So the guy on this forum claiming he had payed the 64Drive (on the time) for 3 months and e-mailed Marshall to get his money or get his product isn't a sign of anything?
As far as I know that wasn't an isolated case. As far as I know there was another guy that the 64Drive died and wasn't able to get a replacement.
The first I remember from this forum and the second from IRC.
The guy refuses to reply paying customers e-mails and this is a bad sign to me.
Besides that how many firwmare or OS update the 64Drive had? One?
Besides all that, he's well known to be rude to everyone.
I think customer support is a big part of a product and when you have StoneAgeGamer plus Retrogate on the other side to compare I stand my point: not worth your trust or your money.
There have been 9 updates to the menu and 3 to the firmware. He's currently working on redoing the firmware from the ground up, addressing some annoying aspect(s) (hasn't revealed everything yet) of N64 flash carts.
The Everdrive line is top notch in my opinion because of the support even if there are better devices out. That's one reason why so many would like to see a NEO GEO Everdrive made.
I haven't deal with the guy myself and all I'm saying were things I read on forums and saw on IRC.
I'm also glad to see there were more updates than I had in mind still I'm not a fan of taking 3~6 months ETA orders, maybe it's just me but take NG:Dev Team as an different example of that.
People payed for Gunlord AES almost a year ago and it still wasn't shipped. I'm really not a big fan of putting my money on things the seller can't assure the day of arrival.
Maybe all that I've read were people that don't like the way Marshall conducts it's business and I'm missing most of the information still many other retailers take pre-orders ONLY when they have an exact date for shipping and I think most buyers prefer the second way.
EDIT: Just to express my point
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He also never posted if he got it fixed (or any second post for that matter), so marshallh might have contacted him personally.
I can understand not wanting to put money down on something and not having an exact date at the time of order, but my experiences with him have all went smoothly and highly recommend the 64drive.
I ordered a 64Drive, it was faulty (didn't run games bigger than 16 MB), I emailed Marshallh, sent him back my 64Drive, and a few days later I received a new one, working great.
So if you don't have any problem yourself, please stop spreading gossips...
You know this is a two way street, right? The same principle applies to both ends. Positive and negative.
As far as I can tell your story can also be taken as a "positive rumor", when this happens, it's often called propaganda and since I don't know you I'm not sure what motivated you to post that.
Besides, I don't have the time to collect the numerous posts on the 64Drive thread of people asking "where is it" or "why he doesn't reply me". It's only gossip if I wasn't able to back my point on anybody's comment, which I did.
So, apart from the rumors and gossip, from a lack of talk about it from marshallh, it's safe to assume that the project is at least on hold until he says otherwise?
Honestly, as nice as it would be I view it as too niche. I just only got into the NEO GEO scene after exhausting most of the other consoles I was interested in. I am interested from a technical perspective as to why it is so difficult considering boards share many of the same layouts which is partly what led to so many boots...even among that though there's still significant variance to cover.
So I can understand completely why people aren't as keen to jump onto that project; It's an unique beast. I just went the MVS route, I figure now's the time to get into it while the getting's still good. With consolized MVS' like the Omega and shockboxes with nice looking inserts it's only a matter of time until you begin to see another inflated market IMO. This isn't to say I wouldn't love to see a NEO GEO Everdrive, but I must say it isn't high on my list. I'd much more see disc based systems preserved to solid state formats ala PSIO/3do IDE adapter.