Author Topic: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast  (Read 4415 times)

jpino3786 (OP)

Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:10:21 pm »
Does anyone know what the best Reicast build is to use since the official release hasn't been updated for years?  I'm trying to run Zero Gunner 2 but the graphics are very glitchy along with a few other games I've tried. Thanks!

dreamesper

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 10:59:03 pm »
I would imagine 12/31/16 from builds.reicast.com

jpino3786 (OP)

Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 02:43:57 pm »
I would imagine 12/31/16 from builds.reicast.com

I've tried a bunch of those builds including the latest 12/31 and for some reason they all crash the Reicast app.  The only one I've had success with is the official release.  Hopefully Reicast team releases something soon!

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 02:54:42 pm »
Are you using stock firmware? If that's the case I suggest you remove bitgames assistant app because it breaks reicast. After that, latest builds should work ok.
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gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 08:19:41 pm »
Try my build of reicast, optimised for cortex-a15 :
https://gameblabla.nl/files/reicast/reicast-cortexa15.apk

I might upload a more optimized one for the GPD XD with its Cortex-A17.

Tell me if this works properly on your XD, it works on my Fire HD.

collieindigo

Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 05:11:52 pm »
Yes please,
Please build an optimised version  for the cortex a17.
Your compiled and optimised a15 build works fine on the GPD XD,


gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 10:28:39 pm »
Yes please,
Please build an optimised version  for the cortex a17.
Your compiled and optimised a15 build works fine on the GPD XD,
Here it is @collieindigo :
https://gameblabla.nl/files/reicast/reicast-cortexa17.apk

I don't own such a device, let me know if this works.

collieindigo

Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 11:37:59 pm »
Thanks for building and compiling...but
It works so far that  i can browse the files and configure all paths and joypad and so on.
But if i try to start an imagefile it crashes back to desktop.😢
Your compiled a17 apkfile is a bit smaller than the a15. Maybe it is something missing.
Thanks for your try.


gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017, 11:47:53 pm »
So my cortexA15 works properly but not the new build ? hmm...

The new build was compiled with more aggressive optimisations and a newer GCC so that's why it's smaller.
It's also possible that the GPD XD does not have in fact a Cortex A17 and hence why it may not work.

I uploaded a new version with less aggressive optimisations, please try it again.
(same link as before)
https://gameblabla.nl/files/reicast/reicast-cortexa17.apk

collieindigo

Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 07:03:54 pm »
Strange,

cortex a15 build is fine, a17 not.

Can you send me a new cortex a15 build with your newer GCC. Maybe it fails also.

 

gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2017, 01:49:44 am »
Strange,
cortex a15 build is fine, a17 not.
Can you send me a new cortex a15 build with your newer GCC. Maybe it fails also.
Here's the cortex-15 build with the newer GCC version :
https://gameblabla.nl/files/reicast/reicast-cortexa15-ndk13.apk

I appreciate the testing btw

dreamesper

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 01:59:47 am »
@gameblabla    How does your release improve upon the latest build release over at builds.reicast.com??

Thanks!

 ;D

gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 03:22:16 am »
I just tried my newer GCC build and it does not work...
Using the older one works on the other hand.
Seems like we may have found the reason why the builds at builds.reicast.com are crashing.

@gameblabla    How does your release improve upon the latest build release over at builds.reicast.com??
Thanks!
 ;D
In the intro movie of Le Mans, the standard build runs at 41 FPS.
This build :
https://gameblabla.nl/files/reicast/reicast-cortexa15.apk
runs it at 43~44 FPS on my Fire HD tablet.

galaxyknight

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 07:57:13 am »
I tested so many versions of reicast.
None worked right.
debugg modeded, stable versions. Old versions.
Nothing. I also tested different bios versions. Renamed it.
But.
No lucky at all.
Get sometimes to work some titles. But after second start, crash........
I hate reicast.........
And the happy chick wont play my games at all.....
Dingoo A330, GPD XD, Nintendo 3DS XL

gameblabla

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 05:17:48 pm »
I tested so many versions of reicast.
None worked right.
debugg modeded, stable versions. Old versions.
Nothing. I also tested different bios versions. Renamed it.
But.
No lucky at all.
Get sometimes to work some titles. But after second start, crash........
I hate reicast.........
And the happy chick wont play my games at all.....
You tried on Legacy Rom ? The newer official firmware has some issues with 3D games.
Yes, reicast has some issues : it still doesn't support Aarch64 and it likes to randomly crash depending on the optimisations
and the compiler used.

Note that all games are not compatible : Le Mans & Shenmue 2 are two games known to crash right after the introduction screen.
Games like Power Stone on the other hand still work though.

The devs plan on making a kickstarter campaign to address the flaws of Reicast and finally work full-time on it.

« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 07:51:56 pm by gameblabla »

 

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