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VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/19 19:58
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I got my VUE-Debugger set in the mail today, and wow, is it a beautiful piece of hardware!

I'm making this thread to show pictures of its different parts, and other details about it. Let's start with the head unit!

I'm very happy about this head unit, because it seems to be the very earliest model with the dark blue plastic and the thicker foam eye piece we've seen in old pictures.

Details I noted that differs from a regular VB:
-The cord. (Duh!) Since it connects to the debugger it has a cord coming out right above the cartridge slot. In fact, the cartridge slot is empty. There is no connector inside it, so you can't put a cart into it.
-No VIRTUAL BOY logo on the front.
-Dark blue plastic (instead of black). Both on the bottom piece, the speakers and the knobs on top.
-No rubber bumpers on the sides. Molded Nintendo logos instead.
-Eye shade: Thick gray foam rubber, with a thin black velvet-like outside.
-Many differences in the plastic mold, both top and bottom half. No text anywhere, single long "dust-cap holder", triangular shapes on the top corners etc.
-No controller- or link ports (just holes)
-Sticker on the bottom that sais "SUB Ver.A"

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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/19 20:58
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Very glad the Debugger arrived well, Dan! :-)

The head unit looks very much like this pre-production model: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/hardw ... type=vb&sec=protos&show=8

Seems to be very early indeed, but isn't this weird? Because the debugger itself seems to be a later version, with the included link cable, non-prototype controller plug and all. Will be interesting to see the version number and serial of the Debugger!
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/19 21:31
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This mysterious floppy disk was included together with the normal system disks. Can anyone read the hand-written japanese? Maybe it's the source code of Dragon Hopper? I don't have a floppy drive here at the moment to check it...

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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/19 23:30
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VUEデバガーを使うにあたり。

My contact wasn't entirely sure what to make of the word あたり since he's still learning Japanese, but the best we can figure is something to the effect of "How to use the VUE-Debugger". Sorry, it's the best we could do. (-:
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 0:52
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Quote:

Guy Perfect wrote:
My contact wasn't entirely sure what to make of the word あたり


http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E3%81%82% ... eng=&dict=edict&romaji=on
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 2:46
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but the best we can figure is something to the effect of "How to use the VUE-Debugger". Sorry, it's the best we could do. (-:


I'm pretty sure you guys are right.

Nice looking unit there, Dan! Truly a great score!
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 3:53
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Quote:

RunnerPack wrote:
Quote:

Guy Perfect wrote:
My contact wasn't entirely sure what to make of the word あたり


http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E3%81%82% ... eng=&dict=edict&romaji=on


According to this page:

http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=245

"にあたり" is the equivalent of "にあたって"

So it translates as:

"Starting to Use the VUE Debugger"
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 12:35
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In that case, I think the most specific localization would be "Setting up the VUE Debugger"
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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 19:22
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Onto the debugger itself! Like KR155E mentioned, it's a newer model with the final controller port, which makes it a little strange that it came with this head unit. I can't find a serial number on it though, unless it's hidden on the inside.
All the other revision letters are on the pics below. (Anyone know what BRKHIS stands for?)

It is however a complete and fully featured model with all the optional parts included (TV-out card, 4 MB of extra ram (8 MB total), cart slot for flashing/dumping on top and the SCSI ISA card for PC connection, with all needed cables)

It also includes a metal bracket that can go on top of the cart slot, to keep the cart securely in place. (Translation of that note please) (Is it safe to plug a regular game cart in there, or did all debuggers/EEPROM carts have the different pinout?)

The included system disks also are of a newer version (1.3) than any of those available here on PVB, so I'll make sure to copy them and send to KR155E for archiving.

The SCSI ISA card doesn't look like anything special, but appearently it's hard to get the debugger working without this exact model. I'll have to dig out an old PC from the basement to try it out. (Some sort of SCSI to USB adapter would be handy instead )

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Re: VUE-DEBUGGER
Posted on: 2014/8/20 19:47
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The note looks like "本体上部のVBカセットスロットの止め具です。" to me, but I'm no expert.
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