Guides to jumpstart your Retrogaming lifestyle
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Collection of Guides

by Ziggy587 Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:21 pm

This thread will be a work in progress for now. There's many great guides that forum members have written, but they tend to get "lost," so I would like this thread to be a central location for them.

For now I'll just dump links I have bookmarked (or threads I know of extemporaneously) but once there's enough I'll divide them into categories. I'll keep the list up to date, and I encourage members to try and keep there guides up to date.

EVERYONE, please post links to guides in this thread so that I can add them to the list. Whether it's your guide or not, post the link. If you know of some that exist, please try to locate it and post it here. Thanks.

The List of Guides, v1:

How to get Sega Cue Maker working in Windows XP, Vista & 7 - The fix for Vista works for Windows 7 as well. The second post in this thread has information on how to get Sega Cue Maker working on 64-bit Vista. The third post has info on how to get Sega Cue Maker working in XP 32-bit!

Neo Geo CD region mod

Convert Genesis and Saturn RF adapters into composite cables

How to burn Sega CD, Saturn and Neo Geo CD games with all FREE software (scroll to third post - I plan to expand this guide on it's own thread)

Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods

PSP custom firmware universal guide

http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/ - Many guides for console modifications!

Repairing a Neo Geo CD controller

http://www.gamesx.com/ - has lots of great guides
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Re: Collection of Guides

by Marspants Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 pm

I have a few pages in memory that some could benefit from.

http://www.disgruntleddesigner.com/chri ... index.html
Most of this could probably be found at gamesx but I like the comparisons of RGB and such for anyone that's interested. Screenshots are nice too.

http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/ele ... .php#learn
Most of this seems too complex for me but some guides on USB-ing your retro controllers.

http://www-unix.ecs.umass.edu/~dhowland/mod/
I did this Genesis S-Video Mod myself so it's very possible, and I highly recommend if you can't get RGB.

http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/
Good guide for XRGB-3 in English that I got from MrPopo a bit back

http://newlifegames.net/nlg/index.php?board=19.0
Various logs and info about hardware and boards/chips ect. There is some good info on here.

http://www.pcenginefx.com/forums/index.php?board=19.0
This has a lot of Dedicated guides at the top so highly recommended for any NEC fans. Helped me get my TurboDuo cranking out the good tunes again.
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Re: Collection of Guides

by eSPy Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:46 am

nice list! while not directly video game related, this site is amazing for various pinout diagrams
http://pinouts.ru/
Atari 2600 Jr., NES, Gameboy, Genesis 1 and 2, Saturn, Virtual Boy, Gameboy Advance (with Supercard SD), Playstation (With Goldfinger), Nintendo 64, Playstation 2(modded), Nintendo DS (Fat) with Edge
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Re: Collection of Guides

by presicion25 Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:14 pm

Here's a good guide for building a MAME cab:

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/index.htm
My Hong Kong Cinema blog:

http://hkcinemaquickies.blogspot.com/2010/07/intro.html

For a good videogame Podcast visit: http://www.mondocoolcast.com
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Re: Collection of Guides

by CRTGAMER Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:04 pm

More Racketboy Member contributions.

The newest one, N64 Import Mod:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=287400#p287400

Hobie's Power Brick Guide:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=203859#p203859

Hobie's Shipping Weight Guide:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=21228#p251616

Don't know if any of these apply, my guides at my signature link?
One in particular: CRT vs LCD - Video Input - Lightgun Guide:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=204314#p204314

Bacteria may need own Modding section! Here's one of many:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=265249#p265249

HDAdvance-HDLoader-Free MCBoot. Five pages of info:
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=228023#p228023
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CRT vs LCD - Hardware Mods - HDAdvance - Custom Controllers - Game Storage - Wii Gamecube and other Guides:
CRTGAMER Guides in Board Guides Index: http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1109425#p1109425

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Re: Collection of Guides

by markeconrad Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:40 pm

I just found a sweet soldering for beginners. http://mightyohm.com/blog/2011/04/solde ... omic-book/
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Re: Collection of Guides

by bacteria Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:43 am

CRTGAMER wrote:Bacteria may need own Modding section!

I have one! http://www.made-by-bacteria.com/viewforum.php?f=6
I am the Bacman
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Re: Collection of Guides

by thelolotov Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:54 pm

May I humbly suggest my guide on video connections?

http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=28610
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Re: Collection of Guides

by Ziggy587 Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:49 pm

This thread was kinda forgotten about in favor of the Guides section we now have...

viewforum.php?f=52

Maybe ask a mod to move your thread to that section?
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