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2-22-2010 update: PC Apps / PC NES transfer cable v1.30 by sepi. Connects a PC parallel port to the NES control port, schematic included. It allows you control a game with a PC keyboard to log and play back button presses. Previous versions: [v1.2]
2-19-2010 added: PC Apps / 6502 / nlgen by Derek Andrews. Converts CA65/LD65 listings and map file into namelist files consumable by the FCEUXDSP 1.07 emulator.
6-22-2009 updated: link to new NESdev wiki.
12-6-2008 added: Commando.
11-9-2008 added: Fighter F-8000.
10-7-2008 removed: broken links (thanks, Roth).

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Site Index

NES Music

Metroid platform

Text Files


General information about the Nintendo Entertainment System, or Famicom.


Information about the 6502. The NES's 2A03 CPU is a modified 6502.

Famicom Disk System

Information about the Famicom's floppy disk add-on.


Information about the NES/Famicom's add-ons, or anything that doesn't pertain to another category.


Information related to the emulation of the NES/Famicom.

Dr. PC Jr.

The Doctor PC Jr. is a Chinese computer based off the NES/Famicom. Visit
Dr. PC Jr. Development Page for extended information.


The well-known sequel to the NES, both castrated and enhanced. Only stuff unavailable elsewhere will be featured here.

NES Programs

Source code is included unless otherwise indicated.

stuff by

stuff by Sergey Ryumik

stuff by

stuff by SnowBro

stuff by HNO3

stuff by
Damian Yerrick

stuff by Lasse rni (Cadaver)

stuff by
Chris Covell

stuff by Tony Young

stuff by Ian Bell

stuff by Morgan Johansson

stuff by Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux

stuff by Memblers

PC Programs

6502 Tools

Graphic Tools


Sound Tools

Amiga Programs

6502 Tools

Graphic Tools

Misc Tools

hardware info

more patent docs will be added eventually..

console hardware

cartridge hardware

Note: Goroh's docs are in japanese

NES hardware projects




misc. tech

home pages


misc 6502


graphics were ripped from other pages.

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