HyperBoy+ 32Mbit Flashcart
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This is HyperBoy+. All the same great things about HyperBoy but with a BWRY eInk panel. Graphics are uploaded over USB like ROM files. This product blurs the line between HyperFlash32 and HyperBoy, but I couldn't resist using these 4 color eInk panels for something.
HyperBoy+ is all about getting a cheaper flash cart for Virtual Boy out to VB gamers. It's based on my HF32 design, but drops the cap touch buttons, haptic feedback, and SD card to reduce cost. It requires a PC to update games and is still a "1 game at a time" cart. I've also added some RetroOnyx flare to it like aluminum panels and eInk. Lastely, it's the second ever VB flash cart built from 100% new parts. No donors parts used for these!
Note: The Thunderstruck HyperBoyFlasher GUI or command line tools are required to use this product for both ROM updates and eInk label updates. See the links below.
- BWRY eInk panel for graphics
- 32 Mbit Flash memory
- 8kx8 or 32kx8 SRAM (depending on parts availability)
- Aluminum anodized covers
- 3D printed carbon fiber frame
- USB port for game loading
- Uses a current generation GUI called HyperBoyFlasher
Compared to FlashBoy+, HyperBoy has the following advantages:
- Digital eInk labels
- Backup of SRAM files using HyperBoyFlasher 2.0 from Thunderstruck
- Current generation GUI
- Automatic padding of ROM files
- Double the flash memory
- Holds the full Hyper Fighting ROM file
- Four times the SRAM
HyperBoy Flasher Utility
The Thunderstruck HyperBoy-Flasher GUI for Win x64. This is the main application for PC users.
HyperBoy Command Line Interface- Win x64
The Thunderstuck Win x64 command line interface (CLI) for HyperBoy.
HyperBoy Command Line Interface-Linux
The Thunderstuck Linux command line interface (CLI) for HyperBoy.
HyperBoy Command Line Interface-OSX
The Thunderstruck OSX command line interface (CLI) for HyperBoy
HyperBoy Card Detector Test Program
This application will run in a command window in Windows and is a test utility for detecting HyperBoy on a COM port.
You can find the latest FTDI VCP drivers here.
HyperBoy QuicK Start Guide
They HyperBoy quick start guide can be found here.