reicast games format

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  • #101269
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    chataigne73
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    hi

    I’m beginning test of reicast emulator.
    I installed it through setup-script experimental section
    I copied bios files to the right folder
    I copied a game (.gdi + 3 other files) in rom/dc folder
    But the game won’t launch : the emulator launch, then I’ve 4 menus (play, music, … if I remember well), and when I hit play I have a message “insert game disc”

    so I’m doing something wrong 🙁

    isn’t it compatible with .gdi files ?
    I have to put .cdi files in rom/dc folder ?

    thank you for your help

    #101272
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    uncleslim
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    Accepted File Extensions: .cdi

    Place your Dreamcast ROMs in /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/dreamcast

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Dreamcast

    #101273
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    chataigne73
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    Accepted File Extensions: .cdi

    Place your Dreamcast ROMs in /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/dreamcast

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Dreamcast

    yes I’ve seen that
    BUT reicast on other platforms is compatible with gdi files
    that’s why I’m asking

    #101285
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    epe9686518
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    The only file format it supports is .CDI as noted above….

    #101289
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    herbfargus
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    You could try adding .gdi extension to es_systems.cfg under the Dreamcast option and see if it will work. If it does then we can ammend the source code and wiki to include that extension as well

    #101326
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    chataigne73
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    You could try adding .gdi extension to es_systems.cfg under the Dreamcast option and see if it will work. If it does then we can ammend the source code and wiki to include that extension as well

    thanks a lot for pointing me to the right direction !
    I edited es_systems.cfg and added .gdi to dreamcast section
    and now I can play .gdi roms ; all is working ok ! 🙂

    #101356
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    herbfargus
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    OK brilliant, thanks for testing that. I’ll fix it upstream so in the future you shouldnt have to change it manually.

    #101362
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    epe9686518
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    Nice work herb, I was assuming that this version didn’t support it, that is huge as gdi helps and makes it easier to get roms. All of my DC games that I have are gdi format, which is a 1:1 direct copy of the dreamcast GDI disk.

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