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#626 Pixelboy ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 2:51 PM

Ok, here is a hint: this trick will reveal who really created Pac-Man and works with all 3 games.

Shouldn't this kind of information be displayed on the PMC sub-page of the Opcode web site? Either direct instructions on how to access these Easter eggs (or whatever you want to call them) or clues, but I think PMC has been available long enough to warrant such an disclosure of information. :)

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 3:09 PM


Ok, here is a hint: this trick will reveal who really created Pac-Man and works with all 3 games.

Shouldn't this kind of information be displayed on the PMC sub-page of the Opcode web site? Either direct instructions on how to access these Easter eggs (or whatever you want to call them) or clues, but I think PMC has been available long enough to warrant such an disclosure of information. :)


The problem is, I don't remember the sequence anymore. Perhaps you or ten-four still remember it? It was quite complicated...

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 3:23 PM

The problem is, I don't remember the sequence anymore. Perhaps you or ten-four still remember it? It was quite complicated...


Can you not look it up in the source code?

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 4:23 PM


The problem is, I don't remember the sequence anymore. Perhaps you or ten-four still remember it? It was quite complicated...


Can you not look it up in the source code?


I don't believe you're asking me to go check the source... I am lazy today, it is holiday eve here... :P

Ok... here is the sequence...

Select any game from the main menu.
As soon as the grip shows up, press and hold "*" on the keypad #2.
Now press "2" on keypad #1 while still holding "*", then release "*" and press it again about a half second later.
The grid should freeze on screen now. If it didn't, repeat the process.
Now using the joystick#1, push forward 4 times, right 4 times, back 4 times, left 4 times. Do it slowly, like a half second between pushes.
Something should appear...

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 5:44 PM

Nifty trick=-- but complicated! :)

Can't get this one to work though!... :)

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 6:43 PM

Nifty trick=-- but complicated! :)

Can't get this one to work though!... :)


On the arcade or CV? I had never seen this before, not sure if it works on the CV version...

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 6:53 PM

I'd never seen it either until looking for Pac Man tricks and Easter Eggs. :) ...Wasn't sure if it would work on the CV or not-- but I'm guessing not at this point! I can't get the Orange ghost to come out while he's blue! :)

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 8:09 PM

I'd never seen it either until looking for Pac Man tricks and Easter Eggs. :) ...Wasn't sure if it would work on the CV or not-- but I'm guessing not at this point! I can't get the Orange ghost to come out while he's blue! :)


Have you tried on MAME, because I think the ghost behavior shouldn't be a problem with the CV version. My concern is that the orange ghost rolls over the screen, that could be a problem with my version because my screen layout is a bit different in the non-playable portion of the screen.
If someone can explain how to do that on MAME I can try to reproduce on PMC.

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Posted Sat Jul 2, 2011 3:28 AM


I'd never seen it either until looking for Pac Man tricks and Easter Eggs. :) ...Wasn't sure if it would work on the CV or not-- but I'm guessing not at this point! I can't get the Orange ghost to come out while he's blue! :)


Have you tried on MAME, because I think the ghost behavior shouldn't be a problem with the CV version. My concern is that the orange ghost rolls over the screen, that could be a problem with my version because my screen layout is a bit different in the non-playable portion of the screen.
If someone can explain how to do that on MAME I can try to reproduce on PMC.


Hi :)

I've tried the trick in my PMC like Murpf74 showed via a youTube link.
After i eat the ghost, my ghost (light red) disapear from the screen, and came up from the middle buttom of the screen.
The ghost move up and and find a place again to move from.

Edited by ten-four, Sat Jul 2, 2011 3:30 AM.


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Posted Sat Jul 2, 2011 4:58 AM



I'd never seen it either until looking for Pac Man tricks and Easter Eggs. :) ...Wasn't sure if it would work on the CV or not-- but I'm guessing not at this point! I can't get the Orange ghost to come out while he's blue! :)


Have you tried on MAME, because I think the ghost behavior shouldn't be a problem with the CV version. My concern is that the orange ghost rolls over the screen, that could be a problem with my version because my screen layout is a bit different in the non-playable portion of the screen.
If someone can explain how to do that on MAME I can try to reproduce on PMC.


Hi :)

I've tried the trick in my PMC like Murpf74 showed via a youTube link.
After i eat the ghost, my ghost (light red) disapear from the screen, and came up from the middle buttom of the screen.
The ghost move up and and find a place again to move from.


Ha! So it kind of works, I told you! :P
Thanks, Ole! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Jul 2, 2011 5:24 PM

Interesting! I've tried 15 or 20 times, and can't get the light red/orange ghost out of the box... I tried using the same 'pattern' as in the video, on both USA and Japan versions. But glad to know it works! I'll keep trying from time to time just to see if I can replicate it!

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Posted Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:43 PM

Pac-Man Collection down to 10 copies. That means approximately 290 copies of the game were sold.

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Posted Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:57 PM

Pac-Man Collection down to 10 copies. That means approximately 290 copies of the game were sold.

That is very impressive!

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Posted Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:23 PM

Pac-Man Collection down to 10 copies. That means approximately 290 copies of the game were sold.

Don't you know that it's frowned upon to resurrect old threads. :grin:

All kidding aside, that is an incredible number for a Homebrew especially considering the ColecoVision has a lot smaller following. Congrats.

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Posted Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:27 PM


Pac-Man Collection down to 10 copies. That means approximately 290 copies of the game were sold.

Don't you know that it's frowned upon to resurrect old threads. :grin:

All kidding aside, that is an incredible number for a Homebrew especially considering the ColecoVision has a lot smaller following. Congrats.


Actually I just found out that the game is down to 10 copies. I had no idea it had already sold that many.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:16 AM

So that's 100 yellows, and 190 black carts sold. Guy Foster and I were discussing this while he was taking me to AdamCon last Thursday. :)

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:53 AM

I think it is more like 80 yellows and 210 blacks actually.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:01 AM

Always available?I'd be interested

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:10 AM

Pm sent. I would like to purchase a back-up copy.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:24 PM

Thanks for those who contacted me. For orders, please go to the Pac-Man Collection page in my website:

http://opcodegames.c...acmancol_cv.htm

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:38 PM

ordered

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:35 PM

AARGH! I am in Paypal hell. I wanted to order one before they are gone but......I am on vacation, and now Paypal wants to verify my account by calling me at home at my home number..
But, I am not at home, so they can't call me. Now my Paypal is locked.

They must not recognize the IP I am using, so they locked my account????

I hope there are some still left when I get home this weekend.

Edited by Bartsfam, Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:39 PM.


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:40 PM

ordered

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:46 PM

AARGH! I am in Paypal hell. I wanted to order one before they are gone but......I am on vacation, and now Paypal wants to verify my account by calling me at home at my home number..
But, I am not at home, so they can't call me. Now my Paypal is locked.

They must not recognize the IP I am using, so they locked my account????

I hope there are some still left when I get home this weekend.


Call Paypal, they will help you get this resolved.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:48 PM

I payed for mine earlier. I strongly suggest people get a copy before they are gone. I missed out on Space Invaders and was bummed.

Edited by Yurkie, Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:48 PM.





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