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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:19 am
Quite a cool mod found on the japanese auctions, bit expensive though...

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n150018662
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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:37 am
Amazing, but way to expensive.

Anyone have an idea of which screen is used for this hack?
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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:03 pm
It's in the auction description...
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http://www.ecvv.com/product/2293745.html
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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 2:54 pm
Last edited by Maxim on Mon May 25, 2015 2:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
Looks like another GGTV screen hookup so GG games will have huge borders, plus it's an analogue video path with scaling so presumably it'll be pretty fuzzy. Maybe OK for SMS mode games.

Edit: not true, see below.
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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:02 pm
Are you sure?

The blue PCB looks like a custom design based on a large CPLD.

There's no chance it's an all digital scaler + LCD-controller?


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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:29 pm
If so, it justifies the price. Scaling 144px to 240 will be ugly though.
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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:54 pm
Maxim wrote
Scaling 144px to 240 will be ugly though.


True :)
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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:08 am
I'm wetting my pant.
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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:31 am
Hah, so cool! Though it scaled the internal GG screen and not the output!

He has more pics here:

https://box.yahoo.co.jp/guest/viewer?sid=box-l-34zvgahfoodcq7iutxbg4i4vhm-1001&a...

LOLs at the amazing hardware hacks that use HUGE 25AWG wire and terrible unkeyed connectors.
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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:40 am
OK, so it looks like it's scaling 160x144 to 320x240, which means fuzziness and squashing but also the best GG screen I've ever seen. I wonder if it supports SMS mode games too?
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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:55 pm
I've found some informations !

http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/23417629/
http://68000.web.fc2.com/gglcd/index.html
http://sions-papa.blogspot.fr/2015/01/nxgglcd.html
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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:35 pm
ichigobankai wrote
I've found some informations !

http://ayasuke2.exblog.jp/23417629/
http://68000.web.fc2.com/gglcd/index.html
http://sions-papa.blogspot.fr/2015/01/nxgglcd.html


Thank You!
15khz RGB support and SMS mode support too!
I have officially wet my pants now.
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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:42 pm
Last edited by Bock on Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:42 pm; edited 1 time in total
Here's the official website
http://gglcd.bufsiz.jp/

FYI the board has been manufactured via march-rabbit and sold here:
http://www.march-rabbit.jp/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3970
But it sold out fairly quickly it seems. They should have a new batch next month. Price was 9,480円.

The recommended screen is:
www.aitendo.com/product/2404 (2,480円)

Attached manual revision 1. Someone may want to translate it into English?
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Post Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:13 am
Thanks Bock!
wow, I really want to get one. That is damn expensive (probably $100 US shipped) but possibly worth it.

Those LCDs are all over Ebay for $20 and under too :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:20 pm
Wow, just noticed the auction finished at 112000 yen! About £600!
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:15 am
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Wow, just noticed the auction finished at 112000 yen! About £600!


That's NUTS! :O
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:56 pm
An update on the sellers site shows that this are sold out and from what I can tell, never going to be restocked :'(
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:50 pm
I just bought one three days ago.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:19 am
Bock wrote
I just bought one three days ago.


oh...would you mind posting a link where I can buy one? The link shown above says they are no longer for sale.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:34 pm
@norix_v is making and selling them.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:47 pm
OK...do you have a link or an email or any way I can get in contact with them to buy one? I would super appreciate it, been wanting one since I saw this first posted.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:20 pm
check him on twitter. it's not going to fall from the sky.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:29 pm
cmon...I dont speak Japanese and I don't use Twitter usually. If you could simply PM me his email I can ask my friend to translate a message to him to buy one.
I'm a long-time contributor to this forum and would appreciate some help here. I"m not just spamming a dumb question.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:07 pm
PM-ed
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