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Jul
31
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The Super Nintendo (Super Famicom) had several game cart releases...

With custom chips included to add various hardware features (aka 'coprocessor' and 'enhancement chips').

Currently, redguy is developing SA1 support for SD2SNES which is an advanced open source FPGA based SNES copier (flash cart).

The SA-1 core has reached private beta stage and SmokeMonster recently posted a video testing it, check this forum thread over at krikzz.com for more info.

Thanks goes to...
Jul
21
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Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against the alleged operator of the popular console ROM sites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co.

The sites are among the most notorious online hubs for pirated games, according to Nintendo, and face millions of dollars in potential damages. With the launch of NES Classic Games on their Nintendo Switch coming up soon in September, it means we are in for another wave of crackdowns by big 'N' over any site that offers Emulators or Retro ROMs for playing Nintendo games on other platforms.
Jun
12
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This news update is long overdue, but there are reasons for that.

Back in 2015, @marvin96 posted a story over on my website EurAsia titled PsNee, an open source Arduino based stealth modchip for PSX (Sony Playstation 1). The project development progressed over at assemblergames.com until the website was shut down for several months in 2017, during that downtime I forgot about the project.

But fortunately the developers didn't and moved the project to psxdev.net, and now there is also a PsNee Project at GitHub. There has been a lot of progress and this impressive open source modchip is now working stable according to...
Jun
06
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In a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum! / They were found in a folder called "DO NOT UPLOAD."!

Whomever thought a good hiding spot for long-lost 'warez' was right, upload them in the place you were not allowed to upload, and it worked, but someone figured it out, leaked a game from it and now the whole folder might be deleted making the games lost again.
Jun
06
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Exploit for homebrewing DSi

FlipNote ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Jun
05
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Includes PSX, N64 and PSP!

I was bored waiting for my SX PRO to arrive, so was browsing the forum sites, and noticed this nice post by @natinusala on GBATemp, so I decided to steal it and copied it here for all you to read and enjoy trying out, as I like playing Retro ROMs on emulators! :)
May
31
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Don't say it couldn't be done, as this 'programmer' has done it, with a bit of modding and hacking!

You own some SNES cartridges, but you only have NES console, well no problem, as you can now run SNES games on your original NES!
May
30
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As reported earlier, the Atari VCS was set to open its Indiegogo campaign on May 30th and today's the day!

Atari been hyping up their launch of new console for many months now, but before nothing but a fancy box with lights were shown, but now we finally get some solid hardware specs. of what inside the retro-wooden-styled Atari's new console, check it out below:
May
23
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Modding Project #2 by @WiiuGold, turning an Amazon DIY Mini-Cab into nice finished box for your Retro Switch Gaming!

Back just over a month ago, @WiiuGold posted his amazing DIY modding project here on MaxConsole UnderGround, turning the Switch into a beauty to play on inside a custom-themed Mini-Bartop Switch Arcade Cabinet, and now you can check out his latest new exclusive version, which is designed to match the upcoming SX Family products from Team-Xecuter! :)

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(Click CONTINUE below, to view all the wonderful photos of this cab!)

Source Link for Cabinet: --> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FVY1JG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yC91AbXKHMN9Y
@WiiUGold Mario Cab: --> https://gbatemp.net/threads/fake-news-1-0-esp8266-chip.501348/page-2#post-7924599
May
14
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This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year!

Well, there you go, if you been waiting, searching, hunting for NES Classic so you can enjoy playing those wonderful retro games again from your childhood era, or to show your new family what video games are really all about, none of this boring running around killing people in Call of Duty, no its jumping over pipes, collecting coins, and not getting hit by falling barrels, true 100% fun in full 8-bit glory!

The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.
May
10
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Will Play 40 Classic Retro Games!

Back in April, SNK announced that they would be releasing a throwback console to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary.
Currently, there is also no release window or price, but it comes in 2 designs, one for 'Japan/Asia' area, and another for 'International'.

NEWS SOURCE #1: SNK reveals Neo Geo Mini console (via) GBATemp
NEWS SOURCE #2: SNK Announces The Neo Geo Mini (via) Kokatu
May
05
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Highlights: New WIMP GUI for PCs!

RetroArch 1.7.3 has just been released! Grab it here. This latest version has also been uploaded to the Google Play Store. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to the team. Check here in order to learn more.
May
05
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UPDATED: @RedGuyyyy - Releases Build v10 with GSU graphics and powerslide fix!

@RedGuyyyy continues to fix up his Super FX support for sd2snes by releasing yet another new build with some great bug fixes and new features, check it out below:
May
03
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With this CFW, you can run custom DSiWare, alongside region free and 3DS-exclusive DSiWare (WarioWare Touched), on your SD card, via NAND to SD redirection!

The Nintendo DSi scene was set on 'fire' again after long-time scene developer @no$cash dropped the world's first 'coldboot' exploit for now retro DSi handheld onto the world called 'ULaunch' and now scene developer @Robz8 has released the world' first DSi 'CFW'. :)

Here it is, the first DSi CFW!

Video by Alex S (with SRLoader installed) and Video by @Apache Thunder (When RocketLauncher was planned for a release. With WarioWare Touched (DSiWare version) installed.)

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Apr
30
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Atari® Announces Atari VCS™ Pre-Sale Begins May 30th on Indiegogo With Exclusive Wood-Front Collector's Edition, Onyx Model and Accessories
Time-Limited Early Bird Pre-Sale Package to Offer Atari VCS Platform Starting at $199

It has been long-time coming, with many delays, name changes, but finally it is starting in just one month's time their IndieGoGo campaign to kick-start their first new console from the Atari Corp. in over 30 years, with special pre-sale pricing of only $199. :)
Apr
29
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MaxConsole presents to you: Ezflash Omega - The final and ultimate Gameboy Advance flash cart
Review Updated 04/28: Due to updated 'firmware' released - 'Kernel 1.02 Firmware v4' by EZ-Flash

The list of features below will be demonstrated in our latest official MaxConsole review for your enjoyment and decision on purchasing this product. We will test and see how well the brand-new EZ Flash OMEGA GBA Flashcart performs and if it lives up to all its expectations.

List of features:
  • GBA game copy and play, no client needed
  • Fast patch engine, instant game load speed, additional manual patch engine to support modified rom
  • Hardware based direct save to SD card.
  • Cheat
  • Save states
  • Real time clock
  • Sleep
  • Hotkey customizable
  • 256Mb PSRAM supports all games,...
Apr
28
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OLDSKOOL in the past released a ton of games, and now they just released 'Socks the Cat Rocks The Hill, unreleased SNES

Socks the Cat Rocks The Hill made history when a prototype was discovered, and then in form of Kickstarter last year it was released finally in brand-new SNES cartridge format, but in true spirit of real warez scene group, OLDSKOOL has now released the dump of it, along with two new 'intro/changers' for games Hind Strike and Creepy Bird, along with nice letter to the whole scene regarding recent and past drama that always seems to drag down the all spirit of just enjoying our consoles in ways official companies don't love!
Code:
  April 22nd in the year MMXVIII of the Lord.
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  |  __/\____           _________           \...
Apr
25
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Runahead latency system, Direct 3D improvements, CRT SwitchRes and more!

There been alot of major mainstream press over the upcoming new build of RetroArch that features 'runahead' and now its finally out, check out their v1.7.2 releases notes below, and then grab your platform build below, and don't forgot to show your support for them!
Apr
25
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Unlaunch.dsi is the first ever [released] bootcode exploit for DSi consoles.

Yesterday, was a crazy day for 'Nintendo' with all the ongoing Switch drama and releases, but yesterday also saw another 'coldboot exploit' released, this time by famous GBA emulator author no$cash which is designed for installation our now classic retro DSi handhelds, and you can now check out today's updated version attached below with improvements from yesterday's first release:
Apr
24
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Follow ElectronAsh (@AshEvans81) for some very cool retro console modding projects that he has been working on recently!

It is one thing to take a retro console, gut it, put it in a nice case with lights, throw-in a flashcart, or other things, but ElectronAsh aka @AshEvans81 takes it to a whole new advanced level, he desolders the original chipset of let's say for example an Nintendo 64, then reballs it, resolders it onto a new 4-layer PCBoard he has designed himself, with added new features, like custom FPGA, faster RAM, HDMI upscaler, flashcarts, sdslots and ton more as you can see from his pictures that he has been sharing to the public finally! :)

Project #1 - NINTENDO 64