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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • January 01, 2020, 04:49:48 AM

Hardware revisions for video game consoles

Consoles over their lifetime are getting new revisions with often improvements or in some cases downgrades compared to their earlier motherboard.For this thread, I thought I would take a look at several consoles and their hardware revisions.Many of which had been infamous for these and I want first to take a look at the Playstation 3 first.(Next will be the Megadrive/Genesis) Playstation 3 The PS3 had many board revisions with 3 significant ones : "PHAT" models, Slim, and Super Slim.We'll s...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • September 26, 2019, 01:31:40 PM

Using Online mode in Phantasy Star Online (Gamecube version)

Phantasy Star Online, one of Sega's introduction to online multiplayer games on video game consoles and probably one of the first ones.It was renowned for being quite addicting and reviving the series, though in a different route than most expected.The game was first released on the Sega Dreamcast in 2 versions. V1 came out first in late 2000 while v2 came out the year after.It was later ported to the Gamecube as PSO Episode I and II and also to the Original Xbox.It was also ported to Windows fi...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • August 09, 2016, 06:02:44 AM

Opossum Massage Simulator for N64

After DJ and I released Opossum Massage Simulator for TI-84 CSE, PC and TI-Nspire,i tried to port it to even more platforms.At first, i tried porting it to the 3DO but i ran into some issues.Then i tried the 32X but ran into some issues as well due to memory shortage and more.Then i came back to developing games for the N64 and i finally got something working. Here's Opossum Massage Simulator for the Nintendo 64 ! It is very similar to the PC po...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • June 26, 2019, 02:09:35 AM

My CFW for the Retrostone

Thought i would share to you this since i've been working on this for a while.What is the Retrostone ? It's a 150$ handled device that aims at being basically a portable emulation machine.It competes with the likes of the LDK/RS-97 on the lower end as well as home made projects like Raspberry pis etc...However, the Retrostone 1 has one major flaw : the screen is composite only due to a Soc hardware limitation.Another issue i had with the device was the firmware itself RetrOrangePi : it's bad.It'...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • December 11, 2018, 07:44:32 PM

Super Quartet - Philips CD-i homebrew game

Here's a port of Killminds, Super Quartet, for the Philips CD-i.This is based upon Frog Feast's source code release by cdoty and plays similarly to the 3DO port.It's a puzzling game  where you must act as quickly as possible to fill one of the 4 slots with a piece of a square given to you. I've played it on my own CD-i 220 and recorded it here :[url= ...
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Unirse Started by u/JWinslow23 • February 15, 2019, 08:48:42 AM

Wal-Rush! PICO-8

Not sure if the PICO-8 technically counts as a "console", but I've decided to post this in the "consoles" section...I'm developing a game for the PICO-8, a video game console that does not actually exist. And because Wal-Rush! for the NES does not exist , I thought I would create what I wished a full console version of Wal-Rush! could be...You can view my progress so far in this thread: ...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • December 12, 2018, 05:53:54 PM

List of consoles that can be legally emulated and dumped without extra hardware

I thought i would make a list of video game consoles that can be emulated with common hardware, without requiring any extra dumping work other than the games themselves.Here's the list of consoles that can be emulated without a BIOS copy, with simply a CD/DVD drive.Sony Playstation 1 (with HLE bios emulation. psx4all, epsxe, pcsx-remarmed and its derivatives... all have this option. Limited Compatibility)Sega Saturn (Yabause forks have an HLE bios emulation option. Limited Compatibility)Sony Pla...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • November 22, 2018, 04:23:50 AM

Hardest platforms to program/work for ?

I thought i would share my experience with some of the platforms i've had to deal with and the most horrible ones i had to work with. Atari Jaguar Why use a single lame Motorola CPU that is not even 32-bits while use two 32-bits RISC processors as co-processors ?And it is just the beginning. For example, the memory controller cannot execute code out of ROM : you must load your game's code in RAM in its entirety.Then there's the unusual way the Atari Jaguar draws graphics : It is not a frame...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • July 14, 2018, 05:47:19 PM

My own custom firmware for the RS-97

Hello guys,Last month, two people have donated to me 2 RS-97, a chinese knockoff console with an Ingenic JZ460 SoC clocked at 600Mhz with a horrible screen of 320x480. (but with an aspect ratio of 4:3, kind of like the much infamous CR4 Ti-nspire...)Anyway, after working almost a week on it, i have released a custom firmware for it using buildroot & steward's work.It uses musl-libc rather than uclibc, a standard compliant libc library with backward & upward compatibility. (which uclibc does not,...
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Unirse Started by u/JWinslow23 • June 29, 2018, 03:11:45 AM

Soap Panic NES - English translation [NSFW]

I figured I should put this here, because it might be lost if I don't.This is a full English translation of the NES game Soap Panic. (Basically, it's the Japanese version of Bubble Bath Babes. Google it if you don't know what it is...but in Incognito Mode, of course.) As I cannot legally provide a download for the ROM, attached is the .ips file, which you can patch to "Soap Panic (Hacker) .nes" (make sure it's the one that doesn't have half of its graphics data missing!).Because I know you d...
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Unirse Started by u/JWinslow23 • July 03, 2017, 04:32:57 AM

Graphics-hacking Super Mario Bros.

I had an idea to hack the graphics of Super Mario Bros to change the art style. So far, I'm almost done hacking the graphics for the sprites (and now, I even have some leftover tiles, in case I wanna add something somewhere).These pictures will show my progress, with (almost!) every graphic I've changed. I can't really figure out the title screen format (and it doesn't help that it's stored in CHR-ROM without much breathing room for adding things), so I di...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • May 24, 2017, 03:06:14 AM

[Colecovision] (NSFW) Copyright Infringement - The Regressive Right

Bukake is challenging you to the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced : Gay sex . It's now your job to penetrate Siciel and win his heart through rape attempts & penetration.Will you be able to fool him ?Or is he going to dump you and tell everyone about it ? FIND OUT IN COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT : THE REGRESSIVE RIGHT !!! Downloads [url= ...
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Unirse Started by u/guicrith • June 30, 2017, 06:11:23 PM

ClexaGBA a GBA ROM I am making

I have always liked emulation and wanted to make a ROM, when I was younger I wanted to do it for the NES because that was all my device could emulate, but chose the GBA since mobile devices are fast enough to emulate it(I was using a Palm z22 when I wanted to make a NES rom) and it is the only one with C++ support and a framebuffer.(NES and SNES are usually done in assembly)There are a few demo versions but it is nowhere near complete.What works:Spritec DetectionTitle ScreenItem MenuWhat does...
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Unirse Started by u/JWinslow23 • April 23, 2017, 11:46:02 PM

Wal-Rush! NES

Maybe this will become a thing. Maybe not. I'll just set this here for now.
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • April 10, 2016, 05:27:56 AM

BasiEgaXorz BASIC compiler for Sega Genesis

I wonder if anybody ever tried BasiEgaXorz from ? I don't have time to learn that BASIC language right now, but I was curious about if it was any good for simple games? I am also curious if it's the same compiler that was used to make Crazybus (otherwise I am curious if that one was released too). If it's reliable, then perhaps it could be handy to port certain calculator games to the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. Apparently it can even do Sega CD games...
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Unirse Started by u/Yuki • June 04, 2016, 03:37:33 AM

Juju's PICO-8 projects

If you check PICO-8's built-in splore tool, you might notice I posted a few stuff there: PICO-83 An attempt to bring the TI-83+ to PICO-8. So far Output() works. pet the dog!!!!!!!!!! Based on this thing , which in turn is based on Undertale.
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • January 27, 2017, 10:11:29 PM

How 3D works on the 3DO... ?

For a long time, i was wondering how the heck can you do 3D on the 3DO...Looking at the documentation, everything seemed to imply that the CEL Engine inside the 3DO was 2D hardware, rather than 3D...I saw absolutely no references to it supporting polygons in hardware.At first, i thought that all 3D games were software-rendered but the documentation seems to imply framebuffer access is very slowso it can't be that.Then i saw this video on the Sega Saturn (turn on subtitles, he's taiwanese) :[url=...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • January 20, 2017, 07:03:19 AM

Play Minecraft on your Sega Dreamcast

A few years ago, Vogtinator released crafti, a 3D Minecraft clone for the TI-Nspire CX featuring many elements from the original game. Then last year, it was ported to the GCW0 by gameblabla . However, after the GCW0, he has now ported it to the Sega Dreamcast console, which has quite a following among homebrew developers. His DC port of the game has recently received a lot of following and made the headline on various Sega Dreamcast news websites and com...
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Unirse Started by u/Yuki • January 05, 2017, 12:34:36 AM


AKA Petit Computer, but on the 3DS. Guess I should make a thread about that.Anyway, I'm making a little GUI with this. Mouse support and there's a start of a start menu. Nice. (pic is a bit blurry, sorry)
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Unirse Started by u/Hayleia • May 12, 2016, 08:25:32 AM

Unnamed 3DS homebrew

First of all, I'm looking for names I thought about stupid stuff like Inkr3Dible (Ink, 3D, bullshyt), BesprInkl3D (same kind of things but less stupid than incredible...) or just Ink3D (but it looks too much like "Ink 3D" and not enough like "Inked" in my opinion...), etc, but nothing smart. So share if you have ideas.Anyway, some of you may have seen on IRC that I'm working on that kind of ink battle game on my 3DS.Here's what the ink system looked like when it was working (no idea how to embed...
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Unirse Started by u/semiprocoder • August 29, 2016, 06:31:00 PM

Unnamed(As of yet) Phoenix Inspired Pebble Arcade Shooter

I've recently started making a new pebble game that is inspired by the calculator game, phoenix. It is still going to be very different though. Anyways, I've written the very basic player movement and shooting code. Currently I am not releasing the source, but once it gets to an acceptable level, I will release it. Right now there is something going on with the pebble emulator, so I can't really get a screenshot right now, but I sill soon.Edit: I've decided to make my github public: https://gith...
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Unirse Started by u/novenary • November 30, 2014, 10:13:56 AM

Raspberry Pi based GameCube modchip

Cross post from gc-forever : ;t=2547I wanted to run homebrew with whatever hardware I had lying around so I grabbed my unused Raspberry Pi and a bare metal tutorial, and set out to make a XenoGC clone. That modchip allows to play burned discs and imports on the Cube. Since it doesn't have code signature you can also burn homebrew and play it on hardware.Have some pics.CN302 debug connector under the DVD controller board with wires attached :[img...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • May 04, 2016, 05:09:08 AM

PICO-8 to ship on a new game console called PocketCHIP?

It looks like PICO-8 will soon be on a new console called the PocketCHIP! (assuming it comes to fruition, of course) those who don't know, PICO-8 is a virtual console that can run old-school Lua games running at 128x128 resolution with 16 colors. Many games were made by the Lexaloffle and other communities, so when this console is available, there will already be a very huge game library for it. The onl...
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Unirse Started by u/Hayleia • August 06, 2016, 02:46:22 PM

[3DS] Undertone

Those who were there during the 4x3 contest may remember Four Shades of Grey . Well this project here is a remake of that one, but on the 3DS, which supports more than just shades of grey, hence the name change.Those who were not, the gameplay is simple. There are tiles with levels, from 0 to 3 (lightest to darkest). You must get all tiles to 0 by walking on them but you can't walk on 0 ones or you lose. Edges wrap.Well right now, all you can ...
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Unirse Started by u/guicrith • July 09, 2016, 10:12:14 PM

PersianTree PalmOS Emulator

This is not a release!This is a new palm emulator I started and have been working on it on and off for about a year and now need some help,so I posted it on github.It can currently only run 1 game (zap2016) and the speed is off and any popup dialog will crash it.All the apis so far have been done by hand so no palm os rom is required.Heres the link: Currenly it is very messy and uses QT as the ...
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Unirse Started by u/garvalf • June 08, 2016, 02:38:07 PM

Garvalf's pico-8 projects

I've just started a little pico-8 game, it's not finished but here is a demo:
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • June 26, 2016, 03:19:35 AM

Casio Loopy game console

So in one of TI-Planet's TI-Casiez Vous article, I learned about the existence of the Casio Loopy game console. Yes, Casio actually made a game console before: ;t=18769Apparently it only came out in Japan, only had 10 games and the target audience were girls.  The console definitively failed since they only targeted a then-niche audience and only had a limited game genre range. However, it's weird in the way that it's apparently a 32-bits console that...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • April 25, 2016, 01:30:11 AM

[Vtech Laser 200] Flappy Bird

I was hesitating putting it in the PC section since the Vtech Laser is a computer but whatever... I was working on this for a while, it's a Flappy Bird clone for an old computer called the Vtech Laser 200. A bit of history here The Vtech Laser 200 is basically a low-cost computer first released in 1983 and it had a small empathis on education and programming.It tanked at the time because : It wasn't very ...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • March 28, 2016, 07:28:54 PM

V.Smile Pro hacking

I'm not sure if this is where i should post this... hopefully i'm not wrong :pToday, i got myself a Pink Vtech V.Smile Pro . (also called V.Flash)So far, nobody was able (or wanted) to run even something as trivial as a "hello world".This is what i was able to gather about it :The V.Smile Pro has an ARM926EJ-S processor clocked at 150Mhz (Same as the TI Nspire !) and it has 16MB of SDRAM.The CD drive supports CAV and is able to read CD-R/CD-RW up to 4x speed.It can play Audio CDs an...
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Unirse Started by u/Ivoah • February 23, 2016, 03:51:04 AM

CHIP-8 emulator

So as some people lurking in IRC already know, I started work on a CHIP-8 emulator a little under a year and a half ago. I just picked it back up a couple days ago, and have made some major progress. It was originally written in C++, and I wanted to first write it for the computer using SDL, and then port it to the Nspire, hence the name "nCHIP-8." The C++ to C conversion was surprisingly easy! I'm not sure I did it the right way, but at least it works. Basically, I put all the data stuff...
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Unirse Started by u/Ivoah • January 29, 2016, 08:44:35 PM


I found this today: MEGA65 is an open-source new and open C65-like computer.Hardware designs and software are open-source (LGPL).
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Unirse Started by u/caleb1997 • February 18, 2016, 03:56:28 PM

Adding multiplayer/redstone to DSCraft (Minecraft for the DS) [ds] [minecraft]

So... I stumbled across this .I was wondering it multiplayer and/or redstone could be added to it.Problem #1: What language is DSCraft written in?To do list: 1. Figure out the language ( SmileBASIC) . 2. Learn SmileBASIC. 3. Add redstone and/or multiplayer . 4. Test, revise, test. If anyone has a DS/DSi/DS XL/DSi XL/3DS/...
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Unirse Started by u/Hayleia • October 25, 2015, 05:29:17 PM

3DS dilemma, need advice

So, for quite some time now, I've been using pirating tools on my 3DS XL, but pirating nothing. I basically only use those tools for homebrews and other openness-related things that have nothing to do with piracy. You may think this is stupid, and yes it is, especially considering that this tool is really convenient to use for pirates, but really (read: REALLY) annoying to use for people like me. That's why I considered switching to a new hack that is now out and stable, and that suits my needs ...
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Unirse Started by u/JWinslow23 • August 14, 2015, 12:18:47 AM

Toy Story NES - IPS patch to "fix" typos

I was on a bootlegged-ports-on-NES kick for a while, and I found Toy Story for the NES, presumably made by Ei-How Yang. The game is apparently notable for its many typos, even saying "TOY SOTRY" at one point. I was able to find 2 ROMs of this game, but one of them doesn't work on FCEUX for some reason. The one that DID work, however, had none of them. So, I tried to bring all the typos back. I only have 3 comparison screenshots: 2 pre-level Etch A Sketch texts and "TOY SOTRY". I'm terrible at th...
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Unirse Started by u/Ivoah • October 30, 2015, 02:57:24 AM

Ivoah's GBA programming thread [GBA]

I recently got an EZ-Flash IV GBA flash cart. It lets me run custom roms on real GBA hardware. So far this is what I've made: You just move the '#' around with the dpad.
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • October 04, 2015, 05:38:09 PM

My GCW0 ports

Before introducing some of my ports to GCW0,a small introduction to the GCW0. Introduction The GCW0 is a video game handheld made by Justin & the community, originally announced through their Kickstarter.It has a focus on retro-games with its low resolution of 320x240, (same resolution than the Nspire & Prime, actually)has a firmware (except the wifi) that is free software and open-source. It's equiped with a Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor (same as Neo-Geo X) and it's GPU is a Vivante ...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • September 16, 2015, 02:13:47 AM

3DO games and homebrew

EDIT by DJ: Topic split from Also I didn't know you made games for the 3DO. I think there are only 20 official games available for it but I didn't know that console had any homebrew programmers. EDIT Actually it's the Virtual Boy that only had 20 games. The 3DO seems to have many more, except that I heard that only one or two exclusives were good. Well...
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Unirse Started by u/DarkestEx • May 25, 2015, 09:17:24 PM

BuinoBasic - Basic Compiler and VM for the Gamebuino

This is my latest and almost my largest project so far. A Basic compiler and VM for the Gamebuino platform.You can find more information on GitHub ( VM , Compiler ), on my blog and my project page . What is BuinoBasic? BuinoBasic consists of two main parts, which are the BuinoBasic compiler (or short bcc) and the...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • February 16, 2015, 03:02:05 AM

Gamebuino (Arduino-based portable game console)

I found this through a Cemetech topic by DarkestEx: 's a small handheld game console based on Arduino with specs similar to calcs for people who like old school games and it supports sound. I don't know how much RAM it has, but apparently it supports SD cards.I wonder if anybody here has one or plan to get one and how good is it?
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • April 17, 2015, 06:36:38 AM

IRC on a Super Nintendo?

by using a Pokémon glitch (I assume the one used in another TAS to reprogram the game into a My Little Pony song), they managed to take over the Super Game Boy SNES add-on, then the SNES itself, and used a controller cable to stream IRC-based Twitch chat via it.
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