SainT : RetroHQ :

August 24th 2019, 10:43:58

First batch of JagSD mail dropped off. Order tracking numbers now available in your account and tracking should update once the sorting office have dome some sorting! Not sure how long this takes given it's Saturday... 🤔

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 23rd 2019, 22:35:57

People have spoken, it is clear I must work on a Puzzle Bobble style game for the Jaguar. With spinner control! Mmmm, spinner.

I’m saddened by the lack of love for Puzznic, though. Loved that game and have written a couple of clones of it already... 😆
What style of arcade puzzler would you like to see on the Jaguar? Comment if your favourite is not there!

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 23rd 2019, 12:59:21

I've had the pleasure of having a chat with Arcade Attack @Arcade_Adriano about all things retro and Jaguar shaped. Have a read for a bit of rose-tinted reminiscing and looking toward the retro future!

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 23rd 2019, 09:45:34

It's alive! The PC3 is alive! Obligatory removal of anything which might go bang before first power on. Really pleased to have this Atari relic in my possession. 😊

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 20th 2019, 10:49:45

After my little bit of ranting on the negative, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone for their unbelievable support during getting this project to release! First units will be shipping around the beginning of next week. 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 20th 2019, 08:42:56

Just bought one of these. Lol. 😆

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 20th 2019, 08:05:54

Yeah, thanks for the support. I can understand things being too expensive and passing, but hoping my livelihood will be destroyed by a knockoff and any hope for further hardware being developed by myself destroyed so you can save £50? Fuck you. 😡

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 19th 2019, 08:18:01

Looks stunning!
"Alpharay" is an R-Type style shoot em up for the Commodore 16 & Plus/4. Created by Stefan Mader (MAD) of Bauknecht fame, it is no suprise that this game is a technical masterpiece. Incredible. Download it for free here:

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 18th 2019, 19:07:35

Loved Rampage on the ST, now coming to an Atari Jaguar near you! Action Fighter I don’t know... 😄
It's that time again #RamAction #AtariJaguar ST port's 3.3 Rampage and Action Fighter. Ordering information here

#RetroGames #RET
#RetroGames #RET

#RetroGames #RETROGAMING #gaming #Retro

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 17th 2019, 07:33:06

@ElizabethFlux I’m

10 PRINT “HELLO!“
20 GOTO 10

old...

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 15th 2019, 22:15:44

NGPC backlight mod under $50?! Blimey! I might have to get me one of those. The screen does look at tad smaller, but, meh, it’s back lit! 👌
Oh snap, a Neo Geo Pocket backlight install? No friggin way! Finally, you’ll never play your NGP games in the dark again!

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 14th 2019, 09:01:05

Jaguar SD manual finalised and sent to print. All stock built (a few PCB's damaged in transit which need fixing, grrr 😖). Just need to update the website and we're good to go!

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 9th 2019, 21:39:47

For me this is like the spectrum next. I just don’t see the point in it. I want to... but I just can’t. If I want something fast, I’ll use a PC. If I want something original, I’ll use my old machines. This just sits in some odd limbo place for me. Am I the only one thinking this?
RT if you also cannot wait for this baby to materialise.
@MEGA65Retro #Commodore #C64 #C65 #retrogaming

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 9th 2019, 17:17:56

Another teaser, just because I can... 😂

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 9th 2019, 16:31:50

That's a whole lotta JagSD's built up!

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 26th 2019, 16:00:29

I've had some RetroHQ pin badges made! 19mm diameter, aluminium body with clutch pin and epoxy dome. Really nice quality! These will be up on the site before long. I'll get it all sorted in conjunction with the JagSD launch.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 24th 2019, 11:12:11

Peace, quiet, sun and @bitmap_books CRPG book. Heaven. 😄

There's something about CRPG's, no matter how old or crude, that draws me in. Somehow poor or nonexistent graphics can actually cause me to be drawn deeper into the fantasy world.

See you on the other side... 😆

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 16:47:21

The JagSD photo-shoot.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 10:39:38

A nice video showing the marquee files in action on the JagSD. This not only includes the developer info and screen shots / box art but also the ability to support different EEPROM sizes, as used in homebrew and the odd commercial game.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 10:07:36

Auto-booting SD cards are now a reality on the JagSD. I'm very seriously considering doing a Jaguar game in the future with SD as a release option. 😀 Puzzle Bobble style Jaguar game Kickstarter anyone? 😉

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 15th 2019, 16:35:53

Another useful enhancement to the JagSD today. Multiple EEPROM sizes now work! It supports 128, 256, 512, 1024 and 2048 byte EEPROM's, all of which are persisted to the SD card. The sizes are set in the MRQ file, which also contains details and images for the game.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 15th 2019, 16:30:06

An interesting look at the effect of SD cards on the speed of loading. The LynxSD's main bottleneck is the lack of DMA on the microcontroller to help with SPI comms with the SD card, but it appears the speed of the SD card also comes into play quite significantly, too! 🙂
💥𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲💥 Do faster SD cards have an effect on Lynx SD Cartridge loading times? 😎🕹😅
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#AtariLynx #RetroGames #WPUGamers #RetroConsoles #HardwareHacking #Benchmark
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👉👉

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 14th 2019, 20:21:50

Nice Lynx SD box there!! 😄
Happy #Sunday everyone! Let’s play some #AtariLynx games! What are you playing? 😎🕹🥰
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#Atari #RetroConsoles #RetroGames #RetroGaming

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 10th 2019, 20:08:52

Another step closer. Working on the final tweaking for the Jaguar SD cartridge label. Design courtesy of @AlejandroGMC_! 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 2nd 2019, 11:39:21

First batch of JagSD boards given the go-ahead. Still waiting on PayPal to fix a bug in their system so I can actually process pre-orders properly, so the first batch or so may just have to be the old-fashioned "IT'S IN STOCK, QUICK!!". Which I'm not a fan of... 🙄

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 1st 2019, 19:54:58

I find it impossible to "relax". First LynxSD Slim PCB ordered. I'm using the same series of microcontroller as used on the JagSD, so it should be very quick to get up and running. I'm looking forward to seeing how fast I can get the largest 512K ROMs to load! 😀

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 1st 2019, 11:49:17

The testers are onto CD games! Some already working to a reasonable degree. This wont be in the initial release, by the way, this will follow in a firmware upgrade when I'm happy it runs things well. 😄
The upcoming SD cart for the Jaguar....

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 25th 2019, 13:11:04

Lots more testing going on with the JagSD at the moment. Ironed out a load of weird issues and got a lot of homebrew stuff loading up as well now. Here's a 6MB ROM in action for your viewing pleasure... 😀

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 23rd 2019, 17:57:24

New shell design for the Lynx SD Slim! It sortof looks like an Atari 400. 🤔

This one features a push-push microSD socket, rather than the push-pull one in the old Lynx SD. Gives a slightly cleaner look!

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 21st 2019, 08:02:42

I've had a little time to relax now the JagSD is largely complete and being tested, so I've redesigned the LynxSD to allow games to load quicker and will create a new SLS case which will fit in the Lynx 1 & 2. Shouldn't take long to knock this one out. 😀

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 18th 2019, 21:06:46

@A3rgan I still think the Jaguar version of Doom is the best of this console generation! I was only playing it earlier today while testing the Jaguar SD. 😄 I can't get used to playing it using a joypad, though. I really need a mouse and keyboard.

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 18th 2019, 14:01:17

Finally, I seem to have a firmware for the JagSD which detects the correct memory timings for the Jerry 1.0 or 1.1 chips and sets the custom chip correctly! Playing through a load of games on the K serial Jag now. All good so far!

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 17th 2019, 16:30:25

The JagSD is getting ever closer. I have a firmware which is compatible with Jerry 1.0 and 1.1 chips by setting a bit on the custom chip. My next problem is -- how can I detect if I'm running a 1.0 or 1.1 Jerry to I can auto-select?! Harder than it sounds!

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 16th 2019, 15:29:39

My OCD need for things to be done properly is at volume 11 looking at this image. Must... rewire...

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 16th 2019, 15:05:34

This is how we used to make colours on 8bits back in the day which didn't exist! The brain is ace.
All the balls are the same colour. Brown. 🤯
(📷 via rahuldottech on Reddit)

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 15th 2019, 21:37:12

The Atari STE getting some love! This I like a lot... 😄
Outrun - An upcoming enhanced port on the Atari STe of a classic racing game #retrogaming #gaming #gamersunite #gamedev #arcade #atari #games

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 14th 2019, 13:27:45

Ok, so we're supposed to be well into summer now on the UK. Just got absolutely soaked out on the bike. What the hell!? It's wetter than winter. And not far off as cold. 🙄

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 10th 2019, 11:52:44

Two JagSD carts finally leaving for testing! 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 6th 2019, 23:24:14

Finally I think the JagSD is in a state I can send out for some testing. Initial microcontroller and FLASH programming on the custom programmer board over USB then firmware and menu update via the microSD. All updates working nicely and all secured. Now I can sleep. 😜

SainT : RetroHQ :

June 6th 2019, 12:13:45

The first leg of today's post was via cycle courier... 😝

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