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Video game console emulator

System(s): Sega Saturn
OS: Windows, Linux, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PlayStation Portable, FreeBSD
Developer: Yabause Team
Programmed in: C
Last release date: (7 years ago)
Last version: 0.9.15

Yabause is an open source Sega Saturn emulator for Windows, Linux, OpenBSD and Mac OS X systems using OpenGL and SDL, as well as Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation Portable. The first version in 2003 was Linux only; Windows and Mac ports were added for version 0.0.6 in July 2004. Yabause can load games from CDs, virtual CD drives or disc images (ISO). It also has debugging features and cheats. Save states are planned for a future release, as is an Android port.[2]

Third parties have ported Yabause to FreeBSD, Dreamcast and Android (as uoYabause, which itself has been ported to Windows and iOS).

Release milestones

  • 0.0.1 (2003-09-12) - First release for Linux.
  • 0.0.4 (2004-02-10) - SDL incorporated into Yabause.
  • 0.0.5 (2004-05-31) - BIOS screen loads.
  • 0.0.6 (2004-07-05) - Windows and Mac OS X ports.
  • 0.0.7 (2004-12-05) - First games booting.
  • 0.5.0 (2005-09-27) - Major compatibility update.
  • 0.6.0 (2005-12-24) - GUI and speed improvements.
  • 0.7.0 (2006-08-21) - Rewritten software renderer.
  • 0.8.0 (2006-12-23) - Many GUI and compatibility fixes and improvements, including an early networking code.
  • 0.8.5 (2007-06-23) - Better BIOS support, early cheat system, official OpenBSD support.



Download Yabause
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0.9.15 (Win64) (15.06 MB) (info)

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