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Video game console emulator

System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Developer: Steve Snake
Programmed in: Assembly
Last release date: (25 years ago)
Last version: 0.34b

KGen is a Sega Mega Drive emulator for DOS, developed by Steve Snake. It was written in 1997 and at the time, the only emulator able to run most games, as well as having YM2612 emulation.

Steve Snake later developed KGen-X, a rewrite of KGen which was never released, and KGen98, a complete rewrite of KGen with lots of new features and redesigns.


Download.svg Download KGen
File: Kgen034b.7z (258 kB) (info)
Current version: 0.34b

Old versions

  • KGen versions 0.20b to 0.33b (info) (970 kB)
    • KGen Version 0.10b (1997-08-18) (missing)
    • KGen Version 0.20b (1997-08-18)
    • KGen Version 0.21b (1997-08-19)
    • KGen Version 0.30b (1997-09-04)
    • KGen Version 0.31b (1997-09-07)
    • KGen Version 0.32b (1997-09-14)
    • KGen Version 0.33b (1997-09-28)

The initial release, version 0.10b, was shortly replaced with version 0.20b, on the same day. This happened because it didn't work on Cyrix/IBM processors, due to some test code that was accidentally left in.

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