Which consoles haven't been portablized?

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by Rekarp » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:37 pm

SonyPortableizer wrote:
Triton wrote:
what about the nes2? has anyone done that?

if they have they are probably locked in their basement waiting for the crowd of people with torches and pitchforks
I have one torn up and ready for a portable I just need a case, and its at my other house.
But let me tell you, getting video was difficult. I think it isnt finished because I still need audio (On hold since fall 08)
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by Haunted360 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:26 am

I have never seen a Gameboy Portable

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by DrBunsen » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:54 pm

Vectrex :twisted:

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by lovablechevy » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:59 pm

Rekarp wrote:
SonyPortableizer wrote:
Triton wrote:
what about the nes2? has anyone done that?

if they have they are probably locked in their basement waiting for the crowd of people with torches and pitchforks
I have one torn up and ready for a portable I just need a case, and its at my other house.
But let me tell you, getting video was difficult. I think it isnt finished because I still need audio (On hold since fall 08)
/evil laugh
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by low_budget » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:28 am

I know for a fact these systems haven't been portablized, along with the best reason I could come up with.

Magnavox Odyssey: Is not fun to play. Try carrying poker chips, cards, dice, overlays around.
Magnavox Odyssey 2: Has that stupid membrane keyboard, also bad games.
RCA Studio 2: Few available games, also it has terrible B&W graphics and a 555 timer "sound chip"
Coleco Telstar Arcade: Has a gun and steering wheel for some reason.
Fairchild Channel F: 64 bytes of RAM means the games are generally terrible. Tic tac toe anyone?
Bally Astrocade: Has big motherboard, weird power requirements, and runs hot
Intellivision: This is probably the only system I listed where it would be practical
Atari 5200: Has a HUGE motherboard and consumes lots of power.
Emerson Arcadia 2001: Few people know what it is (or was)
RDI Halcyon (rumored only 10 prototypes were ever made) It's also massive.
Jaguar CD: Bulky, plus has non locking CD spindle.
Commodore CD32: Too big, non locking CD spindle, lots of shovelware. (although I have one, sigh)
Pioneer LaserActive: HUGE! Too big even for a laptop.
Sega 32x: Hard to pack 3 circuit boards together (just the system) plus a screen, controls, etc.
Bandai Pippin: Big, power hungry, and few games.

So the only practical systems to portablize that haven't been done yet are the intellivision and 3D0?

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by armarares » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:52 am

low_budget wrote: Commodore CD32: Too big, non locking CD spindle, lots of shovelware. (although I have one, sigh)
Actually that could work.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by electromaster64 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:24 pm

NEC TurboDuo
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by Kumimono » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:57 am

Game Gear

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by ProgMetalMan » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:18 am

Someone did trim down the 5200 mobo a lot, can't remember where I saw that.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by griehm » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:44 pm

I like the idea of a pong portable- I'll look into that.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by griehm » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:25 pm

Oh and here's one that hasn't been done-
PSX portable.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by ProgMetalMan » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:32 pm

It has been done lots of times.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by lovablechevy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:46 pm

ProgMetalMan wrote:It has been done lots of times.
no, the psx hasn't been done lots of times. pretty sure it's never been done. it's a ps2 dvr system:

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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by griehm » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:12 pm

Exactly- I've got one and I'm gong to pick up another some time soon. Then again with it being so rare I'd feel bad hacking it like that.

EDIT- I hate that generalization- the PSX means PS1. Makes searching for an actual Japanese PSX DVR really hard.
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Re: Which consoles haven't been portablized?

Post by armarares » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:02 am

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