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dc.png Dreamcast Port
Latest Released Version 2.5.1
Supported Audio Options MP3, Uncompressed
Additional Webpage(s) None
Maintainer(s) Zeldin
Packager(s) Zeldin
Forum Port Forum
Status Maintained
First Official Version 0.3.0b


ScummVM has been ported to the Sega Dreamcast platform.

For more information, including how to use ScummVM on the Dreamcast, see the Sega Dreamcast user documentation.

Developer Information

Running Debug Builds

Unlike release builds, development builds can be configured for serial port debugging. If you are compiling yourself, then this can be enabled by passing "--enable-debug" to the configure script.

However, if this is enabled and there is no serial cable attached, or a terminal program is not running on this port, ScummVM will hang at the "SEGA" logo screen or a black screen due to RS232 flow control (the Dreamcast fails to get Clear-To-Send).

If you don't have a serial debugging cable, then you can use the development builds from here which are not marked "with Serial Debug".

Also, the development build plugins are usually larger than the release ones i.e. unstripped/debugging symbols. If the combined size of the engine plugins on the CD is larger than the available memory, this will manifest as either a lock up of ScummVM or as a system reset before the selection menu appears. To confirm this, you can try opening the drive lid either during the "SEGA" screen (in which case no plugins will be loaded), or during the plugin loading (in which case you'd get some of the plugins). If this fixes the issue, too many plugins on the disc is the most likely explanation.

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