As of March 23rd, 2020, Hi-Fi retro console manufacturer Analogue Inc has abandoned its trademark for the long-rumoured Analogue 8 console. Filed in mid 2019 along with the Analogue Pocket trademark, the listing sparked rumours that Analogue was designing a console similar to the Nt Mini with a focus on reducing costs by eliminating the […]
Due to popular demand, Analogue is bringing back, for one final run, its very first FPGA-based system, the NT-Mini. The new revision of the Nt-Mini, simply dubbed Noir features, according to Analogue: a perfected NES cartridge slot. New UI, branding & packaging. A new 8BitDo 2.4g controller included in the box. Gold plated I/O’s. Transparent […]
Xilinx revealed their new high-end FPGA, the Virtex VU19P, which will be the largest FPGA ever created. It comes from their line of 16nm UltraScale+ FPGAs and contains 35 billion transistors. It boasts the highest logic density and the input/output count (2,072) of any single device ever made in human history, and is 1.6X larger […]
Kevtris announced in My Life in Gaming’s DAC Stream that he has the 32X working with the Analogue Mega Sg. It will require the DAC and a custom mixing cable. 32X hardware support is extremely difficult because of the way its analog video is mixed back to the Genesis. Kev has confirmed that Doom and […]
Several people were sent test copies of Analogue’s much anticipated prototype DAC (digital to analogue) converter, which connects the Super Nt and Mega Sg, and future Analogue products, to CRT TVs. I posted a video overview of the unit, and another video showing off light gun support.
The Analogue Mega Sg and Super Nt received official firmware updates this week, and two days later the unofficial custom “jailbreak” firmwares were updated. Both received a host of fixes and new features, perhaps the most exciting being the addition of special chips (DSP-1, DSP-2, DSP-3, DSP-4, CX4, ST010, ST011) to the Super Nt. Super […]
I just posted the Analogue Mega Sg Jailbreak firmware v7.5 on Github. This release brings all of the fixes from official firmware v4.5, plus: CD BIOS replacement works now after a reboot Coleco Gradius mapper + flash memory supported. Use extension .CF0 for this game. Coleco Jungle Hunt / Learning with Leeper had stuttering scrolling. […]
On Saturday, I interviewed Kevtris, the coder behind the Analogue products, about what to expect from his upcoming Mega Sg update, and today the new firmware has been released publicly. In our chat, Kev also revealed that the Mega Sg scaler/scanliner is going to be ported to the Super Nt, that an Intellivision core will […]