Sup guys what do you think of my restoration job.
Hey guys, what do you think of my modification job.
yup, it's an AV famicom, and it was a PC10 PPU mod
Had to break the heatsink, the fucker was in the way.
What do you guys think of my mod job?
>what's the point of lifting the chip
Do you even lift anon?
i have a bunch of these i guess i could dump a few.
yup, i don't think it was drakkin, but it was definitely his level of glue.
He does it on purpose.
He legit changes a resister, which usually lowers the quality, and tries to encase everything in hot glue so nobody will be able to reverse engineer his custom mod. dude is a fucking schitzo.
With a couple google searches you can find some red flags so he's lost a lot of business.
Now he's into selling romhacks.
The romhacking community was very welcoming of him and his buy my mod mentality.
He claimed it worked before he shipped it. He sent out a video showing him booting it up, although he didn't have a tv to test the rgb on.
He also has disclaimers saying he won't refund or even fix anything for free.
IIRC it was a circle jerk that went on for months before he got it back, i'll try and find the "customer review" for you
here's his website while i dig
So it wasn't until after the customer demanded that he take responsibility for his faulty work/destruction that Drakkin added the disclaimer to the price guide?
That right there is something that would not hold up in a court of any kind, and Drakkin would be fully responsible for reimbursement. This goes double because he was unable to test the console before shipping it out TWICE because he lacked necessary equipment. There's no way he could confirm it was working before it left his "shop".
The customer should have followed through on this through the legal system. Probably would have gotten back half of what he put into it.
As for "Jason at Gametech", that url seems to be dead. However, it seems that he set up shop at game-tech.us instead. And he actually does have goo feedback.
What did he do, cover it in clay and then paint it?
Even wall paint used on consoles isn't going to do that. Even if it were applied with a brush.
There's no way to fuck up a paintjob like that unless it's deliberate.
Half of my night has been spent reading that NG thread. These pictures are sickening.
only to get worn out again, the top loader is superior, period, even with RF-only
you can EASILY mod it to output composite, or mod it to output composite, svid & RGB with a NESRGB
fuck drakon btw. holy shit these mods lol
jason is awesome, you can see his work on his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GameTechUS/videos
he's done mods & repairs on a few of my consoles. great communication, works fast and will do pretty much everything you ask him, to the letter. some of his custom work leaves a little to be desired aesthetically (he could do a better job of filing holes to make them cleaner) but functionally there are no problems.
You just inspired me to make this. (I also made the infamous "Drakon Power" picture as an in-joke for some folks on IRC once.
he would summon hot glue dragon
So hold up. Are you telling me that this idiot actually payed the initial 365 bucks plus 150 for an rgb mod kid. Just so he can play his top loading NES with composite and s-video?
I know he wants the authentic experience but jesus h christ, for that price you can just buy a god damned tv with a vga port and use it as a computer monitor, then sit comfy on his couch and play NES games for free.
I just would like to know, how the fuck are people like him still in business? How can people with that many bad references still be able to find someone willing to pay extraordinary huge amount of money for a work which looks like shit, sometimes works like shit and in general is shit. Nowadays literally every second guy who comes from electrotechnical high school knows how to solder few wires without destroying anything + many of them can also make it aesthetically pleasing. That RGB mod is not hard to do at all and even if it was you can still buy already modded console (or original one from Nintendo, I think French ones came with SCART) and it will still be cheaper that what he wants for that.
Skips seems to do pretty nice works, I don't know how much he asks though.
I've been thinking on sending him my front loader nes to RGB mod it, seeing that he lives in Arizona so I can skip the shipping process, but I want to get the board first.
I also don't know how to contact him...yet
You can see it here.
Op here, wow t-thanks for the replies.
I was just joking about what a pos my childhood NES is. It's missing almost every screw from my childish attempts to fix the mechanism to keep the cartridge down.
I tried a pin repair and replaced screws.
I'm leaving all the shit on it because muh memories.... Can't find my PSU at the moment, ohwell.
also, jesus, Drakan is a fucking dick.
I should get into this mod shit if this asshat is makin $500 a shot for that shit. I got a fucking soldering iron and a worth ethic so my shit will be a 1000x better than his.
The screws holding the black part down shouldn't be screwed all the way down as it causes it to flex to the point where the locking mechanism for pressing the game down doesn't lock.
Speaking of Drakon, I managed to find a Game Action Replay on eBay on auction, which ended up going for an absurd amount of money in the end. I remember reading about the GAR years ago and thought "man this would be cool to own". It sorta worked, I could never figure out how the "save state" mechanism worked. It also turns out that the cartridge connector was shit, and one of the pins fell out after I pulled out my game.
So I decided to turn to him for help. I sent him the thing and he managed to work on it, however, he mentions he couldn't get it to work. I figured that it might've been the SRAM thing, which is stored by an EEPROM and will be erased should the battery die. He said he could do it, but he didn't have the exact EEPROMs at the time, and wanted me to buy him a set of 10 for $40. I said fuck that, I might as well have it sent to Leon, from Game Reproductions, to have the SRAM restored, since that's one of his services. I told him to mail it to Leon, but it turns out that the package never got to him, and it returned to Drakon. So he had it sent back to me so I could send it, and I'm left with a paperweight. I think it cost me $100 to have it "fixed", even though it doesn't work. God damn shame there is no one in the USA who can restore the SRAM, the only guy that does so is in Canada, and I don't feel like paying double digit shipping to have it sent back to me non-working anyway.
Well, I can only hope someone is selling another one of them on eBay again.
After a brief search, all I found was Drakon himself saying:
>Built in about 2 days. This's a fully consolized gameboy advance. I've built both a snes and arcade controller that work great with it.
So I guess it's a custom solution. And it's probably just as disfigured as this.. "Geneboy Advance," as he likes to call it.
>that glue all over that hole next to the video port
You just know this thing has to be absolutely full of hot glue. Look at the ribbon cable he stuffed into the GBA too it looks like its covered with it as well.
Since someone bumped already...
Found my snes!
I haven't got around to tossing it. It fried when I pulled the built in WiFi card out because???
Must have been ESD. That finally made me buy a wrist strap.
Really pissed me off, had to drop $80 on an antique mobo to get my server back up, and it still doesn't have enough SATA ports.
it was old enough for him to not be able to get everything he needed in the replacement.
frying old mobos is the worst, that's why i'm on a shitty laptop currently. I can either settle for a dated one or upgrade everything.
nah, it was an AMD M3A32, lasted like 6+ years, was doing fine too, I just thought I'd be a smart ass and pull out the wi-fi module which had been doing fine all this time just being disabled in the bios.
Sucks because it was a premium board. Replaced it with a midrange board with only 4 SATA ports, and two of them don't even work because the RAID controller is so fucked it can't handle anything.
I was stuck in a really shitty price point, where I couldn't upgrade without buying an entirely new system, but I was happy with all the components I had already. (6 gigs ram, Phenom 4 2.4, 6 sata ports)
Extra fun: cooling clip on new motherboard snapped as soon as I applied pressure, had to retrieve clip from the badass ABIT board and use that.
When I fucked everything up I was cleaning the system out and upgrading it to PWM fans and moving it to a bigger case so I could slam all my hard drives in it. I took off the northbridge cooler because I wasn't doing anything crazy with it anymore, upgraded my gaming rig. Took more force than I was comfortable with.
So either removing the heatpipe cooler, or the wifi card.
I dunno anon, some people don't want to touch a soldering iron not even with a 2-meter stick.
As for me, I did my SNES and N64 rgb mod, but I never had to remove anything for those, I'm a little nervous about doing the NES one because I have to remove the PPU and I'm not very skillful with the solder iron, also the board it's pretty expensive so I don't want to mess around with my rookie hands, so I've been thinking on sending just this one.
>Destroying Genesises like that
Do you guys know where I can find a printable label for Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse, with the original design? Or at least somebody who wouldn't mind make one.
I just can't find it anywhere.