Friday, June 25, 2010

Some Good News

The prototype adapter for the Retrode arrived this week. We used it to read most of the GBA games we put up Wednesday. That is to say that it read three out of five. The other two we had to use our original equipment to read. Still, I feel certain that the problem with the other two was just a software issue. I've contacted Matthias about and I feel certain he'll come up with a fix soon.

While I had it hooked up I decided to do a little more testing. I tried to read both Ogre Battle 64 and Paper Mario. I am happy to say that both read flawlessly. Now, you may be asking yourselves we we didn't already put them up. The only answer is: because we didn't. We're planing to do that next week. I want to get three more N64 games to put up with them and I am going to take a crack at Resident Evil 2. We'll see how it goes I guess.

In any event, it's all good news. I just thought I would let you guys know. Everyday we make a little more progress.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Little Slack

Ok. So, I forgot to do a post last week and haven't done one this week until now. I know I probably should have done a post just to let you guys know I wasn't going to do a post, but I guess I'm a little a lazy about such things. I'll do my best to sum up what has been going on for the past couple of weeks.

The TG-16 games came in and the new build is ready for launch. However, I broke the TG-16 reader before I got the last five games read so we've put off the launch until we can fix it. We worked on it some this week, but ran into some aggravating problems. We are going to try to make the new adapter more robust.

Matthias has mailed us a prototype GB/GBC/GBA/N64 adapter for the Retrode. It should be here in the next few days. Once it comes in we are hoping to be able to put more games up for each of those systems. I'll try to include an update in my next post to let you guys know how it is going.

Today we bought some more GBA games. We can't find Urbz and they may not upset most of you, but I have to tell Brian that I am sorry. I know we had it, I think we lost it when we changed offices. It is probably in a box somewhere. I am going to keep looking and just buy a new one when I run into it. Of course, we may do a complete inventory over the next few months, so I may just find it.

One last note for those of you who don't know. I also do another weekly blog about my childhood. It may be of no interest to most of you, but it's a bunch of funny stories about me and some of the other guys involved in CC. If you're interested you can read it here:

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Automotive Week

Yes, I took this week off to work on my car. Well, my minivan. I'm married with five children. It was a lot of hard work and I got basically no Console Classix work done, but the van is still broken... Still, I suppose it builds character. After the week I've had I'm not sure I needed that much more character, but there you have it.

I am still awating the arival of one more game for the TG-16 launch. Lord willing, we will be able to kick it off early next week. I am going to try and get a good rotation going with the GBA, N64 and TG-16. Once I can buy a couple more adapters for the Retrode I plan to start putting up more GB and GBC games as well. We may even be able to work in the occasional batch of Atari 2600 games.

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!