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    Dc Dreamcast mini!





    These are all the rage and despite how unlikely we get a Saturn or Dreamcast Mini. It would be neat esp to those who never had the chance to. This is hypothetical. So let's just say 20 games and you get to choose those 20 games. Nothing is off limits. No matter how obscure or not. Just name your 20!



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    Id rather see a saturn mini Since almost none of its games Have seen re-releases

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    or a new mini console with games from both saturn and dreamcast would be nice too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moirai View Post
    Id rather see a saturn mini Since almost none of its games Have seen re-releases
    Seems less likely, but I agree. Saturn also has a lot more very expensive titles that would be great to have on such a system.

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    I'd rather see sequels to all those old and forgotten (by Sega...) franchises, because I own the originals and played them a ton, I don't need a badly emulated junk console version of the same games.

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    Isn't Saturn still considered mostly impossible to emulate accurately? It would be awful to see botched ports of NiGHTS games for example.

    Not sure about DC emulation being accurate or not, but I certainly dislike emulated versions that compromise the games in the process... For example, every Genesis clone seems to have poor audio, which is lame, and which gives a falsely bad impression of the console.

    I guess I just don't have faith anymore that console clones will do justice to the original console...

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    Chu Chu Rocket, Powerstone 1&2, Ikaruga, Segagaga, and the Typing of the Dead (keyboard support!) would do it for me.

    But then again, a GDEmu replacing a burned out GD-ROM drive has worked to improve the longevity of my normal-size Dreamcast. So...
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    is the image at the first post like a toy of the actual model? lol

    Yeah, would be fitting to have a Dreamcast mini but that alone makes me really want to sink into the Saturn knowing that the Dreamcast was Sega's last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecco View Post
    Isn't Saturn still considered mostly impossible to emulate accurately? It would be awful to see botched ports of NiGHTS games for example.

    Not sure about DC emulation being accurate or not, but I certainly dislike emulated versions that compromise the games in the process... For example, every Genesis clone seems to have poor audio, which is lame, and which gives a falsely bad impression of the console.

    I guess I just don't have faith anymore that console clones will do justice to the original console...
    Saturn isn't impossible to emulate, it just takes ages to do because the a/v asics have a bajillion hardware functions, plus you have a lot of CPUs and at least one of them (the DSP) has some undocumented instructions (however not many games use that thing). So because of that, no one even bothers. And many who try will get bogged down on trying to do hardware implementation for increased resolutions, when the Saturn is specifically something that works best in pixel accurate software-only emulation. There has been at least 2 new Saturn emulators in the past, Mednafen and another one that is funded via patreon.

    Dreamcast emulation had more inaccuracies last time I tried due to nonstandard implementations of things like floating point numbers or Z-buffer, and the PowerVR2 having some kinks they abused. IIRC with DirectX 10/11 most of that is not an issue, but I haven't checked since a long time if anything happened in that front or not. Last time I did, the only decent DC emu was NullDC, and it couldn't for the life of it run audio without horrible skipping, and the developers just hand-waved the issue with "it's because you use Windows Vista/7".

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