SmokeMonster

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 […]

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PC Engine/CD/TurboGrafx-16 & Sega Dreamcast 240p Test Suite Updates by Artemio

Artemio released updates to the PC Engine/PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-16 and Dreamcast 240p Test Suites. PC Engine/Turbografx 16 Release 1.05 24/02/2019 (Super CD-ROM2, CD-ROM2 and HuCard) – Added 256, 320, 352 and 512 resolutions to Checkerboard – Added 352×240 resolution to Grid and Checkerboard (R-Type) – Added internal Horizontal resolution setup functions, skipping HUC defaults – […]

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PC Engine Mercurius UNIT: Handheldized PCE

Ton-chi-ki.blogspot.com posted an overview of the PC Engine Mercurius, a PC Engine turned handheld. Functionally equivalent to a TurboExpress (AKA PC Engine GT), it features a 3D printed case, built in controller, and 4:3 RGB LCD (LCDDRV). With the exception of being extremely wide and probably very uncomfortable to use in practice, it is a […]

Bob

PCE / TG16 2019 Hardware Addons

Here’s a in-depth look at all the devices currently available for the PC Engine and Turbo Grafx16 consoles!  I cover both internal and external options, as well as some new devices.  Links to eerything discussed are below! RetroRGB t-shirts:  https://teespring.com/stores/retrorgb-2 Smokemonster t-shirts:  https://teespring.com/stores/smokemonster-merch Links to everything discussed: PC Henshin (google for sellers):  https://bit.ly/2BBIGet List of CD / […]

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MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins

ElectronAsh just posted his initial open-source PC Engine & TurboGrafx-CD code for adding CD support to  MiSTer’s TG16 core. This is important not only for PC Engine CD, but also Sega CD, Jaguar CD, Playstation, and other disc-based systems, because portions of the code to stream CD data will be similar across platforms. The work […]