Gaming History 101

Know Your Roots

Podcast: Old Console, New Hardware (Part 1)

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We all love old video games, but the frank reality is that as they age our consoles run solely on obsolete technology.  As the basic capabilities of modern hardware increases, so does the ability to mod classic consoles to keep up.  In addition, new accessories also come on the scene to serve needs that were either impossible or too expensive in the past.  This episode covers the earliest cartridge-based consoles and the many modifications and accessories you can get for them.  In part 1 of this two-part series we get a bit technical, but also present the many options you can potentially research.

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Written by Fred Rojas

May 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

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  1. Loved the show this week. While I know this was out of some people’s wheelhouse, I’m looking at you Fortengard, this show was up my alley. There were a few mistakes here and there (my TV does 1080p over component, Everdrive N8 does emulate the soundchip in Akumajo Densetsu – Castlevania 3, BNC connectors not BNP, and I think you were getting the SD2SNES confused with the Super Everdrive). Would also like to hear about the wonderful world of CRT modding. Can you say RGB natively in America on the cheap? I’m doing one right now as we speak.

    Keep up the good work. The slightly obsessed gamers out there appreciate it.


    May 7, 2016 at 1:16 pm

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