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GoldLeader

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  1. Wow! They say Speak of The Devil...And He appears! Also they say be careful what you wish for... (Maybe it applies?) Yesterday it was nice enough I went on a bike ride (about 61 Degrees),...But Today it is an absolute BLIZZARD and I am snowed in! Maybe later I'll break out that Intellivision Flashback and give it a test drive...
  2. Was the handheld Inty from ATGames? Unfortunately, I too always have a negative association with ATGames. I like the Flashbacks, but the first thing I bought from them was a Mobile Genesis, and it worked great for the built-in games, but the cartridge slot wore out almost instantly...I think I'd only ever changed out games 3 times or so, so no more Ultimate Qix (My far and away Favorite Genesis game)...But again I've really had No Problems with the Flashbacks so I try and be forgiving and support them... And from what Bill says, it sounds like they've got some good stuff on the horizons...
  3. I bet I know what's up with that but it's just a guess. He probably put on the SNES homebrew (well hack I believe it is) of Zelda Parallel Worlds onto the emulator for Dreamcast so that it only plays this one game, put it on a disc and put together a case etc... My concern with something like that would be more the fact that the seller has 0 feedback. I'm always concerned if they haven't bought or sold anything before.
  4. You know what's really weird? I just sent my friend an email telling him of my dream from two nights ago...For some reason I feel compelled to cut and paste it here if ya don't mind...Because I always find dreams fascinating and in a way it fits with your topic, though I guess weird instead of funny would be more like it... **Dream** I was driving a car in a tunnel on some train tracks, and there was a train in my rearview mirror getting closer...It was like a narrow tunnel but lit up like a parking garage. The car may have been the Green Ford LTD and it wasn't going much faster despite the fact I hit the gas...Then the tunnel began to get smaller and smaller and the ceiling began to get closer and closer and at some point there was no car, just me crawling into a space that looked to be about like a crawlspace maybe one foot tall and then 6 inches and less...I eventually fit myself under a pipe that couldn't have been two inches off the ground and I tore up the ground and hit wood and dust from bricks and I came out the other side into a restaurant like Washington's (a restaurant in Colorado) where there was a dusty wood-floor homeyness to it and a bunch of stuff on the walls, music playing, and life was going on without me as though I'd had a nap with a bad dream...Strangely I felt like the people there may have been watching my dream, maybe even rooting for me to get to the other side, but also in a hipsterish way being sarcastically cheerleading, and concerned, but not really...but that was just a feeling. I neither spoke to nor saw the people aside from a quick , distant glance before waking up... Just thought I'd share...
  5. The Coleco Flashback was well worth it to me, but like a lot of people have already said, I enjoy the Coleco FB for what it is. I tend to think of most FBs as additions to the collection, but Not replacements for the originals. I do find it strange that my A/V modded ColecoVision (with that simple Ben Heck mod that was so easy even I could do it), looks better than the Flashback. Also of note the controls for the FB are Not compatible with the original, though if you get one of those Edladdin Coleco Controllers, they could be. I find emulation weird in that every once in a while something is just off...I can't remember right now anything on the Coleco, but I Do know that in the latest Atari Flashback, if you play Dark Cavern (one of my all time faves) that the robots could hug the walls on occasion and dodge your shots, which is something that never happened in the original. I do also have the Intellivision Flashback but I haven't opened it yet, so I'm of no help there...maybe I'm waiting for a rainy/snowy day ...
  6. Did they even know they were "on the team"? Haha jaybird3rd that is Brilliant! I'm cracking up... Someone should ask each of those involved if they KNEW they were on the team or if it was just something MK said in an interview because he said hi to them once...
  7. I just wanted to say that I fully agree with the last 3 paragraphs here. It's like you took the words right out of my mouth.
  8. I just wanted to chime in and say I love this game! It's definitely worth the purchase as a boxed homebrew and I think it's Fantastic! Great job!
  9. When I heard that idea of a Super Coleco, it Wasn't about better hardware. While I appreciate the comparisons, and would love a Super Game Module myself...I already have about 25 consoles that are better in terms of hardware. What I liked was the idea that they would specifically make sequels to my favorite ColecoVision games... I'd say it's all about the games. Do you know what I mean? Like there are Castlevania games in 3D on newer systems, but were any of them better than Castlevania: Dracula X or Symphony of the Night, or the GBA releases? Granted this is subjective stuff...But if you think about it, there are newer Tron games, but were any more fun than Tron The Arcade game or even Tron Deadly Discs on Atari? And games like Pitfall, Metroid, and Donkey Kong were never better in 3D... I (personally) like the idea of classic games updated, but in a way that gives more classic gameplay and more of what made the original great...I don't want to go on and on, but even though I have some modern systems, they don't get as much love from me as my Atari and NES/SNES/Genesis/Turbografx do.
  10. Well, I think a doorknob is more functional! If I designed it, I'd go with a Coleco styled controller but with a ball top joystick instead of the silver disc, and inside it would be controlled by micro switches like a Sanwa...But still have the keypad...
  11. A SUPER COLECOVISION?? I'd be the first in line! That would be Amazing! Even if it were, say, as powerful as a SNES, but actually had forthcoming games like a sequel to Mr. Do!, a sequel to Zaxxon, and to Cosmic Avenger, and a Looping 2,...A new Frenzy, Maybe sequels to Omega Race, Wing War, Jumpman Jr. and Gateway to Apshai... Man, I'd be all over that!
  12. My new advice is to definitely wait for the Edladdin controller! I'm so sorry, I think I may be mixing up a few things in my memory. I looked online and only found one instance of someone playing Atari with an X-Arcade. And they said they did it by using a Tototek adapter AND an Edladdin adapter (Genesis to 7800). What I remember is that I did wire an X-Arcade to control an Atari using a DB9 cable directly but I was mostly trying to get "flippers" working for Midnight Magic pinball, And (separately) I used the PlayStation 2 adapter to play the PS2 game Atari Anthology...That's one way to "play Atari" with an X-Arcade haha...And it doesn't help that my other PS2 joystick is this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Arcade-Mx-Two-Player-Arcade-MAME-PS2-USB-Joy-Stick-Controller-W-USB-Adapter/161971915480?_trksid=p2047675.c100037.m2107&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140814145201%26meid%3D450480b1a2b646d292e5d1f73b6babe4%26pid%3D100037%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D161786543567 Which is very similar to an X-Arcade, but (mine) has only the PS2 cables... Unfortunately I guess I don't specifically remember and I definitely don't want to lead anyone astray in case it doesn't work...
  13. Sure thing! http://www.tototek.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=23 Like I say I really wish I knew for sure if they work with X-Arcades or not...I'd really hate to recommend something and have it not work...but life's an adventure right? OK, So I just tried out some things on my Atari 7800 to be sure...And (of course ) I got weird results! My Hori stick worked fine as did my Arcade MX. A PS1 pad did not work at all (as expected), so I tried a couple of dual shocks (PS2). The first one worked in 3 but not 4 directions! And the second one just caused the guy to go Up automatically and then did Not work. All of the PS2 pads have had the cords coiled tightly and had been put away for a while as had the adapter, in case that matters. I am sure getting some weird results! Maybe Dual shocks don't work, or perhaps my memory doesn't work haha... FWIW I distinctly remember playing the Turbografx/Turbo CD with the Hori stick and with just a PS2 pad (I'm thinking it was a dual shock but I could be wrong), and I had no trouble whatsoever...So those adapters work great if ya have a Turbografx. Also I don't remember having any trouble with Genesis/Mega Drive either but that was a few beers ago...
  14. That's Awesome! I too have a little Bartop MAME unit downstairs, in the room with my washer/dryer. It has it's own control panel though. I bought it from a guy on Gamegavel. I have it set up on milk crates and tried so hard to get it just the right height, but to no avail. I like it, but it's always just not quite perfect. It's little too high, so I even tried to raise my barstool up a tiny bit, then the screen is slightly obscured by the bezel haha, which I really should just replace, but it's all handmade...and the angle of the screen is not perfect either, so I find it funny how nothing is ever perfect...And of course he left off many games I really wanted but it was all prepackaged...And he had games like Mousetrap and Vanguard in there which I love, but it only has 3 buttons so those are unplayable LOL... Maybe someday I'll get a very nice and near perfect full size MAME cab...It's a dream if ever I get some money and space haha... In the meantime I consider getting the Edladdin Coleco controller a soon fulfilled mini-Dream!
  15. No problem Golden haha.. I thought I better also mention that I did this test using my Hori Arcade Pro joystick. I also used something that looks very similar to an X-Arcade called an Arcade MX (for PS2)...But that still doesn't necessarily mean it will work with an X-Arcade. Unfortunately My X-Arcade is now out of commission. I was rewiring it...At one point to control Atari directly, but mostly I was trying (and failed) to get it to work with Midnight Magic. I love that game so I wired the side "flipper" buttons to control the flippers, but they would only work if one or the other button was pressed (because Left/Right control flippers), but if you pressed Both buttons, then neither one would work! Long story short I haven't tried to put it back together and seem to have lost my pics of the internals...And I had previously gotten it to control the flippers using side buttons on Pinball Hall of Fame (PS2), which was awesome if you did not use the tilt... Even if it did not work with X-Arcade though, you'd be able to use some PS2 pads/sticks...I generally just use trial and error (Mostly error ha! ... Some Joysticks are weird; Even my Hori Arcade Pro (which is admittedly a Japanese version) for PS2 does Not work on a PS2 to control certain PS2 games...I seem to recall I could not get it to work with Taito Legends (can't remember if it was Part 1 or 2 or both) and that was one of the main reasons I bought it! Also it only worked on one kind of PS2...I'm thinking it worked with the Slim but not the Big one until I got out some extension cables...And I'm pretty sure I hit the cable end with a Dremel tool to make it fit better... Another thing I notice is Atari extension cables vary. Due to the Deepness/shallowness of the end connections, The cables made by Retro-Bit, A company known for making awful 3d party Genesis controllers, do not work as well as cables made by Innovation, a company known for making awful 3rd party Famicom/NES controllers...
  16. They are indeed Tototek! (All except the Dreamcast one I got from Lik Sang some time back) And I've had pretty good luck with them overall, even though sometimes it's a crap shoot. With regard to Atari, it works for sure (Make sure all connections are tight). But I wrote that post on very little sleep and just thinking in very general terms. Suddenly I couldn't remember if it worked with ColecoVision or not. It has been a while since I've had the Coleco out and I don't want anyone to go on what I wrote in my sleep haha, so I broke out the ColecoVision to try it out. And I had no luck getting it to work! So I guess it works with Atari and Genesis/Mega Drive but NOT ColecoVision. That's why we all need to buy Edladdin a beer, eh? (And buy one of his Coleco controllers!) It's easy for the lines to get blurred with me though, and not just because I'm getting older and my memory is getting worse, haha...But, for example I do remember once using the X-Arcade to control the Dreamcast, but on the Dreamcast I was playing emulators and it worked perfectly to control emulated Genesis games, but it did not work to control emulated NES games...
  17. I have a lot of adapters for joysticks too... I have an X-Arcade (I may have killed it by re-wiring, but that's another story), and another similar one, plus a Hori Real Arcade Pro for PS2 and with a Sanwa stick/buttons, it's my favorite. But I have adapters for Playstation 2 joysticks that allow me to use them to control Dreamcast, Turbografx, Genesis/MegaDrive (which works for Atari and Coleco generally), Famiclone, and SNES...
  18. OK, Ya gotta read the description on this one! LOL http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Atari-T-Shirt-/291359647600?var=&hash=item43d6636770:m:mg5lb45J_srgXHg9yxqYxww
  19. What the hell? Did somebody throw a Nintendo 64 logo on that thing? LOL ... At least it's only being sold "For parts".
  20. I don't know if they're there now, but I remember (on Ebay) these Atari shirts with Japanese writing underneath the logo, and the seller was saying how all great video games and companies came from Japan...LOL I was so tempted to educate him on Silicon Valley, but didn't want to be that guy.
  21. Turbografx and PC Engine support??? Ok Looking up Retro Freak now!! Thanks Dommie!
  22. I tend to think like that too, thinking we'd have gone nuts for a better Pac-Man in the '80s...I always imagine that if Atari had one of the better AA versions up their sleeves, they could have waited say, 6 months or so, and then released Pac-Man Arcade: Apology Edition...For a slightly cheaper price too...haha...It might have bought them some time before the crash...
  23. I kind of liked the 5200 based on what little I remember of it. Myself, and all but one of my friends bought ColecoVisions. I played the Atari 5200 and liked it, but thought I was just playing, admittedly superior, versions of games I already owned. Add in all the arcade games coming out for Coleco, and it seemed to be the must-have system. Before it came out, based on magazines and hype, It seemed far more interesting and exotic. For example, I'd only ever played Space Fury once when I was out of town on vacation, plus I Loved me some Donkey Kong, and Space Panic was in our mall for all of two weeks before disappearing into oblivion...And the only Cosmic Avenger machine in town was in an arcade all the way across town where they set every game on the hardest level so you died inside of 5 seconds. And I'd yet to realize the sheer genius of Mr. Do! ... On a quick side note, I was a newspaper carrier at the time and we had our "Christmas party"(?) at a local theater, early on a Saturday morning. We got a free showing of Star Trek The Wrath of Kahn and a raffle ticket with a chance to win a brand new Atari 5200 system in the box. Needless to say I wanted it, but some snot nosed kid 3 rows up won it. He's sitting there with the box on his lap, and the whole place hears him tell his friends, "I've already got one of these....I think I'll Sell it!" Some older kids right nearby us were heard to say "Someone's gonna "lose" their 5200 in the parking lot after this movie". Mind you they were only kidding, but it was hilarious... I kind of wish I had one now, but yeah they do seem like a bit of work...
  24. I'm kinda new to forums so I hope this isn't too far off topic...Talking about cart based systems, I have a Retron 5 and totally recommend it! The positives are Beautiful HDMI outputs and you can control any game with any pad...But it does feel Emulator-ish (which it is). For example (just off the top of my head) Ultimate Qix for Sega Genesis plays Way too fast compared to my Sega Nomad, and Wario Blast for Gameboy has no Bomb sounds which are kind of important for a Bomberman type game. And if you dig NES/Famicom you might just want to go with a Generation NEX, Because Retron 5 won't play certain famiclone variants, certain pirate carts, certain repros, certain homebrews, or Any multicarts (even legal ones). Also sometimes you will get a message of "Unknown Game" which may or may not play. Totally worth $99 though. As for Chameleon (and its price point), if there were some new games, even just a handful, it might have been worth it...
  25. Oh great! Now that I signed up for forums about a week ago, I gotta start using facebook and videos? I don't even know how to get my VHS camcorder hooked up to my computer. My Coleco ADAM was so much easier, you just programmed it to do what you want. What next? Am I supposed to give up my GameBoy and GBA SP, and play games on a "phone"? Never! I'll go as high as a 3DS, but even then my SEGA Nomad (with LCD screen mod, I mean I'm not a Philistine) will see more action!
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