Dreamcast pulling my hair out.



  • Hi Everyone, I'm new here and I'm struggling to get Dreamcast to load games, I put in the correct bios that matchs the checksum in the bios folder, I even tried the region free one (also matches checksum) when I try to load any game it loads into black screen and then goes back into the game list. Same with neogeo but I can't seem to find the correct checksum bios for that one.



  • @coldmantis

    Hi,

    please give us more details about your game files for Dreamcast.
    Which Hardware?
    have you "first" use the search function in the Forum?

    EDIT:
    For neogeo:
    I hope you know that the neogeo.zip BIOS must be placed in the neogeo rom folder and NOT in the bios folder.



  • @abunille thanks for the response, yes I have use search/google/reddit/discord. I still have this issue, the games files are "name of game", space, "(region)" then it ends with .cdi.

    As for neogeo bios I must of tried at least 6-8 of them, I put them in the neogeo folder which didn't work, then I also copied them into mame, FB and bios folders. It does the same just loads to black screen and back to game list. Due note that I cannot find the Correct Checksum number that matches the wiki for the neogeo bios, the DC however matches both the bios regular and region free.

    Opps forgot my hardware I don't recall the hardware since I'm not home I believe it's a Lenovo T440 i7 for sure 8gb of ram, and maybe intel HD 4400 graphics. Recalbox and roms are located on 2.5" 500GB Hardrive connected with a sata to usb adapter (active not passive).


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    @coldmantis you need the correct bios depending on the required romset version, so don‘t worry about the md5 checksum shown on the wiki for arcade systems.



  • @paradadf

    ok that makes sense we are talking about neogeo right? not about dreamcast roms. It's been a long time since I play emulators, I recall there was like a program where you can load your rom directory and it checks a dat file or something, It's been so long that I don't recall the name of the program or where to start? any advise?


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    @coldmantis read the wiki, look for the word „arcade“



  • Check hashes (BIOS region free):

    • dc_boot.bin > d552d8b577faa079e580659cd3517f86
    • dc_flash.bin > 74e3f69c2bb92bc1fc5d9a53dcf6ffe2

    Put those 2 files in the BIOS folder (/share/bios),move your games files (*.cdi or *.gdi) to the Dreamcast folder (/share/roms/dreamcast) and everything should work without problems

    Proof:
    Power Stone with glitchs
    (Power Stone.gdi + extra files)

    MvsC2 with glitchs
    (Marvel vs. Capcom 2.cdi)

    @coldmantis



  • @quemandoacromo said in Dreamcast pulling my hair out.:

    Check hashes (BIOS region free):

    • dc_boot.bin > d552d8b577faa079e580659cd3517f86
    • dc_flash.bin > 74e3f69c2bb92bc1fc5d9a53dcf6ffe2

    Put those 2 files in the BIOS folder (/share/bios),move your games files (*.cdi or *.gdi) to the Dreamcast folder (/share/roms/dreamcast) and everything should work without problems

    Proof:
    Power Stone with glitchs
    (Power Stone.gdi + extra files)

    MvsC2 with glitchs
    (Marvel vs. Capcom 2.cdi)

    @coldmantis

    @quemandoacromo said in Dreamcast pulling my hair out.:

    Check hashes (BIOS region free):

    • dc_boot.bin > d552d8b577faa079e580659cd3517f86
    • dc_flash.bin > 74e3f69c2bb92bc1fc5d9a53dcf6ffe2

    Put those 2 files in the BIOS folder (/share/bios),move your games files (*.cdi or *.gdi) to the Dreamcast folder (/share/roms/dreamcast) and everything should work without problems

    Proof:
    Power Stone with glitchs
    (Power Stone.gdi + extra files)

    MvsC2 with glitchs
    (Marvel vs. Capcom 2.cdi)

    @coldmantis

    Can you listen the music in main menu in mvsc2?



  • @jorgemagana Yes,I can listen to the music in the screen of selection mode



  • @quemandoacromo thanks, I can not, I do not know what I am doing wrong.



  • Do not ask for copyrighted content!!!

    I have found some downloads but they are not working with Recalbox :-(

    Probably because they are not the exact MD5s



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