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Latest Update Information (2019-10-16)

Information Regarding Event Exibiton

From October 18th until October 20th (2019), we shall be exibiting at a retro game event in The United States.
The event lasts until October 20th, but the creator "Naruko" will not be there on that day.
The creator "Naruko" isn't a very good English speaker, so an American friend who can speak Japanese will be assisting him.

Items on Display

  • Fully interactive UperGrafx setup that can be inspected and played.
  • UGX-Q5 units available for sale/distribution (limited to 7 uints).
  • Sponsorship information.

Information about UGX-Q5 Distribution and Sales

The UGX-Q5 is a refurbished UGX-02, these units were originally manufactured in 2017, but arrived defective from the factory.
These units have been repaired, fully tested, and are now working perfectly.
However, they might have slight cosmetic damage (customer are free to inspect the units prior to purchase). The UGX-02 units currently being sold on the website were manufactured much more recently (lot #3).
The UGX-Q5 units are exclusive to this exibition.

We are looking for professional reviewers who are interested in helping us introduce the UperGrafx to English-speaking audiences.
We are also looking for sponsors to help fund a new design.
Those who decide to help us shall be given a discount on the price of the UperGrafx.

Latest Update Information (2019-07-22)

  • A new System Update is available now (filename: upergrafx_20190706.pac). 
    • This update fixes some SEEK TIME related issues in games such as Super Darius.
  • The CD Image Conversion Software has also been updated (filename: ikaebi_20190706.zip), please create a new memory card in order to use it.
  • tutorial on how to properly load and run image files is now available. It's highly recommended that you read it at least once, otherwise you might have issues.
    • It is now possible to load HuCard ROM image files from the memory card.
  • Please check the CD-ROM2 software compatibility list to see whether any of the known bugs have been fixed.

Product Overview

The UperGrafx gives your PC Engine 720p video output just by attaching it to the EXTBUS connector* on the rear of your machine.
It also allows you to transfer save game data to and from your PC.
The digital video signal is intercepted prior to analog conversion, which means this is not an analog RGB converter.
As of January 2018, CD-ROM2 functionality has been added to the UGX-02.
You can now play CD-ROM2 software in 720p by loading CD image files to/from the virtual memory cards.

*Note: DUO series machines do not have an EXTBUS connector.

UperGrafx unit:

PC Engine with UperGrafx attached

Video of the UperGrafx in action:
Screenshot captured using a HDMI capture device: (Not from an Emulator)

100% Digital video, works with HDMI

The UperGrafx captures the PC Engine video before any analogue processing has occurred, allowing you to enjoy the best possible video quality.
You can also use it with HDMI equipped displays if you have a standard DVI-D to HDMI adapter.

Plug and play! Works without modification to your PC Engine.

Until now, getting high quality video from the PC Engine required internal modifications or hard-to-get parts. The UperGrafx just plugs in!

Retains the feeling of playing on the real hardware with a maximum of 1 frame of lag.

When playing on an emulator you can experience input lag among other problems. The UperGrafx takes the video signals from a real PC Engine and gives you a high quality low latency video output.

Product Details

  • Name: uupaagurafikusu (Japanese) / UperGrafx (English)
    • model: UGX-02 (new model, supported HuCard games and compatible CD-ROM2 system)
      • Price: 41,648 JPY (tax out)
      • Release Date: 29 of Jan 2018
    • model: UGX-01 (sold out)
      • Price: 35,800 JPY (tax out)
      • Release Date: 26 of August 2016