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It exists. Sim City nintendo prototype. Back in time 2 port orchard, wa

Sep 11 at 6:38:47 AM
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Originally posted by: Vectrex28
 
Originally posted by: Kosmic StarDust

I'd be down for a Famicom repro of this game if it shaves $20 give or take off the NES repro price.

The MMC5 Famicom boards stick out too far when used with an NES joint or comparible 3rd party alternative. You'd have to hack the shell, or worse solder bridge the PCB edge onto a cut off adapter, which is IMO an extremely dodgy way to build a repro, let alone time consuming. The solder joints would likely fracture with time due to the structural load placed upon them.

One good thing about these is that you can get ​Shin 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong: Yakuman Tengoku​ carts for 100 yen in Japan. Heck I even found a Japanese copy of ROTK2 for 100 yen that I used for my Legend of Link repro.
 
Yeah Famicom carts are the way to go. Only a handful of MMC5 games saw US release I think, and anyone who destroys a CVIII deserves to have their testicles racked with a baseball bat. That pbc won't work anyway as it lacks an SRAM batt.

 

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Edited: 09/11/2017 at 07:00 AM by Kosmic StarDust

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Originally posted by: Kosmic StarDust
 
Originally posted by: Vectrex28
 
Originally posted by: Kosmic StarDust

I'd be down for a Famicom repro of this game if it shaves $20 give or take off the NES repro price.

The MMC5 Famicom boards stick out too far when used with an NES joint or comparible 3rd party alternative. You'd have to hack the shell, or worse solder bridge the PCB edge onto a cut off adapter, which is IMO an extremely dodgy way to build a repro, let alone time consuming. The solder joints would likely fracture with time due to the structural load placed upon them.

One good thing about these is that you can get ​Shin 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong: Yakuman Tengoku​ carts for 100 yen in Japan. Heck I even found a Japanese copy of ROTK2 for 100 yen that I used for my Legend of Link repro.
 
Yeah Famicom carts are the way to go. Only a handful of MMC5 games saw US release I think, and anyone who destroys a CVIII deserves to have their testicles racked with a baseball bat. That pbc won't work anyway as it lacks an SRAM batt.

 

Plus the only US-released MMC5 games with SRAM are some rare Koei games that are all over $50... So unless someone makes an MMC5 clone a US repro is gonna cost at least 100 bucks a piece.
 

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I'd pay $100 for a repro cart of this. Boxed $150-$175

Sep 23 at 11:21:05 PM
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I don't give to flying flips about boxes. Just release the dambed rom.

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Sep 24 at 12:20:30 AM
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RELEASE THE ROM!

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Holly shit how did I miss this thread???

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Originally posted by: mrjiggs

I'd pay $100 for a repro cart of this. Boxed $150-$175


This

Oct 14 at 2:15:47 AM
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I am beyond excited to hear this news, never thought I'd see the day. I would gladly donate for a cib copy on NES.

Oct 22 at 6:26:22 PM
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Just wanted to give an announcement. The link case Sim City prototype has been sold. I want to thank Steve, Frank, and Christian for helping make sure this remains protected from ever being lost. Steve purchased the dump copies of sim city. Christian purchased the link case Sim City. The other copy will not be sold. Both sim city carts are the same. Frank has dumped the cart and it is now a part of the video game museum. Now everyone will have access to it when their process is complete. Please restrain from bothering Frank about when it's available. Check out his updates on Twitter. This was a fun ride and I was very happy to be a part of it.

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Sweet!

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Oct 22 at 8:01:45 PM
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Great news that proper preservation and museum sharing is the fate of it so all can experience a unique late NES life piece of history that slipped through the cracks. As far as I know from the Nintendo side of things it was the last part of a trifecta of teases from the old NP magazine the others being FF2 and Earthbound.

Oct 22 at 8:22:38 PM
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I guess we can say it ended up in exactly the right hands. Great news.

Oct 22 at 8:45:01 PM
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my nes life can die happy now

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Oct 22 at 9:09:35 PM
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Wonderful news!

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Oct 22 at 9:14:03 PM
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Originally posted by: BIGDADDYRAMIREZ

Just wanted to give an announcement. The link case Sim City prototype has been sold. I want to thank Steve, Frank, and Christian for helping make sure this remains protected from ever being lost. Steve purchased the dump copies of sim city. Christian purchased the link case Sim City. The other copy will not be sold. Both sim city carts are the same. Frank has dumped the cart and it is now a part of the video game museum. Now everyone will have access to it when their process is complete. Please restrain from bothering Frank about when it's available. Check out his updates on Twitter. This was a fun ride and I was very happy to be a part of it.
So will there be some way to experience this game, besides driving/flying to an unknown museum in an unknown town?

At least the game ROM is preserved...  
 

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Oct 22 at 9:26:55 PM
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I feel like a douche. Most importantly thanks to Scott who allowed this to happen.

Oct 22 at 9:51:12 PM
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Amazing news.

Oct 22 at 10:05:10 PM
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Sim City NES is one famous prototype dumped and a handful more to go. This is really amazing work preserving the ROM!

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Originally posted by: BIGDADDYRAMIREZ

I feel like a douche. Most importantly thanks to Scott who allowed this to happen.

Don't feel like a douche. You are anything but. Thank you for working to make sure that history is reserved.
 

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Oct 23 at 9:26:02 AM
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The silence has been broken and I'm excited to hear that the ROM was dumped. Awesome!

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Oct 23 at 6:11:59 PM
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Originally posted by: nensondubois

Sim City NES is one famous prototype dumped and a handful more to go. This is really amazing work preserving the ROM!

feels like forever since I've seen your avatar, wow.

maybe bigdaddy feels like a "douche" because of the museum thing? dunno

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Originally posted by: Koopa64
 
Originally posted by: nensondubois

Sim City NES is one famous prototype dumped and a handful more to go. This is really amazing work preserving the ROM!

feels like forever since I've seen your avatar, wow.

maybe bigdaddy feels like a "douche" because of the museum thing? dunno
Yeah plus I gave him the winky smiley.  

So even if I can't experience it in any capacity, there are people out there (besides the owner) who can. That's gotta be worht something...
 

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Edited: 10/23/2017 at 07:44 PM by Kosmic StarDust

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the best way to preserve something digital is to let the internet preserve it. unleash sim city nes online, it will never disappear.

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Originally posted by: Koopa64

the best way to preserve something digital is to let the internet preserve it. unleash sim city nes online, it will never disappear.
Until the big data purge (see also: Blade Runner 2049) wipes the internet and all data with it...  



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Oct 24 at 11:45:37 AM
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Originally posted by: Koopa64

the best way to preserve something digital is to let the internet preserve it. unleash sim city nes online, it will never disappear.



Yeah, i expected it to not be released to the public.

Another dream is dead but who knows maybe when i am in my 50's someone will release it to the public.