AJ/freem's Neo-Geo Development Page - Utilities
Various tools that can be helpful for your Neo-Geo development experience. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. It's also a work in progress, as I search for things, both in my collection and on the Internet. I am only responsible for the tools that have my name ("freem") in the Author column.
The things that turn your code into program binaries.
|vasm||Volker Barthelmann, Frank Wille, et al||Can be compiled to support Z80 and M68K, among others. See front page for pre-built 32-bit Windows binaries.|
|AS||Alfred Arnold, et al||Supports M68K and Z80, among others (e.g. Hitachi 6301, TLCS-900).|
|gcc||GNU Project||gcc and friends can be compiled to target the M68K. Pre-built binaries exist as part of the NeoDev kit.|
|ASM68K||S.N. Systems||Part of the Psy-Q devkit. Link goes to a modified version that will work on 64-bit Windows.|
|ngdevkit||Damien Ciabrini, et al||The return of the SourceForge project; provides a more recent GCC-based toolchain, among other tools.|
|devkitm68k||Alvaro Navarro, et al||"Just another Neo-Geo SDK".|
These tools can help you deal with Fix and Sprite tiles.
|YY-CHR.NET||Yy||Graphics editor supporting many console formats.|
|NeoFixFormat||freem||Plugin for YY-CHR.NET to open and edit Fix layer tiles. (e.g.
|Neo-Geo Graphic Tool Suite||evo||Converts Fix and Sprite tiles between SNES and Neo-Geo (MVS) formats. 8-bit/Fix tools are slightly broken; 16-bit/Sprite tools are ok.|
|gfxcnv||iq_132||Converts MVS Sprite tiles (
|Neo Geo Graphics Tools||Anonymous/SpekSNK||Includes Fix Editor, SPR Editor, Image adjuster, and NG to NGCD graphic conversion tools.|
|NGFX||blastar||Tool that can handle .FIX/S1, .SPR/C*, TITLE_*.SYS (editing for all three), and LOGO_*.SYS (viewing only) files|
|NGFX - ColorFade-Calculator||blastar||Tool for generating color/palette fades.|
|NGFX - ImageGrid and -map Tool||blastar||Tool for exporting tilemaps and images with grids?|
|DATimage||Glinkie Games (Mega Shocked?)||Tool for quantizing images for Neo-Geo display.|
Various sound-related tools.
|Audacity||Audacity team||Open-source, cross-platform audio editor.|
|MVSTracker w/mods||Ivan Mackintosh, et al||A modified version of MVSTracker, a music tracker. Apparently the NG Z80 driver doesn't work on real hardware...|
|ADPCM-B Encoder||Fred/FRONT and ValleyBell||Command line ADPCM-B Encoder and Decoder. Includes source code and Windows binary.|
|Neo Sound Builder||Jeff Kurtz/Neobitz||Windows GUI program for creating M1/Z80 and V*/PCM files.|
They're not always perfect, but you don't want to keep burning CDs or flashing ROMs now, do you?
|MAME/MESS||MAME and MESS teams||Supports Neo-Geo (single and multi-slot), Neo-Geo CD(Z), Neo-Geo Pocket (Color). Includes a great debugger.|
|Final Burn Alpha||FBA team||Supports Neo-Geo (single and multi-slot) and Neo-Geo CD(Z).|
|RAINE||RAINE team||Supports Neo-Geo (single slot only) and Neo-Geo CD(Z).|
Tools that don't fit in the other sections.
|NeoGeo Memcard Tool||Fabrice Martinez||A tool for managing Neo-Geo memory cards.|