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Author Topic: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?  (Read 1597 times)

Randsilva79 (OP)

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Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« on: November 14, 2020, 08:18:20 pm »
Hi everyone!
There's any plans to release a Virtual Boy emulator for the RG350?
I think the system may be pretty capable to run this console but there's no emulator available.



« Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 08:19:51 pm by Randsilva79 »

blackz1982

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 11:13:32 pm »
If you think it's possible to take it and do it

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goldmojo

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 11:08:50 am »
Did you try mednafen emulator ?

It seems to support virtual boy.

gameblabla

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 11:47:50 pm »
I made a port of Mednafen previously a while back and unfortunately it was quite slow so i disabled the VB core in later releases.
That said, mednafen itself was pretty unefficient and bloated so what i could do for the VB core is to take the libretro's core like i did for VBA Next, Mednafen's wonderswan core etc... and make it standalone.

It's possible but it requires quite some work unfortunately. I have it planned on my TODO list.

a330boy

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 09:10:53 pm »
yes!! virtual boy would be amazing!!its one of the missing system to be simulated in the OpenDingux  :(
even withh a frameskip if the system cant handle it 。
hopefully you can make it happen @gameblabla
do you have a patreon so we can support this development ??

Randsilva79 (OP)

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 12:47:02 pm »
@gameblabla that would be great!!! The Virtual Boy is a very underrated system, games like Panic Bomber, Wario Land, Red Alarm and specially Jack Bros deserves be more known.

hi-ban

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 07:03:27 pm »
@gameblabla that would be great!!! The Virtual Boy is a very underrated system, games like Panic Bomber, Wario Land, Red Alarm and specially Jack Bros deserves be more known.

That's like 20% of the entire VirtualBoy game catalog.

gameblabla

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 07:30:46 am »
https://boards.dingoonity.org/retro-game-350rg-350/rg-350-emulatorsgame-ports/msg196322/#msg196322

I have released a beta version of it. It has some issues like the fact it doesn't support the second dpad so i will look into that later.
Check out how it runs here :
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kNFrqv4v4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0kNFrqv4v4</a>

You can find the OPK for it here :
https://gitlab.com/gameblabla/gameblabla-releases/-/tree/master/opk/gcw0

It certainly runs much more smoothly than my previous attempt with Mednafen, hehehe

Randsilva79 (OP)

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 10:18:01 am »
Thanks @gameblabla !!!

I tested on my RG350 with original firmware and it's working really good specially for a beta, as default i think the dual diretionals could be mapped on the analog joysticks.

One tip for those who will try the emulator: The roms should be unzipped.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 10:42:48 am by Randsilva79 »

gameblabla

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 07:21:30 pm »
Thanks @gameblabla !!!

I tested on my RG350 with original firmware and it's working really good specially for a beta, as default i think the dual diretionals could be mapped on the analog joysticks.
I have released a new beta that fixes the issues plus maps the two dpads to the two analog sticks.
And yes, your roms should be unzipped for this one.

jonnyandroid

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 09:56:51 pm »
Thank you gameblabla!!!

DaveC1964

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 03:28:09 am »
That is cool.  Too bad we don't have a good Vectrex Emu on the RG350M.  With the high res screen and ability to play vertically it would be perfect for it.

gameblabla

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 04:07:26 am »
That is cool.  Too bad we don't have a good Vectrex Emu on the RG350M.  With the high res screen and ability to play vertically it would be perfect for it.
I have already released an update to Vecxemu a few days ago that now supports the increased resolution of the RG-350M and has a workaround for 320x480 screens :
https://gitlab.com/gameblabla/gameblabla-releases/-/tree/master/opk/gcw0

jonnyandroid

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 05:38:29 pm »
Thank you so much for your continuing work gameblabla.

I haven't been able to get past the instructions and precautions screen on Nester's Funky Bowling and V-Tetris. Everything else works great.

I installed VecxEmu onto my 350M but can't seem to launch any games. They all go to a black screen. They all work fine on the Dingux port.

Thank you again for all your hard work!

DaveC1964

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2020, 05:20:10 am »
That is cool.  Too bad we don't have a good Vectrex Emu on the RG350M.  With the high res screen and ability to play vertically it would be perfect for it.
I have already released an update to Vecxemu a few days ago that now supports the increased resolution of the RG-350M and has a workaround for 320x480 screens :
https://gitlab.com/gameblabla/gameblabla-releases/-/tree/master/opk/gcw0

The 350m is 640 x 480 not sure if that is an issue but it doesn't work, I just get a black screen after selecting a game.  Also because vectrex was a vertical oriented system there should be an option to rotate 90 deg and play vertical with the buttons mapped and the analog mapped as a Vectrex analog rotated 90Deg. This way you don't get a tiny image with big borders on the side.

Thanks for everything.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2020, 05:21:51 am by DaveC1964 »

gameblabla

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2020, 11:20:32 am »
The 350m is 640 x 480 not sure if that is an issue but it doesn't work, I just get a black screen after selecting a game.  Also because vectrex was a vertical oriented system there should be an option to rotate 90 deg and play vertical with the buttons mapped and the analog mapped as a Vectrex analog rotated 90Deg. This way you don't get a tiny image with big borders on the side.

Thanks for everything.
You need to have minestorm in /usr/local/home/.vecxemu and put it there as "rom.dat". Then you can run any supported Vectrex games.
I had rotation support for the basic SDL port but decided to temporarily remove it because i needed to make sure to support 320x480 screens too. Not sure what i will do for that one though...

DaveC1964

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2020, 02:30:22 pm »
The 350m is 640 x 480 not sure if that is an issue but it doesn't work, I just get a black screen after selecting a game.  Also because vectrex was a vertical oriented system there should be an option to rotate 90 deg and play vertical with the buttons mapped and the analog mapped as a Vectrex analog rotated 90Deg. This way you don't get a tiny image with big borders on the side.

Thanks for everything.
You need to have minestorm in /usr/local/home/.vecxemu and put it there as "rom.dat". Then you can run any supported Vectrex games.
I had rotation support for the basic SDL port but decided to temporarily remove it because i needed to make sure to support 320x480 screens too. Not sure what i will do for that one though...

Couldn't you make a specific version for the RG350/M ?  Those damn 351s and their weirdo resolutions ruin it for everything...

It seems a shame that a system that can be easily rotated to match and have a nice big image doesn't support it.

Randsilva79 (OP)

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Re: Nintendo Virtual Boy on RG-350?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2020, 09:32:15 pm »
Thanks @gameblabla!

After the last update the Virttual Boy emulator is running much better!

 

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