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AtariST Emulation Finally Lands on Dreamcast 35

wraggster writes "Tonight has seen the Release of the Worlds first Atari ST Emulator for the Dreamcast by Ron of MadriDC fame & Chui. The emulator is a port of Castaway to the Dreamcast and already runs most games at full speed."
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AtariST Emulation Finally Lands on Dreamcast

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 12, 2004 @08:49PM (#10231259)
    I'm really happy every time I see an update on the underground DC development. Its great to see some solid hardware released that is extremely affordable ($15 at regular retail stores!) and flexible enough to develop tons of applications for. Not to mention the amount of fun you get out of it. It's an exponential return on your investment.

    Without a doubt though there will be countless people trashtalking this very post in a very short time. Why? "Dreamcast is dead", "Why would you want to waste your time with an old system?" "Don't you have a life?" "I bet you can't get laid!"
    Etc. etc. etc.

    I see it every time, but I don't think people even stop and think about the crap that comes out of their minds when looking at a project someone put time into on a dead platform. They're too far gone and completely owned by the media.
    My point is: why do you people bother living? It's like you're dead already, seeing that a multi-million dollar corporation has it's fist firmly placed up your rectum and flapping your jaws away with whatever they'd like to hear you say. You should really stop and think where you get these ideas, and when you ask yourself: "Why do I clown on people modding old hardware", check yourself as soon as you hear that little voice say "because it's lame!". Is that really the reason? Where do you get that idea? Is it because the PS2 and Xbox look soooo much sexier on those MTV commercials? Because the voice on the radio tells you what to like? Just like they tell you when to be angry, sad or happy and what breakfast cereal to buy?

    So yeah, that's about all I have to say. When you come into this forum and start trolling around other peoples hobbies, just remember to finish all your sentences with nice, clear "Mooo" so we all know where you stand.


    • Well said. I'd have posted AC too.

      Of course, thinking that way pretty much by definition denies a whole avenue of originality and innovation (with better/easier hardware), but, happily, it also allows for great ingenuity with the current limitations of hardware (in this case the DC)

    • This reminds me of that character Harry Enfield used to do of the guy who got incredibly worked up over things that hadn't even happened.

      "That Neil Armstrong guy, he walked on the moon, well done, total hero, lovely fellow, great ambassador for humankind, but if he was to come round to my house and he was to kill my dog, I'd be like OI!!! ARMSTRONG!! NO!!!"
    • Nice post ;

      A shame half of it is lost (imo) , by posting it as an AC.

    • Without a doubt though there will be countless people trashtalking this very post in a very short time. Why? "Dreamcast is dead", "Why would you want to waste your time with an old system?" "Don't you have a life?" "I bet you can't get laid!"

      How about "Why would someone release an Atari ST emulator for a system for which few people have a keyboard?"

      Just because some criticisms of a project are illogical doesn't mean that all of them are.

  • DC emulator (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Sorry if this is off topic, but for those who don't have a Dreamcast. There is a Dreamcast emulator that emulates Homebrews (such as this atari emulator) and commericals games at almost full speed. It hasn't been mention in /. before, so check Chankast out:

    If you like it, don't forget to donate to encourage them for futher improvement. It will be open source once they release version 1.0.
    • Re:DC emulator (Score:3, Informative)

      by Thing 1 ( 178996 )
      It will be open source once they release version 1.0.

      They obviously don't get the whole point of open source, then...

      And what guarantee do we have that they will "eventually" open the source?

      • Re:DC emulator (Score:3, Interesting)

        by drinkypoo ( 153816 )
        What do you have to lose in the meantime by the fact that it's closed? It's not like they're expecting you to contribute to the program, or they'd make it open source. They probably just don't want to release code with which they are highly embarrassed. There definitely have been projects released to open source only after they have hit a certain preannounced point.
    • Re:DC emulator (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      read the fucking article, the authors state it doesnt run in chankast, mod parent down kthx
    • Re:DC emulator (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      It hasn't been mention in /. before, so [....]

      Quite wrong. []
    • Re:DC emulator (Score:2, Informative)

      Chankast does not actually run host homebrew titles yet.

      The main issue is that most homebrew titles use a homebrew OS called KallistOS (that way there's no issue of legality).
      As of yet, Chankast seems to only run games using the official Sega 'Katana' OS.
      The emulator is also incompatible with commercial WinCE-based games.
  • by Kris_J ( 10111 ) * on Sunday September 12, 2004 @08:59PM (#10231316) Homepage Journal
    Seriously, anyone who cares about specific emulators for a given platform, are already reading DC Emulation [], AtariAge [], Zophar's Domain [] or something else that covers these events earlier and in more depth than /.

    It's not like this was the first Atari ST emulator ever. It's a port for crying out loud.

  • If I can find the put put mini golf game for the ST that I used to waste so much tax payers money on while I was in the Air Force that would be so coooool!!!!
  • FINALLY (Score:2, Funny)

    by quintessent ( 197518 )
    I mean. I've been waiting FOREVER to be able to emulate an Atari ST on my Dreamcast. I've been so worried about this that my girlfriend left me and my dog rolled over and died all in the same week. Then the boss called to fire me, and I said, "But it's going to happen soon. I can just FEEL it!" but nobody believed me. They thought I was insane.

    But I knew who was really insane.
  • Wow (Score:3, Insightful)

    by MilenCent ( 219397 ) <> on Monday September 13, 2004 @02:21AM (#10232960) Homepage
    A full-speed Atari ST emulator for Dreamcast? This is really, really cool guys. There isn't even a full-speel SNES emulator for DC yet.
    • Just goes to show, the Atari ST is a simple machine. Show me the full-speed Amiga emulator next please :) Actually, I care much more about a SNES emulator than anything else, there's an absolute boatload of SNES games.

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