Awesome Retro Gaming Website: The Backloggery

August 10, 2009

I know that many of you are avid retro gamers as I am, and I’ve found a great website to show off both your retro collection and achievements.  It’s called The Backloggery, a site dedicated to helping you chart a course to beating all of your old classics that have probably just been laying away collecting dust.  Here’s my current Backloggery forum signature:

At the time of writing this, I have 208 uncompleted games, 6 games that I’ve beaten, and 4 games that I’ve either completed or mastered.  I just got done playing Donkey Kong for the Gameboy Color, which I mastered, and I’m also currently playing Dr. Mario for Gameboy Color.  If you click that signature, you’ll be taken to my Backloggery profile which contains links to all of my games, friends, comments, etc.

If you’re big on retro gaming, why don’t you sign up for free and add me as a friend?

The Backloggery


Virtual Console Release: Mega Man 6 for NES

August 9, 2009

This completes the Mega Man games for the NES.  Obviously, this was the last one that was released for the NES and probably is my least favorite of the bunch.  Regardless, it is here for you to enjoy, because I know that it certainly has its fans.  See for yourself:

As usual, custom images and a custom manual are included.

Download:  HERE

Virtual Console Release: Mega Man 5 for NES

August 7, 2009

Here’s another Mega Man game for the NES for Virtual Console.  Mega Man 5 is one of my favorite 8-bit Mega Man games, and is an underappreciated classic.  It didn’t get as much credit as it should have gotten for the time, because it was released just as the SNES was becoming popular.  See for yourself:

As usual, this includes custom images and a custom manual.  Enjoy!

Download:  HERE

How To Play Imported Wii Games

August 6, 2009

I decided to post this because I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people who have been wanting to play imported games (or games released outside of their region).  To do this, first ensure that you have gone completely over my softmodding guide.  Once you’ve done that, you can proceed on.

  1. Boot your Wii into Preloader like you did earlier by putting one finger on the reset button and holding it down.  While it is held down, take your other finger and press the power button, only letting go of the reset button whenever Preloader appears.
  2. Go into “Systemmenu Hacks” and ensure that “Skip disc update check” is still enabled.  This will ensure that foreign game updates don’t brick your system.
  3. You will see about seven settings that start with the words “Region free” such as “Region free Wii discs” or “Region free Wii games”, etc.  Enable all of them.
  4. Go down to Save Settings and press A to save your modifications.  Now press B, go up, and then enter in to the system menu.
  5. Your Wii will now run import games.

Note that after modifying these settings, you may encounter some glitches in your homebrew software that didn’t appear before.  For example, after I did all of this, save states in VBAgx stopped working.  If you have any problems with homebrew software or anything else, just revert the settings until you need to play another import game.

Have fun!

Virtual Console Release: Mega Man 4 for NES

August 6, 2009

For some reason, Nintendo is being a bit slow on releasing the rest of the Mega Man series for the Virtual Console.  Here’s so you don’t have to wait.  Definitely not my favorite retro Mega Man game, but it still manages to hold its own at times.  See for yourself:

I’m aware that there’s already injections of this and its two sequels floating around on the net, but none of them have custom manuals and proper banners like my releases do!  Enjoy!

Download:  HERE

Live Chat Added (for the time being)

August 5, 2009

I’ve added Live Chat onto my blog for you to ask me questions or get support about any problems you may be having.  This will help those of you who want instantaneous responses to your questions without having to wait on me to reply to your comments.  You can find the Live Chat on the right side of my blog, and to message me all you need to do is start typing and press enter.  When this starts getting abused, which I’m sure it will, I’ll take it offline.

SD Pack 3 Version 2 Released

August 5, 2009

The last part of my guide, part five, had you install SD Pack 3, which included a lot of homebrew software, a Gameboy Advance emulator, and an Earthbound Zero injected WAD.  Today I have updated that package and am releasing SD Pack 3 Version 2.  I’ve fixed two major bugs in this version:

  • Video on the emulator now works properly on non-flat panel displays.
  • Super Mario Land now works.

As well as the updated link on part five of the guide, you can download the new version by clicking here.