Analogue Pocket OpenFPGA Guide

Analogue Pocket OpenFPGA Guide

Last updated: 06NOV2022 (see Changelog for details)

The Analogue Pocket is finally able to run community-developed cores. Within the AP community, the term “jailbreak” is often used, but no jailbreaking is required; you simply need to be running the most recent version of the Analogue Pocket operating system, and then add the community cores.

New cores are getting added all the time, and I will update this guide accordingly. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with the latest cores available, this site has a good roundup of available options.

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Anbernic Win600 Windows Guide

Anbernic Win600 Windows Guide

In my initial assessment of the Win600, I preferred the SteamOS image that Anbernic provided over the generic Windows 10 experience. However, some of the features of their SteamOS image are not fully fleshed out, to include thermal limit (TDP) and screen refresh rate calibration. In this guide we’re going to use Windows apps to tweak the settings in a clean Windows 11 installation, to give you the best balance of performance and power savings.

Special thanks to Chenwk from the DTRH YouTube channel, for helping walk me through some of these settings configuration.

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Review: Analogue Pocket

Review: Analogue Pocket

The Analogue Pocket is the first FPGA handheld, promising cycle accurate gameplay for your beloved Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance cartridges with a brilliant display and modern features. But does this experience warrant its hefty price tag?

More info here (ships in 2023):

Other devices featured in this video:
Miyoo Mini
Anbernic RG351V
Anbernic RG552

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AmberELEC Setup and Update Guide

AmberELEC Setup and Update Guide

Last updated: 13JUL2022

AmberELEC is the new custom firmware that replaced 351ELEC for devices such as the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, RG351V, RG351MP, and RG552. This video and guide will walk you through its setup as well as showcase new features in this release.

AmberELEC webpage
AmberELEC discord server

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TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge on Retro Handhelds

TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge on Retro Handhelds

Last updated: 12JUL2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has become a massive hit, and for good reason. It’s a perfect mixture of old-school beat-em-up and modern control schemes, and it has plenty of fun stuff to unlock, too. In this guide we’ll get the game running on various handhelds so you can play this game anywhere.

Anbernic RG552 (AmberELEC, JELOS)
Anbernic RG353P (JELOS, TheRA)
Anbernic RG503 (JELOS, ArkOS, TheRA)
Anbernic RG351P (AmberELEC, JELOS, ArkOS wuMMLe fork)
Anbernic RG351M (AmberELEC, JELOS, ArkOS wuMMLe fork)
Anbernic RG351V (ArkOS, TheRA, AmberELEC, JELOS)
Anbernic RG351MP (ArkOS, TheRA, AmberELEC, JELOS)
PowKiddy RGB10 (ArkOS) and tangentially the RGB10S and RGB20S
GameForce Chi (ArkOS, TheRA)
RK2020 (ArkOS)
ODROID Go Advance (ArkOS)
ODROID Go Super (The RetroArena, RetroOZ)
PowKiddy RGB10 Max and Max 2 (The Retro Arena, RetroOZ)

For best results, make sure you are running the most recent version of ArkOS, AmberELEC, or JELOS, and that you have installed the latest version of PortMaster. Here is my PortMaster guide.

Note that the “Final” version of ArkOS for the RG351P and RG351M will not support the game due to an outdated SDL2 library. However, wuMMLe’s fork of ArkOS has been updated to support it, but there are some script changes needed (see the notes below). If you want the latest for those devices, I recommend using JELOS or AmberELEC, since they are in active development.

Setting up this game is similar to other ports such as Celeste, Shovel Knight, Undertale, Timespinner, and Iconoclasts. Big thanks to developer JohnnyOnFlame for getting this port up and running; please consider buying him a coffee for his hard work.

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My Portable OLED Steam Deck Setup

My Portable OLED Steam Deck Setup

Let’s put together a travel-friendly portable monitor setup for both budget and premium experiences.

** Note that when making the video the Innocn OLED monitor price was $680, but it is currently being sold for $560.

Items used in the review:
Innocn 4K OLED monitor
Innocn also sells a 1080p, non-touch, non-battery OLED monitor for $350

AWOW 1080p LCD monitor
AWOW monitor review video
Note that the AWOW monitor is now sold out, but Innocn makes a similar 1080p LCD portable monitor for $150

Lamicall tablet stand
Lamicall official site

  • use code RussFS02 for 30% off
    They will also be holding a 30% off Father’s Day sale (more info in their social media channels)

ACEFAST charger (black)
ACEFAST charger (white)

  • use code “ACEFASTa19” for 10% off the charger through 30JUN2022 (black model only)
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Anbernic RG353P In-Depth Review & Guide

Anbernic RG353P In-Depth Review & Guide

Anbernic’s latest retro handheld device has a nostalgic design and some pretty nice features at a relatively affordable price ($130 introductory price, followed by $140 after the initial launch period). So let’s take a deep-dive review of the RG353P and see if it’s worth picking up.

Buy one here

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