Sega Model 3

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Sega Model 3
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Developer Sega
Type Arcade system board
Release date 1996
Discontinued 1999
Predecessor Model 2
Successor NAOMI / Hikaru (光) / System SP, Lindbergh

Sega Model 3 is an arcade platform released in 1996 as the successor to Sega Model 2. Model 3 continued several arcade games series established on previous Sega arcade boards, with games such as; Daytona USA 2, Sega Rally 2, Virtua Fighter 3 and Star Wars Trilogy Arcade. Upon release, the Model 3 board was significantly more powerful than any other arcade platform on the market as well as any home console or computer at the time, with graphical fidelity roughly to par with Dreamcast or even some early PlayStation 2 titles; it took several years for home systems to catch-up. It had an IBM-Motorola PowerPC 603e CPU that could run at 66, 100 or 166 MHz, 33 MB of RAM and two Lockheed Martin Real3D/Pro-1000 GPUs. Model 3 was followed by Sega NAOMI in 1998 which uses a similar architecture to the Sega Dreamcast.


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  • Supermodel is an open-source Sega Model 3 emulator with good compatibility. The aim of the Supermodel project is to develop an emulator that is both accurate and playable. However, after several years of development, it still lacks a lot of the originally planned features, such as a user-friendly graphical interface. It has an experimental multi-player network build (~6 games supported for now).[1] Check out the help page for instructions on how to use it. A libretro port has been confirmed to be in the making.[2] A fork of the main repo which provides multiple lightguns/mice with ManyMouse support in Linux and MacOSX.[3] On december 2023 a new fork called Supermodel Dojo (Supermodel道場) added delay based netplay limited to digital controls from Model 3 fighting games and a new UI. Rollback netcode is in development.
  • MAME has a driver for Sega Model 3 but emulation is currently in a preliminary state, with no games marked as working yet. It is slow and has lots of bugs, some games hang or crash. See MAME driver at Git page for current compatibility (Ignore game status at top of page, which just shows boot compatibility, and check official compatibility at bottom).


Game Supermodel MAME Ports
Boat Race GP
Daytona USA 2
Daytona USA 2: Power Edition
Dirt Devils
Emergency Call Ambulance
Fighting Vipers 2
Harley Davidson & L.A. Riders
L.A. Machineguns
Le Mans 24
Magical Truck Adventure
Scud Race
Scud Race Plus
Sega Bass Fishing / Get Bass
Sega Rally 2
Ski Champ
Spikeout: Final Edition
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Special
The Ocean Hunter
Virtua Fighter 3
Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle
Virtua Striker 2
Virtua Striker 2 '98
Virtua Striker 2 '99
Virtua Striker 2 '99.1
Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram

This list is updated as of Supermodel 0.3a SVN and MAME 0.239 (no games marked as working yet).

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Arcade: System seriesModel 1Model 2Model 3NAOMI