Pre-Orders Open for RetroFighters Dreamcast Controller

Retro Fighters has just opened pre-orders on their upcoming controller for the Sega Dreamcast:  https://retrofighters.com/our-collection/strikerdc-dreamcast-controller/ While I’m excited there’s another controller choice for Dreamcast users, it’s important to remember how important controller quality is:  Your controller is your body’s interface between you and the game.  The ergonomics and quality of the controller play a major part in […]

GCVideo v3.0 Firmware Released

Ingo Korb aka Unseen has just released firmware version 3.0 for GCVideo-based devices.  This release aimed to fix the remaining video issues, as well as improve compatibility. One other impressive addition is the groundwork for future firmware updates to be performed through the system, not requiring external programming hardware!  That means that if all works […]

Review of the XBox2Wii Component adapter

The modshop @Consoles4You from Switzerland was kind enough to give me their new XBox2Wii Component adapter for review. This pass-through adapter allows you to use a Wii Component cable on your OG XBox. The XBox2Wii is sold 24.90 CHF (~23€ or ~25.6 USD) on Consoles4You website on this page. A bundle version with @HDRetroVision Wii […]

New CD-i Region mod + Guide for all models

The talented community member @Retrostuff_org (so not Adam Zey, aka @Guspaz who owns webshop retrostuff.ca) has made good progress regarding Region mod on the Philips CD-i players. While most of the models can be simply modded for 50/60Hz, changing properly from PAL to NTSC or vice versa is tricky. In his article, the person behind […]

SNS-102 Controller Tear Down

I acquired a SNS-102 controller and wanted to do a teardown to see if there was anything special about this SNES controller vs the original SNS-005 controller. I only recently found out this controller existed after watching MLiG’s First Party Controllers video. Naturally when Try said there was something “different” about the controller I had to […]

Single-Flash 32Mbit Virtual Boy Cart

Kevin Mellott has just announced an updated version of his single flash carts.  These are designed for use with his custom programmer and are aimed at dev’s looking to sell their own homebrew. The carts feature 8kx8 SRAM, which means your savegame files will be stored after the Virtual Boy is powered off, without the need […]

Furrtek Demonstrates Decapping Process

Furrtek has just posted a video that gives us a glimpse into how he decaps his chips and how he begins his reverse-engineering process.  To anyone unfamiliar with this, please allow me to explain: In order to create accurate FPGA (hardware emulation) cores, you essentially need to recreate the original hardware in HDL (Hardware Description […]

Nintendo Power Cartridge Manual Scanning Project Complete

Last year, I reported on an effort by Gc8tech to scan the rare Nintendo Power Cartridge Service Manual in high resolution. The Nintendo Power service (not the magazine of the same namesake) was a kiosk based flash cartridge that Nintendo offered in Japan, where users could buy an SF-Cassette that could be reflashed with games […]

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