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Gameboy Kiosk Question I figure this is a brewery question

Jul 2, 2009 at 3:44:34 PM
albailey (55)
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(Al Bailey) < Lolo Lord >
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Does anyone know how the Gameboy Kiosk units output the display from the gameboy unit on the front, to the TV unit built into the kiosk?   

I'd like to build something like that kiosk that would double as a storage unit for my GB games.
I am thinking that a GBA to TV converter would work, as would a SNES with Super Gameboy cart.
Are there any other possibilities?

Al

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Jul 2, 2009 at 4:07:24 PM
Retrogamer72 (114)
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Gameboy kiosks use a special piece of hardware called a DemoVision. Its basically like a big gameboy player. The Gameboy system has a special connector that plugs into the DemoVision box which allows it to be displayed on a TV. Here's a site I found with some info on it
http://www.disgruntleddesigner.co...

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Jul 2, 2009 at 5:12:17 PM
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DemoVision is a full Game Boy chipset, interfaced to a full NES with MMC5 (needed for more CHR tiles). The WideBoy is same idea but uses dual ported CHR RAM instead of MMC5. Building either one would be a major project.

Using the SNES would likely be the best option so you can easily mount some controllers or make your own. Could use SNES, NES, or custom ones made using Game Boy case.