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12 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

I personally use HIgan retroarch core for snes its more accurate but needs a beefier CPU than snes9x does, i also use Redream standalone for all the Dreamcast games it currently supports, and only use DEMUL for the games Redream doesnt support (which is the WinCE games mostly).

Rest of that list is the same as mine though.

I've built a 2-player arcade cabinet based on an older Dell Optiplex 7010 with an i7 3770 and added 1050Ti. I've never had an issue with snes9x and just haven't found the need to change to Higan... maybe I will.

To be honest I only chose Demul because I kept seeing it mentioned everywhere but I'm always looking to compare options. I've been looking in to a Retroarch dreamcast core vs standalones, so I'll take a look at Redream and see what it offers :)

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On 12/2/2018 at 1:40 PM, EVH said:

I've built a 2-player arcade cabinet based on an older Dell Optiplex 7010 with an i7 3770 and added 1050Ti. I've never had an issue with snes9x and just haven't found the need to change to Higan... maybe I will.

To be honest I only chose Demul because I kept seeing it mentioned everywhere but I'm always looking to compare options. I've been looking in to a Retroarch dreamcast core vs standalones, so I'll take a look at Redream and see what it offers :)

I have almost the same setup you have and redream seems to cause a lot of video signal dropouts for me, and that's with the paid version. I switched to demul and it's given me zero issues. So let me know how redream works for you! 

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Hi guys, I'm wondering where we are now in term of the dreamcast emulation fight?

Between reicast libretro, DEmul and Redream, I can't decide.

Anyone of you made some tests and came to a conclusion to this question?

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1 minute ago, Nocta said:

Hi guys, I'm wondering where we are now in term of the dreamcast emulation fight?

Between reicast libretro, DEmul and Redream, I can't decide.

Anyone of you made some tests and came to a conclusion to this question?

I use Redream standalone for everything that it supports, and i use Demul for the games it doesnt, which is all the WinCE games mostly.

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Thank you for your answer neil9000.

I had thought about this option because DEmul annoys me but I have quite a few WinCE games and don't really want to maintain two emulators...


Why did you choose not to use Reicast libretro, if I may ask?

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2 minutes ago, Nocta said:

Why did you choose not to use Reicast libretro, if I may ask?

Because it doesnt work with my CHD version, so it simply doesnt work for me. I like Redream, its simple to use and as i paid i can upscale and it looks great.

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Ok I will give it a go then. Thank you. 😉

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@Lordmonkus Can we make a list for every console to include the best Standalone emulator and then best core or have an alt emulator so there are two listed for each console? It seems like this list didn't cover everything I was wondering about. It would also be cool to see that in an FAQ that gets updated. Do we have anything like that on this site anywhere?

 

Maybe a table with 4 columns: Accuracy (closest to the console itself or reference Emulator or core if it's the same for this cell) Speed, Performance (higher graphics/music), and Retroarch core. I think that would cover a lot of questions for people going forward. Thank you all in advance.

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12 minutes ago, Seraph said:

Can we make a list for every console to include the best Standalone emulator and then best core or have an alt emulator so there are two listed for each console?

Be my guest, go ahead and make one, I won't be doing that.

If someone wants to make and maintain such a list as well as test all the emulators and updates when they happen they can go right ahead and do it. I will sticky the thread.

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yeah any list would need to include performance guidelines because which core or stand alone emulator will be best will rely heavily on your PC specs. Also emulator specific features such as upscaling and other things could also heavily influence which emulator the user wants to use.

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