My ADAM arrived yesterday and it fired right up. I still need a few things to have it running the way I want but with what I have I had some fun with it last night. I like it so far, not to beat a dead horse but YES...the box is HUGE!
- Definitely need an AV cable, I want to hook it up to a monitor (a cool 80's one of course)
- Going to need a different monitor, I found a sweet retro one from 84 but was unaware it was monochrome/green until I fired it up, lol.
I was able to use the monitor output/input to get a picture to test things out and play around a bit but will need the actual AV cable to also have sound (assuming ADAMCON is the guy for one of these cables too?)
While the monochrome monitor does add a certain old school charm to things I think I would like to go full color I'll use it for now as it's what I've got but maybe I'll score a nice 1702 commodore or something to compliment my ADAM (they both have that greyish/white color with rainbow style logos) I guess I could just use a flat TV or whatever but I like the older look/feel of classic monitors
I only got maybe 30 minutes or so of play time but I had fun using the built in typewriter with my daughter (who sadly does not even know what a "typewriter" is, lol) and I played a few normal coleco games like Zaxxon and Donkey kong/etc.. Just a quick system check and all seems well so far.
Tonight I plan on figuring out how to use the Digital Data packs since I have a Buck Rodgers game on one to try out. Was surprised to see how heavy the printer was, I am assuming the power supply is inside it and part of the reason it feels like it's full of bricks
I kind of overspent my gaming allowance for a little bit so I'll wait to contact Adamcon until I have a little more money to play with. I also can not open the software for sale because it requires Microsoft office (yes, my work computer actually does NOT have this or Windows media center and I can't even install it without some password that nobody can remember, sigh...) so I'll have to wait until I get to a library or something with a normal computer, lol. I guess I could try opening it on my phone...
I totally want a drive but yeah, I can't justify that expense unless I really spend some time with this thing. If I get really into it then sure, but if it's just a casual once in a while thing I'll probably just stick to the tapes and coleco carts If one pops up at a reasonable price then sure, it's just money in the bank then anyways but if I'm going to drop premium coin on one I have to wait it out I totally forgot about those awesome cardboard arcade machine boxes until NIAD posted pics of them. I've wanted those for awhile just for the look if nothing else but they are very uncommon
Thanks for everything guys! The information, the pictures, all very helpful! I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this