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Mark I - First Generation
Hardware: SG-1000 & SC-3000
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-1000 Series


Mark II - Second Generation
Hardware: SG-1000II & SC-3000H, "My Card" Software
Official Catalogue Numbers: C-XX, (C-5XX)
NB) My Cards are second generation software and even though this overlaps into the MarkIII range they were mostly only used early in the MarkIII's life


Mark III - Third Generation
Hardware: Sega MarkIII
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-13XX


Mark IV - Fourth Generation
1. Hardware: Master System (aka Mark IV, and perhaps also Mark III v2)
No Official Catalogue Numbers...
NB) ... unless the Western Releases were catalogued in Japan, but if they were no ones giving up what series of numbers they were catalogued under (G-2000?)

2. Hardware: Game Gear
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-3000 Series
(Perhaps the MarkIII v3 hence G-3000 series?)
Planet Designation: Mercury


Mark V - Fifth Generation
Hardware: Mega Drive
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-4000 Series and also G-5000 Series (Battery Back-up)
Planet Designation: Venus? (I thought I remember reading somewhere that the Mark V became Project Venus, but I can't find this confirmed anywhere. Project Venus seems to be the designation of the Nomad)


Mark VI - Sixth Generation
Hardware: Mega CD
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-6000 Series


Mark VII - Seventh Generation
Hardware: 32X
Planet: Mars
Official Catalogue Numbers: GM-4000 and GM-5000 Series
(Intended Catalogue Designation: G-7000 Series?)
Official G-7000 Series releases: SVP Chip enabled Virtua Racing on Mega Drive G-7001, and also the SegaNet Series of Saturn games (GS-7000 Series) - perhaps only used since the 7000 series was empty


Mark VIII - Eighth Generation
Planet: Jupiter
Speculative Catalogue Numbers: GJ-8000 Series?
No official hardware or software was ever released in the 8000 Series
Perhaps this was Project Jupiter, the 32-bit cartridge based successor to the Mega Drive, but the project was scrapped.
Alternatively, this cartridge based project was merged with the Saturn, and games were intended to be released in Cartridge format for the Saturn in the GS-8000 series?


Mark IX - Ninth Generation
Hardware: Saturn
Official Catalogue Numbers: GS-9000 Series


Mark X - Tenth Generation[b]
Hardware: Dreamcast
Codename: Katana
Catalogue Designation HKT-0000 and HDR-0000
NB) Catalogue reset G-10000 becomes H-0000


[b]Third Party T-Series

Each Third Party Developer was designated a T-XXX number which they carried through from the Mega Drive to each successive generation. The list below is based on Dreamcast software catalogue and the missing numbers are likely to be filled by examining all third party software from the previous generations. (Note: During the Marks 1 - 3 era, almost all sega software was developed in-house, even ports of third party software)

T-11 Taito
T-12 Capcom
T-13 Data East
T-14 Namco
T-15 Sunsoft
T-16
T-17
T-18 Tecno Soft
T-19
T-20 Asmik
T-21 ASCII
T-22 Micronet
T-23 Vic Tokai
T-24 Sammy
T-25 Masiya(NCS)
T-26
T-27
T-28
T-29
T-30 Video System
T-31 SNK
T-32
T-33
T-34
T-35
T-36 Tecmo
T-37
T-38
T-39
T-40
T-41
T-42
T-43 Human
T-44 SIMS
T-45 Game Arts
T-46
T-47
T-48 Time Warner Interactive
T-49
T-50
T-51
T-52 Microcabin
T-53 RiverHill Soft
T-54
T-55
T-56
T-57 Jaleco
T-58 Visco
T-59
T-60 Victor Entertainment
T-61
T-62
T-63 TOSHIBA EMI/TAMTAM/System Soft
T-64
T-65
T-66 Compile
T-67 Magical
T-68 CSK Research Institute (CRI)
T-69
T-70 Virgin Interactive Entertainment
T-71 Nihon Bussan (Nichibutsu)
T-73 COCONUTS JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT
T-75 Pony Canyon
T-76 KOEI
T-81 Acclaim Japan
T-91 Pack-In-Video > Victor Interactive Sofware
T-95 Konami
T-99 Success
T-103 Takara
T-105 Shogakukan Production
T-106 Electronic Arts Victor
T-114 T&E Soft
T-125 Electronic Arts Victor, Interplay
T-130 Imagineer/RON 30
T-133 Bandai
T-141 Toei Video
T-143 Hudson
T-144 Atlus
T-150 Imagineer
T-157 Angel
T-159 BMG Victor, Crystal Dynamics
T-165 Seta
T-166 ALTRON
T-167 ASK Kodansha
T-168 Athena
T-170 General Entertainment (GE)
T-174 Glams
T-176 ASCII Something Good
T-177 UbiSoft
T-180 BMG Japan
T-185 Gaga Communications
T-186 Game Bank, Soft Bank
T-187 Naxat soft(Kaga Tech) > Pionesoft
T-188 Mizuki > Maxbet > Spike, Geo
T-189 KAZe
T-194 We Net
T-195 Datam Polystar
T-197 KID (Kindle Imagine Develop)
T-198 Epoch/Sakata SAS
T-199 Ving
T-200 Yoshimoto Kogyo
T-201 NEC Interchannel
T-202 Sonnet Computer Entertainment/Varie
T-203 Game Studio
T-204 Psikyo
T-205 Media Entertainment
T-206 Banpresto
T-207 Ecseco Development
T-208 Bullet Proof Software (BPS)/Elorg
T-209 SIEG/PRISM
T-210 Yanoman Games
T-212 Oz Club
T-213 Nihon Greate
T-214 Media Rings
T-215 Shoeisha
T-216 Open Book
T-217 Hamlet/Hakuhodo
T-218 Yumedia(Aroma)
T-219 Societa Daikanyama
T-220 Arc System Works
T-221 Climax Entertainment
T-222 Pioneer LDC
T-223 TOKUMA SHOTEN
T-224 I'Max
T-227 Vantan International/Electric Dreams
T-231 Pai
T-232 Ecole > Reindeer
T-234 Bandai Visual
T-235 Quintet
T-240 9003 > OpenBook9003
T-241 Multisoft/Millenium Interactive
T-242 Sky Think System
T-243 OCC
T-246 INCREMENT P (iPC)
T-249 King Records
T-250 Fun House
T-251 Patra
T-252 Inner Brain
T-253 Make Software
T-255 Kodansha
T-257 Clef
T-260 Fujitsu Parex/JAPAN MEDIA PROGRAMMING (JAMP)
T-261 Xing Entertainment
T-264 Media Quest
T-270 Nihon System
T-271 Virgin Interactive Entertainment, SCHOLAR
T-273 Datt Japan
T-278 MediaWorks
T-279 KADOKAWA
T-280 Elf
T-282 TOMY
T-289 KSS/media muse, OPEN SESAME
T-290 MYCOM(Mainichi Communications)
T-291 Warashi
T-292 Metro
T-293 SAI-MATE
T-296 BMG Victor/Planning Office WADA (pow)
T-300 WARP
T-303 Masudaya
T-306 Soft Office
T-308 Sada soft (Genki)
T-309 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE PUBLISHING (ESP), NEVER LAND/TAITO
T-310 Shar Rock
T-311 JALECO, NATSUME
T-312 NEXUS INTERACT/DaZZ, ISCO, Digital weare
T-313 Aplix
T-314 Omiya Soft
T-315 Victor JVC
T-316 Zoom
T-321 Ten
T-322 FUJITSU/Digital weare
T-325 TGL (TECHNICAL GROUP LABORATORY)
T-326 RED/SIMS
T-328 Waka Manufacturing
T-329 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE PUBLISHING (ESP), TREASURE
T-330 Tokuma Shoten Intermedia
T-331 Camelot
T-339 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE PUBLISHING (ESP), STING
T-340 CHUN SOFT
T-341 Aki
T-342 From Software
T-346 Daiki
T-348 Aspect
T-350 MiCROViSion
T-351 GAINAX
T-354 FortyFive (45XLV)
T-355 Enix
T-356 Ray
T-357 TONKINHOUSE
T-360 OUTRIGGER/Infini Entertainment Technology/Sierra
T-361 BANDAI VISUAL, B-factory
T-362 Lay-up
T-363 AXELA/BREAK
T-364 WorkJam (DIGITAL TOKYO, PLANPLAN)
T-365 Nsyscom > Syscom Entertainment
T-367 Full On Games
T-369 UEP-System
T-370 Shouei System > Xuse
T-371 GMF/Falcom
T-373 ADK/SNK
T-374 SOFTSTAR ENTERTAINMENT
T-375 Nexton
T-376 Denshi Media Services
T-379 Takuyo
T-380 Starlight Marry
T-381 CRYSTAL VISION/Scoop
T-382 K and P
T-383 AquaPlus
T-384 Media Gallop/K and P
T-385 Culture Brain
T-386 LOCUS/SOLITON SOFTWARE
T-387 Entertainment Software Publishing (ESP)
T-388 NEC Home Electronics
T-390 Pulse Interactive
T-391 Random House
T-394 DigiToys/VIVARIUM
T-395 Mebius
T-396 Panther Software
T-397 Hitachi Media Force
T-398 Net Village > Gamevillage/C's ware
T-400 Noisia
T-401 Shangri-La
T-408 Marvelous Entertainment
T-409 Bottom Up > Softmax
T-410 Daikoku Denki/Falcon
T-411 Sunrise Interactive
T-412 Bimboosoft
T-415 Caramelpot
T-418 Sega Toys
T-422 Winkysoft
T-423 Cyber Front
T-424 DaZZ/Nexus Interact
T-428 KOBI
T-429 Fujicom
T-433 Real Vision
T-434 Visit
T-435 Global A Entertainment
T-438 Studio Wonder Effect
T-439 Media Factory
T-444 Abel
T-445 Softmax
T-446 ISAO
T-447 Kool Kizz Amusement Works
T-448 GeneX/Ninelives
T-451 Yuke's/THQ
T-455 TV Asahi
T-456 Crazy Games
T-457 Atmark/Yuki Enterprise
T-458 Hackberry
T-461 Star Fish
T-462 Idea Factory
T-463 Brocolli
T-465 Princess Soft
T-467 G.rev
T-469 Symbio Planning
T-471 Alchemist
T-473 Playmore/SNK
T-474 D3 Publisher
T-475 "Chara, Rainsoftware/Milksoft"
T-476 GN Software (Good Navigate)
T-477 Alfa System
T-478 Milestone
T-479 Triangle Service
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where do you find these T- numbers?

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QUOTE (Donnyku @ Jul 8 2010, 09:20 AM)
where do you find these T- numbers?

Spine Cards and Box Art

Example

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-55-49-en-70-57l.html

QUOTE
Original Name
Release Date Feb 03, 2000
Genre Action Adventure
Version Japan
PAX-Code PAX0000115090
Catalog No. T-1210M
Item Code 4976219355933
Players 1


T-12 10 M


T-12
= Capcom
10 = 10th Capcom release for Dreamcast
M = M stands for Dreamcast I think?
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Very interesting information.

I have my Sega titles right next to me, so I'm seeing what blanks I can fill in on the third party developers:

Hopefully these are accurate, if people could check against theirs that would be great-- I've listed the titles that I used to determine these in case it's helpful. They're US versions, but I've checked a lot of the numbers that are already on the list and they match up so I assume they carried over. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just trying to help somehow.

Only one issue is that I'm not sure whether the numbers are for the individual developers, or the publishers. Thus, I'll list both if applicable.

T-50 Seems to be connected to Electronic Arts and its divisions? I have T-50 on both a copy of Hi-Octane for Saturn (from Bullfrog, noted as part of EA on the back of the manual) and on Wing Commander for Sega CD ("produced by Origin Systems, Inc., an Electronic Arts company") If others could dig up titles from these companies it may help.

T-97 Williams Entertainment, Inc. (source: Mortal Kombat 3, Genesis)

T-113 Psygnosis (source: Lemmings 2, Genesis)

T-124 Spectrum Holobyte (publisher) or Bitmap Brothers (developer) (source: Soliders of Fortune, Genesis)

T-132 Playmates Interactive Entertainment (publisher) or Shiny Entertainment, Inc. (developer) (source: Earthworm Jim, Genesis-- also Earthworm Jim 2, Saturn)
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Nice research. I am wondering about that M though. Do other regions of that game have different letters?

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so the T-89026 would mean Ballistic, 2nd release, Genesis? (Monopoly for the Genesis)

I have another game, Combat Cars by Accolade but there is no numbers on the spinecard or anything. (also Genesis)

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PAL Doom for Saturn (id?) - T-25406H-50
PAL Bubble Bobble for Saturn (Aclaim) - T-8131H-50
PAL Sonic 3D - MK-1844-50

That's all I've got until I can rumage around later.
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NTSC-U Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Saturn) - T-1213H

I'll see if I can dig around for a few Genesis games tomorrow.

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QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Jul 7 2010, 08:11 PM)
Mark V - Fifth Generation
Hardware: Mega Drive
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-4000 Series and also G-5000 Series (Battery Back-up)
Planet Designation: Venus? (I thought I remember reading somewhere that the Mark V became Project Venus, but I can't find this confirmed anywhere. Project Venus seems to be the designation of the Nomad)
Did you just make up the mark V or did you get it from those papers saying "SEGA MKV"? Also I believe that the Mega Drive was Earth.

Also, I doubt the Sega CD and 32x are given marks since they aren't stand-alone hardware. Moreover, I don't think the Saturn has a mark number assigned to it because it broke the compatibility chain, so it can't be considered a successor at all. Maybe the Jupiter would be mark VI, in any case.

And those publisher codes can be taken off the game headers too.

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QUOTE (Sik @ Jul 8 2010, 06:00 PM)
QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Jul 7 2010, 08:11 PM)
Mark V - Fifth Generation
Hardware: Mega Drive
Official Catalogue Numbers: G-4000 Series and also G-5000 Series (Battery Back-up)
Planet Designation: Venus? (I thought I remember reading somewhere that the Mark V became Project Venus, but I can't find this confirmed anywhere. Project Venus seems to be the designation of the Nomad)
Did you just make up the mark V or did you get it from those papers saying "SEGA MKV"? Also I believe that the Mega Drive was Earth.

Also, I doubt the Sega CD and 32x are given marks since they aren't stand-alone hardware. Moreover, I don't think the Saturn has a mark number assigned to it because it broke the compatibility chain, so it can't be considered a successor at all. Maybe the Jupiter would be mark VI, in any case.

And those publisher codes can be taken off the game headers too.


Yeah, I continued the Marks beyond 4 when technically there is no basis for it. It sort of matches the G-1000 series though sort of, where each new generation gets a new 1000 group.

I was thinking maybe the Mega LD was the 7000 or 8000 group, but I don't think Sega published any in-house Mega LD software.


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QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Jul 8 2010, 06:00 PM)
Yeah, I continued the Marks beyond 4 when technically there is no basis for it. It sort of matches the G-1000 series though sort of, where each new generation gets a new 1000 group.
Well, I know that the Mega Drive is officially mark V because of those papers. It can be seen on some of the stuff Tom Payne released, as well as a few stuff Yasuhara had done for Sonic Xtreme that Senn posted on Senntient.

QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Jul 8 2010, 06:00 PM)
I was thinking maybe the Mega LD was the 7000 or 8000 group, but I don't think Sega published any in-house Mega LD software.
Didn't Sega license the Mega CD technology, though? They could have reserved the range.

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well looking at it in a rom, Combat Cars is listed as: GM T-119106-00@!J

So I guess Accolade would be 119?

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Possibly (or maybe it's T-11). Does the copyright field say "(C)T119" or "(C)T-11"?

EDIT: Retro, stop "fixing" my text =[
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The Sega Mega Drive was supposedly known as the Mark V in Taiwan. Might have been a code name at some point too.

I actually forget where I've heard this from (might have been Sega Retro, might have been Wikipedia) but supposedly it was because they adopted the "Mark" system like the Japanese, but named the redesigned "Master System II" console the "Mark IV".

But of course the main problem behind this is the internet doesn't really like to stock up on photos.

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©T-1191994.MAYCOMBAT CARS is way it says so I guess that means it was May of 94 it came out? So yeah T-119

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