8bits4ever, the famed retro computer hardware developer from Europe has done it again with another fantastic product at a really affordable price point. Famous on the MSX scene by their Carnivore cartridges, 8bits4ever just announced the SX-1 Mini, a MSX2+ FPGA system for the MSX aficionados (like me!).
We’ve purchase their MSX products before and we are absolutely pleased with the quality and reliability of their products, and we strongly recommend 8bits4ever for anyone looking into the MSX platform as a hobby (like me!). With original MSX, MSX2 and MSX2+ systems from the 80’s and 90’s getting into unbelievable prices everywhere, you can pre-order this beauty right now at 8bits4ever official website for a fraction of the cost of an used machine that will honestly lack reliability in the long term.
WinUAE v4.2.1 is out now! This new version fixes a few bugs found on the 4.2.0 version, plus some other old bugs. Make sure you read the entire post to see exactly what was fixed!
WinUAE is the Commodore Amiga hardware emulator for Windows. The Amiga, for those who don’t know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680×0 CPU architecture with a few specially designed custom chips that provided very good graphics and sound capabilities that were ahead of their time way back then. Its first incarnation, the A1000, appeared in 1985, followed by the highly successful A500 and A2000 models.
WinUAE v3.6.1 Final is released. WinUAE is the commodore amiga emulator for Windows. WinUAE is a mostly complete software emulation of the hardware of the Commodore Amiga 500/1000/2000. A Commodore Amiga, for those who don’t know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680×0 CPU and a few specially designed custom chips that provide very good graphics and sound capabilities. Its first incarnation, the A1000, appeared in 1985, followed by the highly successful A500 and A2000 models.
WinUAE is a port of the originally written for Unixish systems UAE; but over time, it seems the Windows port, WinUAE has become the best version available on any platform. WinUAE is free software: you are welcome to distribute copies of it and/or modify it, under certain conditions. There is no warranty of any kind for UAE. For more details concerning these issues, please read the GNU General Public License, which describes the terms under which WinUAE is distributed.
Did you knew that Nintendo used to license their classic games to be played in personal computers in Japan? That’s right! The strict “never-licensing anything” Nintendo of Japan used to allow the release of their NES and Arcade titles in Japanese computers of the 80’s, and one of these instances was a certain Donkey Kong game released on the Sharp X1 Computer in late 1984 called “Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushuu“, also know as “Donkey Kong 3: The Great Counterattack“.
Hudson Soft was granted the right to port Nintendo’s classics to these computers, and while many other Nintendo games released for computers had been dumped in the past and preserved forever on the digital world, this obscure title has not enjoyed the same fate… until now!