GoldenEye Invert aim finally fixed!


Multiplayer deathmatch in GoldenEye 007 for the N64 was just amazing! Screencheating, Slappers only, Golden Gun, Oddjob, Proximity mines, so much fun so fond memories! Oh and if you are a big fan of the game and have not yet watched the amazing parody clip made by College Humor called GoldenEye Stand-Off then go watch it right now!

We still have GoldenEye gaming nights now and then where me and my friends gather to play som multiplayer matches. But a problem that has occurred after many years of Fps playing on consoles is that some people has gotten used to either using Inverted Aim or Non-Inverted Aim when controlling the character. We never thought about this back in 1997 but now when we want to play this is a big problem! Why? Let me explain,

When playing GoldenEye in Solo mode you can switch Inverted Aim on and off when you are playing the game, just bring up the options menu that are located in Bonds very elegant wrist watch and change this. But in multiplayer this option does not exist! All four players have the same settings that you set when playing Solo mode. So if you have Invert ON in Solo mode, then all four players in multiplayer has Invert ON also.

This problem has bothered me for many years and I have constantly been looking for a solution for this problem. If you are using an Emulator you can fix this by just changing the look up and down in the key configuration for each player. But this is not possible on a real N64. There are some amazing N64 flash cartridges out there, so i figured that all we needed to have a fix for this problem was to have some amazing hacker to fix a romhack for this.


So i got in contact with SubDrag who is the owner of the former fan site GoldenEye Vault. And guess what, he is also a programmer and romhacker 🙂 After talking to SubDrag he managed to fix this Invert fix rom in just an hour and released the hacks on the wiki N64 Vault for everyone to download! So now finally we can all play GoldenEye 007 on a real N64 (if you have a flashcart) where every player can have their prefered aiming style!

SubDrag solved this problem by creating three different hacks, each hack inverts the control on different player counts. So for example if just two players want to have Invert aim off then you need to use the “Goldeneye (U) [!] NoInvert2P3P.xdelta” hack for this. So the best solution is to have four different roms on your flashcart and just pick the right one when you are going to play. Super simple!

I have only tested these hacks on an N64 Emulator but they should work perfectly with a flashcart on a real n64 too. But there was still one little thing i was missing and that was to have ALL levels, cheats and characters unlocked for our GoldenEye gaming nights. There are ways to fix this by downloading save files or using gameshark codes.. or just do it the very time consuming way and unlocking everything by playing through the game in solo mode! But as i love romhacking there must be a way to just hack each rom to have everything unlocked right from the start. And yes i found a solution for this. SubDrag who fixed this hack for us has co-developed a romhacking tool for GoldenEye called GoldenEye Setup Editor 3.0. With this tool you can unlock everything and patch the roms. If you want to know how to do this scroll down to the next post or click here!

So that’s it, after all these years of inverted aim problems when GoldenEye is finally over! Big thanks to SubDrag for these hacks and all his help. The Invert fixes and other hacks for GoldenEye is available at N64 Vault.

GoldenEye 007 (N64) Permanently unlock all levels and characters


We all know that Goldeneye 007 for then N64 has a incredibly fun multiplayer mode. But sadly many of the levels, characters and cheats are locked and you need to unlock these by playing the solo mode. I just got an Everdrive for my N64 to play multiplayer with my friends and I don’t want to play all the solo levels again just to unlock all stuff for the multiplayer mode. There are some ways to go around this, most emulators and the Everdrive have support for the Gameshark, so you can add codes to unlock most stuff. You can also download save files and add these to have everything unlocked.

But I just want a way to have the rom file to have everything unlocked from the start. A romhack for this would be the best but I couldn’t find this. But luckely I found the GoldenEye Setup Editor 3.0 from the site GoldenEye Vault (Edit: GoldenEye Vault has been closed and replaced with N64 Vault), Its a very comprehensive editor for the GoldenEye rom that can alter an hack many things, and yes unlock everything in the game! I just followed the instructions from the FAQ section on the GoldenEye Vault site, that you can check too. But im going to walk you through it here anyways 🙂

Step 1. Download and install the editor

Step 2. Choose Tools > Preferences and look for “Quick Convert ROM” and click the “Choose rom” and find your GoldenEye rom file on your computer.

Step 3. Choose Tools > Game Configuration. This will bring up a big window with a lot of tabs and options.

Step 4. Lets start with unlocking all Multiplayer Levels and Characters. Select the “Multiplayer” TAB look for “All Multi chars Available” and pick that and then press the “Unlock all Multis”


Step 5. Can also be a good idea too unlock all solo levels and cheat modes. Select the “Stage Options” TAB and press the “All Solo Levels Unlocked” and “All Cheats Unlocked” buttons. Thats it, just one more step!


Step 6. Finally press the “Delete Debug Data” and then “Write Rom” that are located at the bottom of the window. Then you can name the rom file and save it to your computer.


I would recommend using an emulator to try this out and see if all things are unlocked. Done!

Pico-8 on Raspberry Pi


About the guide
I wanted to share my knowledge on how I installed the virtual fantasy console called Pico-8 on my Raspberry Pi creating an awesome little Pico-8 console that boots in about 6 seconds and doesn’t need any configuration! Its super easy and super fun. All you need is any model of the Raspberry Pi, an Sd card and a gamepad. All of this is possible thanks to Gamaral who created the PICOPi os, you can find a guide, videos etc on his site here:

What is Pico-8
Before i start explaining how to get Pico-8 running I just briefly wanted to explain what actually this is. Pico-8 is the name of a made up virtual gaming console. Think of it as a Nes or Atari with all its old retro limitations, but that you can play on your computer or web browser. The creator of Pico-8 carefully picked a set of limitations to make the console look and feel like a retro console from the 80s. It only has 128×128 pixels of resolution with a beautiful 16 color palette and the games even comes in virtual “cartridge” images that you “insert” to the system, all this to have that old retrogaming feel. Just love this!
And the best part is that it’s really easy to code games and share them and they are all available to play directly from Pico-8 using a built in browser where you can play your downloaded cartridges or play them directly from the Pico-8 webserver.

What you need
A Raspberry Pi (Models 1,2,3 or Zero)
Pico-8 Raspberry Pi files (Remember to pick Raspberry Pi: zip)
PICOPi files (A super tiny OS built especially for running Pico-8)
– A Gamepad controller (more about this later in this guide)

That’s it! Of course you need an SD card for your Raspberry Pi that will have all the necessary files for the system to boot and run.

8Bitdo controller and a Raspberry Pi

Get the Pico-8 License?
You need to purchase the license from the official Pico-8 site, when you do you will get the files you need for Raspberry Pi, and also downloads for running Pico-8 on Win, Osx and Linux.
But you might already own a Pico-8 License without knowing it! If you purchase many gaming bundles from Humble Bundle you might have the license there. Pico-8 was included in the “Humble GameDev Software Bundle” and it was also “hidden” in the  “Humble Voxatron Debut” bundle, when you got Voxatron you also got Pico-8 but you need to find the Voxatron key in your humble bundle library, and then find the link “Lexaloffle Account Activation” then after activating this you will also get Pico-8 🙂

Installing Pico-8 to Raspberry Pi
All you need to do is unzip the PICOPi files for your specific Raspberry Pi model onto the SD card and also unzip the Raspberry Pi Pico-8 zip file (There are a couple of different versions to pick from but you need to get the one Raspberry P version) that you download from and thats it! Just connect the Sd card to your Raspberry Pi and it should boot Pico-8. If you need even more detailed information on how to do this then you can find instructions and videos on the PICOPi site:

So this is for me one of the most important parts of this project. The whole idea is to create your own console connected to TV instead of playing Pico-8 on the computer using a keyboard. And that is having a good gamepad!

Bluetooth controllers? Yes! Today we sit further away from the TV so wireless controllers is something I really like. Raspberry Pi 3 has built in bluetooth or you can purchase a small usb blutooth receiver for any other model, but the problem is that you need a way to connect the controllers in the operating system and that’s not possible in this case (Well maybe it is if you have really good knowledge with Linux and coding etc) So the way to solve this problem is to get a bluetooth controller or wireless controller that has its own usb receiver, and i have tested two controller that works great without any configuration. Just plug and play. And here are the controllers:

– Xbox 360 Controllers + Wireless 360 receiver
If you have a wired Xbox 360 you just connect the usb to the Raspberry Pi and it just works. If you have a wireless controller you need the original Xbox 360 receiver. Just connect the receiver and it just works without any configuration and all the buttons you need for Pico-8 are perfectly mapped.

– 8Bitdo Contollers + 8Bitdo Receiver
If you dont what 8Bitdo is then i suggest you check them out They make incredible wireless retrogaming controllers that look and feel like old console gamepads like Nes and Snes etc and they are bluetooth wireless controllers. I have ordered mine from eBay so i suggest you check there if you want to order one. To get a 8Bitdo controller to work you need a “Retro Receiver” from 8Bitdo that you connect with a usb cord from the Raspbeery Pi to the receiver and it just works, no configuration.


Now that we have Pico-8 running on our Raspberry Pi its time to play some games! There is a huge library of games on the Pico-8 site and they are all free to play directly in the browser or you can choose to download them. There are two pays to play these games on a Rasperry Pi.

#1 Play from Internet. Connect your Raspberry Pi to your network and play the games directly from Pico-8s built in browser. The games are so small that they start instantly, and if there is a game you like just add it to your favorites by pressing the startbutton on the controller.

#2 Play games from the Sd card. Download the games from the site and then copy them to the sd card. This is the way to go if you don’t have the possibility to connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet. The way you do this is first to download the game, i will explain this in the next step. And place the files in a folder called “carts” if this folder doesn’t exist then just create one. This is also explained on PICOPis site:

How to save carts
Downloading a game should pretty easy right? Yes, but where is the download button? Thats the problem, there is no button. Its kinda hidden. The games for Pico-8 is called “carts” and they are in the image format .png so they are both a png image with a very nice art and they also is the actual game which is pretty cool.
So to download a game you need to go to a specific games url and right beneath the gamescreen in the browser you can see the text “cart” rightclick on this and choose “save link as” and then download the .png file (also give the file a propername to make it easer later when you are browsing games in Pico-8) thats it!


How to downgrade the Retron5


Im writing this post because there might be someone out there that did the same mistake as i did. I updated the firmware on my Retron5 and crashes suddenly occurred on my favorite games that worked perfectly before.

After searching the net for reasons for this you will find that many people are having many different issues and problems after updating the firmware. The short explanation for this is that after version 2.1 Hyperkin did some huge changes to the firmware which made it worse. Apparently the Retron5 used some code for emulating the systems that weren’t allowed so they had to remove this code replacing it with new code that wasn’t that perfect, and all this started with firmware v2.2.

So the solution to the problems and crashes is simply, go back to firmware version 2.1

So how do you do this? If you did what i did and updated to the very latest firmware which where v2.5 then when i tried to “upgrade” back to v2.1 i just got an error. Luckily there is one way to fix this, and that is to make a factory reset. Restoring the Retron5 to factory settings gives you the opportunity to then update it to what ever version you want.

To do the factory reset I had to follow the instructions on Retron5s page “Retron 5 Factory Reset Instructions”:
(here is a alt link to the instructions of the retron5 site should go down for some reason)

After the reset is done and you start the Retron5 you must give it a firmware update. It asks for you to insert an SD card containing a firmware update and i don’t think i was able to continue without doing a firmware update first. So i simply downloaded v2.1 from Retron5s site:

Then everything was fine again and every game played perfectly. I was surprised how easy and pain free the factory reset was and the firmware update to v.2.1 was simple and fast. I hope all the links above still works if you had the same problem as i did. Good luck!

Retropie, Tips & Tricks

Jag skrev en guide pÄ hur man pÄ det absolut lÀttaste sÀttet installerar Retropie pÄ din Raspberry Pi 2 hÀr: Och i detta inlÀgget tÀnkte jag gÄ in pÄ lite mer avancerade tekniker och tips för att fixa till sÄ Retropie funkar som du vill.

AnvÀnd FTP för att snabbt kopiera över roms
Det gÄr att kopiera över roms med endast en USB minne som jag beskrev i min förra guide. Men för att fÄ en bÀttre kontroll och överblick över alla roms sÄ Àr det smidigast att logga in pÄ din Raspberry Pi via Ftp. Detta gÄr endast om ni har kopplat er Rp med en nÀtverkskabel och har ett Ftp program installerat pÄ er dator som Àr ansluten till samma nÀtverk. Jag anvÀnder programmet Filezilla.

Först mĂ„ste vi ta reda pĂ„ Ip adressen till din Rp. Om du har ett tangentbord inkopplat skall det bara vara att trycka pĂ„ F4 för att fĂ„ fram terminalen. Men det funkar Ă€ven bra endast med en Xbox 360 gamepad genom att trycka pĂ„ Start nĂ€r du Ă€r i Emulationstation och vĂ€ljer Quit > Quit Emulationstation vilket kommer ta er till termnialen. DĂ€r kommer det dyka upp ett par rader med röd text. Leta upp raden som sĂ€ger “IP Adress” och skriv ner den.

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Starta nu om sÄ ni Àr inne i Emulationstation igen. Starta din Ftp klient och skriv in följande:

Host: 192.168.x.x
Protocol: vĂ€lj “SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol”
Logon Type: vĂ€lj “normal”
User: pi
Password: raspberry

Sen skall det bara gÄ in i RetroPi/roms mappen och kopiera över roms till rÀtt kataloger. Obs kopierar ni över roms till en emulator och den inte dyker upp sÄ kan de vara i fel format, se till att de har rÀtt filÀndelse. Ett vanligt fel Àr att de Àr i .zip format vilket oftast inte funkar

Göm oönskade emulatorer frÄn huvudmenyn:
NĂ€r Retropie har startat sĂ„ fĂ„r man se den vĂ€ldigt snygga Gui:n som kallas Emulationstation. Första gĂ„ngen man installerat Retropie innan man har lagt in nĂ„gra roms sĂ„ finns det nĂ„gra system som redan ligger dĂ€r, bland annat IBM, Macintosh osv.. inga system som ni kommer spela pĂ„? DĂ„ gömmer vi dom! GĂ„ in via Ftp och gĂ„ in i Roms mappen. Vill ni gömma “macintosh” frĂ„n menyn, gĂ„ dĂ„ in i roms/macintosh och radera den filen som ligger dĂ€r. Det funkar helt enkelt sĂ„ att om en Roms mapp Ă€r tom sĂ„ syns den inte. eller tvĂ€rt om lĂ€gger ni in roms i en mapp som Ă€r tom sĂ„ kommer den dyka upp i Emulationstation.

Bios-filer för olika system:
Vissa konsoler krÀver bios filer (man kan sÀga att detta Àr sjÀlva operativsystemet för en konsol) dessa gÄr att ladda ner pÄ diverse sidor pÄ nÀtet, tex isozone. Men det luriga Àr vart man skall placera dom. Som tur Àr finns det en lista hÀr som visar vart alla bios filer skall ligga:
De flesta gÄr att lÀgga i Bios mappen som ligger bredvid Roms mappen om ni ftp:ar in pÄ er Raspberry Pi. Men den svÄraste Àr Gameboy Advance sÄ jag tÀnkte beskriva det nu.

Gameboy Advance Bios guide:
Ftp:a in i Retropie och se till att direkt hoppa tillbaka sÄ mÄnga kataloger ni kan sÄ ni kan se mappen opt. GÄ sedan till opt/ retropie/ emulators/gpsp och kopiera över filen gba_bios.bin som mÄste ha en storlek som Àr pÄ exakt 16 384 bytes . Sen Àr det klart!

Snabbknappar och Options meny i emulatorerna:
Om ni vill ha mer kontroll över en emulator, typ att ni vill Àndra om storleken pÄ skÀrmen. StÀnga av filter. Eller byta save-state slots osv sÄ finns det ett sÀtt som funkar i de mesta emulatorerna. DÄ jag bara anvÀnt en Xbox 360 gamepad med Retropie sÄ utgÄrvi ifrÄn den nu. HÀr Àr följande snabbkommandon som jag hittat för att komma Ät menyn och navigera runt:

Options menu: Select + Y
Accept: B
Cancel/Back: A
Exit Options menu: Select + Y
tryck INTE pÄ Y igen nÀr ni Àr inne i menyn för dÄ kommer det fram en Search ruta och ni Àr fast och mÄste starta om systemet.

Det finns Àven snabbknappar för att lÀtt göra en Savestate
SAVE state: Select + Right Button
LOAD state: Select + Left Button
Exit to Emulationstation: Select + Start

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Fullscreen. Större bild och Aspect ratio mm
Det Ă€r svĂ„rt att fĂ„ till en exakt fullscreen bild av emulatorn men det finns lite instĂ€llningar att testa. NĂ€r ett spel Ă€r startat hĂ„ll inne Select + Y pĂ„ Xbox kontrollern för att komma till instĂ€llningarna. GĂ„ till Settings > Video Settings – Aspect > Aspect Ratio Index och tryck höger och vĂ€nster och testa alla de olika lĂ€gerna. Testa Ă€ven att Ă€ndra instĂ€llningarna pĂ„ din tv, vissa har aspect ratio instĂ€llningar dĂ€r och Ă€ven “zoom” lĂ€gen.

En annan sak du kan testa Àr att Àndra upplösningen för emulatorn. Precis nÀr du startar ett spel frÄn Emulationstation sÄ kommer terminalen fram. I ca 3 sekunder sÄ stÄr det en text som förklarar om du trycker X pÄ tangentbordet (ja du mÄste ha ett tangentbord inkopplat för detta) sÄ kommer du till en meny dÀr du kan Àndra mellan en massa olika video instÀllningar för emulatorn. Kanske kan finnas nÄgon instÀllning dÀr som passar din tv bÀttre.

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Analog plus Digital kontroll pÄ Xbox 360 kontrollern
DĂ„ de flesta kanske föredrar att spela sina retrospel med det digitala styrkorset sĂ„ kanske det finns vissa som Ă€ndĂ„ föredrar den analoga spaken. Xbox 360 gamepaden Ă€r ju Ă€ndĂ„ kĂ€nd för att ha en vĂ€ldigt dĂ„lig d-pad. Med hjĂ€lp av en vĂ€ldigt lĂ€tt instĂ€llning sĂ„ kan man aktivera den analoga spaken PLUS att den digitala funkar samtidigt, detta borde vart aktiverat frĂ„n början tycker jag. SĂ„hĂ€r gör du iaf: NĂ€r ett spel Ă€r startat hĂ„ll inne Select + Y pĂ„ Xbox kontrollern för att komma till instĂ€llningarna. GĂ„ till Settings > Joypad Mapping > User 1 Analog to digital. Ändra frĂ„n “None” till “Left Analog” Thats it!

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Retropie, den lĂ€ttaste installationen!

Att installera Retropie pÄ en Raspberry Pi 2 var inte sÄ svÄrt som jag trodde. TvÀrtom, det var otroligt lÀtt! Jag var rÀdd dÄ jag inte har nÄgra kunskaper om linux alls, och har aldrig haft en Raspberry Pi. Jag förvÀntade mig att behöva trixa en massa med skumma kommandon i en terminal men nej, det var inget meck alls. Jag behvöde inte ens koppla in tangentbord och mus!

Jag köpte en Raspberry Pi 2, till detta behövs en HDMI kabel och en micro-usb-till-usb-sladd för att fÄ ström. Jag anvÀnde ett MicroSD kort pÄ 2gig (Retropie Àr ca 1,8gb sÄ jag rekommenderar ett större kort dÄ det knappt fÄr plats nÄgra roms pÄ ett 2gb kort) och en Xbox 360 kontroller med usb sladd.. thats it!

Kortfattat sÄ slÀnger man bara över Retropie pÄ sd kortet, det startar direkt. Men det saknas en massa emulatorer? Vart Àr Nes, Megadrive, n64 osv? Oroa dig inte, dom finns dÀr i bakgruden. Dom Àr bara osyndliga för att du inte har nÄgra roms. Allt du behöver Àr ett usb-minne med lite roms sÄ Àr allt klart sen. Super lÀtt. Följ instrktionerna hÀr: [OBS Denna guiden Àr skriven Mars 2015 och jag har anvÀnt Retropie 2.6]

1. Ladda ner senaste Retropie
2. Koppla in ditt MicroSD till din pc (med valfri usb adapter) och kör igÄng programmet Win32DiskImage och skriv över Retropie imagefilen till SD kortet.
3. Koppla in MicroSD kortet i din Retropie och starta Retropie
4. Koppla in din Xbox 360 kontroller nÀr Retropie Àr igÄng (eller emulationstation som frontenden heter)
5. NÀr emulationstation/retropie Àr igÄng sÀtt dÄ i ett tomt USB minne, vÀnta i ca 60 sekunder. Retropie skapar en mapp pÄ usb minnet. (rekommenderar ett usb minne med en ledlampa pÄ som blinkar nÀr nÄogot skrivs till eller frÄn den, sÄ vet du nÀr det Àr klart)
6. Ta ut Usb minnet och koppla sedan in det i datorn. Du kommer se en mapp som heter ROMS pÄ USB minnet
7. Kopiera in valfria roms i katalogerna som du ser i ROMS katalogen. nÀr du Àr klar ta ut USB minnet frÄn datorn
8. koppla in USB minnet i Rasperry enheten igen, vÀnta en stund.. kan ta lÄng tid om du har lagt in mÄnga roms.
9. Starta om retropie och nu har det plötsligt dykt upp fler emulatorer, och alla roms ligger nu dÀr!

Thats it! För mer avancerade tips och tricks, kolla in mitt andra Retropie inlÀgg hÀr.


Kan Ă€ven meddela att Xbox 360 kontroller, bĂ„de med trĂ„d och trĂ„dlösa funkar direkt utan att behöva göra nĂ„gra instĂ€llningar. Bara att koppla in receivern och starta kontrollerna 🙂

64JPX Adapter Review (c64)


I got my c64 when i was 7 years old, a couple of years before i got my first Nintendo. I loved my c64 but even back then i never understood why the controller only had one single button, it was so irritating. And it bothers me still today. There are always workarounds when the developers created all these amazing games, the most obvious example is all the platform games, you often need one button to execute your action  (punching or firing your weapon), but then you also need a button to jump. So how did they solve this, well just push up on the joystick. So simple but yet extremely annoying, i just hate to push up to jump it should have its own button! And now, finally its possible!

The 64JPX – JoyPad eXpander is a small apapter for the c64 (and  Amiga and Atari compatible systems)  that makes it possible to use a Sega Genesis/MegaDrive, Nintendo SNES/NES gamepad on your c64, and the best part is that it has these on-the-fly selectable enhancement modes that for example places the “push-up-on-the-joystick-to-jump” to one of the buttons on the gamepad.

I have to be honest, i prefer to play games with a gamepad. Sure Joysticks and the Commodore 64 is something special, but i still think a gamepad is so much better to play with. Therefor i just had to have a 64JPX. Its possible to connect a Snes gamepad but i prefer the Sega Genesis controller so i bought the model of the 64JPX that had support for the Sega gamepad
Some of you might say “But you dont need an adapter to connect a Sega Genesis/Megadrive gamepad to the c64, they already work” Well that’s true, but not many people know that a connected Sega gamepad on a c64 can actually break the controller port on the c64!  With the 64JPX you dont have to worry about this, just plug and play.

And now to the fun stuff, the “Enhancement modes” There are three different pre-defined modes that you can switch between on-the-fly while playing a game by pressing a special button combination on the gamepad.
If buttons A, B, or C are pressed at the time the start button is released then 64JPX will enter one of the alternate enhancement modes. With the default mode the A button on the gamepad works just like the button on a Joystick. B and C are turbobuttons, perfect for shooter games.
My favorite mode is the Platform/Racing mode that changes the A button to simulate pressing UP on the gamepad. In platformgames like Giana Sisters you now have a dedicated jump and fire button, i just love this! And it also works great on racing games where up sometimes is used to accelerate or switching gears. There is also a Waddle mode for those Joystick-killer games where you have to waddle the joystick left and right, but instead of breaking your controller you can just enable this mode and press a button.

I made a video demonstrating the three different enhancement modes on some c64 games.

I was really pleased with the 64JPX adapter and I really recommend it! The adapter is created by the man who is behind the 64hdd website. I sent him a couple of mails regarding some questions about the adapter and I got a reply very fast, very helpful. No problems ordering and the shipping was very fast.

You can get a 64JPX from here:

IMG_2953_620x465My C64G with the 64JPX, Protovision 4 player adapter, Sd2EIC Sd card reader, The Final Cartridge III and a Scart-cable