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 […]

AVS Wireless Controller – 3D Printed NES Case For Sale

Greg has just listed his 3D-printed replacement shell for the RetroUSB AVS NES controller on Laserbear.net:  https://laserbear.net/shop?olsPage=products%2Fretrousb-wireless-gamepad-traditional-controller-shell&page=3 The design was previously available for people to download on Thingiverse, but this is the first time Greg’s officially selling them on his website.  As a note:  This is only the replacement case and does not include the controller! The […]

Super Mario 64’s Smoke Effect Bug Fixed After 24 Years

When Mario catches fire in Super Mario 64, black smoke pours from his rear end, along with a heavy smattering of black garbage pixels. This is due to a mistake in the game code that displays the texture in the wrong format. The black pixels should actually be transparent. The bug went largely unnoticed for […]

Weekly Roundup #193

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  http://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-03-18_193.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 […]

Testing The BKM-129x Replacement Board

I was able to test an open-source project that provides a homebrew replacement for the Sony BKM-129x RGB/YPbPr input card used in select Sony BVM monitors:  The BVM D9H & D14H and the PVM 9L2. & 20L5 (secondary slot).  This card was made by reverse-engineering the original and using an Arduino Nano to emulate the […]

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