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#1
Re: Hunt for Dragon Hopper?
Posted on: 5/5 13:24
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
I've been curious about the leak myself. But I don't have a clue how about 4chan, and I can't find the leak to actually look through it and see if there is anything Virtual Boy related in there.
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#2
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 18:19
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Alright, woke up and wasn't quite happy with em before. So I redid it a bit. Here's my updated stuff.

Attach file:



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bmp  BoundHigh.bmp (136.18 KB)
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bmp  Mellott.bmp (136.18 KB)
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#3
Re: HyperFlash eInk Label Art Contest
Posted on: 4/10 7:02
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
EDIT: Decided to revise this a bit.
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/4/10 12:56
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#4
Re: Thunderstruck quits VB development
Posted on: 4/9 2:28
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Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Alright, so as this was all going down, I got in a bit of a heated debate with Thunderstruck. Since then I decided it was best to back off and let things be.

However, after seeing this post, and as someone who didn't end on good terms with Thunderstruck, I'd like to say lets put a pin in the controversy. Regardless of his reason for leaving, and regardless of anyone's views on it, he did do some great things for the community. From Game Hero and Fishbone, to numerous translations, to the PVB coding competitions, he put in plenty time and effort in dedication to this community.

If one of the last people to argue with Thunderstruck can stop and say let's appreciate what he did, I think you can to. Lets not turn his farewell into a public debate. It's a shame it's over, but I appreciate the work you put in Thunderstruck.
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#5
Re: Box and manual printing attempts
Posted on: 3/5 15:22
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Looks good. If you are interested in a better source for starting to do this, I have created and shared a very accurate and quite customizable box template that you can check out here: https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=7452&forum=1
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#6
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/17 22:16
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Oh, please tell me you used antistatic foam??
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#7
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/16 21:28
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Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Quote:

Schwanck wrote:
Thanks everyone for your work and contribution. I’ll add these labels inside so in the future this could be prevented again.

Too bad I spent to much and the story wasn’t different. Gonna take a long time to pay off.



I have plans of what I’m going to do with it and should be done tomorrow.


Eh, I wouldn't bother with the stickers. For it to end up questionable again in the future, someone would have to deceive the next buyer, and if they are willing to do that, they'd just remove them.

Also, thanks to your pics, each board has tiny differences and your specific board is now distinguishable if anyone were to try and sell it as something different in the future.
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#8
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/16 20:35
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Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
Ah, well I can agree with you about the title of "prototype", technically these are a developer cart rather than an actual prototype. But it's the name that stuck, so in that sense, they are all refereed to as prototypes, the content certainly has a big impact, but it's still a neat and rather uncommon item anyway.

I've heard of them selling a while back on yahoo auctions, but beyond that, I've only ever seen 3 of these for sale. The Virtual League Baseball one, which has an even more ridiculous price tag but it believed to be authentic, the copy of Panic Bomber (1 of 2 known and documented copies), and this one. I know of a 4th one that sold, but I believe it was a private sale, I never actually saw it for sale publicly. Even then, Virtual League Baseball might have never actually sold due to it's price, though I haven't seen it listed in a good bit now, prior to that it was listed for years. So even without something authentic flashed on it, it's still neat as a generic BA3A cart. It still is a rather uncommon collection piece that's missing from many really nice collections that I've seen due to it's rarity.
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/2/16 20:51
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#9
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/16 19:05
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
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If the binary matches with the final version of the game you can not call that a prototype anymore. It would be more of a review version if legit.

It's still on a prototype cart. Whats on it beyond that just affects it value, not whether it's a prototype or not.
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With the final version of the game and no other content on it, the board is not worth 2000 USD. :(
The board alone maybe 350-500.
In my opionion, for that much money, the seller should have given much more proof of the content.

Sadly I have to agree, without any history on it, and with a questionable chip and dump, it's worth much much less than the 2000.
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That said, I dont think that even a real prototype (early version of the game) of Virtual Fishing would be worth 2000 USD.

An undumped prototype for Virtual Fishing would very likely be worth that if not more. Being undumped and unique makes it much more valuable for those with deep pockets.


But regarding the cart, it is still a very uncommon quite hard to find item. They rarely leave collectors hands, and when they do they're likely to end up in the hands of someone who's not going to part with it in the future. You'd probably have a hard time returning it, as it was still as advertised. And even if you did, it's gonna be a while until another one, especially one of the few verified ones, pops up again.
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#10
Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/16 13:22
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Joined 2019/8/20
30 Posts
I was looking over the images and the chips. The chips on this prototype are Texas Instruments, which seems rather odd for a Japanese cart. Looking up the chips, the data sheets are from 1997, however I'm unable to tell if that's when production started or just when this revised data sheet was released. The date code I believe is YMLLLS. Which would mean a year of 5, and a month of 3. This could be 03/1995, which would put it around what it should be, however it could also be 03/2005 which would mean the chips came much too late. Looking at the listings images, I do notice one of the chips use to have a sticker on it, which was removed. That's also not a good sign, while it's possible it was like that going back to development, it's also possible it was removed to erase the chips and flash the dump onto the cart.


I would recommend contacting "Benjamin Stevens". He's rather knowledgeable on the prototype carts. He may be able to help you with verifying the authenticity of the cart. Here's his profile. https://www.planetvb.com/modules/userc ... ?section=profile&uid=1643
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/2/16 14:40
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/2/16 14:48
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/2/16 15:01
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