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#1126 dragon57 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:51 PM

"tate" mode (from the Japanese word for vertical ( 縦 ) pronounced "tah-tay"), that is, a vertical monitor setup

Wonderful! Thanks so much. My Google fu was failing me. :)



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:13 AM

Arcade Cores Announcement!
 
That's right!
You're soon going to be able to play your favorites 80s arcade games with the CollectorVision Phoenix! 
We're not talking about MSX or SG-1000 ports, or even ports made from scratch
We're talking about 1:1 pure arcade games!!
''Just like the arcade game'' TOTALLY makes sense now! 
 
And on top of it?, we'll bring you those cores completely FREE!

Get yours now!
The best is yet to come!  ;)

I'm pleased for everyone that's excited about this news but odd as it may sound, it's not something that excites me. As someone who enjoys the collecting and playing of physical media aspect of retro gaming, it all smacks too much of the Raspberry Pi. Apart from the Atari 2600 core, which we already get, my next choice would be a Genesis/MegaDrive core. I know I don't have to use the arcade core if I don't want to and it doesn't affect my purchase decision. I've preordered and that won't change but just wanted to put a word in for us physical media freaks.

Edited by insertclevernamehere, Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:20 AM.


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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:25 AM

I'm pleased for everyone that's excited about this news but odd as it may sound, it's not something that excites me. As someone who enjoys the collecting and playing of physical media aspect of retro gaming, it all smacks too much of the Raspberry Pi. Apart from the Atari 2600 core, which we already get, my next choice would be a Genesis/MegaDrive core. I know I don't have to use the arcade core if I don't want to and it doesn't affect my purchase decision. I've preordered and that won't change but just wanted to put a word in for us physical media freaks.


The CollectorVision Phoenix uses a Spartan 6 FPGA (if memory serves me) and it's not "strong" enough to do 16-bit systems like the Genesis. You'll have to purchase Analogue's Mega Sg to get your Genesis fix.

#1129 insertclevernamehere OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 AM

The CollectorVision Phoenix uses a Spartan 6 FPGA (if memory serves me) and it's not "strong" enough to do 16-bit systems like the Genesis. You'll have to purchase Analogue's Mega Sg to get your Genesis fix.


I wondered if 16 bit was possible. No matter. Phoenix and Omni are still my top priorities. A Genesis clone will have to wait for several more years.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 AM

I wondered if 16 bit was possible. No matter. Phoenix and Omni are still my top priorities. A Genesis clone will have to wait for several more years.

I think one of the SG-X000 series and maybe the Master System were on the eventual core list.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:50 AM

Is there any chance of a preview of which arcade titles we will get first? 



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:54 AM

Is there any chance of a preview of which arcade titles we will get first? 

You have to provide your own arcade roms



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:55 AM

Is there any chance of a preview of which arcade titles we will get first? 

We will provide more details closer to launch.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:54 PM

You have to provide your own arcade roms

 

The arcade roms would have to be provided, but the specific cores would only be able to play that specific game or their clones. For example if they made a Pac-Man core, you would provide the roms for Pac Man and play that game. The Pac-Man core wouldn't be able to play I, Robot. 



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:51 PM

.... it's not "strong" enough to do 16-bit systems like the Genesis. ...

 

True, 

Although with 4096 colors available, the possibility to use 8 colors per scanline, there's a way to make great looking game

You're limited to 256 tiles per screen though, but still....  

You don't need 16bits to make great looking fun games 

 

:) 



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Arcade Cores Announcement!
 
That's right!
You're soon going to be able to play your favorites 80s arcade games with the CollectorVision Phoenix! 

We're not talking about MSX or SG-1000 ports, or even ports made from scratch
We're talking about 1:1 pure arcade games!!
''Just like the arcade game'' TOTALLY makes sense now! 
 
And on top of it?, we'll bring you those cores completely FREE!
 
 
Get yours now!
The best is yet to come!  ;)


...

My paycheck can't come soon enough.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:59 PM

This may sound silly, but if Phoenix could support Astrocade that would be awesome.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:09 PM

This may sound silly, but if Phoenix could support Astrocade that would be awesome.

 

Not so silly, in fact I would love to see an Astrocade core! :cool:  



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:53 PM

 
Not so silly, in fact I would love to see an Astrocade core! :cool:  


And intellivision.... people are paying $80 for intellivision flashbacks to get the controllers (unlike the ColecoVision FB controller, they are compatible with the intellivision) and all the dead reset buttons.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 PM

And intellivision.... people are paying $80 for intellivision flashbacks to get the controllers (unlike the ColecoVision FB controller, they are compatible with the intellivision) and all the dead reset buttons.

They are not compatible with Intellivision but work with adapters on original systems.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 PM

And intellivision.... people are paying $80 for intellivision flashbacks to get the controllers (unlike the ColecoVision FB controller, they are compatible with the intellivision) and all the dead reset buttons.

 

Intellivision is on my checklist for sure! 
I would certainly don't mind to have a cartridge adapter as well 



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:21 PM

Intv cart is 44 pins, so might not be possible on current Phoenix.  Would awesome if it could.  My dream machine is CV, Intv, and Astrocade.

 

For Intv SD card is ok, but not ideal as may of the good Intv homebrew games are cart only. 

 

For Astrocade the SD card is ideal.

 

Do the db9 ports on Phoenix support analog input for the Astrocade controller's POT.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:58 PM

Lets not forget the 7800 people. Please won't someone think of the 7800?! 



#1144 Kiwi ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:25 PM

Lets not forget the 7800 people. Please won't someone think of the 7800?! 

That's right!!  Cart slot adapter that may work with 2600 games could work with 7800 games, so we can play the new upcoming homebrew game like Baby Pac-man and I could play my favorite 7800 game, Food Fight!



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 PM

They are not compatible with Intellivision but work with adapters on original systems.

Right, thanks. $15 adapters. I guess that was nothing compared to $80 for the Flashback.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:44 PM

Intv cart is 44 pins, so might not be possible on current Phoenix.  Would awesome if it could.  My dream machine is CV, Intv, and Astrocade.

 

For Intv SD card is ok, but not ideal as may of the good Intv homebrew games are cart only. 

 

For Astrocade the SD card is ideal.

 

Do the db9 ports on Phoenix support analog input for the Astrocade controller's POT.

I think the solution was to also use the aux port. Although, I'm starting to think 3 aux ports would have been a good idea with all the suggested accessories. :grin:

 

http://atariage.com/...stem/?p=4115405



#1147 imstarryeyed OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 PM

I love to hear about these new cores, but please be careful not to turn the system into another bog standard emulation machine.

 

I am excited about support for the games that are going to be new and remade again in the new console.

 

I am glad they are there but I cannot see myself using them too much but it seems a lot of people are looking forward to that support which I totally respect.

 

If we can get some cores of some systems that never made it here or were so expensive that would be amazing..

 

I would love to see cores for:

 

Astrocade

NEC Turbo Super Grafx

MSX 2+

FM Towns Marty

Halcyon

 

It may not be possible to do those cores but they are an example of systems that may be fun for us to play games for the first time.



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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:12 PM

FM Towns Marty

Seriously doubt the FM Towns hardware is within the Phoenix's capabilities, you'd have to cram a 386 along with the custom graphics hardware and a YM2612 and a Ricoh PCM chip in addition to the support hardware in that FPGA.



#1149 Bmack36 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 PM

Standard Black Injection Molded case for the CollectorVision Phoenix
(Still missing stickers on the front and top)
 
 
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#1150 dragon57 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:06 PM

I've decided I would love to have extra stickers! I collect them. Any chance of selling extras?






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