What is a .GEN File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .gen extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .gen file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .GEN file?

The .GEN file extension is Sega Genesis ROM. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .gen file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .GEN file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .GEN file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .GEN file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .gen file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Ages software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Kega Fusion, Gens+, HazeMD and Ages software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GEN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Ages software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GEN file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gen file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Kega Fusion software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Kega Fusion software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GEN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Kega Fusion software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .GEN file?

If you are still unable to open the .GEN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .GEN file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gen – ESRI. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GEN file with the Ages, Kega Fusion, Gens+, HazeMD programs on Windows and Kega Fusion program on Mac.