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Sega Saturn and Maybe Dreamcast Emulation

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by The Game Collector, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Elratauru

    Elratauru

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    Well, in my experience, I have a crappy old "Intel Dual Core E2140" which default clocks are 1.6ghz, and right now Its at 2.8ghz each core (Overclocking FTW.) at 40ยบ temps at 100% of ussage (With a nice CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Cooler), along with an ATI Radeon HD4670 which has 512mb of video memory and I can emulate some Wii titles, almost every Gamecube game, and NDS, Dreamcast, Saturn without a problem, but I must warn you that some emulators while they are compatible with lot of games (For example, No&gba for DS, Nulldc for Dreamcast) suck at speed and its not a problem of your pc, but of the emulator itself. Nulldc is choppy even on an Intel i7 processor.

    I recommend using Makaron or Demul (At least they are pretty active) and they started emulating Naomi 2 and Atomiswave a while ago. They may be a little slow on some games though...but Mostly because its very wip.

    About Saturn Emulation... SFF is the best out there to me, because perfect speeds. I was playing Sonic Jam the other day and not even a slowdown in Sonic World...neither while playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles, but we know they are ports after all.
     
  2. Meat Miracle

    Meat Miracle

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    The SSF readme specifically states that you should run from mounted cd images instead of real cds to avoid emulation bugs. (ex. Nights locks up before the boss on a real cd on some drives)