A Very Elaborate Game Boy Color

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  1. machinoman
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    So I came upon a GB Bridge, a Flash2Advance card, its USB, as well as some other Visoly devices as I mentioned in another thread. I thought it would be a good chance to get some rare collectibles but also a way to play Game Boy Color games on my Game Boy Player without having to order an EverDrive. To my dismay, when they arrived I found that the gap in the GB Bridge, while wide enough to accommodate the pack panel of a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Advance SP, was unfortunately not wide enough to fit around the bottom of a Game Boy Player. I considered modifying the GB Bridge or Game Boy Player, but then came up with the idea of using a GameShark as an adapter instead. I ordered one online and it arrived today. It worked!

    I present to you my VEGBC (Very Elaborate Game Boy Color) -

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    The hell is that monster in the middle of the desk?
     
  3. machinoman
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    Ah that's an OSSC sitting on top of an HDMI switch of the same size. For some reason the OSSC won't recognize a signal coming directly from my GCHD, but with that switch in the middle it works wonderfully. The OSSC takes the 240p signal and makes it 720p, so I can see those advanced Game Boy graphics with crystal clarity.
     
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    That's unusual because I just double checked and my GB Bridge fits perfectly in my GB Player. Perhaps yours is a later/newer model? Based on the SD Gecko, I presume you're using GBI. Are you using the built-in flashing software or using Pogobridge? I really like the setup, although personally I prefer a Gamecube controller.
     
  5. machinoman
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    I don't know, that's weird. I just tried it again and it won't quite fit for me. Its a DOL 017, and the GB Bridge doesn't quite fit even with no card and some light bending, although I am hesitant to push it too far.
    I'm using your unofficial Pogoshell by the way. Well done. I like it much better than the default and it goes perfectly with FAS1 on the DS for when I don't feel like breaking out the USB which I keep wrapped up in its plastic container.

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    Edit: Oops. I tried it again again and it does fit, quite snugly. Oh well, lol. I'll find some use for this thing yet.
     
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    I updated my setup a bit and I am very happy with the results. I switched out the GCVideo solution in favor of RGB SCART, and had to get a PAL Gamecube to make that work. Extrems had apparently added an option for 360p, which is better than the 240p limitation of the GCVideo DVI solutions. Long story short, using a SCART cable, a modified OSSC firmware, and a picture mode on my TV called "TheaterWide 3", I am able to get a fullscreen (at least vertically) picture for Game Boy Color games.

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    It is also kind of nice that for the SCART version I don't have to mess with the settings in OSSC at all. Now I am going to force myself to play some games and stop being so picky about the image quality because I have crawled far enough down the rabbit hole at this point. I think I might play that Pokemon Crystal Clear thing thats apparently pretty legit.
     
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