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    All old video games from the 8-16 bit era.
  1. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Okay thanks guys . I downloaded the game and so didn't read the additional notes in the manual. There was I thinking there was a problem with the machine!! It's a brilliant port, so it doesn't matter a jot. Now I know!
  2. I've been playing the great Bank Panic conversion for the Colecovision using the Atarimax Ultimate SD flash cart, and I've noticed occasionally little corruptions on the screen. They happen where the dollar symbols show at the top of the screen where the door numbers are to show when you've collected a money bag. Sometimes the dollar symbol changes colour or becomes a different symbol that flashes when you move left or right, or it just becomes corrupted in general. It happens more with me when I start on level 6. It's not every time, but it does happen. I'm wondering if other people have had this. I've used two colecovisions, two power supplies, yet I see the exact same thing, so I don't think it's to do with the console. Any ideas?
  3. At the risk of getting ripped apart here for asking a tired question, I am new to the Harmony and Harmony Encore scene and am looking to buy one of them, but how many games as of April 2019 can be played in the Encore which cannot be played in the original Harmony cart? Does the Scramble homebrew play in them both?
  4. First of all, it's not a PAL-NTSC problem. as I have another NTSC Atari that works fine. The glitches on the six-switcher include Combat tanks jumping randomly and instantaneously around the screen, ghosts in Pacman moving in slow motion and games starting with the score counter at 999999 with a malformed power pill, and general graphical glitches in Ms Pacman. It's more than just a dodgy composite mod, and it's a problem that's out of my league to fix. But maybe there are some potential genuises on here who can fix it!
  5. I'm in the UK, and I bought an old 6 switch woody from America, but it was faulty, with odd glitches showing in the graphics. I got a refund, and I've got it still sitting in a box in my bedroom. I don't want to throw it out, and I'd love to get it working with a good picture because the original 6 switch model is such a classic design, but I'm wondering if there's anyone with the expertise to be able to do something like that. Are there any Brits/Europeans who would be willing to sell their services and repair it?
  6. Because the seller doesn't ship to the UK. Here again is the British amazon listing I mentioned in my previous post: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plug-Syncwire-Wall-Charger-Interchangeable/dp/B072XD4CSP/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1551088230&sr=8-5&keywords=syncwire+charger Do you think this plug is the same as the one colecojoe listed from America?
  7. That does look quite good, yeah. I'm in the UK, and I've found this one on sale in the .co.uk store: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plug-Syncwire-Wall-Charger-Interchangeable/dp/B072XD4CSP/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1551088230&sr=8-5&keywords=syncwire+charger It's black and has a british 3 prong socket, but appears to be the same as the one you have linked to. Do you agree they are basically the same? Edit: I see that Syncwire products are made in China. That does make me a bit more cynical I admit
  8. I'm in the UK - I'm wondering if this would do the trick: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aukru-Raspberry-Charger-3000mA-Supply/dp/B017YW2CKM/ref=sr_1_11_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1551046025&sr=8-11-spons&keywords=5v+3amp&psc=1 5V and 3A, which is what I'm after, but is that a USB-C connector?
  9. Yes, the big brand chargers will surely be better, as I seem to have found out with the tests I did on Friday. So, anybody got any suggestions? Anybody on here recommend one, especially if you are using it for the same reason as I am?
  10. I tried the 5V 2.1A Power Supply on my CV and it didn't work. I could see really fuzzy images but it just didn't come through. I tried the 5A 1.8A power plug...and it worked! Sometimes when pushing on, it doesn't produce anything, but the vast majority of the time, it does and it's stable. I used the Atarimax SD flash cart on it and it worked fine. I then plugged in the Atari expansion module and it fired up Combat and other games, though when I used it with the old "Cuttle Cart" flash cart, it didn't work. So there we go- it's not all about amps, but I need someone to recommend me a British plug with higher Amperage that works with the Coleco when using this adaptor. Yes I've got mine working, but I think 1.8A is still cutting it a bit fine.
  11. I've found another USB plug that is 5V 2.1A. Sounds like it would be good enough?
  12. Maybe I will try my PSU (1.8A), but your experiments with the larger amperage PSUs don't fill me with much confidence. It does give the impression that I should be going for something above 2A.
  13. Ta for the quick replies. I want to be very careful with my Colecovision, so I am going to ask a favour: can someone recommend a power adaptor on amazon.co.uk that without question would meet the requirements?
  14. I got the same COLUSB adaptor through the door. Just before I try it out, I'd like to ask for some advice on the plug to use with it. The USB plug I have says the following: INPUT 100-240V 0.3A 50/60Hz OUTPUT 5.0V 1.8A Is this plug okay with the adaptor? I'm based in the UK using an American Colecovision.
  15. I got a modded NTSC Atari 6 switcher, and it's in decent nick and the mod isn't too bad. However, I then noticed the picture flickering, then the colours started wobbbling ie ms pacman went from blue to black to green backgrounds, then I noticed the odd glitch in the graphics, then the picture went out completely. It's almost like the power socket is dodgy and it's affecting the picture. Is there anyone in the UK capable of fixing my good ol' 6 switch Atari??
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