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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 […]

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TurboGrafx-16 R-Type converted to SuperGrafx

Someone mentioned a fabled R-Type TurboGrafx-16-to-SuperGrafx conversion in my Discord yesterday, so I asked Chris Covell if such a thing exists. It turns out, Chris was the person behind it. He started converting TurboGrafx-16’s R-Type to SuperGrafx in 2012, and made it to stage 4. The SuperGrafx’s extra hardware is used to reduce sprite flicker […]

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Project Peacock 2.0: Every Shoot ’em Up for the PC Engine Platform (CD, PCE/TG16, SGX)

I spent several weeks completely rebuilding Project Peacock from scratch, and it’s finally ready. PP is a list of every shoot ’em up, or shooter-element game for the PC Engine platform (minus active indie): PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, SuperGrafx, PC Engine CD (all variants), and Turbo Duo. Actively sold indie games are purposefully kept off the […]