MAME has gone a long way since its first release but if there is one system that was lacking support, that was definitely SEGA’s Model 3. In case you were unaware, Model 3 powered some of the best arcade games. Who can forget The Lost World, Virtua Fighter 3, Scud Race, Virtua Striker 2 and Super Star Wars Trilogy: The Arcade Game? Oh boy, those were the days!
Supermodel emulates Sega’s Model 3 arcade platform, allowing you to play a number of ground-breaking arcade classics on your PC. It uses OpenGL and the SDL library, and can run on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The source code is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Supermodel was written by Bart Trzynadlowski and Nik Henson. It is based on the findings of the original Supermodel effort by Ville Linde, Stefano Teso, and Bart Trzynadlowski from 2003. The PowerPC emulator is originally by Ville Linde and the Sega Custom Sound Processor emulator was donated by ElSemi. Development began in January 2011.
The emulator is still in alpha stage but already supports most of Model 3’s games. Those interested can download it from here and no, we won’t share any ROM links!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email