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#1
Re: Open Source Command Line FlashBoy Programmer
Posted on: 3/10 1:04
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
I just tried out the Mac version with a few different ROMs, some padded and some unpadded. I didn't encounter any problems. The games loaded right up, exactly as expected.

This is really excellent, because it makes the Flashboy a ton easier for me to use. Thank you for the effort you put into this app.

Let me know if there's any further testing you'd like done in MacOS.
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#2
Re: Flashboy+ NEED mini usb cable
Posted on: 1/5 1:22
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
The one that came with my PS3 has always worked fine for me.
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#3
Re: WTB: Repro Jack Bros., Waterworld, and 3-D tetris
Posted on: 2018/12/19 3:46
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You could probably get a Japanese copy of Jack Bros for less than the price of a repro.
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#4
Re: My Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2018/9/10 15:50
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
Okay, well. I'm glad it's normal, at least.

It does worry me a little that the wire sheathing fails under normal strain, though. I wonder if the engineer who picked out the wires was the same one who decided to glue on the display ribbons?
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#5
My Virtual Boy's wire insulation is cracking
Posted on: 2018/9/10 2:08
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
I opened up my Virtual Boy today to check on some weirdness with one of the speakers, and while I was poking around inside, I noticed that some insulation on some of the wires is starting to crack.

Take a look at the attached picture. Those green wires, where they bend to meet the motherboard, all have maybe half a millimetre of exposed wire. I noticed there were some cracks forming on the wires on the sound PCB as well, where they bend to meet the connectors.

Has anyone else noticed this happening with their Virtual Boys? If so, does anyone know what causes it, other than pure mechanical stress on the wire?

And am I right in assuming that this problem will get worse over time?

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#6
Re: Replacing internal batteries?
Posted on: 2018/1/15 0:45
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
That's basically how it works, but you should really watch some YouTube "how to solder" videos before you try it. There's some craft and technique to it. It's not as simple as just melting some metal to the board. Especially if you're using cheap equipment.
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#7
Re: Dragon hopper and zero racer
Posted on: 2017/12/25 20:58
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
39 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
The music is from Zelda: Link's Awakening.
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#8
Re: vb padder not working
Posted on: 2017/12/10 23:56
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Long Time User (12 Years)
The correct padded ROM size is 16 megabits, not megabytes. A byte is eight bits.
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#9
Re: Removing rental sticker that is on top of game
Posted on: 2017/10/2 21:35
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
You'll definitely damage the label if you use Goo Gone, and you'll probably damage it if you try peeling off the sticker. They were deliberately designed to be tough to remove.

I'd just leave it on there. It's part of the cart's history. No repro is ever going to have a sticker like that on it.
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#10
Re: Two-Player Games
Posted on: 2017/9/28 4:49
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Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
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Long Time User (12 Years)
Nester's Funky Bowling already has a two-player mode, but both players have to share the same VB and switch off between frames.
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