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13 hours and 37 minutes ago
posted by  dlevere

PlayStation Scene Developer @m0rph3us1987 is back with yet another one of his 'emulator' ports, and this one is for playing your legit backups of NES cartridges on your exploitable v5.05 firmware PlayStation 4 consoles, check out his comments below, and enjoy!

m0rph3us1987 said:

PAL Roms work fine, NTSC roms are a little slower because of the different clock rate of the NTSC NES. Have fun




1 day ago
posted by  dlevere

SciresM published Atmosphere 0.7.0 to the project's official GitHub a few hours ago.

Atmosphere is a custom firmware for the Nintendo Switch. This means it re-implements some of the Nintendo Switch's Operating system modules, with a twist.

In some cases, it just means future flexibility: a given module might just mimic existing OS functionality, but because Atmosphere is completely open source, it gives developers an opportunity to completely rewrite an existing feature on the console if they feel like it.

In other cases, it copies a module's functionality, but adds a few patches or options, such as extending the process manager to give homebrew binaries more permissions than they would normally get. Other times, it’s pure new functionality, such as a custom filesystem module that will make it easy for programmers to mod video game assets.

You need a hackable console in order to install and run Atmosphere (in general, if you own a “first generation” Nintendo Switch console, it is hackable). You’ll need to enter RCM mode on the console before being able to launch Atmosphere.

There’s a great guide here by noirscape on everything related to hacking your switch, and it includes details for Atmosphere.

Atmosphere – Nintendo Switch Custom Firmware's first official release is here

3 days ago
posted by  martini

VirtualC64 3.0.1 is available for download:
- Github

"VirtualC64 is a Commodore 64 emulator for Mac OS X. It is open source under the GNU GPL license".

3 days ago
posted by  martini

Wine version 3.18 for Linux has been released:


Here it is the official announcement:

"Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.

It is open source software under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

3 days ago
posted by  martini

Virtual ][ Version 8.6 is available for download:

"Virtual ][ is a program that emulates the vintage Apple II computer on Mac OS X"

4 days ago
posted by  dlevere

A way to emulate the Wiimote (+ extensions) with a GameCube controller.

The way this works is by replacing the BT module interface in IOSes with a custom one that behaves as a BT module with a Wiimote connected.

The following video was a first test in which the stick emulates the Wiimote IR camera to move the cursor in the System Menu.

This video shows the hack working in Super Mario Galaxy.

6 days ago
posted by  Azul Fria

User Richard999 has submitted several translations for the following games. I also listed the progress of how much was done.

19: Neunzehn (FDS) - 100%
Might and Magic: Book Two (SNES) - 100%
Battle Storm (NES) - 100%
Clockwerx (SNES) - 75%
Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia (SNES) - 100%
Don Doko Don 2 (NES) - 99%
Elnark no Zaihou (NES) - 100%
F-1 Circus (NES) - 100%
Family Grand Prix: F1 Race (FDS) - 100%
Family Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (FDS) - 100%
Family Circuit (NES) - 100% [I'm listed as one of the authors]
Family Jockey (NES) - 100%
Family Trainer 4: Jogging Race (NES) - 100%
Fleet Commander (NES) - 100%
Family Trainer: Totsugeki! Fuun Takeshi Jou (NES) - 100%
Ghost Chaser Densei (SNES) - 100%
Golf Club: Birdie Rush (SNES) - 100%
Igo: Kyuu Roban Taikyoku (NES) - 100%
Itadaki Street - Watashi no Mise ni Yottette (NES) - 10%
Kaettekita Mario Bros. (FDS) - 98%
King of Kings (NES) - 99%
Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium (NES) - 70%
Lunatic Dawn - Book of Fortunes (PC) - 100%
Lunatic Dawn I (PC) - 50%
Lunatic Dawn II (PC) - 45%
Lunatic Dawn III (PC) - 15%
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special (GG) - 100%
Namco Classic II (NES) - 80%
Okamoto Ayako to Match Play Golf: Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii (SNES) - 95%
Pachinko Daisakusen (NES) - 100%
Pachinko Daisakusen 2 (NES) - 100%
Paris-Dakar Rally Special! (NES) - 100%
Pyokotan no Dai Meiro (NES) - 100%
Rampart (NES) - 100%
Schwarzschild III: Wakusei Desperan (PC) - 5%
SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars (FDS) - 100%
SD Gundam: Gachapon Senshi 2 - Capsule Senki (NES) - 100%
Sorcerian Forever (PC) - 50%
Sukeban Deka III (NES) - 100%
T-Dragon Quest (X68000) - 15%
Taito Grand Prix: Eikou e no License (NES) - 100%
Tetsudou Ou: Famicom Boardgame (NES) - 100%
Tsuri Kichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen - 100%
Wizardry Chronicle (PC) - 98%
Wizardry Empire (GB) - 100%
Wizardry Empire: Inishie no Oujo (PC) - 25%
Wizardry Empire: Oujo no Isan (PC) - 100%
Wizardry Empire: Fukkatsu no Tsue (GB) - 100%
Wizardry Gaiden II: Kodai Koutei no Noroi (GB) - 99%
Wizardry Gaiden IV: Taima no Kodou (SNES) - 100%
Wizardry II: Llylgamyn no Isan (NES) - 100%
Ys V Expert (SNES) - 5%
Zoids Densetsu (GB) - 100%
Zoids: Mokushiroku (NES) - 100%
Necromancer (PCE) - 5%
Wizardry Gaiden: Joou no Junan (GB) - 100%
Wizardry Gaiden III: Yami no Seiten (GB) - 100%

7 days ago
posted by  dlevere

Subscribers to Nintendo's paid Switch Online service got an unexpected surprise today. Alongside the expected released of three new downloadable emulated Nintendo Entertainment System titles—NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball—Nintendo also offered a version of the original Legend of Zelda that lets players start with a bevy of powerful items.

The new version—marked with a "Special" tag in the UI and dubbed "Living the life of luxury!" in the description—doesn't seem to modify the core game ROM in any way (despite reports referring to it as a "hack"). Instead, the game simply uses a save file that gives Link immediate access to the White Sword, Magical Shield, Blue Ring, and Power Bracelet, along with a red potion, additional heart containers, some secondary items (Food, Letter), and a full complement of 255 rupees, eight bombs, and nine keys.


9 days ago
posted by  dlevere

Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site.

In this piece, Nintendo Life Editor Damien McFerran laments the fact that Nintendo still doesn't seem to know how to exploit its amazing retro library, despite blazing a trail with the Virtual Console over a decade ago...

13 days ago
posted by  martini

Check this post at the RetroArch blog (05/10/2018), it talks about the progress of RetroArch for the Nintendo Switch.

20 days ago
posted by  martini

JRomManager 1.9 build 29 is available for download.

- Download
- Source code at Github

JRomManager is a Rom Manager entirely written in Java and released under GPL-2.

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