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I wanted to feel out interest from others in the Skunkboard: Special Edition (Revision 5): I am fully aware game drives are becoming available (Unless there's some new obstacle, they'll be available very widely before these are) and have more features than skunks do. Before jumping in and responding that you want one of these, please familiarize yourself with the game drive. No matter how much software I stuff in the updated skunk BIOS, it isn't going to rival @SainT's sweet hardware. I'm counting on it in fact, because I can't build *that* many of these. However, I have designed and built a few, adding a few features here and there (See below), but largely for the fun of it. I'm sure at least one other person is going to want one, and I'm only going to order one more batch of PCBs at most, so I want to find out how many I need. Features: Everything Skunkboard v3 had 8MB flash, 2x4MB banks or 1x6MB Mini-USB port to upload ROMs/homebrew/code/raw data/etc. from a computer to the flash or Jaguar RAM, do printf debugging, etc. Two Serial EEPROM (save game/high score) chips One 128 byte for original production run Jag game ROMs One 2048 byte for newer ROMs and probably most new development Selectable using the controller from the boot screen or using JCP. Can also be disabled entirely via JCP. New version 4 and 5 BIOSes to support the Serial EEPROM functionality. Upload/download Serial EEPROM/save game content from your computer using JCP just like you can with ROMs on older skunks. Added back in the other two USB connectors1 Beautiful purple PCBs with updated silkscreens: Special Edition logo Link to the github repo where I'll release the PCB design files Acknowledgements Cartridge edge connector pin numbering on both sides and JTAG header pin labels High-quality PCBs with 30u" thick hard/electrolytic-gold plated 30o beveled cartridge edge connectors2 Individually assembled and tested by me. Price: $100 + shipping, probably tax/VAT/etc. too. Depending on interest, I'm looking into a special edition box & updated hard-copy manual as well. Small runs of boxes are expensive, so there'd be an additional charge for those that wanted a box. I need to find out how many people (if any) are interested before I can quote a price there. For more details on the development of the revision 5 skunkboards, see the Smelly Adventures thread, but don't get too scared by the first few posts: My soldering is much improved. I'm not going to pawn off any mangled boards Footnotes: I may or may not add some stuff to finally make use of the other USB connectors. No guarantees. As far as I know, Rev.1-Rev.3 Skunkboards had hard-gold edge connectors as well, as do the Zaxon ones. The somewhat rare Rev4 PCBs appear to use ENIG. The prototypes pictured here use ENIG, but if I order a production run of these, they'll use hard gold. See here for the benefits of hard gold connectors. Basically, they last much longer.
How to buy/pay Plaese send Payment in € (EURO) into my PayPal account : (mynick on AA)@gmail.com (unshure ? contact me!) Include your nick on AA and shipping adresse!!!. Sipping day is Thursday (sometimes also Wednesday). You should get email including tracking number Friday after shipping day. If you don't get tracking number, please contact me immediately. There is also possible to pay via bank transfer, if so please contact me. preorder Price: If there is someone who didn't get preordered SkunkBoard, please contact me. Price for AA users: 75€ + P&P. - payment via PayPal as Gift or add 4% to cover PayPal fees. Ebay price: 90€ + P&P via Ebay (please contact me if you wish to buy via Ebay) P&P: 8€ + 2€ every extra board - insured (1pc - 8€, 2pcs 10€ etc..). This is possible for following countries: .at .be .bg .br .cn .cz .dk .fi .fr .gr .es .nl .in .ie .is .jp .kr .no .nz .pt .sk .si .ch .se .tr .ua .hu .it 12€ all other countries (UK, USA, DE etc ...) - insurance is covering only 1 piece! if you want more - please contact me first. If you are unsure, please contact me!! Willy.
Hello everybody, I'm selling an original Atari Jaguar Skunkboard (with proto) to raise some funds for Starcat Devocean projects. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Jaguar-Original-Skunkboard-with-proto-flash-dev-tool-support-homebrew/263749061973 It's an original Skunkboard I bought back in the day when the Rev. 2 was just released. It was used to develop and test some of the Starcat Devocean games (i.e. HalMock FurBall: Sink or Swim). The board has been upgraded to a Rev. 3 and has the latest firmware installed. As a little gimmick for collectors I put two games on it: My latest release HalMock FurBall: Sink or Swim which is basically the version I offer as a download, but running from Rom. And an unreleased experimental version of JagMIND: BombSquad which previously was only available on CD. This one is fully playable, but does not include sound or support saving. I am selling this Skunkboard to get some funds to put into future Starcat Devocean projects and cover operating costs of the website such as server fees. Frankly, I've been offering my games and other Jag related downloads such as the dev manual for free for many years now and kind of wish to get back at least *something* as a token of appreciation. I will keep things as they are even if I don't but still. If you care to know: There were a few thousand downloads over the years, compared to three digit sales of Ocean Depths back in the day and two digit sales of later releases. The donationware approach never amounted to anything sadly. I'm kind of dissapointed that even the downloads and thus play count of my latest release (HalMock) were lower than anything I was used to. Maybe I should have done more to promote all that, but that I don't like overhyping something. It is what it is. The winner of the auction does not only get an original Skunkboard (in it's original cardboard box) and with the mentioned games, the support is also highly appreciated. Don't worry, this is not the only Skunkboard I have, but the only one for sale. I'm doing this auction to offer the skunkboard I used for development over the years to a fan or developer to hopefully make good use of it. The money is used as support for Starcat Devocean projects. Who is Starcat Devocean? We're a team from Germany developing homebrew video games in our spare time. Our passion lies in retro-style games like those of the 80s and 90s we grew up with. The team consists of my girlfriend and myself with other developers helping out on occasion. If you like games in 2D pixel style with humor, strong focus on storytelling and oldschool game mechanics maybe you enjoy our games. We're making video games like it's 1995. http://www.starcat-dev.de