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Retro-gaming news, interviews, nerdversations and more! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/retrorgb/support

    Supporter Q&A #177

    Supporter Q&A #177

    Here's the Supporter Q&A from October 14th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the support service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html

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    TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links):

    00:00  Support Services:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html

    01:07 A new box for RF on Modern TV's?

    04:37 Some HDMI to VGA converters require power in certain setups.

    07:22 OSSC doubling PC VGA signals / Projection TV's / 720p calibration disc

    12:37 TTL Sync / Extron Crosspoint:  https://youtu.be/RSn7J6H_m7A /  https://www.retrorgb.com/csync.html

    17:35 CRT / high voltage HSTAT convergence part

    18:59 Crosspoint cap list

    20:17 240p Test Suite Monoscope Pattern CRT calibration

    21:26 Sega Triple Bypass PSG issues

    24:45 Component video to RGB to S-Video

    26:44 Uses for 240p test suite

    30:20 Cable strain relief

    32:39 RCA jack wear and tear

    34:41 Getting a laptop to display on a BVM for pixel art: https://youtu.be/nwNrqIjxBaA /  https://retrorgb.link/cheapdac

    39:19 Unmodified N64 to RGB setup?  https://www.retrorgb.com/n64rgbcompatible.html

    41:16 N64 - Is upgrading from composite to S-Video worth it on a CRT? Scroll down for S-Video cables:  https://www.retrorgb.com/n64.html


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    • 46 min
    Weekly Roundup #274

    Weekly Roundup #274

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    00:00 Welcome!

    00:50 Jaguar GameDrive Firmware: https://www.retrorgb.com/jaguar-gamedrive-firmware-v1-11-released.html

    06:32 SNES 240p Test Suite Update: https://www.retrorgb.com/240p-test-suite-new-snes-update-1-061-available.html

    08:03 XStation Firmware Update: https://www.retrorgb.com/xstation-firmware-v1-4-4.html

    09:29 PS1 Digital Resolution Database: https://www.retrorgb.com/ps1-digital-adds-optional-resolution-database.html

    13:05 RT5x 4:4:4 480p and New Scanlines: https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink-5x-firmware-v-198.html

    18:12 Interview with MAME Developer: https://www.retrorgb.com/interview-with-david-mamehaze-haywood.html

    20:36 Super MIDI Pak Interview and Update: https://www.retrorgb.com/super-midi-pak-update-interview.html

    21:51 Near’s SNES Scans Found: https://www.retrorgb.com/600dpi-snes-box-cart-pcb-scans-found.html

    25:27 Retro World Expo:  https://twitter.com/RetroRGB/status/1447954263154597888

    27:06 Game Store Robbed:
    https://twitter.com/ffclassicgaming/status/1447172207097090050
    https://twitter.com/johntorn/status/1447691517649424388


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    • 30 min
    Interview with David 'mamehaze' Haywood

    Interview with David 'mamehaze' Haywood

    Here's an interview with David Haywood aka MameHaze - A 20+ year veteran of the MAME development scene. This was a casual conversation about David's history in the scene, how development's changed from 1999 until now and just the overall state of the MAME project. It was an absolute pleasure talking with him and I hope this is the first of many chats like this one. The interview is available as audio and video files attached to this post and will be on all major podcast networks.

    Here's where to find David:


    YouTube (main channel for streaming): https://www.youtube.com/mamehaze
    Twitter (progress pictures, more general communication): https://twitter.com/mamehaze
    Old website with yearly updates: https://mamedev.emulab.it/haze/
    Backup Streaming Service: https://www.twitch.tv/mamehaze
    Official MAME Homepage: https://www.mamedev.org/

    We also discussed a "found" Dreamworks game and you can see footage of it in the following video: https://youtu.be/_wkWmCQmhps

    The interview is also available as a video.  More info and links on the main page:  https://www.retrorgb.com/interview-with-david-mamehaze-haywood.html

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Supporter Q&A #176

    Supporter Q&A #176

    Here's the Supporter Q&A from October 7th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the support service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html

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    TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links):

    00:00 Welcome

    00:12 Why do light guns only work with SNAC adapters on MiSTer

    02:10 Original PS2 games on unmodded different region consoles using FMCBoot & MechaPwn:  https://youtu.be/BzKVcpjugCE

    02:39 Which version of the 240p test suite to set geometry on a CRT?

    06:15 What aspect ratio to set the Wii when using RT5x?

    07:57 Can you use the multi-out AND RCA composite jack from an original PS1 at the same time?

    10:41 What to document when finding something new?: http://gamesniped.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Original-Nintendo-Controller-Chair1.jpg

    12:11 Why don't more people use Sega Model 2/3 arcade boards with superguns?

    13:31 Get analog audio from a RT5x:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=2IUZDPTUCALQJ

    15:02 PSU for Open MVS:  https://www.retrorgb.com/openmvs.html

    15:56 Hot air rework station:  https://amzn.to/3iGIq3k

    16:59 Some thoughts on adhesive on large caps in products.

    21:41 Best way to connect an x68k and all it's resolutions to a flat panel?:  https://www.retrorgb.com/hd15-2-scart-adapter.html

    23:23 SNES corrupting game saves?:  https://www.retrorgb.com/quality-psus-for-classic-consoles.html

    25:05 Status of video upgrades for non 1-CHIP SNES consoles.

    27:27 Framemeister HDMI port lag / Extron crosspoints:  https://youtu.be/7VOsOuQ5mhM?t=359

    29:26 Cool NES mods? New 72-pin connector? RF box replacement:  https://www.retrorgb.com/no-cut-nes-front-loader-nesrgb-installation-kit-available.html

    34:07 Component to S-Video?

    37:02 Any preferred model for a GBAz?

    38:14 Saturn video dropouts / reflow multi-out.

    41:15 Dreamcast issues when converting to component video.

    45:32 Game Gear RGB mod for use with HD Retrovision cables?

    47:17 Recommendations for S-Video cables?


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    • 49 min
    Weekly Roundup #273

    Weekly Roundup #273

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    00:00 Welcome!

    00:35 New Amstrad Mega PC Video Output / Sound Card: https://www.retrorgb.com/new-amstrad-mega-pc-video-output-sound-card.html

    04:10 GBA Motherboard Reverse Engineered: https://www.retrorgb.com/gba-motherboard-reverse-engineered.html

    07:41 New MiSTer Updater: https://www.retrorgb.com/new-mister-updater.html

    09:53 MiSTer Multisystem: https://www.retrorgb.com/mister-multisystem-case-i-o-board-released.html

    12:59 Simpsons, G.I. Joe, Sunset Riders & TMNT Arcade Board Cases: https://www.retrorgb.com/new-metal-plexi-cases-from-scanline-city.html

    15:46 Axiom verge 2 Physical Copies: https://www.retrorgb.com/axiom-verge-2-physical-copies-available-for-pre-order.html

    18:08 A Game Dev’s Perspective on Upscaling Pixel Art: https://www.retrorgb.com/upscaling-from-the-perspective-of-my-own-pixel-game-art.html

    20:48 Use PS4/5 controllers on PS1/2: https://www.retrorgb.com/psunoretro-interest-check-bluetooth-controllers-on-ps1-2.html

    23:52 Sonic Hacking Contest 2021: https://www.retrorgb.com/sonic-hacking-contest-2021-is-here.html


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    • 25 min
    Supporter Q&A #175

    Supporter Q&A #175

    Here's the Supporter Q&A from September 30th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the support service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html

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    TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links):
    00:00 Hello!
    00:09 Will a VGA extension cable add lag or affect picture quality?:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=H10S69UEYW
    01:28 gcompsw 8x2 component video switch:  http://bit.ly/gcompsw
    03:08 Are there any quality differences between JP21 and SCART?
    04:30 Why don't Nintendo or Sega make official captridge repos for retro consoles?
    08:33 SCART sync voltage, testing voltage on an oscilloscope:  https://www.retrorgb.com/oscilloscope.html
    14:21 Power Dremcast & DreamPi from the same PSU?
    15:36 Heat issues with PS3 & Kallax?
    17:49 Desoldering gun tips. Here's the one I use: https://amzn.to/2TwoKk6  /  More tools suggestions: https://www.retrorgb.com/tools.html
    24:11 CRT aspect ratio / dot clock: http://www.firebrandx.com/downloads/ConsoleDotClockExamples.png
    29:07 Convert Saturn games to work on Fenrir? Japanese PS2 games on other PS2's via FreeMcBoot and OPL.
    34:22 AC "Y" cable, power conditioner:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=1BIIRNU70ADRR


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    • 39 min

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