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#1
Black Line and Stand / Tri-Pod Questions
Posted on: 2013/4/12 6:04
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Hello. Me again with a few questions:

Black line - Recently my Virtual Boy has developed a black line that is barely visible. It's only visible with the left eye and if you move around, the line appears to "move" as well. If you look closely, you can still see some red through the line, only it's darker, so I'm thinking this is dust or a smudge on the mirror. Is this true? Can someone link me to a proper security bit to open it up?

Also, I recently noticed that the stand is cracked... in the typical place. I've taken very good care of my Virtual Boy and I think it cracked whenever a friend picked it up to look at it. What causes this crack and why is it so easy to happen? Are replacement parts hard to find? What happens if it cracks completely, will the stand no longer work? If it cracks enough where a piece falls out, I'll probably just super glue it to fix it.

While I think the Virtual Boy is awesome, it kinda stinks how there's so many design flaws.
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#2
Re: Making of the Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2013/2/11 5:39
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Quote:

vb-fan wrote:
Quote:

Guy Perfect wrote:
I'm pleased that the article goes into detail about users experiencing headaches when using Virtual Boy being mostly a matter of RTFM. Nothing says "I'm an opinionated, short-tempered dimwit" than getting a headache from Virtual Boy.
Yeah but it was offset by a false statement:

"this was possibly a side-effect of the harsh red visuals but itís just as likely that these users werenít adjusting..."


It is NOT possibly "side-effect-of-harsh-red-visuals". Anyone military or private-pilot knows red lights work just fine to operate in night situations; the only side-effect is it preserves "night vision". You don't see any army-brats whining or pilots smacking into things because of the "harsh red visuals".

As if.



Nevertheless, it was an interesting read. I do appreciate it stating that most of the owners didn't complain about headaches and that it was just blown out of proportion by the media. I'm heavily paraphrasing that, of course, but it's true.
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#3
Re: Good Controller for VBoy Emulation?
Posted on: 2013/2/10 3:33
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Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
ps1-ps3 controller. ps1 and ps2 can be connected to usb using a cheap $3-5 adapter. ps3 can be connected via bluetooth or usb using some software.

d-pad = left dpad
buttons = right dpad
select and start = b an a
L1 and R1 = the trigger buttons
L2 and R2 = select and start

it would be nice if someone built up a bunch of vb controller to usb adapters and sold them here. =)


This post basically sums it up nicely. There is a plethora of PlayStation-inspired USB controllers out there and they'd do pretty nicely.

You could even use the two analog sticks on more upscale generic USB controllers for the D-Pads and use the buttons for B and A and the trigger buttons for trigger buttons and start and select as start and select.
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#4
Re: bigmak is a nice guy
Posted on: 2013/2/10 1:16
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I'm surprised I didn't see this earlier. I agree, he's a great guy; over half my Virtual Boy games are from him, bought them all in one lot.

Very nice guy who went above and beyond.
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#5
Re: Dragon Hopper?
Posted on: 2013/2/10 1:11
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Quote:

VirtualJockey wrote:
Does anybody remember the story of the kid that released an Atari 2600 rom and lost out? He ended up getting murdered in a hotel room by some gal and a guy if I remember. Gruesome and horrible stuff.


I have never heard of such a thing, is there some source where I can read about this?

As for the original discussion, I think that if the ROM exists, it will more than likely surface eventually through either a fundraiser or someone selling the prototype itself.

Keyword: Eventually.
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#6
Re: Blue, Blue, Lagoon Blue
Posted on: 2013/2/8 15:39
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Nicely done. I myself wouldn't want to change the Virtual Boy's cosmetics, but you did a fantastic job. Spraying cans of paint can be a lot more difficult than it looks trying to get an even, unblemished surface.

Nice Super Mario tape, by the way. =P
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#7
Re: Homebrew Virtual Boy Game Showcase
Posted on: 2013/1/8 7:25
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Hey! I actually read your review of the Virtual Boy when I was first considering getting the system - very nice indeed!
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#8
Re: Well, darn...
Posted on: 2012/12/28 22:18
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Thanks, guys. I'm talking to TheForce81 now.
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#9
Well, darn...
Posted on: 2012/12/28 0:27
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As you all know, I received my Virtual Boy this Christmas Eve. I've been playing it quite often, approximately ten hours of play since then, basically bouncing back and forth from the Virtual Boy to the other games I got. When I haven't been playing, I've been very careful to protect it as I know it's a very fragile system...

Bam. Display problems. I turned it on to start playing Mario Clash when after the first level, lines started appearing. Even though the cartridges are cleaned when you play them, I figured there might be some dust or something as lines appear on the screen when you play NES games. I take out the cartridge and put it back in and now the lines show up immediately. Only the right screen is affected...

Although I haven't counted the lines, I would estimate that they number to about ten. They appear to run completely across the screen when you look in; affecting only the red areas. For example, when I played Red Alarm, I didn't really notice it except on the menus.

So I post here to basically get it confirmed that it's the display "glitch". I've read a bit of the threads on fixing the display problems but I'm not very confident in my ability to fix things... even with glue, a rather unrisky method, it seems like it would be far from permanent and I still don't know if I would fix it successfully. I have also never soldered before.

*sigh* I'm disappointed. Although I knew it'd happen eventually, I just kinda wish it would've happened a while later. Any recommendations? Should I try it myself? Is there a reliable member that has a more permanent solution?

Thanks. Sorry if this thread is redundant, part of it's purpose was also to vent frustration and express disappointment.
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#10
Re: Mario Land VB
Posted on: 2012/12/28 0:17
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^ Thank you for that clarification!
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