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#1
Re: Hyper Fighting Full ROM
Posted on: 11/11 19:14
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
I feel the same way too. I may have newer to the whole community as of this year, but the issue isn't a VB issue, it's a hobby wide troll and power issue.

Years ago I even went out of my way in past eras to thwart this kind of garbage as I was once a scener in another decade. There were times in the GBA and earlier NES release era some people felt the need to lord stuff ovesr, and given I had the contacts or direct capability I stuffed a few things out to put a thumb in the eye and I relished it.

I think part of the proto end of it though is simple, people selling prototypes as new releases are basically felons, they're crooks, selling, trafficking, and mail frauding stuff to buyers they have no legal right to. They're not stupid, they know it when they buy the board, they own the board, not the contents unless the actual owner licensed or sold it to them. It makes it an even more sour thing when stuff like that gets controlled minimal releases, ROM hiding, and other petty stuff. It infuriates people and they just walk away.

In the case of hyper fighting, it made its money awhile back from the developer. There was no real solid ground reason to hide the thing after the fact other than control freak politics.
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#2
Re: Pricing?
Posted on: 10/29 16:14
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
I think that up to $250 estimate is a lowball, at least watching what unfolds on ebay, even as a lot value and not pricing it out.

THe problem is there are plenty who are just impatient, stupid, or both (most dangerous) and you'll see wider ranges with a higher end on the games he listed. Also yeah, it's solder fixed. Sure it doesn't have an OEM stand but even those third party ones seem to get about $30. A solder fixed headpiece alone I've seen do $150 on average repeatedly on ebay. That's the head with or without the visor/clip assembly still there.

It wouldn't be a stretch even with the 3rd party stand, especially with the AC adapter unit and those games to get easily $300 on what he's got there.

Now if the two most expensive stand alone games were excluded (PB and VF) you still could easily get that with the other 4 titles so it would be like giving those away.
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#3
Re: Hyper Fighting Full ROM
Posted on: 10/29 16:04
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
Surprised this finally got put out there. Just had to log in to say thanks. I own an original, but I like to keep backups and lazy easy moments with an emulator too.
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#4
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 10/13 3:13
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
Not sure how I forgot to post this but back in late August I managed to knock off the entire set finishing up with the box+game for Waterworld (had a manual already.) Ultimately I'm 3 boxes (Nester, 3D-T, Jack) and 1 manual(Jack) short, but have all 14 games and also a first run Hyper Fighting, Bound High, and V-Tetris in that picture too. Not shown a 2nd VB I fixed myself, lacks a stand but otherwise complete.

This was done all over 7mo of this year, and between smart buys and repairs/resales within it I got all that there for $780.

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#5
Re: VirtualBoy emulation on the Oculus Quest
Posted on: 8/15 3:57
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
I'm curious for those of us without deep pockets to get into oculous, has anyone attempted to convert this (or would it already work) on a non-3D android device. There isn't much going on good in the world of VB emulation it appears these days.
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#6
Re: Weird Wario Land Instructions
Posted on: 8/15 3:48
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
No I'd say that seems to me that is a rental store one. Some I've seen for as far back as the NES got that detailed and with that kind of uniform font. Usually they were affixed into those plastic rental cases, as an included sheet or whatever. It more throws me having the frayed one side like it was torn out.
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#7
Re: Taking Virtual Boy screenshots on real hardware
Posted on: 7/24 4:34
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
Yeah I've tried on occasion using my iphone8plus and it works, but it's anything but sharp.

See for yourself.

That was after quite a few attempts to not be downright blurry. I do have a nikon digital camera I could try on a monopod as it's kind of frisky on its own without being stabilized like that but I doubt it would improve.

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#8
Re: Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 7/24 4:25
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
If it's ebay, unless it was listed as for parts and repair only AND they didn't mislead you on why it is listed as such, ebay basically screws sellers and forces returns despite what it says.

So it's kind of up to you if that's where it came from if you want to fix it or forget it.
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#9
Re: New here
Posted on: 7/24 4:18
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
It's fun, but dangerous to the wallet if you're really serious about the JP library unless you're loaded and just don't care. Perhaps a bit less ambitious would be to start polishing off the US library. I got started at the very end of January this year and as of now I've got a few aftermarket pieces, but better yet I'm one short of the US library and just been waffling on buying the game (and no, it's not Jack, I have it.)

It's fun, and not too bad going after the US library depending the depth of the rabbit hole you're chasing. But Japan, I hope you have thousands lying around as those last 4 games to come out for it get insane.
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#10
Re: WTS VB/games (not working,see desc) Estimations? Offers?
Posted on: 7/24 4:14
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
94 Posts
Ebay is a bit all over when it comes to the complete unit but not so wide as you put it. A broken bare headpiece is like $50 plus or minus a little bit. A complete unit though as it came from the box (vb, stand, eye shade/clip, tennis, battery box) those aren't hard to value when unfixed but a fairly easy to peg value would be $150~ because a solder fixed unit would double the value as they can and will sell at $300.

Yet you have a few games, bundling cuts value but not grossly as VB is a small library and desired with smaller numbers to go around. I would think if you just said $200-225 someone would snap it up and just fix it themselves or send it off if they intended to keep it, for resale, nope but for keeps yes.
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