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RGB-Pi JAMMA Install Tutorial

Goombakid has just posted an easy-to-follow install tutorial for the RGB-Pi.  I’ve personally been using mine for months now and find it really easy to use if you’re already familiar with how arcade machines and the JAMMA standard work.  If not, this tutorial will provide some direction and help out:  https://nostalgaming.blogspot.com/2020/01/setting-up-raspberry-pi-33-and-rgb-pi.html Please keep in mind that […]

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Matt Philips on Computerphile

Tanglewood creator Matt Philips was just featured in a video by computerphile!  He walks up through what it takes to start with nothing and get to “hello world” on an original Sega Genesis / Sega Megadrive. While this video is both informative and entertaining, it’s also a direct look into all the effort that went […]

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Unreleased SNES Game Cooly Skunk Found

The unreleased game Cooly Skunk was just found and dumped for the public!  The game was originally announced in 1994 for the SNES and a demo was even broadcast on the Satellaview, but the project was eventually moved to the PlayStation, where the game was received poorly. The Satellaview demo was recently found and after […]

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Weekly Roundup #185

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-01-22_185.mp3 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  Please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services:  https://www.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  / https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / […]

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byuu’s ‘The Edge Of Emulation’

Developer byuu just posted a really interesting article about the current state of SNES emulation and pretty much the only thing left to finish:  Individual pixel timings.  While this may only affect raster effect accuracy in emulation, it goes much deeper than that… When I was a kid, emulation was a new, fun way to […]

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Sega Triple Bypass v2.0 Now For Sale

Insurrection Industries has just released version 2 of the Sega Triple Bypass:  https://insurrectionindustries.com/product/genesis_triple_bypass_v2/ The Sega Triple Bypass (3BP) project was started as a way to get the best audio and video quality out of every model Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, as none perform “perfectly”.  Generally speaking, Model 1’s have excellent audio, but very noisy video […]

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How Game Boy Graphics Work

Modern Vintage Gamer has just released a new video detailing both how the graphics in the original GameBoy worked and the differences between GB and GBC hardware.  It was an interesting overview in how the console was able to achieve some of the very cool graphics tricks that seemed impossible at the console’s launch. I […]

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PS1HDMI Progress Update

Christof has been hard at work on the PS1HDMI project and it looks like he’s made some excellent progress!  One of the most impressive features is the ability to switch between 240p and 480i resolution with the potential for zero dropouts.  Not all TV’s and capture cards will react the same to this, but the […]

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bsnes HD 16:9 Beta Demo’d

DerKoun has recently implemented the ability to play custom-patched SNES roms in true 16:9.  This feature is added to his bsnes fork, currently at beta version 10:  https://github.com/DerKoun/bsnes-hd/releases For those of you new to the emulation scene, bsnes is an excellent software emulator for the Super Nintendo console.  You can load “roms” of games onto […]