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#601 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

32 pin?  Do you know how to adjust the potentiometer on the back of the PC board?

 

edit: are you the guy that sent a message on FB and an email about this?

 

I did not know about adjusting the potentiometer on the back of the PC board. I'll do a google search on that and give it a try. And no, I didn't send you an e-mail or a Facebook message about this. That must be someone else.



#602 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:36 AM

Send an email over with pics if you can. 

 

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#603 Parasite Eve   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   79 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Parasite Eve

Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:41 AM

Ever tried messing with a JVC Xeye? Wish i could have my genesis and saturn in one. Didn't like the sega cd much.



#604 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:01 AM

Ever tried messing with a JVC Xeye? Wish i could have my genesis and saturn in one. Didn't like the sega cd much.

 

I've never attempted to mod one. But I did manage to acquire one.

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The Sega CD had its moments. It would have been a lot better if we had gotten some of the higher-quality import titles. But the localization scene back then was a lot less robust. Of course, the complete lack of copy protection on the Sega CD has its advantages in this day and age.

 

Also, WiggyX, good call on that potentiometer. I adjusted it and now the GBA is working just fine. Here's a pic of the finished units.

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Fully refurbished with brand new exteriors, glass lenses, and now the Rose Colored Gaming GBA backlight kits. They really turned out well, and are running beautifully.

 

Here's a quick pic of the unit on the left before I went to work on it.

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It's a bit dingy. I got it off of eBay for a very low price. No rear battery cover, and badly in need of a good cleaning.



#605 Parasite Eve   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   79 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Parasite Eve

Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

Im sitting on an extra JVC X Eye that needs a replacement lens, just haven't gotten around to it.



#606 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:56 AM

Glad to see it's working correctly. I should probably put that bit about the pot in the manual. I've been hesitant because it's easy to over do it ;/

#607 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

Crap, I missed out on the latest sale of Earthbound Zero cartridges. Did they seriously sell out in five minutes? I had been checking the site regularly, but even I can't be sure of hitting a five minute window. (sigh) Guess I'm going to have to finally figure out this Twitter crap.



#608 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

2 minutes, 45 seconds and all 5 were gone :/

I don't even know how the first two sold so quickly. 1 & 2 literally sold within 20 seconds of being added to the site O_o Either way, we're gonna keep making more. In fact, we might bring on a little extra help to get larger quantities cranked out ASAP.

#609 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:58 PM

I think they were using some program that autobuys, like the old eBay sniper.


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#610 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

2 minutes, 45 seconds and all 5 were gone :/

 

I would imagine that some of the publicity you managed to get on this thing has affected the demand. You even got a picture of the product in that German magazine. And Earthbound fans are a pretty enthusiastic lot. A reproduction cart like this is ambrosia to them.

 

On the one hand, I'm glad you're seeing some decent success with this product. I like your work and am glad if you are able to flourish doing what you love. On the other hand, I want one of these for myself! And this level of demand is going to make it more challenging.



#611 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:30 AM

Indeed. These carts take way too much work by the methods that we're currently employing. I've got enough chips flashed to do about 15 more carts, and I'm not sure if we're gonna do more after those or not. I will say that we have 2 more repro projects lined up. One will be cool, but nothing over the top. The other is going to be pretty nuts and will most likely take the next 3-4 months to bring to fruition.

#612 Cojiro   Social Media Stalker CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

Very cool, I could only dream of being capable of the patience you had putting that together


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#613 lmz00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2522 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:53 AM

"Rose Colored Gaming" randomly showed up on my Recommended Pages/Get Important News. I'm guessing because Stone Age Gamer is the only page I "like."




#614 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

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#615 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

It's ridiculous that a plastic box has to cost $5 at Radio Shack. Where do you get your project enclosures?  I'm thinking I should get one, since I'm working on a project that could make me a little money, and I can't get away with using Mentos Gum cases.


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#616 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

Honestly, I typically make them form scratch.  And now that I have the 3D printer, I just use that :P

 

 

So, we've been building portables like non-stop.  60-65 actually :)

 

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#617 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

Which 3D printer did you get, and does it work well for smooth contours like you often see on handheld systems?



#618 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11258 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

Honestly, I typically make them form scratch.  And now that I have the 3D printer, I just use that :P

 

 

So, we've been building portables like non-stop.  60-65 actually :)

 

 

Who's 'we'? You and your wife/GF or did you get a business partner?



#619 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:59 PM

I think it was said when he opened his store/workshop.  Somebody's gotta handle the finances, and wiggyx is much too insane for that.


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#620 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

It's a replicator 2. It gets the job done, but the resolution isn't such that tiny parts are doable (like controller buttons for instance).

Yeah, I partnered up with someone about 3 months ago. Was simply impossible to continue on my own.

Unfortunately I still do the finances :/

#621 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:44 PM

After searching through so many 99c stores, I couldn't find a freakin' small plastic box. I hope AVR microcontrollers are durable, because I'm going to resort to heat shrinking them.

 

Or I might as well relent and go to a costco and buy all that candy. :)


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#622 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:56 AM

So what exactly do you need for this project?  Like size and shape-wise? 



#623 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

I'm just hooking up some cables to a microcontroller, that's about it. :-P
 I guess I'll need a box when I'm working with a pcb in a different project.


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#624 lowdwn169   Mikie CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

Wiggyx you don't happen to have replacement shells for a neogeo pocket color? I went into the store on your site but ewhen I click the other portable link it asks for a password
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#625 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

On rosecoloredgaming.com or the wordpress site?

#626 lowdwn169   Mikie CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:45 AM


Both sites do the same thing. error 401 this section is password protected
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#627 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:55 AM

Is this the url you're trying to reach?

 

http://rosecoloredga.../portables.html

 

It's working for me on both the full and mobile versions :/

 

There is no "portables" section on the blog at this point, so I'm not sure what you're trying to access there.

 

 

Also, no replacement NGP shells.  Sorry :(



#628 lowdwn169   Mikie CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

Aw dang I need one. Do you know anywhere that has them. I got mine off Craigslist and its missing both battery covers and is dingy pink lol.
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#629 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:34 AM

Nope, never seen em anywhere.   I get asked all the time too.  Bummer that they aren't out there somewhere.



#630 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5620 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

Fudge! I got one of those cheap AVR programmers you recommended but the program can't seem to communicate to it, giving me:

target doesn't answer all the time. What's the trick to these things?

I did install the USBASP driver manually.

 

Is this how I should have wired the board assuming:

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so it leads to this:

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Do have have to modify the actual programmer or do I have to use an older firmware?


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