Mega Drive

DGen/SDL – emulator for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive systems

DGen/SDL is an emulator for Unix-esque operating systems supported by the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library.

It produces a virtual environment in which Sega Genesis (MegaDrive outside the US) games can be run with fairly accurate audio and video.

DGen was originally a windows emulator.

Features include:

  • Game Genie/Hex codes support.
  • PAL/NTSC, fullscreen modes.
  • Joypad / joystick support.
  • OpenGL textured video output.
  • Screenshots, demos recording and playback.
  • Musashi and StarScream (x86‐only) CPU cores.
  • CZ80 and MZ80 (generic and x86‐only versions).
  • 16‐bit, 8000 to 48000Hz sound output.
  • Support for 8, 15, 16, 24 and 32 bpp modes.
  • Archived/compressed ROMs support.
  • M68K debugger.
  • hqx and scale2x scaling filters.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Dave, Joe Groff, Phil K. Hornung (original authors), Bertrand Janin
License: BSD License


DGen/SDL is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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