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  1. FWIW, they claimed the PSX Classic was power only on the back micro-USB port, but that was eventually updated to support OTG. Granted, that upgrade was done via the USB controller port, and the Atari FB's don't have any.
  2. Would be nice to have another game that used this.....
  3. Bill, what is the actual X release date? I have to assume this one Wal-Mart did so mistakenly.
  4. A few quick points. No surprise the vintage paddles work as Bill said in the other thread that this would be the case. So that's very cool to hear. As for the SD cart, the full unit seems very small now, so perhaps there wasn't room on there? Perhaps, to get the paddles to work again, they reverted to FB7/8 hardware, which had no SD? Lastly I guess I'm just really surprised that these are in stores. Didn't seem like they were imminent. Can this be modded via micro-USB? Dunno, but every other major device has been (NES/SNES, Playstation, Genesis) and they were developed by totally different engineers and yet still cracked. Especially if it's running Linux like the FB9, I don't see why you couldn't. Problem is that it requires people with the proper knowledge and time.
  5. The FZ-1 used the FZ-FV1 Video CD Adapter and it even required it's own AC adapter! The FZ-10 used the FZ-FV10 adapter which did not require separate power. Though I think they use the same connector, the housings are vastly different and are not interchangeable.
  6. Ah okay, what was the status on paddle support (you've probably mentioned already)?
  7. All it takes are a few fans with the necessary skills (like Brad is doing on the FB 9) to crack it. I just realized there's no controller ports on the front of this? So this is wireless only?
  8. Jetto, I appreciate the response, but again you don't seem to fall into the category which Cifaldi complained about. First of all, you're here discussing prototypes in public! He was talking about some people who for many years were quite off the grid. Yes, they would often be in competition for the same gems, but this was no Raiders of the Lost Ark here, no fortune and glory to be had. You can't have glory if you do everything in secret. Some where fiercely against people even knowing they owned said proto. Then you had many who would claim the financial investment would be harmed if dumped. Well, my view on that is in 10 years there won't be many people who give a crap enough to buy it for the premium you paid regardless. Secondly, you seem to be genuinely interested in the history on the games, and again, the ones Cifaldi complained about are literally just hoarding the stuff. Many have so many they don't know what to do with them. They're not archivists, they're hoarders. Which is why I said if you're truly interested in preservation then why not share it?
  9. Look you opened this can of worms, and labeled Frank a potential hypocrite which I take issue with. There's no such thing as a "new researcher," then all work off of what others have done in the past, and yes, they're allowed to make money off of prior research. Never played a rom? I find that hard to believe, but whatever, you'd be in the minority. No one is obligated to release a rom, but IMO those who hide them are being somewhat selfish. You asked the question in the OP, and that's how I feel. I can respect one's decision and still not like it. So what's the point for most of keeping a rom to oneself that is over three decades old? I've always been confused by this. You yourself said you do tireless research to find and document these prototypes. Why do all that and not tell the community? Isn't the point of research to do so for history's sake? I mean, do film or music historians who scour for lost art do so just to keep it to themselves? It just does not make sense to me. As I said, very few programmers stand in the way of dumps, though there are definitely exceptions. Most are completely orphaned. It's one thing if a collector is literally off the grid, and does not/cannot dump the rom. In my view there's two reasons to keep a rom off the net, perceived loss in prototype value and yes, a little selfishness. Thankfully, most of the collectors lately have been releasing new finds.
  10. Yes, had the modded rom on my Everdrive N8. Again, many of the Tomee guns don't work. Some batches had crappier LED's in them than others.
  11. Nobody has cared much about prototypes floating around, not even Nintendo's army of lawyers. I agree 100% with Frank's anger though. And yes, it's hoarding, it's not collecting. Collecting a bare pcb with a bunch of EPROMS? Stop it. They're not retail versions in nice boxes and whatnot. They're not part of any type of "full set" one may be attempting for various systems. It's unlikely they'll even fetch much of a ROI unless you got it for spit. Usually the 2nd owner is the "collector" who then stuffs it away never to be seen by the world. I myself never "got that." I'm sure every single one of them are hypocrites too, because you know they've downloaded plenty of shared unreleased roms to play!
  12. Consider yourself lucky, I couldn't get a Tomee to work on any of my LCD TV's and I tried multiple guns.
  13. Krikzz making progress on CD implementation for the eventual Mega Everdrive Pro.
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