Alex Mitchell

Fixel Opens Pre-Orders for Multi-Console HDMI Mod

Retro developer Fixel, who we’ve covered before for their 3DO optical drive emulator, has just announced and put up pre-orders for a Digital A/V mod that supports multiple consoles. As of this article, the kit supports: Earlier 3DO console revisions with a MADAM & CLIO chip. This mod may eventually support the single chip ANVIL 3DO […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

NEW SEGA Saturn SDLoader

A new method for running code on SEGA Saturn off an SD card has been developed — and it works via the Player 2 controller port… In early September, Murzik posted a thread on SegaXtreme detailing his invention, which he calls the SDLoader. It involves stripping a Saturn controller or controller extension cord and wiring it to […]

Alex Mitchell

PixelFX Updates PS1Digital, N64Digital to v2.0

PixelFX, a trio of hardware developers responsible for some of the community’s most polished console HDMI mods, has just released a significant firmware update for both their PS1Digital and N64Digital output boards. While this update implements some exciting new features for users of both mods, it also gives us window in to how PixelFX plans to […]

Matthew Underwood

Kaze’s F3 2022 Mod/Hack Trailer Showcase

Nintendo 64 rom hacking legend, Kaze Emanuar has just put out his fifth annual F3 presentation. This is a roundup of trailers for some of the best looking retro or retro adjacent mods and rom hacking projects that are targeting release in the next year. It’s mostly stuff centered around retro consoles, though there are […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Saturn’s 3D Control Pad Has Gone Wireless

Back in November of 2021, SHIRO! reported on some exciting work in progress by two individuals (Drew Kenaz & Izzi Patrick) to make Saturn’s 3D Analog Control Pad completely wireless. After nearly 8 months, significant progress has been made, and here we’ll bring folks up to speed on how all of this came together from […]

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

MODE: v1.03R02 Firmware and Saturn/DC Database Update

Retro hardware developer Terraonion has released two updates over as many weeks to refine the experience of using their Sega Saturn and Dreamcast Optical Drive Emulator—M.O.D.E. Firmware v1.03R02 landed about two weeks ago and adjusts a few things for Saturn and Dreamcast users. Terraonion has provided this changelog: [SAT] Fix CDDA noise added by previous […]

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 […]