Bob

Clear PlayStation Shell Pre-Orders

Multiple stores have opened pre-orders on a “Crystal White” clear shell for the PlayStation 1.  Please note that these pre-orders are complete shells, but do not include controller and memory card port replacements;  Those aren’t finalized and won’t be available until next year.  The cases are compatible with 5500 / 7000 / 7500 / 9000 […]

Bob

PC Engine Ribbon Cable Replacement

PC Engine consoles are a two-piece design, with the main motherboard bolted to the bottom shell and the HUCard slot bolted to the top.  These two pieces are mated together using a ribbon cable, with each of the 72 pins soldered directly to each board.  These cables have started to fail and replacing them is […]

SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

Saturn’s 3D Control Pad Has Gone Wireless

Back in November of 2021, SHIRO! reported on some exciting work in progress by two individuals (Drew Kenaz & Izzi Patrick) to make Saturn’s 3D Analog Control Pad completely wireless. After nearly 8 months, significant progress has been made, and here we’ll bring folks up to speed on how all of this came together from […]

DisplacedGamers

New Discovery for Minus World in Super Mario Bros!

A viewer named Mike Schiraldi contacted me with a discovery he found in the code for Super Mario Bros. Apparently, there is a scrolling bug in the setup for the underground Warp Zones that involves a hidden enemy object! This video dives into how Super Mario Bros. levels are built, how scroll stops work, what […]

Bob

MiSTer 240p 120Hz on a VGA CRT Monitor

Many people in the retro gaming scene are interested in having a “professional monitor” experience, but don’t have the budget for a PVM or BVM.  One alternative to this, is using pretty much any good condition VGA monitor, doubling 240p to 480p (since CRT VGA monitors aren’t compatible with 240p), then adding artificial scanlines.  This results […]

Bob

Weekly Roundup #309

Here’s this week’s roundup, sponsored by JLCPCB! Spend only $2 for 5pcs 1-4 layer PCBs ; PCBA from $0:  https://jlcpcb.com/DRE The Roundup is available as a video and on all audio-only podcast services, such as iTunes, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music and direct-download: If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly […]