【新機上市】 SNK NEOGEO MVSX Home Arcade

Neogeo又要推出復古迷你街機啦~~

畫重點
50款遊戲,雙打機台,17吋螢幕,可切換AES跟MVS模式
螢幕是1280×1024,點對點(重要),還能開啟掃描線

更重點
零售價449鎂,連營業用機座都能50鎂加購,完美復刻了這個,不知道能不能真的投錢玩,當存錢筒XD

覺得貴嗎? 一款正版遊戲賣你10美金,買50套送一台高規格桌上型街機,這樣想的話其實超划算的

11月開賣,可惜首波發行沒有台灣,坐等開箱了
http://www.snkmvsx.com/

官方懷舊機改機指南整理

從任天堂的Famicom Classic開始,敲響了這波懷舊風,各家主機大廠紛紛投入懷舊小機機的行列,這種用軟體模擬的機器,就像樹莓派一樣,都可以透過軟體方式進行破解,塞入ROM讓機器執行模擬器,甚至灌入不同模擬器讓小超任跑N64、小PS跑紅白機等玩法,以下收集一些改機指南站點,讓玩家有個方向可以依循:

ModMyClassic https://modmyclassic.com/

[備份] 各主機Scart輸出RGB訊號腳位圖

這是從國外找來的資料,我覺得滿重要的,為避免來源網站突然消失,這邊做個備份,有需要還是請到原網站查看,點我前往

I found it on a forum and think it’s valuable data, just in case it disappear suddenly, I decided to make a copy, not to clone in purpose. If I violate your copyright please inform me and I will delete the post ASAP.

Sega Master System/Mega Drive

A/V output comes from an 8 pin female “U” DIN connector. Pinouts are: 1 audio, 2 ground, 3 composite video, 4 +5V DC, 5 green video, 6 red video, 7 composite sync, 8 blue video. RGB output circuit: Sony CXA1145 video encoder IC – outputs come straight from the chip.

Sega Mega Drive 2

A/V comes from a female 9 pin mini DIN connector. Signals are the same as the original Megadrive with the addition of stereo audio. Pinouts are: 1 blue video, 2 +5V DC, 3 green video, 4 composite video, 5 composite sync, 6 audio mono, 7 red video, 8 audio left, 9 audio right, and the metal shield is ground. RGB output circuit: CXA1145/CXA1645/KA2195/MB3514 video encoder IC – outputs come straight from the chip.

Sega Saturn

Connector is a 10 pin mini-DIN type. While it’s a standard connector, it’s extremely rare so don’t expect to be able to buy one from the local electronics shop (or anywhere for that matter). The Saturn puts out luma/chroma (s-video) as well as the usual RGB/CVBS. Pinouts: 1 composite sync, 2 audio right, 3 audio left, 4 +5V DC, 5 red video, 6 green video, 7 blue video, 8 composite video, 9 luminance, 10 chrominance. RGB output circuit: signal comes out a CXA1645 through a 75 ohm resistor and a coupling cap.

Sega Dreamcast

Utilises a proprietary connector for A/V out. Supports CVBS, RGB (TV), RGB (VGA, req. adapter) and luma/chroma. Pin 7 must be connected to ground to enable RGB. Pinouts: 1 ground, 2 audio right, 3 audio left, 4 +12V DC, 5 +5V DC, 6 RGB (VGA) select, 7 RGB (TV) select, 8 vertical sync (for VGA), 9 horizontal sync (for VGA), 10 composite sync, 11 chrominance, 12 luminance, 13 composite video, 14 blue video, 15 green video, 16 red video. RGB output circuit: proprietary DAC.

Super Nintendo

For some unknown reason the RGB output circuits differs between the NTSC and PAL consoles. As a result the cables are different too (though I somehow doubt Nintendo had any intention of releasing a SCART lead for the NTSC SNES).

Proprietary A/V connector. Pinouts: 1 red video, 2 green video, 3 +12V DC, 4 blue video, 5 ground, 6 ground, 7 luminance, 8 chrominance, 9 composite video, 10 +5V DC, 11 audio left, 12 audio right. RGB output circuit:
Pinout is the same as above with the exception of pin 3 which is composite sync instead of +12V. RGB output circuit:

Nintendo Gamecube

Nintendo are up to their old tricks again. The PAL console outputs RGB but not s-video and the NTSC model outputs s-video but not RGB. Therefore this cable will only work on a PAL Gamecube. However, it is possible to get RGB from an NTSC Gamecube by modifying the official component video cable. Here are some guides to the procedure:
How to make NGC’s RGB(VGA) Cable [link fixed]
RARusk’s Nintendo GameCube Component Video Cable RGB Modification [link fixed]
MMMonkey’s NTSC Game Cube RGB Cable

Proprietary A/V connector. Pinouts: 1 red video (PAL only), 2 green video (PAL only), 3 +12V DC, 4 blue video (PAL only), 5 ground, 6 ground, 7 luminance (NTSC only), 8 chrominance (NTSC only), 9 composite video, 10 +5V DC, 11 audio left, 12 audio right. RGB output circuit: proprietary DAC.

Nintendo Wii

Like the Gamecube, RGB video is only available from the PAL Wii.

Proprietary A/V connector (different to the proprietary A/V socket used on previous nintendos). Pinouts: 1 left audio, 2 right audio, 3 composite video, 4 +5v DC, 5 ground, 6 ground, 7 red video (luminance/NTSC), 8 mode select, 9 green video (chrominance/NTSC), 10 mode select, 11 blue video, 12 ground, 13 +12v DC. Pins 14-16 are for something called a Japanese D-Terminal Cable. Mode select pins are normaly left unconnected. When they are connected together, component video (YUV/YPbPr) will output from pins 7, 9 and 11 in place for RGB/S-video. The DC voltage on pin 13 will drop to 5v for widescreen games (will it?).

Sony Playstation/Playstation 2

Propriety connector. Pin outputs: 1 ground, 2 audio left, 3 ground, 4 audio right, 5 luminance, 6 composite sync, 7 chrominance, 8 ground, 9 blue video, 10 +5V DC, 11 red video, 12 green video.
RGB output circuit: signal comes from a CXA1645 and a through a 75 ohm resistor.

SNK Neo Geo

Female 8 pin “C” DIN connector. Pinouts: 1 audio mono, 2 ground, 3 composite video, 4 +5V DC, 5 green video, 6 red video, 7 composite sync, 8 blue video. RGB output circuit: signal comes out a CXA1145/MB3514, through a 75 ohm resistor and a coupling cap.

Atari Jaguar

Propriety connector. Pinouts: 1A audio left, 2A audio ground, 3A n/c, 4A video ground, 5A blue video, 6A horizontal sync, 7A green video, 8A chrominance, 9A n/c, 10A INC (???), 11A unregulated DC voltage from power input, 12A n/c, 1B audio right, 2B audio ground, 3B video ground, 4B red video, 5B vertical sync, 6B n/c, 7B video ground, 8B luminance, 9B ground, 10B video ground, 11B composite video, 12B n/c.

Microsoft Xbox

Propriety connector. Pinouts: 1 audio right, 2 audio ground, 3 SP-DIF digital audio, 4 vertical sync?, 5/6/7/8 ground, 9 video output A (blue), 10 video ground, 11 video output B (green), 12 video ground, 13 +5v, 14 audio left, 15 audio ground, 16 horizontal sync?, 17/18/19 video mode select (ground all three for RGB), 20 +12v (RGB Status), 21 video ground, 22 video output C (red), 23 video ground, 24 video output D (composite video). Different audio/video configurations are selectable by maniplating the three video mode select pins (17, 18 and 19). See the Gamesx Xbox pinouts page for more info on this. The DC voltage on pin 20 will drop to +5v for widescreen mode.

and finaly, the Resources

Game Station X – Game console pinouts & modifications
Home video games with RGB monitors – interesting…. [japanese]
Deathskull Laboratories – game console info
BlueTech – game console modifications and other creations
mmmonkey’s console modifications – modifications/fixes with lots of photos

Data sheets in PDF format for:
CXA1145 – [japanese]
ES71145 – CXA1145 compatible
CXA1645
MB3514 – CXA1145 compatible (with Y/C driver output)
KA2195D – CXA1645 compatible (with no Y/C output), may be mistaken as SKA2195D

Mega Ever Drive Pro釋出!

烏克蘭燒錄卡大廠 Krikzz 今天釋出了EverDrive最新產品的影片
這次是Sega MD的Mega EverDrive PRO
一塊卡帶可運行MD、SEGA CD、SEGA 32X、MasterSystem、SEGA Mark III,還不用加掛32位元周邊
內建Yahama 2413音效晶片,還支援CD音源,實在太迷人了

最扯的是偷偷加進任天堂模擬器,可以直接跑*.nes檔玩紅白機遊戲(這也太鬧)
身為EverDrive產品線最高等級的Pro級,自然也都有遊戲內選單+即時存檔+金手指等功能
現在只希望正式上市的時候不要太貴RRR


同類產品可參考另一家頂級的產品Terraonion
一樣超貴雖然外型比較帥,不過他沒有任天堂模擬器…(誤)
總之密切關注囉XD

https://krikzz.com/store/

更新:更多消息在這(RetroRGB),預計上市價格為199美金!

懷舊商品網站剁手總整理

開始接觸這個圈子之後,我才知道什麼是”剁手”感,那是一種無可自拔的情緒,明明已經爆預算,卻還是想捏一下直上….離題了

玩懷舊遊戲各有不同的領域,有專門做改裝套件的,有專門做轉接線材的,也有直接做整組成品的,而我是做外殼的(而且還只有一種),這邊為你整理較知名的商品網站資訊,你就不用再一個個搜尋了,有的是我自己買過的,但大部份都還排在購買清單裡面QQ,希望有機會全部試過一遍,資料隨時會新增,也歡迎留言推薦!


高清硬解主機Super NT

https://www.analogue.co/store/

這是用FPGA的硬解型式製作的主機,有超任跟MD機種,價格昂貴,但是效果經實際驗證比改裝RGB的畫面更清晰銳利,非常推薦預算足夠的玩家購買,最新產品是Nt mini Noir,同時支援兩種主機,一台499美金也搶購一空,可見這部主機有多受到歡迎。同公司也推出過硬解Gameboy相容機,價格一樣高不可攀,希望有一天我也買得起。

最高檔燒錄卡-EverDrive

https://krikzz.com/store/

說到燒錄卡不能不提到,來自烏克蘭的krikzz公司,旗下一系列支援大部份舊主機的燒錄卡,與早期需要透過電腦傳檔案的燒錄卡不同,everdrive系列產品不但內建SD卡槽,而且讀檔速度飛快,還支援相當多特殊晶片規格ROM,各產品線還有不同等級,最高等級的多半內建即時存檔功能,即使是入門級,讀取速度是一樣的,僅差別在進入遊戲之後的功能,或是存入遊戲進度的方式不同而已,名聲響亮,淘寶有各種盜版商品都號稱與原廠同等級,但實際比較後就知道原廠貴的道理,愛玩此道的玩家多半在使用過淘寶貨之後都會轉往正廠貨(我就是),如果不想繞遠路的話建議存久一點直接買這家的就好,真心不騙。

超高端燒錄卡-Terraonion

https://terraonion.com/

這家的燒錄卡價格更貴,功能也更神。有能將PCE主機改RGB輸出,並同時擔任搭載SD卡槽燒錄卡的產品;也有用FPGA硬體模擬出SEGA CD系統的燒錄卡,也就是直接插上MD主機,就可以玩SEGA CD、32X等需要轉接運算元的遊戲(這真的有夠神),傲視全懷舊圈,價格也是。還有Neogeo系列的大卡機燒錄卡等等,是口袋麥克麥克的玩家的好朋友。

改裝套件Voultar

https://voultar.com/

各種舊主機升級RGB輸出套件的網站,有紅白機/超任/N64/世嘉MD/PCE..等,如果看不懂要幹嘛的可以跳過,商品豐富多元,喜歡玩改機的玩家不要錯過。

紅白機/N64改裝RGB套件

https://etim.net.au/

這是來自澳洲的神人Tim Worthington設計的升級套件組,也有給Atari2600的。而最主要的是紅白機,還有N64的RGB套件,網路上有很多NESRGB的改裝教學影片,都是使用他設計的這個套件,我也有買,建議可以直接買FC AV的版本,改裝後不用破壞外殼,可以說是玩紅白機改裝最佳入手管道。

各種幫你改好的懷舊主機

https://store.retrofixes.com/

想玩懷舊實機,不會改電路,這裡有各式改好的主機,直接買就是該主機的最高RGB輸出畫質,省事方便。也有各式變壓器、轉接線材、不容易買到的各種零件、工具等等,算是滿方便的網站。買主機之前請先跟店家確認電源型式,或是主機分區問題,以免買錯。

懷舊主機改機套件大站Retro Modding

https://www.retromodding.com/

商品多樣,主打多種掌機的改裝套件,特別推薦Gameboy改IPS螢幕套件,不止是背光,而是整個升級為IPS螢幕,改完之後讓你的GB成為最高享受掌機。另外也有多種改裝外殼,按鈕等商品,喜歡掌機的玩家可以逛逛。

懷舊主機改裝套件及資料大站 VideoGamePerfection (VGP)

https://videogameperfection.com/

另一個喜愛改裝懷舊主機的大站,從掌機到家用主機套件都有,也有相關線材,甚至是大型電玩基板改裝都有。國外許多玩家都推薦該站的OSSC套件,雖然我沒買,不過品質應該是可以信任的。

掌機改裝大站 Handheld Legend

https://handheldlegend.com/

顧名思義,專做掌機改裝套件的網站,從GameBoy DMG(元祖厚機)到Neogeo掌機都有,網站上還有他們販售的改裝套件教學(上面好幾家都沒有),喜愛掌機的老玩家們不要錯過!

懷舊機改裝電子街

https://console5.com/store/

進去還以為是電子零件網站(其實本來就是電子零件),結果是各種改裝主機專用的電子零件,也有多種套件、晶片、半成品,讓你有興趣的話自己買回去焊,可以省不少!

Retro Gaming Cables

各類懷舊主機線材專區 Retro Gaming Cables

https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk

英國網站,只做線材。除了基本連接映像管電視的AV線、色差線,還有專為高級顯示設備如彩監、OSSC等專用的SCART線,是玩實機派的玩家必逛的網站。線材價格不低,但品質都很好,曾經有人做過一般線材跟全屏蔽線材的畫質比較,貴一點都是有道理的。但如果只是想要有這個規格輸出的線材,淘寶就有一些店家可以參考,日後有時間再整理。

台灣神人Chris的懷舊天地

http://retrogamerestore.com

出自台灣懷舊圈神人Chris,是各種懷舊遊戲相關的綜合型網站,主力不在販賣商品,而是自己小量生產來用,多出來的就順便賣,基本上都是接受玩家委託才生產的玩具。有開源的專案產品,自己設計的電路板,升級套件等等。
比較知名的作品有開源掌機GPi的運算補強套件CM3+,樹莓派RGB直出套件RGRVGA666等,製作水準很高。前陣子還有PCE的透明外殼小量產計劃,數量不多但種類多元,有興趣可以加入他們的臉書社團,跟著大夥一起上車的感覺挺好的。


先寫到這邊好了,有看到的話會再來新增

我在嘖嘖推集資案的過程

我量產了一組外型向紅白機致敬的樹莓派機殼

一開始只是個奇怪的想法,沒想到還滿多人支持的,就努力地把它實現了。
雖然為了達標,最後並沒有真正回本,但至少減輕了很多量產的成本壓力。

而且,超好玩的。

有興趣的話,這裡是當初集資的頁面
https://www.zeczec.com/projects/retrocase-thecase

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