The biggest problem with having a lot of gaming systems lying around the house is the clutter. Each device has several cables and adapters that need to be plugged in somewhere and it could leave your gaming area look something like this... Not a pretty sight, huh? Well, thank ...more
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This is a HouseholdHacker mod teaching you how to mod your old Nintendo controller to work with your PC computer games. Today we'll show you how to convert your old Nintendo controller into a retro gaming icon on your computer desk! You will need a few parts for this: NES Con ...more
It can get pretty chaotic when you're gaming. When you're playing a fast-paced game like Black Ops, frustration, urgency, and confusion will lead to a sudden loss of control, i.e. a panic attack. There's an enemy at your six and you try to spin around, but it's too late—and th ...more
In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Titan's Mitt is a handy item that allows Link to lift heavy objects. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get this time early in the game by using the mirror glitch. In order to get this item, you will need the magic hammer.
Why should PC users have all the fun? This video shows you how you can download and install a copy of Cheat Engine onto your Mac computer. Now you too can hack all the online games like FarmVille and Pet Society!
There are many NES mods on the internet, but this one is pretty awesome. From Ben Heck forum: "My nesP is basically a no-name china brand portable media player, with the advantage of being able to play nes roms, and a nes controller hacked to the controls. First off, the but ...more
In this "super" video tutorial, you'll learn how to convert a Super Nintendo controller to PC controller. Now, dig deep into your garage and pull out those old SNES pads (or controllers) and get ready for some "super" modding! This Super NES hack will convert the controller t ...more
The mime materia is easily one of the best materias in Final Fantasy VII on the original Playstation. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use your mime materia to reuse your limit breakers without needing the limit gauge to fill up. With this trick you can ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more
Zen Bound 2 is a fun new game for the iDevice, just recently released for PC, that lets you tie up inanimate objects with rope. This tutorial shows you a few different strategies for tying the first objects in the game.
An iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at the recently held CES is expected to revolutionize the world of video gaming. Called the AR.Drone (AR stands for augmented reality), this new product will literally bring video games to the streets. Via Daily Mail, "The flying saucer-li ...more
In this video tutorial from 8BITches, 8BIT Ché explains how he uses Little Sound DJ, or LSDj,—the Game Boy/Game Boy Color tool of choice for amateur & professional musicians and composers—to make hot beats! Big Pick Zel expounds on his knowledge of Gameboy history, and Li'lBIT ...more
Digimon World 3, also known sometimes as Digimon World 2003 is a role-playing game created for PlayStation. Learn how to play DIgimon 3 on your computer, playing the role of Junior inside the world of Digimon Online. In this video, learn how to get this beloved video game on y ...more
Become a master at Bejeweled Blitz for the iPad or iPhone platforms! This tutorial gives you a few strategy tips for improving you game. And, if you don't want to succeed honestly, there are also a few cheats you can use to inflate your score.
Spider-Man hits the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad! In Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, you take control of Spidey, slinging webs and fighting crime. No longer do you have to stick to comic books, you can enjoy Spider-Man right from your Apple mobile device. Total Mayhem was dev ...more
Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation marked a different type of RPG game in the prestigious Final Fantasy series. Modeled after the War of the Roses, this game incorporated war-like stratagems in combat. Unfortunately, this made the task of leveling up and accruing gii a ...more
This may be different on NTSC-J & NTSC-U Dreamcasts. This video shows you how to change the Power Supply Unit (PSU) fuse in the Sega Dreamcast. Remember, it only uses a 2amp fuse.
JeremyThroopityThroop posted this awesome hand built MAME arcade cabinet to the WonderHowTo Company Blog. Check out the stats here, and if you're interested in building your own, fellow WonderHowTo user Walter Teruya has also contributed a two-part tutorial, which can be found ...more
The Smurfs. The Super Nintendo. Together, they're a nostalgic combination of our youth. Hanna-Barbera and 16-bit video games. There's nothing better than taking a trip down memory lane… and kicking its butt! This series of videos gives a walkthrough for The Smurfs video game ...more
Leveling up in the original Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation is a long, grueling task. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to level up your characters quickly in no time at all. With ten level ups in under ten minutes, you'll be able to access the hi ...more
The Kinect is a powerful piece of technology you can use to do more than just play games. This tutorial shows you how to construct a basic green screen using the Kinect, and then you can use the Wiimote for even greater 3-D functionality.
This video will take you step by step on how to do some basic memory editing and hacking in Super Mario All Stars: Super Mario Brothers 3. In a matter of minutes, you'll find yourself plowing through Super Mario Brothers without worrying about losing lives. This particular h ...more
Two new and radically different ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) have burst into the news in the last week, and illustrate the very best of an innovative phenomenon: the commercial tie-in ARG, and the public service ARG. After video games grew beyond "fad phase" and entered the ...more
Arcade gaming just got about a million times cooler. VirtuSphere offers an interface that captures the players movements in 360 degrees, and then translates these movements into a video game. Rumors of the technology first emerged back in 2006, but the real life application ha ...more
This is a simple easy to follow walkthrough on replacing the Potentiometer on the old Atari 2600 paddles. This is a classic video game console from the 80s. The paddles are the old school controllers for the Atari console.
Ever wonder how you get debug mode in the classic Sonic and Knuckles game? It's not directly possible, but, by exploiting a class 7 bug (very severe as it'll crash the game) with Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can. There's only one requirement: you've obtained all the emeralds and ha ...more
The guys from Systm guide you through the makings of a MAME-based classic arcade machine including building the cabinet, mounting a TV, buttons and speakers, and configuring the arcade emulation software. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a MAME classic arcade machine. Part 2 of 5 - ...more
In the 3rd episode of thebroken Kevin and Dan show how to mod the original XBOX, the PS2, and the Gamecube. But the show kicks off with a couple 40z and some easy tips on how to crack windows passwords. Ramzi busts out with his best hacker tip yet, a self-destructing laptop! a ...more
Are you a gamer with a fondness for oldies, bargains & the non-mainstream? If so, tune in. WonderHowTo is excited to introduce another regular to join our cast of front page contributors: Nick Battjes, our resident indie video game expert. Nick, a graduate of video game design ...more
Do you remember when video games came on tiny chips in plastic cartridges? When the CD and 3D graphics just meant ugly games with long load times? Before epic cinematics, spoken dialog, or cordless controllers? Do you still have all of your old games and lament that the consol ...more
Not only does this tutorial teach you how to effectively hack the iPhone version of Plants vs Zombies, it also shows you how to do it without having to go through Cydia every time you want to play a game!
Antrim Escape is a newly popular room escape game you can play on your iPhone or iPad. This walkthrough shows you how to solve the various puzzles by using the objects available to you in order to escape your prison!
Antrim Escape is a popular game available for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You're trapped in a room and need to use what's around in your environment to solve all the puzzles so you can get out of the room. This tutorial shows you how to solve both the basic exit and the se ...more
Sanwa Denshi's JFL series joystick is one of the most popular ones on the market, and a lot better than the standard joysticks out there. If you want great gameplay, you need the right equipment, but that's not to say the JFL doesn't have it's faults. Sometimes, even the best ...more
It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. ...more
In this video we get to see how to cut a lexan for your control panel overlay. First we have to lay the control panel on the lexan. Now go to any corner. We use just three tolls in our process two drill bits and a scoring tool. Take the scoring tool and drag it along the sides ...more
In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition. Cla ...more
Clean a Nintendo NES game console and recondition the connector for great retro gaming. You need a 72 pin connector, brasso polish, rubbing alcohol and a flathead screwdriver. This is a great restoration video for Nintendo game consoles or NES (Nintendo Entertainment Systems). ...more
Like most RPG games, accruing money in the classic Nintendo game Ultima Exodus is a long grueling task. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to quickly gain the cash you need to save the world. With this video, you should be able to rack in at least 20,000 gold in an hour.
Watch this video to learn how to recored your video games on to a windows computer. This works with all console video game systems. This uses the dazzle video recorder.