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Dgen For Mac OS X

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For Mac OS X
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Guides on emulating older applications

Dgen Port For PPC Mac OS X
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This release supports Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.6.8. There are separate downloads for PowerPC G4/G5 and G3. Rosetta is required for Intel Macs to run this release of Dgen.

A Fast G4 is highly recommended. The G3 version is unplayable on a 300 MHZ G3. The G4/G5 version works great on a 1.42GHz G4.

Older versions of Dgen were released for Mac OS 9. The last OS 9 release was from the last century, and since then Dgen has been in zombie like development for many years, with the most recent version from 2015 (1.33).

Installation
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X11 is required to use Dgen. X11 is an optional install in the OS installation of Mac OS X 10.3 and Mac OS X 10.4. On Mac OS X 10.3, it was also provided as an additional separate download. I have uploaded this version to the Macintosh Garden at the URL: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/x11-panther . On Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 X11 is installed in the default OS installation.

Copy Dgen.app to /Applications/Dgen.app, then open it.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your display settings are set to millions of colors in System Preferences. Thousands of colors will not work.

Options
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About - Display the current version number of Dgen.app.

Configure - This will open up the config file in text edit. See the file 'dgenrc.auto' for an example of how to set this up.

Load ROM - A file chooser will display, some compressed files types are supported (such as .zip, .gz, .bz2) as well as .bin and .md files.

More Info
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The default to toggle fullscreen is set to alt-return.

Edit the config file to enable OpenGL and more options. To learn more, visit the official Dgen homepage at http://dgen.sourceforge.net/ .

This Release Includes
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Dgen version 1.33(latest)
Zlib version 1.2.11(latest)
SDL version 1.2.15(latest 1.2 branch)
Libarchive version 3.4.3(latest)

This release of Dgen is completely up to date as of this release (8/13/2020).

Compiling
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This requires Xcode 2.5 and Mac OS X 10.4. Just run the build script as sudo or the root user.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.6.8, G3 and G4/G5. Fast G4 recommended.

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rob_1's picture
by rob_1 - 2020, August 22 - 12:33pm

yes, this is a sega genesis emulator. I think I have even seen the name before, but I haven't messed around with sega emulators for a while.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 14 - 6:18am

Some description of what Dgen is and does, could be helpful to those who haven't a clue as to what Dgen means.

I can only surmise that it's an emulator for playing Sega games, going by the screenshot.