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Welcome to the Great SC-3000 Survivors Multicart Project


Mk IIa SC-3000 Survivors Multicart

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Update: 5 Feb 2013 : Good news! There are enough Sega SC-3000 / SC-3000H fans out there that we ordered a few more PCBs. The Multicarts now all come with a custom made SC-3000 Survivors cartridge case. So check out the buy page if you want to order one.


News Headlines


SC-3000 / SC-3000H Multicarts available again, plus some cool new labels... 5 Feb 2013

The new run of SC-3000 Multicart PCBs is here, and we have some very cool new labels for the cart cases.

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Astro Dodge - New release for SC-3000 / SC-3000H / SG-1000... 8 Dec 2012

We are very excited to announce that Revival Studios is now accepting orders for Astro Dodge, a new cartridge game for the Sega SC-3000 / SG-1000.

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The Great SC-3000 Survivors Cartridge Case Project... 7 Dec 2012

To cut a long story short, we can now make our own awesome SC-3000 Survivors Cartridge cases, and all Multicarts ship with a case! Check out how we did it.

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Print your own Multicart Labels (updated)... 30 Mar 2012

The Multicarts all ship with a couple of labels. But here is a PDF label sheet if you want to print your own.

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Multicart User Manual v1.01... 22 Mar 2012

The User Manual is now available. It includes common stuff like a Quick Start Guide and Caring for your Cart as well as more detailed information on the Multicart Architecture. Check it out.

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Inkjet Hell... 13 Mar 2012

Labels? We don't need no stinking labels!

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SC-3000 Multicarts are shipping now... 2 Mar 2012

We shipped out the first two production multicarts on March 2. Thunderbirds are go!

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Deadly Jewel of Antark and Satellite Salvage... 27 Feb 2012

We've just found two classic titles that haven't been seen in 25 years. Check out the latest video showing the Deadly Jewel of Antark and Satellite Salvage.

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Added 40 more tapes to SC-3000 Multicart (now 70+ tapes)... 21 Feb 2012

We're making good progress and it looks like we should hit that 1 March shipping date. Here are our recent achievements.

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The SC-3000 Multicart PCBs have arrived... 9 Feb 2012

Good news - the new SC-3000 Multicart PCBs are here! We have some more tweaks to make to the cart software, but we will start shipping these on 1 March 2012.

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Lots more SC-3000 tape software goodness... 1 Feb 2012

Hi All. Just a quick note to let you know we've added a pile another 13 interesting items of Sega SC-3000 tape software to the cart.

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Sega Music Editor Demo Tunes on Multicart... 8 Jan 2012

Happy New Year Everyone! We're in the process of confirming the Multicart PCB order with Futurlec and we've added the Sega / Grandstand Music Cart Demo Cassette tunes to the Music Editor on the multicart.

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Xevious on the Sega SC-3000... 14 Dec 2011

SMSPower released a dump of Xevious for the Korean Gamboy / Master System clone. But since this runs in legacy mode I wanted to try it on the Sega SC-3000. The original ROM has a couple of errors that stop it working properly with the TMS9929A VDP, but I fixed those. Enjoy!

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PCB Jumper Mods - likely production layout... 11 Dec 2011

I added a couple of jumpers to the PCB design over the weekend, and I'm likely to start confirming orders and order the PCBs soon...

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Mike Hadrup's Print 64 routines in Boot Menu... 5 Dec 2011

The SC-3000's text mode doesn't let us fit much on the Multicart Boot Menu. So I grabbed Mike Hadrup's awesome Print 64 routines from Sega Computer October 1987 and plugged them under the hood...

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These pages are dedicated to designing and building home brew Multicarts for the Sega SC-3000. We have instructions on how to build your own 32-n-1 Multicart and we will periodically update with new ideas we are working on. This site is a work in progress, so let us know what you think.

Why? Three reasons:

Let me just get the disclaimer out of the way right at the start:

Disclaimer:

We take no responsibility for any damage caused to you, your property, your favourite cat, dog, pet bird, Uncle Bob, or Aunt May by the use or misuse of the information contained in the SC-3000 Survivors Multicart Project. We've done our best to come up with a project that is relatively safe and simple, but everything you do is at your own risk.

Nuff said.

Contents

Section I: How to build The SC-3000 Survivors Mk I Multicart

Section II: Experimentation - the failed MK 0 Multicart and the original Breadboard Setup

Section III: The SC-3000 Mk II Multicart - Circuit Board, Boot Menu, 32KB SRAM, and Tape Games

Section IV: The SG-1000/SC-3000 Cartridge Case Project

News, Updates, and Progress Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

Acknowledgements, Credits, and References