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#11
Re: How long have you been a Virtual Boy? (Or girl :P)
Posted on: 2011/2/7 22:28
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Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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Long Time User (12 Years)
Had mine since 96 clearance also. Still have the price tag on the box and got it for $25 brand spanking new. I wish I could go back in time and give myself money because If I had more money I would have bought like 4 of them and every game I could find.
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#12
Re: Dreamcast
Posted on: 2010/9/12 5:06
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Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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Dogp, I think you nailed it on the cheap cd theory. That's what I used to use. I would go to computer shows and buy them for about $20 a pack and they would work fine, but much later on the tops would peel off easy. I'm pretty sure that's what caused my old cd burner to die out too.

Also remember that I have a launch console, so they could have upped the quality of the lasers in later consoles.

Replacing the laser is actually quite easy as long as you find the whole laser assembly. You just pop the old one out and put the new one in.
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#13
Re: Dreamcast
Posted on: 2010/9/10 22:04
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Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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Quote:

gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
Quote:

Fwirt wrote:
Also, there's a freeware homebrew game for DC that you can download and burn called dRxLaX


I want to avoid CD-R games since I hear it burns out the laser causing it to slowly die


I used to burn games all the time and played them straight up and I can tell you first hand that yes, it does kill the laser badly. I ended up replacing the laser and now my launch console still works good.
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#14
Re: Dreamcast
Posted on: 2010/9/9 16:01
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Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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As odd as it is that I remember this off the top of my head, I believe that today is the launch anniversary of the system.

9/9/99 in the USA.

It was an awesome day!! I remember preordering it from Babbages and going to the mall on the public bus that day to pick it up, and was the second day of school my senior year of high school. I got the system, a memory card, and power stone. I can't believe how underrated it all was.

If I could, I wish I could go back to that day. It was a time in my life of lesser responsibility and pure gaming bliss.

Luckily for me I have built THE BEST dreamcast collection of games ever!! I had plenty of spare cash at that time too.

Marvel vs Capcom 1/2jap
Capcom vs SNK 1jap/2jap
Shenmue 1/2Eu
Power Stone 1/2Jap
Project Justice
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Street Fighter 3 double impact jap
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure jap
Jet Set Radio jap
and literally like 30ish or so other games.

Fighting Game sweetness!!
Edited by Raverrevolution on 2010/9/9 16:12
Edited by Raverrevolution on 2010/9/9 16:14
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#15
Re: Status: NEW BATCH SOON
Posted on: 2010/6/11 1:12
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I can't believe we like the Virtual Boy so much that flash carts are produced and everyone is dying for one.

Such a dead, obscure system still barely holding onto its lifeline through this community.

It's such a shame that we've never got to see the best it could possibly do. It was wayyyy too ahead of its time and had it originally succeeded we would have probably gotten to virtual reality goggles by now. But what do you know, NOW in 2010 Nintendo wants to try it again with the 3ds. Let hope Nintendo is nice enough to release some sequels to vb games on the 3ds. Can anyone say red alarm 2?
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#16
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/8 17:39
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Just curious, why not use a widely available cheaper chip that's close to the one you need. Will the whole cart circuit board have to be remade? And if so, how much more work could that take being that you have completed the older chip model?
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#17
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/6 6:28
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I'm honestly not trying to be a dick or anything, but thank god I hopped onto the first batch. I can't believe how rare of an item this thing is becoming.

When you have a system like a virtual boy who's games are super tough to even come across the flashboy becomes your best friend. That's the reason I didn't think twice about the price before buying it.
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#18
Re: homebrew scene
Posted on: 2010/4/23 15:11
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Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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Oh man, you know what would be great, if someone could develop some software like game maker in which we could develop our own vb games. It would sort of be how ms frontpage is to coding in html in notepad.

I feel the frustration of both sides.

On one hand the programmers do have lives and I know what it's like to have to put things on hold. Your efforts are always appreciated for giving us something to see through those vb goggles. I also totally understand that you guys have the total right to be pissed when anyone whines about your spare time hobby.

On the other side I can totally see where Akumie is coming from. There is more development for calculators than there is for vb. hp49g even has zelda!! I would love to program a game myself and once I looked up the basics of vb programming and it was like looking at something written in a foreign language. Not even knowing basic programming sucks.


All I can say is that given my less than average artistic talent in graphics and music I still wouldn't mind putting an effort into it, but getting it all to play nice and adding ai to it would add years to the project :(
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#19
Re: Bound High ROMs
Posted on: 2010/3/26 2:11
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You know whats funny, I always thought from all the pictures that the eyeballs to the main character would be popping out instead of going in. Oh well, this game is still awesome!!
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#20
Re: Bound High ROM - buggy, can anyone help?
Posted on: 2010/3/24 13:51
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Joined 2007/5/31
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Quote:

Antoine BCN wrote:
Many people downloaded it last saturday and now they have the glitchy one and can play Bound High ... Why not me? Where I was last saturday? Maybe I had a hangover and I was sleeping


I know right!!! I was thinking the same thing. Had I logged on between 7:15 and 7:25 on Sat onto this thread I could have had at least a taste of this game.

If the intentions are to fix the game and actually release it, then why on earth is it a sin to try out a glitched copy if we know beforehand that it's glitched.
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