Project GenCom [resumed]

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Project GenCom [resumed]

Post by dragonhead » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:59 pm

oh wow im back after a year or 2 of absence. some of you may remember me. most dont know who the heck i am.

anyway im starting a new project. a handheld genesis, dubbed GenCom

Why "GenCom" you ask?

well that would be because of my donor case.....




a Tiger GAME.COM:
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as you can see ive already stripped its guts out.

i plan to graft in the genesis controls G-Force style because i loathe the Tiger controls. its already got provisions for a speaker, batteries, screen adjustments, and headphone plug. the rest i plan to fill in to clean it up a bit. i plan to make this as small and clean as possible. the cart will be flat against the back but fully external.

right now i need a radica, a few carts, and a screen. id love to use a ps1 screen but i just dont have the space for it in the case. i need something between 3 and 4 inches diagonal with a horizontal or screen size circuit board.

its gonna be tough but i think it can be done.
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Post by kylechu » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:16 pm

Hey, weren't you the second person to register? (after Ben)
thanks memberlist.
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Post by dragonhead » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:20 pm

yup. i been here a long time! ever since the OLD board!

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Post by kylechu » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:22 pm

OOOoooooo!
Like your project too. Go portable genesises!
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Post by wallydawg » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:55 am

j/w what happened to the gamecom guts? I remember these from way back, with graphics hardly rivaling a graphing calculator.
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Post by dragonhead » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:27 am

wallydawg wrote:j/w what happened to the gamecom guts? I remember these from way back, with graphics hardly rivaling a graphing calculator.
still got em. still work. screen had dead lines tho.

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Post by dragonhead » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:47 pm

Mock up pic. about to scale too. case was traced from pic. controls are grafted from 3 button genesis controller. bigger speaker moved to lower right.


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Post by nightwheel » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:59 pm

Are you willing to part with the gamecom guts?

And I like you idea to use the gamecom case to make your sega genesis portable. And it looks like it'a going to look cool too.
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Who knows if the Namco Portable will ever become a reality? :P

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Post by Triton » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:12 pm

totally awesome that your posting again, makes you the earliest active member except ben! and that thing is gonna look awesome when its done!
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Post by dragonhead » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:20 pm

thanks guys! and triton, good to see you again!

best thing is, this thing is gonna be smaller than a nomad! woot.


hey im selling stuff to fund this. check out my thread in the trading post!

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Post by Negative_Creep » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:11 am

I don't know if you posted when I first registered, can't really remember lol.

I love the idea, and case, wouldn't it be more comfortable though if the vertical position of the buttons and D-Pad matched? Also, there are 6-Button Radicas... may as well get one of those now since they are about the same price, games like Comix Zone etc. are loads better with a 6-button controller, same for Streets Of Rage 3.

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Post by dragonhead » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:39 pm

Negative_Creep wrote: I love the idea, and case, wouldn't it be more comfortable though if the vertical position of the buttons and D-Pad matched? Also, there are 6-Button Radicas... may as well get one of those now since they are about the same price, games like Comix Zone etc. are loads better with a 6-button controller, same for Streets Of Rage 3.
if they can be modded to work with sonic 3 and S&K then i might. although i never did like the 6 button controllers. the 2 player option would be nice. and as far as control placement ill have to play with it once i get the parts. start throwin ideas at me! i know where im goin with this mostly. but im always open to neat ideas.

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Post by tom61 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:43 pm

Last I had checked, no one on these boards have successfully modded a SFII Radica to work with a cartridge slot.

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Post by dragonhead » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:44 pm

well folks... the first step has been made! i bought a radica! a sonic 2 (red) model. 15$ shipped.

now im eyeballing a game lot and a screen.

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Post by dragonhead » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:40 am

i think i found a screen

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i searched around here. apparently itll run off 7 or so volts no prob.

its 3", its got composite, audio, a speaker, etc. about 50$ shipped.

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