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    Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    I can't seem to find an emulator for this platform. Admittedly the titles weren't great, but there was one masterpiece : Road Rash, that I have and would love to be able to play.

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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    The best (and only playable) one that exists is this one:

    http://www.freedo.org/

    It's for Windows only though and it's been inactive for 2 years. There are none for Linux.

    Be sure to have a beefy (2.2ghz+) machine for this one.

    Alternatively there's the old rare Creative 3DO Blaster ISA card which was a 3DO itself you could mount in your computer. It won't work of course, you'll have to build an old computer to use that one. It's not emulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by jarlath View Post
    masterpiece : Road Rash
    Oh yes the 3DO version was the best!
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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    Fair play to ya CharmyBee - what are the chances of someone so knowledgable being on the baords! There is nothing on the 3D0 on this forum till now. I'll definitely try out those options.

    I did find this project but it's in another language and no doubt involves compilation with outdated libraries etc.

    Thanks a million for your help, I'll let you know if I get it going. Do you still have a 3D0 yourself? I'm half thinking of buying one on eBay or something.

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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jarlath View Post
    I'll let you know if I get it going. Do you still have a 3D0 yourself?
    i've never had one, played one at school in the mid '90s though (back when urban public schools were an 'anything goes' kind of place)

    It also helps to search for 3DO rather than 3D0.

    MESS isn't a dedicated emulator for 3DO though. Its goal is to emulate everything.
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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    Okay, wow - that's a pretty ambitious goal. I'm going to try to get freedo working on wine. Long shot but not a difficult shot.

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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    FreeDO is the only one I've found so far.

    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on a Laptop with Intel Pentium Dual Core processor T2330 at 1.6GHz, 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 120GB hard drive and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 graphics.

    I'm running FreeDO Beta 1.8 using Cross Over Pro 8 (to make wine simple). I can play most games, some (The Hord) have color problems
    most have some texture tearing but not usually enough to ruin a game. I also have sound issues where the sound seems to be running out of buffer space (there are pauses in the sound) but they are playable. I could be having these issues because of my hardware but that FreeDO will play the games at full speed with no slowdown on what I consider low specs is a good sign.

    I have personally tested as playable:
    GEX
    Star Control II
    Road Rash
    Need for Speed, The (did crash on me once though)
    Battle Chess
    Flashback

    Unplayable (On my system anyway)
    Wing Commander III - Heart of the Tiger (Wrong colors and crashes)
    Hord, The (I could play it but it looks like your playing at night)

    Also thought I should mention it runs better in fullscreen than in a window
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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    Prylux, thanks for that. New motivation to get my Road Rash working again

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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    you can play your cdrom with xmess using the 3do.c driver

    http://www.mess.org/mess:drivers:3do:3do

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    Re: Panasonic 3d0 emulator - Does one exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by honeybear View Post
    you can play your cdrom with xmess using the 3do.c driver

    http://www.mess.org/mess:drivers:3do:3do
    Thanks honeybear, I'll try that and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarlath View Post
    Thanks honeybear, I'll try that and see how it goes.
    you can also find freedo for linux as source
    http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/thr...e-3D0-Emulator

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