This week saw another big round of MiSTer core updates primarily focused on fixing bugs and moving to the new open-source scaler by Grabulosaure. The new scaler uses 10% of the resources of the old scaler, is easy and faster to compile using the free Quartus software (instead of the $5,000/year suite required for the […]
A big rounds of MiSTer core updates went out over the weekend. The most important is the addition of Ijor’s cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core to the Genesis core, as expected. As well as the addition of Sega Game Gear support added to the Sega Master System core, and official Famicom Disk System support added into […]
FirebrandX’s custom NES palettes are coming to MiSTer thanks to Rysha’s new release, and they load straight from the menu. Rysha has provided a test build of the NES core with the new palettes, FDS support, and nearest-neighbor scaling.
MiSTer’s NES core is getting Nintendo Famicom Disk System (FDS) support care of GreyRogue, making it the first FPGA system that natively supports FDS without needing additional hardware to load ROMs. The same update also adds expansion audio for VRC6 and Sunsoft-5B mapper games (Gimmick, Akumajou Dracula, etc). For a first release, it’s relatively mature. […]
A hack has just been released that allows two people to play the original NES Super Mario Bros game simultaneously, as opposed to turn-based like the original. This certainly opens a who new dynamic to playing the game! ROM Patch: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4180/Source: http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/10/a-two-player-super-mario-bros-hack-is.html
Developer FURiOUS has just forked his own branch of the SD2SNES firmware and added support for savestates on non-special chip games! This is a very cool addition and something that will be a tremendous help to speedrunners who prefer practicing specific sections of the game; Now all practice can be done on original hardware without […]
The LCDMOD project is working on software patches to NES light gun games, that might allow them to be compatible with flat-screen TV’s. I’ve been corresponding with the creator Aleksey and his goal is for people to use the original, unmodifed Zapper and only require a ROM patch! He’s just opened the public beta for […]
Nintendo will officially launch its paid online services on September 19th. Cost will be $19.99 for a year in advance, $7.99 for three months ($31.96 per year), or $3.99 per month ($47.88 per year). If you have a subscription, you will be able to play 10 games for now: Balloon Fight Donkey Kong Dr. Mario Ice […]