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#1
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Posted on: 3/20 20:36
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Well yeah, it would be like any other online forum competition, including various contests on NintendoAge, facebook, reddit, the High Scores leaderboard on planetVB, etc. We'd have to trust each other not to "weird flex" cheat to the top of the leaderboard.
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#2
Re: Favorite, least favorite
Posted on: 3/20 18:18
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Honestly Mario Clash can get pretty fun once you get used to the mechanics. It's a bit nostalgic for me too.

For some reason I love Vertical Force. There are better shmups out there, but I like this one.

Teleroboxer is a game I've really tried to like, but I've not managed to get very far, so it's frustrating. I need to explore the complexities a bit more. I appreciate its use of both d-pads and first-person view. Definitely an immersive game.

Red Alarm... I just have no idea what I'm looking at. More practice maybe?

And I'm one of those people who doesn't mind Waterworld.

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NintendoAge has those threads where everyone collectively tries to beat every game for each system, with a re-start every year. There have been Virtual Boy threads in previous years, but not lately. It would be neat to do something similar here, modified to accommodate the tiny library. When the NES Classic released, there was a thread where they tried to beat all 30 games 30 times across all members, so that lots of people got credit for beating each game.

I've always wanted to try some sort of "HORSE" game, where one person does something specific in any game of their choosing, and everyone who can't repeat it gets a letter, and you're out if you spell HORSE. Maybe one challenge per week, and the challenger rotates among all participants.

For example, it's my week to be the challenger, so I get one day to pick a game and do something. Before the end of the day on Monday, I post that I bowled a 220 in Nester's Funky Bowling. Everyone has all week to try to match it. Everyone who fails by Sunday night gets a letter, and now it's VmprHntrD's turn to choose a game and challenge. VmprHntrD gets a high score on a specific Galactic Pinball table. And so on.

Verification and picture taking might get tricky, but we'll figure something out. Ostensibly, we'd discuss how to get good scores etc. since people will typically choose games they're already good at, just like real HORSE.

There would have to be signups, with a defined agreed-upon list of what games can be played. Ideally, everyone would have a Flashboy and everything would be fair game. But it would still be doable with a subset, like "all US releases minus Jack Bros" or whatever everyone agrees on. But nobody should get a letter just because they haven't shelled out for an expensive game.

Just a brain-child I've had for a while. Would be good for VB since the bigger the library, the crazier it would get.
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#3
Re: Rechargable battery pack
Posted on: 3/12 17:49
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
I tried it a while back...

https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=38270#forumpost38270

I've got some plans to make a better one with a built-in voltmeter, I just need to get my hands on a 3D printer.
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#4
Re: Nintendo Labo VR
Posted on: 3/7 18:55
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Hmm. It doesn't look super comfortable. And it looks like each picture shows the kids having to hold the thing up to their head manually. But that's probably better than having a head strap or something, and having to hold the Switch up using cardboard on your face.

But then, I've never been super jazzed about Labo.
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#5
Re: MultiBoy 32
Posted on: 3/5 23:41
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
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Long Time User (1 Year)
Forgive my ignorance, but do those specs allow this to potentially play every commercial release? Meaning, is there any game that is "too big" to be able to run on this?

Email sent either way. :D
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#6
Re: Need help/guidance on repairing my VB
Posted on: 3/5 17:56
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
I've actually seen consoles that didn't start up at all until the display cables were fixed, so I assume there's some sort of check that the system does to make sure the cables are installed, and maybe if the cables are bad enough, they fail the check. Someone more knowledgeable may be able to clarify that one.

Anyway, if it were me, I'd fix the displays and see if it starts up after that. VB's don't break easily. There are lots of folks on this site who can solder the cables for you if you'd rather outsource. If the VB really is dead, you can even resell the soldered cables to recoup the cost.
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#7
Re: Virtual Boy Screen Repairs
Posted on: 3/5 17:51
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
I personally enjoy staring right into the actual VB and getting the full 3D experience.
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#8
Re: So I tried my hand at the soldering method
Posted on: 3/4 17:30
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Nice job!!
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#9
Re: Custom Game Case want to bring Virtual Boy cases!
Posted on: 3/1 17:40
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Nice! Thanks for the heads-up
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#10
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 2/20 17:02
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
56 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

RetroDan wrote:
You know, it may simply be easiest and provide the best longevity to simply have new ribbon cables made - one end with fingers that connect into the motherboard's connector, and the other end that terminates in pitch-perfect castellated holes for soldering onto the LED board.

That would eliminate the most frustrating and difficult issues of the VB displays, improve the console's lifespan, and be a great deal easier for the average solder monkey to manage. Also, flex cables are comparatively cheap to make.

Do I smell interest?


If you know how to design flex cables/PCBs and have them printed, then yes, you are smelling interest from me. :D If not, then I may start learning it myself. I have at least one LED board with no cable, that can be used for testing.

Ideally, they would also have a tab attached like the stock cables, to allow easy insertion/removal from the VB (and they also seem to help thicken the cable at that end for a good firm seating)
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