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Megadrive emulators in Ubuntu 10.04

Jun 04, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

[ Thanks to Matthew Casperson for this link. ]

"Old MegaDrive/Genesis games can provide hours of fun on even modest PCs. In this article we take a look at some of the emulators that are available for Ubuntu.

"I gave up trying to keep my PC spec'ed up with the demands of modern games long ago. My laptop, which is several years old now, does all the word processing, emailing, developing and web browsing I could want, and I have no interest in spending several hundred (or thousand) dollars on a system to play Modern Warfare 2. Thats why I have an XBox 360.

"Still, it is nice to take a break every now and then and test my reflexes against some invading alien hoards. Some of the best games for this 5 minute fix aren't new, but are in fact classics from my childhood that were played on the old Sega MegaDrive / Genesis consoles.

"These old console games can be easily found on the web, and there are a number of emulators that allow you to play the ROMs on your PC. I have used many of these emulators in Windows with great success, so I thought I would see what the options are for Linux and Ubuntu users."

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