Rany Battikh

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 […]

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 […]

Alex Mitchell

Significant update for PSIO released (Updated)

(Update, June 16th, 2020) Cybdyn has since released v2.6.14 in an attempt to fix a few bugs that were discovered in 2.6.13. Unfortunately, both of these updates have introduced several notable issues, so if the games you’re playing work fine with the firmware you currently have installed it would probably be a good idea to […]

beyondpixels

Pauline, a universal Floppy Disk Emulator is in Beta test!

The french preservation groups MO5, La Ludothèque Française and the Game Preservation Society are proud to announce a new open source preservation tool, Pauline. It’s made by Jean-François Del Nero, already known for the HxC FDE and it’s in closed beta testing at the moment. The device can detect the kind of Floppy drive it’s […]

samson7point1

Deunan Teases FM Towns PC ODE

Deunan, the designer of the official GDEMU (Dreamcast), the Phoebe and Rhea (Saturn) and the Doc Brown (FM Towns Marty) ODEs has just teased a work-in-progress picture of an ODE for the FM Towns tower PCs tentatively called the “Grey Tower Wizard”. The new device is designed to be installed internally without requiring removal of […]

SmokeMonster

Fenrir Sega Saturn ODE Release Date and Pricing Announced

EDIT 04/02:  It looks like the price has gone up since it’s original announcement from $96 to $123.81. EDIT 04/09:  There’s been some confusion on the price:  The increase was only from $96 to about $103 – The $124 amount includes VAT (20%), which only applies to the EU.  Everywhere else will pay $103.   […]

Alex Mitchell

PSIO receives new firmware update (v2.6.12)

The PSIO, a Playstation optical drive emulator developed by Cybdyn Systems, received a firmware update last week that addressed several bugs and improved game compatibility. The changelog is listed below: Recent Changes from 2.6.11->2.6.12 [Bug Fix] Launching by ‘Quick Start’ would not set the HC05 license correctly which would result in some games freezing. [Bug […]