SmokeMonster

XboxHD+ Xbox HDMI Expansion Adds Scaling and New Features

Dustin from MakeMHz posted a blog update announcing updates to the original XboxHD, as well as the launch of an upcoming expanded version called XboxHD+ with a list of features aiming to fully modernize the original Xbox’s video output. Incredibly, the new features being added to the + model will also be applicable to the […]

Alex Mitchell

N64Digital Mod Announced by Pixel FX

Earlier this morning, a company calling itself Pixel FX—staffed by console modding legends Citrus300psi, Chriz2600, and Woozle64—announced a new digital-to-digital modification for the Nintendo 64. The unsurprisingly named N64Digital follows in the footsteps of similar modifications for the Dreamcast and Playstation, appearing to offer the same rich feature set that has made those mods instant […]

Rany Battikh

GBHD Color Consolizer by Gamebox Systems

Less than a year after announcing and releasing their first consolizer project, the VGA-based DMG-Consolizer, Gamebox Systems just revealed their second entry into their Gameboy consolization line of products: The GBHD Color Consolizer. As the name implies, the GBHD Color Consolizer aims at turning the original DMG’s successor, the Gameboy Color aka CGB, into a […]

Alex Mitchell

Citrus3000psi Teases Mod for Original Xbox [Updated]

[Update: Dan has posted some more thoughts about the XboxDigital design in a follow up tweet, which has been included at the bottom of this article.] Dan Kunz, a.k.a. Citrus3000psi, has had a big week; a new batch of GC Loaders sold out, the final run of WiiDual boards are set to be shipped soon, and the […]

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 […]

Alex Mitchell

Next-gen Xbox will further enhance OG Xbox titles

In a story that blends next-gen and retro gaming, Microsoft has confirmed more details regarding the future of its backwards compatibility efforts with Xbox Series X. For a feature produced by the team at Digital Foundry, Microsoft demonstrated an OG Xbox title running at sixteen times its original rendering resolution with HDR output on its new […]

Capture Card Testing with the OSSC and MiSTer

Recently, SmokeMonster published an article detailing how to achieve 5x and 6x mode with MiSTer, and with the use of a Datapath Vision E1/E1S Capture Card, being able to record or stream lagless gameplay. But with the fact it’s aging hardware and the Amazon price is roughly $880, I wanted to look for other options. […]

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 […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

GameCube HDMI Adapter 20% Off on Amazon

Amazon is running a special code offer to get 20% off the GCHD Mk-2 from EON.  This is the revised HDMI adapter for the Nintendo GameCube which Citrus3000PSI aided in.  This special code to get 20% off is running in conjunction with the GOML2019 tournament which among other things is showcasing both the adapter and […]