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TitleAuthorDescriptionCategoryPlatform AscendingGameVerLevelDate
Atari 2600 Memory MapKrokoA memory map of the Atari 2600. As you may notice, the memory of the Atari 2600 is very limited.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 TIA MapKrokoThis chip makes all the video displays and sounds for the 2600 VCS. It also has 6 registers which are used as A/D converters and for the trigger buttons on the joysticks. The chip also controls the RDY line of the CPU to initiate horizontal syncroni….Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 TIA Hardware NotesAndrew TowersThere are a great deal of notes about the Atari 2600 TIA chip by Andrew Towers. It’s a long but worthwhile read.Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Adv06 Mar 2003
Atari 2600 RIOT MapKrokoThis is a memory map of the RIOT chip/device that reads all the console switches excluding power, including joysticks and controllers. It also contains the only RAM in the system and a general purpose timer.Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Int08 Sep 2010
Atari 2600 VCS Precise Sound Values and Distortion BreakdownGlenn SaundersThis document is a description and chart of the various values for notes and distortion of the Atari 2600 sound.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Int02 Apr 1997
Changing Atari VCS Graphics The Easy WayAdam TrionfoThis is an old but effective document in hacking graphics in Atari 2600 games. The document also shows you how to use DiStella and DASM that is relevant to hacking the graphics. It’s also much easier since graphics are more easily edited by bina….Graphics Hacking2600N/A1.0Beg08 Sep 2010
Programming the Atari 2600Andrew DavieThis document is for beginners to learn how to develop games for the Atari 2600. It’s a long read but covers a lot of concepts and doesn’t assume that you know everything about programming on this console.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int04 Jan 2006
Atari 2600 VCS Sound Frequency and Waveform GuideEckhard StolbergThis is a guide to the TIA sound device and various charts for notes and distortions for both PAL and NTSC. A must read for hacking sound data.
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Miscellaneous2600N/A1.01Int25 May 2000
Atari 2600 Music And Sound Programming GuidePaul SlocumIt is difficult to do music on the Atari 2600 due to the limited pitch and two voices, but I’ve discovered some tricks to produce some pretty good music. This document covers most of what I know.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Adv19 Feb 2003
Stella Programmer's GuideSteve WrightThis document appears to be official as it was written in 1979 by Steve Wright. This is a programmer’s guide but is also a very tough read for those not familiar with assembly programming and hardware.Assembly2600N/A1.0Adv03 Dec 1979
Cart InformationKevin HortonThis is a document about cart sizes and bank switching which could be very important to know when hacking some of the larger Atari 2600 games.Hardware Info.2600N/A6.0Int18 Apr 1997
TIA Color ChartsGlenn SaundersA TIA color chart for NTSC,PAL and SECAM. A valuable chart to have when hacking or programming colors in a game.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Beg08 Sep 2010
Guide to Cycle Counting on the Atari 2600Nick BensemaYou need every advantage when hacking and/or programming Atari 2600 games. Cycle counting is a necessary technique to master and this guide shows you how.Assembly2600N/A0.5aAdv17 Jul 1996
How to Disassemble 8K Games with DiStellaThomas JentzschThis document is a guide on how to disassemble 8KB sized games with the DiStella disassembler.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int13 Feb 2002
Sega 32X SDKOEMThe official Software Development Kit for the Sega 32X.Miscellaneous32XN/A1.0Adv12 Aug 1997
Collection of Sega 32X ManualsOEMWe’ve got the official SDK and we’ve got the official manual for this little beast. Seriously, if you’re even remotely interested in programming this puppy, you owe it to yourself (and possibly your unborn children) to download this an….Hardware Info.32XN/A1.0Adv29 Mar 2000
Official Documentation on the SH-2OEMHitachi’s docs on the 32x’s two main processors.Hardware Info.32XN/A1.0Adv18 Aug 1997
BIOS OS and Asteroids Source CodeOEMThis is the source code to the Atari 7800 BIOS and code for the game Asteroids as one package. This archive does not have any tools or assemblers.Source Code7800N/A1.0Adv30 Jan 1989
Neo*Geo MVS Hardware NotesCharles MacDonaldA description of most of the registers of the Neo Geo MVS along with detailed timing information and a few programming precautions. Most of the information is also applicable to the home console and CD platforms. Quality resource for hackers and ho….Hardware Info.ARCN/A1.0Adv22 Apr 2007
SH-4 Hardware SpecificationsOEMSH-4 programming manual. You’ll need it to work with the Dreamcast processor.Hardware Info.DCN/A1.0Int04 Mar 1999
Famicom Disk System Technical ReferenceBrad TaylorThis is a Famicom Disk System technical reference document and there is also a BIOS disassembly included.Hardware Info.FDSN/A1.0Adv23 Apr 2004
FDS SoundDischThis document is a reference to Famicom Disk System expansion audio.Hardware Info.FDSN/A1.0Int14 Jul 2004
FDS Loader DocumentationBrad TaylorThis package has detailed information on how to create your own FDS loader modifications to your FDS and has the software included. The disk loading functions are emulated through the software. This archive is extremely useful to make your own l….Hardware Info.FDSN/A1.0Adv21 Nov 2002
Title Screen Hacking for the Gameboy with NO$GMBCatalystA document detailing how to edit title screen graphics using the No$GMB emulator.Graphics HackingGBN/A1.3Beg01 Jan 2000
The Gameboy ROM Hacking DocGideon ZhiA few details on Gameboy pointers.Pointer HackingGBN/A1.00Int16 Jun 2009
The Novice Translation DocumentCrazy ChildA very sparse document roughly outlining the translation hacking process using the Pokémon Blue JAP ROM as an example. More useful as a supplemental document rather than a newcomer’s primary source of information.Text HackingGBN/A1.0Beg01 Jan 2000
Nintendo Gameboy CribsheetJustin LloydA reference containing all pertinent information for programming the Gameboy Color. Includes hardware notes, register lists, Z80’s instruction set and more. This is not intended for beginners to learn from.Hardware Info.GBN/A1.1Int26 Feb 2003
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About GAMEBOYkOOPaDespite its age, this seems to be a pretty comprehensive document detailing the inner works of the old green-screen Gameboy.Hardware Info.GBN/A1.00Int17 Mar 1998
GBC HardwareReza LotunThis is pretty decent reference document for the Gameboy’s hardware. However, the GBC specific hardware registers aren’t covered.Hardware Info.GBN/A1.0Int27 Nov 2011
Gameboy Programming ManualDPThis neatly presented PDF manual is a comprehensive compilation of several other Gameboy (color) information docs. Optimized to be printed out, beware though, it’s 139 (Din A5) pages. Original sources from: Pan of Anthrox, GABY, Marat Fay….Hardware Info.GBN/A1.01Int13 May 2008
Gameboy Pointer HackingKoolboymanA nice and detailed document on Gameboy pointers.Pointer HackingGBN/A1.0Beg26 Nov 2008
GB Hardware InformationMarat FayzullinThis is a comprehensive document on the hardware details for the Gameboy. The following information is mostly based on a document by Pan of Anthrox, Jeff Frohwein’s, Pascal Felber’s, and my own findings.Hardware Info.GBN/A1.0Int07 Jan 2011
Game Boy Programming Manual v1.0OEMOfficial Game Boy/Game Boy Color hardware information source, compiled in 1999. Includes 298 pages.Hardware Info.GBN/A1.0Adv09 Nov 1999
Gameboy Z80 Instruction SetMarc RawerThis is a list of the Gameboy Z80 instruction set.AssemblyGBN/A1.0Int27 Mar 1998
Super Gameboy Tech DockOOPaThis is a document dealing with various technical details concerning the SGB.AssemblyGBN/A1.0Adv15 Feb 1998
Tiertex Design Studios GBC Music HackingLu9A documentation + tutorial about hacking music into modern-era Tiertex games for the Game Boy Color. (Stuart Little: The Journey Home, Toy Story Racer, Bob the Builder, F1 Championship Season 2000 & etc.)Audio HackingGBN/A1.0Int16 Jan 2015
GBATEKMartin KorthAn exhaustive reference for the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS internal hardware. Everything from registers to joypads, it’s here. It’s THE ultimate GBA (and DS!) hardware reference, so grab this if you try to ASM hack either of those system….Hardware Info.GBAN/A2.5Adv05 Dec 2007
GBA Programming ManualOEMThis is a 171 page GBA Programming manual. It has in depth coverage on registers, LCD screen, screen modes, address maps, sound, timers, communications, and more. Just about every piece of technical programming information you could want is in this d….Hardware Info.GBAN/A1.1Int02 Apr 2001
Gameboy Advance CribsheetJustin LloydA reference guide for programming the GBA on the assembly level. Includes hardware registers, ARM & Thumb op-codes, memory organisation (including VRAM), DMA timings, and other useful information.Hardware Info.GBAN/A1.0Int01 Nov 2001
CowBite Virtual Hardware SpecificationsTom HappAn in dept documentation of the GBA hardware.Hardware Info.GBAN/A3.5Adv08 Feb 2001
Gamecube DSPDuddieA description of the byte code that the GameCube DSP processor uses.AssemblyGCN/A0.0.4Adv12 May 2005
SH7604 Hardware User ManualOEMDocumentation on the processor inside the 32x addon for the Genesis.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Int13 Aug 1997
Genesis Technical OverviewOEMThe official documentation for the Genesis. Not quite as extensive as the SNES Developer Manual, but far and away better than all other currently available Genesis information.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Int14 Nov 2000
Sega Genesis Hardware NotesCharles MacDonaldEverything contained within has been tested on actual hardware, so you know it’s right.Hardware Info.GENN/A0.8Int02 Mar 2001
Sega Genesis VDP DocumentationCharles MacDonaldVarious quirks and notes on the Genesis Video Display Processor.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.5fInt10 Aug 2000
Yet Another Sega Genesis VDP DocumentDevSterAimed at beginners, this covers the Genesis’ VDP.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Beg14 May 2008
Genesis Chat LogsFonzieA collection of logs in which Fonzie explains various aspects of the Genesis.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Int04 Dec 2004
Sega Genesis Programming IntroductionFonzieAn introduction to programming the Genesis. English and French versions included.AssemblyGENN/A1.1Int11 Jun 2004
Deinterleave MD ROMDPHP routine to quickly detect and deinterleave a Megadrive ROM in SMD format. Takes a filename and returns the deinterleaved binary as a string variable.Source CodeGENN/A2.0Int20 Apr 2006
The 68000's Instruction SetUnknownA nice reference for the 68000’s instruction set. It does not, however, include things such as the opcode bit-patterns (the hexadecimal encoding for the instructions).AssemblyGENN/A1.0Int03 Nov 1996
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