megadrive emulator??

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  • OllyJ 30 Jun 2005 08:37:12 4,484 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a megadrive emulator for the PC please?

    I Have found a few that work fine but are not compatible with my USB pad, so has anyone got an emulator that works with a pad?

    any help much appreciated.
  • pjmaybe 30 Jun 2005 08:52:05 70,666 posts
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    DGEN is your friend.

    Peej
  • Lutz 30 Jun 2005 08:57:15 48,870 posts
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    GENS is meant to be good, but I always thought KGEN was the best.
  • pjmaybe 30 Jun 2005 09:19:38 70,666 posts
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    P'raps it's KGEN I mean.

    Whichever one it is, it works nicely with my MS USB pad.

    Peej
  • OllyJ 30 Jun 2005 09:19:55 4,484 posts
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    I tried Gens but it did not work with the pad, by the way it's a PS2 pad using an adapter, so maybe this causes some conflict...

    I'll give DGEN a go!

    Cheers!
  • Blerk Moderator 30 Jun 2005 09:24:45 48,222 posts
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    Fusion works very nicely with PS2 pad/adapter setups, and is a cracking emulator to boot.
  • DarmokJalad 30 Jun 2005 09:41:20 63,689 posts
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    Yeh, I'm using DGEN with one of those Streetfighter anniversary pads. PERFECT SOLUTION.
  • Deleted user 30 June 2005 09:45:57
    GENS is by far the best sega emulator out there. it emulates pretty much everything bar the saturn and dreamcast.
  • OllyJ 30 Jun 2005 20:50:09 4,484 posts
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    Thanks alot chaps that worked a treat!

    thumb up!
  • Slippy 30 Jun 2005 20:56:11 745 posts
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    If you have a chipped Xbox, I could send you a rather magical disc if you like. Could also give you instructions on rewiring an old megadrive pad to work with the big green machine.
  • Slippy 30 Jun 2005 20:57:25 745 posts
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    Slippy wrote:
    If you have a chipped Xbox, I could send you a rather magical disc if you like. Could also give you instructions on rewiring an old megadrive pad to work with the big green machine.

    Guess I should have read to the end of the thread before posting :o)
  • OllyJ 30 Jun 2005 21:12:46 4,484 posts
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    nah don't have a chipped xbox due to the livemessing up of! thanks anyway!
  • Slippy 30 Jun 2005 21:22:33 745 posts
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    OllyJ wrote:
    nah don't have a chipped xbox due to the livemessing up of! thanks anyway!

    Mine's been chipped well over a year now, never had any Live problems at all. It's only people who forget to turn the chip off that get shafted. You can actually get chips now, IIRC, that disable themselves automatically so you can't make that mistake.

    Anyway, offer's there if you do ever come over to the Dark Side.
  • OllyJ 1 Jul 2005 08:39:14 4,484 posts
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    So what does chipping involve? what a the benefits?

    BTW I'm not really into copying rented games to a HD so no need to mention that :D
  • Slippy 1 Jul 2005 18:38:49 745 posts
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    OllyJ wrote:
    BTW I'm not really into copying rented games to a HD so no need to mention that :D

    Nor I!! I'm totally anti piracy but I'm pro 'being able to play import games, DVD's and run emulators so I don't have to swap cables whenever I wanna play my old 16-BIT games'.

    Chipping is pretty easy now. Solderless. It's a case of opening the console and fixing the chip in. If you don't wanna do that, it's even easier to soft mod your console using a re-written save game file. You'd need one of Mechassault, Original Splinter Cell (not the classics version) or 007: Agent Under Fire. You can load the game, select to play the save game and it boots Linux. From there you can install programmes which allow you to run emulators along with a whole host of other stuff.

    Razz's fool proof Xbox softmod guide
  • AlcohollicA 1 Jul 2005 19:36:27 2,377 posts
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    Im using gens with my usb adapter and ps2 pad and it works a treat for mega drive games.

    Also use it with Snes9x for snes
    Winkawaks for arcade games (metal slug)
    and Project 64 for N64 games.

    It is the best thing since thickly sliced bread.
  • Pierre2k 19 May 2019 11:22:41 1,124 posts
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    Been a while since I used a Mega Drive emulator, but my favourite last time I checked was Fusion. Seemed accurate enough to my untrained eye. Easy to use interface and included unified support for Mega Drive, Mega CD and 32X. Basically an all in one Mega Drive-era Sega solution.

    Other emulators may also offer this now? Not sure?
  • Pierre2k 19 May 2019 11:23:55 1,124 posts
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    So, don't know why I've just resurrected a 14 year old thread, but randomly this appeared on the front page of the forums for me? Didn't even realise it wasn't recent until after I posted...random.
  • uiruki 19 May 2019 11:28:12 4,816 posts
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    It'll have been a spammer, whose post got deleted.
  • warlockuk 22 May 2019 13:15:37 19,491 posts
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    Awiiise from your gwave
  • OllyJ 28 May 2019 09:15:51 4,484 posts
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    I'm still after one tbf!
  • Spectral 28 May 2019 09:51:01 6,187 posts
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    OllyJ wrote:
    I'm still after one tbf!
    Not sure if serious but if you are, the Genesis Plus GX core in retroarch is by far the best current option on PC. Although my current favourite option is using the same core in retropie on a raspberry Pi using the 8bitdo M30(bluetooth version) controller.

    Edited by Spectral at 09:54:02 28-05-2019
  • OllyJ 29 May 2019 15:58:20 4,484 posts
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    @Spectral yeah I am pretty serious, but I have a Mac now, I used to run a great emu on the PSP!
  • Cappy 29 May 2019 19:09:23 14,080 posts
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    For Mac just go with OpenEmu. It's a multi-system emulator that uses several popular cores, Megadrive duties are handled by Genesis Plus which should suffice unless you're super picky about nuances of audio output.

    The other emulation cores are great too, the PSP and PS1 cores have really come along and have great compatibility now.

    Edited by Cappy at 19:10:43 29-05-2019
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