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CPS2Companion Transforms Arduino Into CPS2 EPROM Dumper/Flasher

Loïc Petit released an open-source project to build an add-on for the Arduino Mega that allows you to easily dump or flash Capcom CPS2 Arcade EPROMs for people who want a dedicated device, or who don’t have a full EEPROM burner setup. This solution is tailored specifically to CPS2, and includes security injection based on […]

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Big MiSTer Arcade Core Refresh & New Additions

Many older MiSTer arcade FPGA cores have been left behind from the overhauls and updates that console and PC cores received over the last year. Several were still on the old scaler and lacked new features. Alan Steremberg has made it his mission to bring every single one of them up to date and on […]

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Final Fight 30th Anniversary brings 3-Player Mode to Real Arcade Hardware

Grego and Rotwang have released a ROMhack of Final Fight Arcade, which will run on real arcade hardware. Called Final Fight 30th Anniversary Edition, it’s one of the most impressive and ambitious hacks that I’ve seen, bringing an entirely new gameplay mechanic, complete with a working HUD for the third player. It is still in […]

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Arkanoid Arcade FPGA Core for MiSTer by Ace

Last month Ace joined me on a live-stream to reveal a preview of his impressive new FPGA core for MiSTer, Arkanoid (1986) Arcade. The core is now publicly released after a very long development cycle that required transposing several PCBs of real arcade hardware (a mix of arcade PCBs, old ICs, and other soft-core donors) […]

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3D Printed Rotary Controller – Competition Pro Spinner: GhettoBillGates Remix

GhettoBillGates has released a DIY package for building your own high-quality arcade rotary controller AKA “spinner” for games like Arkanoid. His design files include the 3D printable case and a parts list of easily obtainable components, with links. It’s USB and emulates a mouse X axis and left-click, perfect for emulators and MiSTer. It will […]

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New Run of InfiniKey CPS2s Coming

RetroRGB.com previously covered the introduction of new tools that prevent or reverse the “suiciding” of Capcom CPS-2 arcade boards, using the techniques researched and documented by a team at the Arcadehacker Blog. The Inifinikey is one such device, which was cheap and sold extremely well. The first batch potentially saved 1,000 CPS-2 games, permanently protecting […]

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New Arcade Platform: EXA-Arcadia at the Japanese Amusement Expo (JAEPO) – 2019

The upcoming arcade platform EXA-Arcadia appeared in full force at the Japanese Amusement Expo [JAEPO], with a number of cabinets (mostly Viewlix) set up and ready to play with a large variety of horizontal and vertical games, ranging from new Shoot ’em Ups to Fighters. ArcadeHeroes.com has been covering the new platform since it was […]

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MiSTer Ghosts ‘n Goblins Core Released: Things just got serious.

Sorge–AKA Alexey, the mastermind behind MiSTer–ported Jotego’s (Jose Tejada) open-source Ghosts ‘n Goblins MiST FPGA core to MiSTer, and released it today. A user shared a pre-compiled ROM here, and the core itself can be obtained using the Updater Script or on Github. The Ghosts ‘n Goblins [Makaimura] arcade PCB platform was similar to several […]