If you grew up playing Pokemon Red or Blue, you might have moved far away from your childhood friends by now. If you’re still playing Pokemon Red or Blue, you can now literally reconnect with these friends using [Pepijn]’s new and improved Game Boy link that lets players trade Pokemon over the internet.
Based on [Pepijn]’s previous work building an Arduino-based Pokemon storage system (which was inspired by a separate project that was able to spoof trades), the device allows a Game Boy (including Pocket, Color, and Advance versions) to connect to the Internet via a Teensy shield. The online waiting room software is called TCPoke which facilitates the Internetting of the Game Boys. From there, all you have to do is connect via the project’s wiki!
The TCPoke software is available on the project’s site. Also, be sure to check out the video below which shows a demonstration of how the software works. There is noticeable delay compared to a direct link between Game Boys, but it functions very well. We didn’t see this link system work for a battle, but it would be interesting to see if it is possible. If so, you might never have to go to a Pokemon League meeting again!
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This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Damn! im right in the middle of doing it… this guy stole my show :-(
Nonetheless very nice to see it working :-)
You can always turn the process faster.. But i think the problem is in the hardware side .. not the software
It’s amazing what you can crowbar the internet into the middle of and still have things work. Great hack.
Yes it is amazing. There are limits though. I once tried an internet connected circulatory system but the delays were too great and the patient died. Oh well.. lesson learned.
Never stop trying, no matter how many patients you get through. You’ll get it done in the end.
Remember to poke pokéholes when pushing poképackets down the poképipes.
i dont even
Creator here. I’d be happy to answer any questions. Also, take this coupon: 143180E
Whoa! Great work!
I love to see these hacks with old video games.
What’s the coupon for?
For a discount on the hardware from my Tindie store linked on the page. You can also hack something together yourself of course.
Battling does work, by the way, I made a new video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdcQFUGgEvo
Going with Chris R, could you use this for other games?
Can it be made faster and more importantly, what if I wanted to put it into the gameboy? The entire thing
I see that the creator mentioned that the way the pokemon games are programmed he was able to trick them into working with an asynchronous connection. Are the pokemon games truly the only ones that can be made to work with something like this? Or just the only ones he was interested in programming it for?
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