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#1
Re: More colors than just red
Posted on: 6/10 0:23
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You're not the first person to want a full-color VB, but the only realistic way to do it is through emulation. Even then, it would be shoehorned in, since the original games – and, as has been explained before, the system itself – only produces monochrome images.

You don't seem to understand what a palette is (or how to spell it), the concept of bit width in a computer system, or how many LEDs are in a VB (224 for each eye, on 1cm-long silicon dies, which also contain demultiplexing and driving circuitry). But I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Keep us posted!
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#2
Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 5/3 19:47
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mellott124 wrote:
I was really hoping to use the Virtual Boy font as well on HyperFlash but unfortunately gray shades don't work for partial updates and fonts. I tried just a binary black/white version but it didn't translate well.


Before I made that one, KR155E made a low-res pixel version for the grey title bars at the top of pages, and it was a pretty good likeness, given the limitations. Maybe he still has it kicking around…
I've been wanting to add hints for smaller sizes since I made it, but I haven't found a good, free font editor that supports that in an intuitive way (plus, it's a lot of work!)
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#3
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 5/3 13:54
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KR155E wrote:
Just made a VUEngine-themed template so future ROM releases can come bundled with an e-label. This could also function as a template for other games using the Virtual Boy logo instead.


I love these! If I ever find the time to learn VUEngine and get back into VB dev, my games will all have a label based on this
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#4
Re: Virtual Boy Font
Posted on: 5/2 6:20
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segasonicfan wrote:

Very awesome, very cool! I was going to use this for a PCB design soon :) I could send you $1 for each PCB sold if that works?


Thanks for the kind words, segasonicfan!

Private message on the way
Edited by RunnerPack on 2020/5/3 19:43
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#5
Re: Colored Molded Cases
Posted on: 4/3 0:39
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I'm not familiar with the particular machine you're using, but maybe the fill issues could be mitigated by pre-heating the mold. It would slow down the cycle, as you'd have to wait longer before demolding, and then again to reheat it, but if it lets you use the material you want and get good results, maybe it's worth a try.
Perhaps you could semi-automate it by using Peltier-effect devices to both heat and cool the mold more rapidly.
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#6
Re: Just a shout out to the homebrews.
Posted on: 2019/10/2 21:32
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As one of the developers of Deathchase, I thank you for trying it out and sharing your thoughts. Too bad you weren't around during the voting
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#7
Re: Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 2019/7/11 21:02
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Just get a “pouch”-style 2s (7.4V) LiPo pack, made for RC models, and the proper charger. You could probably go up to a 3s, since the regulator in the VB can handle anything from 6 to 15V, IIRC.
You could also try to repair the battery box, and use your Li-ion AAs as-is…
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#8
Re: Any suggestions on how to repair a heavily corroded controller and audio board?
Posted on: 2019/6/27 15:36
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PM sent…
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#9
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 2019/6/22 19:20
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Get well soon, Daniel!

Also… my cables arrived, yesterday! Yay!
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#10
Re: Unseen internal mock up Virtual Boy box?
Posted on: 2019/4/25 3:22
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Nice! I wonder if there's a frame that shows what's written in those diagonal stripes on the front…
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