Alex Mitchell

FXPAK SuperGameBoy Improvements Continue

Even after continued support for the better part of a decade, significant new features are still being implemented on the FXPAK (nee, SD2SNES) series of Super Nintendo flash carts. In the last few weeks alone we have seen save states, Super Game Boy simulation, and now robust support for MSU-1 mods that enable CD-quality soundtracks […]

Alex Mitchell

Analogue Delays Nt Mini V2, Details New Features

(Edit: Previous revisions of this article contained a typo that referenced analog video output from the DB-15 instead of the HD-15 port. This typo has been corrected. To reiterate, the Nt Mini Noir is not capable of outputting analog video from its DB-15 port.) Retro hardware manufacturer Analogue released several statements today regarding the latest […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

ZX Spectrum Component Video

c0pperdragon the designer of the component mod for the Commodore 64 (C64) now has a sister project designed for the ZX (Zed EX) Spectrum family of British micro computers.  This mod will replace and take the space of the existing RF Modulator port socket without having to make any cuts to the computer’s case.  Utilizing […]

SmokeMonster

MiSTer 1536p Support Added – “3K” “Retina” Video Mode Recipe

Sorge, the head of the MiSTer FPGA project, swapped out the old screen in his MiSTer-modded PiCade for a 2048×1536 screen, and promptly added native support for the somewhat strange resolution used by Apple’s Retina Display iPads. I previously reported on MiSTer video scaler improvements that added support for other >1080p resolutions like 1440p and […]

SmokeMonster

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

“Analogue 8” Trademark Abandoned

As of March 23rd, 2020, Hi-Fi retro console manufacturer Analogue Inc has abandoned its trademark for the long-rumoured Analogue 8 console. Filed in mid-2019 along with the Analogue Pocket trademark, the listing sparked rumours that Analogue was designing a console similar to the Nt Mini but with a focus on reducing costs by eliminating the […]

SmokeMonster

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, […]

SmokeMonster

MiSTer: 1440p & 1200p Video Mode Recipes – 6X & 5X Scaling

Update: Due to improvements to its video scaler, MiSTer now supports up to 1536p. I wrote up the details here. I have been on a quest to improve my MiSTer video capture setup for 2020, with the goal of improving my channel’s videos and streams. Few people might realize this, but MiSTer supports resolutions far […]