HOWTO: Play Dreamcast games in your Laptop (w/ pad)
ATTENTION: Enable the Youtube’s subtitles (CC)!! HOWTO: Play Dreamcast games in your laptop.
July, 2009. By JACnail. We have two pair of files. At your left,
the files of the emulator (nullDC 1.03) and the BIOS files. And in the right side, the optional files
(See description). We are going to uncompress the emulator
and the BIOS files. I deleted the compressed files just
for tutorial purposes. Now we will move the BIOS files
onto the folder called “data” To avoid confussions, we’ll use
the “noMMU” executable version. So we’ll delete the “_nommu” suffix
by renaming the file. We’ll run now the emulator. Now, We’ll set nullDC optimally
for your laptop. Pay attention: 1. Enable “Underclock FPU” 2. Enable “VGA(0)RGB”. 3. Click on “Select Plugins” 3.1 Choose the Chankast’s plugin
“Chankast’s video…” 3.2 Leave the GDRom plugin intact
“Image Reader…” 3.3 The same with the sound plugin
“nullAICA…” 3.4 Leave the Maple intact too.
“nullDC Controller [Winhook]…” 3.5. Downside there are the save units,
where you need to keep intact too. 3.6 We’ll finish by clicking OK. 4. Now, let’s enable “Fullscreen”. 5. In “Aica”, We’ll configure the sound. 5.1 We’ll make sure the following options:
“1024”, “Sync to audio”, y “Global Focus”
to be setted up. 6. Now let’s set the controller, by choosing
“Config Keys for Player 1”. 6.1 The only thing to change, is to
assing the START button with the BACKSPACE key (This is just to utilize the pad correctly). 6.2 If you are going to use a pad,
write down the key config. in Notepad. 6.3 Let’s minimize Notepad,
and finish this part with “OK”. We are ready now.
We just need to load our game. 7. Select File, Normal boot. The file extension is important.
It’s not any ISO… Just the “CDI, MDS, NRG y GDI” formats
are supported by nullDC If you have games with the .BIN format,
download the “Bin2Boot” program.
(See the description). It’s very easy to use it.
We’ll uncompress it… (We’ll uncompress Joy2Key too–) (And we’ll delete the ZIP files for better space view). Run the program… And the only thing to do is to drag & drop
the .BIN file onto the program’s window. Here, a little example. *If you want to play without pad… *
*You are finished… and ready to play!* Now we’ll configure the pad with joy2key. 1. We’ll create a new profile
called “nullDC” 2. Now, let see the actual pad configuration
by opening “Game controllers” in the Control Panel. 3. Then restore the button configuration window
we created (with Notepad). The idea is to adapt the three opened windows. The first column shows the PAD buttons. The second one, the Keyboard KEYS to replace with. 4. We’ll asign the PAD arrows
with the KEYBOARD. 5. Choose with your pad, which PAD button
are you going to assign to the “A” button. (Button A=Key “V”) 6. Press the PAD button in the
controller’s properties. 7. THAT number (2) is the one to consider
by assigning it with “V”. 8. Follow the same pattern (4. 5. 6. y 7.)
with the other buttons, finishing with
the “START” button. (Yes, it’s somewhat confusing, but it’s just
a matter of going back to step 4…
Just concentrate, and you’ll be succeed.) After doing this… you MUST minimize
the Joy2Key’s window. Now, You ready to load your game…
and ENJOYING with your laptop just
like a real Dreamcast!