It exists a SEGA Model 3 Emulator for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, it is called "Supermodel
", it has very good compatibility, still in work but you can see yourselves the compatibility list:
Supermodel (SEGA Model 3 emulator comp. list).png
This M3 emulator is open source and has a website ( https://www.supermodel3.com/About.html
). The most ambitious game for me is Scud Race, a HQ racing game at the time.
I remember that in the 1998 Japan Dreamcast presentation it was announced that the console was an easy machine to port previous arcade games and it was designed that way specially to port SEGA Model 2 and Model 3 games, later nothing happened.
It would be the most successful console in video games history if Dreamcast could had officially emulated the previous SEGA Arcades boards!
Supermodel Technical info:
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 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.
Supermodel incorporates code from the following projects:
GLEW: The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library, for managing OpenGL 2.x support.
zlib, for ZIP file support.
Musashi by Karl Stenerud, a Motorola 68K emulator.
YAZE-AG: Yet Another Z80 Emulator by Andreas Gerlich, for its Z80 emulator by Frank D. Cringle.
Amp by Tomislav Uzalec, for decoding MPEG Layer 2 audio.
If we ask about DC capability to emulate Model 3 maybe we should start comparing the two hardwares:
Sega Model 3: Processor 66Mhz / Audio RAM 1Mb / Vídeo 8Mb RAM 66Mhz.
Sega Dreamcast: Processor 200Mhz / Audio RAM 2Mb / Video RAM 8Mb 100Mhz