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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. directive0

    directive0 Very Active Member

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    I appreciate you answering, but I would really like to hear it directly from @EvilDragon. No offense just want to know once and for all it's been hard to get verifiable info on this topic. Thanks.
     
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  2. Grench

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    Originally the prototype pre-pre-orders were supposed to get custom one-off colored cases. I still want 'glow in the dark polycarbonate', but that isn't happening. We'll just have to make do with Clear cases. That does mean that anyone who wants to create something to impersonate a prototype pre-pre-order unit can do a pretty good job of it.

    Have any of the other prototype pre-pre-orders gone public or is it still just me? (I was/am number 8 of 8.)
    Were there any prototype pre-pre-order cancellations? (I don't think we're tracked in the same order pool.)

    Soon... When considered over the course of >2 years, it is starting to feel like, "Soon" (ish).
     
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  3. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Once he gets the moulds over to UniquePlast they are going to have to do some runs in different colours anyway to give some ideas of what each will look like, may as well make your voice known for the sample to be run.
     
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  4. Silent-Hunter

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    Can they do simulated wood grain?
     
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  5. Gren

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    Thanks for the update ED. Starting to get a little bit excited.....it actually feels closer than ever :)

    One small question though - I thought I'd read somewhere that the new case company didn't shut down in August (another selling point over FA?!), but I may just be out of date with that, or mis-remembering :D
     
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  6. Grench

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    Random pellets to create a bowling ball or Bakelite type of swirl was one of my other 'out there' ideas. Not quite 'wood grain'. To do wood grain right would require a surface texture treatment as well.
     
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  7. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I did some digging to find some of the old colour threads. I've so far only gone back two years in pyra general, and only found this:

    https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/pyra-favorite-color.77438/

    I guess a lot of these discussions were backed off news topics, but I haven't been through them yet. Still, there's a poll you can vote in there if you haven't already, and some renders. There are a lot more renders somewhere I think, but I haven't found those yet.
     
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  8. Jumpman

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    So what, 2 more months then?;)

    Chris
     
  9. Swordfish II

    Swordfish II Very Active Member

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    My forecast is Christmas or early 2019, but happy to be wrong
     
  10. Silent-Hunter

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    That's more what I meant, just appearance, not texture.
     
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  11. rSl

    rSl **** COMMODORE 64 PYRA V2 **** 4GB RAM SYSTEM

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    thanks for the news!

    "c64c light beige" would still do it for me... :)

    ++1
     
  12. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    transparent XOR carbon fibre? Why?

    Thought so, too. Maybe the AC is broken, now.?
     
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  13. Eight Bit

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  14. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    When it comes to colour, Neelix'
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    is in desparate need of realization. :)
     
  15. codifies

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    wish you hadn't, sounds much more exotic !

    +1 that burgundy looks great!
     
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  16. TrashyMG

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    What about badly aged C64 bromine Yellow.
     
  17. fusion_power

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    Has the type of plastic material actualy changed from the old plans to use the durable Polycarbonate? I guess everything is better than the material used for the Pandora cases for sure. ^^
     
  18. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Because carbon fibre itself isn't transparent. If you were to include lengths of it in your transparent mix you'd see small lengths of it randomly distributed and oriented throgh your end product (or maybe it would align somehow and show the flow pattern, which might be interesting if you were studying injection moulding, but wouldn't look that good on a consumer product I predict).
     
  19. Terran

    Terran Still Fresh

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    I translatet over 60 Pyra Newsposts and even bevor it all startet I tried to translate some software releases and also gathered information about Pyra from places like Twitter or news burried within threads. Sadly the forum is just dead and there were no signs of new people comming and staying.

    So I asked myself: Why bother?
    (and the fact that live had other things in mind for me and I had no time anymore)

    tl;dr
    Sorry matzesu that I can‘t translate for you any longe.

    Sorry matzesu, dass ich nicht mehr für dich übersetzen kann. (Giggo vom deutschen Forum)
     
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  20. Grench

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    I have a hexamid long cuben fiber (carbon fiber fabric) tent. If you look closely there seem to be millions of short hairs embedded in a trash bag thin plastic sheet. The tent is semi transparent in daylight, opaque to flashlights at night. With its cf poles it weighs 1.5 lbs.

    It would work fine with clear, at 6" it will look like a million tiny hairs got mixed into the plastic. At 18" it will look smoked.

    Ooohhh... smoky transparent CF glow in the dark.
     
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