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#1
Re: Vb3dConverter
Posted on: 2/19 16:09
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Quote:

KR155E schrieb:
Thanks guys, it's working for me now! The result for the tower looks a bit weird, but maybe it's not the right kind of image to throw at the converter. I should try a different one.

Maybe try the map attached with depth of 12 and turn off scaling. It's an accurate orthogonal depth rendering of a 3d cylinder. This looks more 'rounded' than the other map.
Anyway, repetitive patterns often cause problems in 3d. If you have only this pattern as a reference, Your brain will find more than one solution to merge it to a somehow working 3d image and therefore getting confused, which pair of tiles represents the "real depth". If this is put into an artwork with other objects/details/3d references (like windows, birds or clouds), it should work much better ...

Edit: Oh! Just earned my second star with this post - I'm a "VB Gamer" now ...

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#2
Re: Vb3dConverter
Posted on: 2/19 0:05
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Your files seem to have a blank alpha channel (and therefore are 4x 8 = 32bit). When I save them without alpha as 24bit (3x 8) I can use them in Vb3dConverter.
... very nice tool by the way - good job!
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#3
Re: VirtualBoy 3D model on Sketchfab
Posted on: 2/17 21:06
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Well, I don't think that I'm deep enough into hex code for this, but there surely are some skilled hex locksmiths around here to open this treasure chest up for us?
The sketchfab description states, that there are
- 157.3k faces
- 165.7k vertices
inside (I guess this informaton could be helpful to solve this puzzle) ...
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#4
Re: VB controller on 3DS
Posted on: 2/17 16:53
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Wow - looks very nice on a 3d monitor!
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#5
Re: VirtualBoy 3D model on Sketchfab
Posted on: 2/17 16:33
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Wow ... THAT's cool!
I hope someone around here can tell how to extract binary 3d files? I googled a bit and found this tool: Hex 2 obj, wich seems to do the job, but some experience is needed. I'll have a look at their tutorial later ...
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#6
VirtualBoy 3D model on Sketchfab
Posted on: 2/16 1:54
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Just found this pretty detailed 3d model of on Sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/MzvB
Not downloadable, unfortunately. It was staff picked and featured in an april fools day blog article by Sketchfab staff in 2016: "Our Next Step in VR Gaming: Sketchfab Announces Virtual Boy Support".
The description says it was "modeled and textured by Murilo Kleine https://sketchfab.com/murilo.kleine"
Didn't find this on PVB yet, so I posted it ...

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#7
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 2/15 22:45
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
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Me too!
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#8
Re: Get your FlashBoy+ here
Posted on: 2/15 1:59
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Received my FlashBoy+ very quickly from MineStorm - thank You! Now waiting for my from Japan ....
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#9
Re: Buying a Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2/6 2:29
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
11 Posts
Thank You, guys!

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speedyink wrote:
I'd ask for a discount if I were you, if you're paying nearly 400 Euro it better be in perfect condition. This certainly doesn't appear perfect.

Thank You! That confirms my earlier intention, but I finally decided to return it. I also got suggestion to look for japanese auctions via PM and meanwhile found and ordered a new one for 380 € (19% taxes may come on top when importing to germany) ...

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KR155E wrote:
You could open a thread and post some work of yours, maybe a mockup screen of a possible VB game, to find someone to join forces with.

That's a nice suggestion - I will think about that!

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thunderstruck wrote:
Hah, glad I could help.

You did!
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#10
Re: Buying a Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2/4 19:30
VB Gamer
Joined 1/31
Germany
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Hi everyone,

I recently took refuge on planet virtual boy - what an amazing site! Whish a had more programming skills, to make some homebrew games too ...

I guess, this is the right topic for my post ... last week I stoped dreaming about and just bought a Virtul Boy from a german second hand webshop specialised on games & consoles (via eBay). They had 3 or 4 used VBs in stock and I ordered the one in the best described condition (the most expensive one). But when I received it, I was a little disappointed about the condition. I would like to hear Your opinions about the condition and the prize.

It was priced 399€ and described as used in "very good condition" ("sehr guter Zustand") and "fully functional". It's the japanese version and came with: box, manual, stand, controller with battery box, ac adapter tab. No games included, I bought 8 seperatly.

I've noticed the following issues with the VB:

- solved: it wasn't very clean and the eye shade (original) stinks
Surly normal for an 20 years old used device, but for the price I expected it has been cleaned before. I cleaned it meanwhile.

- solved: there were some scratches on the left eye piece
Two of them very noticeable, but I was able to fix this by polishing with tooth paste (elmex) - thanks to this post!

- the main board looks strange to me
When I opend the VB to clean it and polish the eye pieces, I noticed that the main board dosn't look very nice, compared to other pictures from the web. The pins at the processing units are covered with some ... brownish plastic stuff - see images attached. Looks like maybe someone tied to "isolate" them? Maybe an earlier repair?
I don't know much about electronics and don't know, if this may be (or become) a problem? But it looks kind of damaged to me ...

- the IPD switch is extremly stiff
I need to apply very much force to turn it and turning it also produces an unexpected loud (plastic like) squeaking sound. Couldn't figure out the problem yet. Didn't see anything when opening it. I didn't disassamble the interior due to my barely skills.
Does anyone else know this problem?

- glitchy lines sometimes
Also sometimes there are some horizontal glitchy lines in the image - not always, sometimes the image seems perfect. I guess, this is the famous ribbon cable issue? I can't tell, if it has been repaired before. When I openend it, I noticed some sort of yellow-white glue where the cables are connected to the LED units - see attached photos ...
Could anyone tell, if this is the original state of the VB or the result of an earlier repair?

The dealer offers returning items, but actually I already started to fall in love with that thing and would like to keep and rescue it ... ;)
But I think, I will at least ask for a discount ...

What do You think? Maybe I'm expecting to much and the price (399 €) actually is OK? Or ist it reasonable to ask for a discount? Or should I return it, because it's alredy dying ...?!

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