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[[File:Dreamcast.jpg|thumb|The Dreamcast console]]The '''[[gametech:Sega Dreamcast|Dreamcast]]''' is a 6th generation console released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and later in 1999 in other territories. Naomi is an arcade system board, which is very similar to the Dreamcast. Some Dreamcast emulators have support for it as well. Atomiswave is an arcade system board that is based upon Naomi.
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[[File:Dreamcast-and-controller.jpg|thumb|250px|The Sega Dreamcast and controller]]The '''[[wikipedia:Sega Dreamcast|Dreamcast]]''' is a sixth-generation console released by [[wikipedia:Sega|Sega]] in November 1998 in Japan and later in 1999 in other territories. Naomi, an arcade system board similar to the Dreamcast, is supported by some Dreamcast emulators. Atomiswave is an arcade system board that is based upon Naomi.
  
Dreamcast emulation is okay, but nothing great. Some games work well, but many have problems and glitches.
 
 
==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
|+PC
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
 
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
! scope="col"|Dreamcast
 
 
! scope="col"|Naomi
 
! scope="col"|Naomi
 
! scope="col"|Atomiswave
 
! scope="col"|Atomiswave
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! scope="col"|Windows CE
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[[DEmul]]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[[DEmul]]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://demul.emulation64.com/downloads/ 0.582]
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|style="text-align: center;"|[http://demul.emulation64.com/downloads/ 0.7A]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
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|-
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|style="text-align: center;"|[[Reicast|reicast]]
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|style="text-align: center;"|Android, Linux, Windows
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|style="text-align: center;"|[http://builds.reicast.com/ Dev builds]
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|style="text-align: center;"|?
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|style="text-align: center;"|?
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|-
 
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|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.emucr.com/2013/03/nulldc-svn-r150.html 1.0.4 r150]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.emucr.com/2013/03/nulldc-svn-r150.html 1.0.4 r150]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
|style="text-align: center;"|
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
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|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.sendspace.com/file/h3ugruT12/5 T12/5]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.sendspace.com/file/h3ugruT12/5 T12/5]
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
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|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Windows
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://chanka.emulatronia.com/FrameSetDC_Down.htm 0.25]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://chanka.emulatronia.com/FrameSetDC_Down.htm 0.25]
|style="text-align: center;"|
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|style="text-align: center;"|
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
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|style="text-align: center;"|Linux, OS X
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Linux, OS X
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.lxdream.org/download.php 0.9.1]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[http://www.lxdream.org/download.php 0.9.1]
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✗
 
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
|}
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|style="text-align: center;"|
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+Mobile
 
|-
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Dreamcast
 
! scope="col"|Naomi
 
! scope="col"|Atomiswave
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
|-
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[[Reicast|reicast]]
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Android, Linux (arm7)
 
|style="text-align: center;"|0.r5
 
|style="text-align: center;"|✓
 
|style="text-align: center;"|?
 
|style="text-align: center;"|?
 
|style="text-align: center;"|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[[nullDC]]e
 
|style="text-align: center;"|[[nullDC]]e
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Android
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Android
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Leaked Alpha
 
|style="text-align: center;"|Leaked Alpha
|style="text-align: center;"|
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|style="text-align: center;"|
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
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|style="text-align: center;"|✗
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|style="text-align: center;"|redream
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|style="text-align: center;"|Linux, Windows, OS X
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|style="text-align: center;"|[https://github.com/inolen/redream GitHub]
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==Comparison==
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===Comparisons===
DEmul has the highest compatibilty and is the most accurate Dreamcast emulator, but there may be some games that work better on NullDC, so it's a good idea to try both.
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* [[DEmul]] has the highest compatibility and is the most accurate Dreamcast emulator. But there may be some games that work better on NullDC or reicast, so it's a good idea to try them all.
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* Makaron is the only Dreamcast emulator that can properly play games which use Windows CE.
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* NullDC is no longer developed and is replaced by Reicast, which is made by the same team. Thus, using the latter is more recommended.
  
Makaron is the only Dreamcast emulator that can properly play games that use Windows CE.
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==Emulation issues==
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Dreamcast emulation is okay but nothing great. Some games work well, but many have problems and glitches.
  
 
==Downloads==
 
==Downloads==
[[Emulator_Files#Dreamcast|BIOS]]
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* [[Emulator_Files#Dreamcast|BIOS]]
  
 
[[Category:Consoles]]
 
[[Category:Consoles]]
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[[Category:Sega consoles]]

Latest revision as of 05:43, 4 October 2016

The Sega Dreamcast and controller

The Dreamcast is a sixth-generation console released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and later in 1999 in other territories. Naomi, an arcade system board similar to the Dreamcast, is supported by some Dreamcast emulators. Atomiswave is an arcade system board that is based upon Naomi.

Emulators[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Naomi Atomiswave Windows CE Recommended
DEmul Windows 0.7A
reicast Android, Linux, Windows Dev builds ? ?
nullDC Windows 1.0.4 r150
Makaron Windows T12/5
Chankast Windows 0.25
Lxdream Linux, OS X 0.9.1
nullDCe Android Leaked Alpha
redream Linux, Windows, OS X GitHub

Comparisons[edit]

  • DEmul has the highest compatibility and is the most accurate Dreamcast emulator. But there may be some games that work better on NullDC or reicast, so it's a good idea to try them all.
  • Makaron is the only Dreamcast emulator that can properly play games which use Windows CE.
  • NullDC is no longer developed and is replaced by Reicast, which is made by the same team. Thus, using the latter is more recommended.

Emulation issues[edit]

Dreamcast emulation is okay but nothing great. Some games work well, but many have problems and glitches.

Downloads[edit]