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  1. If ADAMnet is not emulated then all the existing ADAM software on SD cards and microSD cards would not run. There is existing ADAM software on SD cards and the MicroFox Adamnet Floppy Drive emulator reads those SD cards. If for some odd reason ADAMnet is not emulated by the CollectorVision ADAM core then a new operating system and a software patch would need to be installed to all existing ADAM programs so that ADAMNet could be bypassed. Its just logically that the ADAM core would emulate ADAMnet and that would be the method I would be personally interested in to maintain 100% compatibility with all existing ADAM software. One should be able to take a SD card or microSD card out of the MiroFox Floppy Drive emulator and stick the SD card in this new CollectorVision ADAM computer that has a ADAM core, and the new ADAM computer should be able to read the SD card. Now since the CollectorVision ADAM compatible system does not have a built in LCD display, a onscreen menu system similar to ATARIMAX’s SD Wafer Drive would need to be created so that one can change between disk images.
  2. In theory the ADAM core should emulate ADAMnet and the SD card slot should work similar to the MicroFox ADAMnet Floppy Disk Drive emulator. However instead of having a LCD display the ADAM software programs would appear on a onscreen menu system just like the ATARIMAX USB and SD cartridges.
  3. PS/2 keyboards are currently out of production and have been replaced with USB keyboards. However it might take a few years until PS/2 keyboard inventory is depleted online. It might be possible to use a USB keyboard by purchasing a USB female to PS/2 male adapter converter if the keyboard driver is compatible. A Laser printer in theory could be connected to the expansion port on the CollectorVision system and with the proper driver installed ADAM owners would be able to print to a Laser printer just like existing ADAM owners already use modern Laser printers. The ADAM core could load Smartwriter on boot and possible one day a new version of Smartwriter could be created that supported 80 column video display over HDMI and also built in spell checker that underlined misspelled words in red. The ColecoVision came out in August of 1982 and then in October of 1983 the Expansion module #3 ADAM computer came on the market. The ADAM computer had better games then the ColecoVision with Supergames like Buck Rodgers, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior 5 screen, Zaxxon, Subroc, Jeopardy, Family Feud, and many other classic Coleco games made exclusively for the ADAM computer. Some ADAM games have been ported over to the CoelcoVision in recent years thanks to Team Pixelboy .
  4. It sounds like this CollectorVision game system might ship in August with a ColecoVision and ATARI 2600 core. I hope that a Coleco ADAM core is also planned, especially with a nice looking white ADAM case. However if a ADAM core is not planned then it would make no sense to purchase the white ADAM case option. Sometime in the future I might be interested in purchasing the black ColecoVision case and white ADAM case (that is if a ADAM core is planned).
  5. Yes all Harmony and Harmony Encore cartridges are shipped with the latest firmware which is version 1.06. Version 1.06 was released several years ago.
  6. I agree the internal expansion cards are the best option since one does not need to design a external plastic case like the Coleco auto dialer or OPCODE SGM. However if ColecoVision owners were interested in having both SGM capabilities and a HDMI output that one day would work with all ColecoVision games as soon as the graphics driver writes a new patch and operating system then a front ColecoVsion expansion would be cool. So in summary the front expansion port (side expansion port on ADAM) option would only be needed if ColecoVision owners want HDMI output with SGM support (also USB would be attractive to ColecoVision owners for future modern videogame controllers that use USB). Most likely a serial and parallel port would never be used by ColecoVision owners.
  7. I am interested in this board that has two serial, one parallel, USB, and HDMI. Sounds like it is color 80 column under CP/M 2.2 and TDOS, but would require someone writing a driver to make it 100% compatible with all ColecoVision/ADAM games and programs. At this time I am not willing to commit to donating time to write a software driver. I do have a modern programming degree however back in the 80's I only used the ADAM for SmartBasic and never really messed around with machine language to much. Also I have not programmed in several years and the last language I worked with when I did was C++. However I would be interested in buying a few of these boards and memory expander boards in the future since in theory they would be better then anything else every made for the ADAM so far. Then in the future maybe someone would be interested in making a software driver for 100% of all ColecoVision/ADAM programs so that it would work under HDMI. If a side expansion board was created with HDMI output then both ColecoVision owners and ADAM owners could use the HDMI output. Back in the 80’s only 500,000 ADAM computers were made and around 2 million ColecoVision’s were made. Since there is a lot more ColecoVisions made when compared to ADAM computers, and since most people using their ADAM are playing videogames like exclusive ADAM games or ColecoVision games, then there would be more of a demand for this type of product if the HDMI output worked with both the ColecoVision and ADAM computer out of the external expansion module interface.
  8. I wish you would have based your design on Micro Innovations flagship top of the line MIB3 card. The MIB3 card has two serial ports plus one parallel port and a boot eprom socket. The parallel port is used for Laser printers and the boot eprom socket allows programs like ADAM's Desktop to boot up instantly when the ADAM is tuned on instead of SmartWriter. Also the boot eprom socket allows any program to be installed for instant booting over Smartwriter. Without the boot eprom socket, people well need to use ATARIMAX's USB or SD cartridge for instant booting. The parallel port is import, however all new Laser printers in production use USB only and no parallel ports anymore. Therefore maybe one day a USB hub could be plugged into the ADAM's USB port and with the proper driver a USB keyboard and USB Laser printer could be connected. Perhaps on a future board a parallel port and boot prom socket could be installed (or better yet a SD card reader in place of the boot prom scoket).
  9. How far you can go is going to depend on how powerful the Omni videogame system is going to be. For example if the Omni videogame system was capable of emulating 16 bit 1990-1999 videogames then that would be awesome. However if the Omni is only capable of emulating 1976-1989 videogames then that well be the programmers limitation. The Xbox and Playstation are going to be more powerful videogame systems, and the Omni videogame programmers in theory well try and push the Omni to its maximum video and audio capabilities.
  10. I just noticed this 21.5 inch 1920 x 1080P HDMI computer monitor at Walmart for only $84. Much better then a used serial computer terminal for $300+. 100% of all TV’s and computer monitors are now HD quality with a 16:9 screen ratio. If the ADAM HDMI output does not support 16:9 ratio then 16:9 displays are backwards compatible with 4:3 ratio sources with black bars on the left and right to maintain the original screen ratio. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-21-5-LCD-Monitor-Slim-Design-1920-x-1080-Resolution/590128865
  11. Using a sound chip in this card that would make the ADAM 100% compatible with games that use the Super Game Module, that is awesome. Hopefully one day the HDMI output would work for all ColecoVision/ADAM programs, however for now it sounds like the HDMI output is just a glorified serial video output for TDOS and CP/M 2.2. What is the resolution output of the HDMI port? (480i, 480P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P)? Back in the late 80’s I sold my 80 column text terminal and was planning on purchasing another one. However some of these used working terminals cost over $300. The advantage of your HDMI output is that now I can go purchase a low cost 720P 19 inch HD flat panel with a HDMI input for only $88 at Walmart that well offer much better quality then any old terminal. https://www.walmart.com/ip/ELEMENT-19-Class-720P-LED-HDTV-ELEFW195/38661262
  12. I own a working MIB3 card that has a dual serial and one parallel port. It allows 80 column text in TDOS or a patched CP/M 2.2 usign the 19.2K serial port and up to a 19.2K using a modem. Plus I have a laser printer connected to the parallel port at up to 19.2k. A improved dual serial and parallel card would offer port speeds up to 115K with special software. The picture you are displaying in post 27 is a FCC and CE certified Raspberry Pi somehow connected to a dual serial card (Which means this product can be resold in the USA and Europe). The Raspberry Pi version 1.3 you have attached has a USB and HDMI output, wow? Also a reset button. We have never had a USB and HDMI port on the ADAM computer that is as easy to add as a plug in card. Awesome. Yes the ADAM has had HDMI output with a direct modification on the motherboard but never a add in card. If EOS 6 or EOS 9 was patched to work with the HDMI output, then 100% of programs that were ran would have a HDMI output including ColecoVision games. However perhaps the HDMI output is only working for TDOS and CP/M at this time.
  13. I would be interested in a battery on the memory expander so that it holds its memory when the power is turned off. However a jumper would need to be a option for those people that want to bypass the battery and prefer the memory expander to lose its memory when the ADAM computer is turned off.
  14. The ideal thing to do for the ADAM memory expander is to modify a solid state drive so that it works in the ADAM as a memory expander out of slot number 3. Or make a ADAM memory expander that has a full size SDXC card slot so one could plug in a 64GB SDXC card into the memory expander. Then when the power goes off the 64GB SDXC card would still maintain its memory. Of course that would be a lot more work in both hardware and software programming.
  15. If you do get a printed circuit board printed up and solder 8MB of memory on it. Let me know what File Manager sees. Awhile ago when I was playing around with a memory expander with 64MB installed, I thought File Manager mentioned 16MB of memory. See this post where I tried to install 64MB of memory on a existing 1MB memory expander and it would not fit in the ADAM computer. Your doing the correct time consuming method of designing the circuit board from scratch. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/269242-colecovisionadam-misc-scans-third-party-controllers-and-other-stufff/?p=4182084
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