SainT : RetroHQ :

January 12th 2020, 10:21:44

I’m sure this will be of interest of everyone, so worth a retweet! Yes, the 7800 cart will be coming. I’m still sorting out everything required to outsource production and sales of the Lynx, NeoGeo Pocket and Jaguar carts, so that comes first.
Sorry to bother you, @TheRetroHQ is the 7800 flash cart that was announced back in September still coming, or did that get canceled?


December 5th 2019, 15:27:57

Which MD games would you like us to patch to MD+ ?

Name your favourites and we will start by the most popular ones.
RT please

Thomas Koch

December 5th 2019, 15:00:20

C64C cases are back in production. Shipping starts in calendar week 51. Preorder now. #C64 #C64C

SainT : RetroHQ :

December 5th 2019, 09:22:41

Absolutely amazing stuff! 😀
Only the FFC is missing now. Hopefully this is the last revision before the production boards !

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 27th 2019, 15:49:49

Lots more work on the QR related firmware updating. I will no longer require any registration, just scan the QR and download updates. It all felt too intrusive and irritating to have to register an account. Plus the cartridge can easily be sold on then with no ties to accounts.

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 22nd 2019, 15:36:54

There will be the same activation method on the Jaguar as well. CRT's aren't ideal for QR scanning, but it does work. A backup URL will also be present!

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 22nd 2019, 13:06:23

This is a bit of a hint at things to come for the hardware manufacture outsourcing.

I know it's not going to be universally popular, however when outsourcing like this you need some control over ip.

I'll make it as unobtrusive as possible, I promise!

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 20th 2019, 12:27:00

Working with retro hardware on a daily basis means I feel obliged to live in the moment -- the moment being 30 years ago, of course. Good thing the music was bloody awesome. Some Eldritch today. Amazing how music can completely alter mood, enthusiasm and energy levels. 🤔🤘🏻

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 18th 2019, 16:38:18

A couple of classic RetroHQ Lynx game carts going out to the lucky top two places of the Lynx coding contest organised by @TheAtariGamer! Awesome stuff! #AtariLynx #Programming

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 17th 2019, 22:02:30

Does anyone have photos of their programming setup from back in the 90’s? Please share if you do! It was a far more raw experience back then... 😄

My programming setup early 1993 as appeared in ST Format!
Awesome 12/75 modem and biscuit tin propping up the TV... 😆

Batman Group

November 17th 2019, 13:06:25

Pinball Dreams CPC reaches 12,000 downloads in the first month!
And to celebrate we have made a very limited physical edition to gift in gratitude to collaborators and friends who supported us during the development.
#Amstrad #PinballDreams

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 13th 2019, 14:31:21

And in the same vein, the new NeoPocket Game Drive label artwork! All steps closer to getting things happening again. 🙂

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 13th 2019, 13:29:55

With the whole Game Drive re-brand I'm also moving to new same-styled artwork for all the cartridges. This is the new Jaguar Game Drive label, other carts will follow. Original asset pack by @Namatnieks, used with permission. Sadly he wasn't available for commission! Superb work.

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 11th 2019, 17:27:00

Sorry for the lack updates recently, starting to get back on track. I'm working on sorting the Jaguar GD for production outsource in the background, but I've also been doing a bit more on the new Lynx GD as well!

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 5th 2019, 23:00:40

@emceebois @SmokeMonsterTWI @The_Phonedork The new Lynx GD is coming on well. I made a custom programming edge connector for it today for something different to do. Works nicely. Can’t see it being ready before Xmas though, lots to sort out for outsourcing manufacture. 😕

Bob from RetroRGB

November 5th 2019, 01:38:24

Wow, fuck you @KaicoLabs. Hey @Morrison, are you licensed to practice overseas? I'd love to start a kickstarter to fund a giant lawsuit against people like this who clone closed-source products.

@KaicoLabs I just noticed this announcement:

Welcome and here's my reply!

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 1st 2019, 20:46:32

I’ve thought of a very cool retro demo (C64, Speccy, CPC era) competition category. The V40 QR code category! 2953 bytes and add a QR scanner into some emulators. Bloody awesome. 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

November 1st 2019, 15:27:51

When you put your mind to it, it’s interesting what optimisations you can find for outsourcing more areas of production without having to compromise on IP security. I should be able to have licensed producers of my hardware and also make production simplifier in one process.

SainT : RetroHQ :

October 14th 2019, 19:51:20

Ooh, this is nice. Very Star Foxy.
And saving the best for last, the boss!

I had a LOT of fun working on this guy. I was dreading it at first, but now I can't wait to make more bosses! #exzodiac

SainT : RetroHQ :

October 14th 2019, 19:02:53

Does anyone know if the Atari Lynx Eye of the Beholder ROM which is out there work with the more common EEPROM setup used by homebrew, or is it still setup for the Atari EPROM / RAM cart? Looking at adding EEPROM support for the new Lynx GD... 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

October 7th 2019, 08:45:51

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the input / feedback on other possible systems to look at for mods. I've had a load of great suggestions, so I'll be having a look at those as bedtime reading while working on the current projects. 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

October 4th 2019, 16:54:07

Another hard days graft on the Lynx Game Drive. It's now fully functional with game selection menu built into the micrcontroller, so loading to menu is instant and everything is just much quicker in general. New features next...

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 30th 2019, 09:21:07

I'm having a bit of a re-brand! To give a recognisable name and logo to the RetroHQ cartridges, we now have the Game Drive (or GD) range of cartridges. While the products are being re-badged, they are otherwise the same awesome hardware. Just now with a nicer logo... 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 11th 2019, 22:22:23

More Jaguar video-out loveliness. And as an added bonus, they look like squares of chocolate! Well, to my eyes anyway... 😄
Almost ready! This last batch of GEN2Jag and Snes2Jag took waaaay to long to make. Just some clean up and final testing and they should be good to go! #RetroGaming #gamers #Atari

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 11th 2019, 22:15:21

Watch the video, then remind yourself it’s a C64. 😮
#C64 #SHMUP progress: a little WIP video of stage 7...

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 11th 2019, 21:56:56

Express your age as a games console. I’m Atari 2600 years old. I was born with gaming, how appropriate... 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 10th 2019, 16:57:07

Love this stuff. 😄
Is it perfect, no, but is it the original face plate and @iFixRetro 's logo embedded inside a clear NES controller shell, why yes, yes it is

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 9th 2019, 17:37:49

The very first RetroHQ product. An Enterprise 64 RAM expansion. It all started here, folks! 😆
Stumbled on an ancient @TheRetroHQ product (from @JungsiGerhard)

SainT : RetroHQ :

September 6th 2019, 15:28:00

Guess what this means I'm doing... 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 31st 2019, 23:10:32

If you’re looking at this expecting something cool to load, you should be following me... 😆

Aᴛᴀʀɪ 😻 Gᴀᴍᴇʀ

August 31st 2019, 11:37:24

We have 9 out of 11 games submitted now. All title screens are revealed now too! This is going to be amazing! 😅👾🥰
#AtariLynx #AtariGamer #RetroGames #RetroGaming #RetroConsoles #GameDev #IndieGames #WPUGamers

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 29th 2019, 23:00:26

Amiga you say? That looks pretty damn nice.
Metro Siege - HOT NEWS as an incredible Amiga brawler is announced! (Exclusive screenshots/footage!) #retrogaming #gaming #amiga #amigaretweets #gamersunite #gamedev #homebrew #arcade #indiegamedev

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 29th 2019, 20:47:30

Whoever decided output enable on this chip should be active high, not low, should be severely reprimanded and docked a months pay! If I see output enable, and I want it always on, I'm going to tie it to ground without even thinking, right? I hate 0.5mm pitch chip bodge wires! 😬

SainT : RetroHQ :

August 27th 2019, 22:01:47

This is the support you get when you buy a premium product. Problems get investigated and resolved in minutes. 😆

I just want to double check I can replicate the issue and the fix is good, then a new firmware will follow.

Hows the Chinese knock-off support these days? 😝
Just wanted to confirm the bug is what I thought it was. Using the MRQ files will solve the problem. There will be a firmware fix tomorrow. 😄

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, 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. 😡

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