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lxdream 0.9.1   Jun 29 2009   Release Notes
  Source lxdream-0.9.1.tar.gz [2497K]   35050  
  Debian i386 binary lxdream_0.9.1_i386.deb [315K]   24520  
  Debian amd64 binary lxdream_0.9.1_amd64.deb [341K]   19459  
  Mac OS X 10.4 i386 binary lxdream-0.9.1-i386.dmg.zip [1885K]   54454  
lxdream 0.9   Oct 25 2008   Release Notes
  Source lxdream-0.9.tar.gz [2421K]   8812  
  Debian i386 binary lxdream_0.9_i386.deb [233K]   5889  
  Debian amd64 binary lxdream_0.9_amd64.deb [269K]   3270  
  Mac OS X 10.4 i386 binary lxdream-0.9-i386.dmg.zip [1811K]   9024  
lxdream 0.8.4   Jul 30 2008   Release Notes
  Source lxdream-0.8.4.tar.gz [1467K]   2844  
  Debian i386 binary lxdream_0.8.4_i386.deb [530K]   2966  
  Debian amd64 binary lxdream_0.8.4_amd64.deb [564K]   2047  
  Mac OS X 10.4 i386 binary lxdream-0.8.4-i386-2.dmg.zip [1918K]   5086  
  Mac OS X 10.4 i386 binary lxdream-0.8.4-i386.dmg.zip [1600K]   12711 [Superceded]
lxdream 0.8.3 lxdream-0.8.3.tar.gz [1074K] Jan 31 2008 7938 Release Notes
lxdream 0.8.2 lxdream-0.8.2.tar.gz [1051K] Dec 20 2007 2499 Release Notes
lxdream 0.8.1 lxdream-0.8.1.tar.gz [998K] Nov 8 2007 2681 Release Notes
lxdream 0.8 lxdream-0.8.tar.gz [968K] Oct 31 2007 2410 Release Notes
Milestone 3 lxdream-m3.tar.gz [959K] Sep 20 2007 1332 Release Notes
Milestone 2 lxdream-m2.tar.gz [819K] Feb 11 2007 1046 Release Notes
Milestone 1 lxdream-m1.tar.gz [244K] Jun 30 2006 1403 Release Notes

Mercurial Access

The brave and/or foolish can checkout the current development version from mercurial with (eg)

hg clone http://www.lxdream.org/hg/lxdream
. To later update your working copy to the latest version, the usual command is
hg pull -uv


The configuration is loaded from the .lxdreamrc file in your home directory (if present), otherwise it is also checked for in the sysconf path and the current directory (as lxdreamrc). The file is used to supply file paths and controller configuration.

If you have a copy of the dreamcast BIOS, by default lxdream looks for it under bios/dcboot.rom. Similarly, it expects to find your flash partition under bios/dcflash.rom. Both are optional for demos, but some will probably need them. Also, lxdream is able to boot directly from the BIOS if it is provided.


From the base directory, run src/lxdream. Alternatively to run a demo from the command line, run src/lxdream <demo-filename>, where <demo-filename> is an SH4 ELF binary (unscrambled).

If you have an IP.BIN bootstrap file and put it in the bios/ directory, lxdream will execute the bootstrap first before jumping to the demo. (Note that some demos will need the bootstrap to setup the environment correctly).

Other command line options

-A <audio-driver>Select an audio driver. Current options are esd or null
-V <video-driver>Select a video driver. Current options are gtk or null
-aAICA-only - starts lxdream with only the SPU chip and nothing else. Useful for running test ARM programs
-c <config-file>Specifies the location of the configuration file
-d <disc-image-file>Specifies a disc (CDI or NRG) to mount at startup
-HRun in headless mode (ie with no gui or video driver)
-pStart playing immediately (by default lxdream waits for the run button to be clicked)
-xDisable the SH4 translator (run in emulation-only mode)
-DDisplay the debugger window on startup