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  • 1400$ electricity yearly!!!!
    "A few weeks ago, we started investigating the possibility of putting Linux on an XBOX. We played with some ideas in our heads, a render farm, a cheap office computer or a distributed crypto platform, just to start. The idea required a little bit of elbow grease, a mod chip, Linux and a bunch of free time. " MORE on Anandtech

  • More than 130 Super Mario Nintendo games are represented in this infographics (1.3MB)

  • Etch_A_Sketch_Telecran_00

    An Etch A Sketch is a thick, flat gray screen in a plastic frame. There are two knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminium powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically.

  • By using the right tool for the job!

    Why you may need these tools?

    • A lot of Super Nintendo (SNES) games are using lithium battery for keeping save game. Battery wont last forever,
    • It is easier to open the cartridge/console to clean electrical contacts
    • It is a lot easier to repair or move parts around . Especially useful for some Super Nintendo plastic that are yellow (yellowing)

    I first came across these cheap and inexpensive screws head, which can be found for less than 4 €, but if wont open Game Bit screws (Nintendo NES, SNES and others)


    Then I order on these 3.8 + 4.5 mm Game bit Hex Tools  for 11€ including shipping (thanks rewind.gaming)


    Game Bit come in many sizes, the most popular Game Bit  sizes is the 4.5mm and 3.8mm Game Bit. But manufacturer did not only use Game Bit but also Tri-wing screws now.


    gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
    BIT 3.8 mm BIT 4.5mm Philips head Tri-wing head

    Screwdrivers compatibility chart

    Games System Controller
    nintendo nes  Nintendo NES gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    super nintendo system Super Nintendo gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
    nintendo-64-system Nintendo 64 gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
    nintendo game cube Nintendo Game Cube none gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
    nintendo wii Nintendo Wii none 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
    nintendo virtual boy Nintendo Virtual Boy gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
    nintendo game boy Nintendo Game Boy gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    nintendo game boy color Nintendo Game Boy Color gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    nintendo game boy advance Nintendo Game Boy Advance 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    game boy advance sp Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    nintendo ds system Nintendo DS 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    nintendo ds lite system Nintendo DS Lite 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
    nintendo dsi Nintendo DSi 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg ???
    nintendo dsi xl system Nintendo DSi XL 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg ???
    sega master system Sega Master System gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega genesis Sega Genesis gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega cd Sega CD none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega cdx Sega CDX none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega 32x Sega 32X gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega saturn Sega Saturn none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega dreamcast Sega Dreamcast none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
    sega game gear Sega Game Gear gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm none
    turbografx 16 system Nec TurboGrafx 16 none gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
    nec turboduo system Nec TurboDuo none gamebit.3.8mm ???
  • Some things that are still missing:

    • Dead or Alive 4
    • a Modchip, Teamxecuter is well place to ship the first one in weeks or months....
    • a way to use it as a media center with an open source software
    • samba share and not proprietary protocol which require XP/MCE


    1. noise
    2. size of alimentation

    but I am able to support it when I play in 720pp on a 5 meters display :-)

    some sites on hacking:

    Not related to hacking but some good news on games, mods

  • GnGeo is a NeoGeo emulator for Linux (and maybe some other UNIX).
    It use the following cpu core:
    • The 68k core from the Generator project by James Ponder.
    • Starscream 680x0 emulation library by Neill Corlett.
    • Raze Z80 emulator by Richard Mitton.
    • Z80 Mame core from the Mame project.
    • YM2610 Mame core by Tatsuyuki Satoh.

    Finding the rpm for SuSe 9.3 is quite easy if You know The GnGeo specific page is here.

    You need to unzip the NeoGeo romset in /usr/share/gngeo in order to make it work. You will have to google a little bit, search for "neogeo bios rom" or download them at Spooman homepage or use emule (P2P).
    Copy NEO-GEO.ROM, ng-lo.rom, ng-sfix.rom and ng-sm1.rom to /usr/share/gngeoas root.

    GnGeo now has an experimental gui. You will find a menu entry in KDE/System/GnGeo.
    Please see the /usr/share/doc/packages/gngeo/sample_gngeorc for more information on how to use NeoRageX style Hotkeys.

  • The next in line for the NEOGEO legacy comes the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro. It’s an incredibly unique fighting stick in that it comes with fighting games pre-installed! It was inspired by the NEOGEO CD’s controller design and was blown up to fighting stick size. (W 430mm×D 215mm×H 125mm) Additionally, the arcade stick can switch between two modes: Arcade Stick Mode and Console Mode.

  • Jakks_Namco_TV_Games_Video_Game_System_00

    Simply plug in your Jakks Namco unit through RCA to your television, select a game from the menu and hit the fire button. A small body but with a great value for the price. It contains the following games:

    1. Pac-Man
    2. Galaxian
    3. Rally-X
    4. Dig Dug
    5. Bosconian
  • This game console is part of my growing collection of vintage gaming system, so don’t forget to visit the tag vintagegaming to not miss any items. I don’t sell anything but you can contact me for donating/selling me missing items. This page will be continually edited if I add new items to my collection.



    Release Date: June 12, 2006

    Price paid: 0.5€




    Get your trigger-finger ready for the new SpongeBob SquarePants TV Games from JAKKS Pacific. SpongeBob SquarePants TV Games is a plug and play, 8-bit gaming system that contains five games all in the single joystick. This newest TV Game, based on Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, the no. 1 kids’ show on TV for kids' ages 2-11, has five unique games showcasing the popular sea sponge and his friends from Bikini Bottom.