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Welcome to 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.
The wiki has 513 pages. Contributors list. Hosting provided by ElBarto.
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Recent changes (minor edits hidden)

16 January 2017

     07:15 (Move log) . . Furrtek (Talk | contribs) moved page SFIX to SFIX ROM without leaving a redirect ‎

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

Last edits:
System ROM07:23, 16 January 2017
Memory mapped registers07:23, 16 January 2017
Pinouts09:40, 10 January 2017

Pages in category: 42

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

Last edits:
P bus07:35, 16 January 2017
Fix layer07:25, 16 January 2017
S ROM07:24, 16 January 2017

Pages in category: 34

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

Last edits:
Z80 ERROR09:26, 10 January 2017
YM301601:02, 29 December 2016
Sound driver02:28, 17 November 2016

Pages in category: 27

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

Last edits:
DISC I/O ERROR09:35, 10 January 2017
Z80 ERROR09:26, 10 January 2017
Slowdown13:03, 29 December 2016

Pages in category: 31

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

Last edits:
MV1B07:28, 16 January 2017
MV407:28, 16 January 2017
MV2B07:28, 16 January 2017

Pages in category: 82

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

Last edits:
CD drive commands11:00, 10 January 2017
CD drive10:51, 10 January 2017
DISC I/O ERROR09:35, 10 January 2017

Pages in category: 46

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

Last edits:
Hello world tutorial07:26, 16 January 2017
Memory mapped registers07:23, 16 January 2017
Common pitfalls06:48, 19 November 2016

Pages in category: 55

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

Last edits:
NEO-I007:25, 16 January 2017
Schematics07:25, 16 January 2017
S ROM07:24, 16 January 2017

Pages in category: 104

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

Last edits:
Art of Fighting00:16, 1 November 2016
2020 Super Baseball00:11, 1 November 2016
The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest23:31, 31 October 2016
Pages in category: 237

How to edit, guidelines, available templates, suggestions: The wiki

Todo

  • 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 ?