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Re: Rewiring Gameboy link cables
Posted on: 2011/10/17 19:42
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Then to rephrase the question, how can I learn how to rewire (or daisychain as you put it) the cables so 8 Gameboys can be linked up at the same time? ASnd is there certain C coding that is require these hookups work for a homemade game?

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DogP wrote
Yeah, it can be done... there were actually a couple commercial games that allowed daisy-chaining of these: http://www.amazon.com/Gameboy-Four-Pl ... er-Game-Boy/dp/B0001YYO0M . Faceball 2000 did up to 16 players, and Penguin Wars did up to 10 players.

DogP


Faceball... not as much apparently. This showed up as a comment on Youtube, though I don't know if you can really take it with a grain of salt...

davidnolte  (May 4, 2008)
I was the producer on this game. The comments on the framerate are a sore point for me...When we originally designed this game, it could handle up to 16 players using a custom-made token ring cable. The frame rate with up to about 8 players was pretty good, but sucked at 16... We were going to package the cables with the game, but Nintendo insisted we support their Satellite 4 player hub even though it was a piece of poo. Framerate dropped big time. Ah well, such is life.


Hence why the objective for now is 8.
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#2
A few questions
Posted on: 2011/10/16 6:56
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1. Where's the best place to find a Virtual Boy and is it worth it?

2. Is there a way to run homemade stuff on the machine?

3. What did you think of Angry Video Game Nerd's review on it?

4. What's the programming language and what do you need to make homemade games.

5. Did anyone make an RPG for the system (offical or homemade)

6. Hi I'm new, am I welcome here?
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#3
Rewiring Gameboy link cables
Posted on: 2011/10/16 6:42
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Joined 2011/10/16
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I was wondering if you could help me out with a possible project.

Is there a way to rewire several Game Boy link cables so you could link 6-8 original Game Boys together for gameplay, or has someone managed to accomplish this?

You guys some how managed to make a link cable for the Virtual Boy, so I figured you guys might know. :)
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