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  1. I've done it with an Atmega chip (Arduino programming), driving a small LCD screen. Basically made a drop-in replacement motherboard: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/250994-microvision-screen-replacement/ That way I could control the persistence myself. It worked fairly well (for some reason my programming worked perfectly on my hacked-up motherboard, but less well on the new motherboard), with 16 MHz chip, fairly optimized I/O methods (the standard Arduino I/O is pretty slow), and a screen that I wish had slightly lower resolution (would have required less data transfer). If there were a lot of changes on the screen during one pass, it would lag for a few frames, but then would catch up (there's one game that quickly flashes the screen black to white and back again).
  2. We (well, my brother, that is) had a ZX80 and later a ZX81. It's what he could afford at the time. It changed both of our lives, and if the computers had any failings/deficiencies, those only made us wiser, and smarter... there always seemed to be a way around or through them... we learned a lot, and not just about programming.
  3. Game of Life : (

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Only way to win, is not to play.

    2. Zoyous

      Zoyous

      Launch a glider for John Conway.

  4. Status update: 1. Make contact again with the company I've been dealing with Apr. 8: E-mail sent. The company's web site says they're open. I asked if the "file" was still active, and if I could send them the Microvision for evaluation/optimization. Apr. 13: Oops. I found my e-mail in the drafts folder. I sent it, and they responded today that all is well, and I can send them the Microvision for evaluation/optimization. Step 1 is complete. 2. Send them a Microvision so they can evaluate, and optimize the screen Apr. 13: I have a Microvision pretty much ready to go. I just need to make sure it's exactly how I want it to be, to make it easy for them to evaluate (without the shell, but with a cartridge attached - which normally isn't do-able). As per the plan from a couple of weeks ago, my self-imposed deadline is to send them the Microvision within 1 week (Apr. 20). I'll update when it's been sent. 3. Wait for them to evaluate and optimize (possibly additional steps if they need to send me more samples) 4. Send them money 5. Wait for product 6. Test product 7. Sell product
  5. Status update: 1. Make contact again with the company I've been dealing with e-mail sent; waiting for a reply. The company's web site says they're open. I asked if the "file" was still active, and if I could send them the Microvision for evaluation/optimization [Apr. 8] 2. Send them a Microvision so they can evaluate, and optimize the screen 3. Wait for them to evaluate and optimize (possibly additional steps if they need to send me more samples) 4. Send them money 5. Wait for product 6. Test product 7. Sell product
  6. In lighter news, I'm the luckiest guy around... my wife cuts hair part time.

    1. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      I started shaving my head 20 years ago.  I've done my own hair ever since.

    2. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      I waited too long to get my hair cut and now I can't get one because it's not essential.

    3. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Mine too!  Free haircuts at home are the best.  Plus she cuts her own hair and the kids.  Major $ saved. 

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  7. Hi all, here's an update on what's happening (or not happening)... Here's the steps I need to follow: 1. Make contact again with the company I've been dealing with 2. Send them a Microvision so they can evaluate, and optimize the screen for 3. Wait for them to evaluate and optimize (possibly additional steps if they need to send me more samples) 4. Send them money 5. Wait for product 6. Test product 7. Sell product What I'm going to do, so this doesn't drag on forever, without closure, is to set a deadline. It's not a hard and fast deadline, because although this project is important and good, it will never be anywhere near my first priority in life, especially these days. The deadline also doesn't cover all the steps, either (for instance to get to step #7 by a certain fixed date), because many of the steps are outside of my control, and could easily vary greatly. The deadline I will hold to is to make sure to do anything required by me within one week. For instance, if all goes well in my world, I will contact the company before April 7 (although hopefully within a day or two). If they have questions for me, same thing: I will answer within a week (hopefully a lot less). Ditto for sending them money, testing product, etc. When the time comes for me to send them money, I'll evaluate my current situation, and we'll see if I need any support for that. I really prefer not to accept money too far in advance, because we all know how that often turns out, and I don't need that stress for myself, either. In all this, I'll also do my best to keep you posted on the status. Current status: I need to do step #1. Cheers, and I hope this post finds you all well and safe.
  8. Looks impressive. The rounded end shape is a nice touch.
  9. One of the things I've learned from all this is... I really need to find a way to justify buying a new oscilloscope.
  10. SMS Wrestling. Arguably one of the worst video game covers ever.
  11. Thanks Alek. I was able to get it working. I'll use it for any new projects, for sure. Existing projects I'm sticking with using an old computer to finish them up.
  12. I tried some version of that, and massaging all the "byte"s to "u8"s, and some more work, but to no avail. I think at this point I'm treating PVCollib as a great solution for new programs, but for updating and working on old programs, I'm going to us an old computer that I've got - some kind of Pentium with Windows 98 (my parallel port machine).
  13. Did you buy it directly from Rev? If yes, then when?
  14. I'm noticing now that none of my commands work, such as: delay(12); update_sprites(1,0x1B00); print_at(xx,yy,str(aa)); I guess these all have to be converted to the format required by console.h, sprite.h, etc.?
  15. I was able to compile and run a few of the samples, using c:\colecodev (and adding the \bin also to the path). Thanks all!
  16. Okay, I've downloaded pvcollib. When I run the build_pvcollib.bat file, I get what's shown in the picture below. If it worked, I'm still not sure how to compile/link the helloworld program.
  17. I've downloaded it, but I'm not sure what to do next... how to compile, link?
  18. Sorry dude... Will continue when I have some money and time.
  19. Alek, newbie questions... I'm assuming I just need to grab the whole file tree? Any other files needed to compile and link? How to compile and link?
  20. I've got a few programs from years ago that I'd like to work on again. They were programmed for Hi-Tech C, compiled using CCI, and using Getput1, with the wonderful programming guide from Newcoleco. Life was good. Unfortunately, none of these old files work now, with my Windows 10/64 machine. I even fired up our really old laptop, and it's bloody slow, but is also Windows 10/64. I've tried the instructions from the Mowleco development page, and also an old one from Newcoleco here, with no success (even trying to compile/link Newcoleco's simple programs). Compiling with CCI2 seems to work, but the linking fails, looking for crtcv.ihx and then crtcv.lnk. Compiling with CCI3 seems to fail, depending on the file, sometimes getting a memory error. So, is there a dummies guide or defacto standard guide anywhere to get the programming environment 100% working again?
  21. If you've sent a PM requesting one of these, then I just responded back to you. If I've forgotten you for some reason, please send a PM.
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