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The RetroSpy Game Boy Printer support works perfectly. Game Boy thinks that it is using an actual printer!

Installed two RCA jacks on the for audio and composite video. Reassembled things and it works great with composite video from the new jack. The battery terminals are fairly trashed, but I wasn't planning on using this on-the-go anyway.

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Replaced the unused Core 2 duo next to my desk with the Sun Blade 1500. It was running OpenBSD 6.2! I opted for a fresh install from scratch. Had trouble getting into the ofw ok prompt from a non-sun keyboard so I used a serial terminal to send a break and that worked. Fresh 6.9 install is up.

Added the underclock and link port mods to the Super Game Boy. Apparently the SGB runs faster than the actual GB which causes issues with the bitrate on the link port. So far nothing explodes when I turn it on, but it won't interface with the Game Boy Printer. Need more troubleshooting.

This will get a much longer writeup but I've been fixing up a broken PXL-2000 that records video to cassette tape. RF output didn't work so I performed a composite video mod. Then the lens assembly was wonky so I modified that. Soon I'll add some RCA connectors and clean heads.

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Someone needs to start a patreon where they work through a '90s VR book like Garage Virtual Reality or Virtual Reality Homebrewer's Handbook and hack a bunch of old HMDs and devices like the Power Glove as outlined in the book while working with software like REND386 in DOSBox.

Got some VictorMaxx StuntMaster headsets from the '90s and they're fairly easy to hook up to power, composite video, and audio when you don't have original cables. They are definitely just cheap HMDs, but they have novelty.

Upgraded my with an mod and a multi-region mod. I learned that I am much better at through-hole soldering than surface, but everything seems secure (except those kynar leads that I later removed) and in working order. The video looks excellent through an OSSC!

Thought I shared this already, but I have assembled a collection of awesome GDR/Soviet clones to use in my

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Found this youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ

A remix of the BBS documentary. Looking forward to watching the rest of it.

An interview I did with R.U. Sirius a few years back was linked to from HN and upon further investigation I found this was because someone posted The Guy I Almost Was (1998). It's a great comic and worth a read (or reread) if you've never seen it, electricsheepcomix.com/almostg

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hello everynyan!!

New XBAND news! Last time I announced anything, it was just that I had gotten a Genesis game playing over a local phone setup.
Today I'm announcing a public XBAND server that anyone can connect to. Gameplay over the internet is still laggy, but most of the other features are available for use.

If you aren't familiar with XBAND, it was an early network multiplayer service for the Genesis and Super Nintendo, letting you play in real-time with players across the country, all through a 2400 baud modem. It also had two newspapers, a way to exchange mail, a friends list, player rankings, and a few other community features.

Launched in 1994, it was completely reliant on servers that were shut down in 1997, but are now revived for 2020 and beyond. Since landlines are almost completely gone these days, we've come up with a few alternate ways you can use to connect, if you have an XBAND modem. We'd love to see you on the network!

Info on the Retrocomputing.Network site: https://retrocomputing.network
Announcement video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1WqCEwpMU

These screenshots generated via the newspaper functionality in the XBAND OS.

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