Knighttchi's Ballad

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    Cats, dolls, sewing, animanga, Tamagotchi, Shopkins, reading, and drawing.

My Tamagotchis

  • My Collection
    *P1 (blue clock face with yellow numbers)
    *2 P2s (orange, dark blue with white streaks)
    *Rereleased P1 (Rainbow)
    *Rereleased P2 (Pink and White)
    *American Tamagotchi Angel (officially blue, but more like grey)
    *Mothra (blue and white)
    *V3(clear magenta)
    *V4 (origami cranes)
    *V4.5 (orange with stars)
    *V5 (clear shell, multicolour dots)
    *Keitai Akai (camo)
    *Hanerutchi (Red and white)
    *Dream Town Friend (Mint Leopard)
    *Dream Town Friends [used lot of 3] (Mint Leopard, Kira Kira, Zig Zag)
    *ID (yellow)
    *4U (purple)
    *2 Anniversary Minis (transparent blue and blue clock face)
    *Osutchi and Mesutchi (green and white and orange and white pair)
    *Plus Colour (light blue)
    *Spacy M!X (blue)
    *Tamagotchi On (blue fairy version)
    *Morino (Splotched leaves design)
    *Home Deka 2 (orange)
    *Home Deka 1 (blue)
    *20th Anniversary M!X (pink)
    *Pastel Meets (white)

    Total: 31
    Note: I also have a pink Angelgotchi and a purple Pastel Meets which I excluded from the count because they don't work.

    *Giga Pet monkey (blue, first wave)
    *Giga Pet Yoda
    *Nekotcha (I hate it)
    *Petogotchi (dog head version)
    *Arukundesu Dragon Quest Slime Pedometer (blue with characters)
    *Derby Ball (black)
    *Wave UFO (yellow)
    *Ganbare Ryuuta-kun
    *Q-pet Mini (pink sleeping cat design)
    *Nana Moon Maxi (orange)
    *2 generic fake Tamagotchis (blue and pink knockoff Tamasuku shells)
    *Pocket Biscuit
    *Pocket Usapiyo
    *Digimon V1 (brown)
    *Hitorikko Fish (green and fish-shaped)
    *Gyaoppi Dino (pink and white)
    *Henshin Counter
    *Karugamo/Duck Land (pink and yellow)
    *Tako Seijin (black)

    Total: 22
    Note: I also have a pink Angel Scope which is actually a fortune telling machine and not a virtual pet
  • Favorite Tamagotchi Character
    Zatchi, Sunnytchi, Decotchi, Gozarutchi, Knighttchi (surprising?), Spacytchi, Tomatchi, Tamatchi
  • Tamagotchis currently running
    Hanerutchi [Sotilde :^)], V3 [Green], V4.5 [Yellow; Green's sister and named after Pokemon Adventures characters], Mothra [Somborka, named after some lovely, pickled somborkas XD], Gyaoppi Dino [Howie/Howard]

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  1. Cool! I recognize the stardust from the death screen. Pulling the batteries in and out tends to cause vintage tamas to load data and graphics improperly. It's usually all resolved with the reset button.
  2. My long-living oldie on my Hanerutchi turned 4 human years old today! Happy birthday, Sotilde! Never expected you to live this long, young lady ;^) I suppose I should be thanking myself, ha ha!

    1. divino


      woah! that is a very respectable age for a tama ! :D

  3. No worries, iTamannadi! Things like this happen and I'm glad you got to at least give us an overview of your Yuki Penguin and Angelgotchi. I also quite like the hatch theme and I hope we could do it again some other time. Thanks for posting :^) I'm going to post the rest of my log sometime later and I thought I should just pop in to acknowledge iTamannadi. By the way, what happened to Garble, @cyac?
  4. Did you read my post? In that I mention that the Punitapi Chan is not a Tamagotchi and I also link to resources which prove it does not play like a Tamagotchi. I'm pointing this out because TAMA.GRL who started this thread was misinformed that the Punitapi Chan was a specific Tamagotchi virtual pet instead of just a virtual pet and continuing to talk about Tamagotchis could lead to further confusion. I've seen some of your posts, @Kikichi_Star, around the forum and I appreciate that you are trying to help other users. I also like helping other users with their tamas and virtual pets, I've been doing it for a long time, and I thought I'd give you some tips to be even more helpful. I've noticed allot of your posts repeat information posted earlier in the topic (post thread) or give answers when the topic is already answered. It is better to post new information in topics so please remember to read over other people's posts in the thread before you post. That way, you can see what information has already been said so you can give only new information. I also have to remember to do this to not give old information. TamaTalk is a forum which means every single thread and every single post is a single conversation. If the problem has been solved, it is better to not post unless you can give new information. In some of your other posts, you sound unsure about the information you're giving or what the problem is. If you're not sure how to help someone, try to find more information elsewhere. You can search the forums to see if the same question is answered in an older topic - there's a lot of useful Vpet information on TamaTalk - or try googling questions to find information. If someone is asking a question about a specific virtual pet, you could try to find more information on that version by searching for it in either place (the Tamagotchi Wiki is great for this) and you might just find your answer. If you still are unsure of how to solve someone's problem, it is better to wait until you find a solution or even leave the question for someone else to respond to. Even with all of my years of experience with virtual pets, there are some questions I can't answer and often someone else pops up with the perfect information. That's the beauty of the internet's accessibility.
  5. Most likely not. It's just a Japanese toy and things have to get really, really popular to get localized. Also, it's not a Tamagotchi. "Virtual pet" is the generic term from Tamagotchi-like device but based on this review it sounds like it's just a game as opposed to an animal simulation. Somebody did make an English guide for the Punitapi Chan so with that you should be able to actually use it.
  6. ==Day 4 (13th of May)== I was waiting for Zee to wake up so I could change her temperature. As soon as she awoke, the sleep screen gave way to the checkered animation of an evolution and she appeared as a sinewy, sickle-headed alien. I thought in my older runs the farthest I ever reached was a stage past this, but it would only be when she went to bed that I would realize it wasn't. ZigZagZ didn't get sick that morning and yet her temperature was still finicky. I didn't know if I had prevented anything or if the device was going easy on me. When she took her morning bath, all that was visible was her head and "shoulders". Over the past days, I noticed her bathing seemed to be the life-like pattern of in the morning and in the evening. I noticed Zee stopped beeping when she was half meters and speculated that this might be a sign she was growing up and getting hardier. Between late 3 and early 4, she got sick when the temperature was 28 c and didn't even have a heat flip out. I was confused till I realized I forgot to turn the air conditioner on. I speculated that the Tako Seijin is programmed to cause sickness if the temperature isn't changed within a specific time. Based on my time log, I concluded her temperature changed every hour and specifically at the 53rd minute if each hour. That worked out to the 7th minute of everyone of her hour. I waited and, sure enough, at 5:50 my time and 5:07 her time, the temperature changed. I then wondered if the temperature actually changed hourly and discovered that this was true indeed. I also witnessed the temperature ridiculously jump from 22 to 28 and from 27 to 21. It seemed as if the logic behind the temperature insanity was to make the care taker to change the temperature every hour. I felt disappointed that this trait would make it inconvenient for me to run my Tako Seijin in the future. Zee lit out at 10:45 and I laughed when I saw her funny little sleeping sprite. ==Day 5 (14th of May)== Zee woke up and had the usual evolution signal and pixelated checkered screen but she didn't look any different from yesterday. Wasn't a problem for me as I don't mind longer growth stages. She immediately took a bath after I topped up her meters. Later, I was surprised when I checked her temperature and found it at 25 c. I thought the perfect temperature was not naturally achievable. I wasn't sure what to do with the AC so I left it. I missed the ensuing change window by 10-15 minutes and she got sick, ending my hope that she wouldn't get sick that day. Her temperature had risen to 31. I then started puzzling out what this all meant. I did some experiments later and came to a promising hypothesis. I concluded that the device wants to be kept at a fluctuating mild temperature with the idea that temperature will never be stable so it is better to have mild discomfort. Temperature uses a four category scale: Anything 30 Celsius and above is considered extreme heat, anything from 29-25 is considered mild heat, anything from 24 to possibly 19 is considered mild cold, and anything below 18 is considered extreme cold. Because the temperature jumps from 1-7 points, the air conditioner inevitably should be put on the reverse power option every hour. This prevents the future temperature from getting extreme and causing sickness. Present temperature adjustments are only for altering the future temperature. The air conditioner's activation or deactivation at the start of the new hour can only change the temperature for the next hour. Temperature is only adjusted for the present if the owner makes the proper adjustment in response to the alien's reaction to an extreme temperature (turning the air conditioner off in response to a chill and turning the air conditioner on in response to a heatwave). Although sickness may also be a response to extreme temperatures, curing sickness does not change the temperature. I did want to test out if turning the air conditioner on and off would actually alter the next temperature, but I didn't want to potentially kill Zee as she was in this group hatch. I also wanted to test changing the air conditioner to the right setting at the last minute before an hour but I held off for the same reason. I hoped temperature sickness would be counted as less than neglecting meters and Zee would make it to adulthood. She got chilled and outraged before I found out the logic behind how I was supposed to work the AC. After that, everything went fine till I forgot for one hour and she got sick. I pinned down 40 minutes of an hour to be equivalent to the start of a new hour on her device. I also observed that it took her 10 minutes from when the temperature was changed late to get sick. Due to my slip up, I speculated on just lugging her around with me everywhere. I then worried about what church was going to be like with her. Eventually, ZigZagZ conked out at 10 her time which was 10:39 my time. - - - - I'm posting this batch now since the remainder of my backlog might take a couple days to prepare. My next log post will conclude my purposeful contributions to this hatch as Zee abruptly died this morning. I will still read whatever @iTamannadi and @cyac post and maybe write some comments depending on if I have anything to say. Till next time :^)
  7. @cyac I can't see that "TAMA PICKLE" since it's showing up as a broken link. Can you repost it? From my experience, the Angelgotchi is the most lenient device to run since you have to practically constantly neglect it to get anyone but the best character. Although, once I got into the routine of neglecting it, it was hard to go back to normal maintenance XD Some Vpets seem to be problem children and some are just angels (no pun intended XD). Before I the updates I've assembled, I wanted to mention that it's perfect for this vintage hatch to be running dinkies and vintage tamas :^) ==Remainder of Day 1 (the 10th of May)== ZigZag got sick yesterday when her temperature was at 30 Celsius and I had to give her a shot. That knocked her hunger, thirst, happiness, and education down to zero. I should have payed more attention but I also knew she could take some sickness. I speculated that since she beeped around every hour when her hunger and thirst were half empty, that might be the ideal moment for fiddling with the AC to keep temperature in check. Later, she threw a heat fit and I got a picture of it (might have contributed to her rage, ha ha). Turning the air conditioner on - like it was already - zapped it back to the perfect 25 c. The temperature stat's somewhat unforgiving as it starts altering the temperature gradually instead of immediately changing like every other stat. Some time in the evening, ZigZag beeped for a bath and I set her down on my desk and turned to grab my camera. When I turned around I was shocked. She had reset and now the blank clock face was staring up at me. All that time wasted and I didn't think I had even put her down that hard! I opened the device to see if there was any padding I could due to make things more secure. Sure enough, there was some empty space under the back cover prongs so I slipped some small cardboard pieces under it. I then screwed my Tako Seijin back together and flicked the back with my fingertip. It stayed on which was promising since the past time I did that it just turned off. At 8:32, ZigZag was reborn and I set her clock 4 hours off so she'd wink out at midnight and gain back some of the lost time. I decided to call her ZigZagZ to make it cooler XD I've seen some anime add random letters to the end of names for that very reason (Powerpuff Girls Z, for example). We went through the usual activities I detailed in the first post. Here she is taking a bath: She beeped at 9-ish and the temperature was 32. I turned on the AC but I thought we'd be toast anyway. And I was right as at 9:05, she threw a heat rage and I selected to turn the AC on - like it already was. Midnight rolled around and I turned off her lights to let her slumber away. ==Day 2 (11th of May)== I had to change Zees time so that she'd wake up at 10 like I had wanted for her previous incarnation. When she did awaken, she was still the same form and age from yesterday. I returned at 10:30 from my family bible study to find her looking fried. I gave her a shot and thus began filling up her meters. I thankfully got 4 wins in one game and one win in another to max out her happiness (I speculate the amount of successful matches alters how high the happiness goes up). That wouldn't be the last time the temperature got out of whack as she would experience a cold snap and temperature sickness, both sending her stats to zero and me filling them up again. I observed the temperature making a crazy jump from 22 to 26 and was now less surprised at all of the side effects despite keeping her well fed, educated, and happy. Earlier at 11:24, she needed a bath. It was then I noticed that the Tako Seijin has a delay between beeping and playing the corresponding animation. Her waking hours came to an end at 8:57 when she answered the beckoning of dreamland. ==Day 3 (12th of May)== At 10, I heard a musical scale and concluded ZigZagZ had awoken and evolved. I didn't get to her till 10:30 and again she was sick. I considered alternative arrangement of either waking her up at 9 or keeping her with me during bible study. The latter might have gotten on my father's nerves, but then we'd also have less disturbance. Anyway, this is what she looked like that day and her adorable, wide smile: I also took a picture of her and Quacked-Up my Karugamo/Duck Land which is possibly a Gyaoppi duck clone. Zee got enraged by the heat later and that prompted me to keep a temperature log to see if I could figure out solution. She had two more temperature incidents and bizarrely got sick 10 minutes after I turned off the air conditioner when it was 24 Celsius - a unit off from the perfect 25! That led to more puzzling over the heat predicament and the oddity of why it seemed to drop from 3-7 degrees instead of an even temperature. In light of what I had experienced, she went to bed on a foreboding note since the temperature was at 27 and her air conditioner was off. I worried she'd wake up sick again. - - - - There's definitely more to come since I've been taking notes and pictures but I thought I'd leave the rest for another update. ZigZagZ is still alive but I haven't been able to dedicate too much time to logging. Time just seems to slip away but I've been trying out a different timeboxing routine so maybe.
  8. I observed awhile back that the dance job minigame for my V4.5 allows the "excellent" criteria to be achieved even if I miss a few cues which would normally cause the "great" end screen instead. I later discovered that it does something special if a perfect game is accomplished: it presents a special ending screen showing the tamagotchi standing on a stage right before jumping to the regular ending screen. It plays only for a few frames and looks like this: I also made a little video of the complete perfect run (took my around 9 tries, hence my enthusiasm). Anyway, I haven't encountered any other job minigame with a special ending screen that plays before the official ending screen. I think the regular V3 minigames Bump and Sprint - which are partially luck-based - also have a special ending screen so maybe this detail is to commemorate an outstanding achievement.
  9. *Waves* Hello, everyone! I'm going to be running my Tako Seijin for this hatch. It's a dinkie-style alien Vpet which is quite fitting considering the group hatch theme. From what I've seen of early virtual pet discussions, the original Tamagotchi and Dinkie Dino were considered quintessential virtual pets back in the day. Unlike the P1 and P2, dinkie programming relies on food to determine growth. It also seems to be that these pets have only a few growth lines compared to the original tamas, but this is made up for by extensive evolutions. I've been running my Tako Seijin this past week but I've discovered that moderate bumps to the back cover cause it to turn off - even though the batteries are sandwiched between prongs on the back cover and contacts on the circuit board. Hopefully, all will go well this run and perhaps I'll develop a solution down the road. Anyway, time to hatch this little alien whom I'm going to name ZigZag (following the z-theme of the earlier aliens whom I called Zipporah and Zebulun). I've decided to push the time back an hour from real time since I think my past aliens rose at 9 and slept at 8. Zigzag was born from a swirl of DNA a minute after the clock was set. I fed her batteries like her predecessors as I was aiming for the same growth line I never got to see the end of. I took care of her thirst with a couple soda-looking beverages, her happiness with a couple rounds of rock-paper-scissors, and her education with a couple book pages. I'll be fiddling with her air conditioner throughout the day to keep it at the perfect 25 Celsius and hopefully prevent heatwave rage, coldness chills, and sickness (this is the most difficult thing about the device). I expect she'll need a few baths throughout the day (she had one around 3) and the usual feeding and playing. Her beeps are a pleasant, musical scale which is a nice change from the sharp watch beeps. Thus concludes this post and ZigZag and I will see you guys tomorrow :^)
  10. I'm joining at the last minute with my Tako Seijin. It's an alien virtual pet that runs on similar programming to the Dinky Dino, so it's definitely vintage. It's unfortunately reset twice this past week due to not taking accidental, moderate bumps very well but its opportune timing for this hatch. Hopefully, I'll finish this group hatch log in a timely manner since I'm going to do it more of an update log than a journal-style one. See you all in the group hatch log!
  11. Maaaannnn, I want to turn in my citizenship to the procrasti-nation and actually do things. I'm going to create a bullet journal spread solely dedicated to keeping up with TamaTalk matters since there's so much stuff to post on. That merchandise thread should be started, 321Boom's left some messages (and our penguin-y friend), I've taken extensive notes on my Karugamo Land Vpet for a review, and I even found a special minigame screen for the V4.5. (Just speaking my mind at this point, but what else are statuses for?) And my logs. We need more group hatches. Especially a vintage hatch.

    Ha ha, and people think Vpets are just a dead fad. They actually are nice study companions.

  12. Check the prongs that go underneath the battery. They may have been flattened down too much which could cause a loose connection and cue the low battery screen. If they're looking a little flat - especially compared to another vintage - you could try bending it up very gently with a flathead screwdriver. If they're corroded, this would also cause a weak connection and you could clean them with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip (my special checker is suggesting "q-tof" instead). If you end up breaking one of the prongs, you're in for a much bigger project of fixing or replacing metal (I've seen some oddpets put connectors on the underside of the battery cover which seem to eliminate random resetting; I don't know how to complete a project like that, however). Other than that, I remember reading somewhere on the forum about someone having a tama that would reject batteries several times till it would accept them. I don't remember the model. This ain't the main point of the topic but I just want to point out how well borrowing parts from other tamas works. I've swapped stripped screws for good screws from my other vintages and also the back covers are the best replacements for missing back covers. The English Angelgotchi has a completely different screw placement from the other vintages but I found taping down a back cover from another worked remarkably well (the prongs on the cover are the main reason).
  13. One of these days, I'm going to have an awkward moment when I compliment someone's art because it looks like they drew something cool with cheap, patchy markers and that's so nostalgic. Then they're going to stare at me and tell me they drew it with water colours and I've just insultingly magnified their blending failure. Man, why can't people do drawing-with-cheap-art-supplies challenges that keep the natural imperfections of the medium without trying to make it perfect? I just think it would be so cool to make a piece that shows off an artist's compositional development while letting their technical abilities harken back to the old days before peer-pressure.

  14. This website has various guides on the 4U and 4U+ among other colour models. Look to the 4U growth chart for the requirements on how to get specific characters and to the post adult personality chart to see the criteria for each personality form. Even though this topic is old, I thought I might at least answer it for the benefit of anyone else. Just googling the tama model and "guide" or "growth chart" is usually all you need to come across this stuff. There are quite a few websites that host guides for current models and there's also Youtube tutorials as well. The beauty of the internet, really.
  15. I found the answer in this topic. It turns out that the house upgrades after the minimum number of connections specified in each column is met between two 4Us. So each number range show the amount of connections which will leave the house at its current level. I guess the idea is that the tama decided to fix up its house when it gets such and such visitors. People do the same thing also XD I remember hearing a sermon anecdote about a father forcing his kids to paint the house because company was coming. That's neat about the 4u and kinda makes buying another one a bit better in addition to the special characters achieved through connecting on the 4u+.