Retro

Retro Is Cool

Jul
22
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Now that Retro is Cool, Everything Old is New Again!

Lotharek company has developed an improved and expanded version of Side 3, the Atari modding device that allows you to use an SD memory card instead of hard disk, this improved version adds internal 'memory' and now allows loading of cartridges and other disk images on your old Atari computer with its own version of SpartaDOS X added on-board for total plug&play and ease-of-usage.
Jul
22
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LibretroRT is a framework to enable porting of Libretro cores to WinRT components

The RetriX Development has recently been updated with the availability of the new version v1.3.7.0, and as we reported before RetriX is the frontend for RetroArch being developed by Alberto Fustinoni, which allows you to use the Libreto cores on your Xbox One console via the UWP (Universal Windows Platform), where you can 'sideload' apps, once you enabled developer mode on your XB1 via Microsoft's program which costs an one-time fee of $19 to give your console access to the extra features for testing out your own homebrew apps.
Jul
17
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Soft Reset and Sleep Improvements

It has only been a month since the big huge EZ-FLASH IV Kernel 2.00 release that included on-board GBA side ROM Patching, and since then they have released three minor updates, that has added 'Soft Reset', 'Sleep Improvements' and more 'ROM Compatibility' for all to enjoy updating their flashcarts to.
Jul
17
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Streaming PC Games/Emulators to your Switch via HTML5 Vulnerability

The official streaming app called 'Rainway' will not be out until 2018 and it still has to be approved by big 'N' once its ready, but in the meantime thanks to a recently discovered HTML5 Vulnerability in the Switch's web browser, its possible to make your own homebrew streaming app, as demoed recently by Aeronripper M on Youtube.

NEWS SOURCE: App like rainway being developed for switch...
Jul
17
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Atari follows in footsteps of Nintendo's NES Mini and SNES Mini — but with a twist.

For a while we been able to relive the glory on playing Atari games via the licensed retro lineup of Atari Flashback consoles by ATGames, but recently just before E3 2017 last month, Ataribox was teased, but nothing more was known about it, except that CEO of Atari stated it will be using PC technology, but now a series of images have appeared on their Instagram account and in email newsletter, which is causing Atari fans and retro gamers to crash the internet with wild speculation on what this console will be.
Jul
17
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The first new exploit for the now Retro DSi handheld in a decade and one that finally unlocks the ARM7 security processor!

Since we first posted about RocketLauncher earlier this month, 'Apache Thunder' has released a new video showing that once it is finally released it will be fully compatible with retail cartridges which is good news as new DSiWare game exploit is also in the works now, which means soon we be able to combine the two to be able to downgrade our non-supported DSi's easier to be able support this first new exploit on the DSi in over a decade.
Jul
15
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Use Both Nintendo Switch Joy-Con's Together In Mobile Games On Android!

Joy-Con Enabler has been released on Google Play Store by '@AnkitC' from GBATemp, which allows you to now test & use your Joy-Con's from your Nintendo Switch console (or ones that were purchased separately) together in compatible Android Games and Emulators.
Jul
10
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Retrix (LibretroRT) is a massive project to bring all the cores designed by Team LibRetro to UWP

Two weeks ago we reported on RetroArch Being Ported To Xbox One and now the developer of RetriX has setup an 'GoFundMe' page to help develop the UWP interface better and to be able to properly launch it for both Xbox One and Windows devices.
Jul
06
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Now RocketLauncher-enhanced!

The DSi scene is blasting along at the speed of a Rocket, as now Robz8 has updated his SRLoader app to include support for the upcoming new RockerLauncher, here is the changelog details, for more info please visit the news support thread linked below!
Enjoy Blasting Away! :)

OFFICIAL SITE: --> https://github.com/Robz8/SRLoader/releases/

NEWS SOURCE:...
Jul
06
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Allows for software 'downgrading' of firmware on DSi to allow usage of RocketLauncher!

Since the news a few days ago of the amazing new 'direct fast boot' exploit for the now retro Nintendo DSi handhelds which is called 'Rocket Launcher', there is now more good news, since it only works on v11.4, those stuck on v11.5 could not downgrade without an hardware mod installed first, but now we hear of an upcoming exploit is in the works than works on FlipNote Studio and the DSi Web Browser, meaning most DSi owners along with their compatible older DS Flashcart will now be able to easy do an downgrade.
Jul
05
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All Amazon Pre-Orders for SNES Mini have been changed to ONE UNIT ONLY PER HOUSEHOLD!

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition has been selling like hot cakes, with pre-orders getting snapped up fast, but now there is big catch, Amazon has retroactively changed all pre-orders down to 1 UNIT ONLY, and from now on its only 1 PER HOUSEHOLD policy!
Jul
04
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After 24 years, a small bit of the original cancelled Rayman is now playable!

Back in October, it was reported that an 'early prototype' for the cancelled Rayman game on the SNES was discovered by Rayman creator himself 'Michel Ancel' and now after getting together with game developer 'Omar Cornut' it has been dumped and made available for everyone to enjoy playing the unfinished game after 24 years of it being lost in the retro video gaming universe. :)
Jun
30
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Play games on the smallest NES/FC handheld... anywhere, anytime!

While we all wait for Nintendo to release their official SNES Mini, now is the perfect time to mention that BittBoy has just been released, and its true retro gaming tech throwback, featuring over 300+ classic games from the NES/Famicom era all in the smallest ever 'gameboy-styled' portable case, providing you hours of classic retro gaming fun and all without breaking the piggy-back either!
BittBoy (USA Amazon) - http://amzn.to/2s5Vcfj
BittBoy (International) - http://geni.us/ziHl
BittBoy Website - http://www.bittboy.com/
Jun
29
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Updating the Firmware on Mayflash's Wii U Adapter makes it works on the Switch!

Pokken Tournament is coming out soon for the Nintendo Switch, and big 'N' are releasing official 'Pokken' controllers, but some would love to be able to use the older Nintendo GameCube controllers, and the official Wii U adapter does not work on the Switch, but companies like MayFlash have been in business for years making 'adapters' that convert one gaming system controller to another system, and all their adapters are flash firmware upgradable, and they have released a beta new firmware that now allows for partial support for their Nintendo Wii U Gamecube adapter, currently all 4 ports are only seen as the 1st player, but hopefully that will be fixed soon, along with support in more Switch games, but as you can seen the following videos at least it partially works for now to enjoy!

OFFICIAL DOWNLOAD UPDATE: -->...
Jun
26
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WARNING: NEW 3DS ONLY
OLD 3DS IS TOO WEAK TO EMULATE NEO-GEO AT PLAYABLE SPEEDS


Now that there is stable Final Burn Alpha for the New 3DS systems, Sakitoshi from GBATemp has made a cool 'Forwarder Creator' for it.
Jun
26
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Now You’re Playing with Super Power! Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition
Mini 16-Bit System Launches Sept. 29 with 21 Games; Includes Unreleased Star Fox 2.


Just one simple tweet from big 'N' this morning, has caused the internet to be on fire, and millions already leaving work at lunch hour to figure out how they will be able to get their hands on one before the preorders are sold out. It's official! SNES Classic Edition is coming!

Not much is know besides the official PR below about Nintendo's new Mini Retro console, but one thing for sure it will sell millions and may even end up being more popular than their Switch console this holiday season, and for sure will be posting news of its teardown and possible 'mods' to add games asap!
Jun
25
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v1.09 Now Released By rsn8887

PFBA Vita_mod: Modded version of Portable Final Burn Alpha for the Vita. Quick release with my additions/changes to Cpasjuste's awesome PFBA emulator for Vita. Big thanks to Cpasjuste for a great codebase. This release page might be ahead or behind Cpasjuste's repository depending when pull requests are merged, etc.
Jun
25
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Version v0.91 Now Released By Bubble2k16

Bubble2k16 whom is already known in the Nintendo 3DS scene for porting over SNES9X and Virtua3DS emulators has given us now the first TurboGrafx-16 and PC-Engine for our handhelds, and this one wildly inspired by Exophase's Temper for Classic O3DS, but uses the newer fast processor power of New3DS to offer a much higher frame-rate in most games.
TemperPCE is offered in both 3DSX and CIA formats and if you want to exploit the CDROM side it will be necessary to place the correct BIOS PCE (not supplied) in the directory 3DS/Syscards, for more info and the latest release please check out the author's official...
Jun
23
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Retrix (LibretroRT) is a massive project to bring all the cores designed by Team LibRetro to UWP

Retrix currently supports the NES, SNES, SEGA Master System, SEGA Game Gear, SG-1000, Megadrive, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, and in the future many other platforms.
OFFICIAL SITE: --> https://github.com/Aftnet/LibretroRT
Jun
21
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Five games at launch, with more coming every two weeks, but the mobile service comes with a catch!

Sega’s giving its classic games library, from the Master System to the Dreamcast, a new home. Sega Forever is a mobile service for iOS and Android that makes “nearly every Sega game” available for free.
Sega is bringing some of its best retro games to your iOS or Android smartphone, but there is small catch, they are Free-To-Play, so you will need to view some ads now and then to keep on playing, or you can fork over $1.99 per game to turn off the 'ad-support' :)