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  1. 7 points
    The moment has finally come! Bandai Japan has just officially announced the Eevee Tamagotchi, which is that fabulous collaboration that was leaked a few weeks back. Tamagotchi and Pokemon fans around the world can rejoice because this one is good. Just as you’ve expected, the details previously provided are pretty much on par with the official details. There will be two versions, ‘Love Eevee’ and ‘Colorful Friends’ which feature different shell designs, but will both have the same content. Each Eevee will hatch from an egg and depending on your care you can get a variety of Eevee’s! Each variation of Eevee is a bit different and all based upon care, there are a total of 8 variations of Eevee; they’re all super adorable! There also appears to be three mystery variations that Bandai has not yet released, but you can see that in the graphic above. You’ll be raising Eevee the whole time, which includes feeding, playing games, and enjoying Eeevee’s close up expressions right on your Tamagotchi screen! How adorable? The Eeeve Tamagotchi’s will be released on January 26th 2019, the MSRP is ¥2300 which is roughly $20 USD. The targeted age group for this device is 6+ due to its simplicity. It’s very important to note that this device is very different from the traditional Tamagotchi as it has similar functionality to the Tamagotchi Nano, and the newer Gudetama Tamagotchi. Bandai will be releasing a video really soon with additional information and functionality. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we receive additional information. How excited are you for this Eevee Tamagotchi?!
  2. 6 points
    Came across this Eevee Tamagotchi basic instructions guide on Twitter (TT is at @tamatalkdotcom )and thought folks might find it useful! https://nintendosoup.com/guide-eevee-x-tamagotchi-basic-instructions-and-english-translations/
  3. 5 points
    Just wanted to give a shout out to @Alex Grigoriou for the impressive work in trying to bring back Tamagotchi Town! If you haven't already, check out the topic about it here or the site at http://alexgtamagotchieu.freevar.com
  4. 4 points
    Me again! I bundled my modest little collection together and I think they all look rather dashing! The two Jensei's turned up today Still pleasantly surprised about Japan -> UK shipping times! From top to bottom: 3x 20th Anniversary Tamas 1996 P1 • 1997 P2 V2 • V3 • V3 • V3 • V4 • V5 Jinsei Entama Hanerutch 2 • Home Deka v2 • Jinsei Entama
  5. 4 points
    Oh that's very interesting! That further proves my theory that the V2 I have is from a very early wave (I haven't seen too many V2s out there like mine, so the batch with the different names must have been pretty limited) .That item must have been directly translated from the Keitai, and I do wonder why it was changed in the later, more widespread release. Either way, it's quite cool. Anyway, I was able to ROM test my CYOI Entama (the character on it was already dead, so no tamas were harmed in the process): It's ver. 14.5. I'm assuming that's the only ROM version for the CYOI since it only had one wave and three shells.
  6. 4 points
    I am from time to time reminded how much TamaTalk has grown and changed with tamagotchi. I get nostalgic of other sites and groups I was a part of. I am going to try and be a little more active with tamas. Wish me luck and I hope to make more friends along the way!
  7. 4 points
    That's not just Brazil, most countries don't sell tamagotchis anymore. The new 20th anniversary re-releases are mostly Japan, US & SOME parts of Europe (+UK) exclusive. And even then they are hard to find outside of Japan and US. As crazy as it might sound, there is just not big enough demand for them anywhere else. Even for the West they have been brought back just because of the whole nostalgia craze going on now. I'm from Poland and there have been no tamas being sold ever since the original Friends came off the shelves.
  8. 4 points
    For those curious about customization, here are the dimensions of a 90's Tamagotchi background: Length and Width of Paper: 2.5x2.5 cm Length and Width of the icon sections: 25x7 mm And if you guys want I can do a full tutorial Here's how mine came out. So shiny!
  9. 3 points
    That's a P2 and it's a legit shell. http://www.tamashell.com/p2.php
  10. 3 points
    Y'know, I'm really liking the umi. Yeah, it's demanding (very), but there's really no other tama that has animations quite like this. They're smooth, responsive, the little bubbles that travel up the screen are neat, and it's actually fun to watch them swim around the screen. Mine is, unfortunately, very quiet, but it's still been a lot of fun to raise. I did turn the TamaOtch off for the moment though, as that, plus my Genjintch, plus the Umi was a bit too much. XD
  11. 3 points
    I was directed here here by penguin-keeper due to some observations i made with my assorment of v3s. One of them, my pink translucent, has a slightly lower key than the other three. That being, all of its sounds are slightly lower than the same sounds of the others. I decided to rom test all four of them, and i had some pretty interesting results! First off, let me talk about my tamas. pink ice cream - US version, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi Green hibiscus - US version, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi translucent pink - US version, lower than normal sound, pink and yellow dots background, "tamagotchi connection" logo with mimitchi Zebra - US version region-changed to UK, normal sound, blue and yellow box background, "tamagotchi" logo with mametchi So, I went through and rom tested all four of them. The first three are all A3 0 or A3 2, including the deep-voiced translucent pink. However, my zebra was A3 3, which is a version that's not included in the list above! NOW, there's obviously something different about the zebra. I region changed it using a similar method to debugging (taking a pencil to the correct broken circles on the chip). When I undid the region change, however, it was back to being an A3 2! For my next trick, I attempt to region change one of my A3 0s. I tried doing it on both of them, but even after filling in the circles, it didn't actually take. I checked, and it was still and A3 0. It might have been the way I did it (my pencil could have been sharper), but i digress. Theory: there are four US rom versions. I've confirmed that A3 2 isn't a UK variant as theorized above, because all of mine are american, came with american chain styles and have US logos. However, A3 3 (and very likely A3 1) are region-changed variants of 0 and 2. also, now i have even less of a theory as to why my pink sounds like that.
  12. 3 points
    I am 85% sure that it is possible.
  13. 3 points
    It's a tamagotchi message board. We're all dorks to some extent, and super proud of it! XD
  14. 3 points
    Thanks! I forgot to mention it but I was able to obtain those two sprites. The complete project is now live here: https://www.spriters-resource.com/lcd_handhelds/tamagotchiconnectionversion2/
  15. 3 points
    Thanks for the help! If there are any version differences between different waves then maybe we'll find them. --- Here's the ROM version list so far, as well as any other known version differences: Kaettekita! Tamagotchi Plus / Tamagotchi Connection / Tamagotchi Connexion (V1) 0.0: The original Japanese release. 2.0: An international release, probably European. Features a multitude of changes from the previous version. 2.1: Seems to be present in both European and Australian models, so both of those regions probably used the same ROMs. Differences in this version are unknown. 2.4: Apparently, the time during the day at which the Tamagotchi's age number increases was changed in this version. 4.0: Probably the first US release. Main differences are in the form of text changes. 4.2: Apparently, the connection feature cannot be used while the Tamagotchi is a baby on any version prior to this one. This is the version this feature was changed. There's also a rare "GLAY Expo Edition" that probably uses another ROM version. Keitai Kaitsuu! Tamagotchi Plus (Keitai) The only known version is 6.1, currently. Haneru no Tobira Tamagotchi (Hanerutchi) The only known version is 8.0. Given that this version was a sort of spin-off and only had a single wave, I think it's likely that this is the only version. Keitai Kaitsuu! Tamagotchi Plus Akai Series (Akai) Currently no ROM versions are known. Chou Jinsei Enjoi! Tamagotchi Plus (Entama) The only version currently known is 14.1. The ROM versions of the CYOI Change models are currently unknown. Ura Jinsei Enjoi! Tamagotchi Plus (Uratama) 16.0 is the only known version as of yet. Haneru no Tobira Tamagotchi 2 (Hanerutchi 2) The only known version is 18.0. Given that this version was a sort of spin-off and only had a single wave, I think it's likely that this is the only version. Oden-Kun no Tamagotchi (Oden-Kun) No ROM versions are currently known. Tamagotchi Connection Version 2 / Tamagotchi Connexion Version 2 (V2) Three versions - A.3, A.4, and A.5 - are known. The differences between them are not currently known, though it is known that some versions of the V2 featured a variety of different item names, and there are differences between the US version and international versions of the V2. Whether or not these versions correspond to one of the three known ROM versions is unclear, but it does seem to be the case so far that the first wave of V2s in the USA was split into two groups - an earlier group and a later group - where the most noticeable difference is subtle changes in how the packaging looked. The later group were the ones most seen in promotional material for the V2, and it seems as though the earlier group - what I'm calling wave 0 - was probably like an initial production run that was merged with another group of shell designs for unknown reasons (perhaps they anticipated that more people would buy the V2 than they were expecting so they expanded the lineup somewhat). It seems to be the case that some of the wave 0 models were given the earlier ROM version featuring the earlier item names. There's also a PUMA Edition that probably uses another ROM version. Tamagotchi Connection Version 3 / Tamagotchi Connexion Version 3 (V3) The only known versions are A3 0 and A3 2 and their differences are unknown. A3 0 seems to be the US release so A3 2 may have been the European or Australian release. Tamagotchi Connection Version 4 / Tamagotchi Connexion Jinsei Version 4 (V4) A4.2 U, A4.3 E and A4.5 E are the only known versions. It seems to be the case that U models are the USA versions and E models are European. The main differences between them are probably bug fixes. Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5 / Tamagotchi Connexion Jinsei Plus Version 4 (V4.5) A4.5-3E and AUV4.5-.2 are the only known versions so far. I'm not so sure about the latter one, I feel like it was probably meant to be A4.5-2U but it was written wrong. The letter at the end seems to represent exactly what it did before. Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 / Tamagotchi Connexion Familitchi / Family Iro Iro! Tamagotchi Plus (V5) 34.1 is the only known version so far, and it corresponds to a European model. This was the first international model to receive a release in Japan since the V1, so there's a number of different versions of the V5. Main differences include language changes and changes to the Unchi-Kun item. Tamagotchi Connection Version 5 Celebrity / Yume no Royal Family Tamagotchi Plus (V5.5) No known ROM versions yet. The English version apparently had two more games than the Japanese version, though, and some of the parent characters changed between versions. Tamagotchi Music Star (V6) 6.0 00 32.0 0 and 6.0 01 32.0 0 are the currently known versions. The latter was a wave 2 model, so they probably correspond to the two waves of the Music Star. Region functionality seems to be separate from version numbering, now (the ROM test screen lists the region separately). Known differences between versions include changes to how much money is passed down each generation (if I recall correctly, no money is immediately passed down upon starting a new generation on the original models, whereas half the money is passed down on the first generation only on the wave 2 models) and also changes to how expensive the Wild Guitar item is (from 100,000,000 points to 40,000,000). Tamatown Tama-Go (V7) 7.0 01 32.0 is the only known version. Tamagotchi Friends (V8) 8.0 00 is the only known ROM version, though it's known that international releases of the V8 featured different games to the US version. There's rumours of a Russian language version, too. Tamagotchi Friends: Dream Town Digital Friend (V9) No ROM versions are known yet. I think this covers everything so far! It should also give us an idea of where to look for more information.
  16. 3 points
    So, I have told you before that January is going to be a month full of surprises. And I am going to reveal one of them now. TamaTown Music City is coming really soon to my website! With the help of OldSpirit (A TamaTalk member) who has all the music city files saved in the cache folder of his old pc we can bring Music City back really soon! That's all for today! See ya!
  17. 3 points
    What's interesting about the "diet soda" item is that not only is the name different, it also looks different which is actually pretty cool. The earlier version has what looks like a scale in the middle while the later version just has the regular bubbles. The left one is my early wave, different item name V2. The right one is presumably from a later batch. I actually like having the quirky one in my collection because it's kind of unique, haha.
  18. 3 points
    Welcome to another installment of my hopefully more consistent log. The tamas are all still doing very well. The two V2s are very laid back as adults so I've been primarily focusing on my V1, who's still a teen. V1 - Ziggy Ziggy wasn't set to evolve until around 4:30 this afternoon, so he spent the morning as a Marutchi. He connected quite a bit with Laura (my blue bubbles V2) and obtained the ball item, which he had a lot of fun playing with. So far, he has called for training at 1:15 and 4:15 today, with his next call presumably coming at 7:15. That brings his training bar up to 3 as he either didn't call yesterday or I missed it (more than likely it's the latter). Not too long ago, I heard the ever-familiar evolution beep. Since my other two tamas are adults, it could be none other than Ziggy. He's now an onion, which I expected but he's still cute. I might try to aim for top tier with him even though I've rarely been successful with this on the V1. This version seems to be stricter with care mistakes than the later versions so it's a lot harder to get perfect care on it than even the V2 or V3. I will probably end up with Memetchi again but it's still worth a try. V2 - Laura Laura is still an impossibly cool Dorotchi. She is 5 years old and very laid back. Experimenting with a new 'do... Feeling like royalty... Ghosts can be cute too! I love capturing her various item animations - they are all very cute. I'm glad I got Dorotchi on my 12th generation as opposed to one of my earlier ones because now I have most if not all of the available items to try out on her. I'll probably post more tomorrow or whenever I end up updating next. V2 #2 - Agnes Just like her sister, Agnes is 5 years old, still adorable and taking it easy. Oh, have I ever missed having Ginji - even the idle animations are great. I'll have to capture the teeth brushing one and the closeup at some point but I have not had a chance to do so yet. For me? Oh, you shouldn't have... These boots are made for walkin'... Skater... girl? Her animations are slightly different from the original P1 Ginji, but they have their own little charm. I love having her around.
  19. 3 points
    By the way have you checked out my revived TamaTown V4? It is worth visiting. My thread link:https://www.tamatalk.com/IB/topic/195332-tamatown-is-back-parsed-swf-files/?page=3 Direct site link:http://alexgtamagotchieu.freevar.com
  20. 3 points
    My Santagotchi and iD that i bought for my birthday/christmas arrived recently! I got my meets in the mail a month or so ago as well!!
  21. 3 points
    A bit of disappointment...I have done my research and I have discovered that the developers of programs like EnWarehouse have salvaged the elements for the EnTama logout generator from the Bandai servers before they were gone. After that, they were capable of uploading them to their own servers. Last but not least, this is the way that you can still generate logout passwords for the EnTama. To summarize, I will never be able to complete my own generator, unless someone has generated all passwords for all 5-digit combinations of all Tamagotchi V3 and V4 names (letters and special characters are included). This is physically impossible! I am DESPERATE for some help! Someone help me PLEASE!
  22. 3 points
    I'm actually a pretty avid video game prototype researcher (Spyro 3's my game of choice, I've spent probably thousands of hours documenting it at this point lmao), but I had no idea prototype Tamagotchis were given out in the 90s! I have seen some images of prototype models though, but I'm not exactly sure where they came from. I really hope efforts have been made to preserve those builds and we can see more of them in the future. Sometimes these things get destroyed to avoid leaks, so I really hope this isn't one of those times. I do remember someone claiming to have a Music Star World Tour Edition prototype back in 2010 but considering they never showed anything of it and Bandai claimed to have never even started production on that version, it feels like a "my dad works at Bandai" situation. Still though, it'd be cool if the design documents and any prototype versions they might have made for this version eventually surface. I suppose after the Spaceworld 97 leak, pretty much anything can happen. I'm glad you're enjoying it! Performing a ROM test counts as resetting the Tamagotchi, so if you decide to do it you'll lose any progress you've made. To perform a ROM test, the A, B and C buttons need to be held down, and while they're held down the reset button needs to be pressed. The first part of the process is a screen test - this tests all the pixels are working, and pressing the buttons will alternate between different pixels being displayed. After this, the ROM version will be displayed on screen. It'll say something like "VER: A4". Then the words "ROM TEST" will display on screen and it'll start checking the ROM for any errors, and then there's a connection test too. The only part of this process that's important to me is the ROM version, since the rest is just about what faults the individual Tamagotchi might have. As for other things to look out for, first and foremost I'd like to know the region and shell design of the Tamagotchi. This is to help track if different versions were released in different waves, and to see what regional differences there are. I think you mentioned both of yours were UK versions, though sometimes US versions were released in the UK so I guess the date format should probably be checked just to be sure. If I recall correctly, there was also an incident when the Music Star released in the US where they accidentally packaged the US shells with the European ROMs and they ended up displaying the wrong date format, so I guess even things like regions aren't quite so cut and dry. As for other things I'm looking for, I'm mostly looking for any other general differences you might have noticed. It's hard to pin point exactly what these are when the differences might be subtle - for example, the V4 released in several waves to fix some of the bugs present in the earlier releases. How do you track something like this? For all you know, your not-glitchy model might have been one with the glitches present but you just never ran into any. The glitches are the only version difference I'm aware of on the V4, though I think - and I might be thinking of the wrong V3 - that in some versions, the food menu wouldn't display item names, and sometimes it would. So I guess whether the food items have names is one thing to look out for. V2 has some more obvious differences. I think the food names thing I mentioned is also present on the V2 in the treat menu, for starters. But also, a few of the items changed names completely between different builds - costume became stuffed animal, diet soda became soda, bubbles became tools, hair potion became hair gel, love potion became honey, that sort of thing. There might be more that I haven't noticed, but those are the ones I know about, so if you could find out he names for any of those items it'd be really useful too! I feel like there's probably a bunch of differences nobody's ever really noticed yet, too - most people only have one or two of each version, so there's probably been plenty of instances of subtle changes that nobody ever really talked about because they don't have anything to compare it to. Like, apparently the time at which a V1's age increases is different between different versions of the device, idk how anyone managed to find that out haha. Hopefully we can discover some of those differences!
  23. 3 points
    Yes, I do. Sometimes it takes years for prototype toys or games to surface again after being seen at trade-shows or in other venues, but they may very well do at some point. These things certainly aren't always lost. In the specific case of Tamagotchis, we know how there were prototypes given out to Japanese high-school kids for them to test the product in the late 1990s - this is one avenue by which these things find their way into the wild. I know of stories of Atari 2600 video game prototypes showing up in US thrift-stores, for example (and we're talking years or decades after that system's heyday, here) - these things can pop up in the most unexpected of places! It's just a matter of whether or not you can track them down, and where to start with doing that. They could've ended up with, say, a former employee, or with a collector who knows one, or something like that, or they could've been sent out to product-testers or review panels. Or maybe they're in a warehouse, or goodness knows where. Sometimes such prototypes inexplicably pop up on eBay, too. Keep an eye out and persevere! Please do! I don't have anything useful to contribute here (I'm not a fan of the Connexion line, and only have two - a UK V2 and a UK V4; Still, if you can tell me how to perform a ROM Test and anything else that you'd like to be checked, I'll put batteries in them both and do so), but I am thoroughly enjoying reading the updates to this thread.
  24. 3 points
    A few small updates: Firstly, it turns out some Ketais have the ROM version 6.1. I haven't found much else about ROM versions and version differences in Japanese models, so any help with those would be greatly appreciated. It looks like the Japanese models might have continued using the numbered version notation the Plus / V1 used: Plus / V1: 0.0, 2.0, 2.1, 4.0, 4.2 Keitai: 6.1 Famitama / V5: 34.1 I guess we'll see if the pattern continues as we collect more version numbers. Another thing I thought it might be insightful to mention is the prototype version of the Tama-Go: If you were around for the build up to Tama-Go's release you might remember that the shell designs completely changed. Firstly, the shells seen here used a more of a matte colouring scheme than the glossy shells we got in the final version. The faceplates were entirely different (I think I prefer these faceplates), the bases of the figures shown are more translucent than the final design of the lite figures, the packaging is a little different and it looks like the IR slot is transparent here (the three Tama-gos which aren't in use have completely opaque IR slots, I think they might just be mock-up models though. The pink one also seems to be missing part of its top). Even the figures got prototype models! Gorippatchi never got her own figure. I wonder if this one is a functional figure, or just another mock-up? We'll see in a bit that it's probably the latter. There's also another image of a Mamametchi figure, which also never got released. Memetchi's seen here again, but with a different design to the one in the previous image. I don't think this figure design was ever released. This last image is of particular interest to me. First and foremost, we can see that despite the figure clearly being on, the device has other ideas. In a video of the event we also see that no "Welcome!" image comes up when the figure is placed on the Tamagotchi. I guess that either confirms the figures being mock-ups or the device still not being fully programmed as of yet. You might also notice it says "cartridge" instead of "character". I'm really curious about this - I wonder what other differences this version contained? Do you think these prototype Tama-Go models still exist somewhere in the world? Or, indeed, any other prototype Tamagotchis? If people want, I could continue updating this thread with interesting stuff about version differences as I learn more. That's kind of what this project is, after all - an attempt to document all the different versions that were released.
  25. 3 points
    Hello guys and Happy New Year! Thank you for your support! I won't tell you much. However, the only thing I am going to say is that the month of January is going to be full of surprises and new features. That is it for today folks. See you on the next post!
  26. 3 points
    hwd45 gave an EXCELLENT run down for all the requirements, and then even more than that. I can only give a few corrections here and there: NOT similar to the v3 at all, and has in fact LESS things to do. Only similarity is the shell and some characters. Pretty sure it has less characters too. But it does have some unique functions. That's more accurate than above, though to me v4/v4.5 and Entama and UraTama are completely uncomparable units, aside from their shells and some characters. There is about the same amount of things to do between them, some features are removed, some added. Oden-kun functionality wise is similar to either Tamagotchi Plus or Keitai, I don't exactly remember. It's also worth nothing that aside from the buyable pierces, the P's also has custom downloadable deco pierces created by the community, called VDPs. They consist of completely new and original content as well as translated, fully-free content from the pierces. You can see VDPs here: http://mrblinky.net/tama/vdp/ Of course, there is also a english patch. 4U/4U+ has an NFC connection function, HOWEVER not every NFC phone is compatible with it, only a few models work. Also, the original app has been long discontinued, Mr Blinky's translated and improved app is still running however. In general the iD, iD L and P's line have introduced IRDA downloads, all you need is an old phone with IRDA compatibility to get brand new content on these devices. I'd urge to look at Tamagotchi Wiki pages on them. I could write a comprehensive guide of all the differences of color versions but right now I have no time, HOWEVER there's a handy guide, I wish it was passed around more than it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eDsMjBL2_gl7dOHoB3VqZurn7dFgszCp/view
  27. 3 points
    Heck new tamatalk looks snazzy!!!
  28. 3 points
  29. 2 points
    I got Sylveon! ....which would be a lot cooler if I wasn't trying to get the Team Rocket Eevee. XD
  30. 2 points
    A small update: the US version of the V5 Celebrity actually displays a lot more in the ROM test than the earlier V5 versions, with a screen more reminiscent of the ROM version screen seen in later versions. Alongside a little sprite of Nyatchi the ROM version is displayed (on the one I saw the ROM version was 36.0, but there might be more ROM versions for the V5C!) as well as the region of the device (in this case "USA") and another number I'm not sure of the purpose of ("00" here). This 00 - or sometimes 01 - appears in the ROM test screens of V6, 7 and 8, too. And probably the Dream Town Friends as well, but I've not seen a ROM test of that version as of yet. From what I can tell this is a revision number - unlike earlier versions where revisions are encoded in the ROM version (for example, 2.0 and 2.1 are different revisions of the European version of the V1), it seems as though the later versions split the version into two numbers, with the first representing the general / retail version of the Tamagotchi (the Music Star, Tama-Go and Friends have the ROM versions 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0) while the second number represents revisions. It also seems to split the region into a separate variable too - previously different regions used different ROM versions, but perhaps in later versions the regional differences were so minor that the only differences between the different regional variants was language and date format, so the ROM version itself was kept the same between releases. The "general version number" concept slightly conflicts with the number displayed on the V5C since clearly the "V5.5" is not V36. I'm not really sure how to reconcile this discrepancy but I assume it just displays 36.0 because it's an international version, so it follows the ROM version numbering used in the Japanese models. It still begs the question of why there's a ".0" at all if revisions are handled by an additional variable, but I guess it's just to make room for the ".5" versions (which ironically never appeared again after the V5 Celebrity, though the Music Star was going to get a "refresh" version which was cancelled and there's some proof that the Tama-Go faced the same fate. The Music Star had the (revision number) versions of 00 and 01, with the former being the original release and the latter being the second wave - there's subtle differences between these versions but the main difference is that the way in which money is passed down each generation is changed. I think I've heard the price of the Wild Guitar was lowered too. The US version of the Tama-Go had the number 01 - I've yet to see whether the different regional releases yet. I'm not really sure why it didn't start at 00 this time, but maybe the number 00 was given to the prototype versions seen at the toy fair. So far I've only seen "00" for the Friends, I think it was the US version. This definitely needs more investigation too, since the European version had different games and the Russian version needs to be investigated, too. Both the Music Star and the Tama-Go also display a single "0" and the Music Star also has a small "32.0" beneath the word "Ver". I've no idea what any of these numbers mean, though. --- One small update for the V2, too: it's been determined that version A.3 is a European version and that it used the early item names. It seems as though first wave V2s used this ROM version. The history behind the V2's release is a complicated one - apparently, the devices that were planned to release in America in March / April got redirected to Europe, perhaps to make up for the Tamagotchi shortage there, and the release was delayed until June. These "0th wave" V2s frequently used ROM versions with the earlier item names, just as the very early European ones did. So, if your V2 uses these early item names, it's probably version A.3 or earlier. We're still not sure on the exact number that was used by the early Connection V2s, though. --- One last thing I thought I'd mention which I noticed recently! Some versions display a character on screen during a ROM test, but I hadn't noticed until recently that it seems like the character depends on what region the Tamagotchi was released in. European V4s display a little Pochitchi, while the American ones show Nyatchi!
  31. 2 points
    @darkmagic616 It is. A lot of the graphics are copied or at least heavily borrowed from those versions. It even has the same RPM screen, and the mechanic where stopping at a certain point on the meter unleashes a more powerful attack. They didn’t change a thing! What an odd knockoff- the case rips off one version and the gameplay rips off another. @MarcoFusion Sorry, but no. Any more drawings will be for this log. Now, if you request a character from stuff I’m currently running (like Crystal Warriors right now), then okay ;D Day 2 Using the reset trick to pause it caused the memory to wipe last time, so I’m at square one. This entry will mostly be pics I wasn’t able to get last time. Pics will cover tournaments 1-2 There are a ton of photos, so here is a link to the PostImg gallery: https://postimg.cc/gallery/1t219npvq/ In the meantime, I will be looking for a better image hosting site and working on day 3’s entry.
  32. 2 points
    Hello! I don't have as many photos to spam you with today but as I've had a few evolutions I thought I'd pop in and update. V1 - Rosie Rosie the Gozarutchi has not had a very eventful life, but she was able to marry yesterday! She married a Hanatchi so I already know her baby will be doomed to the bad care route, but I'm not too bothered. This will now be four boys and one girl on this V1. Not sure why I've been getting so many boys but I guess it's random. I have not thought of a name for Rosie's son yet but she will be leaving him tonight, so his independent life will start tomorrow morning. V2 - Olive Olive's teen evolution turned out to be, of course, very predictable. She's now a Nikatchi. Still bad care, but at least she's cute. She hasn't been receiving the best care in the world, so I'm suspecting her final evolution will be average care or less. She's 3 years old currently and set to evolve tomorrow morning. I may not be optimistic, but I'm still interested to see what she becomes. V2 #2 - Flora Flora evolved last night, and her evolution was both surprising and predictable. She didn't receive very good care as a teen, so I definitely suspected a bottom tier adult - I did get one, but not necessarily the one I was expecting. Kiwitchi! For once my bad caretaking paid off and resulted in a cute character. I've always found it funny how Kiwitchi has feet but no arms. Either way, she's very cute and has some great animations. V3 - Rudy Well, I turned out to be wrong in my last post. Rudy surprised me pleasantly by evolving into Patapatatchi (is that this character's name? It's definitely something weird like that...): I love characters that hover/fly, so I'm very happy with this evolution over the more typical Obotchi evolution (I love Obotchi, but change is nice). So far, I think I've given him pretty good care - focusing on him is the reason my V2s have gotten a bit neglected, whoops! He has full training and his hearts haven't really dropped. He's set to evolve later this evening when I'm at work so I will likely bring him with me. I'm interested to see what he will become.
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    For anyone curious about the Digimon knockoff, here are some scans of the package: https://postimg.cc/gallery/zne0xd5y/ They were sort of trying to ape the anniversary Digimon Pendulums. The instructions are also in Chinese and English so I’ll scan those too. Expect to see this in my upcoming bootleg log!
  34. 2 points
    It won't make it grow any faster, no. The age counter will advance but it doesn't necessarily mean that the character is older.
  35. 2 points
    Got a few more ROM versions! Thanks again to the two people from the Tamagotchi Discord group who helped supply me with this information: Oden-Kun: 0.2 Akai: 12.0 V5 (US): 32.1 one of those V3-looking Deka Tamagotchis: 11.1 one of those V4-looking Deka Tamagotchis: 1.0 Yeah, I don't know all that much about Deka Tamagotchis; I don't even know what these ones are called, lmao. But this was really cool to find out!
  36. 2 points
    Didn't have time to update yesterday but I'm back now! 3 out of my 4 tamas have evolved since I quickly posted the other day - two of the evolutions were expected and one was a pleasant surprise. V1 - Roger Like I said earlier, Roger turned into Masktchi which wasn't a surprise at all. He's now 6 years old (and very overweight, whoops), which means he'll be getting the matchmaker tomorrow. I haven't raised a Masktchi in a while so I don't mind having him around but I'm also eager to start a new gen. V1s are not exactly full of surprises, but I haven't had a single good care character on here yet so I'd definitely like to try to attempt that. V2 - Niall I started raising Moira and Edwin's sons the other day. The first son was named Niall (I name this tama alphabetically, and I also usually only use five letter names, so I couldn't think of anything else), and he marks the 14th generation on my bubble V2. My goal with this tama is to run it for as many generations as I can without any fatalities (my record is 37! Not sure if I can beat that but it's worth a try). He's currently a Hinotamatchi, which was pretty much expected to come from Marutchi. I've been getting an awful lot of these guys lately so I was hoping for something different but I also won't complain. I'm not aiming for anything specific with him; instead, I'm just caring for him like I normally do in the hopes that maybe I'll get an interesting or different result. V2 #2 - Enzo Niall's brother was born and named at the same time he was. He was named Enzo and he marks the 8th generation on my candy V2. I will probably run this tama until the 10th generation before I stop it. So far, he and his brother have had exact twin growths. They were both Marutchi and now they are both Hinotamatchi. I'm hoping they don't also end up with twin adult growths since I like variety, but they just might end up doing so. V3 - Tia Now this is where the surprise happened. With Tia, I wasn't necessarily aiming for anything in particular because I still really need to brush up on the V3 growth patterns. I ran a V3 very briefly a few months ago, but other than that I really haven't given one a detailed run in probably over a year. I have not yet looked at a growth chart but I have a decent idea of the characters so I might not really need it. Anyway, I took decent care of Tia as a teen, but her hungry hearts dropped to two a couple of times. I wasn't expecting a perfect care adult, which I was right about, but I also wasn't expecting what I ended up getting. Billotchi! One of my favourite V3 adults and one I certainly haven't had in quite a while. I think this is only my second or third time getting this character; it is definitely not one that appears often for me. I'm very happy with her now - she's just the cutest. I'm now trying to earn more points so I can buy all the items to see her various animations.
  37. 2 points
    Honestly it's still impressive you can find a Tama Go, considering how long it has been off the market. But in all honesty it is not weird at all that you can't buy any tamas in stores. People on this forum are collectors, we pretty much -exclusively- get tamas from second-hand online deals, not stores. The exception are places that sell the new Mini, P1 and P2 re-releases as well as the new Gudetama Nano, but that's only a few places compared to other countries that used to sell tamas. Here in Poland we didn't actually get the Tama Go at all - only Tamagotchi Friends but it was short lived. After a few years things just stop being sold anymore, sometimes stores even send back the unsold pieces, though some smaller shops sometimes don't do that and you can get very, very, very lucky from time to time.
  38. 2 points
    One more ROM version confirmed: the Oden-Kun uses version 0.2. Little bit surprised, really. So far the Japanese versions have been going upwards in a mostly linear fashion (0.0, 6.1, 8.0, 14.1, 14.5, 16.0, 18.0), so I wonder why they started so low for this version? I assume it's because it was such a dramatic departure from the previous Entama versions that they felt it necessary to start from 0. But why 0.2? I think I'm probably gonna start doing some more research into the V1 if possible. I really want to figure out what the differences between all those different versions are! If you've got a V1 and you know its ROM version you could be of a lot of help to me - there's a bunch of differences I wanna check. --- Did you know? The Tama-Go has a whole bunch of unused characters. If you go back to threads from 2010, you might find people talking about characters appearing on their Tama-Go that weren't raiseable. If the figure is incorrectly placed on top - for example by putting on the figure, quickly taking it off and switching it out for another one, the data corrupts and you start seeing sprites that you're not supposed to see. As it turns out, a lot of those sprites are of characters other than the ones normally obtainable wearing the items of clothing that some of the figures offer. When Natalie Silvanovich dumped the Tama-Go's ROM as well as a few of the figure ROMs, it was discovered that the Tama-Go contains a full set of animation sprites for 18 unobtainable characters, on top of the 36 normal characters and Nazotchi. Every figure contains all the sprites necessary for these characters to use the features of the figure. The characters are as follows: Pachikutchi Pichikutchi Hanepatchi Sakuramotchi Obotchi Ojyotchi Sukatchi Togetchi Debatchi Androtchi Paparatchi Kabukitchi Mimitchi Maidtchi Yattatchi Pukatchi Masktchi Ponytchi Why are these characters even here? There's a few possibilities - first off, these could have been characters that were planned to be used but got cut. When looking for secret characters in the code of the Tama-Go, Natalie noted the following: So, there's some evidence in the code that maybe these characters were used at some point but cut from the growth chart. As far as I know though, the characters are not raiseable via debug mode - unlike every other character, none of their character names are contained in the sprite set. Even Nazotchi's name has its own sprite. In fact, this sprite is duplicated for some reason. Maybe if the unused characters are accessed they use the duplicate Nazotchi label? On the other hand, the characters could have been planned to be on a "Tama-Go 2", or a V7.5. Including the sprite sheets in the Tama-Go would mean it wouldn't need to use Nazotchi sprites when connecting with a future version containing these characters (though this doesn't explain why the Tama-Go contains sprites for animations that it'll never need to show, like the close-up animations). Furthermore, the figures could contain the sprites to future-proof them - the figures need to contain the sprites of whatever Tamagotchi character is going to be using its games and items. If it doesn't, the figure won't be compatible with that character, and by extension it probably won't be compatible with that version. Indeed, there are even sprites in the Tama-Go which would've been used had more figures been released after the V7: Apparently this would show up occasionally if the figure isn't working properly. While looking through the sprites I found this, too, which I assume is unused: Pause-debug perhaps? The Tama-Go continues to fascinate me with its mysteries! What thoughts do you have about why these characters might be here?
  39. 2 points
    While we're on the subject of prototype Tamagotchis I thought I'd talk a little bit about the cancelled version that was to be released in 2009. The Music Star World Tour Edition was revealed early in the year and was said to be the next iteration upon the Music Star. Planned to be released in the summer of 2009, it was assumed that the World Tour Edition would be like a "V6.5", which everyone sort of expected after the V4.5 and the V5 Celebrity. Nothing ever came of the announcement. After the press release, Bandai went completely silent on the project's progress. It wasn't until around July that emails to Bandai were being answered with the phrase "Unfortunately, the Music Star: World Tour Edition was never produced". We never found out anything more about what this version would've included - new music genres? New characters? More online features? New items? We do at least have some idea of what might been planned. Firstly, Music City had featured an "under construction" area since it first released. All that was known about the area was that supposedly if you donated enough gotchi points to Prince Tamahiko, you might have the area named after you. The area was eventually released in the summer of 2010 as the immensely underwhelming "Flower Hills Park". There wasn't really anything special about the area and the donation incentive was never mentioned again. I mean, you could still donate, apparently, but it's not like it was going towards anything. It seems like a reasonable assumption to me that their original plans were more closely tied to the then-upcoming World Tour Edition, so when the version was cancelled a more generic location associated with the Tama-Go took its place. Curiously the Music Star itself provides us with additional evidence of potential features of the World Tour Edition - world tours! The Music Star has a bunch of unused ticket items - specifically an NY Ticket, a Tokyo Ticket, a London Ticket and a Sydney Ticket. Here's the sprite for the Tokyo Ticket. You can actually still obtain these items by getting lucky on the item password screen (it's a lot easier than it sounds, trust me!) but there was never any method to obtain the items using the website. The items themselves aren't that exciting - they function identically to the concerts that play out during the day (so I guess it's an extra opportunity at getting trophies). It's not really very clear why these items were never intentionally made obtainable, but it seems like an obvious choice that they'd be included on WTE. It's still a mystery just how much of the version was developed, so I can only hope we'll find out more about this elusive Tamagotchi, some day.
  40. 2 points
    Might be because it sounds like "kupa" which means "poop" in Poland, while there's no Polish version of the game I'm pretty sure it was still sold here so they made this decision, just guessing though. Regional changes are indeed interesting!
  41. 2 points
    I've got one of the different item name V2s (they seem pretty rare) so I can definitely help with a lot of the differences I've noticed with it. A lot of the food items are different. It also says "PC" vs. "Computer", "Roller Blades" vs "Roller Skates", "Pot Plant" vs "Plant", to name a few that I've noticed. I have several other North American V2s and it's currently the only one I have with these names so it almost definitely had to do with the ROM version. I wish I didn't get so far on it, generation-wise, so that I could ROM test it.
  42. 2 points
    I'm back for another installment of my incredibly inconsistent log. My current run has changed from my last entry but is still somewhat similar. I did get my Meets and ran it for a few weeks but needed a small break from it for now. My orange V1 was on generation 17 but I've now put it aside to run something else in its place, which happens to be another V1 with a different shell. My blue V2 is still running and on generation 12. I'm also running a second V2 alongside it. Also, thanks Mimitchi06 for the comment even if I'm a bit late in responding. I'm not running my mix at the moment but that was still one of the cutest adults I've had on it. V1 - Ziggy I've always loved my orange glitter V1, so much so that it remained one of my permanent running tamas for quite a while. Recently (last week to be exact), I ended up picking up another V1 that is very similar to my orange one except it is pink (and in much nicer shape). It's quite lovely in person. My first generation was a Hanatchi named Romeo. He had a son, Ziggy, who I'm now raising. Ziggy is now a Marutchi: Not much else going on with him. I already know he'll become Oniontchi as a teen as there are no other possibilities from Marutchi. V2 - Laura Roughly three months of running and my blue V2 is still on the go. It is also one of my permanent running tamas and will probably stay that way for a while. It is now on generation 12 with Laura. Her mother was a Kiwitchi named Kerry. She was Propellertchi as a teen and I was very happy when she turned into her adult form this afternoon. I thought I'd treated her badly, but it couldn't have been that bad: Dorotchi!! One of my very favourite characters - I'm so happy to have her. Shortly after she evolved, I realized that I still have a male Dorotchi on my blue lollipop V2, so I now have the best marriage ever planned for Laura when her time comes. V2 #2 - Agnes I have a second V2 running alongside my blue one, mostly for marriage purposes and connecting. This one is pink with tropical flowers (pic of the shell on my instagram here) and it is currently on the 5th generation. My previous generation was a Memetchi named Sam. He had a baby girl, Agnes, who is the sister of Laura, my other V2 (I mated them the previous generation). She was a Marutchi, a Nikatchi, and now... My long-documented all time favourite character, Ginjirotchi! Ginji always seems to pop up when I'm least expecting him/her. It's not a character I get super often so when I do, I tend to keep them around for quite a long time. As eager as I am to move onto the next generation with these v2s, they both turned into characters I LOVE, so I'm probably going to keep them around for a while and enjoy them while I can. They're both just too cute.
  43. 2 points
    That's not just opinion - it's a fact! The voltage drops off quicker with rechargeables (and, at 1.2v, is lower than the 1.5v initially provided by non-rechargable batteries), so they're not as useful for certain applications. That's why manufacturers of certain device categories, toys, and so on, recommend against using them in their products. It'll certainly save you money, and they're better for the environment. There's a page with good information on the topic here: https://michaelbluejay.com/batteries/rechargeable.html The relevant part is about NiMH rechargeables, since that's what you're most likely to encounter.
  44. 2 points
    I know this isn’t a rectangle, but the Yuruppy has a touch screen and metal contacts on top: These were also released under a few other names. I don’t have one and can’t find any videos of it so idk if the minigames match.
  45. 2 points
    The browned out thing is normal, it just means it's dirty. You can clean it by one of the options in the treasure chest I believe (3rd if I'm not mistaken) As for battery life, yes, some people have been reporting this problem. It's most likely related to inclusion of Bluetooth technology in such a small 2xAAA battery operated toy.
  46. 2 points
    From what I know the v4 generator NEEDED the website's servers to be still up to function, once the servers were shut down it stopped working. So it's kind of a lost cause now.
  47. 2 points
    If you could get tamatown back and fully functioning, you would honestly be a god in my eyes. Your work is amazing so far! I hope it continues to go well
  48. 2 points
    Someone on the FB group mentioned something about leaving items outside to get them? I haven't really dug that much though. >>
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    Never play an online game without your Tamas on pause. You will most definitely lose the battle and your friends will be disappointed in you xD