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#26 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:15 PM

Received new pcbs today!  :thumbsup:



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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 AM

I'd just like to confirm I'm interested in a 1292 adapter. :)  +1 for the numbers, if that helps.


Edited by Barthax, Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 AM.


#28 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:01 PM

Thank you very much! You are on the list.  :thumbsup:

Please let me do the Interton VC4000 adapters first, then I have to reproduce some Dragon/CoCO Multi-carts and I have to go on with the Vectrex Controller kits, before I start the 1292 adapter. It's getting a bit out of hand at the moment.  :skull:  :rolling:



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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:36 PM

project update:

Today I made a few new Multi-Cartridge to INTERTON VC4000 extensions. All four have been tested.

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Back in stock!  :thumbsup:

I'm going to PM the people on the waiting list.

:)



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Posted Sat Oct 7, 2017 12:59 PM

project update:

 

All people on the waiting list have been served. Waiting list is obsolete now.

I still have some items left and ready to be delivered.

 

Still looking for a cheap 1292-console for adapter development.



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 1:09 PM

Still looking for a cheap 1292-console for adapter development.

 No more! Got one (Acetronic)! Waiting for it to be delivered...

:thumbsup:  :)


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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 2:37 PM

Good news. You'll be pleased with it. Smaller, sleker, and no auto-centering joysticks.

This iswhere you see that Interton's claims to have been first are moot : games like Bowling were made with no-autocentering sticks in mind... :D



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:01 AM

I'll report!

I'm buying it primarily to be able to develop and test an adapter for the mulit-cart, not so much for really playing. I don't have time for that anymore, I'm afraid. Making things is eating up all the time. :skull: I'll have to reduce this!

:)



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:14 PM

There it is:
 
Extension Cartridge for 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family available
 
The new adapter for the Dragon Multi-Cart addresses a variety of consoles, the 1292 AVPS-family. As I learnt, compatible consoles were made by many manufacturers and were named 1292 APVS or later 1392 APVS or completely different, like RADOFIN, ACETRONIC (MPU-1000 and MPU-2000), PRINZTRONIC (VC-6000) , HANIMEX (HMG-1292 and HMG-1392), FOUNTAIN  (Force 2) and more, often using the same Radofin XM-2050 board inside. http://www.videogame...htm#page=models shows them all. 
 
1292Extension283.jpg 1292ExtAndCart350.jpg
 
1292 APVS and INTERTON VC4000 are compatible and running the same software, but the cartridge connectors are different in format and wiring. 
A few examples:
1292playing01_350.jpg 1292playing02_350.jpg 1292playing03_350.jpg 1292playing04_350.jpg
You can fire up your old console now, with all the games you never had!
 
Price US$12.99 plus shipping! Dragon Multi-Cart not included.
 
-Rolo
  :)


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Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:18 AM

Did you mirror the rightmost picture on purpose, to see if anyone would spot that you did? :-)

 

Great work. I don't have any 1292 compatible system except the VC-4000 that I've already got the multicart for, but hopefully you'll open up to yet more buyers now.



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Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:35 AM

 

 

Did you mirror the rightmost picture on purpose,

:lol: Obviously I clicked around too much. Did not notice!

Maybe this brings back a little bit of life to these consoles, we'll see. Maybe a few new software titles? I mean, this really is old technology and to a certain extent maybe more interesting, than the already well-understood C64.

If not, no problem. I only made a few cartridges and half of them have already been ordered. That's fine!  ;)

There is a gentleman, who did some development-work (2 games): http://www.tempect.de/senil/



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:53 AM

Got my new adapter today and it works just fine on my old Audiosonic. Great job Rolo! It is just nice that we can play also all the Interton games now on 1292 / 1392 consoles!

:grin: :thumbsup:

 

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#38 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 10:30 AM

Thanks you very much!

No more discussion, if games of one console-family are compatible to the other. I read something about that in some old thread. People were not sure then.

:)



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Posted Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:55 PM

Hi Rolo!
I would be interested in anything I would need for the Interton Multicart for playing on my Grundig Super Play. I would be happy to play all those great games :)

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:42 AM

Hi Nognir,

 

Well all you need is a Dragon-Multicart and the VC-4000 Adapter, like shown above.

I PM you, right?

:)



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Posted Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:33 PM

I would really like to get hold of the multicart and the 1292 adapter. I have been waiting for this to be invented for some time. Rolo, you are the king of this niche.

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:47 PM

Hi Rob,

 

Funny!  :ahoy: :thumbsup: 

I'm just waiting for a new batch of pcbs to arrive. I'll need some time for making those ready, but I'll come back to you.

 

Best regards,

Rolo



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Posted Sat Apr 7, 2018 12:48 PM

Finally got my pcbs today ...   :sleep:

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:14 PM

Hi Rolo, thanks for making these!  I would like to buy the Dragon Multicart, the VC-4000 adapter board, and the 1292 adapter board.  Please let me know the best way to order these, thanks!



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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:55 AM

Thanks, I'll PM you soon!

I'm just in the process of reproducing Multi-Cartridges....

:)



#46 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:07 PM

project update:

  • I made a few new Multi-Cartridges.
  • Having problems with a new adapter.

:)



#47 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 3:42 PM

project update:

 

:waving: I just got new Interton VC-4000 Extension pcbs today.



#48 masschamber ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 6:56 PM

such a gloriously niche product, shame there are no ntsc interton vc4000  well signetics family in general clones, I'd be all over something like this if I could easily use it



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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:58 AM

I was surprised how easy it was to do an A/V mod to my VC-4000, though it took a bit of trial to get the signal strength at the right level. Of course it'd still be PAL so if you don't have a solution to accept composite video in PAL encoding you would still be out of luck.



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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 PM

Amazing product, I never thought anybody would make a multi-cart for the 1292 system.

 

I have a MPU1000 and a MPU2000, but with the same old games - Olympics, Invaders etc

 

I want to play the later games that are too rare to find.

 

Do you have any cartridges still available, if so I would like one  ;-)






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