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#1
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 11/13 23:43
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thank you for taking the time to write that. i found that a very interesting read.
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#2
Re: Crowdfunding for a rail shooter (similar to STAR FOX)
Posted on: 11/1 2:09
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Quote:

bigmak wrote:
We don't know the situation. He might need the money to be able to spend time in developing the game. The version he might release might have extra tracks and maybe another version for everyone?


according to the proposal i read the cart will have hidden/bonus levels the ROM will not. obviously i want the cart, because i want to play the full experience. i am all for giving him the $50 up front so he has the money to develop the cart. i just don't want to miss out on a chance to add the cart for $99 because they are limited in quantity or the tier to buy-in is limited.

i'm also concerned that a limited cart release will bring the same level of negativity that the HF price gouging did. i fully understand that this community is not in a position to set up a 1000 cart run production. perhaps we need to start moving in that direction? i honestly feel that we are at a point that we need to focus on cases and connectors so we can finally get past the donor bottle neck.

i would also like to help as much as possible. MK only needs to ask.
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#3
Re: red dragon vb emu for psp, way to get it to work?
Posted on: 10/31 20:41
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i could get the emu to load on cfw 6.60b10, select a rom, but then the screen would go black. i was never able to find how to get it working.
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#4
Re: Crowdfunding for a rail shooter (similar to STAR FOX)
Posted on: 10/31 20:06
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the current plan has a limited $50 tier with a $99 CIB option. so $150 or the same price as HF. my issue is not the price, its the limited quantity line. everyone who wants one should be able to get one. it seems like this plan may be a little early. he may be better off waiting to see if the case and connector posts go on to produce usable parts.

limiting extras like bonus maps, books, t-shirts is much more acceptable to me than limiting who can get a copy of the game. after all isn't the entire point of this project to produce a new VB game?
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#5
Re: Crowdfunding for a rail shooter (similar to STAR FOX)
Posted on: 10/30 23:34
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i completely dislike patreon campaigns with a monthly collections model. i prefer to spend my limited funds once on a well researched purchase. kickstarter as proven itself to be a nice service for the couple of times i have used it.

i'm interested in this project, especially after reading his proposal. however, i would very much like to experience a completed 1 level demo before committing the funds for a CIB cart.
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#6
Re: 1995 Coconuts Japan Entertainment Press Kit
Posted on: 10/24 1:13
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it is possible that the "1" was left there on the day the design/writing/etc project was completed. i have published things with the completion date and not the publication date, it happens and editors can't catch everything!

it could just be a coincidence that E3 was on the 11th.

hmm, i wonder.
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#7
Re: The Strong, National Museum of Play (10/23/17)
Posted on: 10/24 1:07
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Just to add-on a bit...

Mario's Tennis was a little glitchy. Some sprite glitches and the ball would disappear over the net at times (ending the round). We also managed to glitch the score into saying "Error".

HF played amazingly smooth. The sound was perfectly in sync. I loved how it says "you won" or "you lose" on the appropriate VB. we used the codes Ben posted and tested all fighters, stages, and the hidden Ben character. This game is fun on its own, but it is so much more enjoyable with a 2nd player.

Everyone who played Bound High! enjoyed it. Same should be said for Space Pinball.
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#8
The Strong, National Museum of Play (10/23/17)
Posted on: 10/24 0:37
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The Strong museum is an interactive children's museum in Rochester, NY that has been working hard to preserve electronic gaming. Buried among their astounding collection of 70,000 some games are a few Virtual Boys. I have access to HF, FBs, and a link cable, but what I was missing was a 2nd VB and someone to play with. So, I reached out to JP Dyson and asked to be hosted for a day of gaming!

Today Andrew Borman and myself connected two VBs with
Keven Mellott's link cable
and tested Mario's Tennis (on FB #13 and a FB+) and then spent some serious play time with Hyper Fighting! I also let anyone interested (who happened to walk into the collections room) test out Bound High!, Space Pinball, and a few other games.

We played games while discussing the history of the VB, HF, and the future of homebrew. We talked about prototype games. We shared life stories. We laughed. It was a great day of retro gaming!

I left a link cable and two Mario's Tennis carts as a donation from both myself and Kevin (Thanks again Kevin!). As far as I am aware this is the 1st museum to have such items in their permanent collection.

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#9
Re: 1995 Coconuts Japan Entertainment Press Kit
Posted on: 10/21 20:29
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thanks Ben for preserving more VB content!
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#10
Re: He is red, Jim!
Posted on: 10/20 10:17
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so he got to play red alarm? i wonder if he remembers this experience.
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