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WELCOME TO PLANET VIRTUAL BOY!
HTTP://WWW.PLANETVB.COM

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.


5
Jan

Rustual Boy - A WIP Virtual Boy emulator in Rust

Rustual Boy, a new Virtual Boy emulator written in Rust, is currently in development by ferris.

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This emulator is not quite complete, but covers quite a bit of the CPU, memory mapping, and video hardware. It also contains a basic command-line debugger supporting disassembly, mem dump, breakpoints, etc. Many ROM's are fully compatible so far, but there's still some fundamental things that aren't yet implemented, such as some floating point flags/exceptions, bit string op's, etc. There are also a few bugs lurking around :)

Performance isn't fantastic yet, but the emulator should be playable at least. YMMV. Naturally, I'd like to get the core emulation logic in place before focusing too much on that.

A more detailed status/compatibility section will be written when the emu is complete enough for it to be relevant.


More info and discussion in our forums!

4
Dec

Ben Heck's Virtual Man

In the last episode of the Ben Heck Show, Ben took apart a Nintendo Virtual Boy to see what was inside and how it worked. Now, he takes those same parts and rebuilds it in a new way. A little smaller, a little lighter and with custom IPD/focus controls so the VB can be worn on the head like a modern VR helmet.


18
Nov

Ben Heck tears down the Virtual Boy

In the latest episode of The Ben Heck show, Ben takes a look at the Virtual Boy. In the course of the twenty-something minute teardown, he not only completely takes apart a Virtual Boy console while inspecting its inner workings, but also comes up with a simple way of fixing the all-too-well-known display problems -- I'm sure we'll soon see those clamps mass produced and for sale by somebody, somewhere *hint, hint*.



Be sure to keep an eye on the show's Youtube channel, since next week's episode will be trying to improve the system now that it's repaired and disassembled!
4
Jul

Game Boy Emulator updated

After more than 2 years, M.K. has released a new version of his Game Boy Emulator for Virtual Boy! This version includes several bug fixes, and features better compatibility, better sound emulation as well as SRAM save support. Get it here.