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Super Game Module sgm opcode 4th run colecovision

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#76 Downland1983 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 9:56 AM

Well then its more like the father abondoned the child and then the child was adopted by loving parents but then the biological father wanted the child back after realizing how much potential the child had. Then some court decided the child can live with anyone it chooses but must go by an alternate name whenever its not with its biological father.

 

None of your analogies work in the context you are applying them.  The Coleco Industries from the 80's that created the ColecoVision and later went bankrupt, has not suddenly "come back" trying to make money off of retro collectors and hobbyists.  A branding company who scoops up and assumes ownership of zombie IP is the one claiming the rights to all things Coleco now.  The Greenberg family that ran Coleco Industries are not River West Brands or Dormitus Brands or whatever it is that calls themselves Coleco Holdings today.  There is no "Biological Father" involved with Coleco Holdings.  That's just what they want you to think when you hear their bs "Coleco Is Back" slogan.  I wish that people would stop referring to Coleco Holdings as "Coleco" even as an abbreviation, because it only serves to perpetuate that misconception to those who are not "in the know".



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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2018 10:38 AM

I wish that people would stop referring to Coleco Holdings as "Coleco" even as an abbreviation, because it only serves to perpetuate that misconception to those who are not "in the know".


They should be called Cofako (pronounced Co-fake-o). :)

#78 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:28 PM

It has arrived! Love the new box design!

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#79 Mr. John ColecoVision OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:26 PM

Mine arrived, awesome job and packaging!! Thank you Opcode and Atari Age :) 

 

  Far less important but just wanted to share a sides note. IMO the transparent case could have been a little more so.



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 AM

It has arrived! Love the new box design!

You got 3 of them?

#81 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:52 PM

You got 3 of them?

 

I bought one the first pre-order! then a got one from the second pre-order for a backup! then Opcode change the box so I got one from the forth pre-order!



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:18 PM

Got mine today too! Thank you AtariAge and Opcode for such an amazing effort once again.

One of the reasons I got mine was because I had a “lower 8k RAM failure” on my original first run unit. Unfortunately I am now getting the same error… Lower 8K ram failure, when using OTG’s SGM test ROM.

Anyone else getting this? Because I have tried my original SGM on about five different Colecovisions. Maybe the test ROM needs to be updated?

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:26 PM

Got mine today too! Thank you AtariAge and Opcode for such an amazing effort once again.

One of the reasons I got mine was because I had a “lower 8k RAM failure” on my original first run unit. Unfortunately I am now getting the same error… Lower 8K ram failure, when using OTG’s SGM test ROM.

Anyone else getting this? Because I have tried my original SGM on about five different Colecovisions. Maybe the test ROM needs to be updated?

Send it back to Ed to get it repaired . Email through website .



#84 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:38 PM

So, you’re saying that there is actually a hardware failure in two of my SGM units including my brand new one? How do you confirm that it is actually a hardware failure?

Seems like you’re just giving a quick, simple answer which I already am completely aware of. But thanks!

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:17 PM

Have you tried my own test? Press and hold * while powering on any of my games (that includes Opcode published and also third parties published). All SGMs were tested before shipping, and I don't have heard of anyone else having that issue. I find it very unlikely that you would have two bad units from different runs.

Just so that you know, we didn't get a single bad board with the 4th run. Manufacturing was literally flawless for this run.



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:22 PM

When using the built-in SGM tests (which are on several Team Pixelboy releases and all Opcode SGM games). This is what I get for both 1st and 4th run units:

On King’s Valley dumped ROM:

PSG: OK
RAM 2000H-5FFFH: OK
RAM 0000H-1FFFH: ERRORS FOUND
RAM 6000H-7FFFH: OK

On OTG super game test:

DETECTED: Colecovision
BASE1K RAM OK!
SUPER GAME MODULE DETECTED
BASE 24K RAM OK!!
LOWER 8K RAM ERROR :(

On brand new Ghostbusters cart and Thexder dump:

PSG: OK
EXPANDED MEMORY: SGM
RAM 2000H-5FFFH: OK
RAM 0000H-1FFFH: OK
RAM 6000H-7FFFH: OK

Wonder if anyone else is getting this. I don’t have a huge problem with it because most games play just fine. But some don’t boot up normally and say that the SGM is required to play this game.

Perhaps my KV dump is bad, in which case I’ll have to go dig out my cart, or maybe it’s just a strange fluke.But I don’t think it’s a true hardware failure. Hope not!

#87 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:25 PM

Awesome! Thanks for your quick reply Eduardo. As I stated I too think that it is just a strange fluke. I have tried several Colecovision units though. Also as said, most everything plays just, fine so I don’t have a big issue with it. Just curious about the error, and wondering if anyone else has seen it.

#88 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 PM

OK… Strangest thing. All SGM tests pass using hardware (real cartridges). It’s only the OTG SGM test that gives me that lower 8K ram failure.

So happy to have my new translucent SGM!

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 PM

Well, I can guarantee that the Thexder test is mine. Not sure about King's Valley, as it is missing the EXPANDED MEMORY bit.

Furthermore, it does't make sense that different tests are producing different results, since your SGMs cannot be both bad and good. Since I don't know what other tests are doing, I would say that your modules are working just fine, as the test I created shows them as ok.

 

Otherwise it might have something to do with flash carts, as I remember someone telling me (possibly Brian) that when using flash carts with SGM you might have issues. I can double check that.

Anyways, if my test says your modules are ok and that is consistent (meaning no matter how many times you run the test, the result is always the same), that means your modules are ok. Something else must be the culprit.



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:40 PM

If you are using atarimax cart, make sure you do not have bios skip option enabled otherwise it will fail the lower 8k test



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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:43 PM

If you are using atarimax cart, make sure you do not have bios skip option enabled otherwise it will fail the lower 8k test

 

 

There you go, I am not entirely senile yet...



#92 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 PM

If you are using atarimax cart, make sure you do not have bios skip option enabled otherwise it will fail the lower 8k test


Bmack36 FTW!

Sorry to cause any concerns. I trust Opcode Games and am just glad it was something weird. I did indeed set my AtariMax to skip the 12-second delay. :)

#93 Sandman686 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:13 PM

Eduardo, now that the 4th run has shipped, you mentioned you had some extra units for sale.  When can we expect them to be available through Atari Age?  Thank you.



#94 Emad OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:51 AM

Someone mentioned something about extras to be sold at AA? Anyone know when this might happen?

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 AM

Eduardo, now that the 4th run has shipped, you mentioned you had some extra units for sale.  When can we expect them to be available through Atari Age?  Thank you.


I am currently assembling them. I would say another month and they should be available.

#96 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:12 PM

Can someone provide a recap of any differences in the hardware specs of this [4th run] SGM? Or maybe I’m just thinking of Prometheus.

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:52 PM

Can someone provide a recap of any differences in the hardware specs of this [4th run] SGM? Or maybe Im just thinking of Prometheus.


Same specs.

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 PM

Received in Canada today. Thanks for your hard work!

Very nice packaging, I am impressed.

Edited by rednakes1, Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:11 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:57 AM

Mine arrived a few days ago. Love the new box art.

Many Thanks Opcode :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:21 PM

got mine today run sgm test work perfectly... now i put it back in the box...in the plastic bag in a safe place far from my kids thanks opcode...





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