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 [Lynx] 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. 😡

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

20 GOTO 10


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 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 :

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 :

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 2nd 2019, 16:22:28

Now, I'm a fan of 3D printing and all (as most people will know), but there's something extremely cool about creating a mold this way and casting exact copies. Very neat! Nicely done Sally. 👍
Well slap my ass and call me sally I do believe we have a mold!

SainT : RetroHQ :

May 24th 2019, 10:01:45

Custom programmer board is talking JTAG. I want to have a go at writing a JEDEC stream programmer. I've been using a custom binary SVF format up until now, which isn't very efficient.

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