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maybe it's not worth emulating the dreamcast

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Maybe it's not worth emulating the dreamcast because many of the best Sega Dreamcast titles are available natively for Windows. 

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Crazy Taxi 
Jet Set Radio
Nights
Sega Bass Fishing 
Sonic Adventure DX
Space Channel 5 : Part 2
Ikaruga 
TrickStyle
Grandia® II Anniversary 
Daytona USA Deluxe
Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis 4 
Guilty Gear X 2
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MAME

Mr.Driller
Puzzle Fighter 
Mars Matrix 

Considering that the emulation for dreamcast to men seems optimized and well taken care of, we are really sure that it is worth emulating the dreamcast?

 

 

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Since that is such a small list of the DC library I would say that yeah its worth having a DC emulator.

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That is all going to be subjective to the player and whether they like full collections or just specific games so I really can't answer for anyone else but myself and I find it worth having a DC emulator set up.

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Shenmue
Shenmue 2
Skies of Arcadia
Phantasy Star Online
Virtual On: Oratario Tangram
Tech Romancer
Blue Stinger
D2
Draconus Cult of the Wyrm
Bangai-O
Cannon Spike
EGG: Elemental Gimmick Gear
Gundam Side Story 0079
Heavy Metal Geomatrix
Illbleed
Maken X
Outrigger
Plasma Sword
Power Stone
Power Stone 2
Project Justice
Psychic Force 2012
Record of Lodoss War
Seaman
Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
Super Magnetic Neo
Sword of the Berserk
Virtua Tennis
Wild Metal
Zombie Revenge

...there's plenty of stuff worth emulating on DC.

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It is, but it's a little different on Gamecube. The GC one has some minor extra content added, has a little bit of censorship from the DC version, and it has much lower quality music. I actually prefer the DC version purely because the music is much better in that version.

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I don't know, I don't use Null DC - it's pretty terrible. You'd probably be lucky to emulate DC at all, let alone well, with that hardware.

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@Zombeaver

From what I heard, the dreamcast version has far more random encounters than the GC version, which certainly is annoying, but the censorship and low quality music is certainly a turnoff. Pick your poison I guess lol.

As for sonic adventure DX, the dreamcast version is the original, the PC port is inferior and screwed up the graphics.

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It does have more random encounters, but honestly that never bothered me. That might be different if I didn't enjoy the combat in the game, but thankfully that's not the case - I really like the combat in Skies of Arcadia.

The way I look at it is that the music is present literally every second of the game, so that aspect is worse literally all the time in the GC version, which makes it a no-go for me. It has a great OST - I don't want to hear it downsampled to hell. If I had never played the DC version, the GC version's music might be more tolerable but I got the DC version when it originally released; I didn't play the GC version until many years later, but even then as soon as I heard the music I was like "What is going on here?" because it sounded so much worse. I actually thought there was something wrong with my Gamecube or the disc.

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