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#1
Re: VB mini Raspberry Pi
Posted on: 9/11 20:12
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This sounds cool but itís a non-3D system, so thatís sort of disappointing. Thatís why I chose to build onto Pocket Chip (I actually originally did some testing on Raspberry Pi 3B, but it just wasnít what I hoped for) which allows for on the go 3D gaming as well as video out. The split screen display should allow for use on a 3D TV.
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#2
Re: Bought Myself a Vectrex
Posted on: 9/9 15:59
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Honestly, Vectrex games could probably be perfectly ported to our beloved Virtual Boy.


Iíd like to see:
Cosmic Chasm
Spike
Berzerk
Scramble
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#3
Re: Bought Myself a Vectrex
Posted on: 9/8 18:22
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Itís nothing more then a slight colorization to games. Actually, I wonder why Vectrex games havenít been ported to the Virtual Boy.
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#4
Re: Bought Myself a Vectrex
Posted on: 9/8 17:02
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Wow, that is a great price! You can purchase reprinted overlays, if it doesnít bother you.
The fact that it was dirty wouldnít bother me either, as a nice bottle of rubbing alcohol, diluted with water and some Dawn dish soap can go a long way.
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#5
Re: Bought Myself a Vectrex
Posted on: 9/8 16:38
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Iíve been trying to find a reasonable priced one for years, of you donít mind my inquiry; what did you pay? Also, I highly recommend purchasing a flashcart from our very own MineStorm.
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#6
Re: Introducing Pockulus Chip Virtual Boy
Posted on: 9/7 18:50
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Oh I also wanted to mention that you can do video out on this system which will display the two images side by side on the TV (some 3D TVs can take two side by side images and convert them into viewable 3D.)
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#7
Re: Introducing Pockulus Chip Virtual Boy
Posted on: 9/2 1:36
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So, I just compared a real VB to the Pockulus Chip, and discovered that the image in Pockulus is much larger than what you see in a real Virtual Boy (about 1.5x). Also strangely enough the 3D depth in games like Jack Bros. actually looks more effective in Pockulus Chip.

If I could correct the sound issue and have a better resolution screen then this would actually surpass real hardware. Sadly, I donít believe the sound issues are fixable and finding a suitable 3.5Ē screen in a higher resolution would be much more expensive.


Benefits of Pockulus Chip:
*9 save slots for every game (including games not originally having a save function)
*1.5x image size thus a larger view
*ability to change the colors to anything (still only a shade of any color)
*light weight and actually able to be worn with true portability
*all games are stored on the system and swapping games is quick

Downfalls of the Pockulus Chip:
*poor sound quality (to the point when youíd rather play in silence or with the sound at no greater then 20%)
*lower resolution screen (though its only really noticeable in games like Baseball, SD Gundam, Vertical Force and Red Alarm)
Edited by Dreammary on 2018/9/2 2:19
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#8
Re: Introducing Pockulus Chip Virtual Boy
Posted on: 8/31 22:21
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@JoePassive - I will contact my project partner and see what he says about making kits.
@Gaming_Comics - Any single color shade that you wish to do is possible, I have tried black and white and itís quite nice for games like ďInsmouse No Yakata.Ē

Also in case anyone wondered, every game has 9 potential save slots, that are accessed by tapping one of the upper keyboard numbers.

The two downsides are sound emulation is a bit crackily, and the resolution isnít exactly VB spec. It looks more pixelated for sure. I am not bothered by either of the slight issues since I can now play VB games on the go easily.

Also the Gameboy to Virtual Boy emulation in 3D is very cool in black and white. Itís like the ultimate 3D Gameboy.
Edited by Dreammary on 2018/8/31 22:32
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#9
Re: Introducing Pockulus Chip Virtual Boy
Posted on: 8/31 0:29
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Actually, Iím becoming fond of yellow for VB Wario Land (sort of feels like a flashlight in the darkness). I like the novelty of it all, itís definitely not a replacement for a real Virtual Boy but still itís quite enjoyable in its own right.
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#10
Re: Introducing Pockulus Chip Virtual Boy
Posted on: 8/30 23:54
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Something I thought Iíd mention is that individual games can be colorized (a shade of some color) how ever you like them to be (the colorization will be permanent unless you go back into the code and change it later).

So far, I have Wario Land in shades of blue (I also tried brown), Bound High in shades of Yellow, WaterWorld in shades of blue, Golf in shades green, V-Tetris in shades of orange. Itís actually quite fascinating to have games individually colorized.

I also changed the head strap to be outside as it was squeezing my face.

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