A love letter to the NEC consoles

NEC Consoles

We love the NEC console range so we decided to make a video about them.  Although their contribution to the console world is largely forgotten, and often ignored, we still believe they added a lot.

Including such classics as the PC Engine / TurboGrafx 16 and the largely ignored failure that was the PC-FX.  We also take a look at some of the peripherals and the GT handheld.

Console Region Release Date Wikipedia
PC Engine Japan 1987 Link
TurboGrafx 16 US 1989 Link
TurboGrafx 16 Spain/UK 1990 Link
SuperGrafx Japan 1989 Link
PC Engine Duo Japan 1991 Link
Turbo Duo US 1992 Link
PC-FX Japan 1994 Link

Games Included

Bonks Adventure

Bomberman ’93

Bloody Wolf

Cadash

Super Star Soldier

Devil’s Crush

Military Madness

Blazing Lazers

Neutopia

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Car Marty Accessory Port Pinout

Car Marty Pinout

Here’s the Pinout for the Accessory port on the Fujitsu Car Marty.  This will allow you to get video out.

Port as seen from the back of the machine.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

IMPORTANT: The metal shielding that makes up the ENTIRE port is grounded, so you have to make sure all your non-ground connections aren’t touching it.

1 Navigation Control 12 ?
2 Audio: Right Channel 13 Audio: Left Channel
3 GND 14 Composite Video
4 Audio: MONO 15 GND
5 Q-Transmit 16 S-Video Chroma
6 Q-Recieve 17 S-Video Luma
7 ? 18 +7V
8 ? 19 GND
9 ? 20 ?
10 GND 21 ?
11 ? 22 GND

Composite Video Cable Diagram

You don’t need to use two ground lines, the audio and video lines can all be run from pin 3 if you want to save on space at the connector end.

Pin 2 goes to Audio Right Pin

Pin 3 goes to Audio Right and Left Ground

Pin 10 goes to Composite Video Ground

Pin 13 goes to Audio Left Pin

Pin 14 goes to Composite Video Pin

It’s also possible to use S-Video using the S-Video pins listed above

Files
Accessory Port STL File Zip

This is still a WIP