DreamShell 4.0.0 RC4 is out

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by zero35, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. zero35

    zero35 Member

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    http://www.dc-swat.ru/blog/dreamshell/1139.html

    Applications (eng)
    Main (Desktop)
    Support for a widescreen
    Support for icons of any sizes
    Improved positioning of icons
    Display the date and time
    Scroll through the list of icons instead of switching pages
    The ability to draw script icons without label, if the script file name begins with _
    Added support PVR format of script icons
    Improvements in UI XML
    File Manager
    Improvements in UI XML
    Bios Flasher
    Improvements in UI XML
    Support widescreen
    GD Ripper
    Improvements in UI XML
    Speedtest
    Improvements in UI XML
    Support widescreen
    VMU Manager
    New application for your VMU
    ISO Loader
    Improvements in UI XML
    Support widescreen
    Fast boot mode
    Automatic selection of folders with GDI (no need to go and choose .gdi file)
    Automatic select true async DMA for ISO, and optimized GDI
    Automatic change the recommended addresses for the loader when the CDDA emulation is enabled
    Added additional addresses for the loader
    Display the selected game title on VMU LCD

    Commands (eng)
    gdiopt command as in iso make pack
    cso command as in iso make pack
    sip command for recording from microphone

    Modules (eng)
    Updated API module lauKOS
    Updated API module luaSDL
    Updated API module luaGUI
    Fixes and improvements in module isofs. Moved some TOC code from loader to this module. Corrections in support of the CDI.
    Fixes and improvements in module isoldr. Added new options to the boot loader. Moved checking type of the executable file from the loader to this module.
    A new module dreameye instead of command
    Updated module minilzo

    Firmware (eng)
    Boot Loader
    Some improvements and fixes
    BIOS
    Added BIOS'es with Boot loader and unlocked G1 Bus
    ISO loaders
    Improved compatibility
    Improved emulation of syscalls
    Improved work with interruptions for G1-ATA (IDE) and GD
    Improved DMA support in games for the IDE and GD
    Increased reading speed when using true async DMA for IDE
    Support WinCE and other games with MMU. Currently it works only for IDE and GD (SD is not supported yet). Also you need use true async DMA and ISO or optimized GDI images. There has some bugs and lags video, but very good supported CDDA =)
    Improved CDDA support
    Optimized reading GDI images with two data tracks
    Removed support for CSO in IDE loader to save memory =(
    Possibility of patching up to 2 addresses in memory (can be used to hack for widescreen). Available so far only from the console.

    ISO Make Pack (eng)
    Added utility for convert CDI to ISO
    Added utility for convert NRG to ISO

    Recommendations
    Try to use only ISO and optimized GDI images! The CDI and unoptimized GDI images works significantly worse!
    Some games without true async DMA will not work.
    At formatting your device to FAT32, choose the maximum size of the cluster.

    Thanks
    Many thanks to third-party developers — Megavolt 85, for VMU Manager application and WinCE research assistance, as well as YevDev for the completion of applications Bios Flasher and ISO Loader to support a widescreen display modes.
    Also thanks to one of the authors of the emulator Demul — MetalliC for providing some useful information.
     
  2. wombat

    wombat SEGA!

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    Now this is some great news!
     
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  3. yzb37859365

    yzb37859365 Spirited Member

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    楼主最近很活跃嘛~
     
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  4. zero35

    zero35 Member

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    那是必须的啊,DS rc4出来了,当然得到处帮SWAT宣传宣传,YZB版主也很活跃嘛,不是也跑assemblergames来了
     
  5. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    Sounds like it continues to be WAY too picky with regards to what files you can use. This is why I went with more expensive GD-EMU and USB+GDROM and never looked back.
     
  6. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    This is an English-language forum. Please speak English only. Thanks!
     
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  7. TacT

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    Can you really use dreamshell with the GD-EMU?
     
  8. zero35

    zero35 Member

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    i'm sorry = =b

    i use dreamshell currently,and i believe dreamshell greater potential than GD-EMU in the future,although compatibility not 100%
     
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  9. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    No problem. I have merged your last two posts - you can reply to multiple threads just by hitting reply to each - it will just add to the draft ;)
     
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  10. Braintrash

    Braintrash Peppy Member

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    Why the antagonism? Is DreamShell boot from GD-EMU impossible?
     
  11. zero35

    zero35 Member

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    i'm not antagonism,tell the truth because i haven't enough money to order GD EMU so i selected G1-ata mod
    (>﹏<)
    BTW: i have a wiikey fusion for my NGC because i have some savings in past years
    (≧3≦)
     
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  12. Braintrash

    Braintrash Peppy Member

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    No offence, man. :)
     
  13. MeteK

    MeteK Rapidly Rising Member

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    In the archive i saw a bios called "set5v1.001.bin" do we have more infos on it ?
     
  14. MetalliC

    MetalliC Spirited Member

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    not much. this is Set5 boot rom firmware update from Windows CE SDK 1.0
     
  15. RaZiel

    RaZiel Enthusiastic Member

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    Does anyone have anymore info on how the widescreen works?
     
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    SILENT_Pavel Gutsy Member

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  17. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    My dreamcast doesn't seem to want to boot rc 4 I must have burned 20 coaster with various burning programs, any ideas why it doesn't want to work. The last one to work was rc 1.

    Edit:
    nvm i just remembered mine is the old jap model.
     
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  18. RaZiel

    RaZiel Enthusiastic Member

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    You can rebuild the image in data/data format to make it work. Had to do the same myself. Extract the files and use bootdreams is the simplest way or even Family Guys Selfboot kit will work fine bud.
     
  19. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    There are two versions of dreamshell released :
    one looks "standard" and the other one with boot loader add.
    which one is the best please ?
     
  20. dragonpt

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    If I'm not mistaken, the one with bootloader is for those that don't have any bios mod

    That version. Haves the bootloader to load

    Correct me if I'm.wrong
     

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