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Saturn & Dreamcast Emulation on Retropie

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Hi all!  So I’ve just recently decided to try my hand at emulation for the first time ever. I figured that getting a Raspberry Pi and setting it up as a retro game console would be a fun project to work on this fall. And so far it has!  Diving into a lot of tinkering and areas that I’m not really used to, but overall it’s been a fun experience so far. 

 

So, I am Running RetroPie Version 4.6 (rpi4 - running on Raspbian GNU/Linus 10 (buster)) on a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8GB memory.  
 

Basically, I was wondering if anyone on AA has had any experience with running any Dreamcast or Saturn emulators on a Pi 4 via Retropie and how well it’s worked. 
 

I’ve done a bunch of research and from what I understand the user really needs to overclock to make the experience useable. But if even then it’s pretty subpar, then honestly I really don’t even want to bother. 
 

Really appreciate any insights you all might have!

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Dunno about the Raspberry Pi, but on a Windows PC, I found Saturn emulation to be extremely lacking. Never bothered with DC, easier just to burn discs ¬_¬

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I topped out at PS1 when I set up my Pi4 back in June, but I know ETA Prime on youtube has a lot of videos on the subject.  From what I saw, Dreamcast emulated pretty well in most cases but Saturn was more miss than hit.  For now, a decent mid-tier PC is still the minimum for Saturn emulation.

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Thanks! Yea, I need to go back and check out more of the ETA Prime videos. I’ve checked out a bit and they seem great so far.

I was really hoping to hear that DC and Saturn was viable on a Pi, but figured that may not be the case :(


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