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Atari 2600

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CPU 65xx Main CPU

General

stella.pdf
stella.txt
Stella Programmer's Guide (1993/06/11) (Steve Wright, Charles Sinnett)
2k6specs.htm Atari 2600 Specifications (2005/08/08) (Martin Korth) (from Nocash)
2600_Tia.pdf Television Interface Adaptor (Model 1A) (from Atari Historical Society)

CPU

nb6502_1.txt Guide to Cycle Counting on the Atari 2600 (0.5a) (Nick Bensema)

Cartridges

chips.txt Chips Used in 2600 Carts (1996) (Kevin Horton) (from Patent Pending)
sizes.txt Info about Cart Sizes and Bankswitching Methods (6.00) (Kevin Horton) (from Emulatronia)

Controllers

2600cont.html Atari 2600 Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)
DrivingControllers.txt Atari 2600 Driving Controller (1995/01/18) (Mark Howard, Dustin, Dr. Demento)

Miscellaneous

2600_Standards.pdf Game Standards and Procedures (1987/10/26) (from Atari Historical Society)
Atari 5200

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CPU 65xx Main CPU

General

5200tech.txt Transporting Atari Computer Programs to the 5200 (1984/01) (Claus Buchholz) (from Patent Pending)

Cartridges

7800-5200-adapter.png 7800 to 5200 Adapter Schematic (1984/04/26) (from Atari Historical Society)

Controllers

5200cont.html Atari 5200 Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)
Atari 7800

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CPU 65xx Main CPU

General

7800_software.pdf 7800 Software Guide (from Atari Historical Society)
atariage-faq.html Atari 7800 FAQ (2006/10/11) (from AtariAge)

Graphics

maria-2_handy_hints.pdf Maria-2 Handy Hints (1983/03/10) (from Atari Historical Society)

Cartridges

7800-5200-adapter.png 7800 to 5200 Adapter Schematic (1984/04/26) (from Atari Historical Society)

Controllers

7800_keyboard_programming.pdf 7800 Pro-System Keyboard Software Guide (1.1, 1984/06/19) (from Atari Historical Society)
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Atari 7800 Trackball Schematics (1984/01/31) (J. Kimberley) (from Atari Historical Society)
7800keyboard-schem.png 7800 Keyboard Schematics (1984/05/04) (Atari) (from Atari Historical Society)

Miscellaneous

7800_standards.pdf Game Standards and Procedures (1987/10/26) (from Atari Historical Society)
ColecoVision

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CPU Z80 Main CPU
VDP TMS9918 Video Processor
PSG SN76489 Sound Generator

General

CV-Tech.txt ColecoVision Technical Information (from Emulatronia)

Sound

CV-Sound.txt ColecoVision Sound Generation Hardware (from Emulatronia)
GameCube

General

yagcd.pdf
yagcd/
yagcd.txt
Yet Another GameCube Documentation (2005/05/30) (from Yet Another Gamecube Documentation)

Miscellaneous

Apploader.txt Apploader (1.1, 2005/04/23) (Andrei Chestakov and tmbinc) (from Dolwin)
Bootrom.txt Bootrom (1.0, 2005/04/23) (Andrei Chestakov and tmbinc) (from Dolwin)
MI.txt Flipper Memory Protection Interface (org) (from Dolwin)
lomem.txt Dolphin OS Low Memory (2005/03/10) (org) (from Dolwin)
osint.txt Dolphin OS Interrupt Handling (2004/08/15) (org) (from Dolwin)
Genesis

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CPU 68k Main CPU
CPU Z80 Sound CPU
PSG SN76489 Secondary Sound Generator

Datasheets

5p832.pdf LH5P832: CMOS 256k (32k x 8) Pseudo-Static RAM (from Zophar's Domain)
ae04044.pdf NJM3403A: Single-Supply Quad Operational Amplifier (from Zophar's Domain)
ae04045.pdf NJM3404A: Single-Supply Dual Operational Amplifier (from Zophar's Domain)
lc78815m.pdf LC78815M: Two-Channel, 16-bit D/A Converter for Digital Audio Applications (from Zophar's Domain)
lc7883km.pdf LC7883K, LC7883KM: 16-bit Digital Filter and D/A Converter for Digital Audio (from Zophar's Domain)
lc89515k.pdf LC89515K: CD-ROM/CD-I Error Correction/Host Interface LSI (from Zophar's Domain)
x24c01.pdf X24C01 128 x 8 Bit Serial E2PROM (from Charles MacDonald's site)
rf5c68a.pdf Ricoh RF5C68A PCM Sound Generator IC (from Charles MacDonald's site)
lc89510.pdf Sanyo LC89510 Error Correction and Host-Interface IC for CD-ROM and CD-I Players (from Charles MacDonald's site)

32X

32xdoc1.txt Basic Information on the Sega 32x (from Zophar's Domain)
hitachi/
hitachi.zip (all-in-one)
Information about SH7604 Taken from Hitachi Website (from Zophar's Domain)

Sega CD

Sega CD Model 2 US Manual.pdf Sega CD User's Guide
scdgfx.txt Sega CD Graphics Co-processor Notes (1st rev, 2003/05/16) (Michael Pavone) (from Sega CD Development)

Controllers

joystick.txt Genesis Joystick Pinouts (1993/03/02) (Neal Patrick Howland)
segasix.txt Sega Six Button Controller Hardware Info (1.0, 1996/09/09) (Charles Rosenberg)
smscont.html SMS/Genesis Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)

File Formats

gensave.txt Sega Genesis Emulator Save State Reference (1st ed) (Bart Trzynadlowski)
gstform.txt Genecyst Save State Format (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
smd_rom.txt SMD ROM Format Documentation (1999) (Bart Trzynadlowski)
gmv.txt Gens Movie (GMV) File Format (unfinished) (Dieter Baron)

Graphics

genvdp.txt Sega Genesis VDP Documentation (1.5f) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)
m5hvc.txt VDP Timing for an NTSC Genesis in Display Mode 5 (0.4, 2000/11/29) (Charles MacDonald)

Sound

YM2612.html YM2612 Documentation (Maxim) (from Maxim's World of Stuff)
ym2612.txt Format of the YM2612 Test Register (Charles MacDonald)
gensound.txt Programmable Sound Generator (PSG) (from Emulatronia)

Miscellaneous

sega2.doc (original)
sega2f.htm (converted, images fixed)
sega2fhtml.rar (HTML-in-one)
Sega Genesis Manual
Genesis_Tech_Overview.html Genesis Technical Overview (from Zophar's Domain)
gen-hw.txt Sega Genesis Hardware Notes (0.8) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
gennotes.txt Sega Genesis Technical Notes (2nd ed) (Bart Trzynadlowski et al) (from Zophar's Domain)
genhw.txt Sega Genesis Hardware Internals (1993/07/04) (Rick McTeague)
Genesis_Programming_FAQ.txt Sega Programming FAQ (6th ed, 1996/05/23) (Henry Rieke) (from Zophar's Domain)
Genesis_ROM_Format.txt The Complete Documentation About Genesis ROM Format (1.1) (from Zophar's Domain)
ssf2.txt Super Street Fighter II Genesis Technical Information (2nd ed) (Bart Trzynadlowski)
smdtech.txt Super Magic Drive Hardware Information (0.2) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
smdform.txt Super Magic Drive File Format Descriptions (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
mega1.png Sega Genesis Schematics: CPU and Custom Chips (from Charles MacDonald's site)
mega2.png Sega Genesis Schematics: Sound and Video (from Charles MacDonald's site)
mega3.png Sega Genesis Block Diagram (from Charles MacDonald's site)
master-mega-converter-mb01.jpg (front)
master-mega-converter-mb02.jpg (back)
Master Mega Converter PCB (from Charles MacDonald's site)
gennycart.htm Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Cart Pinout (from GameSX.com)
gennyport.htm Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Expansion Port Pinout (from GameSX.com)
Intellivision
intellivision.txt Intellivision Specs (from Zophar's Domain)
intelli_tech.htm Development History and System Description (Blue Sky Rangers) (from Zophar's Domain)
Jaguar

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CPU 68k Main CPU

General

jag_v8.pdf Jaguar Technical Reference Manual (revision 8, 2001/02/28) (Martin Brennan, Tim Dunn, and John Mathieson) (from Atari Jaguar)
jagdox/
jagdox.rar
The Jaguar Underground Documentation (1997/11/16) (Klaus and Nat!) (from Atari Jaguar)
FAQ Atari Jaguar FAQ (2004/12/01) (Robert Jung) (from Electric Escape)
coding_e.html Jaguar Coding Information (Lars Hannig/Starcat) (from Atari Jaguar)

Controllers

ejp_faq.txt The Atari Enhanced Joystick Ports FAQ (0.90, 1996/09/24) (Xav) (from GameSX.com)
jagcont.html Jaguar Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)
Master System

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CPU Z80 Main CPU
VDP TMS9918 Video Processor
PSG SN76489 Sound Generator

General

smsctech.txt Guide to the Sega Master System (0.02) (Super Majik Spiral Crew) (from SMS Power!)
smstech.txt SMS/GG/SC3000H Hardware Notes (2002/11/12) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
sc3000h.txt Sega SC-3000H Hardware Notes (2004/07/29) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
smsinfo.doc (original)
smsinfo.html (converted)
smsinfo.pdf (converted)
Sega Master System Information (1997/03/03) (Andrew Lindsay) (from Zophar's Domain)
smsgg.txt SMS/GG Technical Info (1993/11/23) (Jon) (from Zophar's Domain)
techdoc.txt Master System Technical Document: CodeMaster Mapper, Lightguns, Paddle, 3-D Glasses (2001) (Jason Starr) (from SMS Power!)
extra.txt Newsgroup Posting Answering Programming Questions (James McKay) (from Zophar's Domain)

Graphics

msvdp.txt Sega Master System VDP Documentation (2002/11/12) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)

Sound

ym2413am/ YM2413 FM chip application manual (2003) (Maxim) (from Maxim's World of Stuff)

Controllers

smscont.html SMS/Genesis Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)

Cartridges

mastercart.htm Sega Master System Cart Pinout (from GameSX.com)
Pinouts/Pinouts Pinouts for Sega Master System, SG-1000, SC-3000, Game Gear and others (2007/07/03) (Maxim) (from SMS Power! dev wiki)
par.txt How the Master System and Game Gear Pro Action Replay and Game Genie Work (4th revision, 2001/08/16) (Maxim) (from Maxim's World of Stuff)

Miscellaneous

master.gif Master System Schematics (from Charles MacDonald's site)
japanesesmspcb-front.jpg (front)
japanesesmspcb-back.jpg (back)
Japanese SMS PCB scan (Maxim) (from Maxim's World of Stuff)
NES

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CPU 65xx Main CPU

Mappers

mappers.txt Comprehensive NES Mapper Document (0.80) (Firebug)
nesmapper.txt Bigass NES Mapper List: List of Games and Which Mapper They Use (0.1)
mapper1.txt Nintendo MMC1 Info for 8-bit NES Carts (Matthew J. Richey)
mapper6.txt Famicom/NES Mapper Documents Vol.1: Focus on FFE Mapper Type I (0.2b) (FanWen Yang)
7in1.txt 7 in 1 Mapper Info (#44) (2000/10/16) (The Mad Dumper)
150in1.txt Golden Game 150 in 1 Mapper Info (#235) (2.0, 2000/12/09) (The Mad Dumper)
11in1bg.txt 11 in 1 Ball Games Mapper Info (#51) (2.0, 2000/10/29) (The Mad Dumper)
1min1.txt 1000000 in 1 Mapper Info (#45) (1.2, 2000/11/08) (K. Horton)
4in1.txt 4 in 1 Mapper Info (#49) (2000/12/07) (The Mad Dumper)
mari7in1.txt Mario Party 7 in 1 Mapper Info (#52) (1.0, 2000/12/19) (The Mad Dumper)
smb2ja.txt SMB2j (aka The Lost Levels) Mapper Info (#40) (2000/02/08) (The Mad Dumper)
smb2j.txt SMB2j Revision A Mapper Info (#50) (2.00, 2000/12/09) (The Mad Dumper)

Patents

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US Patent 4,926,372: Memory Cartridge Bank Selection
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US Patent 5,276,831: Memory Cartridge Having a Multi-Memory Controller with Memory Bank Switching Capabilities and Data Processing Apparatus

Controllers

NES4Playeradapter.txt NES 4player-adapter documentation (0.9) (Fredrik Olsson)
nescont.html NES/SNES Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)

File Formats

fam2form.txt FAM 2 Format Info
jdc-pcjr.txt Doctor PC Jr (.PCJ) File Format (1.01) (JDC)
neshdr20.txt iNES Header/Format Information File (2.0) (VmprHntrD)

Graphics

skinny.txt (part 1)
skinnynt.txt (part 2)
The Skinny on NES Scrolling (Loopy) (from NesDev)
PPU addressing.txt NES PPU Addressing/Scrolling Operation Details (1st release) (Brad Taylor) (from NesDev)
basics.txt How NES Graphics Work: The Basics
scrollq.txt PPU Scrolling Questions and Answers
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)

Miscellaneous

NES.html Nintendo Entertainment System Architecture (2.4, 2002/09/03) (Marat Fayzullin)
nes2.htm Andy Simpson's NES Documentation
nestech.txt Nintendo Entertainment System Documentation (2.00) (JDC)
nestech-10.txt Nintendo Entertainment System Documentation (1.00) (JDC)
everynes.htm
everynes.txt
Everynes: Nocash NES Specs (2004) (Martin Korth) (from Nocash)
nesgg.txt NES Game Genie Code Format (0.71) (Benzene of Digital Emutations)
genie.html A Note on Game Genie Codes for the NES (2010/09/09) (Col. G. L. Sicherman)
2C02_errata.txt 2C02 errata (Fx3)
nessound.txt NES Sound Channel Guide (1.8, 2000/07/27) (Brad Taylor)
Nintendo 64

Datasheets

n64cpu.pdf R4300i Microprocessor (revision 0.3, 1997/04) (from Zophar's Domain)

Miscellaneous

N64ops03.txt Nintendo 64 Opcodes (plus ROM Header Information) (1998/02/19) (Anarko) (from Zophar's Domain)
n64translation/ N64 ROM Translation Basics (Graphics Edit) (2002/07/30) (Anton) (from Zophar's Domain)
PC Engine

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CPU 65xx Main CPU (HuC6280)

Documents

tg16cont.html Controller Pinout (2000/05/01) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)
tg16av.html A/V Connector Pinout (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)
faq.txt Turbo FAQ (contains programming info and cart pinout) (1995/05/25) (John Yu)
specs.ac.txt Power Outlet Specifications for Turbo Hardware
hw.html Memory Mapping (2002/07/18)
pce_bios.html System Card Description (Zeograd)
pce_doc/
pce_doc.zip (all-in-one)
PC Engine Documentation (Jens Ch. Restemeier)
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)
vdcdox.txt PC-Engine Video Display Controller Documentation (0.3, 1998/02) (Emanuel Schleussinger) (from Emulatronia)
PlayStation
psx-spx.htm Nocash PSXSPX Playstation Specifications (2012/12/03) (Martin Korth) (from Nocash)
psxchips.txt List of ICs (1997/08/13) (Maxon) (from Patent Pending)
linkcabl.txt Link Cable Pin-Out (Flame) (from Patent Pending)
exeheader.txt SCE and PS-X Executable Header Description (from Patent Pending)
timgfx.txt TIM Graphic Formats (PSX 2D Graphics) (0.7, 2001/01/01) (Klarth)
psxcont/ Sony PlayStation Controller Information (1999/04/01) (Andrew J. McCubbin)
xebra.html Sony PlayStation Hardware description (Japanese)
psx.doc
psx.pdf
psx.html
Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know about the PlayStation But Were Afraid to Ask (1.1, 2000/04/29) (Joshua Walker) (from Zophar's Domain)
Psboard_800.jpg Sony PlayStation Motherboard (2004) (Rick Dikeman) (from Wikipedia)
Saturn

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CPU 68k Sound CPU

Miscellaneous

vdp1tech.txt VDP1 Hardware Notes (2003/05/17) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
satar.txt EMS Action Replay Plus 4-in-1 Cartridge Notes (2003/05/11) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
comminfo.txt Comms Link Hardware Notes (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
sattech.txt Sega Saturn Hardware Notes (2004/04/27) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
satcart.txt Partial Sega Saturn Cartridge Connector Pin-Out (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
smpc.pdf U. S. Patent 5,892,974: System for Sub-Data Processor Identifies the Peripheral from Supplied Identification Data and Supplies Data Indicative of the Kind of Peripheral to Main Data Processor (SMPC) (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)

Programming Manuals

SGL_Tutorial/Part01.PDF (Part 1)
SGL_Tutorial/Part02.PDF (Part 2)
Takashi's Saturn SGL Tutorial (0.2) (Takashi)
Super NES

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CPU 65xx Main CPU (65816)

General

snestech.txt Super Nintendo Hardware Notes (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)
snesdoc.html Qwertie's SNES Documentation (2.1) (Qwertie) (from Zophar's Domain)
snes.txt SNES Documentation (2.30) (Yoshi) (from Patent Pending)
SNESMem.txt SNES Memory Mapping (3.5) (SiMKiN)
SNESdocs.rar Collection of various SNES documents (2006/01/02)
fullsnes.htm SNES Hardware Specs (Martin Korth) (from Nocash)

Graphics

screen.txt SNES Graphics Info File (1.0) (DAX) (from Patent Pending)
snesgfx.txt SNES and GB Sprite Storage Formats (0.0) (FDwR) (from Peekin's Pursuits)
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)

Sound

brr.txt Bit Rate Reduction sound encoding scheme (Butcha) (from Peekin's Pursuits)
spc.htm SPC 700 Documentation (Gau of the Veldt) (from SNES Developers Corner)
sfsound.txt Super Famicomm Sound Manual (2001/10/15) (Ledi and Peekin) (from Peekin's Pursuits)

Cartridges

sneskart.html SNES Kart: The Most Complete Guide to a SNES Cartridge Worldwide (1.6) (Damaged Cybernetics Australia) (from Patent Pending)
sfcdev2.php Super Nintendo 1024K HiROM Devcart (Charles MacDonald) (from Charles MacDonald's site)

Controllers

nescont.html NES/SNES Controller Pinouts (1998/06/28) (Jay Tilton) (from Deathskull Laboratories)

File Formats

zst_frmt.txt ZSNES Savestate Format (incomplete) (ZsKnight) (from Peekin's Pursuits)
zst_spc.txt ZSNES Savestate Format: SPC700 Status Area (ZsKnight) (from Peekin's Pursuits)
smv.txt Snes9x Movie (SMV) File Format (unfinished) (Dieter Baron)

Miscellaneous

ff4hack.txt Final Fantasy II/IVj Save State Hacking (1.0) (Griffin Knodle) (from Patent Pending)
dma.txt DMA and HDMA Description (Paul) (from Patent Pending)
mult.txt Hardware Multiplication and Division (Vic Ricker) (from Patent Pending)
fastrom.txt Fast ROM Access (Paul) (from Patent Pending)
SNES_Lockout.txt Disabling the Super NES/Super Famicom ``Lockout Chip'' (0.5, 1997/12/27) (Mark Knibbs)
SuperGameBoy.png Super GameBoy schematics (1985/11/18) (Jeff Frohwein) (from Marat Fayzullin's Game Boy page)
Virtual Boy

Datasheets

U10082EJ1V0UM00.pdf V810 Family 32-Bit Microprocessor User's Manual: Architecture (1st edition, 1995/10) (NEC Corporation) (from Planet Virtual Boy)
U10661EJ5V0UM00.pdf V805/V810 32/16-Bit Microprocessor User's Manual: Hardware (5th edition, 1996/09) (NEC Corporation) (from Planet Virtual Boy)
U10691EJ3V0DS00.pdf V810 32-Bit Microprocessor Data Sheet (3rd edition, 1996/09) (NEC Corporation) (from Planet Virtual Boy)

Miscellaneous

vbprog.pdf Virtual Boy Programmer's Manual (0.521, 2005/01) (David Tucker) (from Planet Virtual Boy)
consolegfx.txt Console Graphics Formats (0.7, 2000/01/02) (Klarth)