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#76 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:46 PM

 

On my last visit a few months ago they had a bunch of them at ¥1780. Hopefully you'll have the same luck I did!

 

$15 bucks a pop is a pretty good deal in a retail setting for sure.



#77 wileyc OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 AM

Bad news, folks ...

 

... I hit both Super Potato and that smaller place out towards Ueno on Chuo-dori, and neither of them had any of the NTT controllers in stock (although they had some controllers with additional sliders that I had never seen before).  They didn't know when they'd be back in stock.

 

I'll keep checking every week or so, buy them when they appear, and let you all know when that happens.

 

Sorry again ...



#78 wileyc OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:23 AM

I'll also keep an eye on the Yahoo Japan auctions.  Controllers seem to come up pretty frequently for between ¥1000 and ¥1500; I'll grab 'em as they come around.



#79 VectorGamer ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:49 AM

When's the pre-order deadline?



#80 Bmack36 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 AM

The pre-order deadline for Early access will be around the end of the year. We will probably keep pre-orders for standard systems open a little longer.



#81 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 AM

Will this SNES controller also work?

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#82 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:03 PM

That's not a Super-NES controller. It's a Famicom Network controller. I bought one of those, because it works on the Analogue NT Mini (great for ColecoVision gaming!).



#83 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:04 PM

Ugh..I knew that.. ha.. thanks!

#84 nick3092 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:20 PM

You might be able to make up an adaptor to plug it into the SNES port. As I recall the NES and SNES have the same connections and you can use one on the other if you change the connector.

But it might only go one way, like SNES controller on NES is fine but not vice versa. Off the top of my head I'm not sure. Not to mention the fact an NES controller lacks enough buttons to play most SNES games even if it does work.

#85 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:23 PM

You might be able to make up an adaptor to plug it into the SNES port. As I recall the NES and SNES have the same connections and you can use one on the other if you change the connector.

But it might only go one way, like SNES controller on NES is fine but not vice versa. Off the top of my head I'm not sure. Not to mention the fact an NES controller lacks enough buttons to play most SNES games even if it does work.

I'm confused. I thought the SNES controller works fine with the Pheonix by using the shoulder buttons in combination with the xyba buttons.

 

Edit:

AHH, NES .. nevermind :)



#86 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:23 PM

Will this SNES Famicom controller also work?

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Where there's a will there's a way:

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#87 TPR OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:55 PM

Another one just sold for about $30:

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Just gotta keep an eye on eBay. I know $30ish isn't super cheap, but well worth it, IMO!



#88 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 PM

Where there's a will there's a way:

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Right at ya' buddy!

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#89 Hannacek ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:50 PM

You might be able to make up an adaptor to plug it into the SNES port. As I recall the NES and SNES have the same connections and you can use one on the other if you change the connector.

But it might only go one way, like SNES controller on NES is fine but not vice versa. Off the top of my head I'm not sure. Not to mention the fact an NES controller lacks enough buttons to play most SNES games even if it does work.

 

The NES controller uses a shift register to clock in the signals. The SNES controller uses 2 of the same shift registers, because it has twice as many buttons. You will need an adapter because the NES and SNES have different controller plugs, but there is no reason a very simple program can't be written for the console to read a NES controller through the SNES port. All you would need is the adapter so the controller plug fits, and the simple program.



#90 Sargon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 PM

I have sent a few questions by email using the link on the Collectorvision site, but have not received any response.  Basically, I pre-ordered and paid for the system with the Sydney Hunter cart, but I meant to order the boxed version and would like to upgrade.  How can I get in contact with someone to change my order?  Thanks!



#91 Bmack36 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:17 PM

I have sent a few questions by email using the link on the Collectorvision site, but have not received any response.  Basically, I pre-ordered and paid for the system with the Sydney Hunter cart, but I meant to order the boxed version and would like to upgrade.  How can I get in contact with someone to change my order?  Thanks!

Sorry about that. Just send me an email at brian@collectorvision.com with your info and we will get that straightened out for you.







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