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 Post subject: UltraHDMI group-buy ROUND 7 - accepting participants
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:07 am 


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Location: Newnan, GA 30263 United States
To participate:

  • Email
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    (that's a "J" for "James")
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  • Tell me which name / alias you prefer to use
    It will be visible to other participants on the public list.
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  • Tell me how you heard about the group-buy.
    .
  • Tell me if you are interested in kit+install or just the kit
    (and how many)
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  • Tell me if you want a mini HDMI cable.
    Most people need one. It's $5.
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  • Tell me your name, return address, and preferred email address.

If you are getting installation, ...

  • ... tell me which color you prefer for the power LED
    White, green, blue, yellow, or keep it red.
    .
  • ... tell me if you prefer the regular notch-cut install
    I provide "no-cut" pieces free with install, please read details in section below
    .

Thanks!

I will provide my mobile phone number, street address, email, and payment info.

I will post each status update in this thread.

UltraHDMI group-buy order history

ROUND 1 (5 weeks)
2018-01-23 ordered 20 kits
2018-03-01 received

ROUND 2 (7 weeks)
2018-07-04 ordered 17 kits
2018-08-21 received

ROUND 3 (3 weeks)
2018-09-22 ordered 25 kits
2018-10-14 received

ROUND 4 (5 weeks)
2018-10-19 ordered 14 kits
2018-11-23 received

ROUND 5 (12 weeks)
2018-12-22 ordered 40 kits
2019-03-16 received

ROUND 6 (22 weeks)
2019-03-14 ordered 70 kits
2019-08-12 received

ROUND 7 - accepting participants

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u6qYeVU_ZcBakCNbX43mjCUgSK-U2CH-ZXWNHPIQKBo/edit#gid=293186896

Previous participants:
Spoiler: show
ROUND6: 71 kits ordered 2019-03-14
Received 2019-08-12

sl33p3rc3LL - delivered
retro-reality - delivered
schnuth - delivered
Aaron1238 - delivered
brendonknowsall - delivered
hugo19941994 - delivered
secousa - delivered
ldnbil - delivered
dedpoolz - delivered
budsully16 - delivered
kylez64 - (2) delivered
ClassicTrip - delivered
FlyEaglesFlyPA - (2) delivered
leonk - (2) delivered
Grimnaught - delivered
Towhatpoint - delivered
mr_cartorious - delivered
Nicksnotfunny - delivered
mrsociety - delivered
disco_pancake - delivered
TurboFiero - delivered
gamingpsychotic - delivered
RegularGuyGamer - delivered
dodd1995 - delivered
cheapskate_scanner - delivered
rooty_russ - delivered
TonyCheckraise - delivered
Alexz7767 -delivered
block1700 - delivered
beanmosheen - delivered
ness582 - delivered
Alfi - delivered
mikeyunk - He canceled and I refunded, kept the kit
SinnerOG - delivered
Simpleman - (5) delivered
rackerbillt - delivered
DadicusPrime - delivered
Lord_Naitsabes - delivered
Reddit-questions21 - delivered
Zavaro - delivered
MarkyG83 - delivered
Zappyraccoon - (3) delivered
Ceirt - delivered (took ~41 days due to Chile unrest)
Br0kenC0des - delivered
Jchamp14 - delivered
Grown_Ass_Kid - delivered
ForceMultiplier - delivered
stank_osauras_rex - delivered
Kettu83 - delivered
Tpoundx - delivered
aesquire - delivered
Psychobiologist - delivered
Arthrimus - (5) delivered
NGalaxyTimmyo - delivered
anthonyn0919 - delivered
tigurxi - delivered


ROUND5: 40 kits ordered 2018-12-22
Received 2019-03-16

ncrnelson - delivered
d_nimal - delivered
TehLinkz - delivered
DK_64 - delivered
DJ - delivered
VirtuaSkimmer - delivered
trolling_4_success - delivered
Jonkzbrudda - delivered
Sqwv - delivered
Sabin - delivered
nonother - delivered
hoagtech - delivered
neihofft - delivered
Austin - delivered
pulsaral - delivered
dkscer - (4) delivered
dpeb - delivered
ttahmouch - delivered
Raiden8816 - delivered
jensenjersey - delivered
h0ngE - delivered
howthegodschill - delivered
towerofpower90 - delivered
WeightedCube - delivered
brittanyfilth - delivered
leonk - (3) delivered
A_C_007 - delivered
audiohacked - delivered
Karma_Doesnt_Matter - delivered
unmaker - (5) delivered


ROUND4: 14 kits ordered 2018-10-19
Received 2018-11-23

mpctvman - canceled early, so I refunded and took his place
nmalinoski - delivered (kit only, no install)
alco18g - installed, delivered (UK)
cgpeb - delivered (kit only, no install)
jscanc972 - installed, delivered
jammsop - installed, delivered
TerminalPlantain - installed, delivered (Canada)
ledfyr - delivered (Sweden)
PopcornMagic - installed, delivered
Imakecowscry - delivered (kit only, no install)
ajrichie - installed, delivered
Rocker Gaming - delivered (2 kits, no install)
FabianBahr - delivered (kit only, no install, Germany)


ROUND3: 25 kits ordered 2018-09-22
Received 2018-10-14

CloudGamerX - delivered (kit only, no install)
Operative09 - installed, delivered
chack8 - installed, delivered (2 systems)
jumixbx - installed, delivered
dkscer - delivered (15 kits, no install)
YoshiKnuckles - delivered (4 kits, no install)
VmprHntrD - installed, delivered


ROUND2: 17 kits ordered 2018-07-04
Received 2018-08-20

Einhandr - installed, delivered (2 systems)
zachjay - installed, delivered
ustor - installed, delivered
Quaze - installed, delivered (Canada)
nmalinoski - delivered (kit only, no install)
gentlemenace - installed, delivered
bag - installed, delivered
tacoguy64 - installed, delivered
DoomsDave - installed, delivered (Australia)
Leigh Wilshin - installed, delivered (2 systems)
jedegr - delivered (kit only, no install, Belgium)
jvggopher9 - installed, delivered
joek - delivered (kit only, no install)
mawe - installed, delivered
danturcan - installed, delivered


ROUND1: 20 kits ordered 2018-01-23
Received 2018-03-01

Gloves - installed, delivered (Canada)
PuppyWaffles - installed, delivered
VGIII - installed, delivered
Totino - installed, shipped
creib - delivered (kit only, no install)
zombi - installed, delivered
Boosted52405 - installed, delivered
OptOut - installed, delivered (2 systems, Taiwan)
skylarsvideogames - installed, delivered
broncofantd793 - installed, delivered
NeonTrotsky - installed, delivered
spawn - installed, delivered (2 systems)
rancidskater - installed, delivered
Xtrasmiley - delivered (kit only, no install)
jugu - installed, delivered
djc5166 (for his friend) - installed, delivered
djc5166 (for himself) - installed, delivered
loukey - installed, delivered




DETAILS:

The goal of the group-buy is to help satisfy UltraHDMI demand more quickly, so a production batch can be big enough to satisfy orders for everyone in line (and there doesn't appear to be an easy way to get in-line). This also allows participants to basically get the kit at wholesale cost. Participants can also get discounted install service and other extras. I believe Marshall (RetroActive) prefers to ship larger orders so he doesn't need to pack/ship as many packages (probably why it has been difficult for most people to reach him with smaller orders). In previous rounds, the group-buy always grew past the goal while I waited for the "go ahead" from Marshall to order the kits. There's never a good reason to end a round before Marshall is ready to have the next batch manufactured, so now there is no target quantity.

Working as a team, my twin brother (CZroe) and I have performed 200+ UltraHDMI installs, dozens of Hi-Def NES installs, and several DCHDMI / WiiDual / GCDual installs. It's obvious that N64 fans are still desperate for UltraHDMI and frustrated because there hasn't been an easy way to get in line for one. The group-buy lets you get in-line and encourages RetroActive to produce larger batches.

I don’t want to exclude anyone. If you're part of a local retro gaming group on Facebook or another forum, let them know about the group-buy.

Marshall (UltraHDMI creator) once told me: "Turn time is 5 weeks" - but recent rounds have taken much longer and we should expect it to add a couple weeks for shipping around consoles and kits. Round 5 took 12 weeks to receive the order from RetroActive; which was the longest round yet. Then round 6 took 22 weeks.

I’ll pass along any updates I get from Marshall / RetroActive after our order is submitted. Until the order is sent to RetroActive, participants can back out and I will refund ASAP.



NEW HW2 DESIGN

Now it should be OK to publicly share details because participants in this round will receive kits with the new "HW2" design...

For two or three years, Marshall has been working on a revised UltraHDMI "HW2" design and sharing some details with me. The new design has a connector for an optional DAC (digital-to-analog converter) add-on module + additional flex PCB. The add-on enables analog R/G/B and Y/Pb/Pr output through the N64's existing AV multi-out connector.

Most Shmups members already know what that is, but many people are discovering the group-buy from elsewhere so I will explain: UltraHDMI's standard digital output (HDMI) still provides the best picture possible for flat-panel TVs. The optional RGB or component output provides the best quality analog picture - ideal for use with high-end CRT (tube) TVs.

Marshall said the add-on module uses a proper DAC component (not a resistor ladder as some older RGB options had). Separating the expensive component makes sense considering that most people are only interested in the HDMI output and don't have the right equipment to take advantage of enhanced analog output.

The new HW2 design also has a revised flat cable. I believe it will not be possible to swap a HW1 board for HW2 without soldering the new flat cable in place of the old one. The new cable includes a connection for the in-game reset (IGR) feature, so it is no longer necessary to add an extra wire or permanently tether the UltraHDMI board to the N64's motherboard (I typically added an IGR disconnect for HW1 anyway). Also the flat cable connector on the UltraHDMI is revised so it's easier to open and close without breaking the connector.





PRICING

  • $130 UltraHDMI kit -required to participate
  • $50 install service +extras -extras detailed further down
  • $10 extra flat cable -useful if main flat cable damaged
  • $5 mini-HDMI cable -quality 15-foot cable
  • $5 "no-cut" pieces -(or free with install)
  • $5 universal cartridge tray -(or free with install)
  • $? DAC add-on module -unit price TBD

If you are confident in your tools and precision soldering ability, buy the kit and install yourself. I can install for $50 and include the extras detailed further down in this post. If you attempt self-install and damage the main flat cable: Another flat cable is $10. CZroe has successfully restored a few failed installation attempts that were sent to him, so there's a good chance he could save a failed install attempt for you.

Marshall / RetroActive has not specified a unit cost for the optional DAC add-on module. I expect it will be at least $10, but it could be more. I don't think the DAC will add much complexity to the install so I do not expect to charge extra for installing it. I'll clarify after I've done some practice installs with the early "test" units Marshall is sending to me. I might also find a supplier for a good component Y/Pb/Pr cable, which I would hope to offer for less than $10.



USA shipping:

$10 UltraHDMI kit
$20 upgraded console

I ship from Newnan, GA 30263 (United States). For combined shipping or shipping outside USA, I will contact you to work out the cost of shipping.

Combined shipping for multiple units:
I typically purchase insurance and require signature confirmation, so I will have to calculate the cost for combined shipments.

Shipping outside USA:

I will contact you before kits are ordered to work out the cost of shipping. If you want to avoid spending money for international shipping both ways, you can buy an N64 on the USA eBay site and have it sent directly to me. Make sure to share the tracking info with me because it can be difficult to associate one of these with a specific group-buy participant. I can also try to obtain a basic North American NTSC N64 locally to pass along at-cost.



Extras included with install service:

  1. 3D-printed cartridge tray for NTSC systems:
    Allows North American N64 to fit and play Japanese games with 100% compatibility, or vice-versa. Your original unmodified cartridge tray will also be returned.
    .
  2. Custom power LED color:
    Choose color-changing, green, blue, yellow, white, or original red.
    .
  3. 3D-printed "no-cut" pieces:
    This was designed by Greg "collingall" Collins (of laserbear.net). Allows UltraHDMI to be installed without cutting a notch for the mini HDMI port.



Each UltraHDMI kit will be tested when I receive them. Each N64 system will be tested as I receive it. Each upgraded system will be tested again before packing and shipping. The latest UltraHDMI firmware will be installed (currently 1.08). If you order a kit with no install, your order will be shipped as soon as I receive and test them. If you’re getting install service, I’ll prioritize and process the list of participants in order based on when I received payment of at least $130 for the kit. For installs, send only the console. I don’t need the controller, power supply, or anything else. I'll have some of the N64 systems prepped and ready for installation so I can begin installs as soon as the kits arrive.

I am confident we can install / test / pack / ship 5 systems per day.



MORE INFO REGARDING "NO-CUT" PIECES

These 3D-printed pieces were designed by Greg "collingall" Collins of Laserbear.net so it is not necessary to cut a small notch for the mini HDMI port. Group-buy participants that get installation service can get this for no additional charge, but can also choose the original notch-cut install. With the "no-cut" pieces, the UltraHDMI board is raised a few millimeters so the mini HDMI port rests just above the N64's bottom shell, and another piece replaces the hood/shroud around the AV multiout connector with a notched piece (I also return the original piece).

Two things to note about the "no-cut" install:

  1. The mini HDMI port is slightly closer to the analog multi-out connector.
    It's raised by a few millimeters, so using analog + digital outputs simultaneously requires slim cables. The mini HDMI cable I offer is slim enough to coexist with many common / cheap analog cables I have used. The connector on Nintendo's original cable is too big to be used simultaneously.
    .
  2. The N64 must be reassembled without the bottom EMI shield.
    This isn't really an issue. The FCC over-reacted in the 1970s when people started buying electronics that produced broadcast TV signals (RF). Regulations were too broad, so consoles and computers have excessive shielding even when they don't produce RF signals.

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Standard notch-cut install (left) "no-cut" install (right)
https://imgur.com/a/rDcc3Ma




I’ll keep a public list of participants here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u6qYeVU_ZcBakCNbX43mjCUgSK-U2CH-ZXWNHPIQKBo/edit#gid=293186896
(select "ROUND 7" tab at the bottom)




2019-11-04
Marshall made a small test batch of HW2 units back in September. He allowed me to purchase his remaining kits from that batch. Marshall said many of them will be dead-on-arrival. I believe PCB failures are expected because the factory in China does not perform a robotic test of each point on the PCB for a small production run such as this. I always test each unit, so I will identify DOA boards and RetroActive will compensate with replacements from a future production run. I should receive quite a bit more units than I previously implied, but I want to temper expectations until I know how many are DOA. I do expect to receive several dozen kits. Once I receive them, I will perform installs on various systems and provide feedback to Marshall before he does a full production run.

[update]
After I purchased the remaining units from Marshall's test production in September, he ordered some DAC modules to include. There were some delays as they were stuck in customs, but now he has them and he's waiting for the flex PCBs (carries analog signals from DAC module to N64's AV multi-out connector).

2019-12-31
In addition to the units made in September, Marshall also contacted me just hours before my December 31 flight and allowed me to purchase 150 more units. With such a limited quantity, it seems like he's doing another very small test batch and isn't ready to do a full production batch quite yet.

JANUARY 2020
While in Thailand, I had a chat with Marshall. He said production around this time of year is always be delayed due to Chinese / lunar new year celebration but he expects that production will start in early February.

LATE FEBRUARY 2020
I'm back from my international trip after 1.5 months in Thailand + Malaysia and getting settled at home. There are a lot of packages to go through. I chatted with Marshall a few nights ago. He's still waiting for flex cables to go with the "test" kits from September. Factories that are currently running only offer limited services at the moment. PCBWay is only doing 2-sided PCBs and no assembly at all. They should be able to start producing the flex PCBs soon and I should receive the September test units soon after. For the 150 additional units purchased December 31, the virus outbreak in China will definitely delay production. I don't think anyone can really guess how long. Marshall said the factory has a third-party handling their email and their estimates seem too optimistic based on what he hears from business contacts in China. He shared the most recent email from the factory regarding PCB production and PCB assembly:

Quote:
Hi , Marshall:
The PCB department of the factory has started to work, but now the delivery date will be a little slower than before.
The PCBA department is expected to work next week


Marshall also said this about an upcoming firmware feature:
Quote:
when you left i was playing around with a way to reverse VI filtering on some games. that unfortunately did not end up being feasible
so i am adding hard interpolation to sharp pixel mode (where it looks sharp but still filters to prevent stairstepping)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:16 am 


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Added details to OP just now.

creib had already messaged me to say he's interested, so I've added him to the list:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u6qYeVU_ZcBakCNbX43mjCUgSK-U2CH-ZXWNHPIQKBo/edit?usp=sharing


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Hey man I kind of feel like I’m being advertised at.

I am glad you are excited about your services and am well aware of the ultra hdmi.

It’s just your not discussing hardware or asking or stating anything about gaming technology.

And because you have never posted anything before, it seems very intrusive
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Hoagtech wrote:
Hey man I kind of feel like I’m being advertised at.

I am glad you are excited about your services and am well aware of the ultra hdmi.

It’s just your not discussing hardware or asking or stating anything about gaming technology.

And because you have never posted anything before, it seems very intrusive

The gist: Some people are super desperate for UltraHDMI and I don't want to exclude anyone from participating.

The original post only asked if the Hardware subforum was the appropriate place to post it. The question sat for a couple days with no response (except a PM from an interested member). I finally edited the title and added details to the post just now.

Which is the appropriate sub forum? Can it be moved there?


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Did the cost of the kits go up? I want to say when I did group by it was 110 for the kit.


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citrus3000psi wrote:
Did the cost of the kits go up? I want to say when I did group by it was 110 for the kit.

NintendoAge member YoshiKnuckles made a minimum 3 unit order along with my brother and me in 2016. That's how I got my first UltraHDMI kit. With shipping it cost me $130-something for my single kit.

The RetroActive.be ordering page says it's $127 each for minimum quantity of 3 to 9 units. I don't know yet if I'll be charged for shipping from MarshallH.

It also says the cost is $123 each for 10 to 49 units.
For 50+ units, his ordering page says "contact me." It might be possible to negotiate a better deal if the order reaches qty 50.


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I'm interested. I've been trying to buy the kit from www.badassconsoles.com forever. PM incoming.


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jugu and djc5166, both of you are on the list:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Thanks. I will place the order this evening and pass along any updates I receive.


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I PMed.. hope I made it in time. :)


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20 kits have been ordered and paid for. MarshallH also said something unexpectedly awesome: "should be out in a week or so"

That's much sooner than I was expecting! If you're getting install service, go ahead and ship your N64 to me so I can prep it. I suggest using tracking and signature confirmation to make sure it doesn't get misdelivered. In November a package of 4 N64s was delivered to the wrong address and the recipient was kind enough to bring them to me. Signature confirmation would help avoid a snag like that. I also suggest you take a picture of your console's serial number or write it down somewhere. It may be useful if the carrier has an accident and the package disintegrates. The N64 is built well, but I still suggest you pack it well enough that it won't shift around in the package too much. I'll review message history to make sure all of you have received my address.

I've received N64s from:

- Boosted52405 (NintendoAge) Jungle Green S/N ending 569
- PuppyWaffles (NintendoAge) Jungle Green S/N ending 595
- broncofantd793 (NintendoAge) Jungle Green S/N ending 515

Still expecting N64s from:

- VGIII (NintendoAge)
- zombi (NintendoAge)
- OptOut (NintendoAge)
- skylarsvideogames (NintendoAge)
- NeonTrotsky (NintendoAge)
- spawn (NintendoAge)
- rancidskater (NintendoAge)
- jugu (Shmups)
- loukey (Shmups)


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I'm interested to see what this awesome thing Marshall mentioned is. Perhaps a firmware update?


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andykara2003 wrote:
I'm interested to see what this awesome thing Marshall mentioned is. Perhaps a firmware update?

Nah...it's just that his statement implies our order will ship much more quickly than I had expected. I thought I'd have to wait for the next production run with a 5-week turnaround time.


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I haven't received any shipment confirmation yet from MarshallH for our 20 UltraHDMI units. On 1/25 @GameTechUS tweeted that MarshallH had received kits and began the testing/validation process -- implying that the preorders from Game-Tech.US in October would be on the way soon. I had pre-ordered 3 from Game-Tech.US in October, so I'm also waiting for those. Since Marshall H previously said "should be out in a week or so," I believe our 20 kits will also come from the same production batch he's currently validating. I asked Marshall how UltraHDMI testing was going. He said: "slowly"

I'll let everyone know when I have another update.


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An email missed my filter yesterday: SHIPPING CONFIRMATION FROM MARSHALLH!

The kits apparently left Kansas yesterday and might even reach me before the 3 kits I ordered from Game-Tech.US in October.


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Nice. Do you know when you're going to do another group buy? I might hop on the train, depending on whether Marshall will have some of the bugs and kinks ironed out by then.


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Nice. Do you know when you're going to do another group buy? I might hop on the train, depending on whether Marshall will have some of the bugs and kinks ironed out by then.

If everything wraps up nicely with this one and there are no major snags, we'll probably do a round2 immediately after. I'll add you to a list and try to reach you when it starts.


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Tracking shows the kits are out for delivery and expected to arrive today!

I received another N64 yesterday. Still expecting a few more:

- VGIII (NintendoAge)
- zombi (NintendoAge)
- NeonTrotsky (NintendoAge)
- jugu (Shmups)
- djc5166 (Shmups) note: Received 1 of 2 N64 systems

I know some of these are on the way to me now.


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Hi, guys! FYI, I’m the one wielding the iron. Ichinisan is my twin brother.

The kits arrived Thursday, the 1st when I was at work but I squeezed in one install that night and shipped it along with two BYO install kits. I did two yesterday morning and two yesterday evening (Friday, March 2nd). I’ve done four today and will be doing at least one more tonight. I’ll be doing a shorter shift tomorrow (8hrs instead of my usual 12) which should leave me enough time to do two before work and two after, provided Ichinisan can have the boards ready to go for me. If Ichinisan can streamline it for me and have the boards ready to go we can always squeeze in a couple installs after work even on my full shift days.

We’re on pace to be finished nearly as fast as you guys can get the consoles in!


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Gloves
installed, delivered (Canada)

PuppyWaffles
installed, delivered

VGIII
installed, delivered

Totino
installed, shipped (delivery attempted 3/21)

creib
delivered (kit only, no installation)

zombi
installed, delivered

Boosted52405
installed, delivered

OptOut
installed, delivered (2 systems, Taiwan)

skylarsvideogames
installed, delivered

broncofantd793
installed, delivered

NeonTrotsky
installed, delivered

spawn
installed, delivered (2 systems)

rancidskater
installed, delivered

Xtrasmiley
shipped, delivered (kit only, no installation)

jugu
installed, delivered

djc5166 (for his friend)
installed, delivered

djc5166 (for himself)
installed, delivered

loukey
installed, delivered


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Ichinisan wrote:
If everything wraps up nicely with this one and there are no major snags, we'll probably do a round2 immediately after. I'll add you to a list and try to reach you when it starts.

Please add me to this list as well, if possible. I would very much like to participate if there's a second round!


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ustor wrote:
Ichinisan wrote:
If everything wraps up nicely with this one and there are no major snags, we'll probably do a round2 immediately after. I'll add you to a list and try to reach you when it starts.

Please add me to this list as well, if possible. I would very much like to participate if there's a second round!

I've added you to the preliminary list. I'll send you more details when round 2 starts.


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Just wanted to say in this thread how great it was dealing with these two.

Great communication as well.

Your N64s are in good hands here.


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djc5166 wrote:
Just wanted to say in this thread how great it was dealing with these two.

Great communication as well.

Your N64s are in good hands here.

Very kind. Thank you!

Everything went much more smoothly than I expected, so I'm preparing for round 2 :)


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Ichinisan wrote:
djc5166 wrote:
Just wanted to say in this thread how great it was dealing with these two.

Great communication as well.

Your N64s are in good hands here.

Very kind. Thank you!

Everything went much more smoothly than I expected, so I'm preparing for round 2 :)


I meant to get in on round 1, so put me in your reference list for round 2. I gave up doing console mods when my N64 RGB mod made Pokemon Stadium look like an inverse technicolor nightmare.
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I'd like to get in on the second round as well.


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I would be interested in joining round 2. Thank you!


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Since the second round hasn't officially started yet I'd like to get on the preliminary list too.


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Cool. I'll contact each of you when it starts (very soon). If email is a better way to reach you, send me a PM with your email address.


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Can I get in on this, please!!! :lol:


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