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  1. There's a ton of O2 info in the Videopac / Odyssey2 forums, especially their programming forum: http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?board=3.0 I don't follow that forum though, I've never tried programming for the O2. Someday I'd like to give a try though, just never enough hours in the day...
  2. I won't have time to try this out for months, but this looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Keyboard creations is no joke! The good ol' O2 was rocking digital signage way before its time. At Cisco Live this week they bragged about how their displays can be used for digital signage. They've got nothing on my 40 year old Odyssey 2!
  4. Wow, that's a night and day difference! Your PDF looks more like an original source file, not a scanned manual. Thanks for sharing those details.
  5. I'd love to get scans for all the manuals. I can probably help out too, but my O2 gear is currently packed away. I'm 99% sure I have manuals for these: Attack of the Timelord! Hockey! / Soccer! I've Got Your Number! Smithereens! but it may be a few months before I can get them out and scanned. How did you decide on 600 DPI for your scan resolution? I looked into scanning manuals once a long time ago (and can no longer find my notes, grr), but if I remember right above a certain resolution your scan could end up picking up more noise than good info. Therefore higher res is not always better. I don't remember though if there is a single magic "best resolution", probably depends on quality of your scanner too. I currently just have a cheap HP OfficeJet all-in-one device. Works well enough for my needs, but the Smithsonian probably wouldn't use it...
  6. I'm actually surprised out how much homebrew attention my beloved O2 gets, but there haven't been a lot of homebrew arcade ports. The only one I can think of off the top of my head that might qualify is Puzzle Piece Panic (Tetris). If you want more info on programming the O2 I'd check out the Videopac forums here: http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php
  7. I had the same experience, paid with check and my LTO Flash already arrived yesterday! It will probably take me longer to find where I stored my Intv than it did to get the LTO Flash. Thanks @intvnut
  8. Assuming you've got the files on the zip card ok you should be able to just plug it in, turn on your O2 and it loads the game selection menu. So far I've only used the ROMs that are included in its zip file, I haven't tried loading my own ROMs yet. It's not clear to me if I need to edit the ini file manually to make new ROMs playable or if that will get built automatically.
  9. Another O2 controller fan here. If you don't like a joystick with a large throw you're not going to like it, but I love them. And they're durable too. I've been using my original O2 for close to 40 years and its joysticks still work fine. I've also bought a few other O2 systems over the years and all of their joysticks work great. Compare this to at least a 50% failure rate of my C64 joysticks. IMHO the biggest downside to the O2 joysticks is that (most) are hardwired. Thank goodness they never break.
  10. Just got my cart today, it works great. I'm using it with an old 4 GB uSD card that came installed in a NN3DS system.
  11. Don't know how I missed this on videopac.nl. I'll take one (no microSD card needed). How do I pay?
  12. Holy electrons batman! There's a wealth of info in this post, thanks for sharing. For a single power supply the Newark price comes out to $32 (shipped in the US with tax). One more thing to note, I normally use the "Deflection (Dark)" theme (which you can select from the bottom left "Theme" drop down on any AtariAge page). With the dark theme this thread is unreadable. I haven't had this problem with any other posts.
  13. https://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/collect/hardware/peripherals/ has some info on the "C7420 Home Computer Module". I'm not sure if it'd work with an Odyssey though.
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