Well, I sure did muck that up.

Can I strip a screw or what.

the damage

Here’s a great hilarious thread on /r/gameboy about it in which I am somewhat overly dramatic.

I ordered the 3dscapture.com original DS USB capture board with the intention of giving it the good old college try as plan A (doesn’t involve soldering!  Seemed do-able) and plan B would be packing the whole thing up with my tears and sending it away for a responsible adult to fix for me when I invariably couldn’t do it.

Plan B it is!  I couldn’t even get the back off my DS without stripping a screw (the head, not the thread, I think).  It’s frustrating because I am very detail oriented and good at fiddly work, but I guess my natural patience for hand sewing doesn’t cross-transfer to turning tiny screws.  The video made it look like something I was capable of doing.

Really thought I could do that.  :s

Waiting for pay day, then I am going to send it off to a buddy a few towns over who is especially talented at this stuff.  In the meantime, my laptop is older than dirt so surely I am going to have to upgrade to a slightly better rig if I would like to capture and/or stream from my DS, so I am trying to figure out how much that’s going to cost so I can start budgeting for it.  In the meantime, I should probably just start playing and blogging about my favourite GBA and DS games!


AHHH look what I didn’t lose in the move after all!

My original launch DS and Motocross Challenge indie print run cart.  YAAAS


Only been looking for this stuff for 18 months.  Better late than never!  Post about Motocross Challenge coming soon, now that I’ve found the cart!  🙂

The fakest fake that ever faked

Even though my screen name is GBA Gamer Girl, I have a much larger DS collection than GBA!  😉  That said, I recently posted my humble collection to r/gamecollecting to see what the peanut gallery had to say (they were complimentary and valued the same things that I did) but one poster especially noticed that in a big picture of many carts, my TMNT cart looked bootleg.

My original photo post to /r/gamecollecting- I feel like I have lost a few carts over the years, I feel like my collection wasn’t always this thin…

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Let’s starts at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

Step one:  Order a NDS capture card.

Step two:  Buy a NDS on kijiji.

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(Surprised it was boxed!  I did *NOT* pay 179.99 for it, by the way, haha.  And he threw in the copy of Animal Crossing Wild World free of charge!  I have gone from losing a beloved copy of that game to having surplus copies- AWESOME.)

Step three:  Wait for the capture card to arrive ;_;  (I did already get a USPS tracking number and shipping notification- YAAAAS!)

There was a time in my life when arguably, I was a pretty advanced computer end user.  I had a lot of fun dabbling in HTML, goofing around in photo editors.  There was also a time that I was super into video games, and even kept a gaming blog.  I’d love to foster some of those skills again, and add others (video)- so I’ve decided to start game blogging again, and I’d like to capture my own images and videos.  I’d like to play around with twitch.tv and YouTube.  I have no grand delusions that I’ll be popular on either of those platforms, but I think I can have some fun sharing my GBA and NDS collections (among my other portable distractions) on this blog 🙂  I’d love to have a 3DS capture card since that’s the platform I play the most these days, but they seem to be pricey and in short supply- so that gives me the motivation to explore some titles that I really loved last gen or two, and discover some that I had always wanted to play.  I had a lot of fun blogging about games on 1up.com and I’d like to re-live that 🙂

I am super anxious about installing the capture card though!