Dreamcast emulators

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Emulators can be very handy when you want to test code quickly, but can't be totally relied on. Some emulator are closer to the original console while some will run your game even if a real Dreamcast can't.

Reicast

  • Official page: [1]
  • Developed by: skmp, others. Derived from nullDC.
  • Status: Active, Under rewrite
  • Platform: Android, Windows, Linux, macOS, html5

Supported features

Known issues

  • Extremely buggy

Redream

  • Official page: [2]
  • Developed by: inolen
  • Status: Active
  • Platform: Android, Windows, Linux, macOS

Supported feature

Known issues

  • No sound support for homebrew with HLE bios


NullDC

  • Official page: [3]
  • Developed by: skmp, ZeZu, PsyMan
  • Status: Inactive
  • Platform: Windows

Supported feature

Known issues

lxdream

  • Official page: [4]
  • Developed by: nkeynes
  • Status: Inactive
  • Platform: Linux

Supported feature

-DEV Console support (printf)

Known issues

Demul

  • Official page: [5]
  • Developed by: Wind, CaH4e3, ajax16384, DreamZzz, MetalliC
  • Status: Inactive
  • Platform: Windows

Supported feature

  • MMU, Naomi 2

Known issues

WashingtonDC

  • Official page: [6]
  • Developed by: snickerbockers
  • Status: Active
  • Platform: Linux, Windows

Supported feature

  • Console support (printf) via serial port
  • remote GDB debugging

Known issues

  • game compatibility
  • Z-Fighting

MAME

  • Official page: [7]
  • Developed by: MAME community
  • Status: Active
  • Platform: Linux, Windows

Supported feature

Known issues

  • game compatibility
  • speed

Other older emulators

These emulators are listed mostly for historical/archival reasons.