DreamShell 4.0.0 RC4 is out

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

  1. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    Thanks for your answer.

    For me the system with boot loader read everything from the external serial port and the "standard" system with bios mod read the deamshell from the cd hardware. is that right ?

    I'll use the version with a boot loader in a first time.
    If I use a bios mod, the loadings during the game will be more faster ?

    Do you know a tutorial showing how to use a bios mod ?

    Thanks again
     
  2. dragonpt

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  3. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    Thanks a lot.

    This tutorial is very good.
     
  4. megavolt85

    megavolt85 Robust Member

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    BIOS MOD need for boot DreamShell without CD disk
    For fast loading games need IDE mod
     
  5. dragonpt

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    Yeah

    If your using GDdrive (and it works)
    You don't need bios mod...

    Just boot from CD the HDD...

    But its faster with the bios
     
  6. megavolt85

    megavolt85 Robust Member

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    I know :D I made these bios
     
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  7. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    Ok thanks :)
    The GDdrive is fast already. With a bios it must be really impressive !

    The speed with an SD card depend of the card flow rate or it's very limited by the serial bus of the dreamcast ?
    Shall I see a difference between a "classic" card at 30 Mb/s and a flash card at 260Mb/s ?

    Oh you made it ! whaouh !
     
  8. megavolt85

    megavolt85 Robust Member

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    limited by the serial bus

    no difference

    HDD fasted
     
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  9. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    Thanks no need to buy a new sd card.
     
  10. megavolt85

    megavolt85 Robust Member

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    WIN CE game don't work with SD card ;)
     
  11. dragonpt

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    I wrongly quoted you megavolt-master San -.-

    Hahs
     
  12. megavolt85

    megavolt85 Robust Member

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    I'm not a magician, I'm just learning @
     
  13. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    I'm trying the DS file made by megavolt 85 called 'DS megavolt"
    I tried to insert some covers and it's very nice !
    Inside the DS megavolt there is two news softwares looks amazing called "gdplay" and "console". Someone could explain me what they do excatly please ?

    Do you have a link to the last version of the DS, in order to be sure I have the last version please ? I've found this link :
    https://github.com/DC-SWAT/DreamShell/tree/master/build
    But I don't know now where I can download the DS folder complete.
     
  14. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    A new version of isoloader (0.6.5) for dreamshell is in progress :


    Swat focus on the PIO data transfert.
    Shenmue I run with this version via CF or sd card reader.
     
  15. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    For some dreamshell users Swat has released an update for iso loader with hdd mod:
    http://www.dc-swat.ru/forum/thread-2646-post-37356.html#pid37356

    This update is build in order to use cdda tracks with PIO but with the new gcc, maybe some new games will be compatible with dreamshell.

    Actually I notice no change with the gcc5.2 version instead of the original, with the gcc7.1 version no change with the game 4xwheel thunder there is always no loadings after the intro... But with the game deep fighter the cdda is running well with the gcc7 version !

    So with some test, I hope we can have some good news :)

    I also tried the new sd.bin from the iso loader beta version, you prabably now it's working with shenmue I but I have a good result with the homebrew game alice dream tournament, with the standard version the game crash during the intro and you had to switch it before the end, and now everything works well.
    At the same time I tried 4 wheel thunder with hdd, I tested 4 wheel thunder with this new sd card mod software, and the cdda run well as before in sd card, no crash when I did some pause and the intro run almost well (due to the limit speed of serial port of dreamcast) but here too, it's clearly better.
    Same thing with neo4all, better result with sidekick 1, now I have the players on the ground ^^

    If you tried them update please tell if you notice some difference.
     
  16. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    Did they ever correct the problems with most dumps, i.e., that you needed to rebuild specific ISO's patched for DS to load them?

    Are these newer versions compatible with the GDEMU?
     
  17. megavolt85

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    HDD + GDEMU don't work, problem in GDEMU
     
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  18. TerdFerguson

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    @megavolt85 is a new dreamshell version in development? or is the focus maintaining the current version?

    if DS 5.0 is in development, could you give any new feature hints?
     
  19. megavolt85

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    is the focus maintaining the current version

    development is frozen
    there are ideas, but there is no inspiration
     
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  20. fafadou

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    What do you mean by inspiration ? There are some things you don't find an issue ?
     

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