Want to play your Sega Dreamcast games but don’t want to haul the console out of the closet?
You’re in luck, because there exists an outstanding emulator that I recently became addicted to: null DC. Prior to running a game, it’s important that you boot into the system BIOS in order to setup your VMUs (memory cards).
This article covers all you need to know about it, including how to get started. To do this, you click on System, Start and then No Disk.
With that done, this is where things begin to get a little complicated.
Whereas an emulator like e PSXe has the ability to run a game right off of the CD, null DC doesn’t.
This is due to the fact that the Dreamcast uses GD-ROMs, not CD-ROMs.
Ripping your own games isn’t an easy process either, so your best bet is to seek out proper CDI, MDS, NRG, GDI or CHD rips.
There are likely a hundred different sites out there that host these image files, so they won’t be hard to find.
Be careful with the sites you do land on, and always use your better judgement.
Note: Before downloading ISOs of Dreamcast games, it’s important that you understand your local laws.
To err on the side of caution, stick to downloading ISOs of games you own a physical copy of.
Below is a showcase of some of the games I’ve run through null DC.