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    Guide by Gent
Guide by Gent
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Date: Saturday, August 27 - 2005

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Gens by: Stéphane Dallongeville 1999-2002 and Nick o'DIMM (-mk) 2003,2004.

Gens is a Win9x based emulator for the SEGA Genesis/Mega-Drive/Sega& Mega-CD/32X systems, it allows you to play games developed for these classic Sega 16bit game consoles (and the 32x) on your x86 compatible PC. Gens is developed by Stéphane Dallongeville and has been coded 35% in C/C++ and 65% in Assembler. It runs under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and requires DirectX 7.0 or above to be installed on your system. The genesis compatibility of Gens is very high: about 93% of games work perfectly or with no noticeable problems. A further 5~6% of games are playable with minor problems. 1~2% of games are unplayable. Figures quoted are for Genesis/Mega-Drive only from tests conducted by the Genesis Project and are approximate. The compatibility for Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation has been estimated as being about 90% or higher and the 32X system compatibility turn around 75%.

Nick o'DIMM has Continued on the Gens Project using the Source of 2.10 and has released He's version of Gens -mk1&2 so far and has added to date:

New render modes: AdvanceMAME Scale2x and HQ2X.
New cheat search dialog,
RAR support.

Gens really has a great compatibility and is one of the best Emulators out there in its sector. The Game play is Superb and is for all based Fans, a thrill and pleasure to use.

Gens System Requirements


All the system requirements below assume you are using the Normal (320x240) video mode.

Genesis/Mega-Drive Emulation:
Minimum System: Recommended System

Pentium 200Mhz+ * Pentium II 300 Mhz or above
32Mb of Ram * 32Mb of Ram or more
2Mb Video Card with DirectDraw * A good video card like a TNT
Support in 15/16bpp mode * Win9X/2000/ME/XP
Win9X/2000/ME/XP * DirectX 7.0 or above
DirectX 7.0 or above

Gens will run on a Pentium 133 or above, but a Pentium 200Mhz is needed to achieve a reasonable frame rate!

Sega-CD/Mega-CD Emulation:
Minimum System: Recommended System

PII-233Mhz or K6-300Mhz * PII-333Mhz or K6-2-450Mhz
CDROM drive (Single Speed) * CDROM drive (Quad Speed)
The latest ASPI drivers * The latest ASPI drivers
Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios files * Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios files

32X Emulation:
Minimum System: Recommended System:

800 Mhz CPU * 1 Ghz CPU
32X bios files * 32X bios files

Note: Do Not ask Us or The Authors For Bios, Roms or CD Image Files.

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