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#3246892 Mr.Do! and Burgertime 2600-time for an improved remake?

Posted by StephenJ on Fri May 29, 2015 5:16 PM

"...I've thought quite a bit about doing more work on it..."

WooHoo!

 

"...whether to keep hacking away at the original or just start from scratch..."

Knowing next to nothing about programming, I can't begin to give any advice. But based on other games that have been re-written from scratch (i.e. Donkey Kong, Pacman(s), Midevil Mayhem, etc), maybe the chances for the best results is for you to start with a clean slate. Bottom-line, either way, I'm glad you're giving it a try.

 

Thanks,

StephenJ




#3245062 Flashback Heavies (well...heavier anyway)

Posted by StephenJ on Tue May 26, 2015 4:23 PM

Hey everyone,

Just a quick share in case anyone is interested...

I own the Intellivision and Colecovision Flashbacks. Although I am satisfied with both of them, I've never liked how feather-light they are. Certainly not a big deal, so I never really planned on doing anything about it...until recently when I was replacing some old Levelor verticle blinds. I noticed that there are small weights that are sewed into the fabric at the bottom of each segment. I couldn't resist cutting out the flat pieces of metal and fitting them in the base of the Flashbacks. With a bit of Gorilla Glue, four of them (each) provides IMHO just the right amount of weight. The weights look huge in the photos but they are rather thin.The Flashbacks are still light-weights, but at least now it feels like there's something inside....and I could swear that the games play better! 

 

 

All the best,

StephenJ

 

 

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#3245022 Colecovision Flashback Arcade Ball Joystick Mod!

Posted by StephenJ on Tue May 26, 2015 3:19 PM

As seen in other threads...I decided to add a little more resistance to the control-stick (ball) by adding some foam to the mechanism (see photos). I decided to not use any glue and see if it holds up. I like the feel. I used a very soft foam so there isn't a huge change, but enough to make it feel a bit higher on the quality scale.

 

For what it's worth,

StephenJ 

 

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#3243102 Colecovision Flashback Arcade Ball Joystick Mod!

Posted by StephenJ on Sat May 23, 2015 10:21 AM

Hey all,

Sorry if this has already been posted somewhere else in the forums...

 

Willie, of the Colecovision Podcast (and so many other podcasts) posted the following on Youtube:

My CVFB has seen very little action since I purchased it. Like so many others, I just couldn't deal with the low-seated door knob.

After seeing Willie's post, I decided to give this mod a try. It turned out great! It's just the right height and feels very comfortable.

 

Thanks Willie!

StephenJ 

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#3241468 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by StephenJ on Wed May 20, 2015 2:20 PM

So glad you're giving it a try...got my fingers crossed.

 

StephenJ




#3237734 ColecoVision Flashback System

Posted by StephenJ on Thu May 14, 2015 12:57 PM

nurmix,

"...I'm also looking into adapting a Genesis controller to work with the CV Flashback; allowing you to use it for games that require both Colecovision side buttons?...trying to gauge interest here..."

To play the CV-FB games with a Genesis controller? What a question...Absolutely!

If you are starting a list...please put me on it!

 

Thanks,

StephenJ




#3237142 Controller Disc Cosmetic Repair

Posted by StephenJ on Wed May 13, 2015 1:47 PM

No problem at all...

 

StephenJ

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#3235769 Controller Disc Cosmetic Repair

Posted by StephenJ on Mon May 11, 2015 12:54 PM

Just a follow-up to my disc repair project...

I completed the final step, of using a non-thermal laminator, on the disc. It worked very well. After a little trimming, I put everything back together and the controller looks like new. Hopefully the plastic layer will hold-up to thumb wear-and-tear and won't shrink over time.

 

A big thank you to HunterZero for starting this thread and motivating me to attempt the repair.

 

All the best,

StephenJ




#3226974 Mr.Do! and Burgertime 2600-time for an improved remake?

Posted by StephenJ on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:53 PM

River Patroller,

I've been hoping for quite a while that someone would attempt to make a better Burgertime for the 2600.

If you need someone to cheer you on..YOU GOT IT!!

 

All the best,

StephenJ




#3010138 Breaking news: Intellivision flashback coming to retail

Posted by StephenJ on Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:55 PM

"...those two games are on there by one of their alternate names..."

GREAT!

 

Thanks Bill




#2973798 Breaking news: Intellivision flashback coming to retail

Posted by StephenJ on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:21 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the D&D games.

 

StephenJ




#2398358 Video/Board Game for the 2600...Just a thought

Posted by StephenJ on Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:01 PM

I was wondering if any of the 2600 programmers here on AA have ever thought of writing a video/board game for the 2600. Something like Quest for the Rings on the Magnavox Odyssey 2 (seems like a fun game).

To start off…to test the waters…the board and components could be like that of a downloadable print-and-play game. If the game required a keyboard entry, like Quest for the Rings, it could make use of the Atari Video Touch Pad...those things are easy to find and the overlay could also be downloaded.

Just thinking out loud…your thoughts??

Thanks,
StephenJ


#2355079 FB3...

Posted by StephenJ on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:12 PM

Hey again,
Just a follow-up to my previous post...
I contacted Gametronex to point out the error in the features-listing of the FB3 on their website (i.e. SD card support). They corrected the error.


#2354275 FB3...

Posted by StephenJ on Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:27 PM

Sorry if this is old news...
I decided to do a quick search for the latest FB3 info and found the following:
http://www.gametrone...p/reo-a1033.htm

It says "...SD slot for more downloads. Game saving / Re-starting functions..."
I guess they changed their minds about the SD thing.


#2183303 Power Light Mod

Posted by StephenJ on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:53 PM

Rex Dart,
Please excuse the stupid question.

I thought maybe someone took the time to write down some helpful suggestions:
~ Best solder-points
~ Type of bulb
~ any resister needed
that sort of thing.