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#3816431 Sydney Hunter arrived today!

Posted by Murph74 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:56 PM

Mine is here too! Arrived Friday, nicely shrink wrapped! Thanks JF!

#3747838 Dear ColecoVision fans, Daniel Bienvenu here (long letter)

Posted by Murph74 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:43 PM

Welcome back, Daniel!

#3540694 Putting DDP Images back onto DDP's

Posted by Murph74 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:58 PM

I've been making my own DDP's out of cassettes with no issues since 1986.  :)  The Sony HF60 was always my tape of choice (was already in use by a lot of the community by the time I learned how).  To use one as a DDP, you simply need to drill two holes on the B side of the tape just under the write-protect tabs, then format it with the necessary audio track (I used a dual cassette deck and just copied an existing DDP).  

#3506242 New ColecoVision Games from Exidy?!?!

Posted by Murph74 on Sun May 8, 2016 7:07 AM

In case you missed the earlier news, Exidy, Acclaim and LJN are now CollectorVision properties. :)

#3500380 Cutting a Colecovision in half

Posted by Murph74 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:14 PM

i presume you mean like this:  http://arcarc.xmissi...useum/cvjr.html


I did it to one of my cases about 15 years ago-- my results with a Dremel and JB Weld were not quite as pretty. :)

#3460211 Coleco Chameleon.....new console from Coleco

Posted by Murph74 on Sat Mar 5, 2016 4:06 PM

Simply, I agree with your notion (the Coleco/ColecoVision/ADAM/Head to Head names Pretty much only this along with a few of their completely original games) that the name Coleco is great, but most of the games we knew them for weren't their own property, they were licensed. :)

#3432582 Donkey Kong for the Colecovision UN-OPEN SEAL Box!

Posted by Murph74 on Thu Feb 4, 2016 11:22 AM

A ton of these showed up several years ago and cheap ($15) from Jack Berg Sales.  I was surprised to see how quickly they were snapped up since every CV sold had one included as best I could tell, so I didn't buy one.  I figured it was a post-Adam release for those who bought the standalone Adam and never owned a ColecoVision.  Now, I guess the novelty of it and the rarity make it sought after.  I tried to find one for a couple of years before finally giving up as it wasn't worth more than $75 to me.  You can still see the website listing at the link below, and they still appear to have some Colecovision & other classic console stuff, too.



#3425820 So Chart45 isn't crazy... ADAM plays SGM games sans SGM!

Posted by Murph74 on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:52 AM

To try and help find a barometer, can you guys post the serial numbers of the working and non-working CPUs?  I think I read there was also a manufacture date visible inside the cartridge port on the motherboard that could be useful.  That might at least start narrowing down which production runs are compatible without SGMs.  :) 

#3396731 Coleco Chameleon.....new console from Coleco

Posted by Murph74 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:36 PM

$20 assuming the Jag (or even just the power supply) works.

I'l go $25 if Mousetrap has the overlays to fit that controller...  :)

#3342016 3DO: Amazing or not?

Posted by Murph74 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:17 PM

Man, I have quite a few fond memories of the 3DO-- the Gun Games were great (especially fond 2 player mode memories!)-- Mad Dog McRee and a few others.  Of course, I was one of the pre-internet cheap-ass-gamers, so value went a long ways for me.  Bought my Panasonic flip-top system at Best Buy new $89, and most games were only like $5 each on clearance.  Pulled together a collection of about 50 games of so rather quickly.  Standouts for me were Twisted, Gex, Daedalus Encounter, and while not a game, I was enthralled with Sid Meier's CPU Bach. :)  I sol dmine years ago to finance something I wanted in my 20s, but worth a look in my opinion if you can find one rather cheap-- no clue what 3DO market pricing is these days.

#3342009 FPGA Based Videogame System

Posted by Murph74 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:05 PM

For my two cents, I'd say keep it simple, and appeal to the largest possible audience with a modest base hardware.  


I'd go minimalist, HDMI only, DB9 and/or USB controller ports, and an expansion or docking port for ala carte cartridge adapters at <$30 each.  I liked Pixelboy's idea in another thread I think about using a dockable shape.  Seagate did this with their Freeagent Media Player to allow their portable hard drives to fit the unit-- pretty slick design!  And I think I first saw Bill suggest you can always offer a Zimba 4000, or something as technology and features are more feasible and sales history dictates the need.


If you can get this shipped for under $200 with SD compatibility for your cores, updateable cores for bugs/new additions and ala carte cartridge support, I think you have a winner.  I'd buy 2! :)



#3240834 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by Murph74 on Tue May 19, 2015 2:17 PM

Pleasantly surprised to get the Amazon unit I mentioned above in today's mail and see it's the Sam's Club version with the extra overlays! Nice job, Luc!

#3237999 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by Murph74 on Thu May 14, 2015 8:24 PM

For anyone who didn't get one at retail, or want another for whatever reason, best price I've seen to date for a new system is now $16.85 at Amazon with free shipping. :)  



#3137489 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by Murph74 on Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:54 PM

Eccofonic:  Not sure what to tell ya, especially in light of Jaymeister's post.  I was alerted to the price by a friend who is a manager of one of the local stores, so I assumed it was B&M, too.  But I do see it's $20 online.  Grab one of each and get your free shipping from the dotcom if they'er still $40 locally.  For me at $40, it's an OK buy and an easy way to get some Colecovision titles I didn't have (IE Homebrews).  At $20, I'd say it's a no-brainer even if you do have to wait for shipping. :)

#3137350 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by Murph74 on Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:45 AM

Starting today, Colecovision and Intellivision flashbacks are now $20 at Dollar General in store or on line.