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#1
Re: Virtual Boy 16Mbit PCB and 128Mbit PCB designs
Posted on: 2017/10/11 22:23
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Joined 2017/9/22
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Quote:

MineStorm wrote:
It'd be fantastic to have new connectors.

Unfortunately, over the years I have destroyed way more carts than anyone else :(


So what you're saying is you'd like to donate to the cause? ;)

How many Mario's Tennis' souls have you destroyed... what's that worth to ya, hehe..... I start the bidding at $1000! :P
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#2
Re: Virtual Boy 16Mbit PCB and 128Mbit PCB designs
Posted on: 2017/10/11 19:34
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I guess I'll spill the beans early, then. Sorry in advance if this seems like I'm hijacking the thread, but this will go hand in hand with Kevin's work:

I'm looking at getting connectors and cartridge shells produced. Devs and reproduction artists alike could purchase them in bulk for production runs of new games and of games that are too rare for most to buy in any reasonable capacity, and the destruction of donor carts would be a thing of the past.

The VB only sold 177k systems worldwide. Many of the games obviously sold less than even that. So even the most common game (Mario's Tennis) probably only sold about that much (as it was a pack-in in the USA, and most every VB owner probably bought it in Japan).

That's not a lot, and at the rate that homebrew titles will soon be produced thanks to a certain someone in our community (long live VUEngine!), I feel that relying on the destruction of retail carts will one day become infeasible.

I have contacts that have produced knock off Nintendo and Sega material that is the best quality around and is about as close to honest Nintendo and Sega parts as anyone has ever made (quality wise and when allowed by law, look wise), and at prices that are insanely cheap (systems/2 controllers/power/av as low as 14 bucks while still making a profit). With the connections they have in China, I honestly feel like it's a huge possibility both cart shells and board connectors could be reproduced at a reasonable cost for everyone in the community.

The reason I'm not having the whole cartridge produced, is because I don't want to kick Kevin below the belt. He's worked very hard to produce these boards, and deserves to be able to keep producing them for the community. If the only other two missing pieces can be provided by me, that would be the easiest solution... as far as I can see... unless the whole cart can be produced for peanuts. If that's the case, I'd contact Kevin directly (as I already have via email about other things), and talk it out with him before making any decision public.
Edited by S7AYONTARGE7 on 2017/10/11 19:44
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#3
Re: Virtual Boy 16Mbit PCB and 128Mbit PCB designs
Posted on: 2017/10/11 2:06
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Joined 2017/9/22
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Quote:

MineStorm wrote:
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I'm working to resolve that issue.


Please elaborate ?


I'll be making a thread with updates when the time comes, which should be soon. I aim to resolve all remaining issues with the homebrew situation (ie: needing donor carts). These boards are a huge help in the right direction, and inspired me to take care of the rest.
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#4
Re: Link Cable kit
Posted on: 2017/10/10 23:46
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Quote:

MineStorm wrote:
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How many donor carts? :).


Not sure, what do you think is a fair deal - 2 donors ?


I'd gladly offer 2 donors for a cable!
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#5
Re: For Sale: US VB System Box
Posted on: 2017/10/10 16:39
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Sold.
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#6
Re: Virtual Boy 16Mbit PCB and 128Mbit PCB designs
Posted on: 2017/10/10 8:14
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Quote:

MasterOfPuppets wrote:
Definitely interested in the programmer should a solution ever be found for the edge connector.


I'm working to resolve that issue.
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#7
Re: Link Cable kit
Posted on: 2017/10/10 8:13
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Quote:

MineStorm wrote:
Here's a pic of the kit (coloured squares indicating which wire to solder)

Although, I'm thinking of supplying fully built cables instead.

Not for money, but for donor carts (which I'm always needing).


How many donor carts? :).
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#8
For Sale: US VB System Box
Posted on: 2017/10/9 9:08
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For sale is the box and the inner box. Worn condition, but colors are vibrant.

40 plus shipping.

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#9
Re: Virtual Fishing now for SALE
Posted on: 2017/10/7 0:45
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Any chance on any other boxes being produced in the future? Say for some other homebrews?
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#10
Re: Sacrilege: Sega Cases
Posted on: 2017/10/6 3:45
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Joined 2017/9/22
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Quote:

Levine91 wrote:
No problem. I plan on making a set myself in the future. If you do so as well, be sure to share them!

On that note, does anyone have a recommended printer or paper type for printing the case arts out on? or do most just use normal printer paper?


I can help in that regard. A home printer won't be good enough. You'll want about 80 pound paper stock.

20 pound stock is regular copy paper you'd have at home, maybe even 10 pound. That stuff is thing, wimpy and honestly crap. 80 pound will be like a poster, flyer, etc.

As far as color/printer, you most likely don't have a machine good enough at home or even at work unless you're a designer. I'd go to a Kinkos, describe what you want to do, and print it there on the appropriate paper stock.
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