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Dgen For Mac OS X

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (2.74 MB)
MD5: d633bd7408b84ff6e113123f45066e52
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (2.75 MB)
MD5: 9e7297daf0efe2688c90598e355766cc
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
dgen-1.33-ppc-r4-src.tgz (13.08 MB)
MD5: 7a21b3482b008d971f05130e71ce2fbf
For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

Dgen Port For PPC Mac OS X
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).


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: . On Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 X11 is installed in the default OS installation.

Copy to /Applications/, then open it.

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

About - Display the current version number of

Configure - This will open up the config file in text edit. See the file '' 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
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 .

This Release Includes
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).

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

Architecture: PPC

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


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.