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Play classic SEGA games on Ubuntu with Gens

GensWith the release of DRX's SEGA prototypes just a couple of days away, a lot of people are looking forward to trying some of this classic gaming goodness on their own. Ubuntu users need look no further: Gens is an awesome Sega Genesis emulator. And thanks to Ubuntu Forums user megamaced, anyone can get the stable and CVS builds of Gens in convenient deb packages.

With full support for Genesis, SEGA CD, and the 32X, it's all you'll ever need. It comes loaded with a nice selection of render filters for smoothing out the pixels, and a powerful OpenGL render option for great performance. Naturally, we tested it with a series of Sonic the Hedgehog games, and they all run perfectly. We put the CVS version through its paces, and found it to be fast and stable. We recommend that you try that version first, as it has a lot of improvements over the stable version.

Gens is also available for a large variety of platforms including Windows, OSX, and BeOS.

Tags: genesis, gens, opensource, sega-genesis, ubuntu