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SkunkBoard SillyVenture Edition how to BUY.

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With the skunkGui it really shouldn't take you more than 5-10 min to get started. It took me about 10 minutes to get started prior to the SkunkGUI and hadn't used the command prompt in like 15 years. I think it's very user friendly.

 

As for the transfer times, IIRC mine were approx 2 minutes. But I've read the skunk1 might be faster than the later versions, Im not sure to what extent.

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So like if you want to flash AvP Rom how long it takes you to be playing the game? For me 10 minutes.

 

Trying to figure out skunkboard command prompt was not that easy. But there is graphical user interface which helps a lot.

 

skunkboards are known to be a little iffy in this regard. OMF's advice is spot on. Go buy yourself a cheapo unpowered USB hub from eBay, should be a couple of dollars at the most. Something like this:

 

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What these things actually do is anyone's guess, what they can be seen to do is improve terrible transfer rates of 3 to 7k per second to something more like 150k to 220k+ per second.

 

When I build and flash a 4mb rB+ ROM, it takes about 18 seconds to erase and another 20+ to flash - it's all done with and running in around a minute.

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Got my USB hub for like a few bucks. Makes a world of difference. AvP, and other big Jag games, now only take 1 minute or less to load. Before, it took 10 minutes.

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welcome-to-the-world-of-tomorrow-come-yo

 

Such a bizarre thing, and even more bizarre way to fix it :)

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Yeah I ended up getting a 35 ft USB extension cable that reads as a USB hub. reaches from my desktop to the TV in the other room so two birds one stone...

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Yeah I ended up getting a 35 ft USB extension cable that reads as a USB hub. reaches from my desktop to the TV in the other room so two birds one stone...

 

Careful with those, they're called USB Repeaters. I picked one up years ago when my Skunk was only working at 7k/sec and while it did detect as a hub, it didn't speed the transfers up.

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Probably just as hit and miss as hubs, best plan seems to be just spend as little as possible and cross fingers.

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Careful with those, they're called USB Repeaters. I picked one up years ago when my Skunk was only working at 7k/sec and while it did detect as a hub, it didn't speed the transfers up.

I got lucky on mine, it sped it up considerably.

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Probably just as hit and miss as hubs, best plan seems to be just spend as little as possible and cross fingers.

 

Exactly, I have five different hubs laying about in addition to the repeater. two hubs and the repeater work great. the other three hubs do squat.

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Exactly, I have five different hubs laying about in addition to the repeater. two hubs and the repeater work great. the other three hubs do squat.

 

Could you be more specific about which brands of hubs/repeaters solved the problem? That would probably be helpful.

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I just got one of these devices, it is so fun and awesome! Very easy to use.

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Are there any more for sale?

i emailed a week ago and sent a pm but never got any reply so i'm beginning to think maybe not which is a shame (or the guy could just be having a well deserved holiday)

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Exactly, I have five different hubs laying about in addition to the repeater. two hubs and the repeater work great. the other three hubs do squat.

 

I would like to repeat this request for the specifics of which hubs work and which don't. :)

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I mailled him but no answer; Are you selling the skunkboard yet

 

 

i tried that too but like yourself got no answer so i assume he's stopped selling them now :(

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I would like to repeat this request for the specifics of which hubs work and which don't. :)

I can tell you that I have a hub with the brand name of 'Cyber Power' that works/

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i found in 2014 a rev3 skunboard(boxed),but payed a lot for it.

think it was around 400 euro,but wanted to own such device,because krikzz also wont make a jag everdrive,userbase maybe to low and not many games.

so decided to buy,even if the price was that high,and i like it.

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