Friday, September 4, 2009

K2_VIDEO Unit Exposed

My new best friend, NeoTurfMasta, over at recently released some pictures of the insides of his K2_VIDEO unit. This machine was used to allow Neo Geo Pocket developers (and perhaps reviewers) to play NGPC games on a TV or video capture device. Here's a direct link to his post about the SNK K2_VIDEO NGP to TV adapter.

What's more is that Turfmasta has been using this hardware to create some nice video captures of Neo Geo Pocket Color games. This is excellent, because it gives you an idea of how the stuff runs on actual hardware without having a video taken by a camera of someone playing a NGPC (like I would do). To me, though, it's much more than that. It excites me to know that hardware like this has made its way into the hands of regular (non-SNK) people. I really appreciate that Turfmasta has gone out of his way to share his collection through the pictures and videos that he's providing. I wish more collectors would follow his lead and show us some other cool NGPC development or prototype hardware/software.

I'm working with Turfmasta a bit to try to get the BIOS of the K2_VIDEO unit dumped. I don't really know if it will ultimately produce anything amazing, but I fell that it's important to share this sort of thing. If we can get it into the capable hands of people like Judge and Flubba, perhaps they can find some hidden gems in there. Otherwise, I still feel that it's important to archive such things for historical and nostalgia purposes.

Oh, did you want this post to be CFC2English related? Okay. There's a video clip Turfmasta made by video capturing CFC2English running on his K2_VIDEO unit. Thanks again to the NeoGeoFanClub guys: Turfmasta, NeoBomberman, and rarehero.


metallizer said...

nice! good luck at bios dump attempt.

Hasukawa Kazuyaa said...

Flash cart, video output card (how does that work?), SNK homepage archive... Just amazing.

Maggot said...

Hello Flavor, i translated the SNK Vs. Capcom CFC to portuguese and now i'm planning translate the CFC2 . I don't read/speak japanese so obviously i will use the version translated by you guys. But i need a little help, i need the rom without the intro. Don't think bad of me, but i prefer to translate the rom without the intro. I will give the credits for the english translators, of course. So, if you can send the ROM or IP's without the intro (if you have this) for my mail, i will be F*cking grateful.

Mail (

I don't find your mail, sorry for posting this here.
Hope you understand my broken english.
Thanks you all for the translation.

Anonymous said...


I actually want to translate cfc2 too, but instead to portuguese like these fellow upside, I plan on doing it to spanish, for the simple pleasure of doing it.

I dont want to take credit on your work or whatever, I actually would prefer it to be called a translation of your translation, but whatever, is there any way to contact you? I know its a year after the last blog post, but whatev

also you can write to me at pixelskull at

thnaks in advance


Flavor said...

Yeah, Vic, I'm still around. I'll email you. It's interesting to see people translating the translation, now. The Portugese one is almost complete.