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#1
Virtual Bowling for sale!
Posted on: 2006/9/17 1:20
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
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That's right, I'm selling it :(

Just thought I'd post to inform anyone here that may be interested.

Good day.
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#2
Re: Destroy My Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2006/9/17 1:17
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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I speculate that he has 2 VBs, one of which is probably not functioning properly. That will probably be the one that he breaks. That, or he'll just replace it with another one off of ebay later for less than $50. I can't believe people are actually buying into this. Someone should destroy one of their non-working units for free and post it all over the place. Of course, this dude has already pulled in $126 for this bogus cause.
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#3
Re: V.B. Display Problems
Posted on: 2006/6/5 16:36
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe DogP offers a service to repair said problems at an affordable price. It would be cheaper than buying a new unit and it would help keep VP systems alive. Though, if people keep throwing away an otherwise perfectly good gaming unit, the rarity would go up a little, lol. (Sorry, that's the collector in me talking).
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#4
Re: (Not so) Deep VB Thoughts...
Posted on: 2006/6/5 16:32
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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That's a cool thought. I almost had a similar idea of trying to compact the head unit. But, I' sthinking that would mean the hardware inside would have to be compacted as well. I don't think you'll be able to make it much smaller than it already is. But, I would love to see the results if you take on this project.

Good luck! :)
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#5
Re: Blockbuster Hardcase Mistake?
Posted on: 2006/6/3 16:50
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
Yes. I have noticed that myself. I don't think all cases were like that. If you think about it, it really isn't all that strange. My case is the same way. Some of the cases were run out with the sticker put on the wrong way. The problem was discovered, then corrected. I have seen cases on ebay where the sticker was still up side down. I never really thought of starting a thread about it though. I was a bit curious if anyone else out there had noticed this.
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#6
Re: Countertop Display help needed
Posted on: 2006/5/28 6:46
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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Well, probably the most expensive part of me doing the plate will be the shipping of it. The material I'm sure I could find pretty cheap. I may even be able to get it for free if I look hard enough. The thickest stuff we have at our shop is 16ga. Which is only about 1/16" thick. But, I'll look around. I'll find something.

As for the screws, it's really hard to say. The entire bottom on the base plate has a type of foam on it. Basically to protect whatever surface you decide to set it on. I would imangine that the screws would go in from the bottom up. Notice the "L" shaped brackets and the location of the holes. I have a tap and die set at work too. So, I could probably place the holes where they should be and thread them to fit a screw. The end of the screws will most likely be concealed by the tapered plastic piece at the base.

I'll have to tinker with mine a little and see if I can figure out exactly how it is mounted. I'll let you know what I come up with. In the mean time, don't be afraid to play around with some ideas yourself. Just don't modify any part of the original stand, as doing so may compromise a perfect fit for the one I may try to make for you.

I'll keep you posted.


EDIT: maybe for a temporary solution, you could use some 3/8" plywood and mount it to that. At least it would stand upright and help prevent any damage from it constantly lying on its side.
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#7
Re: Countertop Display help needed
Posted on: 2006/5/27 19:35
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
I also have a complete display. if I could be of any assistance, let me know. The actual base plate is made of 1/8" black iron. It has a thin foam coating on the bottom, and of course the rubber mat on the top side. I could probably cut the base plate out at work. I am a sheet metal worker and I have a computer automated plama cutting table at my shop. I could eaily program this flat shape and have it turn out almost exact.

As far as that rubber mat, you are on your own. I could probably take some silly putty and mash it down on mine then send it to you. Perhaps you could replicate it some how. At least you'd have an exact pattern to go by.

Anyway, if there is something I can do to help, let me know.
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#8
Re: VB display's....
Posted on: 2006/5/9 3:28
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
A VB game cabinet? Now that's a sweet idea. I could easily make one. Perhaps out of sheet metal since i am a sheet metal worker and all. Still, a nice cherry wood would look super sweet.
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#9
Re: VB display's....
Posted on: 2006/4/10 4:29
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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I have only ever seen one up for auction other than the two that just ended. And it was the same model. That is not to say that there haven't been more. I'm just stressing that they don't go up often. Maybe by the time another one goes up, you'll be able to afford a bid ;)
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#10
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2006/4/9 14:48
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/10/26
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (8 Years)
Yeah, I have seen those up for auction several times in the past months. I don't think any have actually sold. The starting price was either too high, of the reserve was too high. Even when the starting bid was lower, the reserve was never met. Personally, I wouldn't waste more than $20 on them, and that includes shipping =P
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