Tutorial Supermodel: Emulador de Sega Model 3 para PC (+ Sega Model 3 UI 2019)


Following the great success of the Model 2 board, Sega teamed up in partnership with Real3D to develop a new arcade system. Named Model 3, this board was launched in 1996 with the games Virtua Fighter 3 and Scud Race to great praise from the public. Having its roots in high-tech flight simulators, Model 3 carried the title of the most powerful arcade system in the world for 2 years, capable of visuals and graphics effects that computers and home consoles of the time could not dream of! Although it wasn’t as popular in Brazil as Model 2, the legacy that Model 3 left cannot be ignored. Cradle of some of the best 3D arcade games, much of its library has never received a quality port for other platforms, such as Sega Rally 2, and others have simply never been ported, such as Daytona USA 2 Battle on the Edge / Power Edition and Scud Race. Fortunately, we have a lot to celebrate, as the Supermodel emulator project continues to receive support to this day. This Tutorial will teach you how to download, install, and configure the emulator, and add an updated graphical interface. Let’s get started and download the Supermodel emulator. Normally I would have recommended downloading the build from the official website, but the last stable build is 0.2a from 2013. We will use a more up-to-date version of this emulator. So enter the Supermodel Forum through the link in the description. You will need to register as a member to access the threads on this forum, but when you do, go to “The Catwalk”, and click on the “Supermodel Latest Builds for Download” thread. Click on this link that says “Release” to download the most current Supermodel SVN. If for some reason you are unable to access this forum, then use the mirror of this current version of the Supermodel that I left for you in the video description. Supermodel is an emulator that runs through command line, so we need a pretty and easy-to-use interface. Still in this forum, go back and click on the thread “Sega Model 3 UI” and download the program Sega Model 3 UI from Nuexzz. This program allows you to operate Supermodel with a beautiful and clean graphical interface. There are several user interfaces made for this emulator, but Nuexzz’s Sega Model 3 UI is the most current and compatible with the new versions of the emulator. Again, if for some reason you are unable to download this program from the original link, I will leave a link for mirror on my Drive in the description. With the two zip files downloaded, it was time to extract the files. Create a folder for the emulator files, open the Supermodel SVN zip folder and extract the version corresponding to your type of operating system. If it is 32 Bit, extract the x86 version, but if it is 64 Bit, extract x64. After that, extract the files and folders from the Sega Model 3 UI zip folder into the emulator folder. If the it asks if you want to overwrite the files and folders on the place, do so. You will end with a complete folder like this. Place your Model 3 games in the ROMS folder or any other separate folder. Supermodel works with MAME Romsets, so it’s not difficult to find these games with a quick search on the Internet. As they are MAME Romsets, the same rules apply here: do not extract the files from these zip folders, and do not change the file names. If you want to see the compatibility list, I made an updated table for you, the link is also in the description. Remembering that some of these games received ports for other platforms afterwards. With your games in place, open the Sega Model 3 UI program. You will always open the Supermodel emulator through this program, this is where you make the most adjustments. Click on HideCMD. This is for the program to “hide” the Supermodel’s command prompt every time you start the emulator, leaving your desktop a lot cleaner. On the “Roms Directory” field, click on “Folder” and select the location where your Model 3 Romsets are stored. Don’t forget that part, or Supermodel won’t be able to find your games. Next, on the “Video” Tab, Leave New3DEngine checked to use the newest version of the emulator’s 3D engine. If your PC is very old and very slow, Legacy is worth testing. Beside you select an internal resolution for the emulator, and in this button you can create a custom resolution. Remembering that the higher the internal resolution, the greater the use of your GPU. Check “VSync” to activate vertical synchronization. “Quad Rendering” is for Supermodel to render games using quads instead of triangles, which makes games more accurate to the original arcade. Not wanting to extend it, the Model 3, as well as the Sega Saturn, rendered quadrilateral polygons, which at the time allowed more detailed 3D models using fewer resources. At the time this made sense, but this doesn’t translate to nowday’s modern computers. Only check “Quad Rendering” if you want games to be closer to how they were on Model 3, but remember that this requires very strong hardware to handle it. Check “MultiThreaded” and “GPUMultiThreaded” if your CPU and GPU have more than one core. This allows the emulator to run different processes in different cores in parallel, which increases the performance of the games. You can leave “Multitexture” unchecked. I didn’t find any reference to what this does, but it must be something about improving the texture rendering fidelity in games. Check “FullScreen” if you want to play in full screen mode (duh). Check “WideScreen” to force games to render the rest of your 16:9 monitor frame. Check “Stretch” to just stretch the 4:3 image of the games to fill the 16:9 frame. 2D elements may become distorted. Check “ShowFrameRate” to add an FPS counter to the emulator’s window’s title bar. Check “Trottle” to lock the Supermodel to run at up to a maximum of 60 FPS, the normal speed of all Model 3 games. In some cases, unchecking this box will have no effect as your graphics card driver can lock the FPS on Supermodel automatically. “PowerPCFrequency” is the most important setting. Basically, Model 3 had different revisions with different specifications, you can view these on the Sega Retro website, link in the description. Some games will only work properly with certain values of the PowerPCFrequency. An example is Sega Rally 2, which will run with glitched graphics if you leave it at the default 49 Mhz. Extend to 100 Mhz to fix this in this game. You can see these differences in the compatibility list as well. Oh, and the higher the value of the PowerPCFrequency, the more resources the Supermodel will use from your computer. At the “Sound” tab you don’t need to touch anything. You can uncheck “EmulateSound” to disable the sound on Supermodel. In the “Controls” Tab you select the input method in Input System: Xinput for Xbox controllers, Dinput for other types of PC game controllers, Rawinput for keyboard and mouse. You can see and configure all buttons and keys for each type of game in Model 3 in the Supermodel.ini doc which is inside the Config folder. Controller vibration is only available for Windows users, and for the games: Daytona USA 2 (both versions), Sega Rally 2, Scud Race and Scud Race Plus. Make sure you have these ROMs inside the Romsets of the respective games, and check the ForceFeedback box to activate vibration. Link System Mode emulation is still experimental. This allows multiplayer between two Supermodels running on the same PC or between two PCs. And if you are going to use the Link System, don’t forget to uncheck the MultiThreaded and GPUMultithreaded boxes in the Video Tab, or the emulator will crash when starting. To start a game, double-click on the name of the game that has the respective Romset in your Model 3 ROMs folder. If the graphical interface says that the selected Romset is missing files, you need to complete your game’s Romset. there’s a tutorial on my blog that explains how to complete a MAME Romset, look there (link in the description) Your game should start without any problems. Don’t forget that Supermodel is still a sort of experimental emulator, not all games work well on it yet. Read the video description for the most frequently asked questions and their solutions. [Fighting Vipers 2] [Scud Race] [Virtua Fighter 3] [Sega Rally 2] (It always starts on first person view) (I love this navigator) I hope this Tutorial was helpful. It is also available for reading on my blog. If you’re interested in other emulators, check out my Emulator Guides and Tutorials playlist. 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