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Anomie's S-DSP DocAnomieExtremely in depth technical information on the S-DSP sound hardware on the SNES and how sound is generated. Mostly for experts only, but it can be used as an intermediate-level reference to the S-DSP registers.Hardware Info.SNESN/A1212Adv28 Sep 2015
Anomie's SNES Memory Mapping DocAnomieThis is a document intended to describe the SNES memory map. It will NOT include information on the MAD-1 or any other address decoder.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2008-12-21Int21 Dec 2008
Anomie's SNES Timing DocAnomieThis is a document intended to describe various aspects of SNES timing. It will probably not be useful unless you already know a good bit about the SNES.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2008-12-21Adv21 Dec 2008
Anomie's SPC700 Cycle DocAnomieCycle information for the SPC700. Probably not too useful for ROMhacking, but is for emulator authors.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-04-21Adv21 Apr 2007
Anomie's SPC700 DocAnomieIn depth information on the SPC700 including a diassembly of the Boot ROM.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2009-07-19Int19 Jul 2009
Anomie’s C4 Chip DocAnomieIn depth information on the SNES C4 cartridge add-on chip and it’s registers.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-07-12Adv12 Jul 2007
Anomie’s Register DocAnomieA nice in depth look at all the SNES hardware registers. This is must have reference material for anybody doing any assembly hacking or homebrew coding for the SNES. This document is the most recent and up to date we have on the SNES registers (as of….Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-07-12Int12 Jul 2007
Anomie’s SNES OpenBus and Wrapping DocAnomieExplains OpenBus effect on the SNES hardware, and the behavior of S-CPU accesses that cross page/bank boundaries. For experts only.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-04-21Adv21 Apr 2007
Anomie’s SNES Port DocAnomieThis is a document intended to describe the various hardware ports on the SNES. It will not describe how these ports are used by what may be plugged into them.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-04-27Int27 Apr 2007
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 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 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
Blargg’s S-DSP Timer Glitch ExplanationBlarggAn email detailing Blargg’s discoveries regarding a glitch in the S-DSP timers when the target is written just when the internal counter is ticked.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2007-03-31Adv31 Mar 2007
BLITTERNat!How the 2D engine is handled on the Jaguar.Hardware Info.JAGN/A1.26Adv27 Sep 1998
Broadcast Satellaview-X Internal ROM InfoDThe Broadcast Satellaview-X Internal ROM info including offsets and a few other tidbits of information.Hardware Info.SNESN/A2006/2/7Int07 Feb 2006
BRR Sound Encoding SchemeButchaExplains the BRR encoding scheme used by the SPC700 in detail. Note: The filter formulas are not bit perfect if you are coding an emulator.Hardware Info.SNESN/A1.0Int21 May 2007
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
Cartridge InterfaceNat!Detailed instructions on how the Jaguar handles cartridge data.Hardware Info.JAGN/A1.11Adv30 Mar 1997
CD-ROM BIOS Functions (8)David WoodfordThis covers the paramaters and return values of 8 of the PC Engine CD’s BIOS functions:
  • CD_BOOT
  • CD_FADE
  • AD_RESET
  • AD_READ
  • AD_WRITE
  • AD_PLAY
  • AD_STOP
  • AD_STAT
  • [/….
Hardware Info.TGCDN/A1.0Int14 Apr 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
Collection of Sega CD ManualsOEMWhoa, just when you thought you’d never see anything about developing for the Sega CD, along comes this jewel. Official goodness here folks. Pretty much everything you want to know about the Genesis’s sidecar can be found in this.Hardware Info.SegaCDN/A1.0Adv29 Mar 2000
Collection of Sega Genesis ManualsOEMIf you thought the official manual we had before was something, you ain’t seen nothing yet! This is THE source for the Genesis. If you’re serious about Genesis programming, download this.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Adv29 Mar 2000
CowBite Virtual Hardware SpecificationsTom HappAn in dept documentation of the GBA hardware.Hardware Info.GBAN/A3.5Adv08 Feb 2001
Electronix Corp NES SchematicOEMThis is a schematic of the Nintendo Entertainment System, of the chips and circuit board inside as well as the controllers. This is not an official Nintendo schematic document. It was drawn by Electronix Corp.Hardware Info.NESN/A1.0Adv12 Jul 2011
Everynes - Nocash NES specsMartin KorthThis is a very detailed NES/Famicom/FDS hardware specification document by the author of No$NES emulator. Anything from general operation to the many mapper controller specification, this document about has it all.Hardware Info.NESN/A1.0Int01 Jan 2004
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
Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know about the PlayStation But Were Afraid to AskJoshua WalkerA compilation of details on the hardware of the PlayStation.Hardware Info.PSXN/A1.1Int06 Nov 2011
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 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
FDS SoundDischThis document is a reference to Famicom Disk System expansion audio.Hardware Info.FDSN/A1.0Int14 Jul 2004
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
Game Gear Development ManualOEMThis is official, so you know you’re getting accurate information! If you’re serious about developing for the GG, give this a try.Hardware Info.GGN/A1.0Int18 Apr 2006
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
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
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
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
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
GBATEKMartin KorthThe definitive guide to all things about the both GBA and DS hardware and then some.Hardware Info.NDSN/A1.0Adv01 Jan 2007
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
Genesis Chat LogsFonzieA collection of logs in which Fonzie explains various aspects of the Genesis.Hardware Info.GENN/A1.0Int04 Dec 2004
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
GPU informationDoomedA document on the Graphics Processing Unit of the PlayStation.Hardware Info.PSXN/A1.0Int30 Aug 1999
GTE informationDoomedA document on the Geometry Transformation Engine of the PlayStation. This is the chip responsible for the 3d calculations.Hardware Info.PSXN/A1.0Int02 Feb 2000
How NES Graphics workyarblesA narative on how the NES displays graphics.Hardware Info.NESN/A1.0Beg27 Jan 1999
How to make raster effects with the NES ?BregaladThis document presents how to do raster effects by writing to PPU registers during the frame, without going too much into technical details that are irrelevant when programming a game or tech-demo. Also, it includes some practical tips to produce ….Hardware Info.NESN/A2.0Int21 May 2015
Jaguar Docs by Nat! and KKPNat!All of Nat! and KKP’s documents in HTML format and zipped!Hardware Info.JAGN/A1.0Adv30 Mar 1997
N64 CPU DocumentationOEMThis is an extremely detailed .PDF file of the 4300 MIPS processor that the Nintendo64 runs on. I cannot tell you what’s on the file, except that it contains a LOT of information on the CPU and how it works.Hardware Info.N64N/A0.3Adv01 Apr 1997
N64 Survival Guideg8z et alVery brief set of documents for N64 newbies. Covers the absolute hardware basics and shows several practical examples.Hardware Info.N64N/A1.0Beg12 May 2006
NEC SuperGrafx Hardware NotesCharles MacDonaldCovers the hardware for the SuperGrafx, which is something of a beefed up TurboGrafx.Hardware Info.SGFXN/A1.0Beg17 Apr 2004
NEC V60 CPU ManualOEMThe NEC V60 (μPD70616) was a CISC processor manufactured by NEC introduced in the late 1980s. It had a 32-bit internal bus and a 16-bit external bus with a 24-bit address bus. A relatively obscure design, it was a radical departure from NEC’s p….Hardware Info.MultipleN/AV60Adv01 Nov 1986
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