MiSTer Updates Roundup

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 […]

MiSter Core Updates: Genesis, SMS, NES, GB, TG16

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 […]

MiSTer Famicom Disk System FPGA Core

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. […]

Simultaneous 2-Player NES Super Mario Bros

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

Light Gun on an OLED TV with just a software patch???

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 […]

NES Gaming on Demand with Nintendo Online Service

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 […]