1. It took longer than expected to prepare the shipments
It was something of a logistical nightmare to figure out how to prepare 4,500 packages, but I finally got it done. With the help of friends and family (I paid them), we loaded each memory card with data, cut and applied the label, and packaged it into an envelope with a decal and instruction slip. Sadly, none of this process could really be automated since we're dealing with such outdated hardware. At this point, it's done.
2. The card contains 20XXTE v. 1e
This is currently the latest version. There are some minor issues remaining, mostly pertaining to single-player and special game modes, which 20XXTE did not focus on supporting.
The version on the card is a special verion of 1e that allows you to enter your name on first boot, which will appear in the 20XX Menu for yourself and anyone who copies the data from you. This is a pre-order bonus.
3. I received your change of address
I was unable to reply to every address change request because I received at least a couple hundred of them, but if you sent one then I can assure you I received it.
I will refund any order, no questions asked, for any of these reasons:
- You no longer want 20XXTE for any reason (please request this by tomorrow at latest)
- You are told when inserting the memory card that the data is corrupted
- 20XXTE does not meet your expectations based on the information that is available on this website
For contact, you can reply to any of the invoices or emails you've received, or contact me via my business email which is listed in my Twitter profile. I will also ship replacement cards if there are any issues with the initial shipment.
Also, there are some cases where I will unfortunately not be able to provide a refund:
- You thought 20XXTE contains something different than what is explained on this website
- You are unable to load 20XXTE due to an unsupported loading method (eg. homebrew/USB loading)
For the latter, I recommend you ask for help in the chat to see if anyone is able to help you with unconventional loading methods, as most have been successful.
5. Next steps
Tomorrow, I will be coordinating with the post office on determining the fastest way to process the shipments. Once I confirm that the shipments have been processed by the post office, you will receive a shipment notification email, and I will also update this website.
I've been working as hard as I can on 20XXTE to make everything go as smoothly as possible. It's my first time handling an operation of this scale, and I made some mistakes. I greatly appreciate all of the support I've been receiving and the patience of everyone. It has helped me tremendously to get through this very stressful process. However, I don't expect or ask for pity of any kind. In the end, it's my project, you spent money on it, and it's my job to deliver. That's why I will never try to blame other things if I fall short. No Johns.
Please reach out to me if you have any other questions that were not covered in this post.