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Video game console emulator

System(s): Sega Master System, Game Gear, SG-1000, SC-3000
OS: DOS, Windows, Linux, Maemo, FreeBSD, OSF/1, Solaris, SunOS, Symbian, Android, Pocket PC, RISC OS, OS/2, BeOS, PlayStation, PC98, Nintendo 64, FM Towns, Amiga, Mac
Developer: Marat Fayzullin; Panutat "Jimmy" Tejasen (Windows CE/Pocket PC); David McEwen (RISC OS); Darrell Spice Jr. (OS/2); Brian Verre (BeOS); Bero (PlayStation/PC98); Maxime Henrion (Nintendo 64); Juan Antonio Gomez Galvez (Amiga); John Stiles (Mac)
Programmed in: C
Last release date: (6 years ago)
Last version: 4.0.2 (Android), 4.0 (Windows/Linux)

MasterGear is a Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear and SG-1000 emulator originally for DOS, written by Marat Fayzullin. The emulator shares part of the source code of fMSX — an MSX emulator previously written by himself.

The original DOS version was released for free on 6 December 1996. The developer later ported MasterGear to Windows and Symbian, which he made available for a fee of $25 and 14.99 respectively,[2] as well as Linux and a few Unix OSes. It was also added to MorphGear, a multi-system emulator for Pocket PC. On 8 July 2015 the Windows version was made freeware.[3] An official Android version is also available on Google Play, which has more features and costs US$4.99 or £4.99.

Although the source code isn't freely available, third parties have ported the emulator to a variety of systems, such as Mac, Windows CE (priced at £20 or US$32[4]), Pocket PC, Acorn, OS/2, BeOS, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PC98, FM Towns and Amiga.



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4.0 for Linux (128 kB) (info)

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  1. Google Play ( (Wayback Machine: 2017-08-27 22:33)
  2. (Wayback Machine: 2007-03-30 18:10)
  3. (Wayback Machine: 2015-11-06 17:10)
  4. (Wayback Machine: 1998-12-02 15:03)
  5. 5.0 5.1 (Wayback Machine: 2017-01-22 13:11)