Famicom Disk System Drive Emulator

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I’ve you’ve ever used or heard about the Famicom Disk System add-on for the Nintendo Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES) then you’ve probably heard of the hardware problems that can come with it. Since it is a floppy drive, it has moving parts inside, one of which is a rubber belt which is prone to wearing out and breaking. Additionally, the disks themselves as with any floppy disk will eventually wear out as well. Now there is a Disk System emulator device available which attaches to the memory…read more

Rhea: Saturn Optical Drive Emulator

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The developer behind the GDEMU, the optical drive emulator (ODE) for the Sega Dreamcast, has released a new ODE for the Sega Saturn, called “Rhea“. This device has the same 100% compatibility and easy install as the GDEMU. Currently Rhea only supports Sega Saturns that have a 20-pin drive connector, but he’s making great progress with the 21-pin version. So, hopefully that will be released soon as well. Keep checking the Rhea ordering page for your chance to pre-order one of these: Also, let me know if you get one and…read more

GDEMU: Dreamcast Optical Drive Emulator

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The Sega Dreamcast is a disc based system, and as with any console containing moving parts those parts can break down over time. Recently, someone developed a device, called GDEMU, which can emulate the optical drive by loading the GD-ROM images off of an SD card. This is a great way to not only have access to all your Dreamcast games, while preserving the original copies, but also opens the oppurtunity to have fan-translated and other homebrew games as well. You can purchase the GDEMU directly from the developer’s website….read more

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