SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Hacking & Reverse Engineering Sega Saturn Games

On the latest episode of SHIRO! Editor’s Corner, we’re joined by a round table of Saturn Community Game Hackers, including TrekkiesUnite118, Derek Pascarella (ATEAM), Malenko & Bo Bayles! In this episode, we dive into the topic of hacking, patching and even reverse engineering Sega Saturn games. YouTube: PodBean Audio:

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

NEW SAROO Firmware V0.5 Brings BIG Changes

On May 15, 2024, TPUnix released new firmware update V0.5 for the SAROO Sega Saturn Flashcart, bringing some much needed features and improvements. Firm V0.5 Changes Finally, the stock firmware has alphabetical auto-sort, which comes as a huge relief, as the lack of this feature was the primary reason that many folks have gone with […]

Exploring CCPS and the CPS Arcade Platform: Emulation Challenges and Audio Analysis

I’ve been intending to discuss CCPS here on Retro RGB for some time, but I hesitated until I gained some hands-on experience. CCPS is an SDK created by Fabien Sanglard for the renowned Capcom CPS arcade platform—the one featuring games like Final Fight, Ghouls’n Ghosts, Strider, and, of course, Street Fighter II, among others. Fabien […]

Alex Mitchell

BBA Emulation Demonstrated In Swiss

If you’re a fan of the extremely limited handful of GameCube games with online and local network functionality, today is your lucky day. Swiss, a homebrew utility that extends and enhances the functionality of the GameCube platform, will have Broadband Adapter (BBA) emulation support implemented in its upcoming releases. Although Nintendo clearly prioritized developing local […]

TraynoCo (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Saturn Patch Unlocks Hidden Bonus Stages in Bomberman Fight!!

Saturn hacker Bo Bayles, behind such projects as the NiGHTS into Dreams Retro-Bit Controller fix, and finding the playable Dolphin in Burning Rangers, released a patch last week that unlocks the three hidden bonus stages in battle mode for Bomberman Fight!!: Saturn Bomberman Fight!! has three bonus stages that can be unlocked in Battle mode, […]

Floopy Drive (Casio Loopy Flash Cart) Has Been Released

Earlier this week a brand-new Casio Loopy flash cartridge called the Floopy Drive was launched by Roger Braunstein (aka partlyhuman). While the initial listing of 15 sold out within 4 hours of launch, more components are already on order with a lead time of 4-6 weeks. If anyone is interested in the next batch, definitely […]

Alex Mitchell

Portal 64 Has Been Removed From GitHub

(Updated on January 13, 2024) James has released a video on their YouTube channel about this topic and the online patching utility is gone from the web. Portal 64—a Nintendo 64 port of Valve’s Portal, independently developed by James Lambert—appears to have been shut down. In a YouTube video released on January 13th, 2024, Lambert […]

TraynoCo (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

NEW SATURN HORROR GAME! – Cold Case by JBeretta

Saturn homebrew developer JBeretta, behind the cute 2D platformer Zygo, has dipped their foot into the world of survival horror with their new 3D game Cold Case, A brand new entry for the SEGA Saturn 29th Anniversary Game Competition! I’ve been working on this since the beginning of the year in it’s current form, since […]

TraynoCo (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Saturn Developer XL2 Confirms Metal Gear Solid Prototype Is Real

Originally written by Danthrax over at SEGA SATURN, SHIRO! A prominent Saturn homebrew developer whose code was used in part to make a prototype of Metal Gear Solid running on the Saturn confirmed that the prototype is real. XL2 said Friday in the SHIRO! Discord server and Saturday on SegaXtreme that the prototype’s developer, Frogbull, […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

INTERVIEW: 7SHADES talks Saturn Development at PRGE 2023

Back in 2021, SHIRO! had the opportunity to interview the then Saturn homebrew community newcomer, 7Shades, regarding his shadow-dropped title, CUBECAT. At that time, the game was still fairly early in development, and the engine was still undergoing constant changes. Fast forward to this past weekend at PRGE 2023, and SHIRO! caught up with 7Shades […]