Modification Brings TV Out Port To The Nintendo Virtual Boy

Modification-Brings-TV-Out-Port-To-The-Nintendo-Virtual-BoyThose who suffer the unfortunate headaches after a Nintendo Virtual Boy session should keep reading. One incredibly talented console modder has managed to create a VGA TV Out port on the primitive 3D portable, allowing him to enjoy the likes of Teleroboxer, Wario Land and Mario Tennis on the big screen.

Unsurprisingly enough this recent creation has been brought around by non other than Furrtek, the mastermind behind the recent Super Neo Geo Pocket - a Super Game Boy equivalent for SNK's handheld.

In order to output the Nintendo Virtual Boy's visuals on an external screen, Furrtek needed to create his own FPGA board to create some VGA signals. The only downside to this technique is that it only uses visuals from one of the internal displays, losing the 3D effects of the Virtual Boy once outputted elsewhere.

Nevertheless, being able to play Nintendo Virtual Boy games via an alternative display whilst still using the original hardware is an impressive feat - one we very much hope becomes a purchasable modification in the near future.

Nintendo Virtual Boy TV Out Modification

Link: Furrtek's Nintendo Virtual Boy VGA Out Modification

Source: Hackaday

Last Updated ( 17 June 2013 )  


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+2 (Link to this comment) BritishSandvich 2013-06-17 21:42
This is actually pretty awesome! If this becomes purchasable, my friend down the road would be extremely happy.
+1 (Link to this comment) ewjim 2013-06-17 21:47
Id be all over that! Id love to do some extended gaming on my VB.
+1 (Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-06-17 23:01
Just walked around the puddle of drool on the floor from ewjim to get to this post to say thats some great news.

You cannot however polish a turd and make it anything other than a turd! Whats next HD Jaguar???? lol lol

Love ya jim
(Link to this comment) suedehatbats 2013-06-18 00:37
This would be a neat mod to have. Now, I just need to actually find a Virtual Boy. lol
(Link to this comment) Welshwuff 2013-06-18 17:05
He's my buddy. :3 We been talking about this for awhile and i keep throwing ideas at him for features, but obviously hes the smart one doing all the work ¦3 Thing is he can make the 3d stereoscopic with red and cyan glasses, but it dosn't really work as well as you might expect, so much so it's not even worth exploring since the images are pretty set in stone.
(Link to this comment) jamalais 2013-06-20 08:04
were the games even any good on the virtual boy? I can't really speak to it since never tried on or owned one. There seems to be quite the dedicated fan base online though.
(Link to this comment) scawp 2013-06-20 15:28
Could the technique be done to the other display as well then fed into a 3DTV?
(Link to this comment) Blast123 2013-06-20 23:33
an interesting project but rather useless as the games are best experienced in 3D. an emu and a VB controller adapter would have sufficed for far less money. the only real purpose of this (besides from doing something no one else has) would be for video capture.

@jamalais, a few. most are tech demos but still complete games. check out bound high!, face ball, jack bros., wario land, telero boxer, and red alarm.

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