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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!

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#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 ONLINE  

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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.

#80 Kerroj OFFLINE  

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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.



#85 snakeboy ONLINE  

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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!






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