Monday, 14 January 2019

TOP3000 Universal Programmer

I recently purchased a TOP3000 Programmer. Should come in handy for many retro gaming and computer projects. After some research I settled on the TOP3000 because it has a 48pin ZIF socket.

This allow you to work with 42pin EPROM devices, such as those found in the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges without the need for adapters. The larger 48pin ZIF socket on this device is also capable of programming many BIOS ROMs for older/retro 8bit & 16bit computers.

I currently only have an external USB DVD/CD drive. It's stored away in a box, so when the unit arrived, I went online to see if I could find the TOP3000 software API called Topall 8x. I couldn't find any functioning links to download it from, so I decided to dig out my USB optical drive and create an ISO of  the disk that came with the unit. Anyone can download the disk image from the public link bellow.


This is the latest software for use with this device in Windows 10, as of this post (also works with XP/Vista/Win7/Win8, X64 & X86 ).

I have some cool projects involving the TOP3000 coming up in the near future, so stay tuned for more.


  1. Thank you so much. I've been trying to find this software for *hours*. I was worried that I'd bought a paperweight! Thanks!

  2. I have the latest version (2019-11-22) of this software.
    Its suport: TOP 2013 TOP3000 TOP3100