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Orpheus: The Ultimate Classic DOS Gaming PC Sound Card

The Orpheus sound card has entered production. It aims to be the ultimate ISA sound card for classic DOS computers, produced by the same group that makes the PCMIDI (Roland MPU-401 alternative) that we covered recently. Orpheus is feature packed and focused on perfect classic gaming PC compatibility. The card is based around the Crystal […]

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Project Blue: A New NES 8-Bit Action-Platformer

First Press Games has launched a Kickstarter for a new Nintendo Famicom & NES platformer, Project Blue. Both versions have both been successfully funded, but if you want to secure the exclusives there are still 10 days until the Famicom campaign closes on 07/18/2020. The NES campaign was funded in 2019 and carts will be […]

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SD2SNES Super Game Boy Open-Sourced, Author Revealed

Redacted173 has revealed themselves as the author of the new SD2SNES Super Game Boy 2 support (although with a name like redacted we still don’t really know who they are), and has open-sourced its code on GitHub along with an update. I have compiled a care package with all of the necessary files here. FURiOUS, […]

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SD2SNES Gets Super Game Boy Support

Update: More details in my new article. An anonymous coder dropped off a modified SD2SNES firmware in a few places today which adds a Super Game Boy core to the SD2SNES. The Super Game Boy was a cartridge that allowed you to play Game Boy games on a Super Nintendo. It contained an entire Game […]

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Darksoft Namco System 1 Arcade Multi Announced

Darksoft has unveiled his latest arcade multi system, this time for Namco System 1, a platform with notable games like Splatterhouse, Dragon Spirit (one of my personal favorites), Dangerous Seed, Galaga ’88, Marchen Maze, Pac Mania, and more. It is priced at 320 Euros (about $360 USD), and will require a donor System 1 arcade […]

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Saturn King of Fighters ’95 4MB RAM Cart Hack

YZB first brought us a 4MB optimized Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and now they have patched Saturn’s King of Fighters ’95 to bypass its proprietary ROM cart, utilizing common aftermarket 4MB RAM carts instead, just as they did for Ultraman recently. Like Ultraman, KOF95’s custom ROM cart worked flawlessly as a physical copy protection […]

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Dreamcast Xeno Crisis Released

Bitmap Bureau today made the surprise announcement that the Sega Dreamcast release of Xeno Crisis complete, and they have already shipped out all pre-orders. That is quite a feat considering the state of global supply chains. As with their Xeno Crisis release for the Genesis, a ROM download option is also available in CDI format […]

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Saturn Ultraman Hack Bypasses Proprietary ROM Cart Via 4MB Cart

ROMhacker YZB has released another Sega Saturn hack, following up their recent release of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 4MB RAM Cart Hack. This one is for Ultraman [Ultraman: Hikari no Kyojin Densetsu], a 2D fighter that is one of two Saturn titles requiring its own proprietary ROM cart, along with King of Fighters […]