Reicast - Dreamcast emulator

2.9
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About this app

Play your Dreamcast games on the go & in HD.

Reicast the only Dreamcast emulator for Android. It is not perfect yet, but can already run many games.

No games or bios are included with this download, as this would be illegal. You have to dump the bios and games from your own dreamcast.


**Permissions**
- "Photos/Media/Files" -> to read game images and bios
- "Camera/Microphone" -> for dreamcast microphone emulation
- "Device & app history" -> to read emulator crash logs. You can submit the logs via the included menu to help us solve issues.


**Setup**
- Create a folder named "reicast", and then a folder named "data" inside it. Put the bios (dc_boot.bin & dc_flash.bin) inside the data folder. Windows sometimes hides the file extention, so the filename might look like "dc_boot" on the windows explorer.

- Create a folder anywhere you want, and put the Dreamcast games in there. Reicast currently supports .gdi, .chd (v4), and .cdi disc formats, but .cdi is discouraged due to problematic compatibility.

- Open reicast and selet the "reicast" folder you created as system path.

- In order to save your game-play progress you will first need to format the memory cards. In order to do this you need to start the program, select the "boot bios" option, go to the "file" option, select the memory cards and then select the "delete all" option.

- Finally use the game navigator to locate your games. You can also setup a game path if you want to default to a specific folder.

- For further support & general questions, ask in http://forums.reicast.com/index.php?board=1.0

**Recommended specs**
- Cpu: Cortex-A9, Dualcore, 1.2ghz
- Gpu: Adreno, Tegra K1 or Mali400 gpus
- At least 512mb ram
Updated on
Apr 19, 2020

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2.9
27.3K reviews
A Google user
September 29, 2018
I understand why so many people give this app a low rating....it's not "easy" to get working. However, one you get it working the performance is very impressive. If they could get the controller/interface bugs ironed out I would GLADLY give it a 5 star. I mean, when you think about it....it's Dreamcast on a phone! Plus, it's the ONLY DC emu. Plus, IT'S FREE! I guess it SHOULD get a 5, considering those points, but it' just so godam buggy. Can't wait to change my rating though. I'll keep an eye out for dem updates boi! Most importantly, THANKS REICAST DEVS!!!
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A Google user
March 31, 2019
It isn't a particularly easy emulator to get going, but once you do get it to go, it works like a charm. Games are emulated excellently. Tested SA2 and it was wonderful. Got all the way through the third level, Prison Lane with 0 issues. There is an issue with the emulator the instructions neglected to go over regarding the buttons. You have to find a button layout from the internet(super easy btw) and drop the image file into the reicast folder otherwise the buttons are invisible. Great overall
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A Google user
April 10, 2020
I have tried every new version of this emulator, hoping that they will fix all the bugs in it, but so far this app is useless. The virtual keyboard is invisible and no amount of tinkering with the settings will change that. I have almost every other emulator out there, including the PS1 & PS2 and they run just fine with on-screen virtual controls. I don't see why it is so difficult to fix this problem. All other emulators have virtual controls by default. Everyone complains about this
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nilware.io
April 10, 2020
We do have a virtual gamepad, however some persistent bug prevents it from working on some phones. Try redream, it's another dreamcast emulator by a friend and it's really good :)

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