Alex Mitchell

MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]

SmokeMonster

Atari Jaguar CD: Reverse Polarity Protection Diode Fix

Last week I documented the method for adding a reverse polarity protection diode to the Atari Jaguar, to prevent damage caused by attaching the wrong power supply. ElectronAsh came up with the same mod for the Jaguar CD add-on, although it is a little more complex. Do not attempt this if you don’t own a […]

SmokeMonster

Atari Jaguar: Reverse Polarity Protection Diode Fix

The Atari Jaguar has no protection against reversed polarity power supplies, so if a center-positive PSU is mistakenly connected it will destroy several components in the console rendering it dead*. It is common knowledge that you can add a diode to protect against this, but I searched for proper instructions without luck. ElectronAsh was kind […]

SmokeMonster

MiSTer FX68K Cycle-Accurate Motorola 68000 Core Source Released

Ijor released the source code for FX68K a cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core (soft cores are components, rather than whole platforms) that was first hinted at in the release of his Atari ST core FXCAST. The 68000 was a common processor used in a wide range of consoles, home PCs, and arcade games. Having a perfect […]

Bob

Atari Jaguar Repro Pro Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

The Atari Jaguar 6-button “pro” controllers are finally open for pre-order and must be ordered in pairs:  https://hoskinson-industries.myshopify.com/products/atari-jaguar-pro-controller The project started about a year ago, with the goal in mind to create the highest-quality reproduction controllers.  Great efforts have been made so that the outside is equal in quality to the original, official Atari controllers, with […]

Bob

Two New Jaguar Games Available For Pre-Order

Pre-ordered for two new Atari Jaguar games have just opened on Atariage:  http://atariage.com/forums/topic/283125-defender-of-the-crown-and-treasure-island-dizzy-arrive-on-the-jaguar/ I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that these games most likely use the Motorola 68000 processor built into the Jaguar and not the main Tom & Jerry chips, resulting in a more 16-bit look.  Still, it’s fun to see […]