Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Treasure Trove

Fifty pages of complete engineering schematics for the Atari 7800 and its associated ICs have been released by Curt, the historian behind the Atari Museum Website. The documents have circulated among private individuals for years, but this is the first time they have been publicly accessible. The schematics essentially provide a blueprint that can be […]

collapseos Z80-based Operating System

I recently stumbled across Collapseos – an operating system designed to run on Z80 hardware, such as the Sega Master System and Genesis.  Throughout life, I’ve seen restrictions* force some amazing innovations (think: that scene in Apollo 13!) and this is an excellent example of that:  Developers working under the confines of Z80 hardware to make […]

New GBA IPS Screen Comparison

Dan from Video Games New York was nice enough to let me borrow a few Game Boy Advance consoles, so I can compare the new IPS screen to the original AGS-101 backlit screen. Unfortunately, I don’t have a marco lens, so the footage isn’t nearly as good as I hoped it would be – There’s […]

Analogue Pocket Officially Announced

Last week, Analogue teased an upcoming product release, with the colors of the post made up of the GameBoy DMG color palette. This hinted at a handheld console that uses Kevtris’ Game Boy and Game Boy Color cores, which wasn’t surprising, as they’d previously filed a trademark for both “Analogue Pocket” and “Analogue 8” earlier […]

Weekly Roundup #171

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2019-10-16_171.mp3 T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  Please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services: https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb  / https://www.subscribestar.com/robertneal  / https://bitbacker.io/user/robertneal/ […]

BSNES Runahead Mode Lag Tested

Today, developer Byuu released an alpha build of my favorite SNES emulator bsnes, that includes a latency-reducing “runahead mode“:  https://cirrus-ci.com/github/byuu/bsnes/master I realize it’s still an alpha build, but I really wanted to see what the performance was like, so I broke out the high-speed camera and ran some lag tests! Please keep in mind that […]

Unreleased or Cancelled Jaguar Games

Jenovi just posted another great Cancelled/Unreleased video, this time focusing on the Atari Jaguar.  This episode brings to light a lot of the inner-workings of Atari during that time, which helps to explain why some of these games never saw the light of day. No spoilers, but as always, these are highly recommended for anyone […]

Iceblox Plus (C 64 Game) Getting A Physical Release

The game Iceblox Plus is getting a physical release from the publisher Psytronik Software.  Iceblox Plus is a homebrew game for the Commodore 64 (C64) developed by Karl Hörnell and is free to download or name your price support/purchase, and is also stated to be compatible for the C 64 Mini. Purchasable from the web […]

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