Anyone one to help make a Genesis emu?

Hey,

Seeing as their is an incredible lack of good Sega
Genesis emulators (especially for Linux), I would like
to initiate an Open Source project to create one. The
target OS would be Linux, but it could be portable to
others. Anyway, anyone that’s interested can contact
me at cmatheson3 at yahoo.com

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What’s in it?
Are all specs available?
Is there existing emulation code with usable licenses for some of it’s chips?

(Not that I really have the time to do any significant contributions to this
project; I’m just generally interested in this kind of stuff. :slight_smile:

//David

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Hey,

Seeing as their is an incredible lack of good Sega
Genesis emulators (especially for Linux), I would like
to initiate an Open Source project to create one. The
target OS would be Linux, but it could be portable to
others. Anyway, anyone that’s interested can contact
me at cmatheson3 at yahoo.com

What’s in it?
Are all specs available?
Is there existing emulation code with usable
licenses for some of it’s chips?

possibly DGEN (check the link on SDL’s site).

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Cameron Matheson did scribe:

Seeing as their is an incredible lack of good Sega
Genesis emulators (especially for Linux), I would like
to initiate an Open Source project to create one. The
target OS would be Linux, but it could be portable to
others. Anyway, anyone that’s interested can contact
me at cmatheson3 at yahoo.com

Seems like someone’s already beaten you to the punch… :wink:

There’s an open-source Sega Megadrive emulator called DGen available
here:
http://www.dtmnt.com/ (although the site seems to be down at the
moment).

It’s already been SDL’fied and ported to Linux and BeOS - have a look
here
http://pknet.com/~joe/dgen-sdl.html {Linux}
http://www.smaug.co.uk/dgen/index.html {BeOS}

Have fun…----
David

Seems like someone’s already beaten you to the
punch… :wink:

There’s an open-source Sega Megadrive emulator
called DGen available
here:
http://www.dtmnt.com/ (although the site seems to
be down at the
moment).

I am aware of DGEN, unfortunately, it doesn’t have
adequate sound / joystick support. It’s a great emu
other than that though

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Why not just fix those issues? Is there a problem with the license?

It’s not GPL, which is possibly because it relies on some stuff that isn’t
GPL compatible… It may still be better spent time rewriting that stuff from
scratch to fix the license problem, rather than rewriting everything from
scratch.

//David

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----------------------> http://www.linuxaudiodev.com/maia -' .- David Olofson -------------------------------------------. | Audio Hacker - Open Source Advocate - Singer - Songwriter |--------------------------------------> david at linuxdj.com -'On Wednesday 14 February 2001 05:06, Matheson Cameron wrote:

Seems like someone’s already beaten you to the
punch… :wink:

There’s an open-source Sega Megadrive emulator
called DGen available
here:
http://www.dtmnt.com/ (although the site seems to
be down at the
moment).

I am aware of DGEN, unfortunately, it doesn’t have
adequate sound / joystick support. It’s a great emu
other than that though

Matheson Cameron wrote:

Seems like someone’s already beaten you to the
punch… :wink:

There’s an open-source Sega Megadrive emulator
called DGen available
here:
http://www.dtmnt.com/ (although the site seems to
be down at the
moment).

I am aware of DGEN, unfortunately, it doesn’t have
adequate sound / joystick support. It’s a great emu
other than that though

Rather than reinventing the wheel, why not improve it?
(Yes, I know the feeling; I tried to start my own NES emulator project a
few years ago, and even got on Linux Today for it, but it fizzled soon
after the CPU emulator was working)

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