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Help Me Get This Going Please (Semi-Newb)

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So I originally got Chankast and was directed to NullDC. I've used PSX emulators like ePSXe, so plugin-based emulators aren't new to me... But this program and dreamcast emulators are. I have the bios, they are both named correctly, and in the correct folder.

Problem when I ran Chankast was that it would show me the dreamcast loading splash screen type kind of thing with the swirly-deal, but the color would be really ugly... just like black and gray. Then it would go to a light blue screen and not do anything but feed me crappy sound. Using Windows Vista by the way.

So I get NullDC, thinking it might be a Vista problem. Now I start to hear the sound of the loading, sound isn't too great, but worse problem is video.. which doesn't show at all. Just black screen.

I'm using whatever default plugins the program comes with. I know with ePSXe, that would never fly and you need a whole arsenal of plugin files before the emulator is worth anything.

What should I be using?
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well i must ask this.does nulldc req a dedicated graphic card to run games.cause i played marvel vs capcom2 fine untill i formatted my laptop and now nulldc just crashes without any errors.the same thing happens when i boot the emulator without any discs.i have updated my direct x to the latest redist that is aug 08 i think.and that solved one of my problems of the pvr_win32.dll not being recognised by the emu but now this happens.
You said you formatted your PC and reinstalled DirectX. Did you also reinstall the drivers of your video card?

To answer your question

nullDC needs a decent video card, which means integrated Intel video cards are bound to have problems. Use a recent nVidia or ATI video card.
yes i did update my intel video card drivers but that was of no use.finally i downloaded an older version of nulldc and the games run fine now.nulldc 1.00 beta build 7 that is.the one i was using before was ver 1.03 which was hosted here on ngemu.iam playing shenmue at almost full speed now.there a just some minor hiccups when there is too much action going on but other than that i play most games on my laptop at full speed.
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