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Give back to the community
Posted on: 2010/11/16 2:40
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First I really want to give a hand clap to everyone that's been developing for the VB. You guys have given your time to a hobby I love and I just want to say thank you.
Most of you don't know me and I really don't post here much. I also really haven't given back to the community, I haven't scanned any articles or coded any games. Even thou I don't post much...I visit this site almost daily. One thing I've been seeing lately...really disturbs me ...
A huge amount of people that have been making demo's and games can't even play what they've coded on hardware. I don't know how many flashboy's have been sold...but it seems like a very low % of them are being used for development. I guess I'm posting this...not to be mad at people for not developing for the VB (I tried and we'll just leave it at that :) ) but to see if we can get more fashboy's to people who deserve them. If you use this site..and can't contribute with development..let's try to get some flashboy's to some people that will improve the whole community.
This is just a thought...and we could start with the latest competition..from the top down..anyone that doesn't have a flashboy..lets try to get them one.
KR155E- just give the word. I'll donate $50, so a developer can code better on hardware.

-Eric
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#2
Re: Give back to the community
Posted on: 2010/11/16 2:57
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Joined 2003/7/25
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While there may be some developers without flash carts... there's also plenty of us too lazy to use them :P . I wrote Super Bounce in less than a half day, and it played in an emulator, so I said good enough. I didn't feel like grabbing my flash cart, burning the chips, seeing bugs (which I was sure were going to be there), then have to go back and fix the problems.

A better plan IMO is to make emulation more accurate, because developing on emulators is much easier, quicker, and just overall better.

DogP
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Re: Give back to the community
Posted on: 2010/11/16 3:50
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Joined 2006/9/29
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Eh, I've always wanted a FlashBoy, but to be honest I probably wouldn't use it that much. Virtual Boy development is just one of many hobbies I have, so I've never wanted to invest that much in it. Also, my desire to work on hobbies goes in phases, so I'm probably burned out on VB for the moment. (But I'll probably pick up work on my Gradius clone again in a few weeks, once finals are over with and I have a few minutes to breathe.) Another one of my bigger hobbies is electronics so I've always just figured that I'd build myself a RAM cart if I ever got a decent way to etch PCBs. (I'm also considering building myself a CNC PCB mill one of these days. )
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Re: Give back to the community
Posted on: 2010/11/16 12:04
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Joined 2008/5/30
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Quote:

bigmak wrote:
First I really want to give a hand clap to everyone that's been developing for the VB. You guys have given your time to a hobby I love and I just want to say thank you.
Most of you don't know me and I really don't post here much. I also really haven't given back to the community, I haven't scanned any articles or coded any games. Even thou I don't post much...I visit this site almost daily. One thing I've been seeing lately...really disturbs me ...
A huge amount of people that have been making demo's and games can't even play what they've coded on hardware. I don't know how many flashboy's have been sold...but it seems like a very low % of them are being used for development. I guess I'm posting this...not to be mad at people for not developing for the VB (I tried and we'll just leave it at that :) ) but to see if we can get more fashboy's to people who deserve them. If you use this site..and can't contribute with development..let's try to get some flashboy's to some people that will improve the whole community.
This is just a thought...and we could start with the latest competition..from the top down..anyone that doesn't have a flashboy..lets try to get them one.
KR155E- just give the word. I'll donate $50, so a developer can code better on hardware.

-Eric



oh! this is great news!
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