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  NeoTurfMasta's Pocket Protos
Posted by: -SD- - 05-23-2012, 11:40 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

I came across this thread over on N-G.com, but due to the US Goverment not being overly happy with Megaupload, the d/l links are dead Sad

Would anyone mind reposting these files please?

And thank you to NeoTurfMasta for making them available in the first place Smile

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  Consolized NGP?
Posted by: Morden - 05-18-2012, 05:37 PM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

Recently, Racketboy has published an interview with Dion Dakis, in which he states that SNK was planning a consolized version of the Neo Geo Pocket. He also mentions that there are some pictures of a prototype out there.

This is the first time I've heard about this, so I was wondering if anyone in here knows what he's talking about. The idea of a consolized NGP is so ridiculous it shouldn't be true, but who knows?

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Video NGPC - RGB Output
Posted by: -SD- - 05-16-2012, 03:04 AM - Forum: General - Replies (6)

From a recent thread posted over at ASSEMbler:

syoyumiso Wrote:Hello!

I can't speak English...sorry.

The method of outputting the screen of NGPC to PC using "Nisetoro capture" is developed.
It is Japanese.
http://blogs.dion.ne.jp/sorairo/archives/10559174.html

What is prepared :
kamereon USBFX2
http://optimize.ath.cx/shopv2_2/chuumon.html
Neogeo Pocket Color(NEW!...Improved version)
Solder
Lead
Resistance
Universal base
2*20 Pin header
2*20 Pin socket


It is not known that I am poor at electronics and it is detailed.
I'm sorry.
However, I would like to introduce.

Behold! the incredibly accurate Google translation.... Dodgy

I think it's the first PCB in the shop link that's required, ¥4980, or about £39.

If you download the .zip file there's a picture of part of the Slim's MoBo, showing the points you need to solder to. There's also some .exe files in there too, but I'm not sure what they're for; unless the USBFX2 board needs flashing?

I've always been interested in pulling an RGB signal from the Pocket, and this seems like the only available solution at the moment.

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  Forums Where People Talk About NGPC
Posted by: Flavor - 05-15-2012, 11:59 PM - Forum: General - Replies (8)

From time to time, I search around to see if there are any new discussions about NGPC stuff. If I find something somewhere where I can easily contribute, I often add something. Sometimes, though, I just don't think I should join a website just to add a post.

But, maybe some of you guys are members at these places. Maybe you'd like to join to contribute. I don't know. Maybe you'll just find it interesting that people are still finding the NGPC for the first time or whatever the case may be.

When you come across some new blog/thread/review/etc. about Neo Geo Pocket stuff, post a link here. If you add to a discussion that was linked here, let us know.

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Video Neo Geo 3D! by Leonard of Oxygene
Posted by: Morden - 05-05-2012, 08:07 AM - Forum: General - Replies (5)

Saw this posted a secind ago on Pouet's Twitter. It's a Neo Geo [not Pocket] demo which you can run on both the arcade hardware or Neo Geo CD. Or on an emulator, which might be the easiest way.

- > Neo Geo 3D!

Edit: Someone was nice enough to make a video, so here it is. Nothing out of the ordinary [as far as graphics go, but I do understand doing this on a Neo Geo isn't easy]. Raster bars, a vector cube and a scroller, plus a nice chiptune [Atari ST YM!].

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  Neo Geo X
Posted by: Morden - 04-08-2012, 09:33 PM - Forum: General - Replies (25)

Not too long ago there was a lot of speculation about a new Neo Geo handheld. Some labeled it as a successor to the Neo Geo Pocket. It was believed to be fake at first, but at this point it has been confirmed that Neo Geo X is very real, even though it's not exactly a new console.

- > Neo Geo X Press Release

As it turns out, Blaze is the company behind it. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Blaze made a couple of Plug & Play mini-consoles and handhelds, much like those by Radica and others. Essentially, MegaDrive / Genesis on a chip, with some games thrown in.

So what are we looking at with the Neo Geo X? It's a handheld with a 3.5" screen which comes with 20 games and offers such exclusive features as an SD card slot, AV output, headphone socket and stereo speakers. All that for only $800. Wait ... what?!

That's right. Supposedly, the thing is going to cost $800, which is absolutely INSANE [granted it's true]. It's a Blaze device, which most certainly uses software emulation to run the games, and doesn't seem to offer anything remotely exclusive as far as I can tell. What do they mean by AV output, anyway? I hope it's not the usual Blaze component output. For $800 you should be getting component, RGB and / or HDMI.

So what's the deal? Is it so overpriced because Neo Geo collectors are willing to spend more than others? If I wanted to play Neo Geo games on a handheld, I could just as well emulate them on a PSP or even DS, and if I wanted to spend money on a separate handheld to do that, I could always get the Caanoo for ~$150. It seems to handle Neo Geo games just fine, and from what I've seen on YouTube, it has enough processing power to emulate PlayStation [although I'm sure the emulation isn't perfect, the games look very much playable].

If the price is set that high to make Neo Geo fans pay through the nose, I'm wondering if this handheld will be anything more than what those Sega licensed Plug & Play devices are to a hardcore Sega fan. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I never believed Neo Geo X to be real, but more and more portals are reporting it to be legit, so either someone has managed to pull off a good prank or people at Blaze had lost their mind. $800? Really?

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  NGP April Fools' Day Joke
Posted by: Morden - 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

In case someone missed it, developers behind Skullgirls ran a story about porting their game to Neo Geo Pocket Color in "early 2013".

- > Skullgirls for NGPC

I have to say, those screens look sweet. Too bad it's only a joke. This made me crave some quality homebrew.

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  32M Bung Cart and linker on Ebay
Posted by: Wiisel - 02-29-2012, 11:42 AM - Forum: General - Replies (4)

Spotted this today http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...TQ:GB:1123 thought I would share the link as I'm more interested in one of Flavor's carts and as it stand's neither are around when I can afford to splash out.

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  Does anyone have a Cardboard Boxed NGPC Game and a scanner?
Posted by: NiN^_^NiN - 02-28-2012, 01:31 PM - Forum: General - Replies (5)

Hey All

Does anyone have a scanner and a NGPC cardboard gamebox?

I could use a scan of the Front. Back and sides and the dimensions of it as well.

Also some pictures of how the box opens as well would be handy.

I need some reference materials so I can buy my own box for my game hack.

If any one can help me out that would be fantastic Smile
If you can scan a Magical Drop Pocket cover that would be even better

Thanks guys I know it's a big ask Big Grin

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  Trial and Beta software
Posted by: Morden - 02-24-2012, 03:30 AM - Forum: General - Replies (11)

Since this didn't really belong among the links I posted in the homebrew section, I'm creating a new topic, even though there might be too little content here to justify one. Oh well.

I was browsing through my bookmarks to check if I had more homebrew links and I found this list, which I completely forgot about. It's in Japanese, but it might be of interest to those still hunting down trial cartridges, etc.

- > Neo Geo Pocket Trial Cartridges

The website lists several trial versions which you'd find on display in game stores in Japan. The author also mentions that stores would have to return these cartridges to SNK and were not allowed to keep or sell them under any condition.

I know that about a third of those got dumped and I thought the link might be of interest to some, since it has the cartridge labels and there are comments which explain the differences between trial and retail releases [lack of intros, fewer gameplay modes, the word "trial" on the start screen, etc.].

There are also several beta versions that have been dumped [some of them relatively recently]. The list below comes from No-Intro.

Sonic the Hedgehog - Pocket Adventure (World) (Beta)
SNK vs. Capcom - Gekitotsu Card Fighters (Japan) (Beta)
SNK vs. Capcom - Gekitotsu Card Fighters - SNK Supporter Version (Japan) (Beta)
Puzzle Bobble Mini (Japan, Europe) (En,Ja) (Beta)
Neo Cherry Master Color - Real Casino Series (World) (En,Ja) (Beta)
King of Fighters R-2 (World) (En,Ja) (Beta)
Densha de Go! 2 on Neo Geo Pocket (Japan) (Beta)

I am curious of the differences between, let's say, Sonic the Hedgehog Trial and Beta versions. I'm also wondering if there's a single Neo Geo Pocket game that wasn't released, but exists in a form of a ROM image. Other, more popular systems, have dozens of those, but I haven't seen anything like that for the Neo Geo Pocket.

P.S. - A while ago I read through the bashfest of a thread on the Assembler boards involving Dion Dakis. I saw Flavor asking him about unreleased NGP games, but I don't think he ever answered. Too bad, really. On the other hand, NGP games, even betas, aren't worth that much money, so they might have been of no or very little interest to him.

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