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#1 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:01 PM

Hy guys

Just to let you know that I'm moving foward with the Coleco History Book
NIAD joined me to help me on and will take care of the ADAM story part (I mean, who else?) ;)

When Jim and myself will feel ready, then we will have the CV brotherhood proof reading it
We will then decides wich pictures we will use for the book (there is PLENTY to choose from, really!)
Like Jim said, a picture worth thousand words!

After all this, it will be printing time!

We're planning to offer digital book too

We are finally close to it! :D

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:05 PM

Cool!  I look forward to reading it.



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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:06 PM

Cool!  I look forward to reading it.


...and looking at it too! ;)

There will be plenty of pictures, building, peoples, products etc..

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:47 PM

Maybe you could package the book in a Colecovision style box or make covers look like cart box.. Just a suggestion. I will get it even if its in a dirty diaper!

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:50 PM

Maybe you could package the book in a Colecovision style box or make covers look like cart box.. Just a suggestion. I will get it even if its in a dirty diaper!

The book is first about Coleco itself, from the start till the end
Obviously, the ColecoVision section will be the biggest

It think you will like the look of the book anyway ;)


EDIT: Obviously, there is a section about the CV homebrewers ;)

Edited by retroillucid, Tue Oct 8, 2013 2:53 PM.


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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 3:35 PM

I would really like to throw my hat in the ring for the editor/proofreader role. I was a Communication major at San Diego State, and I am a huge grammar freak. I have to restrain myself while I read thousands of forum posts (no offense)! :) I've also taken French, German, and many years of Spanish, so I commonly identify grammatical errors from ESL folks. I know how to properly translate idiomatic expressions. It would be a dream to put my name on a grass-roots effort of this sort, and it would be an even bigger dream if it winds up profitable.

Please contact me if interested.

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 3:45 PM

I would really like to throw my hat in the ring for the editor/proofreader role. I was a Communication major at San Diego State, and I am a huge grammar freak. I have to restrain myself while I read thousands of forum posts (no offense)! :) I've also taken French, German, and many years of Spanish, so I commonly identify grammatical errors from ESL folks. I know how to properly translate idiomatic expressions. It would be a dream to put my name on a grass-roots effort of this sort, and it would be an even bigger dream if it winds up profitable.
Please contact me if interested.


Great!

Consider yourself onboard!
We need someone like you actually

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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013 5:02 PM

Woo hoo! I'm at your disposal. Shoot me a PM whenever you get a chance, or whenever anything relevant comes up.

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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:21 AM

I wasn't even aware this was happening! I'm down for a copy upon completion. 



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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:06 PM

Subscribed! I'm almost more interested in this than in the Atari stuff, since I know next to nothing about Coleco-anything.

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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:08 PM

Posting so I can keep track of this thread. Not much of a Coleco guy, but I love seeing projects like this. Keep it up!

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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:56 AM

Go! Go!  Something I have always wanted the last 20 years rather than a mass of bookmarks pointing to different places with stories....



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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

Go! Go!  Something I have always wanted the last 20 years rather than a mass of bookmarks pointing to different places with stories....


I'm doing the same since 1996, execept I preserved the text into my archive
In 2010, I started putting pieces together and now have alot more pieces in the puzzle

Can't wait to release this damn book! :)

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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:05 AM

I know exactly what you mean. I cant wait either, it's much needed!



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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

I just hope you found out why Coleco had so many unreleased titles. :)



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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:11 AM

I just hope you found out why Coleco had so many unreleased titles. :)


Marketting and Liscencing! ;)

But I can tell you why there is so many unreleased prototype though......


CV collectors SUCKS!
So for those who are pissed by what I'm saying.....

RELEASE YOUR DAMN PROTOTYPE(S)!!!!!!!!!
OR SELL THEM!!!!!!

What's the point to hide them in your closet!???

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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:12 AM

Ok, I'm feeling better now :D

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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:13 AM

I'll see if I can dig up my early 2000s interview with one of the Nuvatec programmers for you. He also gave me all the original source code for the games Nuvatec did during the redesign of the Colecovision.



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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:19 AM

I'll see if I can dig up my early 2000s interview with one of the Nuvatec programmers for you. He also gave me all the original source code for the games Nuvatec did during the redesign of the Colecovision.


Oh man! That would be so sweet!!! :cool:

Your help is much appreciated! Thanks sir!

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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:58 PM

Sounds great. I'd be up for a copy for sure. History of these companies and there desperate attempts to keep going always make sad but interesting reads.



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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:35 PM

I just hope you found out why Coleco had so many unreleased titles. :)

Because Coleco knew they were creating a lot of hoopla for these games when they would eventually be released some 25-30 years later by all the great CV Homebrewers!



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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:27 AM

Because Coleco knew they were creating a lot of hoopla for these games when they would eventually be released some 25-30 years later by all the great CV Homebrewers!

 

I've heard of advanced marketing but this is plain ridiculous.  :-D



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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:37 PM

 

I've heard of advanced marketing but this is plain ridiculous.  :-D

Boy did it ever work! :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:24 PM

I'm definitely interested in this!

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Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:37 PM

A little update

I'm ACTIVELY working on this book. I added a bunch of stuff!
I scanned alot of photos for this book, oh yes, I did!
I'm still very busy with holidays but once it get passed, I'll resume works and get this book out!

I need to know, is there something you guys want to be in that book?
Any ideas, suggestions?


I have to kick my butt and get that book released... THIS YEAR!! :twisted: ;)




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