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The NeoGeo Development Wiki

This wiki is about every technical aspects of the SNK NeoGeo hardware and software (AES, MVS, CD and CDZ).
Our aim is to provide the most detailed, accurate and up to date information for preservation, homebrew development and repairs.

What's common to every NeoGeo system: main architecture, data formats...

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System ROM05:22, 9 July 2018
Reset02:24, 22 June 2018
Z80 port map02:21, 14 May 2018
44 pages

How graphics are handled and displayed, from bitplanes and colors to the video output.

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Palettes21:01, 30 June 2018
Sticky bit00:45, 24 June 2018
Layer00:38, 24 June 2018
36 pages

Everything related to music and sound effects: The Z80 subsystem, synthesized and sampled sound, CDDA playback...

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YM2610 registers map16:14, 18 July 2018
NEO-ZMC04:09, 8 July 2018
FM21:32, 18 June 2018
31 pages

Troubleshooting dead or glitchy MVS boards, CD laser assemblies, cartridges...

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Stickers18:55, 14 July 2018
NEO-BUF03:39, 8 July 2018
MV1A PALs06:35, 10 May 2018
39 pages

Particularities of the AES and MVS systems: ROM types, memory cards, cab I/O, data security... Also cartridge boards information.

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161-in-1 Series 119:25, 15 July 2018
Open hardware memory card12:20, 11 July 2018
Converts05:28, 9 July 2018
99 pages

NeoGeo CD and CDZ specificities: Differences and limitations, new memory functions, CDDA...

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Logo file02:27, 14 May 2018
OBJ file04:32, 27 March 2018
Copy protection23:50, 7 October 2017
47 pages

Code snippets, register definitions, guides on how to display stuff, use the system ROM, play music and sounds, read user input...

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YM2610 registers map16:14, 18 July 2018
YM2610 timers00:41, 25 May 2018
Eyecatcher11:27, 8 May 2018
59 pages

What makes everything work (or not). Schematics, chip pinouts and functions, troubleshooting hardware issues...

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Open hardware memory card12:20, 11 July 2018
NEO-I004:25, 8 July 2018
PRO-C004:22, 8 July 2018
104 pages

Remarquable games for some of their technical aspects: special effects, unusual hardware use, hidden features...

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161-in-1 Series 119:25, 15 July 2018
Ghostlop (prototype)01:11, 11 March 2018
World Heroes 2 Jet04:53, 4 March 2018
239 pages

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About this wiki


  • See wanted pages, old pages, short pages, and Todo/Mysteries.
  • Publish asm highlighter for ConTEXT
  • Make subcategories, move/merge "BIOS calls"
  • More schematics, chip details/pinouts
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Make a downloadable offline capture every few months ?