Genesis Plus GX

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Video game console emulator

Genesis Plus GX
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System, Game Gear, SG-1000, Pico
OS: Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Windows, PlayStation Vita
Developer: Charles McDonald (DOS original), softdev (GameCube), eke-eke (GameCube/Wii); Reesy (PlayStation Vita)
Programmed in: C
Last release date: (5 years ago)
Last version: 1.7.5 RC1

Genesis Plus GX is a Sega multi-system emulator originally for the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Wii, developed by eke-eke. The author claims the emulator has accurate emulation and 100% compatibility with Sega Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Master System, Game Gear, and SG-1000 games. It also has preliminary Pico emulation. The emulator was originally based off Charles MacDonald's Genesis Plus 1.2a. For Mega-CD games, ISO + WAV, BIN + CUE and ISO + OGG formats are supported; ISO + MP3 is not supported.

Some versions of the emulator were backported to Windows. Genesis Plus GX is also available for a variety of systems as an emulation core of the libretro gaming API.

Emulator features

  • Game Gear has an optional extended screen mode.
  • SD card, USB drive, and DVD support.
  • Save states and cheat files can be autoloaded.
  • Zip folders are supported.
  • The Wiimote can be used in the place of light guns.
  • USB mouses can be used for Sega Mouse emulation.
  • Up to 1000 files in file directories. Using directories is recommended as it improves interface and navigation speed.
  • Game Genie and Pro Action Replay code support. The combined cheat code max is 150. PAR codes that don't use the address and 4 values after that are automatically deleted. Example: FFFEEE:0001 is acceptable. FFFEEE:01 is not.
    • Action Replay codes generated by Gens Hacking Version also work on Mega-CD games. Gens/GS is another emulator that also supports Mega-CD cheat codes, but only for the main 68000 address space.

Accessories supported

Hardware emulation


Download.svg Download Genesis Plus GX
File: GenesisPlusGX v1.7.5RC1.7z (2.34 MB) (info)
Current version: 1.7.5 RC1

Old versions

Third-party versions

External links


  1. (Wayback Machine: 2016-08-28 18:30)