DPL on the Dreamcast?

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  1. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    Any DC games offer Dolby Pro-Logic support? I know there's a few N64 titles that do, curious if there's any DC games.
     
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    Well, there is Rez for a start - this is just even more absorbing when played in DPL, with some note coming from behind you. Thats the only one that springs to mind though; I'll look when I get home at my collection and see what has the logo.
     
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    It's not specifically on the game package, but Shenmue and Shenmue 2 have very nice DPL surrounding effects. Toy Commander as well
     
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    That's curious about Rez, I was playing that last night & didn't notice anything coming out the surrounds.

    Have I got this set up right then? I've got the audio RCA leads leading into the "CD" l/r ports on my receiver, with the video leading to the telly. I just fired up the receiver, I didn't switch it to any specific sound mode - do I need to do that to get DPL? I've NEVER knowingly used Pro Logic on the receiver, only DTS & DD5.1.

    What am I doing wrong?

    As an aside, hearing REZ through the receiver & my Axiom M3ti speakers was amazing - much more clarity & detail to the sound effects, hearing noises that I didn't hear before. Much like the first time I listened to Moulin Rouge through them. I love those speakers!
     
  5. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    You need to set it to DPL. There should be a button if not, manually select your mains and center and so on.... Maybe someone else will reply to you too [​IMG]
    -Bert
    P.S: DPL is mains, center, and rear middle, right? Therefore, I don't know if it mocks it as just a mono sound coming out of both rears. There definitely should be a DSP mode button atleast.
     
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    Gotcha. I'll have a play on the receiver tonight, see what options are available. It'll have to be after ER unfortunately.
     
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    It's been awhile since I last fired up the Dreamcast but the sports games (basketball, football, tennis) all had DPL effects.
     
  8. Iain Lambert

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    Well, I did remember to look at the boxes before heading into work this morning; neither Rez nor any of my other 30+ games had the DPL logo on the box. Mind you, there wasn't one on wip3out for the PS either, but I'm sure that was meant to be in DPL.
     
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    Well, got it working okay now. Problem was I had the DC connected via the CD inputs on my receiver which, apparently, don't support DPL. Switched to the VCR tagged input & instant DPL on REZ.

    And very good it is too. Sounds very different, much more clear & the sound is spread out more. I like.
     
  10. DeanWalsh

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    You should try ALL your games in DPL, whether they're supposed to be or not, then make up your mind what sounds best. You should get surround effects from just about anything as long as it's in stereo. By the way I remember Headhunter on DC sounding pretty good in DPL.
     

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