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#1
Re: Virtual Boy INSECTICIDE CIB release
Posted on: 2018/1/17 13:23
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Joined 2010/5/6
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just for my information :)

is there a public digital release of the finnished game, or has it just been released on physical cart ?
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#2
WTB : VecMulti
Posted on: 2017/12/8 16:43
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Joined 2010/5/6
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hello,

i recently acquired a Vectrex and i desperately looking for a VecMulti.(I asked richard but unfortunatelly he currently stop produce them to focus on FB+).
as i know the VB community is a bit linked to the vectrex community, if anyone have a VecMulti for sale, or exchange (i have several vb donor carts in stock), i'll be particularely interested

thanks :)
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#3
wonderful community
Posted on: 2015/10/5 22:41
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Joined 2010/5/6
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hello everyone,

just a quick message to thanks publicly all the members of the community that help me since i bought my virtual boy one month ago.

i would like to thank Minestorm for the FlashBoy +, and also the printed visor plastic plate replacement part ; both were a very fair deal and send quickly.

i would also like to thank TheForce 81 for soldering my display units so i can play on "crystal screens", again the price was more than fair and the service was very professional.

I advice anyone new on the forum who's looking for that kind of service to contact them : you won't be deceived.
And finally, thanks to all the homebrew developpers that present new games for this hardware; i past last month loading my flashboy again and again :)

now that i've got the collection that i wanted, and even a little thing special, i will look for more official cartbridge on ebay.

that may sounded like a useless post, but these things need to be told :D
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#4
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/9/3 0:43
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I have just acquired :
VN10473260 9 (US)
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#5
Re: Need some help with power supply before I fry it...
Posted on: 2015/8/30 20:17
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Joined 2010/5/6
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thanks for your help TheForce81, I think i start to understand now. I'll try next week with my european snes AC adapter and my japaneese tap :)

by the way, i'll probably have to contact you in the future as i heard that your the one to contact for "soldering" in europe, am i right ?
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#6
Re: Need some help with power supply before I fry it...
Posted on: 2015/8/30 17:07
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Joined 2010/5/6
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ok, i have another question about the voltage.
i just saw a video from our eminent forum member VectrxRoli :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL6UI5QtPHM

at 4'55, he tell the adapter was design for 110V and that Austria (same for France and Netherlands) is a 230V region.

So, it didn't fry your VB when you plug it to the 230V in netherlands with a snes european AC adapter and a japaneese adapter tap? or are you using a converter?
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#7
Re: Need some help with power supply before I fry it...
Posted on: 2015/8/28 21:24
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hello,

i've recently created a thread about the same subject, so maybe you'll find some informations at :

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=6231&forum=1

Personnaly, my situation is as follows:

US VB + Jap AC power tab ---> French SNES (EU) power supply.


Here is an interesting quote by The Force 81

Quote:
Using a Japanese Adapter tap you need to use an AC/AC adapter! When using a USA tap, you need an AC/DC adapter!

I just checked and confirmed with a multimeter, the European (S)NES adapter is AC and I can use that one perfectly fine with my Japanese Adapter and the USA tap works fine with a universal DC adapter I have here.

Seems there is some electronics in the Japanese tap that converts the AC to DC and that isn't present in the USA tap.

EDIT:
After opening up both taps, the electronics are the same for both, so it seems it doesn't matter if you feed the VB AC or DC.

EDIT2:
After measuring the voltage, the DC adapter with the USA tap outputs 8.75 volts on the pins of the tap and the Japanese tap with the AC adapter outputs 4.85 volts. So I am not completely sure what is happening with this on the voltage regulator. It seems that there is some automatic switching going on to account for these differences.


so maybe we can ask further informations to him.
Also if you want to keep me informed how you solve this (without burning your VB), i'll be interested as i have the same problem :-)
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#8
Re: Virtual Boy power supply compatibility
Posted on: 2015/8/20 1:49
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Joined 2010/5/6
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please be more specific :)
what kind of stuff does i need ?
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#9
Virtual Boy power supply compatibility
Posted on: 2015/8/20 1:16
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Joined 2010/5/6
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hello everyone,

i've just bought a japaneese AC Adapter Tap (http://www.planetvb.com/modules/hardw ... accessories&sec=main&id=2) for my Virtual Boy.

As i live in France, and i have already a european SNES adapter (see pictures below), i wonder if there's any risk to plug it to my virtual boy ?

There is what is write on the snes adapter:

"AC ADAPTER
model no. nes-002e
input ac 220/230v 50hz 17w
output ac 9/9.4v1.3a
power supply for use with
(super) nes control deck only "

thanks for you help :)

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#10
Re: Benjamin Stevensí Role in the Making of Hyper Fighting
Posted on: 2015/2/23 16:51
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Well, first, thank you Ben for this incredible story, and your dedication to the Virtual Boy scene.

Then, to all the users of the forum, as i've read many messages about the opportunity of a Kickstarter to release a full VB game, i would like to talk seriously about it.
I've follow this forum for about 5 years, and i've been struck by the dedication of some members, and the unity of the community. The completion of Hyper Fighting had proove (thanks to Ben) that it was possible to finalyze a game that might exploit the full potential of the VB system, so maybe it's time to start this new adventure.

- probably the first thing will be to open a new dedicated thread about this project. First to have a constructive debate about what kind of game we are looking for, and maybe also to edit a list of people that would be "in" when the kickstarter will be launch (a kind of pre-registration to see who is interested)
- maybe having a kind of direction board for this project would be a good idea, with some of the most popular and trustworthy people of this forum (like Krisse, Bigmak, Lester Knight, Benjamin Stevens, thunderstruck, Dog P, Runner Pack, Guy Perfect ...), as they are the people who have been the most implicated in the development
- i also did note that some good ideas about financing had been said earlier. As Bigmak said "having the coders get a certain % or dollar amount from the games sold would be an easier way to fund projects" : the idea of a percentage coupled with a Kickstarter funding might be attractive enough to interest some developpers.

(- also in another thread, people start to talk about having Starfox on VB. As Benjamin Stevens said " if some one [...] made the game, they could take absolutely everything from Nintendo's version, so all ships, characters, enemies, bosses, etc., put it into a full game". I wonder how would it be difficult to 'take the things' from the nintendo version? Would it means taking the elements of the SNES version, and giving it to a developper, and asking him to make them playable on VB?)

Well, that was just a first post to start the movement, and i'll be happy if we can discuss it all together.

-Norty-
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