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#1
Re: Crowdfunding for a rail shooter (similar to STAR FOX)
Posted on: 11/11 4:15
VB Gamer
Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
I believe asking to provide a working prototype prior to funding is missing the entire point of the funding. The ask is to provide funding to allow the developer the time to properly put forth to create the product without having to make too much of a financial sacrifice to their own livelihood. I would be very skeptical myself except for the vast amount of work and releases that M.K. has already produced without any funding and has provided to the community out of free will.

Have you seen:

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=434

Or acknowledged that M.K. decoded Mario's Tennis to allow multiplayer and provided the patch to the community for all to enjoy? These are only examples from the past couple months. I am relatively new to this community but can see the hard work and time that was put in.
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#2
Re: The Strong, National Museum of Play (10/23/17)
Posted on: 10/24 14:35
VB Gamer
Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
This is awesome. The majority of my extended family lives in Rochester and I try to take my kids to the Strong Museum once a year. I knew they had a collection of vintage games (and arcade) but I was not aware they had the VB!
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#3
Re: My Two Player Setup
Posted on: 9/23 4:02
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Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
Looks great Kevin!! This is what I need for my desk =)
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#4
Re: All 22 official VB releases, ranked
Posted on: 9/16 4:44
VB Gamer
Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
Teleroboxer was always my ultime favorite, then Wario World, Jack Bros and Insmouse are now up there but I didn't get to enjoy them until the Flashboy most recently because I can't afford the cartridges.
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#5
Re: Help!
Posted on: 9/9 18:03
VB Gamer
Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
I performed the oven trick twice on my original unit. Both times it only lasted about a month and I ultimately created additional damage to the ribbon cables.
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#6
Re: My Two Player Setup
Posted on: 9/7 1:18
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Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
Just thought I'd add a couple pics of my friend and his son enjoying the setup.

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#7
Re: My Two Player Setup
Posted on: 9/6 1:15
VB Gamer
Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
If you like the idea and decide to copy the hardware I used I recommend putting the tracks separately flat against the wall on their own studs. This would allow you to loosen the track adapters and move them more freely without worrying about scratching the wall. That is what I wanted to do but real estate is limited in my Man Cave. Now I need a third unit so I can set it up for solo play by my computer upstairs. I will be sending another set of displays to bennybtl soon for soldering. I will probably be looking to implement the adjustable lamp for that install so if anyone has any advice let me know.
Edited by tydyedsyko on 2017/9/6 1:31
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#8
Re: My Two Player Setup
Posted on: 9/5 21:39
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Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
Thank you!! If you are going to replicate I would suggest having it a bit further out from the wall. It is a bit of a pain adjusting the height and I will probably end up scraping some of the paint of the wall in the long run after adjusting it a lot.
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#9
My Two Player Setup
Posted on: 9/5 20:57
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Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
At first I was looking to setup a single unit in my Man Cave and was considering the modified adjustable lamp approach. I have limited space so I wanted to attach directly to the wall. I could not figure out a way to properly attach the lamp section to the wall as well as support the weight of the VB. I ultimately decided on a track based system, I just needed to figure out how. At some point during this process Kevin released his link cable. I then decided I needed to have a two system setup. I found someone on eBay selling camera mount adapters for the VB.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Virtual-Boy-T ... 02b9ef:g:2PoAAOSwVFlT4aRi

I was skeptical but they work really well and I do not have any fears of the VB becoming disconnected. Through my searches for a track system that contains a camera mount capability I discovered Scotty Gear Head which is designed for boats. I ordered a 4ft track;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F ... age_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

x2 adjustable arms;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003 ... age_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

x2 track adapters;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009 ... age_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and x2 camera mounts;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006 ... age_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I cut the track in half and mounted the two pieces on either side of a 1x1 and attached to the wall. The system works great, I have no stability concerns. It is not as adjustable as I would like (it takes some effort) but it is adjustable enough that I can move the VBs for the appropriate height for whomever is playing. I then needed a way to mount the controllers onto the wall for ease of use. Again I went to Amazon and found a product designed specifically for what I needed;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004 ... page_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Not exactly what I envisioned but I like it. I needed a condensed space as I am building a MAME cabinet to fit into the space between the VBs and the wall. Yes my Man Cave has always been Red and Black =).

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#10
Re: Help!
Posted on: 9/4 19:39
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Joined 6/24
USA
32 Posts
Try taking to (PM) bennybtl

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=38023#forumpost38023
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