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#1
Re: Mario tennis display box? FAKE OR REAL
Posted on: 2011/2/2 19:03
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I am not going to pretend that this is authentic, but it is worth showing. I would imagine that it was done by Blockbuster for the purpose of display, a looong time ago- before it would have been worth selling as rare or sealed. Strange thing is, it has a game inside.

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#2
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2010/4/20 22:58
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This is the most advanced soldering I've ever had to do. I'm a bit discouraged, solder seems to sit on top of the brown goo. My first attempt knocked some of the connections around a bit, so to say Im having trouble is an understatement. I would say that the trick is to touch nothing except solder, and move the ball around... but it doesn't seem to penetrate the adhesive very well. Sodium Hyrdoxide seems to have little effect on the adhesive. I am using oven cleaner, as weapons-grade lye is pretty hard to come by. Advice is greatly appreciated from anyone who has gone through this- I have read every post thus far on the topic and I am still overwhelmed. Its so small! Failure is not an option, I have a bunch that need this procedure.
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#3
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2010/4/19 21:42
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I have put it off long enough and I am finally going to attemp soldering.

I will make my first attempt on a VB with absolutely no video from either side. After examining both left and right ribbons, I can see no visual damage or lifting of the adhesive. My question/concerns: Is there always a visable indication that the adhesive has failed? Should I trust in the pictures and solder in the exact locations everyone is recommending?
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#4
Re: First Person Tetris
Posted on: 2010/4/16 23:02
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Laugh out loud! VB has never given me a headache... this did after 3 lines.
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#5
Re: Nintendo 3DS
Posted on: 2010/4/16 22:50
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

Hope you all like this if you havn't seen it already. this may be related or similar tech. I found it a long time ago working on wii stuff and just never thought to post it here. I heard that this guy was offered a job from microsoft following this and his other inventions. Even if it is not the same principle... it still has a million implications for 3d gaming in the future. I just don't think the corporations are done milking the 2d market yet... but just imagine playing space squash.
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#6
Re: Cart Label (re)Prints?
Posted on: 2009/11/26 16:32
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Thanks, I needed that. I'll do some touch-up on it and repost.
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#7
Re: Cart Label (re)Prints?
Posted on: 2009/11/25 22:16
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I cleaned up the image a bit. Print this at 2.04" wide and 1.64" tall.
If you look close you will see the changes I made, but I don't have time to make it perfect right now. I have printed many things this small, and black is usually the biggest problem, but I made it truly black. This image is big enough that when printed, most people would never know the difference. The paper is key. You need high gloss white sticker paper. Clean the cart with mineral spirits & cotton, and then denatured alcohol. Apply mild heat w/ hairdryer, & sticker is forever. Good idea, btw. I have 2 pinballs w/ no sticker, we should do a scan for that. Nice scan kri55e.

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#8
Re: capture card/screenshot advice
Posted on: 2009/10/12 19:01
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RunnerPack:
thanks for your help so far.
Surprisingly, I dont have any s-video cables for any of my systems :(

This is a screenshot from a gamecube using composite and the 'dazzle'. Once I have some s-cables, I will post the difference.
Printscreen works while running the dazzle, so Im not really recording with it, just using it to play the games.

The whole thing seems to contradict logic: I dont see the difference between a pixelated digital image in a game, and a bitmap- type image on a computer. I would think you would get a perfect translation from one to the other, as long as the cables themselves can support the resolution of the image, and I would think composite would be adequate for older games. Forgive my ignorance... but hey, Im trying to learn. I just have too many projects at one time to focus. Thanks for the insight, though.

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#9
Re: official price guide to collecting classic video games by David Ellis mentions VB
Posted on: 2009/10/7 20:07
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before you go, check google finance. might as well buy some stocks.
or get a 'gray's sports almanac' before you go back.

One of my boxed units has a green sticker that says:
NEW LOW PRICE $24.99
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#10
Re: capture card/screenshot advice
Posted on: 2009/10/6 16:19
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First, I would like to change 'high-resolution' to
'close-up'.

second, console types.
-nes
-snes
-n64
-gamecube
-genesis
-saturn
-dreamcast
-3d0
-xbox (and 360)
-ps1,2,3.
-anything that uses rca jacks (composite)

Shouldn't a device capable of playing these types
of consoles (via the pc, not just the monitor)
put a useable image on the screen and I
could just press printscreen?
Does such a device exist?

the limiting factor you were talking about
is actually the rca jacks. I dont have s-video cables for
lots of these consoles- so the standard is r/w/y rca jacks.
obviously, that is quite a bottleneck in the picture
quality i will be able to get. I just want to get the best I
can from them.

thanks for help so far. I need to play with this
thing (dazzle) some more, but so far it seems
way to small of an image to work with.

So far that 'sweetspot' seems to be pretty badass, but im still researching.
Edited by pocket on 2009/10/6 16:41
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