MMMMMMM MMMM2;,:S8MM MMM7 iM MM2;2MM WMMMMM0W ,MM@aX.0 MM M MM MM M MM MMMM :@MMB ; M M M @BM MM :MMMMMMMMW;@ MMMMWMW MM MMMMZ iM MM Ma ,M MM M M ZM M2 .

MM S MBM;MM2WBMMMWMaMMMMMMXZMM MX SMM0 B MM M Sega 16bits Emulator © 1999-2002 Stéphane Dallongeville. MMX M MMMMMMMM; M W @ Homepage: http://gens.consolemul.com MMMMMMMM Email: mysticales@yahoo.com (Tech. Support) Use the forum to contact directly the author of Gens. NOTE: This text file is only intended to be a basic guide for using Gens, for a more detailed explanation of its operation you should visit the Genesis Project (http://www.genesisproject.co.uk) and download the Official Gens Manual. Context Sensitive help is also available once you have downloaded the manual, but you will need to set its location through the Directories and Path Configuration in the options Menu before this is activated. _________________ /################/ /# INTRODUCTION #/ /################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Gens is a Win9x based emulator for the SEGA Genesis/Mega-Drive/Sega-CD/ Mega-CD/32X systems, it allows you to play games developed for these classic SEGA 16bit game consoles on your x86 compatible PC. Gens is developed by Stéphane Dallongeville and has been coded 35% in C/C++ and 65% in Assembler. It runs under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and requires DirectX 7.0 or above to be installed on your system. The genesis compatibility of Gens is very high : * about 93% of games work perfectly or with no noticeable problems. * a further 5~6% of games are playable with minor problems. * 1~2% of games are unplayable. (figures quoted are for Genesis/Mega-Drive only from tests conducted by the Genesis Project and are approximate.) The compatibility for Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation has been estimated as being about 90% or higher and the 32X system compatibility turn around 75%. _______________ /##############/ /# DISCLAIMER #/ /##############/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

thanks :) ~ Stéphane. SH-2 core tweaked up a bit.10 <. Gens is cardware. * Synchronisation between 68000 and Z80 is now almost perfect (it wasn't possible with the old Z80 core). i finally found the correct way :) . _______________ /##############/ /# WHAT'S NEW #/ /##############/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ (09/10/2002) Changes Gens 2. * YM2612 timers fixed. if you like it you can send a post card to its author at: Snail mail: Stéphane DALLONGEVILLE 7 Rue Danton 80090 AMIENS (FRANCE) I'd really appreciate it. or misuse of Gens.10 [General] * Fixed the command line loading (08/10/2002) Changes Gens 2. Some other minors fix. [Sega CD] * CD swap is now supported.Gens 2.10 : --------------------------------------------[Sega CD] * Fixed a CDD bug added in Gens 2. you use it at your own risk. Gens is free for your own personal use and can be distributed freely as long as it is not modified. This text file must be included in any distribution and you must not include any game roms. The author is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use. (read the "Multi CD game" section for more infos).11 <.Gens 2. If you do not agree with these terms you should delete Gens now. SH-2 signed division overflow fixed. Netplay is now working with 32X games.GENS © 1999/2000/2001/2002 Stéphane Dallongeville. [Genesis] * New Z80 core written from scratch (faster than old core).00 : --------------------------------------------[32X] * * * * * Save state support added (still buggy). SEGA/Genesis/MegaDrive/SEGA-CD/Mega-CD/32X are trademarks of Sega Enterprises Ltd.

. ______________________________ /#############################/ /# DEFAULT KEYBOARD SETTINGS #/ /#############################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ .00) [General] * Fixed the weird "restart Gens after 32X bios configuration" bug.0 or above [+ Gens will run on a Pentium 133 or above.. I guess you can play some 32X games on slower CPU (550-700 Mhz) but you will need to downclock manually the SH2 CPU clock (see section 32X). ________________________ /#######################/ /# SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS #/ /#######################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ All the system requirements below assume you are using the Normal (320x240) video mode.00) * Fixed a minor bug in the PSG (added in Gens 2. * Complete debugger available. * .0 or above Recommended System: * * * * * Pentium II 300 Mhz or above 32Mb of Ram or more A good video card like a TNT Win9X/2000/ME/XP DirectX 7.* Fixed a minor bug in the VDP render engine (added in Gens 2. For Genesis/Mega-Drive emulation you will need: Minimum System: * Pentium 200Mhz+ * 32Mb of Ram * 2Mb Video Card with DirectDraw Support in 15/16bpp mode * Win9X/2000/ME/XP * DirectX 7. but a Pentium 200Mhz is needed to achieve a reasonable frame rate!] If you want to use the Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation you will also need: Minimum System: * * * * PII-233Mhz or K6-300Mhz CDROM drive (Single Speed) The latest ASPI drivers Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios files Recommended System: * * * * PII-333Mhz or K6-2-450Mhz CDROM drive (Quad Speed) The latest ASPI drivers Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios files For 32X emulation you will also need: Minimum System: * 800 Mhz CPU * 32X bios files Recommended System: * 1 Ghz CPU * 32X bios files On my machine (Duron at 1Ghz) all 32X games runs at 60/50 FPs in fullscreen 320x240 and sound set to 44100 Hz. can be usefull for developers.

1 FrameSkip + 1 Fast Blur Show FPS Previous Render Mode Next Render Mode Full-Screen / Window Mode Stretch image VSync Force software blit Perfect Synchro/Normal mode DAC sound (speech) improvement PSG sound improvement YM2612 high quality emulation Screen shot Hard Reset Pause Ctrl + O Ctrl + B Ctrl + C Ctrl + V Ctrl + G Ctrl + N Ctrl + 1 to Ctrl + 9 Shift + 0 to Shift +9 F5 Shift + F5 F6 F7 F8 Shift + F8 F1 F2 F3 F4 F9 F10 F11 F12 Alt + Return Shift + F2 Shift + F3 Shift + F9 Ctrl + P Shift + F10 Shift + F11 Shift + F12 Shift + Backspace TAB ESC . (via the Joypad utility in the Options Menu) UP Down Left Right A B C X Y Z Start Mode Player1 Up Down Left Right A S D Z X C Return R-Shift Player2 Y H G J K L ?/ I O P U T ______________________________ /#############################/ /# USEFUL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS #/ /#############################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Open Rom Boot CD Close Rom Open/Close Tray Game Genie Netplay Rom 1 to 9 (history) Save Slot 0 to 9 Save State Save State as Previous state Next State Load State Load State as GCOffline (Optional) Auto FrameSkip FrameSkip .The default keyboard layout for players 1 and 2 are shown below. you can of course change these to whatever keys you wish or map them onto a Windows compatible Joystick/Joypad.

You can remove these bars by enabling Stretch from the graphics menu (or pressing Shift + F2). Certain games run with a black bar down either side of the screen which some people find annoying. Fullscreen "Normal" and "Double" render modes blit". all the options in the floating menu are exactly the same as the Windowed version. This isn't necessary for most computers experiencing low frame rates in Fullscreen . In Fullscreen mode the menus are replaced by a floating menu which can be accessed by clicking your right mouse button. One additional "mode" is only pressing Shift + F9 whilst in will activate "Force software but you can try it if you are modes on slower computers. For example if you were using the 2xSai mode in windowed mode and swapped to fullscreen you would now be in Double mode (or whichever render mode you last used in fullscreen). Gens also supports several different Render modes. / \ Only) Only) Only) Only) Only) F11 Windowed and Fullscreen modes use different graphics engines and you will not always be in the same Render Mode when changing between the two. Please note that the Stretch option is not available in all Render Modes. you may not be able to use all of them depending on your graphics card and the speed of your computer. F12 Normal (320x240) Double (default) (640x480) Interpolated (640x480) Scanline (640x480) 50% Scanline (640x480) (MMX 25% Scanline (640x480) (MMX Interpolated Scanline (640x480) Interpolated Scanline 50% (640x480) (MMX Interpolated Scanline 25% (640x480) (MMX \ / 2xSaI [Kreed] (640x480) (MMX ' . you can swap between the two by clicking on the Windowed/Fullscreen option in the Graphics menu or by pressing Alt + Enter on your keyboard. MMX is also required for some modes. You can change the Render mode by clicking on an option in the Graphics menu or by pressing F11 and F12 on your keyboard to cycle through the different modes in the following order.____________________ /###################/ /# DISPLAY OPTIONS #/ /###################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Gens features Windowed (Default) and Fullscreen graphics modes. Gens will use the last render mode that you used in the current screen mode. __________________ /#################/ /# SOUND OPTIONS #/ /#################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ available through a keyboard shortcut.

Keep in mind that 32X emulation needs a very powerful machine . here's a description of "what's emulated" when 32X runs : . Gens also features an "improved" DAC (part of the YM2612) sound mode.1 M68000 running at 7. Again you should leave this turned off unless you really hate the normal PSG sound.32X stuffs as FIFO/DMA ..58 Mhz . this can be enabled by pressing Shift + F10.BIN) = 1024 bytes You will now be able to play 32X games just as genesis games.67 Mhz .eidolons-inn. Alternatively if you have a slower computer you may want to try reducing the sound Rate to 11025Hz. you may want to increase this to 44100Hz especially for Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation.1 Z80 running at 3.BIN) = 2048 bytes Slave SH2 BIOS (32X_S_BIOS. Street Fighter 2 for example. Set the location of your bios files through the 'Misc/Bios Files' configuration in the 'options' menu. . .Genesis VDP . There are several other sound options available for "improved" sound output: Gens now features a custom YM2612 (main sound chip) sound core which features a "High Quality" mode.de).2 SH2 RISC CPU running at 23 Mhz .. however it also causes bugs in other games so you should leave it turned off most of the time.32X VDP . Finally there is optional PSG sound "improvement" which is available by pressing Shift + F11. HQ mode can be enabled from the sound menu or by pressing Shift + F12. also to get the best results from HQ mode you should change the sound rate to 44100Hz.. Download the 32X bios files which are available from Eidolons Inn (http://www. This makes the sound in a few games.BIN) = 256 bytes Master SH2 BIOS (32X_M_BIOS. 2.YM2612 sound chip . The sound output is more accurate in HQ mode. This changes the PSG sound output from Square waves to Sine waves which is technically incorrect but can make some games sound better.32X PWM sound chip . Your files should have the following size : M68000 BIOS (32X_G_BIOS. When a game isn't recognized as a 32X. it can be a good deal slower on some systems however so you may want to leave it turned off. much better than it would be on real hardware.PSG sound chip .The default sound setting is 22050Hz. ________ /#######/ /# 32X #/ /#######/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Before you can begin playing 32X games you must configure the 32X bios files: 1.. force the file type field to 32X..

If the bios screen fails to appear read the FAQ section for more help. Slave CPU is mainly used for sound emulation (except for some games with many 3D calculations as Virtua Racing). Note that it's normal your CD tray is locked right after you clicked on Boot CD. Click on OK to save your settings. * Running a Sega-CD/Mega-CD Game from a CD image/Mp3 file: ---------------------------------------------------------Gens also supports CD images (backups) in . you need to modify the following lines in the gens. Whilst the Directories and path configuration window is still open you also need to set the default BRam directory for Sega-CD/Mega-CD save games. * Running a Sega-CD/Mega-CD Game from a CD: ------------------------------------------Place your Sega-CD/Mega-CD game in the CD drive you selected above and click on Boot CD in the File menu.mp3 audio. so you can decrease it if you think PWN sound isn't important.raw format with .iso/.. 4. Gens is now ready for Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation.. 2.eidolons-inn.bin/.de). Gens will now initialize Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation and begin reading the CD. 3. after a few seconds the Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios screen should appear. easy :) Gens doesn't emulate some wait states presents in the real 32X hardware so you can decrease the master CPU to 60 for almost game without affecting the in-game speed. Gens offers the possibilities to change SH2 CPU clock. Set the location of your bios files through the Directories and Path Configuration in the options Menu. It is recommended that when using CD images that you have both the CD image and the correct . If no drives are shown then you do not have the ASPI layer installed.The 2 SH2 can take up to 75% of the emulation time ! To gain some FPS on slower machine. Download the Sega-CD/Mega-CD bios files which are available from Eidolons Inn (http://www. ______________________ /#####################/ /# SEGA-CD / MEGA-CD #/ /#####################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Before you can begin playing Sega-CD/Mega-CD games you must configure Gens ready for CD emulation: 1. Open the Option menu and click on the Current CD Drive option. select one of the drives from the list. this will bring up a list of available CD and DVD drives. or press Ctrl + B.cfg file : Main SH2 Speed=100 Slave SH2 Speed=100 Replace 100 by a lower value to speed up the 32X emulation. 100 means SH2 runs at 23 Mhz and 0 means 0 Mhz.mp3 files available as many games will not run if the . You will need to download and install the latest ASPI drivers before you can play any Sega-CD/Mega-CD games. this is to permit the CD swap stuff (read the Multi CD game for more infos) to work correctly.

] Once you've set up your CD image and . NOT 2. however it's easier to rename them in the way shown above.mp3 files as shown you're ready to begin.iso Blaster 02.mp3 There are a couple of important points to remember when setting up your CD images & . * The track numbers must also be a TWO DIGIT number: 02. * The space between the file name and the track number is optional. you have to process in the same way : when you want to change CD press Ctrl+V to fake the open tray. click on the arrow on the "Files of type" box and select "Sega CD isos files (*.. i *need* to do that because there is no way to detect if the tray is open or not with win32 API (nor ASPI) ! Well so when you need to change the CD.mp3 files...If you're playing from a real CD..iso"! * The CD image acts as track one so the first audio track will always be track two+. press Ctrl+V combinaison a first time to eject the CD (tray open). [+ Gens actually calculates the track order by looking at the numbers at the end of the .iso with three . For example if you are using a CD image called Blaster. Now locate your CD image file and click on the Open button to begin loading the game. . 3. For slot-in CDROM drive. For Gens to correctly identify any .raw)" from the drop down list.mp3 Blaster 04. Gens will now initialize Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation and begin reading the CD image/.*. normally gens will lock your CD tray right after you clicked on Boot CD. 03.mp3 files for use with Gens: * The CD Image should NOT be numbered. . for example 10.*. press Ctrl+V after you inserted the new CD.bin. then place the new CD and press Ctrl+V a second time to close the tray. 32. 27. .mp3 Blaster 03.mp3 files. press it again to fake close tray and normally a dialog box will appear to choose the new iso file. You can use any numbers you want. The Open file window will appear as usual. Instead of clicking on Boot CD in the File menu click on Open Rom as if you were going to load a normal Genesis/Mega-Drive game.10. it won't work if you have "Blaster 01. .mp3 audio tracks for your CD images they have to be placed in the same directory as the CD image file with the same file name as the CD image followed by a track number.audio tracks aren't present. * Multi CD game: ---------------Some Sega-CD/Mega-CD games has severals CD so you'll need to change the CD at some moment to continu your game.mp3 files you would need to put all the files in the same directory and rename them like this: Blaster.. Please note it can take a while before the Sega-CD /Mega-CD bios screen appears as Gens needs to calculate the length of all the files before it can begin.iso.10 etc..If you are playing from an iso image.iso" instead of "Blaster.

net or on a LAN all players MUST be using the same filename for the game being played. and separate internal BRam file. ____________ /###########/ /# NETPLAY #/ /###########/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Gens also has the ability to play games over the Internet (. ______________________ /#####################/ /# VIRTUAL RAM CARTS #/ /#####################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ The Sega-CD/Mega-CD came with 8kb of internal BRam for save games. B or C button to access the advanced menu and then select the memory management features by moving the pointer to "option" or "memory". To setup the virtual ram cart for your Sega-CD/Mega-CD game boot the CD or load your CD image as normal.kaillera. 16kb. Save states aren't supported yet for Sega CD. Also if you use a firewall you need to give Gens access to the Internet/LAN. For example if one player . just retry until it works correctly. Each BRam file created by Gens stores both the internal BRam and external SRam data in the same file.com.dll file is not needed to run Gens that you will only be able to play Netplay games if it is present in your Gens directory. It is recommended that you always set this to 64kb however because if you later wish to increase the size of the virtual ram cart you will need to reformat it and any existing save data will be lost. ranging from 8kb to 64kb in size.Important : Sometime the CD swap processing doesn't work well du to some misemulation problem. You can set the size of the virtual ram cart to None.net) or a Local Area Network (LAN) using the Kaillera network client. depending on the bios version being used. and more save slots for each game. 32kb or 64kb through the options menu. However to offer greater flexibility. for each game. 8kb. Please note that although the kailleraclient. you must be running the Kaillera Server software which you can download from http://www. If you want to play over a LAN. When the Sega-CD/Mega-CD logo screen appears press the A. this only allowed fairly basic save game features and is often a problem on real hardware as games begin to argue over the limited space.net you must be connected to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). External SRam carts were also available. When you are playing games over the . Gens also supports "virtual ram carts". The small amount of internal BRam is less of a problem on Gens because it creates a new virtual machine. If you want to play over the . Follow the on screen instructions to format your virtual ram cart then start your game as normal. Don't forget that you will need to set up the virtual ram cart function separately for each Sega-CD/Mega-CD game that you wish to use it with.

You can create your own game room by clicking on the 'Create new game' button. then close both the Kaillera windows. The Kaillera Client window will now open of active game servers will be loaded. playing .smd" it WILL NOT work.. To start a press Ctrl and a list Ping rate. NetPlay session select the Netplay option from the File menu. Kaillera will attempt to connect and if it's successful a window will open showing the other players connected and their status (eg. even if the roms are otherwise identical! It is recommend that you use Cowerings GoodGen to rename your roms ready for internet use..is using a rom called "Columns (REV 01) () [!]. this is the name that other people on the Kaillera server will see when you are online. check the homepage at http://www. sorry) If you want more information about how use Kaillera. The servers are listed by the lower the Ping the better your online experience will be.. To close the Netplay session first close any games you have running by clicking on Close rom in the File menu. You must close the Netplay session and the Kaillera windows before Quitting Gens otherwise it may crash! (This is a Kaillera bug. select the game you wish to play from the list and click on it to create a new game session. if you wish to play one of these (and the status is waiting) just click on 'join' the game.. and 1 if inactive. Don't forget to specify a user name in the box at the bottom-left of the Client window.com For others emulator authors who want to create a Gens compatible NETPLAY /Kaillera function here's the format of the data sent by the kailleraModifyPlayValues function for one player (2 bytes long): F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 M X Y Z S A B C U D L R o t p o e i d a w f g e r n t h t t Value : 0 if the button is pressed. Next choose the server where you want to play. a list of games in your current directory will be displayed.kaillera.) Along the bottom of the server window you will see a list of games currently running. You are now in offline mode again and can continue using Gens as you normally would or Quit back to windows.smd" and the other is using "Columns. or + N on your keyboard. ______________________ /#####################/ /# GCOFFLINE SUPPORT #/ /#####################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ There is optional GCOffline support (Genesis Collective Database or GCO) . Now you can wait for others players to join you or start playing the game alone.

check for newer versions. To enable this you will first need to download the GCOffline files from the Genesis Collective (http://www. Once you have downloaded the files you need to set their location through the Directories and Path Configuration in the options Menu before GCO support becomes available. Q : I can't get diagonals using my joypad. If the palette is all wrong on your system you can force Gens to use the correct video mode by editing the Gens. How do I fix it? A : You have to reinstall directX 7.cfg file. Quit Gens. hopefully you should now be able to get diagonals. _________________________________________ /########################################/ /# FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (General) #/ /########################################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Q : When I try to run Gens I get the following message : "Error with Query Interface". If this doesn't fix the problem it is probably your Joypad drivers that are at fault.built into Gens. You only need the GCOffline. or diagonals have stopped working how do I fix it? A : Several people have reported this problem and it seems to be a Gens. find and delete your Gens. Q : Why are all the colors are wrong! A : Graphics cards use several types of internal 16bit rendering modes. unfortunately it doesn't always get it right. Gens automatically tries to detect which graphics standard your video card uses. You should place all the GCO files into a single directory. Now restart Gens and set your joypads up again.com). don't forget to recalibrate your Joypad before running Gens. some use 555 mode (eg ATi Rage Pro) whilst others use 565 mode (eg NVidea TNT2).0. what's the problem? A : Some people have experienced problems getting Gens to use their Joypad because when they press a button Gens reads multiple inputs and sets all the controls to one button! To fix this you should reinstall your Joypad drivers and then reinstall DirectX 7. press F1 whilst any game is running and the GCO should open on the correct page.chm files for GCO support to work.genesiscollective.cfg problem. Q : I can't set my joypad because keys are automatically pressed (quickly).0 (or above).cfg file. Open the file with Notepad and under the [graphics] section add one of the following commands until the problem is corrected: Force 555=1 or Force 565=1 . further instructions for setting up the GCO are available at the Genesis Collective site and in the GCO itself.chm and Genesis. all the other files are optional. Unfortunately if this doesn't fix the problem you'll have to use the Keyboard.

genesisproject. Another reason for this happening when using an ISO image can be that you have a corrupted ISO file. Gens can't recognize it as an Sega-CD/Mega-CD file so it canceled the loading process. why? A : Your sega CD bios files aren't correctly configured. if you have more than one CD or DVD drive installed in your system try using the other one to see if that fixes the problem. Q : I always get the BIOS CD player interface with the "NO DISC" message when trying to run a Sega-CD/Mega-CD game. Gens has others so unfortunately Netplay can sometimes be a little unstable. We can't be held responsible for your actions. try updating to the latest ASPI drivers. _________________________________________ /########################################/ /# FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Mega-CD) #/ /########################################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Q : Gens returns to the blank/intro screen after I used Boot CD (or loaded an ISO image). Q : Why does Netplay sometimes crash? A : The Kaillera library has some bugs. Check to make sure you have placed your Sega-CD/Mega-CD in the correct CD-Drive and that the disc itself isn't damaged. for more information about using Game Genie codes it is recommended that you download the Official Gens Manual and/or the Big Book of Game Genie Codes from the Genesis Project.uk) Q : Where can I find roms? A : It's easy to find roms with a search engine. If you only have one drive. don't forget that it's illegal to have roms unless you have the original game. Q : I don't hear any music in my sega CD/Mega-CD game but i'm it playing from a CD.co. read the Sega-CD/Mega-CD section for more information. what's the problem? A : If you have several CD/DVD drives in your system have you put your Sega-CD/Mega-CD in the correct drive! The CD-Drive support in Gens may not work with all drives. why? . or none of your drives are working. Again using a different CD/DVD drive or updating to the latest ASPI drivers may also solve the problem. (http://www. Q : The bios keeps saying "CHECKING DISC"! A : This means that the CD isn't being recognized as a Sega-CD/Mega-CD. Q : I don't hear any music in my Sega-CD/Mega-CD game when using an ISO with MP3 files. read the the Sega-CD/Mega-CD section for more information. How do I fix it? A : Make sure that your ISO and MP3 files are correctly named and numbered.Q : Game Genie doesn't work!!! A : Game Genie often seems to cause no end of problems for people.

read the 32X section for more infos and how speed up emulation. or it's an emulation related problem! 2) If you have more than one CD or DVD drive in your system is the drive which you are using for Sega-CD/Mega-CD emulation connected to the sound card!? 3) Have you disabled CDDA playback in the sound options? Q : There is a problem with CD Audio playback which happens about every minute. it occurs when the sound rate is set to 11Khz or 22Khz. ___________________ /##################/ /# TECHNICAL INFO #/ /##################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ The following features are present in Gens: ------------------------------------------* Main & Sub 68000 CPU : .ncsu. some games aren't yet supported. Q : I get an SRam error message when I try to play some Sega-CD/Mega-CD games and I can't continue the game.A : There are several possible reasons why this sometimes occurs: 1) With Gens 1.edu) modified for Gens * Master & slave SH2 CPU : . Q : Why XYZ game doesn't work ? A : 32X emulation is still in development. why? A : This is a known bug. Q : Save state doesn't work ! A : This is normal. save state aren't yet supported with Sega-CD/Mega-CD. _____________________________________ /####################################/ /# FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (32X) #/ /####################################/ ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Q : 32X doesn't work ! A : Be sure you correctly configured the 32X bios files (read the 32X section). simply set the sound rate to 44Khz (CD quality) to prevent this from happening. How do I fix it? A : You need to format the optional virtual ram cart for this game to run.Starscream 680x0 emulation library by Neill Corlett (corlett@elwha. You can use the normal internal game save (Backup RAM) instead. Q : Why is it so slowwwwwwwww ? A : Because 32X hardware is complex and use 2 fast RISC CPU.nrrc. Read the section about virtual ram carts to find out how to do this.40 or above this normally doesn't occur.

Packed pixel color mode with priorities . (Virtua Racing) Complete Multi-Tap support Menacer Light Gun support Mouse support Custom SRAM chip support Full Sega-CD/Mega-CD Support (Subcode stuff).).ASPI used for low-level CD access .Interlaced mode ..AMS & FMS LFO supported .Direct color mode with priorities .Window plane .ISO/MP3. Full 32X support (PWM DMA. 3.Font color/data conversion .DMA transfers (all modes and timing respected) .CDD and CDC emulation . _______________________________________ /######################################/ /# GREETINGS (in no particular order) #/ /######################################/ .Special mode channel 3 supported . 1.Fill function * VDP Genesis : .Sprite collision & sprite overflow flags * GFX coprocessor : .Rotation/enlargement supported in all modes .All raster effects . 0.GFX dots/cells conversion supported in all modes * IO ports supported (controller 1 and controller 2) with Partial Multi-Tap (4 Player) joystick adapter support * CD interface : . (Genecyst save state format) * Window/Fullscreen Render modes * Game Genie Support * Netplay (Kaillera) support The following features are missing from Gens: --------------------------------------------* * * * * * * SVP chip support..Run lenght mode .High Quality emulation mode (sound calculation at the correct rate) * PCM chip emulation * PWM chip emulation * PSG 76489 emulation * SRAM fully supported (no custom Sram support yet) * BRAM and virtual ram carts supported. RAW file support * Z80 CPU emulation : . 2.Scroll A and B planes with vertical scrolling (overall.Highlight/Shadow effects . cell. * Frame Skip (Auto.. packed 32X VDP mode mixed with genesis VDP. 4) * Save/Load State.Vertical and Horizontal Interrupts . 2 cells) and horizontal scrolling (overall.Custom ASM core * VDP 32X : . BIN. dot) .Sprite plane .Custom ASM core * Custom YM2612 chip emulation : .

. (I'm surely going to forget someone.org). * Nicolas BRAY.. Steve Snake. * David González Flores for help with SEGA CD stuff.. * Red5 from The Genesis Project for testing Gens and writing the official Gens Manual. * All people who sent me translations packs (Wisesage for korean. Suay for German. U4 TONE for Japanese .. * Consolemul staff (and specially Sir Jaguar) for hosting it. Trzy.com) for the Gens logo/icon. ). * Everyone which report bugs. NiNjA LEMoN. * Michel Gerrie. Biohazard for Russian. Klaas-Wim van Diermen for Dutch. * Mysticales for all the help she gives me. Belgarion. NIX for Italiano.dines (http://www. Atani. * Combacker for designing the Official Gens Site. which give support for Gens by replying questions on the forum.tsx. Darkfalz. * UPX by Markus Oberhumer & Laszlo Molnar (http://upx. Markus for Finnish.. Quinneston. * Emuforce staff (and specially D[J]) & Emusphere staff for report bugs. Charles Mac Donald. Mickagame. Nik 166. Jagboy. for SEGA system information and general help.koubis. Herakles. * Kreed (Derek Liauw Kie Fa) for his excellent 2xSaI engine.. * Thierry Caland for making the Gens beta testers site. Biohazard . Arzeno Fabrice. * Anyone else I forgot ! .. * Durrenberger David . Thierry Caland. * Christophe Thibault for making Kaillera. DaGee. feedback and for hosting the site in past.‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ * Neill Corlett for his very fast 68000 Starscream emulator. sorry) for being Gens beta testers. Christian Chriller.

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