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  1. Very cool to see, regardless if you decide to go through with it or not. Karnov is one of those games that stuck with me over the decades. Just unforgettable, surreal enemies & stages, it was quite a trip & really captured my imagination as a child lol My arcade had it & we rented it couple times for the NES. I have owned the NES cart in my collection for ages, but just could not beat that final boss for the life of me
  2. Have these up on Ebay, figured I'd share it here. Thanks for looking GAMES = Clowns & Balloons, Dungeons of Daggorath, Downland (w manual), Predator, Rad Warrior, Roman Checkers (w manual) https://www.ebay.com/itm/284342035708?hash=item42341b24fc:g:hWUAAOSwQMVg0UVT
  3. https://www.ebay.com/itm/284342035708?hash=item42341b24fc:g:hWUAAOSwQMVg0UVT Predator Rad Warrior Downland with manual Clowns & Balloons Dungeons of Daggorath & Roman Checkers with manual These are on Ebay now, but while it's still up if someone here can make me an offer let me know & I can remove it & deal with you directly Thanks for looking
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/284349789195?hash=item423491740b:g:N2YAAOSwc3Bg2PR9 These are on Ebay now, but while it's still up if someone here can make me an offer let me know & I can remove it & deal with you directly Thanks for looking
  5. $399 OBO for the Coco3 w joysticks & cables : https://www.ebay.com/itm/284349789195?hash=item423491740b:g:N2YAAOSwc3Bg2PR9 $100 OBO for 6 games: (Predator, Rad Warrior, Downland with manual, Clowns & Balloons,Dungeons of Daggorath & Roman Checkers with manual) https://www.ebay.com/itm/284342035708?hash=item42341b24fc:g:hWUAAOSwQMVg0UVT Thanks for looking. Being the Coco is a pretty niche part of retrogaming, hope some of you might be interested here.
  6. I've tried 3 different Super Pitfall roms so far on VCC & all have the music missing. Can anyone possibly point me in the right direction? Has to be one out there because gameplay video I saw on Youtube had the music intact (OG Stevie Strowe's channel)
  7. I believe my Grandfather saw the COCO3 on sale at Radio Shack in 1988 or 1989 & bought it for us. We only had a handful of games & they were just cartridges so I'm clueless with any of the other formats or saving games Makes perfect sense about carts not being able to save I do have the manual scan for Madness & the Minotaur, but still can't figure out how to save my games lol
  8. Thanks alot. Saving disk based games was alot easier than I thought. I tested Sands of Egypt, followed what you said & it worked right away, sure most others will be just as straightforward As far as saving games to cassette I could not figure that out. Kept trying to test it on Dungeons of Daggorath & when I went to load file I saved I just heard sound effect repeat over & over like it was stuck in a loop The tape counter thing is confusing to me also, let's say i wanted to have a couple saves for the same game. I wouldn't just make 2 diff filenames to save to from the tape menu? Don't get how the cassette counter plays in or the whole rewinding thing I also tried Madness & the Minotaur...as someone said below it was originally a cassette game? Looks like all the games I downloaded are .ccc or .dsk..this one I have is a .dsk. According to the manual saving is possible to cassette & involves pulling out the game & inserting a blank tape?? CLUELESS how this would work, let alone how to accomplish it in VCC. I tried the tape menu, created a file called mino.cas to test it. Went back into the game, typed ZSAVE"mino" & just got "I don't understand that" Anyways it appears most of the games I wanted to try were disk based so don't think I'd have much trouble saving those, but all the cassette stuff I'm just stumped by. Never used cassettes for anything other than listening to music lol Would still really like to try some of those titles though & be able to save. Be real if Super Pitfall had save capabilities also, but apparently it doesn't
  9. Yea VCC doesn't have save states which really sucks. I don't really know any other emulator that doesn't, would make things so much more convienient Thanks, good to know those titles do. Going to have to check the manuals for the rest soon. Any idea the steps I would have to do in VCC to save , let's say Sands of Egypt to disk & Dungeons of Daggorath to tape?
  10. Ok yea, was thinking I'd have to just go over all the manuals. I do have the .PDFs for nearly eveyy game I mentioned. Thanks alot for offering your advice, appreciate it!
  11. I made a list in my original post of some of the adventure games I'd like to try, but am unsure save is even possible on or if so, how. I'm mainly hoping to play some of those, but don't have the patience to spend hours on them & not be able to save. Also, be cool to save high scores on the arcade titles, but I'm mainly concerned with these: Blackbeard's Island Calixto Island The Interbank Incident King's Quest Series Leisue Suit Larry Madness & the Minotaur Marooned Maui Vice Nuke the Love Boat Planetfall Police Quest Sands of Egypt The Black Cauldron The Dallas Quest V & EDIT: Scolling down the cartridge game list, there's a few others I could see myself getting into if I could save. Not sure if saves to disk from cart games were even possible but: Dungeons of Daggorath Castle of Tharoggad Wildcatting
  12. Thanks! OK now I know to get the .CCC files for cartridge games & see that they do autostart, it worked with Super pitfall. Weird though, I had .DSK of Super Pitfall as well & it still started after typing DIR & RUN "Pitfall, but it didn't autostart & I was wondering why. Makes sense now. Only thing is the music isn't working on either Super Pitfall version for some reason.
  13. Yea I was saying I didn't have a problem loading games that were on disk format so far, but cartridge games like Super Pitfall & Clowns & Balloons I can't get to work. [EDIT]: I just loaded Super Pitfall in the FD502 drive as if it was a floppy disk, typed DIR, then RUN + filename & it started up. What threw me off was I know for a fact that game came on cartridge + StevieStrows tutorial said to rename the cartidge game extensions as .rom. That did not work, but apparently treating a cartidge based game as a floppy does?? Anyways I STILL have no idea how I can save any of these games, and which ones actually are capable of saving for that matter
  14. Hello Have posted here a while back asking about how to save COCO games & eventually gave up trying to deal with VCC at all. Decided to get things going again & now I can't seem to remember how to even load cartridge based games, although looks like disk drive is working. I tried both Super Pitfall + Clowns & Balloons, both I downloaded in .DSK format & from what i saw in a tutorial, apparently VCC can't even read that format for those & it must be renamed to .ROM? I have the MPI interface set up in the cart slot & left Slot 1 empty to insert cartridge games. When I added either one of those files in there it shows they are in the drive, but nothing happens (Checked that slot is on position 1, I have tried resetting as well) The options to "autostart emulation" & "autostart cart" are both checked as well. Typing RUN & hitting enter just says "OK", typing DIR gives an error message & selecting RUN from the drop down does nothing either so I just can't figure out what else to do Another thing is I couldn't for the life of me ever figure out how to save COCO games. Believe I was told alot of games aren't even possible to save? Some might be to disk, others might be able to save to tape? The thing is I have ZERO experience with floppy disks or cassette decks for any kind of computers. I had a COCO3 when I was very young, but just a few carts. I guess save states like most emulators have are completely out of the question, but would be very convienient if they did exist IDK if their might be a save capable game list out there that shows what format is used or if anyone can offer any insight from personal experience, but it's mainly alot of the adventure games I'm curious about trying that I'll list below. There is no WAY I would have the patience nowadays to spend hours on the games & have to start from scratch all over due to no save capability so hoping a few of them have that option. Would be nice to save progress in some of those later titles as well such as Thelda & keep track of high scores on the arcade titles. Anyway here are some of the main titles I'm hoping allow saving & I could give a try. Thanks in advance Blackbeard's Island Calixto Island The Interbank Incident King's Quest Series Leisue Suit Larry Madness & the Minotaur Marooned Maui Vice Nuke the Love Boat Planetfall Police Quest Sands of Egypt The Black Cauldron The Dallas Quest V
  15. You're the greatest man! That was it. BTW A few roms I've already been using lately I got from your pack. Really appreciate all your dedication to this console over the years!
  16. Thanks..Yea I knew I remembered hearing about a newer 7800 emulator, it was Bupsystem. I just installed it & Scrapyard Dog hacks seem to work Tried a couple other games on it, but my Commando has no music for some reason (Setting related to Pokey???) I reset all my 7800 roms in Launchbox to use Bupsytem, but I wish there was a way for it to always open in full screen. Not sure if there's a way in LB to configure that. Only other thing is all my consoles w Retroarch that I use within LB I have the same save/load state controls universally set to the same control pad combos (Save state = R Shoulder + Select, Load state = L Shoulder + Select) Seems there's no way to customize buttons for saves at all in BupSystem, let alone a combination. I recently started using a mapper called Antimicro for older versions of Visual Pinball & DOS games that don't have joystick support, but I can't figure out how to set combos in it yet. Eventually I'd like to set it up where same button combos activate save states w my 7800 games & guess I could set a single button to switch to fullscreen to make it a little more convienient if there isn't any other way
  17. After decades of using emulators for other consoles I finally decided to play around with the 7800. Really liking Launchbox & figured I'd build a library even though I own every original NTSC cart besides Tank Command lol Anyways, most games seem to work fine (Using the Prosystem core), but I ran across the Scrapyard Dog hacks (which i can't believe I'm JUST now learning about) Can't get those to run for some reason, I get nothing but a black screen. I'm so intigued at the thought of reversing roles & playing as Scraps as well as the infinite lives. I managed to get to the final boss one day back in 1999 & I vowed to NEVER put myself through that again, only to get to that lame puzzle final boss...but nowadays with save states I think I might give it another shot. Also figured I'd mention I tried the Choplifter Hacks too & those do work
  18. Looking fwd to trying this! I love the NES version, but finally got the chance to play the arcade a bit at local arcade recently & am HORRIBLE at it. IDK just seems WAY tougher. Regardless it's still a sentimental game, being it is the second arcade game I ever remember seeing lol The first was Pleaides & both were at the convienence store next door to where my family lived early on in the 80's. Anyways looks like a great conversion, thanks for going through with it!
  19. Thanks. I'm completely unfamiliar with OS-9, but I would like to look into it eventually I recently learned the CLOAD commands for cassette based games as well, but still haven't tried loading a cassette file yet, I believe most I have are disks I am STILL clueless how to actually save a game though, no one has answered that question for me & that's the main thing I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out lol
  20. Ok I will try to use on of the blanks from the JVC folder instead, and thanks for the info about naming the disk. But I STILL do not know how to save a game while I'm playing it lol
  21. So far I've figured out how to get some games running with the DIR , LOADM & EXEC commands...others I've had no luck starting But as far as saving those games I still have pretty much no clue other than I need a blank disk image. NO idea how to set one up or save to one during a game, so therefore haven't even had the chance to try loading a saved game
  22. Thx for the heads up, that would definitely clear up some confusion & guessing games as to which format I need to save to for every game...That is if I can ever figure out how to actually save a game in the first place
  23. I've got alot of my games from there already, and I just found the blank category & downloaded the one named 180K-RS.DSK Would that be right? I still have NO idea how to save during a game to that blank disk, or if I should rename it first. I'm assuming part of it would involve loading the game in drive 1 & the blank in 2? I tried this with 1 adventure game so far, I took a guess & typed SAVE, but it asked me to press ENTER when I had a cassette ready, which I have zero idea how to work with. Still so confusing as to which games require a disk or a tape...I then tried to save a couple other random action games, but haven't the slightest clue how, being there was no field to type in SAVE like I did in the adventure game & no straightforward drop down menu up top like the old DOS games had, which is the only experience I've ever had saving computer games
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