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  1. https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/computers-en-software/vintage-computers/m1759481365-aquarius-computer CIB Aquarius Chess and loose 32K Memory. If anyone here ends up with it, I'm interested in the dutch manual and magazine, as well as the printer.
  2. Yep! Still need to get one of those. I have to wonder how many different language variants there are. English, Italian, French, German, probably Arabic, anything else?
  3. https://www.ebay.fr/itm/334140873547?hash=item4dcc591b4b:g:FIYAAOSwx6Zgs~1a French Aquarius, instructions in full French. Has this been seen before?
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Working-Vintage-Mattel-Aquarius-computer-serial-number-087-/234208748919?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0 Aquarius with a sub-100 serial no. (087). A bit pricey in my opinion, but neat to see.
  5. Hi, I’ll see about opening them both up this weekend. I’ll post pictures of the boards in this thread. In regards to scanning the manual, I believe the PDF you’d be referring to is the one I made of my first unit’s manual, as I don’t believe anyone else made a scan. I wasn’t aware it had pages out of order and/or missing. Fortunately, this new unit has a new manual that seems to be in much better shape. I’ll scan it again, but it’s quite long so it may take me a while.
  6. Hello everyone! It’s been quite some time since I’ve published a new revision of the spreadsheet, but unfortunately it’s not quite ready. In the meantime, I have some interesting, and possibly unfortunate to some, new additions. https://imgur.com/a/o91ajuf First, the 4-Color Printer. In an incredible turn of events I’ve acquired two of these units. The unexpected part however, is that I’ve uncovered a new variant. This makes me wonder just how many of these units were produced and what Radofin’s stance on the Aquarius was. Notice the difference in plugs. The two units have completely different power sources, and were clearly manufactured for seperate regions. One has a standard US plug, the other has a European plug. The US plug unit was acquired from a US auction, the European plug was acquired from a UK auction. These aren’t adaptors, they’re built into the unit. So, two 4-Color Printer variants are now known. There are no noticeable differences between the two other than power. https://imgur.com/a/uxQ9MNh Secondly, two new variants for software. A Radofin variant of Biorythms, which I don’t believe has been seen before (let me know if it has). Additionally a new Zero-In variant. A blank box variant, and a variant with a front label. https://imgur.com/a/1mDAuf0 Lastly, I wanted to give a new look at the Aquarius Store Demonstration Cart. The box matches that of what Radofin used for later releases, such as Chess and Zero-In, suggesting this cart may have been made by Radofin. However, the cart shell used was branded Mattel Electronics, so it’s anyone’s guess who actually produced this. I’m guessing Mattel also used similar boxes to Radofin’s, and that they produced it. Thanks for reading. As always if anyone has new info to share please post! A new revision of the spreadsheet will be released soon.
  7. Massive pickup! but… holy hell this wasn’t cheap. New record for how much I’ve spent on an Aquarius lot. In any case: 4-Color Printer (my second one) Zero-In (my second one and the variant I was missing) CHESS! - One cart left. CIB chess obtained. STORE DEMONSTRATION CART! CIB Extended Basic to replace my loose one. Previously unseen paperwork Radofin variant of Burgertime and Biorythms
  8. That explains it. Don’t know much about MSX. Thanks!
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255108416986?hash=item3b65a585da:g:sOgAAOSwjP5hJlzL If this turns out to be something real and I miss out because of this post, that’s that. But what the hell is it? Doesn’t look like any Aquarius cart I’ve ever seen, nor cassette.
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Burgertime-Snafu-4K-16K-Aquarius-Home-Computer-System-Mattel-Electronics-Sealed-/124866135459?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0 Aquarius lot with sealed BurgerTime. A bit pricy at $200, but they allow offers, if anyone wants to give it a go.
  11. Ah, alright. I’ve got a couple of D&Ds already. Thanks anyway.
  12. https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/spelcomputers-en-games/spelcomputers-overige/m1739191834-werkende-aquarius-spelcomputer-met-games-expander-en-cass.html?previousPage=lr Aquarius authentic 32K Memory cart in this lot if anyone has a method of ordering from the site.
  13. Well… if you can somehow justify the incredibly high asking price… or convince the seller to sell separately, there’s a loose Aquarius Melody Chase in here. https://www.ebay.it/itm/324675639382?hash=item4b982d1856:g:Q3sAAOSwcNhgxjs8
  14. Yep, I made that one. I’d love to advertise it here but I’m not going to try to take the focus away from the Intellivision discord server. Perhaps the Intellivision server could have a channel for the Aquarius?
  15. Intv is not my area of expertise... is the red stripe variant hard to come by? I’ve got a boxed one I got for cheap years ago but it doesn’t work.
  16. Thanks for letting me know about this book. Will add it in the next version. Some of these books are just incredibly difficult to find! Never seen this one for sale in particular.
  17. I'll make a thread here with the dump once it's made. I'd love to see a better dump of Disco Fever. That tape has managed to evade my collecting for the past few years unfortunately. I believe it's one of 4(?) Add-On releases I'm missing at this point.
  18. Thanks! It looks very interesting, I’ll have to give it a download. I need to figure out what to do with this tape, I suppose I can put it in there as a Homebrew, but my bet is this is the only copy of the tape remaining. Also, I took a look at some info posted in the comments. I gathered some info about dumping Aquarius tapes, so with that I should be able to finally dump the Diamond Mine cassette! I’ll try to do that this weekend.
  19. I'm nearing full completion of the Aquarius collection (at least in terms of cartridges and hardware), so I would absolutely want to track him down, if anything to gather more information about the items. Have you got any info to get us started by chance?
  20. No, we don't actually. Well, now that I think about it, perhaps a column that states whether or not a particular cassette has been seen before could be a good addition? What do you think? A large majority of the cassettes on the list haven't been seen, but were still included in case.
  21. Thanks for letting me know, I'll add them when I get a chance. It's a shame these tapes have been practically lost to time.
  22. Yeah, pretty nice setup. Some rare documentation too. I don’t have that documentation, but I can’t justify taking an extended basic from someone just for it. If you really want an Extended Basic, whole lots like this are pretty much the only way you can get it. The last three extended basic carts including this one were all in lots with hardware and other software. One in January 2020 iirc which came with the computer and a bunch of software. Believe stupus grabbed that one if I recall. One in December that I grabbed, came with a Kronos computer and Finform and fileform, and finally this cart. I would go for it if you have the spare cash, they aren’t exactly common. If this one had a box... I’d be throwing more cash at it than I care to admit.
  23. Don’t have an account myself and I already have the extended basic, so here's a good lot: https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers-en-software/vintage-computers/m1676681318-aquarius-computer.html?previousPage=lr
  24. RetroAchievements uses the LibRetro API (https://www.libretro.com/). Supported multi-emulators are RetroArch, and RA's own RALibRetro. The libretro project creates 'cores' based off of pre-existing emulators. Aquarius support isn't available because no one has made an Aquarius core for libretro. If someone were to create an Aquarius core, and if it had it's memory exposed, then RetroAchievements would be fully capable of supporting the system. I would do it myself, but I'm lacking in knowledge to do such a thing. On the other point, thanks for the info about the possibility of saving high scores on real hardware! Sounds a bit annoying to have to patch the old games, but if that's what has to happen, then it sounds good to me.
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