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Started by Turtle, November 16, 2009, 10:17:51 PM

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Turtle

sorry for so many bumps, but have to many id?as in my head at the moment. this is my newest id?a/or funny thinking of design on lid and extra jibba jabba

Rene_G7400

Quote from: Turtle on November 18, 2009, 02:01:11 PM
sorry for so many bumps

Don't worry, it's nice to see your enthusiasm.  :)

manopac

the handle immediatly reminded me on the Commodore SX-64 :-)
http://cbmmuseum.kuto.de/tn-home_sx64-images-home_sx64_eingeklappt.jpg.html

the idea with the lable is good, but I think I would go for a small version of it instead of the whole case ... it would look more classy then if you have the whole case in black and a small red arrow and the philips videopac on it ...

and like Ren? said ... keep them coming :-)
sex, lies, and videopac

grgh

I wonder if you could use an N60 motherboard since the cartridge slot is already on the side:
http://www.videopac.com/images/n60_2.jpg

It is black and white on the screen, but I think everything is there to produce colour output to an external device?
http://www.videopac.com/ reborn Dec-07, forever an ongoing project.

Rene_G7400

Quote from: grgh on November 18, 2009, 05:40:41 PM
I wonder if you could use an N60 motherboard since the cartridge slot is already on the side:
http://www.videopac.com/images/n60_2.jpg

That won't be useful: the N60 has the same motherboard as the C52 (french G7000), the cartridge slot is connected to it with a cable.

Turtle

Quote from: manopac on November 18, 2009, 05:10:20 PM
the handle immediatly reminded me on the Commodore SX-64 :-)
http://cbmmuseum.kuto.de/tn-home_sx64-images-home_sx64_eingeklappt.jpg.html

the idea with the lable is good, but I think I would go for a small version of it instead of the whole case ... it would look more classy then if you have the whole case in black and a small red arrow and the philips videopac on it ...

and like Ren? said ... keep them coming :-)
Hehe, it was kind of simular :) Good that you liked it, was thinking about it right after i made it, have a smaller label and make it more simular to a real cart on the top, allso i put "laptop" in different languages where the name of the game usually is, tought that was fun.
I know a guy who makes labels and bends plastic in different shapes, so i think it is possible to do.

Quote from: grgh on November 18, 2009, 05:40:41 PM
I wonder if you could use an N60 motherboard since the cartridge slot is already on the side:
http://www.videopac.com/images/n60_2.jpg

Think i will stick to G7000 and just rewire the cart slot :) I dont have a N60, only G7000's =/

Any other id?as on different things I can do or put in it? Appreciate every reply i get  ;)

Turtle

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Another bump from me, now there are pictures up that are a bit more "bright" with some textures/right colors. Allso what I am thinking to do with the parts and wiring.
Edit: hope the wiring and part's pictures gives any sense, i have drawn the 3D drawings so i kind of know what the different things consists of.

Cheers

RickO2

 :o I like it!  I've been tossing around the idea of putting Odyssey2 guts into a laptop computer and retrofitting it for joystick ports, etc.   I like your idea better!

Rene_G7400

Quote from: Turtle on November 18, 2009, 07:35:18 PM
Any other id?as on different things I can do or put in it? Appreciate every reply i get  ;)

Yes, don't use a G7000 motherboard, but use a G7400 motherboard!

Turtle

Quote from: RickO2 on November 18, 2009, 09:46:11 PM
:o I like it!  I've been tossing around the idea of putting Odyssey2 guts into a laptop computer and retrofitting it for joystick ports, etc.   I like your idea better!
Thank you :) I was originally planning on putting a laptop into a odyseey 2 shell and convert the controllers to usb :P so same thing just totally different ;)
Quote from: Rene_G7400 on November 18, 2009, 11:04:16 PM
Quote from: Turtle on November 18, 2009, 07:35:18 PM
Any other id?as on different things I can do or put in it? Appreciate every reply i get  ;)

Yes, don't use a G7000 motherboard, but use a G7400 motherboard!

To be able to play the videopac + games with full power? Was thinking about it but i can`t find a single g7400 in Norway. And ordering consoles from different country's allways gets so expensive. =S But thanks for the id?a anyway, would have loved to do it. Anyone know an good website to buy the parts i need for the RGB mod?

Rene_G7400

Quote from: Turtle on November 18, 2009, 11:28:08 PM
Anyone know an good website to buy the parts i need for the RGB mod?

Maybe you could try an eBay shop which sells electronic components.

Turtle

that could work :) and another consern is finding a TFT monitor that actually works with the videopac, arent they pretty sensetive on what they get? 320x240 @ 60Hz. Hsync = 15.7kHz, Vsync = 60Hz, this is what i read in another thread, is this the case for pal consoles to? Pretty new to all this electronic jibba jabba, have only created pc's inside other consoles earlier and thats a bit easier ;)

Rene_G7400


Turtle

Oh thanks, was searching mad for 60 hz so now i can search mad for 50 hz instead ;)

Turtle

Done some searching around and the closest I come is a PSone pal screen, is this somthing i should go for? easy to use? Think it is a bit to small tho =/