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#1
Re: FlashBoy+ plays in VB, but no longer connects to PC via USB
Posted on: 3/17 11:55

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
My bad, thought I replied already. Unfortunately, I tried several different mini-USB cables, and confirmed that other devices successfully transferred data over the same cables, so I know it's not an issue with the cables. I do have the original cable, and it works with other things, but not with the flashboy.
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#2
Re: Oculus Quest
Posted on: 3/16 14:09

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
I've been a big junkie for just playing tons of pavlov, might have to buy it when it gets to final on quest. I've sort of given up on PC VR, I don't see a point to it when you can go with something as easy and functional as the Quest. I do wire in sometimes, but mostly for sitting experiences, like emulating Gamecube in VR. I'm told 3DS also emulates in 3D on VR, and I'm excited to try it, but nothing there yet. If I'm up and moving around though, forget it! I'll wait for the quest port. Comparatively simple graphics or less physics actions are not a deal-breaker to me.
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#3
Possible issue with VirtualBoyGo emulator on Oculus Quest?
Posted on: 3/16 13:46

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
The other day, I wanted to play Golf, so I whipped out my oculus quest and booted up the VBGo emulator. It's an awesome, awesome emulator, that really does let you play VB in 3D anywhere. That said, I think I found a problem, and I want to know if anyone else can verify this.

When playing Golf, I would start a swing, and on the screen where the cursor would move over the ball surface (when you choose your impact location and quality), the cursor moved extremely quickly. As I recall from the cart version on real hardware, that cursor moves very slowly, or at least, not nearly as fast as this one did. I'm sorry I don't have video at this time, I will try and convert the recording I made on quest to a flat-compatible format.

Anyway, can any other oculus quest owners boot up golf and confirm that it is faster than normal on the ball target screen? Especially if you also have a VB with which to test the real deal. Note, this is not the screen where you set your swing strength, but rather the screen after that, where the ball appears on-screen, and a cursor moves across it, top to bottom, left to right, for the player to choose their impact style. I am concerned that the emulation speeds it up to be way too fast vs. the original game, but I sold my original cart so I can no longer test this matter. If it is a problem, then I want to contact the developer ASAP about it, but not if I can't confirm it.
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#4
Re: Virtual boy go
Posted on: 3/16 13:41

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Yes! I love it. Playing on Oculus Quest, it is finally a super-easy solution to emulate VB, and not only does it do stereoscopic 3D, but the controller even has a functionally identical layout! (more or less). It is in m opinion, the second-best thing there is for playing VB. The real deal is still king, but even in some ways I prefer the Quest (for sure I prefer it if I'm going out and about, or traveling). It's amazing to be able to play Mario Clash on an airplane without fear of destroying something precious! I love VB Go and I strongly recommend anyone with an oculus quest go and try it out ASAP, or if you know someone with a quest, borrow theirs and try it out.
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#5
FlashBoy+ plays in VB, but no longer connects to PC via USB
Posted on: 3/16 13:37

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Hello all. The other day I wanted to check something in Golf (see my thread in the General section for more!) and I realized I had sold the cart as part of a VB set I had moved on a while back. I told myself, that's okay, I'll just flash it to my FlashBoy. However, my FB+ is having hardships. The game already on it (Nikko-Chan Battle) is working fine, but I cannot get a PC to recognize it when it is plugged in (having tried 3 so far). This is new for me, as it worked fine when I last used it. Part of this is contributing to the paranoia that I feel about my new pad killing electronics somehow (I moved to new place 18 months ago, and have since found that almost all of my HDDs which aren't installed into regularly used machines or into external enclosures have died, no idea why), and now I'm afraid my flashby might have suffered the same fate. However, it could just be me overreacting. Can anybody help shed some light onto what is going on here?

Thanks!
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#6
Anyone else here saddened by the loss of NintendoAge?
Posted on: 2019/11/3 2:12

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Not to be a party pooper, but I just recently discovered that NintendoAge has been abruptly shut down, the page redirected to a new website, and I'm feeling glum about it. I remember that the site was sold to another company, one which operated a comic book collector site, and so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect for the future. With that said, I had no idea this had happened until just now, and am now looking at the reality that has set in.

That the page looks totally different is a small issue; I do admit I have a penchant for old web design, and the very "modern" style of the new page isn't easy on the eyes to me. That said, the much, much bigger issue is that the old forums are essentially gone. They are visible to be browsed as archives, but are unable to be edited or posted in, and are essentially gone, beyond being able to read old posts. This wasn't a fast-moving forum; Like PlanetVB, discussions happened slowly and progressed over months or years. Those discussions are gone now, frozen in time forever, a somber reminder to the end of an era. As someone who was coming back to check on some forum posts that I had engaged in over the last year, I was pretty shocked and disappointed to see this sudden and final change. I imagine the same is true of some part of the user base, as the new web page looks quite barren.

I don't pretend to have been a power user of the site, nor do I claim to have ever been much into the collecting side of things, but I am still pretty sad to see it gone. I felt like it was a large collection of people who really cared about gaming, and even if I didn't collect, it felt like a bunch that, when games were concerned, did it solely for passion and love of the game. I don't know where they've all gone since, but tonight, I'm pouring one out for NintendoAge, a website which I personally enjoyed a lot for browsing about random Nintendo game info.

If anybody else is now a NintendoAge refugee as I am, then I'd like to hear from you, see where people have gone since the effective end of the site as we know it. If nothing else, I hope you are well and that you keep on enjoying games as we all surely have for a long time. The forums will come and go, but our enjoyment of games is a gift that stays with us no matter what. Here's to the site and the people that made it. Thanks for posting and hope you post again soon.
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#7
Re: Tips on repairing controller port plastic?
Posted on: 2019/8/7 0:17

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
It looks like I just had a bad mix of epoxy before, comparing it to a second batch I used for another, unrelated repair. I had two bits in a container, the remnant of the second batch was yellowish and super-hard, while the remnant from the VB repair was gummy and mostly goo. I mixed a new batch and reapplied. I'm hopeful that it will work this time.
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#8
Tips on repairing controller port plastic?
Posted on: 2019/8/6 16:28

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Hello all,

I feel like I posted about this before, but essentially, my VB suffered a fall, and it caused the controller/ext port plastic to snap in two. By that, I mean that the black plastic that goes on top of the PCB, the one which contains the controller port and ext port. The actual ports are not broken, they work fine. The snap point is directly beside the ext port, between the ext port and the screw hole at which the port is mounted to the case.

This is a problem because the controller port cannot be reliably used. You try to plug the controller in, and it gets pushed into the case, preventing connection. I would like to fix this issue. I believe that the cracked plastic should be able to be bonded back together. I tried to do so this weekend, but it did not work.

I used JB ClearWeld, which has served me well in other plastic jobs. After mixing the epoxy, I applied a thin layer to the cracked edges, forced the parts back together (as much as I could given they are two small parts which are not easy to handle in this way), and left them to dry. This, however, did not seem to set correctly. The epoxy is not firm and solid as I expected. I cannot figure what went wrong, perhaps I used a bad mixture (so it did not get the full treatment of epoxy melding), or perhaps the controller port is not made of a compatible type of plastic? If anybody knows what this part is made of, or has fixed this issue before, then I would love to hear your advice. Thanks!
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#9
Re: Repairing broken power port after a bad drop
Posted on: 2019/4/17 13:26

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Quote:

RetroDan wrote:
If you could provide a picture of the damage, is me able to give more specific advice.


I grabbed this picture of the damage. The two pieces fix back together smoothly, but it is also a rough, jagged edge, and not smooth in any way.
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#10
Re: Repairing broken power port after a bad drop
Posted on: 2019/4/16 11:51

Joined 2016/5/28
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Long Time User (4 Years)
Quote:

RetroDan wrote:
Use an epoxy to fuse the pieces back together. $5 on Amazon, let it cure for 24-36 hours, and you're sorted.


Thanks for the quick response. Is it very difficult to apply cleanly? I know that in this case, the crack is somewhat small, maybe 2cm wide, it is also perpendicular to the ground, and I don't know that I can easily remove the parts. Will it apply okay if it is still mounted in the system, or will the epoxy possibly leak out of the crack?

Sorry for asking a number of questions, I just don't have experience using epoxy and want to make sure that I cover all the angles.
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