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  1. They're damned handy, to be honest. The spudger is also nice - and I don't think I've really mentioned this: there are instructions on how to use it, on the back of the color calibration card. I can't take credit for the instructions (and I'm not at home so I don't remember exactly who wrote them - mthompson can refresh my memory here) but they're excellent. Screw-less carts are a pain in the ass.
  2. How do you think I detect the Tutor STIC? Sadly, no snow level. I didn't want to introduce easter eggs into a diagnostics suite. Too many possible side effects.
  3. 3 Tutorvisions! Seriously, how cool would it have been if Mattel had an embedded serial number in the processor or RAM somewhere, that could be detected by software.
  4. I can't seem to send you PMs - is your storage full? Send me your email address. I'm ready to invoice you for a coupla copies.
  5. Yeah, I do. I'm just getting around to asking people for emails that I don't have. I also don't want to rely on what I had 2 years ago, just in case. A surprising number of people change up from time to time.
  6. OK kids, I'm just about caught up with sending out copies. If you've paid, it's either already been shipped or going in the post today. So - anyone who hasn't sent me their email address, please do so and I'll start with the next round of invoices!
  7. Ish. I've got several dozen that people have rushed to pay, that I need to ship out. Sadly I have a day job and in the middle of a house purchase plus packing up 2 houses (long story) so I only get a chance to send a few parcels a day, and not every day. So it'll take me a while to chew through the backlog. I'll invoice more people once I'm not sitting on 30 paid copies. This kinda goes for everyone - I see and read every PM and message here. I just don't often get a chance to respond to people, so hopefully folks can be patient whilst I sort out things. If you do have a specific question/request that requires an answer, just holler. I'll answer for sure. In a day or three
  8. It *should* be able to - with a caveat. The program itself took into account all known (at the time) hardware variants, based on actual hardware as well as the extensive reverse engineering efforts by many bright people. And made some educated guesses based on what's likely out there. From what I can tell, it's accurate and should be accurate on all STIC/EXEC/GROM variants related to the Tutorvision. But it's always possible that Mattel had something else up its sleeve. I've not heard even a rumor of a 3rd GROM version, but at this point it feels like anything is possible!
  9. OK, we FINALLY have a bunch of copies assembled and ready to ship. Had to buy a house in the interim, so ya know, life and all that. I've started sending invoices to those who've given me their email addresses. This will still take time to plow through orders (see: aforementioned house purchase) so I hope everyone can bear with me as I slowly get these shipped. A few people have paid, and those are going out hopefully tomorrow. It's super exciting cramming all the feelies into boxes, I must say
  10. I'm not surprised at all. There may be fewer of these things than Playcables, or Keyboard Components. At least confirmed, so far.
  11. Thirded. I've met HJ and he's an absolute straight-shooter. Generous to a fault, almost. I filled in quite a few missing overlays from him
  12. OK, so. They're here. And slowly being assembled - that'll take a few days. It'll take me at least 2 weeks to mail out the orders I have already, so I'm not rushing to invoice people just yet. With that said, anyone who hasn't already asked for one, or is in a hurry - head on over to the official order page and feel free to order yourself a copy or 2. If you HAVE reserved a serial number already, please PM me, or email me, or something, just so I can tie together your PayPal order with the correct serial. I don't quite know everyone by name just yet
  13. Yeah, that was the original plan. I just ran into a wall when coming up with ideas. So, tell ya what - extra screwdriver AND spudger for the first 10 copies! You heard it here first, folks! I wasn't even going to do an extra charge for the low numbers, but in all honesty, some people specifically ask for it when I've discussed this. For those few people who REALLY want a tiny serial number (*cough* cmart *cough*), this is their way of guaranteeing one. As opposed to having to watch forum threads every 5 minutes, or make backroom deals with producers, or whatever. They know that few people will pay extra for it, so they know they're ensured one. I just take the money and plow it into extra hardware for testing and development, so it's win-win. Although what the hell I'm gonna do with 15+ consoles and a million spare parts... And for those that don't care about number, then just buy one of the other 115 copies. I'm mildly mystified at the "controversy" here.
  14. Updated serials that are spoken for: 1 2 4 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 65 66 68 69 77 82 83 88 89 99 100 101 107 111 112 119 124 125 Still a bunch of single-digit copies available, for big spenders! Carts are assembled and tested. Some of the inserts are ready. Just need to assemble boxes and begin invoicing - hopefully within about a week!
  15. Some day for sure. We'll see how this batch of carts goes. So far, so good on that front.
  16. Reserved serials so far. And there are 30 or so other copies that I just haven't assigned numbers to yet. Half sold out at this point, folks. Awesome 1 2 4 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 30 36 39 41 42 44 47 65 66 68 69 77 82 83 88 89 100 107 112 119 124 125
  17. 125 is already taken. I'll try to get a list of reserved numbers up soon, everyone.
  18. Done and done. I'll figure out numbers for you soon.
  19. Hey wolfy! 99 is available, but 100 is taken. 98 or 101 are available, if those work?
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