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  1. From the album: Metarog's Tapwave Collection

    Closer pic of Duke Nukem and Doom II with both the black and green colored SD cards. At the top left are some sync cables modified to charge the Zodiac and on the top right are some Bolt stylus (gold and silver) and a Panache tethered stylus and under those is an extra screen flap.
  2. From the album: Metarog's Tapwave Collection

    Closer pic of Tapwave branded accessories, some mags and Tapwave retail games. I have 2 CIB of the Tapwave cradles, Deluxe leather cases, Universal travel kits, Sport cases and 3 stylus sets. There are also 2 more stylus sets in non-retail packaging.
  3. From the album: Metarog's Tapwave Collection

    Closer pic of the different cases and other accessories. The unboxed Tapwaves on the left include a Demo unit (top left), preview model sent to certain magazines for review (under Demo), older software version with no serial number on back (next to preview model) and under that one is a 32 mb "Fueled" model made for Great Britain.
  4. From the album: Metarog's Tapwave Collection

    On the left are all the Palm SD/MMC card games I could find including cover variations. At the very top left is an original Tapwave packing slip. At the top middle we have all the different 3rd party cases and covers-at the bottom some Palm accessories. I also have pics of my four boxed Zodiacs including a 1st run box and Great Britain version at the very bottom. Right in the middle is a Deluxe Sport case only sold through the Tapwave website.
  5. From the album: Metarog's Tapwave Collection

    This pic shows all 8 retail SD card games, all Tapwave retail accessories and a few different Zodiac units toward the top. I also show some magazines with Tapwave pics and articles. At the very top are some misc accessories including different 3rd party stylus.
  6. I just picked up a nice boxed Giz with 12 of the released SD card games and I am only missing the two in the title for the set. If you have any accessories I might be interested in those as well. I have several Atari 2600s and Odyssey 2's with games, etc in case you want to trade. PM me with any offers. Thanks, Roger
  7. Okay, here are the pics and I have two original Atari joysticks and a Quickshot II but you can choose only one or all if you like. The PS is for a Gemini but has the same specs. Everthing is clean and has been tested . Let me know if you want any common games, paddles, etc as I have plenty of those too. If interested send me an offer via PM.
  8. I have a 2600 Jr (Short Rainbow) with the RF cable, 2 controllers and power supply if you are still interested. LMK and I can send you a pic of the setup.
  9. I was just looking through the numbers to see the relative rarity of NTSC consoles and based on the serial numbers here are the estimates I arrived at... Intellivision-1,800,000 Intellivision II- P2-400,000 P3-250,000 GTE Sylvania-25,000 INTV System III-170,000 (I have one of these) Radio Shack Tandyvision-80,000 Sears Super Video Arcade-150,000 (hard to get a good number here with all the different model/serial combos) Super Pro System-170,000 Let me know if my math is off anywhere but I think these are fair ballpark estimates.
  10. Yes, the wires on the pots are reversed... I got a pair like this some time back and just desoldered the ends of the wires and just switched them. They will work fine once this is done.
  11. Graphically it is inferior to the 2600 but just recently I have been playing it a lot more than my Atari. The games are tougher to find but are really cheap when I do get them. KC Muchkin is better than the 2600 Pac-Man and various other O2 clones are about the same or better as far as gameplay. The joysticks are superior to my Atari ones for sure as all directions response quickly unlike some of my Atari ones which I have to really strongarm. Overall I prefer my O2 at this stage more because it has been so reliable and every game works the first time in unlike so many of my 2600 games. I also like the multiple games on a cart unlike the variations of the same game on the 2600. I have been a likelong Atari guy but if I had to choose between the 2 right now I would keep my O2.
  12. NTSC Sears Video Arcade Tele-Games paper taped on rf shield says "March 1981" Manufactured by Dimerco in Taiwan Model N. 637.99743 Serial N. 81294972 on silver label also has another sticker on the underside that reads U187 Channel select A-B recessed Speaker vents Works perfectly
  13. The only game I have had that used the driving controller is Indy 500.
  14. I just got one of these... Light Sixer Sunnyvale S/N 51655P Speaker slots facing back Channel Select switch Sticker taped on the RF shield reads 99 08400140 works great
  15. I made 2 power supplies in the past few months for about 2 dollars! Essentially I had two old Atari power supplies that died on me and were no longer supplying power at all. So I went to a local thrift store that has all kind of adaptors and PS in bins for $1 and got two with the same specs as the Ataris except they output 1 amp instead of 500 MA and had a different tip. They had screws holding the two halfs of the plug together so I unscrewed them and replaced the Atari cords from the old PS inside the new PS. You can't even see the splice as it was done inside the PS. I now have two new PS for my Ataris and I have used them for several months with no issues at all.
  16. My fav is the 4 switcher as the sixers have the joystick port too low in the back for my taste. I never had a Vader but it looks great.
  17. The Tapwave Zodiac physical game library is only 8 games. There were a bunch of digital games which are tough to find although most or all are free just not available. You can find all 8 games for under 100 if you are lucky.
  18. C64/128: One of the sound channels went out on both of mine... one was a 64 and the other a 128. You could still hear parts of some games but others you had no sound whatsoever. Tapwave Zodiac: I had some issues with the analog joystick on some of mine... the upper left direction doesn't work consistantly. Also the Lithium battery went bad very quickly on some of my units... some hold a charge for hours and hours but others only a few minutes. Gameboy Advance: The screen scratches up very easily and the battery door tabs break off easily. PS2: The door on the tray either gets the tray stuck or falls off altogether... more annoying than anything but both of mine had these issues. Sega Saturn: The controller wires were constantly coming out where they entered the controller. I know this happens with aggressive play on many systems but it seemed like the Saturn was especially vulnerable.
  19. Hopefully I am not breaking any forum rules here but I have hit a stumbling block in my Tapwave collection and I hope someone can help out. As far as I can tell I am only missing a few third party accessories to have a complete Tapwave set and since Tapland shut down last year there is no Tapwave specific board anymore so this is my best hope. Does anybody have a Panache stylus with tether or a Globalsource/Innopocket aluminum case? I also need the green SD card version of Duke Nukem but I do have the black one at least. That is all I need to have everything made for the Zodiac. I have an extra Commandplay game grip in case someone wants to trade or we can work something out. I have a few other extras as well so let me know if you need anything Tapwave related.
  20. I completed the Tapwave Zodiac SD card library of 8 games sealed for $70... there were a bunch of downloadable games most of which are no longer available but they only produced 8 physical game cards. Hyperscan is probably the cheapest console to complete as I saw a complete set on CL sometime back for $50 including the console itself!
  21. Hey, another Zodiac gamer... and I thought I was pretty much the only one. Unfortunately I only have the SD card card game of GR that came in Z-Pak Adventure. There is a video of Rebel Assault on Youtube here- You might want to contact him and see if he stil has it. P.S. I think that is the file I sent Felyx earlier on... I thought it was a demo but it is the full version.
  22. It is a good news/bad news scenario with Palm. SInce it is essentially an outdated platform most of the software is very ceap or free but on the other hand since so few use it the availability is next to nil. You can still get many games on CD and SD card on E-Bay for next to nothing but they don't come up often. It has taken me over a year to get all the Palm SD card games although there are only a dozen or so.
  23. Great collection of handhelds... I see you also have a Tapwave Zodiac in the pics. That is my favorite among handhelds. Congratulations!
  24. I agree that the system can be somewhat challenging but that is just part of the fun for me. So far I haven't run into too many glitches on the games I have and several of them are very enjoyable. Some of my favorites are Gloop, Shippy, Battlejewels, Stuntcare Extreme, Zapem and Orbz. I am more into retro gaming so these really appeal to me. The SD card games are okay and although Tony Hawk can be difficult to control it is still fun and playable if you stick with it. The bluetooth was hell to get right but I now have it configured close to perfect and the internet browsing is working well if a bit slow by today's standards. Those cradles are hard to find and in fact it is the only official Tapwave accessory I am missing. My hotsyncs have been fine without it though and I now hotsync through bluetooth so no cables are needed. Haven't tried emulation as I not really into that but I am sure that would be full of problems and I do not want to chance crashing the whole console. Anyway thanks for replying and if you do get another one and the free software is no longer around feel free to let me know and I can always e-mail you some. If you do happen across those last two sd card games please let me know as well.
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