|Neo*Geo MVS Hardware Notes||Charles MacDonald||A 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.||ARC||N/A||1.0||Adv||22 Apr 2007|
|Creating PC patchers with NSIS||SPennLUE||Unlike ROMs, PC games might not all use the same formats and file types. As such, there is no single jack-of-all-trades method of patching games. ROMs are a different story; they are made of just a single file, and formats such as IPS and NINJA are a….||Source Code||PC||N/A||1.0||Beg||03 Jan 2010|
|Introduction to Reverse Engineering WIN32 Applications||trew||This paper will introduced the reader to many concepts and tools essential to understanding and controlling native WIN32 applications through the eyes of Windows Debugger (WinDBG). Throughout, WinMine will be utilized as a vehicle to deliver and demo….||Assembly||PC||N/A||1.0||Beg||01 Oct 2007|
|Various Saturn Hacking Docs||Cyber Warrior X||Here are the fabled Saturn Hacking docs that were never quite complete enough for Cyber Warrior X to release before.||Miscellaneous||SAT||N/A||1.0||Beg||25 Dec 2002|
|PlayStation Video Format (STR)||Michael Sabin||Sony PlayStation videos, usually with the extension STR, MOV, or BIN, contain compressed video data similar to an MPEG1 movie. They also contain interleaved audio using a unique form of Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM) compression…..||File Formats||PSX||N/A||1.1||Int||01 Mar 2013|
|How to encode quality Playstation videos||Michael Sabin||Recently I’ve run across a couple of groups trying to replace the video of a Playstation game.
As we have to do the same thing with S.E. Lain, I thought I would share some insight on how it
might be done with the highest quality output.||Miscellaneous||PSX||N/A||1.0||Adv||01 Sep 2008|
|The Definitive Guide to Exploring File Formats||Mr.Mouse and WATTO||Computer games are vast and many, however most computer games have something in common – they need a place to store all their important files like images, movies and sounds. To do this, computer game developers typically store their data into a big….||File Formats||N/A||N/A||1.0||Beg||01 Nov 2004|
|Gamecube DSP||Duddie||A description of the byte code that the GameCube DSP processor uses.||Assembly||GC||N/A||0.0.4||Adv||12 May 2005|
|Nintendo DS File Formats||Low Lines||A quick summary of some of the file formats used by DS games.||File Formats||NDS||N/A||1.0||Int||25 Aug 2010|
|Atari 2600 Memory Map||Kroko||A memory map of the Atari 2600. As you may notice, the memory of the Atari 2600 is very limited.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||08 Sep 2010|
|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 TIA Hardware Notes||Andrew Towers||There are a great deal of notes about the Atari 2600 TIA chip by Andrew Towers. It’s a long but worthwhile read.||Hardware Info.||2600||N/A||1.0||Adv||06 Mar 2003|
|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|
|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 Music And Sound Programming Guide||Paul Slocum||It 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.||Miscellaneous||2600||N/A||1.0||Adv||19 Feb 2003|
|Stella Programmer's Guide||Steve Wright||This 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.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Adv||03 Dec 1979|
|Changing Atari VCS Graphics The Easy Way||Adam Trionfo||This 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 Hacking||2600||N/A||1.0||Beg||08 Sep 2010|
|Programming the Atari 2600||Andrew Davie||This 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.||Assembly||2600||N/A||1.0||Int||04 Jan 2006|
|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|
|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|