SG-1000 emulators

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Sega SG-1000
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Developer Sega
Type Home video game console
Generation Third generation
Release date 1983
Discontinued 1985
Successor Master System
Emulated

The SG-1000, also known as Sega Game 1000, was a third-generation 8-bit home video game console released by Sega on July 15, 1983 and had a Zilog Z80 CPU at 3.58 MHz with 1KB of RAM. This system marked Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business. The SG-1000 didn't see much success in its home country, mostly due to competition from the technically superior Famicom; it did however enjoy a brief period of popularity in Taiwan, prior to the latter market being inundated by unlicensed Family Computer clones.

Sega's use of off-the-shelf components in developing the console, which was also shared with the ColecoVision, led to at least one unauthorized clone of the SG-1000, manufactured and sold by Taiwan-based Bit Corporation as the Dina 2-in-1. Indeed, the Dina had support for SG-1000 games and ColecoVision titles to a certain extent.

The SC-3000 (also known as Sega Computer 3000) was its home computer counterpart and has a built-in keyboard.

Emulators[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version SG-1000 SC-3000 SF-7000 Libretro Core Active Recommended
PC / x86
Kega Fusion Windows Linux macOS 3.64
MasterGear Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 4.5
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.221
Genesis Plus GX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD * 1.7.5 RC1
BizHawk Windows 2.4.2
Gearsystem Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.0.2
blueMSX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD ** 2.8.2
MEKA Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.8-alpha (2019-12-13)
vdmgr Windows 0.1.8 ~
DarcNES Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 9b0401/9b0313 ~
CLK macOS FreeBSD 2020-05-10
CoolCV Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.6.6
TwoMbit Windows Linux macOS 1.0.5
FreezeSMS Windows 4.6
Essgee Windows v001.2


*Only available on PC as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

**Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

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