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The Dreamcast emulator Flycast has made some amazing progress lately

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In a post on the official Libretro website, the team notes that open source Dreamcast emulation with Flycast (a fork of Reicast) has progress along tremendously.

Thanks to all the work that has gone into it, you will no longer need an external Dreamcast BIOS which is a pretty big milestone for such an emulator and will make it a lot easier to setup and use with the RetroArch front-end.

Flyinghead, the main person working on Flycast plans to merge the regular and Windows CE versions into one version making things even easier to play with. They said that lots of the work done for the Windows CE version will benefit all of the games run through it.

To sum up what Flycast is able to do they mention it can run Sega Naomi games, Windows CE games, no limitations on savestates and internal resolutions, actual modem support, built-in zero configuration online multiplayer support, 32bit and 64bit support for x86 and ARM.

They ended it by noting that "real CD-ROM support" may even come soon, to run "CD-R based backup discs".

You can read the full post here.

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ElectricPrism 14 August 2019 at 1:49 pm UTC
Incredible achievement! Proud of those that put in the hard work and this community for making such cool stuff.
Desum 14 August 2019 at 9:04 pm UTC
So is Flycast outpacing Raicast? We don't want proprietary emulators becoming a thing again btw, so I hope either outpaces Redream.


Last edited by Desum at 15 August 2019 at 3:47 pm UTC
Cyril 15 August 2019 at 12:08 am UTC
I never tested a Dreamcast emulator yet...
This is great news indeed but why they did forked it in the first place?

As mentioned on the Github's Reicast page:

QuoteIf you are interested into further porting/adapting/whatever, please do not fork off.
We hate that. Really.

Let's try to keep everything under a single project

So it seems among the many DC emulators, Flycast is the best Linux open source solution right now?
sergioandvar 15 August 2019 at 4:13 am UTC
CyrilI never tested a Dreamcast emulator yet...
This is great news indeed but why they did forked it in the first place?

As mentioned on the Github's Reicast page:

QuoteIf you are interested into further porting/adapting/whatever, please do not fork off.
We hate that. Really.

Let's try to keep everything under a single project

So it seems among the many DC emulators, Flycast is the best Linux open source solution right now?

Redream is a good emulator but I think it's closed source. I have not had any problems and it's really easy to use.
Desum 15 August 2019 at 3:47 pm UTC
Redream was open and then went closed source. I'd really rather not encourage any potential trend with closed source emulators, so I'll stick to Raicast/Flycast.
legluondunet 15 August 2019 at 4:53 pm UTC
I follow Flyinghead and Retroarch team work from several years now, their work are incredible.
And they always gave support to Linux gamers, that's why I support them on Patreon.
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