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    Default GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    Yes that's right,

    We've finally released what we've been working on in our spare time the last seven months. Dolphin is an experimental GameCube emulator that so far runs quite a few games somewhat, but most are pretty slow. Keep in mind that this release is just a preview, if it works good for you, if it doesn't please don't cry too much in the forum!

    Have fun!

    Recommended games to try (of course your own ripped GCMs of your legally bought discs):
    Bust-a-Move 3000 (fully playable)
    Crazy Taxi (slow, gfx glitches)
    Zelda (slow, gfx glitches)
    Mario (slow, gfx glitches)
    18 Wheeler (slow, gfx glitches)
    Ikaruga (slow, gfx glitches, crashes after four waves, but still cool)
    and more..


    http://www.dolphin-emu.com/



    Code:
     Dolphin TEASER
    by F|RES and ector
    2004-01-26 
    An experimental Nintendo Gamecube emulator
    IMPORTANT:
    ===========================================================
    TEASER means that this is just a public preview of what we 
    have been working on on and off the last 7 months. Do not 
    expect to play any games to completion, there is no saving 
    support, etc. We're not guaranteeing that it will run on your
    computer or that anything will work at all. If it does, 
    good for you, have fun :)
    
    The Team
    ===========================================================
    * F|RES (Main coder):
     core, recompiler experiments, plugin architecture, the 
     first 3d graphics, dsp interface
    * ector (Main coder):
     core, 2d, advanced 3d graphics, user interface, 
     debugger, streaming audio, audio hle
    * schibo (Additional coder):
     dynarec
    
    The System Requirements 
    ===========================================================
    GFX:   Radeon 9500+ series card recommended, but Geforce FX 
    	   series also work. Expect severe graphics problems
    	   with lower cards.
    CPU:   The fastest you can find.
    RAM:   256MB or higher strongly recommended.
    Audio: Any Windows/DirectX-compatible soundcard.
    
    The Gamecube Information
    ===========================================================
    The main processor of the Gamecube is a PowerPC derivative
    running at 485MHz with some additional SIMD instructions.
    It is extremely time consuming to emulate and is the main
    bottleneck of Dolphin.
    The Gamecube "Art-X" graphics chip is probably the most 
    complex ever seen in a console, except maybe the NV20+ in 
    the XBox. Unlike the NV20 the Art-X is very different from 
    PC hardware, so it requires a lot of computer power to 
    emulate, and it may not be possible to support all features. 
    It can do some very weird stuff like having two alpha 
    compare operations that can in turn be xored, anded or
    whatever, and has performance counters that are impossible 
    to emulate properly that may be used/abused for purposes 
    like occlusion culling, as has been seen already (the 
    weird boxes in Mario Sunshine). Coverage queries may 
    possibly be used on hardware that supports them to fake 
    this feature reasonably.
    Also its texturing abilities are extremely advanced, right 
    up there with the XBox and in some areas even more 
    feature rich.
    That is why Radeon 9500+ / Geforce FX is the minimum 
    specification for running Dolphin properly.
    The Gamecube has 24 megs of fast RAM and 16 megs of slower 
    "ARAM", primarily used for audio but can also be used as a
    temporary scratch space.
    The Gamecube has a custom DSP for audio with an unknown 
    instruction set. It will be possible to HLE sound in many 
    games, those that use the AX library, but we are not sure 
    about the others yet. A simple type of streaming music 
    (used by a few games) has already been somewhat emulated.
    
    The Dolphin Information
    ===========================================================
    Dolphin was written in C++, compiled with Microsoft Visual
    Studio .NET 2003. It's not a .NET application of course.
    Dolphin uses Direct3D for the graphics, DirectSound for 
    sound and DirectInput for keyboard.
    For the graphical interface plain Win32 code was used.
    
    The Future
    ===========================================================
    We will most likely do more releases of Dolphin, we'll 
    continue coding until it's no longer fun. 
    Will we open the source code someday? Who knows?
    
    Contact Info
    ===========================================================
    Use the Dolphin subforum at www.emutalk.net to leave your
    comments or contact the authors. Please do not request any
    ROMs or ISOs or GCMs or whatever, don't ask how to copy
    games etc. 
    
    The End Of File
    ===========================================================
    See the Help feature of Dolphin for more information.
    There are 3 types of people in the world - those who make things happen, those who watch things happen; and those who wondered what happened.

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    wow that's very impressive indeed what they've managed there. Hopefully they won't get loads of people flaming em with rom requests + "ooh this dont work" emails which may put them off working on it.

    Good work and hope they carry on with it.

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay
    I think it might get a better response in this section .
    There are 3 types of people in the world - those who make things happen, those who watch things happen; and those who wondered what happened.

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    yee true and it works (the emu that is) :thumbs bust-a-move 3000 works pefectly withOUT (oops) sound.. i would post shots BUT my printscreen dont wanna work on this emu
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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    How cool is that!
    Not that there's much of a chance but wouldn't it be funny if it got ported to the xbox

    BTW, what are the current newsgroups for getting the rips on?

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    i dont get any sound in bust a move but i do get choppy BGM from ikaruga.

    strange.


    and yeah... its bloody great
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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    Anyone else tried this - I am wondering what Roms are worth trying beyond the ones mentioned in the first post.

    Very keen on experiences of Animal crossing

    Worth mentioning your PC spec also if your recommending a game to play.

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    i have tried universal studios theme park adventure which loaded to the main menu with a few graphical glitches but didnt have to test it any more than that, i have also tried Mario Party 4 of which the first couple of screens loaded but then green blocks fly all over the screen - pretty impressive to get that far though
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    Default Re: GC Emu Dolphin TEASER released

    ive tried bustamove 3000 works great

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