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#726 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:22 AM

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#727 intellivotion OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:53 AM

what's going to happen?!?



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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:12 AM

Oh noes! 😱

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:39 AM

Oh no..now we need more bootleg boxes.

Noooooooooooo

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:57 AM

Boxes are designed - Official Upgrade boxes soon. I won't be showing boxes until we release something else first. :ponder:

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:11 PM

Boxes are designed - Official Upgrade boxes soon. I won't be showing boxes until we release something else first. :ponder:


Make it so! :)

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:45 PM

I have fallen behind on boxes, I still need to acquire Super Pro Baseball, Hockey and Mystic Castle boxes and now this.

 

All in good time I expect and suppose!

 

My natural optimism always carries me to my ultimate goal!!! :)



#733 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:21 PM

I have fallen behind on boxes, I still need to acquire Super Pro Baseball, Hockey and Mystic Castle boxes and now this.

 

All in good time I expect and suppose!

 

My natural optimism always carries me to my ultimate goal!!! :)

 

Well, I don't think that the boxes for Super Pro Baseball, Hockey, and Mystic Castle have been released yet.  You should be ok.



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:13 PM

Well, I don't think that the boxes for Super Pro Baseball, Hockey, and Mystic Castle have been released yet.  You should be ok.


Really? :ponder:

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:47 PM

Really? :ponder:

Maybe the boxes have been released to some,but not to all of us that want them.

 

What do I know,only time will tell. :thumbsup:



#736 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:26 PM

Really? :ponder:


Are the boxes out there (ignoring any prototypes)? Last I heard was that the boxes were being worked on but life had delayed them, which is understandable.

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:05 PM

I know nothing about boxes for Hockey. I also know nothing about the widespread release of boxes. What I have or have seen could be called Prototypes. That said, I will buy an official box for any of those games should they be released.

Piggy Bank boxes will be released as an upgrade sometime by the end of summer or during the release of the next Piggy saga. If there is one.

#738 daldude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:13 PM

Needs to be sold in ROM Format, I'm not paying 70 bucks for an Intellivision Game.



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:17 PM

I think all intellivision homebrews should be available for purchase as roms. The sellers can make more money that way. I have an emulator with real intv controllers, but don't have an intellivision itself. People like me would buy the roms. oh well. These are old arguments.



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:53 PM

I think all intellivision homebrews should be available for purchase as roms. The sellers can make more money that way. I have an emulator with real intv controllers, but don't have an intellivision itself. People like me would buy the roms. oh well. These are old arguments.

...as experienced by those that have actually sold roms vs carts...sellers do not make more money that way, no amount of discussion is going to change that fact.



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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:10 AM

I can only imagine it was a poorly worded argument.

"more money" not meaning more lucrative than selling carts, but "additional money" for the developer.

Maybe something more like, "if the carts are sold out and not readily available, the developer can make some additional money by selling the roms"

I just don't know how valid that argument is either.

Intelligentvision has a mixture of free and fee based roms available. Just not sure how many roms David is selling a year.

Is selling one or two roms a year really worth the effort?

For me, I'd really like to add additional homebrew games into my portable controller.

I also play more with emulation than I do with real hardware.

Not sure how many LTO FLASH carts have been sold. Now that roms can more easily be played on real hardware, it doesn't seem to be enough to warrant the release/availability of more roms.

#742 Duglor OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Yes. I'm sorry. I meant additional money. I have bought about 5 roms already. It's just about expanding your market or doing some kindness for those without a real console. Anyway, The final decision is theirs and I will respect it. I'm just a bit down and and wanted to say something. Be well all!

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:55 AM

The problem is the cost of printing boxes. My understanding is that its more or less a fixed cost regardless of how few or many you print. The small Intellivision market is such that to make the price reasonable they have to sell more boxes than there are people interested in buying them. There are buyers who aren't interested in a box but buy it because its the only way to get the game. In a way those people are subsidising the price for others. Same might be true with printing overlays. Rom files would mean those boxes take longer to sell or go unsold. Once the publishers recover their investment in printing they often provide the rom file, sometimes for free. Some games actually have a licence preventing rom files. One option is to produce cartridges only; I heard cartridges could be programmed on demand so they could be sold alongside rom files. That would mean more/additional money selling the rom files. In the case of a game like Piggy Bank that was sold cartridge only, I'm not sure about the reason for no rom files; maybe they are concerned about piracy.

Edited by mr_me, Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:57 AM.


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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:04 AM

Would be great to see new Piggy Bank game.  In the last game there was a ton of head bumping during jumps, would be good to reduce that in the sequel. 



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 PM

Well things are moving. I know one will happen. I have decided not to let artificial deadlines like PRGE for a release. If I have learned anything it's that sometimes things go really well...sometimes things take longer.

As to a Piggy ROM. There are plans for that in some form. It may be included in a multicart/Flash type cart with 15 other games.

#746 BBWW OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:57 PM

Would be great to see new Piggy Bank game.  In the last game there was a ton of head bumping during jumps, would be good to reduce that in the sequel.


I think you will be pleased with how this is turning out.

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:05 PM

I think you will be pleased with how this is turning out.


Sweet! Moar bacon!

#748 intellivotion OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:12 AM

give us some Piggy Bank BBQ (= Beggie Bacon Quest)

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Posted Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:48 PM

I stupidly sold my copy of Piggy Bank a while back, so I would be very interested as well in a way to play this wonderful game again. Your multicart/flashcart sounds like a great idea.

Edited by adamchevy, Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:49 PM.





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