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Ubuntu forums can't help me, can you?

Postby loxaheart on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:23 am

Hello!

My husband is very new to Linux, he has no experience with the command line, and with my verbal assistance he just used synaptic for the first time.
He is running Lubuntu 11.10 on an old Toshiba Satellite.

He wants to use dgen for Genesis emulators. Gens is not possible. Tkdgen is also not possible.
Gens and tkdgen aren't available in synaptic. I'm terrible at compiling, and not famillar with emulators.

If anyone has experience configuring dgen, please provide step by step instructions that an absolute beginner can easily understand :)

Many thanks in advance from both my husband and I!
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Re: Ubuntu forums can't help me, can you?

Postby viking777 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:31 am

Well if you go here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gens/fi ... %202.15.5/

You will find a .deb package which (in theory) should only need you to download then double click to install. I say in theory because the project is over 4 years old (which probably means it is dead) and therefore is unlikely to work with a new version of Ubuntu (or anything else). But there is nothing to stop you from trying (if you haven't already).

There is even a video here with steps on how to install and run it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kReK938zA40
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Re: Ubuntu forums can't help me, can you?

Postby Penguinnerd on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm

I'm not sure, but Mednafen might be an option as well. The website says it supports genesis games (at least the current version does).

An older version of mednafen should be available in those repositories, and it might support genesis games.
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Re: Ubuntu forums can't help me, can you?

Postby loxaheart on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Thanks! We'll try both suggestions :)

I'll report back with the results!
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