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Author Topic: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast  (Read 14139 times)

jpino3786 (OP)

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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!

xdplus fanatic-oopsy

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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)

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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!

Skelton-retired

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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.
Retired

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

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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

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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

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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

xdplus fanatic-oopsy

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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, Retropie GPI Case, PS3 Dex, PS4 Dex, Rasperry Pi 3

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 »

tiagao_extremo

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2017, 05:37:45 pm »
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 are crashing 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.

That would be some terrific news!

konpia

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2017, 01:16:38 am »
You need to uninstall gamepad assistant app (bitgames centre) for reicast to work.

galaxyknight

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 08:08:30 am »
@konpia
Yes. I thougt it could be. On the error log always problems with the input device and java...
So.
Does i need the gamepad assistant?
Do the gamepad work also without this program? Or is it enough to deactivate it?

Thx
Dingoo A330, GPD XD, Nintendo 3DS XL, Retropie GPI Case, PS3 Dex, PS4 Dex, Rasperry Pi 3

konpia

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 09:22:59 am »
@konpia
Yes. I thougt it could be. On the error log always problems with the input device and java...
So.
Does i need the gamepad assistant?
Do the gamepad work also without this program? Or is it enough to deactivate it?

Thx
There are 2 apps with similar name, I am referring to the gamepad assistant, when you open this gamepad assistant app, it takes you to bitgames centre.

Added: Don't uninstall the Gamepad app (for on-screen buttons mapper). Uninstalling the Gamepad Assistant app doesn't affect the on-screen buttons mapper nor the functionality of the physical gamepad buttons on the GPD XD.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 03:24:29 am by konpia »

galaxyknight

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Re: Best Reicast build to use for Dreamcast
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2017, 08:36:24 am »
Hi.

I deinstalled the gamepad assistant (with the game center)
And also deactivated (temporary) the gamepad onscreen.
But.
Reicast also crashes. I have no clue. Sometimes it loaded the game and runs.
But on second start it crashes...
Dingoo A330, GPD XD, Nintendo 3DS XL, Retropie GPI Case, PS3 Dex, PS4 Dex, Rasperry Pi 3

 

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