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#1
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/11 1:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
It isn't being cowardly, it's just me not seeing you have a level of worth continuing to argue with and nothing more than that. If you care to keep posting rubbish that's fine, feel free to keep going but if you think it'll give you the upper hand that's fairly sad if anything further goes ignored, and it will, because it would be ultimately a wasted effort.


This whole thing is nothing but childish. I get you guys love the guy and are super defensive about him because of the quality work he had been doing for some time now so it fits. I get turning a blind eye to things and playing the false equivalence game and that's fine, go with that, if it makes you all feel better. Sure sure speedy, totally ignore profiting of a hacked copy of Space Invaders, sure, that was totally above board. And that gratefulness fool, was as you even pointed out, the quality work done on tools. It's not hard to give credit or not depending on what was done as it's not just black and white. Just more lame white knighting, and I see this going nowhere.
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#2
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/10 5:07
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
I was going to put something more here, but I'll leave it with quaze post there. After what Yamagushi said I'm not going to continue this as it won't do any good. What's done is done.
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#3
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/8 4:59
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

speedyink wrote:
I think you've missed the point entirely...

Just a couple things:

1) Thunderstruck was way more in depth then just sprite swaps and rom hacks. He did have original games and software tools to help make games. One of those games (Fishbone) was for sale on that site. Some games he made which were not original, though he had to build from scratch (Snatcher etc.). They have been great additions to our library. There were many other little odds and sod hacks thrown in, yeah, but his scope was wide. Those of us who appreciate the VB are very grateful for his contributions, big and small.

2) Thunderstruck openly stated any profit he made on that one run of carts he made himself, were going toward future VB projects. This in turn makes them not personal profits, but community profits.

3) This was never about the fact that someone was selling repros of his work. It was to do with how it was done, and the lack of respect the seller has shown.


I for one, will miss you, Thunder. I'm glad I at least got one of your Space Invader carts so I at least have something personal to remember you by. Please take care out there. PM me your email if you'd like to stay in contact, it sucks to loose contact with members of old, it's been happening too much lately.


1. No, I got it, and I know of Fishbone. Still though, a majority from what I've seen have been illegal level stuff which is why I called it hypocrisy. Even if he built snatcher, it's still Konami IP/assets, not made up like Fishbone.

2. Not relevant. He's still selling another IP that is active and making the company (Taito) money. I do believe Konami is with Snatcher too as it's on that PCEngine Mini. Vintex may be showing a level of disrespect, but Thunder has shown more stealing active IP.

3. Both parties were being salty, both are doing criminal level stuff. I don't believe either side has a right or stance to take a higher road as they're both crooks and wrong. I find it galling people are sucking up to one thief and throwing the other under the bus. And you're hardly unbiased in this thanking him for your $100 space invaders illegal purchase you know. He didn't have to stomp his feet and quit, that was a choice, likely one to get some craved attention as it usually is.

I'm grateful for the work he has done, and he's been good to chat with on discord to. I'm just not going to turn a blind eye to the hypocrisy of the whole thing or the tantrums either by both sides.
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#4
Re: Replacing internal batteries?
Posted on: 4/6 17:34
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

vuefinder83 wrote:
Yeah, this most likely is a battery issue. I know someone locally that would be able to replace it for me because I for sure will not attempt it if soldering is involved, but his shop is closed for another week. I'm in no hurry, but it's going to bother me so I'm definitely going to have it done. I'll post the results.

Thanks for the replies 👍


Yes it is required, technically. I've seen people who are too scared strap down batteries using black electrical tape, but if it slips your work is toast. That friend probably could if you did tape it down, stick down the tabs without popping the replacement off if you had a tabbed battery handy.
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#5
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/6 17:24
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

KGRAMR wrote:
Screw that guy who pirated your stuff. It's too bad you had to leave the Virtual Boy scene after this but i hope you're doing well in what life departs you next thunderstruck... :(


So it's ok to pirate, but not to be pirated? Ever think this may just be an excuse for wanting to stop but not look like quitting so you pass the buck? It has been done for decades in emulation circles online to the point it became a cliche.

I take it if someone turned him into Taito that actively still sells Space Invaders for his $100 personalized game carts using their IP you'd be furious at Taito and the snitch instead of the thief? It would seem so with that leap in logic.
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#6
Re: Virtual boy go
Posted on: 4/6 17:21
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

mellott124 wrote:
Quote:

VmprHntrD wrote:
I really wish someone would take one of these updated emulators and back port it to something that's not stuck on those expensive goggles. I like vbjin enough but it's not perfect either by any means.


You can get an Oculus Go for about the same price as a VB.


I see the site says one model there and $200. I got lucky with my VB then. ;) Seriously though, I can't rationalize spending $200 on something I'd barely touch, but I get what you're saying.
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#7
Re: Replacing internal batteries?
Posted on: 4/6 17:20
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Yeah the battery works, but it's not good. I guess the closest term would be that it's producing undervoltage. There's enough of a charge left for it to work when the system hits the game with some juice so it feels like it should last, but if you walk away for X amount of hours/days it will be gone if it hasn't been hit again. I had a SimCity on SNES that did this, it would last weeks, then die.
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#8
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/5 19:23
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Well I know this won't be popular, but no I won't try and convince you to not quit. Feel free.

What games exactly is he posting that YOU 100% entirely made of your own accord? I consistently see these projects where something was translated, something was hacked, something borrowed assets from legally released or in the case of Bound High unreleased games. In particular recently there was Space Invaders hacking peoples picture and name into the thing, a little tweaking here and there, but basically the same expensive Japanese only release being sold for profit.

That makes you a hypocrite. You really can't have it both ways complaining about someone else making profit off games they don't have a right to be selling while you do the very same.
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#9
Re: Virtual boy go
Posted on: 4/5 19:19
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
I really wish someone would take one of these updated emulators and back port it to something that's not stuck on those expensive goggles. I like vbjin enough but it's not perfect either by any means.
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#10
Re: How to identify original Hyper Fighting release carts?
Posted on: 4/5 19:14
Nintendoid!
Joined 2019/1/27
USA
115 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Last years I got an original of this game and it works, but it has a problem with saving. Now I'm not saying it is impossible, but what are the odds I'd have 2 bad batteries, one I bought new? It just won't save anything. It's not the end of days or anything but it is slightly annoying.
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