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Homebrew 8 BIT XMAS 2017 development multicart time!

May 23 at 7:56:36 PM
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It's alive!  Spent a day getting the LCD-as-label running.  2.8" 320x240 screen updated directly from the NES.  It isn't fast enough for video, so it will only so the label art from whichever of the 9 xmas games you pick.  There is a chance I will try for some animations on it like the falling snow but it would be low frame rate.

The screen data is ~150KB per game, and the biggest xmas game only 128KB   

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB...

With the added manufacturing cost/time this is probably going to be the first xmas cart that is limited by quantity instead of date....


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May 23 at 8:42:44 PM
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Its an exciting concept. Looking forward to the progress

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May 23 at 9:41:41 PM
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This is definitely the coolest idea you have had yet. Blows AVS out of the water.

May 23 at 9:41:45 PM
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Sounds interesting

May 23 at 10:02:39 PM
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May 23 at 10:09:39 PM
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Any idea what the price point will be in comparison to previous 8bit xmas games?

May 23 at 10:18:28 PM
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It will be cheaper than 2008 costs now   Other than that I won't have an idea until the games are running.

May 23 at 10:45:49 PM
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Originally posted by: bunnyboy

It will be cheaper than 2008 costs now   Other than that I won't have an idea until the games are running.

loool

anyway... awesome idea bunny!  Can't wait to see it progress!

May 23 at 10:49:13 PM
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So, this will have all the previous Xmas games, and an lcd for the label?


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May 23 at 11:34:53 PM
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Limited Edition AVS owners get dibs?

May 23 at 11:35:45 PM
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You kidding!?!? That's awesome!!! When can I put my name in for a Pre-Order!?!?

May 24 at 12:36:19 AM
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Originally posted by: bunnyboy

It's alive!  Spent a day getting the LCD-as-label running.  2.8" 320x240 screen updated directly from the NES.  It isn't fast enough for video, so it will only so the label art from whichever of the 9 xmas games you pick.  There is a chance I will try for some animations on it like the falling snow but it would be low frame rate.

The screen data is ~150KB per game, and the biggest xmas game only 128KB   

https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB/photos/a.1027304100682326....

With the added manufacturing cost/time this is probably going to be the first xmas cart that is limited by quantity instead of date....



I do no own any of these cart's but 9 game's is enough to sell me. Consider me sold, i will set money away now.

May 24 at 1:03:29 AM
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Originally posted by: bootload

Limited Edition AVS owners get dibs?

Along with complete set owners for sure  

May 24 at 1:42:05 AM
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Hang on, will there still be blinky lights? I needs me some blinky lights.

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May 24 at 2:34:35 AM
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Originally posted by: KHAN Games



"It works, Napoleon. You don't even know."  

haha that's pretty damn awesome! 

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May 24 at 7:15:07 AM
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Nifty idea!

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May 24 at 10:02:09 AM
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Originally posted by: mattbep

Originally posted by: bootload

Limited Edition AVS owners get dibs?

Along with complete set owners for sure  



:/

May 24 at 10:28:27 AM
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SHUT UP and TAKE MY MONEY!

May 24 at 10:51:24 AM
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Originally posted by: mattbep
 
Originally posted by: bootload

Limited Edition AVS owners get dibs?

Along with complete set owners for sure  

Ooh! I have one of those icons!!
 

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May 24 at 11:50:26 AM
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Holy shit I need this, man that will be incredible!

May 24 at 12:53:53 PM
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Originally posted by: Bert

Hang on, will there still be blinky lights? I needs me some blinky lights.
Yes!  You can see all the squares around the edges of the board where the LEDs go.  Tho they might have to be less bright so the cart doesn't suck up too much power, and so you don't blind yourself looking at the LCD and LEDs   

 

May 24 at 2:05:45 PM
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I'm in where would you like the blank check sent, you can fill it in later I'll just sign it.

May 24 at 2:48:39 PM
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Originally posted by: dragonwarrior83

I'm in where would you like the blank check sent, you can fill it in later I'll just sign it.
Kevin Hanley
c/o retroUSB
Crestview, FL.

 

May 24 at 3:37:02 PM
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So is it Christmas yet?

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May 24 at 5:37:22 PM
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Wow that's rad. An lcd label... better not think about it too much. Too late!