Weekly Roundup #246

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2021-03-24_246.mp3 If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at […]

Neo BIOS Masta & VMC In Stock

Brian Hargrove has just posted both the Neo BIOS Masta 2020 and the Neo BIOS Masta VMC for sale.  These will work with the MV1B, MV1C, MV1A and MV1FZ Neo Geo MVS motherboards;  The BIOS Masta allows an easy installation of the UniBIOS and the VMC version also implements a virtual memory card. They’re the […]

PS5 DualSense now compatible with USB2DB15

Ever since its initial announcement in late 2020, the USB2DB15 controller adapter has received a ton of updates and quality-of-life improvements. The latest comes in the form of adding the state-of-the-art PS5 DualSense to the list of compatible controllers. For those unfamiliar with the USB2DB15 project, it’s mainly a collaborative open-source effort that was first […]

PlayStation preservation ups and downs

Mixed news in the realm of game preservation this week.  Starting on a less positive note, website TheGamer reports that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable (PSP) stores will go offline July 2, and the PlayStation Vita store will go offline August 27: https://www.thegamer.com/ps3-vita-psp-stores-permanently-closed/ This means that legally purchased digital titles and DLC will no […]

Super Mario World Widescreen Hack

  Vitor Vilela uploaded a video to Twitter of a widescreen optimized hack for the game Super Mario World running on the BSNES emulator. What if Super Mario World was optimized to run at widescreen 16:9? Here is the result ⬇️ Honestly, it looks awesome, it even feels a PC game! pic.twitter.com/Mn1HsbFcbg — Vitor Vilela […]

PlayStation 1 “tonyhax” soft-mod released

For a number of years there has been a small amount of research into PlayStation 1 games that created save files where certain text field length checks were not performed (say, when custom naming a character or other save information), and could potentially result in a buffer overflow attack (a common security attack that allows […]

Atari Lynx MiSTer Core

Developer Robert Peip has just released his FPGA core for the Atari Lynx handheld console.  This core is merged with the main project and running your favorite update script should automatically install it;  I’ve been using ‘update_all’ these days.  After updating, simply copy your games to the Atari Lynx folder and start playing! update_all script:  https://github.com/theypsilon/Update_All_MiSTer […]

“XL” IPS Screen for Game Boy Color

Tito from Macho Nacho productions recently posted a video about another new IPS screen mod for the Game Boy Color called the “Q5”.  This screen is the largest ever released for the GBC and performs well, however it requires a lot of case cutting;  Please use an aftermarket shell and don’t ruin an original (more […]

MiSTerCade: Installation and Overview

The MiSTer FPGA project is an amazing way to experience lag-free recreations of classic consoles and arcade boards, lag-free, on both modern and analog displays.  This video shows how a took a new product called the MiSTerCade and interfaced the MiSTer into a real arcade machine.  It was a lot of fun and I hope […]

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