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Metroid Prime 2D Demo

A team of people have been working on a 2D version of the GameCube game Metroid Prime.  A beta version is available that lets you get a few items, as well as get a sense of what the game is like.  It’s awesome! Direct download link:  https://mppa-pack-and-other-public-junk.s3.amazonaws.com/Prime2D_0.1.21.4.1A.zip Forum:  https://forum.prime2d.com/t/prime-2d-demo-v0-1-21-4-1/6582 I spent some time with it this morning […]

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Sony CRT & Projection Factory Videos

The Computer History Archives Project has just uploaded two promotional, “factory tour” videos that showed a Sony manufacturing plant in the US.  The first video (above) showed the process of making Sony’s CRT TV’s, as well as described the challenges of making a flat-tube TV:  The reason for the curve was to provide more strength […]

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Remotely Update MiSTer via SSH

As more people are integrating their MiSTer setups into a CRT-based arcade machine, one small concern is popping up:  The potential for burn-in as the machine is left on during the update process.  This is a tiny concern and only one that’s relevant after continuous use, but since CRT’s are long out of production, anything you […]

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Weekly Roundup #247

Here’s this week’s roundup, available as a video, as well as audio-only on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2021-03-31_247.mp3 If you enjoy these videos, please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at […]

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MiSTer Super Game Boy Borders

It looks like paulb-nl has just added the ability to load custom Super Game Boy borders, when using MiSTer’s Game Boy core.  This feature is now merged with the main project and running your favorite update script should automatically install it;  I’ve been using ‘update_all’ these days.  After updating, create a “SGB Borders” folder in […]

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RetroRGB Writer’s Podcast #3

Welcome to a podcast with a few members of the RetroRGB team, spread out across four countries, six times zones and a diverse set of backgrounds all contributing their unique perspective on things! This is the third of what I hope will be many podcasts with these awesome people; I realize I said that the […]

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Koryuu Transcoder Firmware v1.1

A new firmware (v1.1) was just released for the Koryuu Transcoder:  A device that converts Composite and S-Video to YPbPr Component video.  Unfortunately, a programmer is required to perform the update, but it’s cheap and a standard JTAG cable should work.  More details on the firmware and a review of the Koryuu are available below […]