Author Topic: Reicast Core (Retroarch) for Dreamcast and Dreamcast BAsed arcade Systems  (Read 1428 times)

rand0m

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Reicast core has been going places recently and is finally shaping up to become The emulator of choice for dc and dc based arcade systems. A few changes recently

1- Started supporting .chd v5 (so would work with .chds created by latest MAME)
2- Started supporting Sega Naomi and Sammy Atomiswave (MAME roms will work directly without any tweaking)
3- Per-Pixel accuracy (OIT) available, it will require a good rig though.

DC emulation has been lagging for a few years now and only viable emulator (for dc and dc arcades) was Demul. Demul is still the best when it comes to compatibility percentage but Reicast is fast becoming a serious alternative. At this stage Reicast doesn't support Windows CE games. Those of you looking for an emulator for dc games should give reicast a try, being on retroarch provides many benefits like shaders, easy control setup etc.

Official Reicast page on Retroarch: https://docs.libretro.com/library/reicast/

Some articles of recent changes:
https://www.libretro.com/index.php/reicast-libretro-naomi-and-mame-rom-support/
https://www.libretro.com/index.php/reicast-libretro-atomiswave-support/
https://www.libretro.com/index.php/reicast-libretro-and-reicast-oit-libretro-merged-into-one-what-you-need-to-know/

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Re: Reicast Core (Retroarch) for Dreamcast and Dreamcast BAsed arcade Systems
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 06:44:36 PM »
Latest update allows to use .m3u files for multi-disc games.

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Update:
There is an experimental core "Reicast Win CE" which supports Win CE games for DC. You might have to update core info and core list to get it from the core download of RA. 

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good stuff, but i think when re-dream adds win ce,  probably will  be better .
Not a fortuneteller,  just my 2-cents    :-X

granite it wont be a core for reto-arc
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