, heres a video



    Heres the info:

    Quick demo of my Dreamcast VMU with a Raspberry Pi! Very playable if not incredibly small!! Sound wasn't enabled at this point but it does have full sound check out my build log here: http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopi...

    PS YES I know it's a vertical video.. was easier to do in one hand! For an 11 second video I think it's ok ...
    by Published on December 21st, 2016 21:42
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News,
    3. Sega Game Gear News,
    4. Genesis News,
    5. Sega Saturn News,
    6. Sega Master System News

    DCEmu is going through its biggest change in years and yes its thoroughly needed, as you can see if you have visited recently I am condensing all sites down, the network got up to nearly 40 sites and it was way too spread out, by the time im done we will be at about 8 if not less, this Dreamcast site will now also have Sega Saturn, Megadrive, Master System and 32X News also.

    Check it out here --> http://dreamcast.dcemu.co.uk/ ...
    by Published on September 26th, 2014 21:10
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    2. PSP News,
    3. Nintendo 64 News,
    4. Nintendo DS News,
    5. Snes News,
    6. Gameboy News,
    7. GBA News,
    8. PS1 News,
    9. PC News,
    10. Retro Consoles/Translation News,
    11. Sega Dreamcast News,
    12. Sega Game Gear News,
    13. Genesis News,
    14. Sega Master System News,
    15. Android News,
    16. Nes News,
    17. Console Hardware News,
    18. Joypad News



    For those who know me know ive been a fan of emulation for 20 years or more, the reason i started a videogames website was purely because i like to play emulators of old consoles on a single device.

    Recently the homebrew/emulation scene has been stagnant, no real breakthroughs means that the best way is to buy a device that is made for emulation fans like myself, i reviewed the JXD S7300 Android Tablet and for a fan like me i loved it. The Android tablet was for me perfect, the mixing of old style controls and touchscreen inside an Android OS and with Gamecenter X you could download games onto your console with no messing around, the console/tablet game with Android/N64/Megadrive/Arcade/GBA and Nes Emulators with games built in, beyond awesome.

    But JXD since then have brought out a new and improved JXD S7800b Gaming Tablet which features PS1, MAME, Dreamcast, N64, NeoGeo, Atari, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance, SEGA Master System, SEGA Mega Drive, CPS1, CPS2, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Emulation to name just a few, am i salivating ?, hell yes.

    The JXD S7800b Gaming Tablet has a 7" 1280x800 IPS 5 Point Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen, RockChip RK3188 QuadCore 1.8GHz CPU - 2GB DDR3 RAM - 8GB Memory, Network Wi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n), External Ethernet,3G with Dongle and runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS.


    So this Android Tablet runs one of the latest versions of the Android OS plus comes built in with all them emulators and you can do what you would expect from a normal Android Tablet.

    If i can snag one for review ill put it through its paces but for now check out the JXD S7800B at Funstock in the UK
    by Published on September 1st, 2014 19:25  Number of Views: 1299 
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    2. Sega Dreamcast News

    Hello everyone and welcome to "Reicast Team / Nillware interview."


    This Interview is with the creators of Reicast the worlds first working Dreamcast emulator for Android.


    I'm Emulation-X I've been around the emulation community since the very beginning. I've been M.I.A for nearly a decade untill Reicast Surficed.


    Welcome Reicast Team ( drk||Raziel & Psyman )

    Emulation-X: Could you tell us alittle bit about yourself?
    drk||Raziel: I'm 25 and I am a self taught computer guy

    Psyman: I'm 30 years old networks engineer but also self-taught on other subjects, both of us are located in Greece.


    drk||Raziel: I have worked around with various other projects (Pcsx2, a tiny bit with dolphin, typical gameboy/etc stuff for learning), and have worked extensively on dreamcast (a couple of private projects, then later on nullDC). I've also fiddled a little bit with Gc and ps1 but never got anything release worthy done.


    Psyman: I've been in the nullDC team (before it was even named nullDC) and naturally continued being part of it as platforms changed and the project evolved.

    As part of the dreamcast emulator scene, we’ve helped a bit with the mame/dreamcast/naomi backends, and shared information with other dreamcast emulator teams!

    Emulation-X
    : When did you first get into computers and coding Emulators for both Pcs and for the Android Os? What type of background do you have?
    drk||Raziel: I got a computer as a baby. Psyman had to wait until he was a teen -lol-


    drk||Raziel: I got involved with emulation around 10 years old, and, amazed by how they worked. After many years of hard study, nullDC materialised in late 2005 when I was 15.


    Psyman: I got involved with emulation around 15 years old. The idea behind emulation got me interested in helping with emulation projects and I ended up helping drk||Raziel with nullDC.

    Emulation-X
    : How did you both meet? ( drk||Raziel & Psyman ) How many projects have you worked together on?
    drk||Raziel: It was an accident. One night, Zezu asked Psyman to test through the IRC (#emudev at efnet). It was later found out that Psyman lives in Greece, which is also where I live! Ever since we’ve worked together on many Dreamcast related projects (nulldc, nulldc/naomi, and then later on what became reicast)

    Emulation-X
    : Where did the name Reicast come from ? Nillware and also your own names ( drk||Raziel & Psyman )


    drk||Raziel: null = 0 / missing
    rei = used as part of things happening again (ie: reintroduction, reimagination, etc.), also, in japanese, it means appreciation, or zero
    nill = “To be unwilling; To reject, refuse, negate”


    Our own personal nicknames don’t really have any special meanings. They just happened to be like that.
    We did try to keep a naming connection between reicast, nillware and nullDC though.

    Emulation-X
    : Who makes up Nillware, What is the purpose of Nillware. How many people are on the Reicast Team? Do you have any other emulators or other projects on the horizon you would like to release on either Android Os or on the Pc.

    drk||Raziel
    : Nillware is my company. We use it to handle the legal stuff.


    On the reicast release team there’s myself and Psyman. Various other contributors have joined in to help after the source release, for more detals head over to our gitbhub page!

    Emulation-X
    : How many hours a day do you devote to working on Reicast or being active on ( Irc/Facebook/ Twitter/Google+ )

    drk||Raziel: I spend one or two days per week, mostly around coordinating and reviewing code and stuff, as well as replying on facebook/twitter and google play store.

    Psyman: I spend about 1-2 hours a day of irc and reicast issue documentation/testing/debugging.

    Emulation-X
    : How does one become a beta tester for Reicast? What qualifications are needed?

    drk||Raziel
    : We have not decided yet. As the project is open source many people can just compile and test our latest work. We want to have an official, dedicated team of testers so we can do quality checking before releases, but we have not organised that yet.

    Emulation-X
    : What made you port NullDc /NullDce to the Android Os? ( Why was there a 3 year delay? )

    drk||Raziel
    : Mobile makes everything old new and shinny again, so why not?


    drk||Raziel: The delays were from personal issues on my side, the greek economic crysis and a lot of other stuff.


    Psyman: I also couldn’t start touching drk||Raziel code to fix known issues because it was quite half-done and mostly worked by magic… It still does actually.

    Emulation-X
    : Do you plan on having Reicast take the place of NullDc/NullDce on Pc?

    drk||Raziel: Eventually. NullDC, demul or makaron are much better choices for the foreseeable future. From what I understand demul is the most up to date pc dreamcast emulator these days!

    Emulation-X
    : What is your thoughts about a Reicast Gold Edition so people can buy to support development vs Crowdfunding like Kickstarter?

    drk||Raziel
    : Gold editions are unfair ways to make money, imo. Open source developers shouldn't be forced to monetize their projects, that diverts from the original purpose of making something great.
    Gold editions also scale the wrong way, you don’t get the money during development, only after - and you don’t get paid based on the effort spent.


    Psyman: what drk said more or less.


    drk||Raziel: We’re gonna go for the crowdfunding way so we can really put some of our working hours into making this extra awesome. It’s up to the community if this will work out or not

    Emulation-X
    : Will Reicast be Android Only? Do you have plans to port Reicast to Apple Ios / Windows/ Blackberry Os or even Psp / Ps vita via Total_Noobs TN-V eCFW or to Nintendo 3DS via the Gateway exploit.

    drk||Raziel: Your coffee maker will be able to run reicast at some point. mark our words. With enought time and hardware donations we can be on every possible platform.

    Emulation-X
    : What's your overall view regarding Emulators ( Homebrew vs Piracy ) for newer consoles or handhelds being sold currently. ( Wii/ Psp/ Ds )

    drk||Raziel
    : That’s one of the other reasons we don’t want to make a gold edition. While many people do use emulators in a legal way, we know a significant fraction will not.


    We of course don’t support such activities. As a team, we have 4 dreamcast (2 broken) and a ton of original games. The gdi format was introduced by nullDC so that we could test with our own game dumps.One of the major problems is the requirement of the dreamcast bios. If we do manage to secure funding, we plan to develop an open source bios replacement so we don’t need sega’s one!

    Emulation-X
    : Do you think that the Saturn / Ps2 / Gamecube could also be ported to Android and run at a good speed like Reicast? Currently Dolphin for Android runs on very specific hardware for now and slow.

    drk||Raziel
    : As android gets more mature, and hardware faster, it will happen. It can’t happen on current hardware, at least not for ps2.


    It’s important to mention that the effort put in optimizing reicast made requirements very low. But android is a general purpose -mostly mobile- platform that is not designed to work efficiently.


    For the record, on the same hardware, if you used Linux instead of Android to run reicast, you’d get a major speed boost.

    Emulation-X
    : Do you think it would ever be possible to port PCSX2 to android? Might Nillware release it in the future?

    drk||Raziel
    : PCSX2 is a much bigger project, and will require much more work. As hardware gets more capable I’m sure people will eventually port it over. While we are quite familiar with the source, there are no plans for something like that right now

    Emulation-X
    : What features / Options do you hope to add to Reicast in the future?
    drk||Raziel: Everything!


    Better stability and compatibility are our primary focus. We also want to add support for naomi and other dreamcast derivatives. Some other ideas we’re interested in is a bios replacement, software rendering for perfect visuals, dsp emulation, and a lot more.

    Emulation-X
    : Would you consider having someone donate a new Reicast logo so you can use it for your site and for the Reicast icon on Android? Something along the lines of say ( SuperGnes & Mupen 64 plus Ae )

    drk||Raziel: We don’t know yet. We’re still thinking on this.

    Emulation-X
    : What devices have you tested Reicast on? ( I personally love it on my JXD7300B Tablet and my Samsung Galaxy S4 connected via Otg cable to a PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller ) I have been told its beautiful on a Ouya.

    drk||Raziel
    : We don’t really have much up to date hardware, mostly due to its cost. Most of the testing is done in an LG Optimus 2x and a Galaxy Plus 7. We got some more hardware after the release (some donated, some brought by us) but we haven’t started using it thoroughly *yet*.

    This concludes my interview with the Reicast Team


    Thank you Reicast Team for bringing Dreamcast to Android ( It's Still Thinking )

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Coming Soon : The Smea Interview ( Homebrew Channel for Nintendo 3DS )........
    by Published on September 8th, 2013 16:19
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    2. DCEmu,
    3. Sega Dreamcast News

    Today ive added another of the DCEmu Sites with the revamp treatment and this time its the Dreamcast Site which was the actual site that started DCEmu until a few years after and i merged other sites under the DCEmu banner. The site is now more focused on its core subject and also features up to date pages telling you whats new on ebay and ebay.co.uk for Dreamcast and whats the bestselling and toprated Dreamcast Games and Hardware at the time, pity amazon.co.uk dont update their bestselling Dreamcast pages or i would use theirs too.

    Heres some of the new pages:

    Dreamcast Ebay Auctions USA
    Dreamcast Ebay Auctions UK
    BestSelling Dreamcast Games USA
    BestSelling Dreamcast Hardware USA
    TopRated Dreamcast Games USA
    TopRated Dreamcast Hardware USA

    Check out the Dreamcast News site here --> http://dreamcast.dcemu.co.uk/ ...
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