Retroarch

      Genesis Plus GX core

 

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RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players. ​It enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its unified graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration can be done once and applied and applied to all. It has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, and more.

It can run on the usual platforms like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, but it stands alone in that it can support far more platforms beyond just that.

  • Lakka - lightweight Linux distribution for small computers like Raspberry Pi

1.8.3

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

12-01-2020

Windows: Vista+ 

Linux: Please follow their instructions

Mac: Apple macOS High Sierra+ with Metal2

Kega Fusion

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Kega Fusion is a closed-source Sega SG-1000, SC-3000, SF-7000, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis/Mega Drive, SVP, Pico, Sega/Mega CD and 32X emulator. It's packed with features but hasn't been updated in quite a long a while.


Note: On Windows 10, an incompatibility issue causes the emulator to freeze when attempting to switch to fullscreen mode. To fix it: right-clicking on Fusion.exe > Properties > Compatibility > check "Disable Fullscreen Optimizations".

Also, DPI scaling might affect the output resolution display. You might have to adjust it in compatibility also, if the emulator window is partially-filled. 

3.64

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

30-02-2012

Last stable version: 3.64 (Windows), 3.63i (Mac OS X), 3.63x (Linux)

Development: Inactive for over 8 years, but extremely accurate. 

Windows: Nothing reported

Linux: Nothing reported

Mac: Os X+

BlastEm

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BlastEm aims for cycle accuracy while also hitting lower system requirements than similar emulators. It has substantially higher compatibility than Exodus but falls short of Genesis Plus GX. Commercial game compatibility is close to, but not quite at, 100%. It is the only emulator other than Exodus that can properly display direct color DMA demos and to pass all of the tests in Nemesis' VDP FIFO Testing ROM.

0.6.2

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

28-03-2019

Development-builds available: Nightly builds available 

Windows: Doesn't mention minimum (32 or 64-bit x86 processor)

Linux: Likewise (32 or 64-bit x86 processor)

Mac: (OSX+ 32 or 64-bit x86 processor)

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Requires: SDL2, GLEW and OpenGL