Game Boy Color mod reads ROMs from floppies

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There’s a lot of easy ways to play Game Boy ROMs, if you’re so inclined. You can play them on an emulator: nearly every platform under the sun has a perfectly capable Game Boy emulator available for it. I have Game Boy emulators installed on my laptop, PSP, Nintendo DS, GameBoy Advance and cellular phone. Of all my gadgetry, only my watch stubbornly refuses to play Link’s Awakening, but oh… give it time.

So you could do that. Or you could just carve up your own circuit board then hack, splice and solder a floppy drive to your old-school Game Boy Color, allowing it to read ROMs directly from a 3.5″ disk. You know. Whatever’s easiest.

Even better? The French modder who dreamed this up touts “portability” as a bullet point.

Sheer, stubborn, wild-eyed hacker insanity… awesome to behold, worthy of our incredulous applause.

A floppy drive for your Game Boy! [Site via Gearfuse]

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4 Responses to Game Boy Color mod reads ROMs from floppies

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is very very old.
    What made you suddenly dig it up now, years after it was an interesting hack?
    Oh. I guess you never heard of the flash rom carts for the Gameboy. Or the Gameboy Colour. Or the Gameboy Advance. Or the DS.
    Never mind, carry on. It’s so old it’s almost retro now.

  2. FighterHayabusa says:

    This is awesome, old or not.

    @ANONYMOUS
    You are retarded. Go away.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    Let’s hope something heavy falls on ANONYMOUS.

    I like this, but it is kinda cumbersome.
    I’d love an SD card version. ;)

    Of course at that point you might be better off with a DS Lite and one of those packs.

  4. eustace says:

    We are truly not worthy.

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