PlayStation 1 Graphics Wobble

Modern Vintage Gamer recently posted a video describing why the PS1’s graphics sometimes “wobbled”, while games from the N64 wouldn’t exhibit the same behavior. In short, the answer is a combination of the graphics chips, as well as the buffering and scaling capabilities of each.  On original hardware, this would often result in the PlayStation […]

Weekly Roundup #194

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=2020-03-25_194.mp3 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.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  / https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment […]

Cave’s Dodonpachi Saidaioujou coming to exA-Arcadia

Veteran shoot-em-up developers Cave are hitting back the arcades, after almost 8 years of absence, with the release of DoDonPachi Saidaioujou Exa Label, through the exA-Arcadia platform. Every since their first effort back in 1995, with the original DonPachi, Cave have been synonymous with the bullet-hell sub-genre in general and established quite a household name […]

OpenTendo: Open-Source NES Motherboard

A project was recently launched called OpenTendo that’s an open-source hardware recreation of the original 1985 Front-Loading NES motherboard.  This allows you to remove the CPU, PPU and lockout chip from your original NES and transfer them to this board that’s made from 100% brand new replacement parts.  As the main chips are still from […]

Getting Started With Xbox on Modern TV’s

RetroRGB.com has long been missing an important section for an excellent console:  The Original Xbox! With the release of Chimeric Systems’ excellent plug & play HDMI ADC cable, I thought now was the time to add it!  This video and the new page on the website should present everything you’d need to start using your […]

Ben Heck Dissects Rare Sega Pluto Prototype

Ben Heck recently had a chance to inspect and repair a rare Sega Pluto Prototype.  It appears to have mostly standard Sega Saturn internals, with a few extras such as a modem and a hard drive. There’s still many unanswered questions though:  What was the hard drive used for?  Did it have the extra ram […]

MSX to SMS Conversion Updates

Members of the SMS Power forum have been working on converting games from the 1983 MSX Computer to the Sega Master System and support for these conversions seems to have increased lately.  Both the SMS console and MSX computer are run off a Z80 processor, allowing compatibility with the main code of most games. While […]

Neo Geo UniBIOS v4.0 Free For Personal Use

The creator of the Universe BIOS for Neo Geo consoles has just made the latest version (v4.0 for AES/MVS, v3.3 for NGCD) available to download for personal use.  Please respect the terms of use and only flash chips for yourself or friends and do not sell the UniBIOS without written permission from the creator! Download yours […]

Calibrating Geometry on a PVM

Steve from RetroTech has just posted a video about how to access the service menu and calibrate the geometry of Sony N-Series PVM’s. WARNING:  Changing settings in the service menu of your PVM can have irreversible, unwanted effects on your monitor!  Please write down every setting you’ve changed, in case you need to revert back to […]

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