Latest Release:

The latest release of CrabEmu is 0.2.0, released on February 27, 2013. Logo


CrabEmu is primarily a Sega Master System emulator for Mac OS X, Linux and Sega Dreamcast. Several other related platforms are emulated with varying degrees of accuracy (Game Gear and SG-1000 currently) as well as some not-so-related consoles (NES and ColecoVision). The eventual goal of the CrabEmu project is to emulate many different systems, and do it not only quickly, but also accurately.

CrabEmu is designed with portability in mind. The base of CrabEmu is written in C (specifically C99, if you're actually interested in that kind of stuff). The user interface of CrabEmu is the only part that would actually need much porting to put CrabEmu on a platform other that Mac OS X. In fact, CrabEmu also has been ported to the Sega Dreamcast as well as Linux (with Qt for the GUI).

Please note, the point of any emulator is not to enable mass piracy, and CrabEmu is no exception. Use common sense, and don't violate copyright law when you're using CrabEmu. If you don't have the cartridge of the game you're playing in CrabEmu, then you shouldn't be playing it in the first place (unless it is one of those freeware/open source/public domain games, of course). I will be in no way responsible for your actions if you violate copyright law by using CrabEmu. CrabEmu is about preserving the past, not about violating other people's rights.

CrabEmu is Copyright © 2005-2013 Lawrence Sebald.

Portions Copyright © 2009-2012 Harley Laue

CrabEmu is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

CrabEmu is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without event the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

CrabEmu is in no way associated with or endorsed by Sega, Nintendo, or any other companies.