PC-FXGA – Homebrew – Made in Japan

Hey Folks,

As you may have seen, I’ve been updating gradually a number of pages on the PC-FXGA for you to find out a little more about what it is and what it can do. As you may know there weren’t many pieces of software and games released for it officially outside of SameGameFX, Nnyu and a few demos. These have been covered at length on Youtube and by yours truly.

Back in the days… in the mid-90s/early00s, there was a fairly active scene of homebrew developers for the PC-FXGA in Japan. Many of these developers had webpages hosting their demos, games and sometimes source code. Unfortunately most of these webpages have now disappeared, thanks in part to the demise of Yahoo Japan Geocities.

At the time, I did download a few of these demos/games and kept them in a folder, fast forward to 2019, I did a bit of research on archive.org and found a few more of these pieces of software and put together a little showcase.

The video below is the result of an afternoon trying to get these demo/games to load  onto the real hardware. About 8 of them worked beautifully but unfortunately a couple wouldn’t load or function properly. I might try these working in the future but for now, enjoy the following 8 homebrews made in Japan in action 🙂

In Order Of Appearance

#1 Sprite by Yoshinori Adachi

#2 Panel25fx by Yoshinori Adachi

#3 PSX Demo by HyperClub

#4 Maze2D by HyperClub

#5 Ren 001 by Ruon

#6 Ren 003 by Ruon

#7 Mudai 1.00 by Yggsoft

#8 Pilele by Team Ignition


You can download (most) of the above demos and try them out by following the links below. Some of these are still downloadable at their original location but most are now living at archive.org:

Panel25fx, Sprite & Pazle (not working) by Yoshinori Adachi:            http://alf-s-room.main.jp/computer/pcfxga.htm

PSX Demo by HyperClub: https://web.archive.org/web/20040223123419fw_/http://homepage1.nifty.com/hyperclub/download/fxga/psxdemo.lzh

Maze2D by HyperClub: https://web.archive.org/web/20040223123419fw_/http://homepage1.nifty.com/hyperclub/download/fxga/Maze2D.lzh

Ren 001 by Ruon: http://web.archive.org/web/19991111112132/http://www.nttl-net.ne.jp:80/ruon/download/Ren001.lzh

Ren 003 by Ruon: http://web.archive.org/web/19991011154504/http://www.nttl-net.ne.jp:80/ruon/download/ren003.lzh

Mudai 1.00 by Yggsoft: https://web.archive.org/web/20001028081449/http://www.cute.to/~itoyan/yggdore/game/mudai1_0.lzh

Music used in this video:

Track 1 – reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/59721

Track 2 – nightRain by airtone (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/55887

Track 3 – seachange by airtone (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/53762

Track 4 – nightWalk by airtone (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/56520

Track 5 – Battle Heat – Everlasting Dance (c) copyright 1994 Hudson Soft

Thank you for watching.

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