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Goemon 2 & 3 English Translations Released for Super Nintendo/Super Famicom

Legendary translation group DDSTranslation released English translations of Ganbare Goemon 2 and 3 at romhacking.net today. Long considered gems of the Super Famicom library, the legendary Goemon series is starting to open up for English speakers after decades of pleas from fans. The Goemon games are extremely difficult to translate because of they way they […]

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Nintendo Power Cartridge Manual Scanning Project Complete

Last year, I reported on an effort by Gc8tech to scan the rare Nintendo Power Cartridge Service Manual in high resolution. The Nintendo Power service (not the magazine of the same namesake) was a kiosk based flash cartridge that Nintendo offered in Japan, where users could buy an SF-Cassette that could be reflashed with Super […]

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Vextreme: An Open-Source Vectrex Flash Cart

Rattboi and Technobly have designed a new open-source Vectrex Flash Cart called the Vextreme, based on Spritesmod’s Vectrex Extreme flash cart, which was generously open-sourced by Spritesmod (GPL3). The PCB design was largely based on pictures posted at Spritesmod, but with a retooled firmware and boot ROM that are easier to build. The cart has […]

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New Super Mario Land (SNES) “No Woohoo Sound Effect” Hack

New Super Mario Land stands as a high water mark of homebrew coding–a masterpiece for the ages. A 16-bit re-imagining of the classic Game Boy Super Mario Land for the Super Nintendo by a legendary scene coder. Although after hours of gameplay, the characters’ “woohoo!” jumping sound effect can become repetitive, so many requested a […]

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Upcoming MiSTer Cores: Sega CD, PlayStation, Jaguar, Cave Arcade, CPS1, and more

Bob asked me to write up the upcoming MiSTer FPGA cores, and I came up with quite a few. Below are the *known* in-progress or planned cores that are being worked on or researched. As is the case with MiSTer, you never know when something will simply manifest out of the ether, so there are […]

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New Super Mario Land for Super Nintendo Released

New Super Mario Land is a new homebrew release that re-imagines Super Mario Land, the iconic Game Boy title, on the Super Nintendo. It was developed in secret by a mystery coder and 30 custom cartridges of it were sent out to select people to celebrate the Game Boy’s 30th Anniversary. ChronoMoogle posted pictures and […]

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MiSTer JAMMA Arcade Interface (and Raspberry Pi) & New Arcade Supergun

Antonio Villena has designed a plug-and-play device for easily installing MiSTer in an arcade cabinet, which also supports Raspberry Pi when combined with πCRT. I covered some exclusive technical details of the JAMMA Interface in my latest video. Antonio also announced a new Supergun that he’s designed. It will work with arcade PCBs and is […]

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RGBench – Oscilloscope Video Interface Device

Qwertymodo designed an all-purpose multi video input device for interfacing video devices with oscilloscopes, and received so much attention that he decided to put the product up for sale. It will be useful for developers and video product designers who want a clean, easy to use interface for testing video signals on a scope. RGBench […]