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Racketboy’s MiSTer Omnibus Article

Racketboy contacted several people involved with MiSTer asked them to contribute to an in-depth article he wrote about the MiSTer FPGA Multi-Platform Console. It’s very well done and offers exciting views of what lies ahead, the state of things now, and it also works as a great introduction to FPGA-based hardware emulation in contrast to […]

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Furrtek’s Neo Geo FPGA Core

Furrtek has just posted a Neo Geo FPGA progress update on his Patreon page:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/progress-january-24218461 The post is subscriber-only, so I don’t want to share the whole story…but it looks like Furrtek has games running!!!  At the moment, it’s video only, but he thinks he’ll be able to integrate Jotego’s YM core pretty easily. Please consider supporting […]

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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 […]

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MiSTer 3D Printed Case

There’s now a 3D printed case available for the MiSTer FPGA kit.  It can be ordered in different color configurations and has models for both the full kit + IO board, as well as the HDMI-only version with a fan.  Sadly, the glow-in-the-dark option isn’t available on only the IO ports, would might be a […]

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MiSTer Pack List v3.0 Released – Updater Script Special Edition

I just pushed MiSTer Pack List v3.0 to Github. V3 is a complete redesign based around the new functionality of the Updater Script by Locutus73. I worked with Locutus behind the scenes and he designed the script around the file-layout of the MiSTer Pack List. Basically, it’s so integrated now that you will never have […]

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The ZX Spectrum Gets a New Game, Courtesy of Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Netflix really seems to have a thing for retro games and the 80’s in general.  Castlevania, Stranger Things, Hi Score Girl, and now Bandersnatch.  In this interactive movie, watchers are encouraged to interact in a “choose-your-own-adventure” style of game where choices determine the final outcome.  That’s not what this article is about though.