The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by WheatPasta » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 pm

I wanted to bump the last post date because I added a few things. Thanks to everyone who read the FAQ
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by Choaf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:00 pm

Steve wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:57 pm
I would be interested to see how many people still have a CRT in their household. I can remember moving a family members old 32" TV that was one and jeez was that thing heavy.

I saw an article that said in a survey 41 percent of households have at least 1 CRT monitor while 21 percent say they are still using one. That said, that article is 4 years old now.

Here's a more recent article about CRTs

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16973 ... ng-vintage

I would argue there are ways to get an LCD to look very similar but then again people go to great lengths for authenticity
Its not all about looks its about lag with original hardware. Mike Tyson's Punch out is nearly impossible to beat on a non CRT. as we keep getting near perfect emulation they will slowly disappear for good but i think that's still like 10 years away. Mainly the purists have to stop caring lol. Plus in a few more years CRTs will all begin to die and no one will be able to fix them.
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by WheatPasta » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:34 am

Updated FAQ added power adapter specs under hardware
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by GEEKCHEAPLY » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 pm

My Plasma 50 inch TV has HDMI and VGA inputs. Which should I use? Is one better than the other when it comes to classic gammung?

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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by WheatPasta » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:01 pm

GEEKCHEAPLY wrote:
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My Plasma 50 inch TV has HDMI and VGA inputs. Which should I use?
I would use HDMI. If you use VGA you will also need an audio cable as VGA only supports video.
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by drunkluck » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:18 am

Bit of a frustrating setup, to say the least. 3 hours and i'm still spinning my wheels.

What do I need to do to get my controller to work for games. Seemed to work going through setup, albeit painfully. Trying to type on the little popup keyboard was touchy to say the least. Tiny keyboard, even on a 55" tv. Plus the controller seems to work as a mouse and a keyboard simultaneously. So if I'm trying to type on the keyboard in windows to get to windows update options, every time I go up, down, left, or right, it selects the next autofill otions and essentially clears what i was typing.

After a few hours of pain, I tried to download and play a game, but it never gets past the loading screen. So I just gave up to play a preloaded game. Game loaded fine, but controller doesnt function for left and right! made it hard to steer, lol.
Figured I should try to configure the controller (even though it worked fine in menu), and now left doesnt work in the menu or the game.

Really need some better instructions or tutorials quick before I give up!

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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by NIVO » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 pm

One thing I dont see in the FAQ and may be important to alot of folks is the max supported micro sd card slot. As these have come down in price alot, they have much larger capacity and would be nice to know max supported size before a purchasing mistake. Thanks.

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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by Choaf » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 pm

NIVO wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 pm
One thing I dont see in the FAQ and may be important to alot of folks is the max supported micro sd card slot. As these have come down in price alot, they have much larger capacity and would be nice to know max supported size before a purchasing mistake. Thanks.
its a windows PC so I would imagine the skys the limit. But, I am not 100% sure just my thought.
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by WheatPasta » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:42 am

NIVO wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 pm
One thing I dont see in the FAQ and may be important to alot of folks is the max supported micro sd card slot
Choaf wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 pm
its a windows PC so I would imagine the skys the limit. But, I am not 100% sure just my thought.
This. I have tried a 128GB USB 3.0 drive to transfer files over and have had no issue. The only limitation I know of is that the HDD in the bay can only be up to 2TB according to the specs, and I don't have anything higher to test it with.
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Bit of a frustrating setup, to say the least. 3 hours and i'm still spinning my wheels.
That might be the Virtual Mouse program causing problems. If you can I would plug in a keyboard and mouse to navigate Windows. For your controller issues I would make sure you are on the latest front end update as this fixes some controller issues. Then you might have to rebind your controller again. It is a little figidity sometimes. It took me two or three rebinds to get it right.

Alternatively you might want to switch over to using LaunchBox and RetroArch using the advanced emulation FaQ
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Re: The Unofficial Dreamcade Replay FAQ Please Read

Post by drunkluck » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:30 pm

WheatPasta wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:42 am
For your controller issues I would make sure you are on the latest front end update as this fixes some controller issues. Then you might have to rebind your controller again.
So I restarted the mini pc and now it seems that only two buttons that work in dreamcade app are forward and back. no directional buttons work. I'm stuck on the "favorites" menu item so I can just keep pressing select to "find installed games" until windows pops up. The controller works fine as a mouse as long as the window is open (can't see mouse pointer when hovering over the app though). if I close the box to go back to the app, still only the two buttons working.

How do I rebind if I can't move the menu up/down?

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