Installing Gentoo on VMware workstation 16

First of all…

I got peer pressured into this, I am not doing this out of free will!  Just kidding, in this blog post I will summerize my first journey with Gentoo and how to set it up inside a VM with VMware workstation version 16.  This guide will help you setup a virtual instance of Gentoo and i suggest that you read carefully the Gentoo Handbook to understand what we are going to do here in great detail.

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How-to monitor your windows machine with splunk

Why use Splunk?

Using Splunk to monitor your computer or vps is free, easy and let you learn about one of the best SIEM tool available on the market (as for now 2022).  In this post I will share some of my personal Splunk configurations and alerts so you can start monitoring what is going on in your windows machine and maybe see things you didn’t before.  So let’s start shall we!

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How to make GBA Super Card SD work!


This article will contain the information I could gather about this flash cart. It is sold on aliexpress under the label “New Version Support TF Card For GameBoy Advance Game Cartridge FOR GBA/GBM/IDS/NDS/NDSL”.

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GAME Color – EDGB Flash Cart


In my quest for a cheaper alternative to the EverDrive-GB X5, I encountered many cheap Chinese clones.  I do encourage you to buy an EverDrive if it is possible. If it’s not, and you bought this clone, this article is for you!


This article will contain every bit of information I could gather about this flash cart clone.  It is sold on aliexpress under many different names, but they tend to label this clone as “Custom Game Cartridge China Version 700 in 1 EDGB Remix Game card for GB GBC”. 


Basic information of the cart

  • Clone of an old version of the EverDrive-GB (previous of x5/x7/x10 serie).
  • Save game directly on SD card with no need of other manipulation other than the save function of the game you are playing.
  • Does not offer save state.
  • It runs of OS version 1 from EverDrive-GB and can’t be upgraded to a newer version.
  • When a game is loaded in the memory of the flashcart, you can access the game directly from the menu without loading it again by pressing the Start button. 
  • Don’t have a RTC Clock. 
  • The art on the cover of the card is from Adventure Island. 
  • Come with a SD Card full of ROMs.
  • The flash cart is a 8GB FAT32-formatted microSD/microSDHC.  You can go up to 32GB.

More information about the OS

So as already stated, this clone is based on an old version of the EverDrive-GB and has a slightly modified version 1 OS.  This os should never be upgraded because Krikzz, the creator of the original Everdrives has a tendency to brick clone when he releases his upgrades.  I would advise everyone that bought this card to leave the firmware alone. 

With that out of the way, we can see that the firmware date from 2016 and the Chinese manufacturer modified the OS to replace Krikzz’s name with the name of their company “KY Technology Inc.”. 

They explain the simple layout of the buttons in the same menu :

  • Start to run last played game
  • Select to open option menu
  • A to go back
  • B to run a game

In-game shortcut :

  • Soft Reset combination : A+B+Start+Select

Hardware Compatibility

The cartridge is compatible with ROM ONLY, MBC1, MBC2, MBC3 and MBC5 games with ROM sizes up to 8Mbytes.  It works with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, it also supports additional features available only on certain systems such as The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages Advance Store on the Game Boy Advance or screen borders on the Super Game Boy. It covers almost the entire spectrum of Game Boy games, its only shortcomings are the lack of an RTC clock, however, this problem can be resolved using patches or Game Genie codes which the cartridge does support natively, as well as the lack of HuC-1, HuC-3 and “Chinese Originals” mappers support, but those are obscure and it is unlikely that you will ever run into a game using them unless you deliberately search for one. 

–   GBATemp



Game Compatibility List

You do not need to swap between the different MBC to play games with this flash cart. 

No MBC (ROM Only):

  • Dr.Mario PASS
  • Motocross Maniacs PASS
  • Tasmania Story PASS
  • Bomb Jack PASS
  • Boxxle 2 PASS
  • Bubble Ghost PASS


  • FIFA Soccer ’97 PASS
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus PASS
  • Kirby’s Dreamland 2 PASS
  • Warioland: Super Mario Land 3 PASS
  • A Boy and his Blob – The Rescue of Princess Blobette PASS
  • Donkey Kong Land 3 PASS
  • Mega Man V PASS
  • Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins PASS
  • Duck Tales 2 PASS
  • Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters PASS
  • Tetris DX PASS


  • Final Fantasy Legend PASS
  • Final Fantasy Adventure PASS
  • Ultima: Runes of Virtue PASS
  • Ultima: Runes of Virtue 2 PASS
  • Wave Race PASS
  • Mystic Quest PASS
  • Kirby’s Pinball PASS


  • Harvest Moon GB PASS (The sprites which normally help in harvesting when the game is off are not working due to lack of RTC)
  • Pokemon: Blue Version PASS
  • Pokemon: Crystal Version PASS (Clock does not work without patches)


  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons PASS
  • Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword  PASS
  • Mega Man Xtreme 2 PASS
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters PASS
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters II: Cobi’s Journey PASS
  • Dragon Warrior I & II PASS
  • Dragon Warrior III PASS
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams PASS
  • Shantae PASS
  • Mario Golf PASS
  • Donkey Kong Country PASS
  • Resident Evil Gaiden PASS
  • R-Type DX PASS (Starts with a glitched level from R-Type 2, plays normally after a Soft Reset)
  • Metal Gear Solid PASS
  • Pokemon Trading Card Game PASS
  • Pokemon Pinball PASS
  • Nanoloop PASS (Saving songs does not work, the original cartridge is unique)
  • LSDJ PASS (when using MBC5, LSDJ does not show the SAVE/LOAD function, using the file system requires 128kb RAM and the cartridge only addresses 32kb. When using MBC3, the function does appear, however, does not work due to lack of free space. For now, the only way to “save songs” is to keep separate files for each of the songs, this does work. The .srm save files can be re-named to .sav and the songs can be extracted using an emulator)
  • SnakEat PASS
  • Apache! PASS
  • Jetpak DX PASS
  • Back to Earth 3D PASS

–  GBATemp

Patch Pokemon Crystal for RTC function

You will need :

Run Lunar IPS, click on Apply IPS Patch, select the patch.  Then You need to select the ROM.

When Pokemon Crystal will be patched, you just need to go in your PokeGear and use up and down to shift the time. (You can press A to make the time go faster.)

With the Perfect Crystal patch, you can reset the clock on the intro screen. Simply hold down “Down”, “B” and “Select”. No need to enter in a password.


Example of Aliexpress announce



Reddit post Why is the everdrive way…

Reddit post PSA- 35 usd Everdrive GB clone

GBATemp review of the original EverDrive-GB


Useful Youtube Video


How to create game cover for bittboy

Here is the recipe to make the the cover arts fit to bittboy screen :

  1. Download icons from : 

  2. You need to clean the names with this command on batch (linux command line) :

rename ‘s/\(.*\)|\[.*\]| //g’ *

(Or use Advanced renamer for windows)

3) You need to resize the width to 135 px.

To resize in batch you can use imbatch on windows. You will resize the width but be sure to keep the ratio for the height.

Finally before resizing you need to choose the good filter. Some of those are foggy AF so choose the one named ‘Nearest’, you can see the final result on the left bottom corner.

If you end up doing some, please share them with the community in r/bittboy subreddit!

My Bittboy theme

Pimped DeckUI


Since some people asked me wich theme I use on reddit, i will share it here but I want to stress out that i didin’t made it. It’s a patchwork of a few themes stitched together. It is mainly based on DekUI v1.0 by Jutleys.

Here are the instructions to install it

#    Pimped_DekUI  #

This Gmenu2x theme is based on DekUI v1.0 by Jutleys.

I Pimped this theme with custom emulators and apps icons i scraped from other themes.

This is not an original work by me and all the credit are due to various authors. I made this because I loved the look of it.

#          How to install this theme :          #

1) Copy the "Pimped_DekUI" folder to the /gmenu2x/skins/ directory in the main partition of the SD Card.
2) Choose the theme inside the bittboy settings > skin submenu
3) There is a few wallpaper, choose the one you want inside the settings. I love one named dekthro-two-plus.png

#      Skin menu options :      #
I will give you all my parameter inside the skin menu so you can have a good scale for the text and all.

Skin : Pimped_DekUI
Wallpaper : dekthro-two-plus.png
Background scale : Original
Skin backdrops : Menu Only
Font face : Default
Font size : 11
Title font size : 13
Section bar layout : Classic
Section bar size : 40
Bottom bar height : 16
Menu columns : 4
Menu rows : 3
Link label : ON
Section label : ON

Here is the link to download it : Pimped_DekUI

Best/Lastest emulators for PSP

I tracked the best/latest emulators available for hacked PSP in the past weeks. Those are the ones I use on my PSP Phat, there may be better optimised version for psp slim out here. If you think you have an emulator to add to this list, feel free to comment down below.

I hope this will help new peoples on the scene.

Emulators :

  • Atari 2600 : Atari 2600- PSP 2600 1.2.0 [Link]

  • Nintendo 64 : Daedalusx64 1.1.7 [Link]

  • Gameboy Color : GBC- Master Boy 2.10.232 [Link]

  • Gameboy Advance : TempGBA mod [Link]

  • Gameboy Advance alternative : gpSP Kai v3.4 test 4 Build 230 [Link]

  • NES : NesterJ AoEX R3 (02-06-12) [Link]

  • SNES : snes9xTYL Mod 180404 [Link]

  • Gameboy/Gameboy Color/Sega Master/Game Gear : MasterBoy v2.10 [Link]

  • Megadrive/Genesis/Sega CD/Mega CD/32X/SMS : PicoDrive 1.92.3 [Link]

  • Sega Master System/Game Gear : SMS Plus PSP 1.5 [Link]

  • NeoGeo Pocket/Pocket Color : RACE! PSP 2.16 [Link]

Homebrew games :

  • Duke Nukem 3D Build 98 [Link]

  • Quake : Insomnia Proquake 4.71 Revision 4 [Link]

  • Doom : Doom Legacy R4 [Link]

  • Wolfenstein 3D : Wolfenstein 3D V6.0 [Link]

  • Scummvm (Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Broken Sword etc) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • Minecraft PSP Port [Not Tested] [Link]

  • PSP KVM (Java Player – play ANY Java Game from fliphone-era phones) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • Tyrian PSP (the BEST vertical shmup ever made) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • 1337 (Elite 2: Frontier Open-Universe Space Sim) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • Wagic the Homebrew (Magic the Gathering Port) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • Exult: Ultima 7 (Epic Openworld RPG) [Not Tested] [Link]

  • Adventure Game Studio PSP [Not Tested] [Link]

Plugins (A little extra to make your PSP extra ticc) :

  • Create categories to order your new emulators : Categories Lite 1.6 [Link]

    • To create categories, go inside the game folder and create subfolders with the CAT_ prefix.

Edit 17 november 2019, Homebrew added to the list. Emulator updated.

Edit 23 october 2019, new emulators added.