my sd2snes is shipped :D
Invoice ID: 0000002227
maybe it's time someone would start a topic to point them out?
BTW mine is shipped too, thanks Krikzz :-)
Greetings from belgium ^^
Last edited by Dr.Wario; 05-07-2012 at 01:44 PM.
If a business has an official site (which you do) then consumers should expect official announcements there. (which you did)
Any other areas of posting information are just a matter of convenience for the customers. Businesses (ESPECIALLY smaller ones) should not be expected to post the same information in 4 or 5 different places whenever they have updates. That's what official sites are for, and you kept that updated IMO.
SAG doesn't own Twitter, FB, this forum, etc... SAG owns stonagegamer.com. The info was posted on stoneagegamer.com. If you are getting your news from a 3rd party site not owned by him that he posts to as he has free time, is that really his fault?
If you, as a consumer, want to make a purchase from a company, then you should rely on that company's web site for updates. If SAG had not put the information in the location you needed to go to to make the purchase, then you would be fully justified in your anger about a lack of information. But in this instance he provided it all on his companies web site. He is generous in posting info in other places, but to be upset because he didn't use YOUR preferred 3rd party site is absurd.
Sorry for the rant, but IMO you went above and beyond in getting your information out given everything you have on your plate SAG.
Mine shipped too. What makes the sd2snes more appealing than other carts is, i think, its opensource-ness. Even if ikari loses interest it's not doomed to become an unsupported piece of hardware. (I thought i read it was GPL licensed, but i couldn't find its license right now)
Edit: My girlfriend just informed me that a letter from the Ukraine just showed up . Looking forward to get home and mess around with it.
Last edited by genetik; 05-07-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Krikzz is a man of his word... that is clear as water.
The world doesn't have many of those anymore ...
Last edited by Dr.Wario; 05-07-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Anyone know where I can get the BSX Bios for this thing? It's supposed to be a headerless BSX bios. I can't find it ANYWHERE! The DSP and ST chips were easy to come by, but I've looked everywhere and no BSXBIOS.BIN. I know some emulators use a headerless BSX BIOS so it's GOT to be around somewhere.....
Just remove the header, it's not that hard.
That's all? It'll still work as a BIOS rom? Would you also need the BSX BIOS for the carts that can use it such as Derby Stallion?
The mistake is that he did not do what he said he was going to do.
Damn , my iD : 0000002236
Not shipped yet. I m still waiting ...
If people get mad regardless, I would go with a logical system over a random one.Your suggestion seems reasonable, but its not as easy as it sounds. I cannot just take peoples money with no idea when or if I will ever be able to fill their order. I have done this in the past and its only pissed people off when it doesn't ship when they expect or in a reasonable time. You may be reasonable, but not all people are. Really at this point, no matter what I seem to do people get mad.
A good reason in theory, but there might not be someone else with the technical expertise to actually further support it. I don't think buying any product based on future potential is a good idea.Mine shipped too. What makes the sd2snes more appealing than other carts is, i think, its opensource-ness. Even if ikari loses interest it's not doomed to become an unsupported piece of hardware. (I thought i read it was GPL licensed, but i couldn't find its license right now)
If you have an item which you don't know when or if you'll be able to get more, you have to cut off orders - this happens all over at retailers, not just a SAG. You can't take people's money when you don't know if you will be able to deliver, and you can't line them up if you don't know if they'll really be able to pay.
That is what leads back to the tried and trusted first come first serve. Any other system tends to have a lot more liability, both legal wise and as a constant communication burden -- you better believe people send emails all the time when they are wait-listed badgering about when their order will be filled, and if your inbox gets full of those it is harder to respond to legitimate requests.
If you do waitlist people, when their order comes in, and they can't pay right away-- then you're still gonna lose either way. Either people are going to get mad that they have to wait because of someone that can't pay, or the person who has waited months is going to get mad because they got passed over since they couldn't pay right away. Lose-lose
I feel bad for the people that missed out, but blaming SAG over and over again, and hurling insults about incompetent web admins, systems, and what not is just lame. If it were me making the carts, it would be demotivating to me even producing more, because you apparently can't win anyways - people get mad no matter what you do.
Let it go and wait for the next round of pre-orders, or buy a board elsewhere
Not to belittle ikari's achievement, but there is very very little in the world only one person can do. But if you're saying it might take a while for somebody else to become interested enough to invest a lot of time, well, i fear that's the case.
But even if there are no more updates it seems to be a good cart.
You know, following a rant about how people behave that's an odd thing to complain about. If you do your job incompetently you *will* be told by someone. I don't think this is a bad thing. What do you think will happen if everyone lets it slide whenever someone screws up?I feel bad for the people that missed out, but blaming SAG over and over again, and hurling insults about incompetent web admins, systems, and what not is just lame.
I don't see why you bring this up again though, Stone Age Gamer already apologized for it and said he's working on making sure it doesn't happen again.
I thought KRIKzz were manufacturing these for a profit? And Stone Age Gamer reselling them for a profit... Yes, they probably care about their work, but you're making it sound like I'm insulting a charity organization or something, and I'm not even saying much that is insulting!If it were me making the carts, it would be demotivating to me even producing more, because you apparently can't win anyways - people get mad no matter what you do.
Here's a crazy thought: rather than use your time complaining about people being mad demotivating them, why don't you send them some positive words?
Yes, SAG has apologized - I just wanted to be at least one person that voiced defense for the situation from a business perspective, instead of just one more complainer. I was just posting my thoughts on seeing their side of the situation, as you posted yours - and while the situation ended up being an unfortunate disaster, I don't think they had set it up in any fashion out of the ordinary, and they certainly didn't intend for it to be a disaster.
And, of course they manufacture these for profit - people's time is always worth something - in the real world, it has to be. Lots of time and work goes into assembling the boards and making the carts, and it doesn't come for free.
Speaking purely from conjecture, I can't imagine anyone getting rich off of it though. Even though these carts fly off the shelves in small quantities at a time, i doubt there is huge long term demand if say, a hundred thousand were suddenly available, or something. To some extent, I think the demand is overestimated based on how few are available at any given time.
To me (and this is opinion where I could totally be wrong), it seems like the kind of job that you choose to because you love retro-gaming and geeky devices, not because you're just in it for the money. Its certainly a way you can make money by doing something you love, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with making a profit off of it, but I doubt you're raking in a fortune.
I was just saying that hordes of complainers attacking you at your every move could be a demotivating factor in that kind of situation. Customers always have a right to complain, but there is a point where you should try and understand both sides, and then let it go. Its been 3 days now. We should all just get over it and move on. There are and will continue to be more opportunities.
Last edited by starlightknight; 05-08-2012 at 02:38 PM.
Oh, and cosmetics is another selling point, albeit a small one. SD2SNES won't look ridiculous like the PowerPak does when media is inserted, and the menu looks (and seems to function) a lot better. Getting the load times well below even the already pretty decent load times of the PowerPak is yet another plus.
To sum things up by speaking very broadly, I'd have to say that it's because of how much some of us love our SNESes and how we want them to be all that they can be that this thing has received the kind of reception that it has.
I have a SNES PowerPak. The only expansion chips I really care about are the SuperFX & SA-1, neither of which are implemented yet. The other ones are nice to have, but I wouldn't really miss them if I didn't have them (already have DSP-1 in the PowerPak)
To me, the main points were:
1) Automatic saving - this was a killer feature for me. The whole hold reset thing on the PowerPAK is a major pain - sometimes you might forget, and there are always things like power blinks.
2) Fast stable interface + no FAT sorting necessary. Makes card management less of a pain
3) MSU-1 - totally cool. Look forward to messing with it
4) Open Source - I'm a professional developer. I'd love to mess with the code on my own unit. I've been begun working on my own SNES emulator in the last year too, so I have some understanding of the hardware - although it is far, far from complete.
It would be sweet if we could make save states possible, as has been accomplished with the NES PowerPak and Mega Everdrive. They're quite handy on limited playing schedules