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Downloading and Installing RetroArch for Sega Genesis Mini - Genesis

Sega Genesis Mini - Genesis

Note: You currently need the have a way to execute homebrew to run RetroArch on your Sega Genesis Mini.

Prerequisites

  • FAT32 or exFat formatted USB
  • USB Cable(The one came with Genesis is not support data transfer, it only works for power.
  • optional OTG cable so you don't have to use second port
⚠ DISCLAIMER:
Project Lunar made by ModMyClassic and at RetroArch/LibRetro we all love community works. We think Project Lunar is as valuable for Sega Genesis Mini.

Downloading and installing

Project Lunar version of RetroArch is built by the ModMyClassic team. It may have a different version than RetroArch's current version. As Project Lunar is updated, the RetroArch it contains may be close to the current version.

Project Page: https://modmyclassic.com/project-lunar/

Downloading

You can download a bundle with RetroArch, all the supported cores and all the assets by going ModMyClassic's GitHub page in here. There will be few options for download, you may want to select Zip Version in most cases.

Installing

Extract the downloaded archive file from the zip. There will be an executable file which called ProjectLunarUI.exe. After running the program, choose Install/Uninstall. The system will warn you that it has not detected a device. When prompted, accept interactive setup support. Then follow the steps on the screen. After completing the setup, plug your USB into the second port of your device. Then click Tools > Get RetroArch and download the _ALLCORES.ZIP file from the page you went to. Thanks to this file, you will not have to download one by one. To transfer the cores, first turn off your device and remove your USB after making sure it is completely turned off. Plug in your USB to the computer and move the contents of the downloaded archive file into the project_lunar > retroarch > cores folder. Move your contents to project_lunar > roms as well.

Remove your USB from your computer and insert it into the second USB port while your device is turned off, or you can plug it in from the back of the device with an OTG cable, so you can plug the controller to the second USB port. When the system is turned on, you can click on the RetroArch icon and continue.

Video Tutorial

Quick Video Demonstration

⚠ DISCLAIMER:
The installation steps or dowloading file parts of the project may differ over time.