MiSTer 240p 120Hz on a VGA CRT Monitor

Many people in the retro gaming scene are interested in having a “professional monitor” experience, but don’t have the budget for a PVM or BVM.  One alternative to this, is using pretty much any good condition VGA monitor, doubling 240p to 480p (since CRT VGA monitors aren’t compatible with 240p), then adding artificial scanlines.  This results […]

Testing MiSTer S-Video and Composite

Louis from ZezRetro and I wanted to test out some of the hardware available that lets you output S-Video and Composite from a MiSTer.  There’s multiple ways this can be accomplished and we wanted to test the pro’s and cons of each, live and in real time.  There’s a lot that goes into these conversions and […]

MiSTer’s PSX Core 16:9 Mode Explained

Now that FPGAzumSpass’s PlayStation 1 FPGA core is out to the public, I wanted to highlight one of the coolest features available for flat-panel gamers:  True widescreen 16:9 support.  There’s been a bit of confusion about this, as certain menu screens (including the PSX BIOS screen) and logos stretch when this mode is enabled, leading […]