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MiSTer Capcom CPS-1 Arcade & ArduBoy FPGA Cores

Jotego has been releasing beta versions of his MiSTer & MiST Capcom CPS-1 Arcade FPGA cores to his patrons, allowing fans to dive into the largely unported CPS-1 library. Each week he has brought a few new games to the core, and he intends to support the entire CPS-1 library. The core is currently private, […]

Bob

MSX to SMS Conversion Updates

Members of the SMS Power forum have been working on converting games from the 1983 MSX Computer to the Sega Master System and support for these conversions seems to have increased lately.  Both the SMS console and MSX computer are run off a Z80 processor, allowing compatibility with the main code of most games. While […]

Bob

Calibrating Geometry on a PVM

Steve from RetroTech has just posted a video about how to access the service menu and calibrate the geometry of Sony N-Series PVM’s. WARNING:  Changing settings in the service menu of your PVM can have irreversible, unwanted effects on your monitor!  Please write down every setting you’ve changed, in case you need to revert back to […]

Bob

AVS Wireless Controller – 3D Printed NES Case For Sale

Greg has just listed his 3D-printed replacement shell for the RetroUSB AVS NES controller on Laserbear.net:  https://laserbear.net/shop?olsPage=products%2Fretrousb-wireless-gamepad-traditional-controller-shell&page=3 The design was previously available for people to download on Thingiverse, but this is the first time Greg’s officially selling them on his website.  As a note:  This is only the replacement case and does not include the controller! The […]

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Super Mario 64’s Smoke Effect Bug Fixed After 24 Years

When Mario catches fire in Super Mario 64, black smoke pours from his rear end, along with a heavy smattering of black garbage pixels. This is due to a mistake in the game code that displays the texture in the wrong format. The black pixels should actually be transparent. The bug went largely unnoticed for […]

Bob

Weekly Roundup #193

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  http://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-03-18_193.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   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment […]

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How The PS1’s Security Was Defeated

Modern Vintage Gamer recently released a video that explains how the original PlayStaytion’s security was defeated and how the discs themselves were left mostly unencrypted. The story is more complicated than “people used a swap trick” though, with MVG detailing how the security functions worked and how it related to the technology of the era.  […]