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#76 DJnTidalWave OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:52 PM

Can you PM me as well, I want to hve one done for some REAL ColecoVision Action!  Rock-N-Rope!

Thanks



#77 PlayDoh003 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:48 PM

Hi Byte Knight! Please PM me when you can to get information on how to get my CVFB upgraded to an Ultimate. I would be looking to get it done after the holidays in January... Thanks!



#78 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:43 PM

Hi Byte Knight! Please PM me when you can to get information on how to get my CVFB upgraded to an Ultimate. I would be looking to get it done after the holidays in January... Thanks!

 

PM sent!



#79 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:48 AM

Anyone looking for a CV Flashback system to have upgraded? If so, PM me for the price and I can send it directly to Byte Knight.

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:59 PM

Hi, Byte Knight!  I joined this forum just so I could contact you on your CVFB upgrade!  I was just talking to my girlfriend's son last night about how great the Colecovision system was and today I googled one of my favorite games:  Frenzy!  That brought me to a couple of YouTube reviews on your upgraded system.  I am very impressed!!  I have 2 broken original systems and I miss playing many of the games I used to play!  Please PM me and let me know the details.  I haven't purchased the CVFB system yet because I read a lot of bad reviews on it mainly concerning the new controllers but I know your upgrade can bypass this.  I think I still have the old working Sega controllers that I can use with this.



#81 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:15 AM

Hi, Byte Knight!  I joined this forum just so I could contact you on your CVFB upgrade!

 

PM sent!



#82 theTom OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:08 PM

Man this sounds like such a great solution to get all the old Colecovision and Atari 2600 games that I grew up with all in one place with HDMI out and great picture quality. I wish I was smarter with computers and understood how to put games on the raspberrypi, I have tried to read up on it and get lost after a few sentences. Once I finally understand how to do it I will definitely pick up a flashback system and have the upgrade done.



#83 Clay B. Hammock OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:05 AM

I was thinking of getting the $160.00 upgrade, but I have AV Jack TV.  I don't own a flat screen TV.  And I like playing on retro TV. 

Is there anyway to get a AV Jack version?  I've seen HDMI to AV Jack converter attachments, but they require plugging into power

source and not so sure if the picture would look normal.  I did see someone solder AV jacks to a rasberrypie and then through two

holes in the housing box.  So I was curious on a comment on this.  Maybe would be better to get a AV converted Coleco Vision Console

and that's why I posted this message. 



#84 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:41 AM

I was thinking of getting the $160.00 upgrade, but I have AV Jack TV.  I don't own a flat screen TV.  And I like playing on retro TV. 

Is there anyway to get a AV Jack version?  I've seen HDMI to AV Jack converter attachments, but they require plugging into power

source and not so sure if the picture would look normal.  I did see someone solder AV jacks to a rasberrypie and then through two

holes in the housing box.  So I was curious on a comment on this.  Maybe would be better to get a AV converted Coleco Vision Console

and that's why I posted this message. 

 

The Raspberry Pi 3 has a 1/8" AV jack, so you'd need a cable like this one.  I'm not sure how the game select menu would look in the 4:3 ratio though.  I've ordered up a cable and will let you know what shakes out.



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Posted Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:11 AM

I just recently received my upgraded Flashback from Byte Knight, and after having a few days to play around with it, I'm really loving it so far. Pardon my French, but this thing is f@#*ing sweet! It has transformed a cute little novelty item that mostly just sat on the shelf into a serious retro gaming machine!

Adding more Colecovision games is incredibly easy, even for someone like myself who has never touched a Raspberry Pi before. I am just now attempting to get other emulators up and running, and that doesn't appear to be too difficult either.

And let me tell you, Byte Knight's service is first class all the way. I got my upgraded Flashback about a week after I mailed it, and all my questions since then have been promptly answered.

To anyone out there who was disappointed with the original Flashback, I highly recommend this service!

#86 atarifan88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:18 PM

I am just now attempting to get other emulators up and running, and that doesn't appear to be too difficult either.

 

How would you do such a thing?  I had an intellivision flashback transformed into an ultimate and would love to be able to play CV games on it as well...



#87 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:10 PM

I was thinking of getting the $160.00 upgrade, but I have AV Jack TV.  I don't own a flat screen TV.  And I like playing on retro TV. 

Is there anyway to get a AV Jack version?  I've seen HDMI to AV Jack converter attachments, but they require plugging into power

source and not so sure if the picture would look normal.  I did see someone solder AV jacks to a rasberrypie and then through two

holes in the housing box.  So I was curious on a comment on this.  Maybe would be better to get a AV converted Coleco Vision Console

and that's why I posted this message. 

 

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So I tried it out with the AV cable on my HDTV (I don't own any old 4:3 behemoths) and the game selection screen is a little scrunched up but games seem to work fine.



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Posted Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:45 PM

 

How would you do such a thing?  I had an intellivision flashback transformed into an ultimate and would love to be able to play CV games on it as well...

 

Have you added any Intellivision games to the Flashback with a USB stick yet?  If so, rom folders for each emulator should have been generated on your USB stick.  Adding the roms to the correct folders should get those emulators to appear in the menu.  And once they appear, some emulators, like the Atari 2600 and Atari 7800, should work. However, some, like the Odyssey 2 emulator, need a BIOS file to work.  So you have to find the correct BIOS file(s) and transfer it to the Flashback.  I can't figure out the transferring part.

 

Anyways, this is the site that has helped me (in case you haven't already found it yourself):

 

https://github.com/R...oPie-Setup/wiki



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:04 AM

I had Byte Knight perform his magic on my Colecovision Flashback and he did a wonderful job. He answered all my questions very quickly and after I sent him my unit it only took him a few days to upgrade my unit and return it to me. His service is very fast and professional. I will gladly do business with him again. Thanks Byte Knight, for a very pleasurable experience.



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Posted Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:24 PM

Another happy customer. Byte Knight's work is top notch and he is a very friendly guy that always answers your questions. I got mine in 6 days! If you're still on the fence I recommend jumping off right away!



#91 classicist OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 2:54 PM

Byte Knight upgraded a CV Flashback for me and I can’t overstate how impressed I am with both the design and execution.  I realized, however, that I prefer to play these games on original hardware.  Consequently, I would like to offer my Ultimate CV Flashback for sale at $189.00, which equates to my cost of $30 for the Flashback plus $159.00 for the upgrade.  I will pay the cost of Priority Mail shipping to a US address.  Something this nice ought to belong to someone who will use it more frequently than I.  Please send me a PM if interested. 



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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 5:47 PM

All this is very exciting. I don't have a Coleco Flashback, but I would love to have one modded too.

I would love to get my hands on this game system, or at least try it for myself, how it feels to play with the controls and navigate the menus.

My opinion of this system are only from pictures and Youtube videos. :-(

Talking about Youtube videos, I've heard the sound emulation of a Flashback unit in a Youtube video and it's incorrect; the periodic noise is emulated as a white noise, and this cause differences in sounds of some games like Rocky, Destructor, and games I've done music for.
So my question: is the issue from an early version or it's really the sound emulation of this product?

#93 flnettles OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 3:48 PM

Hi Byte Knight! I've had my Colecovision Flashback for 3 years, and would love to get the modifications you offer! Where can I send it and how much $?  (I'd really like to get it done in time for our Commodore Retro Expo here in Las Vegas on July 28-30th at the Alexis Park Resort. Would be awesome to put this on display at our show!

 

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Posted Thu Jun 8, 2017 4:01 PM

Hi Byte Knight! I have a CVFB ready to send to you for your upgrade! Please PM me or email me at flnettles@hotmail.com! I'm a Commodore guy so don't get on Atari Age too often except to talk about our Commodore Retro Expo event here in Vegas at the end of July. I hope to do this upgrade in time to display your unit at our show, please contact me! (I'm REALLY interested!)  :D



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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:02 PM

Byte Knight - Help! You upgraded my Coleco Flashback with all the extra games several months ago, and I am just now getting this thing hooked up and can't get it to work at all. I get a brief Coleco flash screen then it goes to a screen that only says "Welcome  No Game Pads detected   Hold a button on your device to configure,  Press F4 to quit at any time."  I had to send it back once already, because the HDMI port was not secure, but haven't had a way to hook everything up till now. No keyboard so no F4 so what am I supposed to do. I've pressed every button on both controllers and nothing happens. :P

Forrest Nettles



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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:55 PM

Byte Knight - Help! You upgraded my Coleco Flashback with all the extra games several months ago, and I am just now getting this thing hooked up and can't get it to work at all. I get a brief Coleco flash screen then it goes to a screen that only says "Welcome  No Game Pads detected   Hold a button on your device to configure,  Press F4 to quit at any time."  I had to send it back once already, because the HDMI port was not secure, but haven't had a way to hook everything up till now. No keyboard so no F4 so what am I supposed to do. I've pressed every button on both controllers and nothing happens. :P

Forrest Nettles

 

 

Did you try restarting and holding down Zero while it boots up?



#97 Byte Knight OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:50 PM

Byte Knight - Help! You upgraded my Coleco Flashback with all the extra games several months ago, and I am just now getting this thing hooked up and can't get it to work at all. I get a brief Coleco flash screen then it goes to a screen that only says "Welcome  No Game Pads detected   Hold a button on your device to configure,  Press F4 to quit at any time."  I had to send it back once already, because the HDMI port was not secure, but haven't had a way to hook everything up till now. No keyboard so no F4 so what am I supposed to do. I've pressed every button on both controllers and nothing happens. :P
Forrest Nettles


The USB cable between the Pi and UFBI must have come loose. PM sent!




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