X-station firmware 1.0.2 released

A new firmware update has just been released for the new and upcoming PlayStation optical drive emulator (ODE), the X-station. While users who pre-ordered their units before late September are expecting to receive them very soon, the project’s main developer ramapcsx2 addressed some bugs, improved compatibility and ameliorated the overall presentation of the X-station, all […]

GCLoader Firmware Fixes Audio Streaming

GCLoader, a GameCube ODE made by Daniel Kraak and Dan Kunz, received a new firmware update today that improves audio streaming performance. Attentive readers may have seen that audio streaming was also addressed in a previous firmware update, v1.1.1, but that update was pulled because it functionally bricked certain revisions of GCLoaders by causing Disc Read […]

Retail Satiator Review

With the Satiator finally seeing a “Retail” release (right now it’s only being sold to Patreon patrons, but will be available to everyone in the fairly near term) I was finally able to kick the tires on this long-awaited device. A Crowded Market In the three years that the Satiator has been incubating the Saturn […]

Significant update for PSIO released

Cybdyn Systems has just released a new firmware for their Playstation optical drive emulator, PSIO. While the update itself fixes numerous important bugs and introduces some welcome improvements, what piques my interest is that Cybdyn has recently come in to possession of original PSX development boards—something that could account for the substantial re-writes included in […]

Deunan Teases FM Towns PC ODE

Deunan, the designer of the official GDEMU (Dreamcast), the Phoebe and Rhea (Saturn) and the Doc Brown (FM Towns Marty) ODEs has just teased a work-in-progress picture of an ODE for the FM Towns tower PCs tentatively called the “Grey Tower Wizard”. The new device is designed to be installed internally without requiring removal of […]

Fenrir Sega Saturn ODE Release Date and Pricing Announced

8BitMods will be producing a batch of 50 Fenrir Sega Saturn Optical Drive Emulators (ODE), followed by a run of 500 once things settle down. An ODE is essentially a flash cart for disc based systems that boots games from an SD card. Wanna hear some good news at last? @Ced2911’s Fenrir ODE for the […]

PSIO receives new firmware update (v2.6.12)

(Bias disclosure: The author of this article owns a PSIO, which was acquired personally.) The PSIO, a Playstation optical drive emulator developed by Cybdyn Systems, received a firmware update last week that addressed several bugs and improved game compatibility. The changelog is listed below: Recent Changes from 2.6.11->2.6.12 [Bug Fix] Launching by ‘Quick Start’ would […]

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