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Title: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: jameswalker85 on August 31, 2014, 04:47:09 PM
So, I've finally decided to grab the Shenmue-optimised version of nullDC and add it to my copy of RomStation (http://www.romstation.fr/installation). However, I keep getting an error code when trying to start the emulator, either through RomStation or by starting the executable directly. It's one of those standard 0x000007b error codes.


Before that, it was a missing DLL file, which I downloaded and copied to both my System32 folder (which did nothing) and my nullDC file path (which changed the error code to the one above).


Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I really want to start grabbing some HD screenshots of the in-game locations to use on my Shenmuenopoly (http://teamyu.net/Shenmue.III/topic,125.0.html) board. Some advice on the issue from one of you tech-wizards would really be appreciated. :D
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: jameswalker85 on September 06, 2014, 09:22:45 PM
Anybody?
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Giorgio on September 06, 2014, 09:39:29 PM
Builds require the Visual C++ 2010 and DirectX 9c Runtimes.

You can fetch the Visual C++ 2010 Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a7b7a05e-6de6-4d3a-a423-37bf0912db84

You can fetch the DirectX 9c Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en

[Source: https://code.google.com/p/nulldc/ (https://code.google.com/p/nulldc/)]
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Shenmue Stare on September 06, 2014, 10:17:58 PM
Let us know if that sorts it out, James. If not, I'll try asking around to see what's up.
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: jameswalker85 on September 07, 2014, 03:04:15 AM
Both tell me I already have newer or equivalent versions running. :/
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: jameswalker85 on September 07, 2014, 03:05:46 AM
Oh, and the standard nullDC works. It's the Shenmue-optimised version I'm having trouble with...
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Shenmue Stare on September 07, 2014, 05:20:44 AM
Ok. I'll see what i can find.
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: agamil on September 10, 2014, 09:12:33 PM
Is it possible to play right through Shenmue I and II without issue on nullDC? Would love to have an HD experience! :) Although I read that you can't play the arcade games.

I remember feeling like I was actually in an arcade whilst playing Shenmue. I'd get a thought of "I should really get going. I have important things to attend to.... just one more game" :)
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Giorgio on September 10, 2014, 10:02:11 PM
Is it possible to play right through Shenmue I and II without issue on nullDC? [...]
It is possible, provided you play the PAL version of both games.
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: agamil on September 10, 2014, 11:35:11 PM
Even without the optimized version of nullDC?
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Giorgio on September 11, 2014, 02:22:19 AM
Even without the optimized version of nullDC?
Indeed. (Which version of nullDC you use has nothing to do with that. The optimized version just fixed a bug when playing Shenmue II, whatever the region.)  Have fun/ (full reactive eyes) entertainment!
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: agamil on September 11, 2014, 06:54:39 AM
Okay, cool. That's great! I'm not sure which region Roms I have. I'll have to check. Is it possible to play the game off of the discs?
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: agamil on September 12, 2014, 01:13:10 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to play the games using the original GD rom discs and nullDC? Guess I should just try :)
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: Giorgio on September 12, 2014, 08:22:50 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to play the games using the original GD rom discs and nullDC? [...]
It is not possible. NullDC can only load image files: .cdi, .mds, .nrg, .gdi, .chd.

To play the games from the original GD-R discs you own, you have to dump their contents through a special procedure, like (http://snesorama.us/board/showthread.php?40766-Extracting-GDI-dumps-files-(Dreamcast)), to obtain among others the GDI file.

P.S.: I wasn't really sure before with "Is it possible to play the game off of the discs?", but now the question is more clearer.
Title: Re: Shenmue & nullDC - Teething troubles
Post by: agamil on September 13, 2014, 01:36:57 AM
Ah okay. Thanks for the info :)