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  1. Donkey Kong is the king of Coleco variations, like Combat is for Atari. Check out this site for a bunch of cartridge and box variations: http://www.videogamevariations.com/AtariCompanies/coleco.htm There are four different released-in-the-USA versions of the box shown there, one with just a printed date on the inner flap that is different. The cartridges also will show a different "Made in xxx" embossed in the plastic depending on where it was manufactured. The first four releases from Coleco: Carnival, Donkey Kong, Mouse Trap and Venture; came in the non-illustrated box, and were later released in boxes with the illustration. You can see some side-by-side photos of these on my site: https://sites.google.com/view/cincynoti2600/atari-2600/coleco I have at least a half dozen Donkey Kong boxes, but the only illustrated one I had handy when I was making those photos was sold. The illustrated one is harder to find, but I don't think it's really all that rare (I could be wrong of course). If you are interested in one with the illustration, I'll see if I can find one in storage.
  2. Did any of the eproms that were sold with that zif board have any games on them? I've tried them all and... nothing. I don't even know if they are 7800 or 2600 eproms or something else. Only the Ballblazer chip works.
  3. So that "authorized user" shows up on the released cartridge too? Sorry, I never really played Ballblazer before and don't have one handy to compare.
  4. I put this up on ebay today, not really sure if it is a final production version or what. Then I noticed on the screen shot that I took there is something I didn't recognize that made me start to wonder if it's NOT the final version. The second screen shows Atari Corporation, authorized user Any thoughts on whether this is a final version or some near-finished WIP?
  5. Thanks so far to everyone and Happy Holidays! I'm out of town for about a week, so I probably won't be able to respond to anything until next weekend. I'll still honor 20% off through the end of the year.
  6. https://sites.google.com/view/cincynoti2600/atari-2600 20% off everything that is listed on my web site this week (and maybe next week too if my vacation plans get cancelled). I think the only items I haven't priced yet are some of the Activision games and the 5200 games. Contact me through AA messaging or the email on the front page of the site. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  7. Thanks to an AA member making socketed boards, I finally was able to test the Answer ROMs I got from eBay/James Redd (former Pleasant Valley Video owner??) many years ago. They are up on ebay now: Gauntlet Malagai https://www.ebay.com/itm/163970055055 https://www.ebay.com/itm/163970058452 If you want to avoid ebay, you can see some photos here: https://sites.google.com/view/cincynoti2600/atari-2600/answersoftware
  8. I tested about 20 games this weekend and most worked the first time I turned on the console. They have all been sitting in storage for at least 15 years. But six out of the eight Activision games just would NOT start. Some would give the Atari logo intro screen with some garbage characters in the copyright lines, but that was it. Is it more likely that these cartridges are dead or that there is something wrong with my 5200 2-port console?
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/163913095353 Issue #1, #2, and #5 ending Sunday Oct 27. There is another thread over in the 2600 forum. And there are some photos of the CBS Video Game Club magazines on my site: https://sites.google.com/view/cincynoti2600/cbs-club
  10. Here are some pretty rare items that I am guessing even some of the most seasoned collectors have not obtained or may not even know about: https://sites.google.com/view/cincynoti2600/cbs-club The CBS Video Game Club, which was later renamed the Columbia Video Game Club, is more commonly known for their clone of the Coleco Gemini console. They sent members of their club a "magazine" every 4-6 weeks advertising which game was featured: "do nothing and it is shipped to you (at the cost we determine)". Issues 1, 3, and 7 are shown on my web page above. I also re-discovered last week three issues of The HOTSHOT Times. This was some sort of newsletter that went along with, or was separate from, the magazine. These newsletters are up on eBay now. Does anyone have other issues of either the magazine or newsletter they would like to share? Was anyone here a member of this game club back in the day?
  11. I was digging through storage again looking for the next set of stuff to sell. I came across some PAL games and among them was this gem: 7800 Baseball by HES. It's the same game as the 7800 NTSC Pete Rose Baseball. Next to it was the 2600 HES version with the picture label. And here is the thread from 2002 when I found this game: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/13041-7800-hes-baseball-pete-rose-found/?tab=comments#comment-128089
  12. I want to test my Malagai and Gauntlet proms. I was told I need a socketed "Pacman" board. My guess is this means any 4k socketed board would work. I've seen the sort with a lever that let's you easily insert/extract proms, and I've used an eprom board that that you just push the pins into the socket and friction/pressure holds it in place. It's kind of a pain to remove if you don't have an eprom puller :( . If anyone has one of these I could borrow, I'd be happy to pay for all shipping. If you have one (or two) to sell, that I can use to make these proms playable, even better. Thanks in advance.
  13. Can anyone point to an on-line user guide for the SALT 1.1 diagnostic? Also, when I start the diagnostic on my 2-port, I get the initial screen shown. GTIA: NTSC ROM: ERR Any idea what the ROM: ERR means? Is this early version only meant to work with a 4-port 5200, and it can't figure out the ROM for the 2-port, or is something wrong with my 2-port's ROM? Thanks!!
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