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    This is absolutely going on my wishlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einzelherz View Post
    I only have one: Just Breed, but I've seen others. I assumed all the taller Famicom carts were the same dimensions (except for height) as a standard Famicom cart. But this device looks like if you have a tall cart that will slide far enough to hit the pins, you'd be able to play it without having to try to wedge something to hold it down.
    Unfortunately, Jaleco's taller carts are thicker than normal Famicom carts. They aren't the same depth as usual, and that's why there is a problem.

    Maybe a Game Genie + converter + cart might work, though, that should push it out far enough to avoid that bar it hits... but I don't have a Game Genie, so I can't test that myself.

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    huh, reminds me of when I took an old ide connector, sawed 2 NES connectors in half and hand soldered each pin to each good non flexing half of the connector.

    only I left the push down mech in place and fastened the connector to the assembly so it could move


    was a pain in the ass

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    Current stats: 860 backers have $36,684 pledged of $15,000 goal.

    I wish I had the cash to put toward this. $20 for a "blink-free" existence wouldn't be a bad price. Hopefully they will sell these post-Kickstarter. It would be a good item to have in stock at retro game shops.

    EDIT: Check out these stretch goals. The first has already been met: region switches integrated into the devices!

    - $30,000: We're already almost there so lets power through it. This stretch goal adds functionality to the Blinking Light Win itself. We will be integrating a multi-region lockout chip to every Blinking Light Win so that systems will now be effectively region-free as well as make unlicensed titles playable on all systems. NTSC games will now work on PAL systems and vice-versa. And now PAL users are now free to play games from any region in Europe. This however, does not fix any 50/60hz speed issues when playing games from other territories. What this does is allow the games to boot by bypassing the region lockouts.

    - $40,000: This stretch goal puts into production a newly designed famicom to NES adapter. This new adapter will compatible with BLW-enabled systems as well as top loading NES systems. Tall case Famicom games like those made by Koei will not be an issue any more. Production would start at the same time as the Blinking Light Win so they will be available when the first shipment goes out. The design of the adapter is still under development so feel free to make suggestions in the comments. We'll be making progress updates in the comments section so keep your eyes peeled for new developments.

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    I want two or three of these. Where do I go to place my order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan View Post
    I want two or three of these. Where do I go to place my order?
    The link is in the top post of this thread. But for convenience, here's the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...cting-your-nes Remember, it will probably be a few months before this is delivered as they need to finalize the design and have it manufactured.

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    With that first and achieved stretch goal now that thing really is worth every penny of that price tag to allow a normal system to be region free. I know people who are brave enough to do it can just pin snip the thing but a lot of people just won't do it making this an amazing bypass. The adapter is a cool concept too if it gets around the blockage of tall famicom carts in a classic system which won't work.

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    I fixe dmy toaster years ago, but good luck with this!
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    Can we purchase this after the kickstarter ends by sending paypal? I don't trust pre-orders until people have the products in their hands. Opcode Games screwed over many people by not shipping their SGM's for their Colecovisions.
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    This built into an HDMI modded NES would be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickstilwell1 View Post
    Can we purchase this after the kickstarter ends by sending paypal? I don't trust pre-orders until people have the products in their hands. Opcode Games screwed over many people by not shipping their SGM's for their Colecovisions.
    This.

    I think there are guys over at another site who ordered the 7800 expansion module close to four years ago and never received the goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickstilwell1 View Post
    Can we purchase this after the kickstarter ends by sending paypal? I don't trust pre-orders until people have the products in their hands. Opcode Games screwed over many people by not shipping their SGM's for their Colecovisions.
    It should be readily available afterward, although it may cost more money, no clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan View Post
    I want two or three of these. Where do I go to place my order?

    I want one for my personal NES toaster-and or more if I can push it on some people I do repairs for:

    Since I do NES Repairs ..I currently have a pile of them in all kinds of condition,some are dead..

    I would like to offer this Part-installed as an option when I'm asked to do a repair..

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    Looks cool and from personal experience, shadowkn does good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Champion View Post
    Looks cool and from personal experience, shadowkn does good work.
    Agreed on both points. I decided at the 11th hour to back this seeing I've got a spare non-functional NES-001 to try this out on.
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    I may buy one when they start selling them. Great part is no soldering needed. I had the RGB Mod done to an NES though, and I haven't opened that up since, so I'm not certain whether there will be room in there now.
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    Looks great for $20. Good luck!

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    Nice project.

    $20. How much is shipping?

    Most pin replacements cost $8 or so with free shipping. Though most put a vice grip on your carts, I did find one seller that has ones which are more gentle and work 9 / 10 times.

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    So now that these things are now being made, any input?

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    His website is taking payments for these as pre-orders which will be able to start shipping after the kickstarter units have been sent to the backers. He guesses this will be done in April so I'm not sure if anyone got these yet. He does make the Omega Neo Geo MVS and arcade stick though. I have seen some happy customers of those on Facebook gaming groups who posted their pictures of those units.
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