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    Wait...what?! Backlit Gameboy Color now possible? [Not AGS101 screen]

    http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product...cklighting-kit

    No pics or anything up yet and I can't find ANYTHING online about this. Anyone know more about this???

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    Yeah, I'm interested, too.

    But I thought you couldn't backlight the system?


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    No, but I am intrigued. Front lighting the thing is garbage.

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    I found some old pics of them trying to figure it out. They are doing it along the same lines of a DMG. using the frontlight as a backlight panel, a piece of paper to diffuse the light and some polarization film. I bought a kit because why not - but am super curious. They mention inverting, which i can't imagine looking good on color...we'll see. I grabbed another GBC on ebay to use and also noticed how the mod scene has fucked all the gameboy prices.

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    Is this a trust worthy website? I've never heard of them before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lions3 View Post
    Is this a trust worthy website? I've never heard of them before.
    yes - absolutely

    I've used them exclusively for GB mod supplies for years

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    The site is great. The actual light panels are crap for front lighting but are probably fine for this use.

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    The site is beyond question for being on the level. I recall another called Handheld Legend a couple years back being good too, not sure if they're still kicking.

    Seems like a crazy work around but if it does work that sounds like a worthwhile fix. Problem is (as said already) damned gameboy modders are making the systems harder to buy for cheap and in good shape no less too because they'll be fine paying up on so-so stuff and replacing added parts to then turn over expensive mods.

    I'd like to make a 2nd attempt at doing a AGB-001 (OG model w/2AAs) with a 101 screen in it. Only time I ever really modded a system it worked well but I lacked some tools and screwed up the housing. It put pressure on the LCD and after a 3ft drop onto carpet the damn thing cracked. A week ago or two I got a glacier GBA for $10 w/mario kart in the slot, sold the game, got the system for free. I'm debating leaving it alone as it's very nice, or making attempt #2.

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    intriguing. looking forward to more details... and a NGPC version ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    The site is great. The actual light panels are crap for front lighting but are probably fine for this use.
    they aren't too bad if you use LOCA - but those bubbles!!

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    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...egf8JsnnA/edit

    it's cool - but someone needs to figure out the equivalent of a GBC bivert mod I think

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    I'm very intrigued by this as well. Can't wait to see how it looks. I have a frontlit GBC that's okay, but I prefer to play on my bootleg GB Boy Colour even if the screen ratio is off.

    I bought my very first Everdrive for Genesis from kitsch-bent years ago. Good stuff.

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    Is there any point anymore? Arent there those chinese GBC color clones that have a true black lite screen in them in the first place?

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    If there's an ability to take my existing hardware and install this at a significant cost reduction compared to buying another unit, then I see a whole bunch of relevance to my interests.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pixeljunkie View Post
    they aren't too bad if you use LOCA - but those bubbles!!
    I've done that. Still crap.

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    That site is great, I ordered my GB carts from there and DMG parts for lighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ysselcneogeo View Post
    Is there any point anymore? Arent there those chinese GBC color clones that have a true black lite screen in them in the first place?
    they are still clones and they also have a wonky aspect ratio

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    Yeah, I love em but if I could get a backlit GBC I'd throw my clone in the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Yeah, I love em but if I could get a backlit GBC I'd throw my clone in the garbage.
    You wouldn't pass it along to someone else so they can experience the Kong Feng glory?

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    I'd tell them to get their own backlit GBC

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