- I typed up an article covering all the popular ways to Play ROMs on Your TV! From custom systems to streaming, there's a bunch of neat ways to achieve this. With every option, I talk about what it is, the pros, the cons, and how to obtain it.
- You guys might recall that my screenshot galleries for Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 9, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Parasite Eve used some old web application thing ever since the early 2000s. These automatically generated galleries saved me a great deal of time because I collected thousands of screenshots for these games. Well, my web host upgraded the server with something major that broke these old galleries. I had to look for a modern solution real quick and come up with new galleries from scratch. After a week of work, here they are below. The screenshots are scaled 2x larger and they're better quality, too.
- The English translation for Sailor Moon RPG was updated with bug fixes. Grab it from the shrine's Downloads page.
- Lots of improvements to the Anime Video Archive:
- The Chrono Trigger OVA was recently updated with a DVD quality version, which this site now has. This is a big deal! For all of these years, only the poor quality VHS transfer was available.
- Added a Blu-ray quality version of Slayers Perfect: The Motion Picture (subtitled version only).
- Added a slightly better quality version of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals. Best of all, the subtitles are now normal text. The previous subtitles were a fancy brush stroke font that wasn't easy to read.
- The subtitled episodes for Golden Boy had an issue where words were oddly appearing inside black boxes. This is now fixed! The new font is also nicer looking and easier to read.
ROMs on your TV, screenshot galleries, and more
August 26, 2020
Added a tutorial for RetroArch, and more
May 24, 2020
- I've made some BIG changes to my emulation offerings. RetroArch recently redid the UI from the ground up and now it's 1000% better. I'm so impressed by it that I made a tutorial for RetroArch. I updated the emulators page to push RetroArch as the top emulator to replace standalone emulators for 8-bit/16-bit/32-bit gaming systems. The animated GIF to the right is an example of RetroArch's PS1 emulation correcting the jittery of 3D animation vs normal PSX.
- The most important highlight of RetroArch I need to point out is that it's required to use for emulation of Sega CD/Mega CD and TurboGrafx-CD/PC Engine CD. Kega Fusion and Gens don't fully support the new format people are ripping games. All of this is explained in the RetroArch tutorial.
- For my tutorial for the Android version of RetroArch, I re-wrote sections for emulating Sega CD, emulating PlayStation 1, and loading cheats.
- To the Anime Video Archive I added a new movie: Arion! It's an excellent 80s anime classic following a story of a hero based on greek mythology. I also updated every anime page to include release information so that you know the year everything came out and who made it.
- For Final Fantasy 6, the ROM hacks for Brave New World and Ted Woolsey Uncensored Edition were updated. I also redesigned the Downloads page to follow my new design standard of organizing things better and showing a thumbnail screenshot.
- For Revelations: The Demon Slayer, I expanded the Downloads page to include fan translations for Last Bible II (Game Boy), Last Bible (Game Gear), Last Bible Special (Game Gear), and Last Bible III (SNES).
- For the emulators page, I've removed the downloads for emulators that are currently in active development. Rather, I'm linking to their website instead to download the latest version. Keeping these emulator downloads constantly up-to-date has been an annoying task that I don't want to do anymore. In the 'Other' page, I organized it better to highlight the best options for iOS, Mac, and Chromebooks.
New Shining Force Final Conflict shrine, and more
November 2, 2019
- The shrine for Shining Force: Final Conflict (Game Gear) has been revamped with the “Shrines 2.0” format. It's mobile-friendly, organized better, and overall more pretty. Added in the update are new pages which the previous shrine didn't have: walkthrough, music, wallpapers, and videos. The soundtrack is available in multiple formats.
- To Shining Force 1, added the exciting new ROM hack: Shining Force Alternate. It offers a whole new experience for Shining Force! Firstly, take a look at these preview screenshots. There are many tweaks to the gameplay, story, dialogue, and spells. You'll notice new features in the animated battle sequences: battle backgrounds from Shining Force CD, new sprites for enemies and Force members, and new weapon designs. There are new spell effects for staffs and spell users such as the iconic Blast from Shining in the Darkness! New abilities and ranges for most non-magic users; even enemies use these. Force members have more presence/dialogue in select scenes. All icons have been updated. And more!
- The following hacks were updated with bug fixes & improvements: Sailor Moon RPG English Translation and Final Fantasy IV: Namingway Edition.
- What I'm working on now: The revamped Final Fantasy 7 shrine is currently 60% complete. I'm also working on adding new anime to the Anime Video Archive.
Trials of Mana & Sailor Moon RPG retranslated
June 25, 2019
- To Seiken Densetsu 3, I added the download for Trials of Mana. Trials of Mana is the localized version of Seiken Densetsu 3, recently released for the Nintendo Switch as a part of the Collection of Mana. We've been enjoying the fan based English translation for nearly two decades (it was released in 2000)--now we can experience an official translation of the game!
- Sailor Moon RPG recently received an improved & massively overhauled retranslation. A bunch of people got together and took it upon themselves to perfect Bishoujo Senshi Translations' original translation. They fixed some bugs in the game as well. The language throughout my shrine has been updated to accomodate for the new changes in this improvement translation.
- To Final Fantasy 4, I updated the Project II and Namingway Edition hacks. The updates consist of fixes and improvements.
- To Final Fantasy 5, I added a new spoof hack. I'm calling it the 'tasteful spoof' to avoid confusion with the 'dirty spoof' I already have there in the downloads page.
Upgraded anime to Bluray, new Dolphin tutorial
May 5, 2019
- To the Anime Video Archive I've upgraded the following anime from DVD quality to Bluray quality: Demon City Shinjuku, Wicked City, Robot Carnival, and Neo Tokyo. Also, I found better quality versions of Twilight of the Dark Master and the Fire Emblem OVA (subtitled versions only).
- To Video Game Emulation for Newbies I've added a tutorial for Dolphin, the #1 emulator for Nintendo GameCube and Wii. Also, I corrected the Chromebook portion of the Android emulation tutorial: yes, it is possible to use gamepads with video game emulators on a Chromebook.
- The emulators page received the usual round of updates, keeping every video game emulator download up-to-date.
- The Final Fantasy IV Namingway hack has been updated. This hack is the highest quality retranslation of Final Fantasy IV (SNES).
- And yes, slowly but surely I'm still working on the Shrines 2.0 project to revamp the old shrines. As each day goes by, Google continues to punish me by reducing the audience to FantasyAnime. The shrines gotta be revamped to keep up with modern web standards.