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#41
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/26 22:37
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
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I think the question is more like: Which ROMs will work with the FlashBoy? If the question is that, the answer is simple: All available ROMs (homebrewn and "others"). Of course Eric, bear in mind the absence of "backup battery", so all will work, but you won't be able to save your game in titles such as Virtual Boy Wario Land. In fact, I think this is the only game which desperately needs the battery, because the others are just for records and such.
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#42
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/26 22:52
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/10/15
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AFAIK only 4 games are not available for Flash cart. They have been dumped but not released. Which sucks because not everyone would want to pay around $500 for Virtual Space Invader collection or other extremely rare Japanese releases.
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#43
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/26 23:07
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
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Of the undumped games, only Virtual Bowling and Space Invaders are good games to play. The others are crappy. Better play Blox!
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#44
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/27 0:33
PVB Elite
Joined 2007/10/26
USA
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Well, I guess I didn't understand that rom's were already created for most of the games and demo's. It would be interesting to see the dolphins/starfox demo. From what I understand you can only keep one game/demo on the flashboy at a time ? Also without the flashboy..how did someone play some of the homebrew games ? did they just write over a game ?

-Eric
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#45
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/27 17:34
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
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For most of us, the only possibility to play homebrewn games was via an emulator. The people with electronic and soldering knowledge could also follow DogP's schemes to "cannibalize" a game cart and make themselves a reprogrammable cart using the board of the game and some standard EPROM chips.

And regarding the capacity of the Flashboy, the answer is yes, it only fits 1 game at a time, and you have to fill the remaining space (2MB or 16Mb, as you prefer) with as many duplicated images as possible. But the flashing utility which (I think) DogP developed does this automatically.
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#46
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/27 22:56
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/22
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First of all, I need to get a Virtual Boy....
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#47
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/28 16:41
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2007/7/28
Great Britain
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Quote:
But the flashing utility which (I think) DogP developed does this automatically.


Pat wrote the padder, it detects and automatically pads files < 16MBit. It works really well and takes only seconds to prep all your commercial ROM's in one go.

Homebrew files will load a bit differently, with only portions of the flash written to (due to the small size). This speeds up loading to only a few seconds for some files.
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#48
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/28 17:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
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Thanks MineStorm for clearing it out :)
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#49
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/28 18:19
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2007/7/28
Great Britain
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Changing the subject a bit, I like what you did with your Blox box. I hope the sticker's Chris and I are using will look as good.

It's good that the boxes from the donor carts won't be wasted, I like recycling.
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#50
Re: Who's going to buy a Flash Boy for sure?
Posted on: 2007/10/28 19:25
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
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Thanks, it took a lot of work to get it like that, since I didn't use stickers, but Premium Photo Paper for LaserJet which I then cut and stuck using a glue similar to Pritt bars, but a bit more sticky.

As for what I know from Chris and the stickers you will use on the box, it should look even better, since from what I understood from Chris, the sticker for the box is not made of four parts as mine (front, back with sleeves, and two sides with the sleeves), but of a single sticker which should "wrap" around the box. If this info is right, it should hide the borders of the box. In my Blox box they are not hidden, but since I used a Vertical Force box and the labels I made are also black, they go unnoticed :)
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