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Ninja Gaiden PC Engine English Patch by David Shadoff

Dave Shadoff is a PC Engine developer who has been working behind the scenes for decades, researching the platform’s hardware and sharing his findings with other developers. He has also aided translators and has published a number of translated ROMs himself. He is currently working on MiSTer’s FPGA core. Recently, on the SmokeMonster Elite Discord, […]

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Furrtek Maps the PC Engine HuC6270 with John McMaster

Furrtek decapped the PC Engine platform’s (PCE/TurboGrafx-16/CoreGrafx/SuperGrafx/Duo/etc) video generator chip, the HuC6270, back in November, and then sent it to John McMaster for photographing and imaging. John just published an extremely high resolution map of the chip that can be used for reverse engineering. Decapping is the process of removing the casing of an integrated […]

Alex Mitchell

PS1Digital Update: New FPGA, Reclocking Features

On April 1st 2020, Dan “citrus3000psi” Kunz tweeted some updates on the PS1Digital (nee, PS1HDMI) project. The PS1Digital, like the DCDigital, is a hardware modification that adds HDMI ports to compatible consoles by tapping in to the digital video and audio signals on their respective motherboards. While high-quality analog video signals can look excellent on […]

Bob

‘Sega Forever’ Now Sega’s Official Retro Social Media Channels

‘Sega Forever‘ has just announced that their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels will now be the official social media accounts for all Sega’s retro-related content, including the Sega Ages collections. At the moment, ‘Sega Forever’ is a platform for playing both ported (Christian Whitehead Sonic’s, Crazy Taxi) and emulated (the rest) Sega games on […]

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Deunan Teases FM Towns PC ODE

Deunan, the designer of the official GDEMU (Dreamcast), the Phoebe and Rhea (Saturn) and the Doc Brown (FM Towns Marty) ODEs has just teased a work-in-progress picture of an ODE for the FM Towns tower PCs tentatively called the “Grey Tower Wizard”. The new device is designed to be installed internally without requiring removal of […]

Bob

Weekly Roundup #195

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=2020-04-01_195.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   eBay Store:  https://ebay.to/2ESH3e4 T-Shirts:  […]

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Force Gear & Twinbee Discovered as Hidden Games on the PCE Mini

The Turbografx and Coregrafx Mini consoles may have been delayed, but PC Engine Mini orders placed before March 5th on Amazon Japan have arrived at many people’s homes. As time have passed, users have discovered that there are hidden alternate versions of games that can be accessed by holding down the “select” button on the […]

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Traffic Safety Game Uncovered for the SMS

The SMS Power forums recently uncovered and released an extremely rare Japanese game about traffic safety for the Sega Master system.  If that wasn’t impressive enough, the community has also released a translation patch so that English speakers can also play this title! According to the research done by a someone with the pseudonym SukaSega, […]

Bob

VGA to SCART Sync Combiner

Mike Chi, creator of the RetroTINK line of products has just uploaded a free design that’s an RGBHV to RGBs sync combiner.  This is NOT a 480p VGA to SCART downscaler, just a connector and sync converter!!!  Please allow me to explain… The purpose of this board, is twofold: To simply change a connector from […]