Sega Dreamcast emulators
|Type||Home video game console|
The Dreamcast is a sixth-generation console released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and later in 1999 in other territories. Naomi, an arcade system board similar to the Dreamcast, is supported by some Dreamcast emulators. Atomiswave is an arcade system board that is based on Naomi.
|Name||Operating System(s)||Latest Version||Naomi||Atomiswave||Windows CE||Active||Recommended|
|DEmul||Windows||0.7 Build 180428||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|reicast||Windows, Linux||Dev builds||✗||✗||✗||✓||✓|
|redream||Windows, Linux, macOS||1.1.9||✗||✗||✗||✓||✓|
- Has the highest compatibility and is the most accurate Dreamcast emulator. Supports Windows CE games, but in general, they run worse than standard Dreamcast titles.
- One of the only two Dreamcast emulators that can properly play Windows CE games.
- No longer developed and is replaced by Reicast, which is made by the same team.
Dreamcast emulation is not very good. For the emulators that are either mature or maturing, a very large percentage of games work well, but many games still have problems and glitches.
While current Dreamcast emulators can display the VMU display when the game is running, none of them can be used to play the minigames which were made to run on the VMU. To play those minigames you'll need to use another emulator. There is no complete list of VMU emulators and the ones which can be found are poorly documented and/or closed source.
Emulating the Dreamcast VMU is possible via use of this emulator: Dropbox link