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Gens

Gens

Gens is a Sega Mega Drive, MegaCD and 32X emulator.

It is a feature rich emulator which is very stable, and has good compatibility. More than 90% of games work flawlessly with Gens.

The software emulates Genesis, Sega CD (iso/mp3, not real CD) and 32X roms.

The emulator sports an attractive GTK+2 integrated interface.

There are various forks of Gens available. One of the notable ones is Gens/GS, maintained by GerbilSoft. The main goal of Gens/GS is to clean up the source code and combine features from various forks of Gens.

 Gens 2.15.5

Price
Free to download

Size
0.7MB
License

GNU GPL

Developer
Stephane Dallongeville, Stephane Akhoun (Linux port)

Website
www.gens.me

System Requirements
SDL 1.2
GTK+ 2.4
gcc >= 2.95
nasm 0.98.38

Support Sites:
Forums, FAQ

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • OpenGL support
  • Joypad support
  • Support for Game Genie cheats
  • Support for Netplay using the Kaillera client
  • Support for Sega CD and Sega 32X games if provided with the respective BIOS images, which are not included with the emulator
  • Saving console state (without relying on in-game save ability)
  • Recording what buttons are pressed and slowing the gameplay down so it is used in making of tool-assisted speedruns
  • SRAM support
  • BRAM support
  • Numerous sound/video enhancements:
    • Vertical Synchronization to disable tearing on fast-moving games such as Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Supports 2xSaI (Kreed) graphics filtering to make older games appear crisper than on the original console
    • Multiple sound bitrates (11025, 22050 and 44100), stereophonic sound capability, YM2612 high sound quality, and WAV and GYM sound dumps
    • Screen save capability and brightness/contrast adjust

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