1) Minimum requirements
* Pentium 2 or compatible
* Graphics card with full SM 1.0 support (VS 1.1 & PS 1.4)
* Windows XP SP2 / 32-bit
* DirectX 9.0c
* 256MB of free RAM
* 25MB of free hard disk space
Note that these are merely prerequisites to run the executable at all. Some CPU architectures are better suited to run Makaron then others; right now Core2 seems to outperform other designs.
Makaron should run just fine on Windows 2000 SP4. Windows 9x/ME, Vista or 64-bit operating systems have not been tested.
To actually use Makaron you'll also need:
* Sets of Dreamcast ROM image files
* DirectX-compatible gamepad
Any gamepad will do, but unless it has at least a directional pad, one analog stick and 7 buttons, you will not be able to map all of Dreamcast controller functions.
You will need three sets of ROM files (BIOS & FLASH), one for each respective region: Asia (JP), Americas (USA) and Europe/Australia (EU).
Put the files in the ROM folder. You can try and substitute files you have for the ones you do not, but remember this might not work.
- "BIOS_JP.bin" & "FLASH_JP.bin" pair: BIOS revison 1.004
- "BIOS_USA.bin" & "FLASH_USA.bin" pair: BIOS revision 1.01d
- "BIOS_EU.bin" & "FLASH_EU.bin" pair: BIOS revision 1.01d
USA & EU BIOS files seem to be exactly the same. Proper FLASH files are very important, as many so-called USA/JP ones are just EU hacks. Dreamcast stores user preferences in the FLASH area, along with last valid RTC settings. Most emulators therefore overwrite those files with updated values. You can suspect your FLASH file is invalid/damaged when:
- NTSC BIOS (orange swirl logo) sets 50Hz refresh rate, instead of 60Hz
- You are being asked to set up current date/time every time you run emulator
- BIOS does not boot GDI images specified for that region
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