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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.


3
Jan

Happy #VirtualFest, everybody!

Happy new year! It's 2015 and it will certainly be a great year for all you fellow Virtual Boy fans! Not only will your favorite website turn 15 years old in a few days, but this year will also mark 20 years since the Virtual Boy hit the market in 1995.

The community here at Planet Virtual Boy is going to celebrate the Virtual Boy's 20th anniversary all year long with all kinds of cool projects. New homebrew games & tools, fanart, music, ROM hacks, competitions... whatever we can come up with. It's #VirtualFest!

Please see the official thread for an always up-to-date list of #VirtualFest projects. Of course, the greatest projects will also hit the frontpage news.

So, what will be your project?

23
Dec

Matej's V810 assembler released

HorvatM has released a new, superior assembler for the V810 processor used in the Virtual Boy, called simply "Matej's V810 assembler" or "MV810ASM" in short.

Quote:
It has a working expression evaluator, local labels/identifiers, can automatically assign addresses to global variables, supports VB-specific instructions, recognizes both the "$" and "r" way of referring to registers, automatically aligns everything, has clear error messages, and you can just use it in any way you want. It also has a ROM-hacking mode with which you can apply a hack to a ROM in one step, no hex editing required.


You can get it for multiple platforms on Matej's Website. For more info and discussions check out the respective forum thread.

Also check out the source to Matej's Faceball control scheme hack for a practical ROM hacking example.
4
Sep

4 new development disks released

DanB shares dumps of the 4 floppy disks that came with his recently acquired VUE-Debugger kit.

These disks contain by far the latest known versions of neat stuff like the VUCC compiler or the sample programs.

Click the disks to download:

C compiler VUCC (95.7.10)VU Development System (95.7.10)VU Development System Manual (95.7.10)VUE Sample Program Ver.1.3 (95-8-1)
21
Aug

Fishbone now available CIB

"Team Tusk" have done it again and produced complete-in-box copies of another homebrew game. "Fishbone" is now available for sale at UncleTusker's online store for a price of $80. Check out the release thread.

17
Aug

Virtual Box pre-alpha released

thunderstruck has released a pre-alpha version of his Virtual Boy development tool called "Virtual Box". It's the exact same version that compo entry "Mario Combat" was created with. Find it here.

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