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#11
Re: Pros and cons of dumping ER ROMs
Posted on: 2007/8/9 11:07
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Why shouldn't I compare these collector items with hardware?
Why is a game in original box more expansive? Has this anything todo with software?
Wario Land is a realy good game and people would pay more if it would be rare just because it is a great game and they want to play it! But noone pays such a lot of money for the games we talk about because they are so great games. In this case it's all about the hardware!

You want to get a good price for your rare item?
1. Keep it in perfect condition! Don't use it! Don't even touch the box!
2. Try to motivate more people to collect VB stuff.
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#12
Re: Pros and cons of dumping ER ROMs
Posted on: 2007/8/9 10:37
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Who pays more than $1.000,- to play a game? It's all about having a rare item!

Only very few games for the C64 are not yett available. A friend of mine got an extremely rare A Bee C's modul for the C64. I did not only get the dump. He made me a perfect copy of this modul. I only have to print me a nice label! I got it, it works but I still would pay the same price to get an original one!!! I can play this (stupid) game but it is a fake. It is not the real one!

I realy like this thread:
http://www.vr32.de/modules/newbb/view ... php?topic_id=3098&forum=1
and this sentence:
"The saddest thing of all is that I wouldn't mind spending the 1,300 euro again, if this would allow me to finish my Virtual Boy game collection."
Do you realy think he would not like to finish his collection just because there is a dump of the moduls to download?

Let's talk about Commodore again. In the last few years there was a real Commodore hype. More and more people bought the computer of there childhood. More people with a Commodore -> more people who might start a real collection -> more collectors -> higher prices for rare items.

I think this thread is very useless because it is not going to change anything. I just think that the prices are just a bad excuse for not helping the community.
The VB community is very small but if there are more games to play for a small price, probably more people will buy a VB. And maybe some of them will start a collection?! Get the point?

Even the owners should be glad to have a flashboy and romdumps of all their games. They could play the game without touching the rare moduls. Prices drop the more an item is used.

To all the collectors:
If it is only all about the price and you only bought the games for playing. You know that the Flashboy is comming. Why don't you make dumps of all your games, sell these games, make a lot of money and still be able to play all of them?
Why not? Because it is not all about the money and you did not buy the games because you just want to play them. You have a collection and you want the real stuff! That is not going to change!
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#13
Re: Pros and cons of dumping ER ROMs
Posted on: 2007/8/8 18:52
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Sorry that I said a lot of this already in an other thread!

The games don't lose their value! These prices are not paid because the buyer wants to play the game ... he wants to have the original one!
Why do people pay such a lot of money for a VB Display System? If they want to play they would buy a normal VB. A Romdump has nothing todo with collecting. People who just want to play are no potential buyers!
Don't trust me? I am not a VB collector but I know a lot about collecting Commodore stuff! Look how much people pay for the original "The Great Giana Sisters" game for the C64 or Amiga. You get the files everywhere on the net but the prices still go higher and higher!
Let's talk about the golden C64. It's a normal C64 with a golden spraypaint. It is in no way better than a normal C64. An emulator is even better because you could just download from the internet. This does not effect the price! It is still rising!
What about Mona Lisa? Do you think the price will drop just because thousands of copys are made and hangig in everybodys livingroom? NO! Collector prices are not effected by this! If you want the original one you have to pay the price.
I only buy cheap modules and these prices will drop as soon as the flashboy is on the market. People like me are no potential buyers of the rare items so these prices are not effected!

It's not about dropping prices! The owners paid such a lot of money that they don't want us to play these games for free!
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#14
Re: Since the FlashBoy is on the horizon...
Posted on: 2007/8/8 17:52
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Joined 2007/7/30
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The games don't lose their value! These prices are not paid because the buyer wants to play the game ... he wants to have the original one!
Why do people pay such a lot of money for a VB Display System? If they want to play they would buy a normal VB. A Romdump has nothing todo with collecting. People who just want to play are no potential buyers!
Don't trust me? Look how much people pay for the original "The Great Giana Sisters" game for the C64 or Amiga. You get the files everywhere on the net but the prices are still high!
It's not about dropping prices! The owners paid such a lot of money that they don't want us to play these games for free!
This would be no problem if there were so much games for the VB like for the C64. But there are only 22 games!
I get realy angry when I think about it! It's not because of me - I am new in this forum and cannot donload dumps anyway!

There are only 22 games! Let us play all of them! Please!
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#15
Re: Virtual Boy auch dieses Jahr wieder auf der Classic Computing
Posted on: 2007/8/3 15:11
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Hi KR155E!

Letztes Jahr war die CC in Nordhorn. Fand ich als Duisburger auch besser! :o)
Kannst Du mir eine DVD mit Promos und Werbespots fertig machen? Leider hab ich nix in der Richtung. Vielleicht nehme ich ja auch wieder meinen Beamer mit? Muss mal schauen, dass ich noch ein Banner oder so mache und vielleicht ein paar www.vr32.de "Visitenkarten". Dann müssen sich die Leute die Adress nicht merken.
Keine Ahnung, wieviele Gäste wir letztes Jahr hatten. Nordhorn hatte ein schön große Halle aber es ist schon ab vom Schuß. Wir erhoffen uns von Stuttgart mehr Laufkundschaft. Der VB kam auf jeden Fall super an (ist ja auch ein Blickfang) und alle wollten spielen und waren begeistert! Ob die Begeisterung reicht, dass sich die Leute einen VB zulegen, weiß man natürlich nicht.
Mit dem VB Store Display hat es bei mir angefangen. Ich kannte VB bis dato nicht. Ich steh total auf alles in 3D! Hab einen VFX1 Helm, hatte schon früher eine Voodoo2 mit Shutterbrille und jetzt auch wieder eine an meiner Geforce, natürlich hab ich auch Rot/Grün- und Rot/Blau-Brillen mit passenden Bildern und Videos und die "Das Magische Auge" Bücher hab ich verschlungen. Und dann hab ich auf einer Retrocomputermesse (reine Verkaufsmesse) in Holland das VB Store Display gesehen. Ich hab es ausprobiert (Mario Tennis) und war hin und weg! Am Preis musste noch verhandelt werden aber ich musste ihn haben! Als ich zuhause war hab ich bei Ebay geschaut und da lief gerade eine Auktion mit genau dem gleichen Teil zum doppelten Preis aus. Was für ein Zufall. Seitdem hab ich kein Store Display mehr bei Ebay gesehen. Die hatten auf der Messe auch noch das ganz kleine Demoteil aber ich hatte eh schon genug Geld ausgegeben.
Hab mir bei Ebay später noch einen zweiten VB gekauft, der immer noch darauf wartet zu einem Helm ala VFX1 umgebaut zu werden.

Eine gute Freundin, die Konsolen sammelt hab ich auch schon mit dem VB angefixt. Sie spart jetzt! :o)

Gruß,
Jan aka Cyberdyne
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#16
Looking for: VB Games
Posted on: 2007/8/3 10:51
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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I am looking for more VB Games. You can see in my collection what is missing. I don't need boxes or manuals. I want to play! :o)

Price: $0 ()
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#17
Virtual Boy auch dieses Jahr wieder auf der Classic Computing
Posted on: 2007/8/3 0:08
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Hi Leute!

Letztes Jahr hab ich meinen VB schon auf der Classic Computing ausgestellt (siehe Bild) und werde es dieses Jahr wieder tun. Das Teil kam super an und die Leute hatten einen riesen Spass!
Ich hoffe, ich kann auch dieses Jahr wieder die Werbetrommel für den VB rühren und Leute animieren sich ein Gerät bei Ebay zu kaufen. Natürlich werd ich werde Interessierten diese Seite und dieses Forum empfehlen!
Ich sammel Commodore und hab den VB hauptsächlich zum spielen. Wie ihr in meiner Sammlung sehen könnt, hab ich also leider nicht viel zu bieten. Hat von euch vielleicht jemand Lust und Zeit zur Messe zu kommen oder vielleicht sogar selber was auszustellen? Infos zur Classic Computing 2007 findet ihr auf dieser Seite: http://www.classic-computing.de/cc2007/
Auf dieser Veranstaltung wird nicht nur geguckt. Wir versuchen möglichst viel vorzubereiten, dass die Besucher auch anfassen, ausprobieren und spielen können (Raritäten werden natürlich nur zum anschauen ausgestellt). Es gibt auch Verkaufsstände. Wer Module zu verkaufen hat, kann sich gerne bei mir melden. Könnt ja sehen, was mir fehlt. ;o) Brauche keine OVPs ... ich will zocken!
Es würde mich freuen, wenn ich ein paar VB Freunde treffen würde!

Grüße,
Jan aka Cyberdyne

PS: Das Bild wurde vor der Eröffnung gemacht und zeigt das jüngste Mitglied unseres Vereins! :o)

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#18
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/8/2 7:17
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Thank You for the quick answer! Yes, that's right: The plug is different. That's why I could not just test if there is a AC to DC converter in the adapter tap. That SNES in America need a DC adapter and in Germany a AC adapter is very strange, too!
I think I have to buy me one of these multi voltage adapters. Or has anyone an other good idea?
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#19
Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/8/1 19:25
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Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Hello!

I have a Virtualboy with an AC Adapter Set. This is an 120V adapter. I am from Germany so I would like to use a 230V version. I read somewhere in the internet that I could use an NES or SNES AC adapter. Is that true?

I checked the outputs:

Virtualboy AC adaper:
DC10V 850mA

SNES AC adapter:
AC9V 1300mA

I know that 9V are OK but the original has DC output and the SNES one has AC output. May I realy use it? Is there an DC to AC converter in the Virtualboy adapter tap?

Please help. Thank You very much!

Regards,
Jan aka Cyberdyne
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