Weekly Roundup #209

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download: Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  http://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-07-08_209.mp3  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 […]

Use a Raspberry Pi to Scale Old Computers???

I’ve been following an interesting project that uses a Raspberry Pi Zero to convert RGB from classic consoles into HDMI with only 3ms latency added…which is so low, it can be considered “pretty much zero”.  Unfortunately, this project won’t work with consoles, only older, low resolution PC’s. Using a Raspberry Pi as a scaler has […]

FXPak Super Game Boy Support Updated Once Again

Another extensive update was just added to the new SD2SNES/FXPak beta firmware that includes Super Game Boy 2 support:  https://github.com/redacted173/sd2snes/releases/tag/sgb02 The full list of changes are as follows: Fixed stack overflows due to delayed interrupts by masking OAM STAT interrupt when sprites are disabled. Updated STAT interrupt code to make match/oam coincident. Added MBC1M support. […]

Classic Consoles on VGA Monitors

Your average CRT VGA monitor is a higher quality device than your average consumer-grade CRT, but most aren’t compatible with classic game consoles.  These quality monitors can still be found for really cheap, so this video will show you how to use a few devices to allow compatibility…and make them look exactly like a high […]

RAD2x Pre-Orders Back open!

Retro Gaming Cables has just opened more pre-orders on the RAD2x cables!  These keep selling out much faster than anticipated, so if you were waiting on one, get yours now!: RAD2x SNES/N64/GameCube/AV Famicom:  http://bit.ly/rad2xnintendo PlayStation 1 & 2:  http://bit.ly/rad2xplaystation Genesis 2:  http://bit.ly/rad2xgenesis2 Sega Saturn:  http://bit.ly/rad2xsaturn PC Engine Duo: https://bit.ly/rad2xpceduo Master System / Genesis 1 (Mono): https://bit.ly/rad2xsms Genesis […]

Lost Genesis SFII Champion Edition Found and Released

hiddenpalace.org has just uncovered a pretty important, previously lost piece of history:  The original, unreleased port of Street Fighter II Champion Edition for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive:  https://hiddenpalace.org/News/The_Lost_Street_Fighter_II:_Champion_Edition_for_Sega_Mega_Drive You might ask: “But I already own Champion Edition for the Genesis…how could it be ‘lost’???” What was released to the public was actually the “Special […]

DF Retro: Final Fight – The Definitive Retrospective

John Linneman from Digital Foundry has just posted an excellent documentary on the Final Fight game series.  While I don’t want to give away any spoilers, I definitely had a few thoughts to share. First, I was really surprised at how respectable the Sega CD version turned out to be.  I was especially happy that […]

Analogue Delays Nt Mini V2, Details New Features

Retro hardware manufacturer Analogue released several statements today regarding the latest revision of their NES FPGA console, the Nt Mini Noir (a.k.a., the Nt Mini V2). Unsurprisingly, they opened by announcing that the release date for the console had been pushed back four months—from a June/July window to November 2020. While they neglected to elaborate […]

Recapping Sony BVM D24 Input Boards

Steve from Retro Tech recently posted a great video, showing his experience replacing the capacitors in certain input boards on a Sony BVM D24:  One of the rare 16:9 broadcast monitors ever to be released. WARNING:  Working on CRT’s is extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing!  Please be careful and don’t attempt any internal […]

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