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#1
Re: WTB: flashboy or flashboy +
Posted on: 11/11 16:34
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Preorders for the HyperFlash went up: http://www.mellottsvrpage.com/index.php/hyperflash32/
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#2
Re: ePaper labels
Posted on: 11/3 18:42
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This is really cool, and reminds me a lot of the Dreamcast VMUs.

Would there be any protection for the screen, or is it sturdy enough to be gripped when handling the cart?

How, exactly, would this work in practice? I can see utility for this with single-game flash carts, where it gets updated when you flash a new game via PC, so you can easily identify which game is currently on it.

It doesn't really make sense to me for something like the MultiBoy, where you're most likely to be leaving it in your VB all the time. Maybe if the MultiBoy had its own battery, and you changed games by pulling the cart out, hitting one or two buttons to cycle games (maybe pressing another to program it, if that's necessary), then sticking it back in to play that game; but that sounds like it's more hassle and expense than it's worth.
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#3
Re: Bandai Wonderswan
Posted on: 9/23 18:12
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Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Quote:

speedyink wrote:
That's funny, my plan tonight is to upgrade the speaker in mine to something less.....piezo electric speaker like.


Turns out, waste of time. The amp itself sucks balls so no matter what speaker you wire in, it still distorts at the high volume. I mean maybe it overall sounds sliiiightly better, but not really noticeable. I suppose it's an easy project, but I wouldn't say it's worth it unless you wire up a new amp system or something. I wasted more time then usual cause I thought it was a rattle, but eventually I used it while still apart to find it was actually distorting. Trying two other speakers also resulted in the same thing. Guess the whole endeavor turned into just for the name of science.

While I'm leaving the new speaker in, I do not recommend this mod.

Sounds like it needs a more comprehensive mod with its own amp or a DAC.
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#4
Re: NFR Cart Differences
Posted on: 9/23 18:09
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Just going by the photos, the NFR games seem to have a 6 printed in the corners, whereas their retail counterparts have a 1. Does that signify anything?
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#5
Re: Unofficial PVB Discord
Posted on: 9/3 16:29
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There's already a PVB Discord; it's linked in the footer. Is there something different you're trying to do with yours?
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#6
Re: Cleaning A Gross Virtual Boy
Posted on: 8/27 4:55
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You could probably toss it in the wash if you put it in something like a mesh bra bag; should give it some outer padding while still getting it properly clean.
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#7
Re: Current state of VB on TV in 3D?
Posted on: 8/7 18:36
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There is currently no way to do that. You'd need either two VirtualTaps and something that could take two VGA inputs and composite the two streams together, or you'd need an entirely custom system to replace the VirtualTaps that can do a digital composite and output a 3D stream (be it anaglyph or some dual-frame format).

Either way, I think focusing on compatibility 3D televisions is a dead end, because they're simply not available anymore. I think it would be a better use of time, especially if we're talking about a VirtualTap successor with HDMI output, to focus on compatibility with VR headsets. A PSVR can be had for $200 or less and is available new, whereas 3DTVs are fairly difficult to come by.
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#8
Re: Taking Virtual Boy screenshots on real hardware
Posted on: 7/3 17:34
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Wouldn't the ideal way be to use something like a VirtualTap?
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#9
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 7/3 17:31
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Quote:

boye wrote:
VN10392617[7] (US (Probably retail))
I got my VB from eBay, so I don't know if it was a retail unit. It came in a retail box, so I strongly believe it's a retail unit.

Unless that retail box still had its warranty card with a matching serial number, there's no way to tell if that unit actually belonged with that box. I picked up a boxed unit on eBay, probably 15 years ago at this point, and the serial on the unit did not match what was on the warranty card attached to the box.
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#10
Re: Furrtek Virtual boy video out mod
Posted on: 6/3 2:15
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Quote:

RetroDan wrote:
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Fire-WSP wrote:
I am still in need for this Chip/Board to replace the Mirrior Unit. Is somebody out there who can make them?


Looks pretty simple - just an ATtiny25 on a small board. I could probably manage it, no problem.

If you want to do a small run, I'd be in for two.
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