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#1 Mark Wolfe OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:35 PM

Posted by "eslapion" from the Lemon64 forums:
http://www.lemon64.c...pic.php?t=25893

contact him via: http://www.8bitcentral.com

A simple little cartridge the same size as the board inside Commodore made VIC-20 game cartridges. Except of course, it contains 127 games instead of only one.

Now shipping!

30$ per unit. Canadian dollars.

Shipping cost depends on your location.

Picture:
http://www.amiga.org...photos/3740.jpg

Technical data here: http://8bitcentral.c...n/behr-bonz.pdf



I just bought one of these using PayPal from eslapion and they're AMAZING, he's a very trustworthy seller.

127 games!!!

AE
Aggressor
Alien Blitz
Amok!
arachnoid
Artillery Duel
Astroblitz
Atlantis
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Avenger
Bandits
Battlezone
Black Hole
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom
Capture the Flag
Centipede
Choplifter
Cloudburst
Clowns for Joystick
Clowns for paddle
Computer War
Congo Bongo
Cosmic Cruncher
Cosmic Jailbreak
Creepy Corridors
Crossfire
Cyclon
Defender
DemonAttack
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Dragonfire
Final Orbit + Bumper Bash
Frogger
Frogman
Galaxian
Garden Wars
Gorf
Gridrunner
IFR (Flight Simulator)
In the chips
Jawbreaker II
Jelly Monsters (clone of Pacman)
Jungle Hunt
Jupiter Lander
KEYQUEST
Krazy Antics
Lazerzone
Lode Runner
Lunar Leeper
Maze
Medieval Joust
Miner 2049'er
Mobile Attack
Mole Attack
Money Wars
Monster Maze
Moon Patrol
Mosquito Infestation
Motocross Racer
Mountain King
Ms Pacman
Mutant Herd
Omega Race
Outworld
Pac-Man (original)
Paratrooper
Pharaoh's Curse
Pinball
Pipes
Poker
Polaris
Pole Position
Predator
Princess and Frog
Protector
Q-Bert
Radar Rat Race
Raid on Fort Knox
Rally-X
Rat Hotel
Renaissance (Othello)
River Rescue
Road Race
Robot Panic
Robotron 2084
Scott Adams: Adventure Land
Scott Adams: Mission Impossible
Scott Adams: Pirate's Cove
Scott Adams: The Count
Scott Adams: Voodoo Castle
Sargon II Chess
Satellite Patrol
Scorpion
Sea Wolf
Seafox
Serpentine
Shamus
Sir Lancelot
Skibbereen
Skyblazer
Space Ric-O-Shay
Spider City
SPIDERS OF MARS
Spike's Peak
Spills and Fills
Squish'em
Star Battle
Star Post
Star Trek - Srategic Operations Simulator
Submarine commander
Super Amok
Super Slot
Super Smash
Terraguard
The Sky is Falling
Threshold
Tooth Invaders
Topper
Trashman
Turmoil
Tutankham
Type Attack
Typo
Video Vermin
Videomania
Visible Solar System

Edited by Mark_Wolfe, Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:22 PM.


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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:55 PM

Oooh, that's kick ass! I'm definitely going to get one if possible.

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:25 PM

Oooh, that's kick ass! I'm definitely going to get one if possible.


It really is cool and for $30 sum bucks you can't beat it. I slapped mine in a dupe cart and popped it in the old VIC and have been playing for hours.

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:39 PM

Oooh, that's kick ass! I'm definitely going to get one if possible.


It really is cool and for $30 sum bucks you can't beat it. I slapped mine in a dupe cart and popped it in the old VIC and have been playing for hours.

Are you saying it's just a board, and you have to put it inside a cartridge shell yourself?

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:57 PM

Holy shazzbot! Only thirty dollars? That's a kickin' deal... hopefully he'll still have a couple left by the time I can afford one.

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:06 PM

Oooh, that's kick ass! I'm definitely going to get one if possible.


It really is cool and for $30 sum bucks you can't beat it. I slapped mine in a dupe cart and popped it in the old VIC and have been playing for hours.

Are you saying it's just a board, and you have to put it inside a cartridge shell yourself?

Michael



yep, take a look at the link to the picture of it. hey for $30, it's a DEAL. I had three copies of Radar Ratrace, one of which gave it's life for the cause ;)

Edited by Mark_Wolfe, Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:07 PM.


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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:33 PM

Tempting, almost makes me want to track down a Vic :ponder:

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:35 PM

Is there a composite hack for this system yet?

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:48 PM

Is there a composite hack for this system yet?

Hack? You just need a monitor cable...

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:53 PM

Seriously? Ooh, that's good news. Any idea where I could procure one?

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:03 PM

I have one of these multi-carts too. I love it. I still need to put mine in a case though.

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:07 PM

Seriously? Ooh, that's good news. Any idea where I could procure one?

IIRC one of the 'multisystem' type DIN cables should work, like this one. I think a TI99 composite cable will work as well, though I'd have to verify that. Also, IIRC the Vic carries +12V on one of the video port lines (meant to power a RF converter) so don't hook that one to your TV. :)

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Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:09 PM

@jessragan: ebay has 'em all the time for like 4 or 5 bucks. look for a 5 pin version, same as on the Atari 800XL

@crazyclimber: vic-20 has never been so easy to find these days. hell, I have one I can trade if you want. it's boxed even.

Edited by Mark_Wolfe, Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:40 AM.


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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:31 AM

I have one of these multi-carts too. I love it. I still need to put mine in a case though.




read my first post.... the contact website is linked above :)




I am uncertain why you directed me to contact Francois. I already have the cart. I just hadn't placed mine inside a case yet. I just rectified that though, minutes ago. It now resides inside an extra copy of Avenger that I had. I figured that I had procrastinated long enough. :)

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:50 AM

This is really cool. I haven't played my Vic in YEARS.

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:38 AM

I have one of these multi-carts too. I love it. I still need to put mine in a case though.




read my first post.... the contact website is linked above :)




I am uncertain why you directed me to contact Francois. I already have the cart. I just hadn't placed mine inside a case yet. I just rectified that though, minutes ago. It now resides inside an extra copy of Avenger that I had. I figured that I had procrastinated long enough. :)



sorry, that was a complete mistake, I got jass's post confused with yours and clicked the wrong box, I thought someone was asking where to get one, but jass was asking where to get an A/V.... I was just seeing double or something... brain damage :P

Edited by Mark_Wolfe, Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:43 AM.


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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:49 AM

Seriously? Ooh, that's good news. Any idea where I could procure one?

IIRC one of the 'multisystem' type DIN cables should work, like this one. I think a TI99 composite cable will work as well, though I'd have to verify that. Also, IIRC the Vic carries +12V on one of the video port lines (meant to power a RF converter) so don't hook that one to your TV. :)



I can confirm that the same 5 pin a/v will also work on the TI99. That link you gave for a cable is pretty high priced. I see them all the time for half that.

Whomever is looking, just do a basic search on ebay for 'commodore video cable' and you'll find one for cheaper, just be sure it's 5 pin.

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:04 AM

Seriously? Ooh, that's good news. Any idea where I could procure one?

IIRC one of the 'multisystem' type DIN cables should work, like this one. I think a TI99 composite cable will work as well, though I'd have to verify that. Also, IIRC the Vic carries +12V on one of the video port lines (meant to power a RF converter) so don't hook that one to your TV. :)



I can confirm that the same 5 pin a/v will also work on the TI99. That link you gave for a cable is pretty high priced. I see them all the time for half that.

Whomever is looking, just do a basic search on ebay for 'commodore video cable' and you'll find one for cheaper, just be sure it's 5 pin.

I can also confirm it's the same cable as the 800XL. Same cable for both machines. I want one of these carts, too.

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:13 PM

Seriously? Ooh, that's good news. Any idea where I could procure one?




8-Bit Classics has them for $5:

http://www.8bitclass...e...t&Itemid=26

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Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:09 PM

I have to bump this for a GREAT developer that still makes them :) I received two of these today and I have to say that if you have a Vic-20 and don't have one of these you are doing yourself a disservice! I don't want to publicly post the developer's email address, but if you want one PM me and I will pass it along. Really nice guy and really really great product and he has encouraged me to let others know that these are still being manufactured and sold. This thing had me consumed with Vic games half of the night :)



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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 AM

I am eslapion and I have restarted production of the Behr-Bonz multicart. I have about 30 units available.

 

Complete information:

New lower price - 36$US or 32.50 Euros!

The printed circuit boards have arrived in Montreal.

There is a new menu in the Behr-Bonz cart.

A friendly menu for the friendly computer!

Thank you e5frog !

 

Up/Down cursor keys to browse, or F1 and F7, select with Return.

Browsning can also be done with joystick up/down + fire.
Quick select using key 1-8 then choose game with lettered keys
according to column on the right.


This cartridge designed for your Commodore VIC-20 computer comprises 127 games, all of which were originally published as game cartridges between 1981 and 1984. No additional expansion is required to play them, except a joystick and, depending on the game, a pair of paddles.

The new Behr-Bonz will be slightly different from the Original with a new color in the menu and a button to reset to menu without the need to turn your VIC-20 off and on.

The Behr-Bonz multicart circuit board is exactly the same physical size as a Commodore made game cartridge so it can fit in the plastic case of a game you already own (4.5 x 9 cm). No plastic case is provided.

Just like original Commodore cartridges it uses gold plating to protect your cartridge port connector and for the longest possible lifespan. It is protected by a 90 day money back guarantee. Please note that out of the 100 original units made in 2008, not a single one was found to be defective nearly 7 years after their initial release.

-The price per unit of the Behr-Bonz multicart is 36$US or 32.50 Euros. Quantity discounts are available on quantities of 5 units or more.

-Shipping to the US is 10$US, Australia, South America, all EU countries and Canada is 12$US or 11 Euros - shipping cost is the same wether you order 1 or up to 7 units.

- YOU MUST SPECIFY WETHER YOU WANT A PAL OR NTSC VERSION - if this information is not specified then I will determine it myself according to the video standard available in the country of the shipping address

If you are interested, just send an e-mail indicating how many you would like to purchase to eslapion(aT)videotron.ca with the subject "Behr-Bonz purchase".

You will be added to a mailing list and informed - DO NOT PM ME HERE!
E-mails coming from unknown e-mail addresses with any other subjects will be deleted by the spam filter.

There is at least 3 improvements to the original cart: 

- A "reset to menu" button. The original cart would send you back to the selected game when resetting the VIC because of the way it "locks" to the selected game to prevent games who write gibberrish in the IO2/IO3 region from causing problems. 

- Improved PAL version menu colors. The colors of the menu are white text on black background and a blue border. This is an indication the version is 2015.

- Games can now be accessed quickly by pressing numbers 1 to 8 then the associated letter

FAQ:

* How do I disable the Behr-Bonz ?

Presently, if you want to return to BASIC startup without disconnecting the cartridge, just press '6' then press 'K' from the menu.

This actually selects one of the Scott Adams game but if you never start the game, you're effectively disabling the Behr-Bonz and falling back to an unexpanded VIC.

* How do I jump directly to my favorite game without having to scroll hundreds of titles ?

Press numbers 1 to 8 then press the letter associated with your favorite game. All games can be accessed quickly by pressing one number then one letter.


Edited by eslapion, Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:57 AM.





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