Rany Battikh

Sound Blaster 1.0 Firmware Reverse Engineered

The legendary Sound Blaster, released in 1989 by Creative Labs, was an industry-changer as it paved the way for powerhouse FM-synthesis-on-board cards dominance up until the mid-late 90s. So many clones SB appeared on the market during that time period, mimicking the functionalities of the original hardware, with varying degrees of success. Almost 30 years […]

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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 […]

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USB2DB15 – Supergun Adapter

Developer Raph_friend has lately launched a project entitled USB2DB15. It’s essentially an open-source device that aims at converting USB controllers that follow PS3, PS4 & Xbox One protocols, among others, into a DB15-style connector for use with superguns or any Neo Geo console. A group of contributors eventually joined up and assisted in the development […]

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FXPAK (SD2SNES) Unofficial Firmware 1.10.3 by Furious

Developer Furious has just released an unofficial firmware for the FXPAK/Pro (formerly known as as SD2SNES) SNES rom-cart, that combines both his save-states functionality and Redacted173‘s recent Super Game Boy implementation into Ikari’s latest firmware v1.10.3. In late 2018, Furious introduced, through a custom firmware, a 4-slot-per-game save-states system, that is highly customizable; inputs can […]

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GBHD Color Consolizer by Gamebox Systems

Less than a year after announcing and releasing their first consolizer project, the VGA-based DMG-Consolizer, Gamebox Systems just revealed their second entry into their Gameboy consolization line of products: The GBHD Color Consolizer. As the name implies, the GBHD Color Consolizer aims at turning the original DMG’s successor, the Gameboy Color aka CGB, into a […]