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The Old Grey Brick, She Ain't What She Used To Be - A Game Boy Thread

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Yes, that's definitely a possibility! I don't like the clear plastic on a DMG (looks good on an SP though) but smoky transparent may be perfect! Have you got a picture of your finished DMG?
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Yes, that's definitely a possibility! I don't like the clear plastic on a DMG (looks good on an SP though) but smoky transparent may be perfect! Have you got a picture of your finished DMG?

I thought I'd posted it in this thread, but I must be thinking of the one on TT 2.0!

 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
I suddenly realise that the Funnyplaying DMG kit that I've been eyeing for this Game Boy has an 11% larger viewing area and therefore I can't get a lens to fit that won't cut the image off. Looks like I'll have to postpone this project.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Not that I've found. Various places around have the grey lens with the bigger aperture, but I want white. I believe the RIPS kit v4 has the same size screen, so people will surely start selling them soon.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
So how do y'all store your games? Mine are all just chillin' in a headphone bag and I need something more sustainable than that.
 

Beowulf

Let the Mystery Be
(He/Him)
So how do y'all store your games? Mine are all just chillin' in a headphone bag and I need something more sustainable than that.
I've still got mine in the individual plastic snap cases they came with, which are then split between my circa-1990 carrying case and a big ziplock bag. I'm sure this is non-optimal.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I've still got mine in the individual plastic snap cases they came with, which are then split between my circa-1990 carrying case and a big ziplock bag. I'm sure this is non-optimal.
How could that not be optimal? Surely it must keep them fresh (as long as you keep the bag closed when you're not moving things in and out of it).
 

Mr. Sensible

Pitch and Putt Duffer
Sorry, "clamshell" was a bad descriptor. I just meant the little translucent dust covers that came packed in with GB games (in the US, at least):



I don't think GBC games included these, though.
 

Mightyblue

aggro table, shmaggro table
(He/Him/His)
Black carts yes, the GBC only ones no because they flipped the cart grip from concave to convex and those don't fit in the old cases.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
Nah, they fit just fine. I've got several of my GBC games in those cases.

EDIT: Ninja'd!

To the original question: Storage? What storage? I have them all stacked on a shelf...
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
shoeboxes for almost 30 years until I sold them all

never thought of anything better!
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
I've started soldering new batteries in my old Game Boy games! It's really easy, and I think with a Game Shark you can back up and restore the save while you do it. Shame Pokemon Silver died before I got to it. AGAIN.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
I got this weird idea where I wanted to get myself a Gen II Pokémon game for Christmas, so I called Parlour Pawn today to see what they had. They told me they had Gold (they just sold their two copies of Crystal that I kept passing up for months), so I asked them to hold it and walked all the way out there. After fifteen minutes of trying to test it in the store, it turns out it's a busted copy and just won't boot. I ended up calling a cab and coming back home with nothing but boot blisters to show for it. OnO
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Courtesy of Daikaiju, here's a neat video of someone recovering a lost Game Boy peripheral:


Also: CHRISTMAS GAME BOY HAAAAAAAAUUUUL

 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Great haul! If that printer paper doesn't work well, these both fit in the Gameboy Printer slot and are new, so print nice and dark. I tested them myself after buying old stock Nintendo brand paper from back in the day that was so faded as to be nearly invisible.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Does anyone know the best way to get saves off GB / GBC cartridges and put them back later after battery replacement? I've found this and wondered if it was recommended.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Does anyone know the best way to get saves off GB / GBC cartridges and put them back later after battery replacement? I've found this and wondered if it was recommended.
I've personally used the GBxCart rewriter from insidgeGadgets and it works wonderfully for this, as well as also allowing you to rewrite repro/fake cartridges if you'd like. The save process is super simple, for what it's worth. As long as you get the "pro" model, it works with original Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance cartridges.
 
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