|SH-4 Hardware Specifications||OEM||SH-4 programming manual. You’ll need it to work with the Dreamcast processor.||Hardware Info.||DC||N/A||1.0||Int||04 Mar 1999|
|NES Memory Mapping||Disch||Explains PRG/CHR swapping in NES games, what mappers are and what they do, how to convert between CPU Addresses and ROM offsets, and lays out basic blueprints of the most common NES mappers.||Hardware Info.||NES||N/A||1.0||Int||26 Jun 2007|
|PC Engine hardware info||OEM||These 3 documents contain info on the PC Engine’s Video Color Encoder(VCE), CPU memory layout, and the Video Display Controller (VDC).||Hardware Info.||TG16||N/A||1.0||Int||01 Oct 2005|
|Gameboy Programming Manual||DP||This 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.||GB||N/A||1.01||Int||13 May 2008|
|SNES translucency FAQ||Bregalad||This document talks about how translucency works on the SNES, and shows a few examples how to use the hardware to your advantage.||Hardware Info.||SNES||N/A||2.0||Int||21 May 2015|
|How to make raster effects with the NES ?||Bregalad||This 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.||NES||N/A||2.0||Int||21 May 2015|
|Atari 2600 TIA Map||Kroko||This 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.||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|Atari 2600 RIOT Map||Kroko||This 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.||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|Cart Information||Kevin Horton||This 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.||2600||N/A||6.0||Int||18 Apr 1997|
|GB Hardware Information||Marat Fayzullin||This 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.||GB||N/A||1.0||Int||07 Jan 2011|
|Everynes - Nocash NES specs||Martin Korth||This 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.||NES||N/A||1.0||Int||01 Jan 2004|
|FDS Sound||Disch||This document is a reference to Famicom Disk System expansion audio.||Hardware Info.||FDS||N/A||1.0||Int||14 Jul 2004|
|Camera Hacking Guide||Utils||A guide on hacking camera angles of 3d playstation games.||Miscellaneous||PSX||N/A||8.10.3 Fin||Int||06 Nov 2011|
|Easy Way to Find Level Data in Some NES Games||Gil Galad||A guide which details a method for detecting level data using the NES emulator Nesten.||Miscellaneous||NES||N/A||1.0||Int||14 May 2008|
|Hacking NES Music||Sliver X||A document detailing a method for editing NES music using NSF files.||Miscellaneous||NES||N/A||1.0||Int||28 Jun 2001|
|GBA "Sappy" sound engine information||Bregalad||This documentation contains info about the “sappy” sound engine that the vast majority of commercial GBA games uses.||Miscellaneous||GBA||Multiple Games||1.4||Int||25 Mar 2016|
|Atari 2600 VCS Precise Sound Values and Distortion Breakdown||Glenn Saunders||This document is a description and chart of the various values for notes and distortion of the Atari 2600 sound.||Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||02 Apr 1997|
|Atari 2600 VCS Sound Frequency and Waveform Guide||Eckhard Stolberg||This 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.
- You can view the document here.
|Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.01||Int||25 May 2000|
|NES Music Ripping Guide||Chris M. Covell||This is a document that shows some of the very basics of NSF ripping from NES/Famicom ROMs. It has an older version of the NSF spec and source code to make a NES ROM out of a NSF so that it can be played on a real NES or a emulator. It also shows how….||Miscellaneous||NES||N/A||1.0||Int||30 May 2000|
|Genesis ROM Format||d0nut||Info on the Genesis ROM format.||Miscellaneous||GEN||N/A||1.1||Int||17 May 1999|