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Welcome to the third dimension! On this site you will learn everything about Nintendo's Virtual Reality experiment, the Virtual Boy. Released back in 1995 only in Japan and North America, the system failed all along the line and disappeared from the market less than a year later, quietly and without any official word. Only 22 games were released for the Virtual Boy during its short lifespan. Here we want to build a memorial for this unique oddity of videogame history. Dedicated to its brilliant creator, Gunpei Yokoi.


23
Jan

"Value" Demo

I have created a small demo based on a bunch of mockups made by emobook101. "Value" consists of a small playable scene and experiments with double width pixels, or a resolution of 192x112 pixels. Get it here.

11
Jan

VSU Workshop

Guy Perfect has released VSU Workshop, a Virtual Boy program that "gives you an on-screen display of everything the VSU can do, and you can modify every memory value and every parameter of every register."

Get it here.

5
Jan

VBDE 1.0.1 with VBJaEngine 4.0 beta 2

Here's VBDE 1.0.1, with an updated default editor that now comes pre-configured with several useful plugins. I also added a new button for starting Reality Boy in debug mode.

This release includes v4.0 beta 2 of the VBJaEngine and its Barebone and Platformer Demo, which saw a huge update since the initial release in November. This time I'm posting some binaries of the Platformer Demo as well so you can more easily check out what the engine is capable of. Enjoy!

VBDE 1.0.1 (67,6 MB)

VBJaEngine Platformer Demo (161 KB)
VBJaEngine Platformer Demo (Debug) (175 KB)

28
Dec

Pro Motion now supports stereo drawing

"Pro Motion NG" ("Pro Motion Next Generation") is a feature-rich pixel art drawing software and a 2d tile map editing tool. Recently, it has seen a new release that adds an awesome new feature - stereo drawing! Thanks to contributions by RunnerPack and Morintari, you will now be able to easily create amazing stereoscopic sprites and animations and live preview your work using either anaglyph or polarized glasses. To do so, you are provided with a stereo drawing canvas that shows left and right eye images side by side, and several drawing tool modes:
  • Copy: Everything you draw on one image, is automatically also copied to the other image, but at a displacement offset which you can change on-the-fly.
  • Smart Copy: An extended "Copy" mode that lets you, for example, draw a line in 3D space, i.e. with different displacements for both ends.
  • Clone: This mode lets you copy existing pixels of the left image displaced to the right image. Perfect for converting existing 2D images to 3D.

You can get Pro Motion here, there's a commercial version, an evalution version as well as a feature limited free edition.


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