Here are some finds I picked up last week. I have a bunch more to post, but they will have to wait until next week because I am currently experiencing some computer related troubles. Boo.
On the plus side, I got two UNBELIEVABLE finds last Saturday, from the same secondhand shop no less.
First up in a Intec Gamecube LCD screen. I have always wanted one of these, and I was pretty shocked to find it in the display case of my local video game/movie centric secondhand store. It was in a glass display case beneath a pile of controllers. I nearly shit my pants when the clerk dug it out for me and I saw the price;
Seriously? These screens go to like $80 on Ebay, and in far worse shape than this!
Next up, in the display case right next to it was this:
An EFA Linker. This is a 256mb Game Boy Advance flash card… for only $5! These things still go for $130US brand new on most sites. It took FOREVER for me to find the proper drivers for this thing and I had to dig out my old Windows XP tower to install them.
My next step is too copy my patched Mother 3 ROM onto it and finally (re)play it the way it was meant to be experienced!
In the meantime there were a couple ROMs on it when I bought it, nothing that is overly interesting, though. The Mega Man was so/so from the 20 or so minutes of it I played.
From the same store I also picked up Mega Man Network transmission for next-to-nothing. I bought this game when it first came out (and have since traded it away). I remember really liking it, and I thought since i was getting a fancy new screen for my Gamecube I might as well grab this also.
I know updates have been sparse, but I have been busy spending time out-of-doors as much as possible before I am made a shut-in by the cruel, cruel winter months. Updates will be more frequent from now on, I promise!