The latest release of CrabEmu is 0.2.0,
released on February 27, 2013.
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
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
CrabEmu is Copyright © 2005-2013 Lawrence
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.