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frenchn00b
February 15th, 2008, 01:51 PM
It looks that very is none from zophar

RemmyLee
February 15th, 2008, 01:59 PM
lxdream (http://www.lxdream.org/)

frenchn00b
February 15th, 2008, 03:00 PM
lxdream (http://www.lxdream.org/)

I compiled it, thanks I just made a DEB of lxdream
http://www.megaupload.com/nl/?d=40LY7DRV

frenchn00b
February 15th, 2008, 05:51 PM
lxdream (http://www.lxdream.org/)

if I understand well, one need bin files with it ??

Sniffer
July 22nd, 2008, 05:55 PM
Thanks for your deb file, i will test it.

NxZDr
July 22nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
Cool, I'll keep this in mind if my Dreamcast ever dies. How well does it emulate?

shamusl
July 23rd, 2008, 12:17 PM
Maybe I'm a complete noob, but the deb isn't doing anything for me. Is this working for anyone else?

BigSilly
July 23rd, 2008, 03:56 PM
I tried this a while ago, but I couldn't get it to do anything/ I just put it down to the fact that I have a pretty dated PC. Looks like that might not necessarily be the case...

evets25
July 23rd, 2008, 04:53 PM
It looks that very is none from zophar

FYI, zophar.net is no longer being actively maintained, so any recent emulators won't be on there, and info on other emulators will be wildly out-of-date. It hasn't been updated in *years*.

Ah, but I remember when it was THE place to go for emulators. Those were the good 'ol days, yep. I remember when it reached 1 million page views, as well as when it hit 2 million. And back then, that was a LOT!

EDIT: OMFG I just checked the zophar.net website, and it's baaaaaaaack! Hoo-ray! rejoice! This is the best news I've heard in a loooooong time! :D

GSZX1337
July 24th, 2008, 04:00 AM
Cool, I'll keep this in mind if my Dreamcast ever dies. How well does it emulate?

Here (http://www.lxdream.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35)'s a crappy compatibility list.

raj7095
September 2nd, 2009, 01:12 AM
Sorry for bumping into an old thread, but can you play games using a joypad with it.

569874123
September 6th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Sorry for bumping into an old thread, but can you play games using a joypad with it.

You can do that with nulldc

beliyyal
September 27th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone would help me out with something. I got lxdream, installed it fine and everything, but it does not run. I get the following errors in terminal:

lxdream: could not connect to socket
lxdream: No such file or directory
05:00:19 00000000 WARN Could not initialize LIRC. LIRC hotkeys will be disabled.
05:00:19 00000000 WARN Failed to load plugin: '/usr/lib/lxdream/input_lirc.so': Initialization failed
05:00:19 00000000 ERROR Unable to load file '/home/dalton/.lxdream/dcboot.rom': No such file or directory
05:00:19 00000000 WARN Unable to load file '/home/dalton/.lxdream/dcflash.rom': No such file or directory

it opens the lxdream window, but says "Unable to create render buffers (requires either EXT_framebuffer_object or GLX 1.3+)" followed by "Video driver 'gtk' failed to initialize (could not connect to display?)". Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

NeoZiggy
November 11th, 2009, 03:10 AM
The file "dcboot.rom" is the needed Dreamcast BIOS. It is needed to play games, however (insert legal mumbo jumbo here) you will have to search google for something like "dreamcast bios" and find it yourself. You may have to rename .BIN files to .ROM and place them in your '/home/USERNAME/.lxdream/' directory.

I did not see any video error messages, Soul Calibur ran but very slow.

BTW: Their website has a newer version then shown in this forum, with a DEB package to make things easy. http://www.lxdream.org/

Nick_Jinn
July 28th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Is it ok to resurrect still relevant threads? I would love a dreamcast emulator.

Artificial Intelligence
July 28th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Is it ok to resurrect still relevant threads? I would love a dreamcast emulator.

It's close call for necro lock - especially when you haven't added anything to the thread. But I'll let stay open for now.

Nick_Jinn
July 28th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Well I tried installing that deb and it said 'wrong format'. I wonder if I am missing some files or if its really just not compatible. Other people in 2008 seemed to have installed it at least.

bridabom73
August 11th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Well I tried installing that deb and it said 'wrong format'. I wonder if I am missing some files or if its really just not compatible. Other people in 2008 seemed to have installed it at least.

I got that too because it was a 32 bit .deb and I run a 64 bit system. Just go to the link in the second post and on the left side of the page, click Downloads and download the correct .deb file. Now it installed correctly for me. I still have yet to actually try the emulator.

Nick_Jinn
August 12th, 2010, 06:24 AM
Does it play Soul Calibur?

brantpadams
September 10th, 2011, 11:38 PM
I know this thread's a little old, but I was hoping for a little help with lxdream.

I have it installed and I can get it to run, but it's extremely sluggish. It only gets through the opening dreamcast logo and the time and date prompt, after that it won't load the game I'm trying to run. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the video settings, but for some reason I'm unable to access the the video or audio settings for the emulator. They're simply grayed out in the dropdown menu.

Anyone know how I can get into the settings? I'd at least like to see if it'll run a game decently.