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#1 2011-11-16 18:42:46

jlacroix
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[SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

Hello again everyone. I have a laptop, with 64-bit Arch. I've been trying to find a way to play Genesis emulation but have been unable to find an emulator that actually works with 64-bit. It seems that all the Genesis emulators are abandoned, and I've heard about Mednafen having Genesis support in their WIP releases, but I tried that, and it didn't work either. The only game I want to play with a Genesis emulator is Sonic 3, because that game has save batteries in the physical cartridge that have ran out, and I want to be able to play it without losing saves.

Has anyone been able to get Genesis emulation running on 64-bit Arch?

Last edited by jlacroix (2011-11-17 00:34:48)

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#2 2011-11-16 22:51:01

smudge
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Re: [SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

Gens-gs in the AUR seems to work fine on 64-bit. It builds a 32-bit binary though.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21612

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#3 2011-11-16 23:37:04

satanselbow
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Re: [SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

smudge wrote:

Gens-gs in the AUR seems to work fine on 64-bit. It builds a 32-bit binary though.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21612

Did you get the sound working on that?

Gives me a message about missing alsa modules sad

[EDIT]

Installing lib32-libpulse and lib32-alsa-plugins on x64 gets sound working - as per AUR comments wink

[/EDIT]


dgen works (with sound) from a terminal big_smile

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#4 2011-11-16 23:39:46

thr
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Re: [SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

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#5 2011-11-17 00:34:34

jlacroix
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Re: [SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

Thank you guys! For whatever reason, the last time I tried it, NONE of those worked. But that was a long time ago, and they all work now. Maybe I had a graphics configuration problem that I inadvertently fixed. But they do all work.

Which emulator do you guys prefer? So far I have to say that Kega seems to be best. Here is my experiences so far:

Kega Fusion:
+ Runs games fairly well
+ Able to run games from the command line
- No option to make it automatically go to full screen on ROM load (unless I missed it?)

Regen
- Crashes on full screen when OpenGL is enabled
- Won't load games via commandline
- Laggy as all hell

Gens
- Laggy

I am marking this solved since it DOES work now. Kega Fusion seems to be the best. Do you guys agree? It could be that I'm having terrible experiences with the other two due to a configuration issue but I don't know.

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#6 2011-11-17 03:12:43

thr
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Re: [SOLVED] Help With Genesis Emulation on 64-bit

I use Kega for its netplay and SMS/GG emulation. and the TV noise effect. :-]
edit: start it with '-fullscreen', or append '%U -fullscreen' to the 'Exec' line in its desktop.file. games'll start fullscreen now.

Last edited by thr (2011-11-17 03:23:09)

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