DisplacedGamers

The Input Lag and Attack Animation Delay of TMNT (NES) – Behind the Code

RetroRGB gets down to business when it comes to measuring lag. That new wireless controller or fancy display might seem cool on paper, but what about performance? Modern devices and emulation of retro games can add to lag, but lag begins with the game code itself. Let’s hop into the execution time for standing attack […]

Andrew Fiore

NES Internal BlueRetro Kit Announced

The developers at ENDURR Technologies have announced an internal BlueRetro mod that will allow for low-lag Bluetooth controller connectivity to the original NES. Preorders were announced to go live later this month on the APE Industries site.   Developer Aaron Peckler (@Beardanidas) shared that the kit will be compatible with any region front-loader NES (model NES-001) […]

DisplacedGamers

The Bad Jump Design and 30 FPS Gravity of TMNT (NES) – Behind the Code

It is the summer of TMNT, and here is another Behind the Code video for the first entry on the NES. This video focuses on the application of gravity with respect to frame rate for jumping in the game and also breaks down the frame timing for making the three types of jumps – short, […]

Retro Kevin

NES Emulation on the Nintendo 64

Recently Krikzz posted a new “core” for the Everdrive 64 X5 and X7 rom carts that replaces the Neon emulator for NES emulation on the Nintendo 64. This update uses the FPGA in the newer Everdrive 64 carts with the goal of getting a more cycle accurate experience than what the Neon emulator could provide. […]

Rany Battikh

EverDrive N8-PRO OS update v2.13

Krikzz has just released a new firmware update for the EverDrive N8-Pro rom-cart. In this new update, Krikzz added support for yet another NES/Famicom mapper. For the uninitiated, mappers refer to the different hardware configurations used in some NES/Famicom carts to bypass the console’s limitations. Some of the most common uses of mappers include: extra […]

DisplacedGamers

Displaced Gamers: Battle of the Bits – Nintendo Power, Mappers, and Circuit Boards

If you are into NES games these days, you’ve probably heard the of term “mapper.” While the details of the various chips used in NES cartridges are just a quick Google search away, a few of their abilities were mentioned in Volume 20 of Nintendo Power back in 1991! I thought it might be fun […]

DisplacedGamers

Displaced Gamers: NES Scrolling Basics

Hello, RetroRGB! Chris from Displaced Gamers here. I’ve released a new video that focuses on the basics of NES scrolling and uses Super Mario Bros. as an example. While doing research for this project, I found many new NES developers struggled a little bit when it came to understanding Nametables and Mirroring. This video makes […]