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{{Infobox console
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|title = 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
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|logo = 3DO-FZ1-Console-Set.png
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|developer = The 3DO Company
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|type = [[:Category:Consoles|Home video game console]]
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|generation = [[:Category:Fifth-generation video game consoles|Fifth generation]]
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|release = 1993
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|discontinued = 1996
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|emulated = {{✓}}
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}}
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The '''[[gametech:3DO Interactive Multiplayer|3DO Interactive Multiplayer]]''' was a fifth-generation home video game console released by the [[wikipedia:The_3DO_Company|3DO Company]] on October 4, 1993. It sold for $699.99 ($1,210.87 in 2018 money). It had a RISC CPU ARM60 at 12.5 MHz with 2MB of RAM and 1MB of VRAM. Due to the unpopularity of the system and the cost, the emulation scene is almost non-existent. However, there are a couple of emulators available.
  
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==Emulators==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
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! scope="col"|Name
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! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
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! scope="col"|Latest Version
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! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
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! scope="col"|Active
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
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|-
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! colspan="6"|PC
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|-
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|[[Phoenix (emulator)|Phoenix]]
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|Windows, Linux, macOS
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|[http://www.arts-union.ru/node/23 2.8.JAG]
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|{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|-
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|[[4DO]]
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|Windows, Multi-platform<ref name=libretro group=N>''Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. [[RetroArch]]).''</ref>
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|[https://sourceforge.net/projects/fourdo/ 1.3.2.4]<br />[https://github.com/libretro/4do-libretro Git]
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|{{✓}} ||{{✓}} <small>(libretro)</small> ||{{✓}}
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|-
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|[https://code.google.com/p/3doh/ 3d'oh]
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|Linux
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|[https://code.google.com/p/3doh/source/list SVN]
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|{{✗}} ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
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|-
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|[[MAME]]
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|Multi-platform
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|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
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|{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✗}}
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|-
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|[http://www.freedo.org/ FreeDO]
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|Windows, macOS
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|v1.9 beta
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|{{✗}} ||{{✗}} ||{{✗}}
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|-
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!colspan="6"|Mobile
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|-
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|[[Phoenix (emulator)|Real3DOPlayer]]
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|[[Android emulators|Android]]
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|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.vastness.altmer.real3doplayer 1.0.32]
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|{{✗}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
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|}
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<references group=N />
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===Comparison===
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;[[Phoenix (emulator)|Phoenix]]
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:A newer, closed-source project by a long time FreeDO contributor. It is the most compatible 3DO emulator (claiming 100% compatibility). The PC versions are completely in Russian (you can download an English translation patch [http://www.rlauncher.com/forum/showthread.php?4160-Help-with-3DO-Phoenix-2-8 here]). Most of the settings are translated [[:File:3DO_Phoenix_Translated.png|in this picture]].
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;[[4DO]]
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:A fork of the FreeDO emulation project, but the standalone version is only available for Windows. The website has been shut down and the most recent release is a year old.<ref name="4DOSite">http://web.archive.org/web/20161213021202/http://www.fourdo.com/</ref> It can [[Overclocking|overclock]] up to 400% of the original 3DO clock speed, which makes low frame rate titles (e.g. Doctor Hauzer) much more playable. It allows upscaling the game in a higher internal resolution by up to 2x, but the game is still only rendered at 480p. Severe audio glitches are very common no matter what settings are used. A libretro port is also available, though overclocking options are not present.
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;3d'oh
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:Seems to have lower compatibility. However, most of the more popular 3DO titles are compatible. It's a source-only release, so it has to be compiled.
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;[[MAME]]
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:Has four <code>3do</code> drivers (two for the NTSC/PAL models, one for the BIOS, and one for the unreleased M2 version). Commercial games do not load in the drivers yet (as it is reported as not working and the sound as unimplemented) but MAME supports the arcade hardware.
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;FreeDO
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:An older abandoned emulator that never left beta.  Paved the way for preliminary 3DO emulation development while spawning 4DO and Phoenix. Was open source at one point but became closed due to fear of legal issues. <ref name="open to closed">http://www.freedo.org/HTML/faq.html</ref>
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;[[Phoenix (emulator)|Real3DOPlayer]]
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:The Phoenix emulation project is released as separate emulators for Android, this is the 3DO version. Identical compatibility to PC version according to the author. Requires 1.5 GHz dual-core ARM or better for full speed.
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== Resources ==
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* Internet Archive
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** [https://archive.org/details/3DO_Redump 3DO Redump 08-01-16]
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** [https://archive.org/details/3domanuals 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Manuals]
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== References ==
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{{Reflist}}
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[[Category:Consoles]]
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[[Category:Fifth-generation video game consoles]]
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[[Category:3DO emulators]]

Revision as of 03:21, 17 March 2019

3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO-FZ1-Console-Set.png
Developer The 3DO Company
Type Home video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Release date 1993
Discontinued 1996
Emulated

The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer was a fifth-generation home video game console released by the 3DO Company on October 4, 1993. It sold for $699.99 ($1,210.87 in 2018 money). It had a RISC CPU ARM60 at 12.5 MHz with 2MB of RAM and 1MB of VRAM. Due to the unpopularity of the system and the cost, the emulation scene is almost non-existent. However, there are a couple of emulators available.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Active Recommended
PC
Phoenix Windows, Linux, macOS 2.8.JAG
4DO Windows, Multi-platform[N 1] 1.3.2.4
Git
(libretro)
3d'oh Linux SVN
MAME Multi-platform 0.211
FreeDO Windows, macOS v1.9 beta
Mobile
Real3DOPlayer Android 1.0.32
  1. Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

Comparison

Phoenix
A newer, closed-source project by a long time FreeDO contributor. It is the most compatible 3DO emulator (claiming 100% compatibility). The PC versions are completely in Russian (you can download an English translation patch here). Most of the settings are translated in this picture.
4DO
A fork of the FreeDO emulation project, but the standalone version is only available for Windows. The website has been shut down and the most recent release is a year old.[1] It can overclock up to 400% of the original 3DO clock speed, which makes low frame rate titles (e.g. Doctor Hauzer) much more playable. It allows upscaling the game in a higher internal resolution by up to 2x, but the game is still only rendered at 480p. Severe audio glitches are very common no matter what settings are used. A libretro port is also available, though overclocking options are not present.
3d'oh
Seems to have lower compatibility. However, most of the more popular 3DO titles are compatible. It's a source-only release, so it has to be compiled.
MAME
Has four 3do drivers (two for the NTSC/PAL models, one for the BIOS, and one for the unreleased M2 version). Commercial games do not load in the drivers yet (as it is reported as not working and the sound as unimplemented) but MAME supports the arcade hardware.
FreeDO
An older abandoned emulator that never left beta. Paved the way for preliminary 3DO emulation development while spawning 4DO and Phoenix. Was open source at one point but became closed due to fear of legal issues. [2]
Real3DOPlayer
The Phoenix emulation project is released as separate emulators for Android, this is the 3DO version. Identical compatibility to PC version according to the author. Requires 1.5 GHz dual-core ARM or better for full speed.

Resources

References