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Offline BRNexus

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Why only ugly yellow shell?
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:13 AM »
I mean out of all the colors one can choose, why yellow?   It doesn't match any of the Nintendo consoles.  I mean Black or White would be a better standard color. 

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 11:34 AM »
Yellow is a common color for famicom carts.

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 12:52 PM »
Sure, there were yellow carts, but if you are going to have one cart installed in your system 24/7 then why not a more standard color like Black or even White?

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 01:05 PM »
but I like the yellow color. it's classic ;D

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Yellow?! WutFace I got black everdrive LUL

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 04:29 PM »
Sure, there were yellow carts, but if you are going to have one cart installed in your system 24/7 then why not a more standard color like Black or even White?

I have it black, but I wish I had a clear blue one.

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 08:26 PM »
I seem to remember krikzz offering a black and red one at some point. Maybe those were all bought up and all he has left are the yellow shells. Also famicom carts came in a variety of colors and shapes. Would be cool to have an option to buy an N8 with a Salamander famicom cart shell.

Offline stlpaul

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2018, 08:56 PM »
I have a white one.  :o

SAG does fully custom shells if you want (including metallic paint options). It costs extra, though.

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 09:49 PM »
The clear red shell was nice  :'(
And so I go fast.

Offline Mister Xiado

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 08:02 AM »
I miss when Everdrives didn't come with shells at all, or were at least optional. Feels like a waste for people who make their own labels and such. My N8 (NES) is in a translucent green shell, but of course years later, I acquired proper gray shells on the cheap. My Super Everdrive is in a gray US SNES shell with a custom label, and the white Super Famicom cart shell it came with is in the box, which in turn, collects dust.

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2018, 12:20 AM »
My question about Famicom everdrive cases is not so much about the color, but more about their shape. Why are they taller than regular Famicom carts? The extra room is not even used in the cart and the SD input is on the side... Because of this, it cannot be used in a front loader with an adapter because a plastic part is in the way.

Edit: I like the case it comes with, but I wish I knew where to get custom carts to swap them when I feel like it...
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 12:22 AM by marionintendo »

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 10:25 AM »
https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/everdrive-n8-for-famicom-flash-cartridge/244608664.html

As with all external links, who knows how long this will be active, but this may suffice. I've never personally ordered from DHGate, so I cannot attest to the quality of anything on the site.

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Re: Why only ugly yellow shell?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 07:06 AM »
Thanks for the link! What I actually ended up doing is ordering a Famicom Robot Block cart (cost me 2$) and used that as my shell. I had to modify the inner plastic a bit with a knife and make an opening on the side for the SD card, but it ended up working exactly as I wanted. Feels authentic and is very cheap to do