Setup and Use a Sega Genesis Emulator in Windows 7
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng
Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set up and use a Sega Genesis emulator on a Windows 7 computer. Make sure that you have Sega Genesis game ROMs on your computer, then download the emulator. One of the best emulators is Gens, which can be downloaded here: http://www.gens.me/downloads.shtml. The current version is 2.14.
Once you've downloaded and extracted the files, double-click on the folder with the emulator.
This will open a new window.
Double-click "gens.exe" to run the emulator.
Your screen might flicker for a few seconds if you are using a special theme. The computer will change back to the basic colors, but when you turn the emulator off, it will go back to the theme that was set.
Once the emulator is open, you can change the size of the window by clicking on the side and dragging it.
You can also press Alt + Enter to enter full-screen mode.
Once you've set up your screen size, click "Options" in the top menu bar.
A new window will open where you can configure the controls.
You will need to adjust "PORT 1".
The first option says "Player 1" and by default it is set to use a 6 button controller. You can click the drop-down menu and select a 6 or 3 button controller.
Press "Redefine Keys" in the same row.
This will open up a new window to set up the controller.
Press a button in the window, then press a key on the keyboard to set that key.
For example, if you click the "You" in the window, a question mark will show up. This means that it is listening for your input. Press any key on the keyboard to set that key. I'm going to press the UP arrow on my keyboard.
Do the same for all of the buttons, and once you're done, press "OK".
Press "OK" once again.
Then we will be ready to load the game.
To load a game, click "File", then click "Open ROM".
Locate the game file.
Your download location may be different than mine. In this case, it is on the desktop. The most common extension for the SEGA Genesis games is .bin. "Sonic the Hedgehog.bin" in the file I need. Press it once, then click OK.
Now the game can be played.
This concludes the tutorial on how to set up and use a Sega Genesis emulator on a Windows 7 computer.
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Video: Setup and Use a Sega Genesis Emulator in Windows 7
Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason