Alex Mitchell

Analogue Updates Pocket Firmware to v1.0a

Analogue has released an updated firmware for their portable FPGA console, the Analogue Pocket. While this is more of maintenance and bug fix release—as opposed to the heralded v1.1 update that is intended to significantly mature the Analogue OS experience—it will be interesting to see if any of the timing changes noted in the changelog address […]

Alex Mitchell

Krikzz releases v1.05 update for GB Everdrive

Hardware developer Krikzz released an updated firmware for their series of Game Boy Everdrives today, although the changelog on this one is brief and cryptic: GBC-OS-v1.05 29.12.2021 1)System changes required for carts with FPGA core v6 or later versions 2)Minor bugfix Support RetroRGB with these affiliate links: Stone Age Gamer – Everdrve GB X5 Stone […]

Alex Mitchell

Analogue Releases Updates, Reaffirms SNt/MSg/DAC Restock

(Update 2: Feb 23, 2021) Smokemonster has added updated jailbreak firmwares to each console’s respective GitHub page. I have also included links to those updates next to the official links at the bottom of this article. (Update 1: Feb 22, 2021) Analogue has also posted an article to their support website that addresses ongoing community concerns […]

SmokeMonster

Analogue Nt Mini Noir Jailbreak

I just released the Analogue Nt Mini Noir Jailbreak. For all the juicy details and instructions, see my new video. There is way too much to list here, but in short there are several new and improved cores, a complete overhaul of the NES JB core, and most importantly, the return of CopyNES, the cartridge […]

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 […]

Rany Battikh

X-station firmware 1.0.4 released

While it’s only been a couple of weeks since the X-station received its latest firmware update, the project’s main developer ramapcsx2  just released yet another newer update that improves, or rather simplifies compatibility and addresses a few bugs. Introduced by Sony in 1998, Libcrypt is extra code stored on quite a few PAL PS disc/games […]

Alex Mitchell

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 […]