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Make new cartridge based, hardware playable games for the NES.  No programming required.
Make new cartridge based, hardware playable games for the NES.  No programming required.
Make new cartridge based, hardware playable games for the NES. No programming required.
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    1. LocksmithArmy
      about 9 hours ago

      What is the word on the instruction book?

    2. Richard Campbell 1 day ago

      @Joe, I know you guys are working hard, and I really appreciate what you are doing. I was just hoping to get started with NES Maker soon so I could introduce it during the Maker Faire here in Korea. My plan was to have my elementary students make games for the Maker Faire.
      I've been checking all my spam folders in all my emails connected to Kickstarter with no luck.

    3. Joe Granato 5-time creator 1 day ago

      For those with questions, please look at the latest update here:

      @317 - yes. In fact, if you've been running the beta, you shouldn't even need to enter an activation code to run the newest version of the tool. :-)

    4. 317 Films 1 day ago

      Is the key for the beta the same key for the official release? Or is it different?

    5. Snoopian 1 day ago

      I've backed for the toolkit NESmaker (88$) and still don't have my key :(

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      Jonathan V 2 days ago

      I keep getting error saying MysticSearchesTool has stopped working, making me unable to run the program. Any help would be appreciated.

    7. Robert C. McGee aka Joe Cracker 2 days ago

      Troll Burner clearly used the platformer module. Will there be other demos that use the RPG, Brawler, and Shooter Modules?

    8. Richard Campbell 2 days ago

      It’s been six days since the release and still no code! 😢

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      mubot 2 days ago

      will the strategy guide be released as a PDF for backers?

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      Dylan Scheuring 3 days ago

      Got my code in an email, downloaded NESMaker v4_0_0, used my activation code and I'm all set! Just waiting on physical rewards, but so far it's been hassle free! Satisfied backer so far.

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      Kris Carlson 4 days ago

      Planning to try my code out tomorrow, but when will the cart flasher, flash cart, and strategy guide be sent out?

    12. Senad Palic 4 days ago

      Still does not received the code :(

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      Gene Patton
      5 days ago

      I'm sure this has been asked already and if it has I apologize. I scrolled down for a few minutes and only saw questions about the codes.

      My question.
      When are the physical rewards being sent out?

    14. Richard Campbell 5 days ago

      @Donny That seems to be the case for a lot of people. Unfortunately, there are still a few of us with codes. :(

    15. Donny Hopkins 6 days ago

      Found mine in the Spam/junk folder addressed from Joe Granato (if that helps anyone!)

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      Tom J Tamulewicz 6 days ago

      Someone mentioned the softworkz site handling the registration. If you didn't get your code, you might try their site. It has a "resend license" option. Didn't work for me, but maybe for some...

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      Ben Ackerman 6 days ago

      Nevermind, found it in the spam folder of a different email than the one I'd submitted on the "survey." Can't delete the previous comment so I'll just leave this!

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      Ben Ackerman 6 days ago

      Still no code for me. Checked all my folders.

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      Tom J Tamulewicz 6 days ago

      Ditto on the no code in email.

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      mubot 6 days ago

      found mine in the SPAM folder!

    21. Joe Granato 5-time creator 6 days ago

      For anyone whose code has not shown up uet please be patient. Next week we’ll dig in with all the anomalous cases. :-)

    22. Richard Campbell 6 days ago

      Still no code for me. Scanned all my junk folders :(

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      mikez99 6 days ago

      I found my code. It was in my junk email folder.

    24. Derek Arnold 7 days ago

      After poking around, I managed to find the password requirements at software licensing services y'all are using: "Password must be 3-16 in length of (a-z,A-Z,0-9,@,*,#)"

    25. Derek Arnold 7 days ago

      Ok, turns out, the new password you enter has to be pretty simple/insecure for it to be accepted by the license server. My automatically generated password by my password manager was deemed invalid by whatever license service this uses. It would be helpful if password complexity requirements were posted.

    26. Derek Arnold 7 days ago

      I noticed the license code came via So I visited that site, noticed some license portal. I entered the code I received, no idea what the password should be. So I clicked the forgotten password link, and received an email stating I had no password assigned. If this site is capable of sending a stored password, that means it is storing it insecurely, but ok. I attempted to enter the license portal with my license key and no password and could not do so. Please provide activation instructions.

    27. Derek Arnold 7 days ago

      I am getting an invalid password message. Please post activation instructions.

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      Adam Bartholomew 7 days ago

      It says "Unhandled exception has happened in your application." Later saying "(Exception from HRESULT:0x8007007E)."

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      Adam Bartholomew 7 days ago

      Joe, can you tell me how to fix the fact that I'm "Missing license DLL"?

    30. i hate buying gas
      7 days ago

      Received code. Are we limited to use on one box?

    31. Seth Owens 7 days ago

      I forgot to add, only the basic moduel is included, none of the other moduels from the campaing are finished, i guess.

    32. Seth Owens 7 days ago

      I went tovthe website, doenloaded nesmaker 4.0, and after unzipping it, i entered the info.

    33. Seth Owens 7 days ago

      I got an E-mail from Joe Granato, it had the activation code in it.

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      David Royston 7 days ago

      I am still waiting for my code too

    35. Richard Campbell 7 days ago

      Has everyone received their code? I am still waiting on mine.

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      David Royston 7 days ago

      Download the program from the website, run it, click activate to put in your code.

    37. Timothy William Long 7 days ago

      Now the site is up

    38. Travis Foster 7 days ago

      My code isn't working :(

    39. Timothy William Long 7 days ago

      When you go to the site, you see the site is broken. I received my key, but without the program it is worthless.

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      jeremiah stewart 7 days ago

      Seth Owens, how did the code show up? Did you get an email? I just updated my information and may have missed the initial wave of emails.

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      mark matta 7 days ago

      Really excited for this! Hopefully the password comes soon.

    42. Seth Owens 7 days ago

      My code just showed up! Have fun, everyone!

    43. Seth Owens 7 days ago

      Im waiting anxiously! I can't wait to get my e-mail!

    44. LocksmithArmy
      7 days ago

      Yup, the timer is counting up now...

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      Goaterby 7 days ago

      @Adam Bartholomew
      If you head over to their, it will be available for activation / download in less than an hour.

      @Rutxi Garcia
      See above: they will be sent out soon by the sound of things. In regards to cartridges / hardware, it might take til the end of the month, as InfiniteNESLives still has em in production. Head over to the forums for extra details on some of this stuff if you need it.

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      Adam Bartholomew on

      Hey Joe, just checking in. A little concerned as I haven't received any email from you, should we expect to see something by the end of the night? Don't want to be rude, I'm just wondering.

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      Rutxi García on

      Hello Joe. I still have not received anything in my email and I'm worried. The cartridges when you send them to Spain ?. Thank you very much.

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      Tom Gayton on

      Hey I am over in great Britain it's morning now very excited about nes maker today! Congrats on making it to launch day

    49. mischa yampolsky on

      ok, ok, which one of your uncle's dog's previous owner works at Nintendo? you releasing the nesMaker at the same day of a smash bros Nintendo direct! coincidence? i think NOT!

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      Justin Varga on

      nevermind, just found it and changed the addres

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