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  1. I picked up an Odyssey and all 10 additional games. I'm starting to research the homebrews and see what is out there. If anyone has any information on any of these homebrews, I'd appreciate if anyone could link me to reviews, screenshots, auctions, etc. If you own any of these games and want to just say how fun it is, I'd appreciate knowing that as well. I'd also like to know if I'm wrong about the status on any of these or if there are more that I don't know about. Released Homebrews: Odball by Revrob Mentis Cohorts by Revrob (I know there's been a dispute about people not getting this one. Did anyone actually get a copy?) Red vs Blue by Revrob Dodgeball by Atariland2600 Odyssey Evil by ManCaveArcade Captain Bruce by Atariland2600 Unreleased Homebrews: Tannhauser Gate by zhorton (Announced in 2019) Fukushima by zhorton (Announced in 2019) Super Cat and Mouse: Cheesy Castle by zhorton (Announced in 2019) Presumed Abandoned: Hunting Adventure by ManCaveArcade (Announced in 2013 Confirmed Pending in 2015. ManCaveArcade could not be reached for comment in 2019.) Lava Monster by TheMichaelLant (Announced in 2014. Confirmed Pending in 2015. TheMichaelLant could not be reached for comment in 2019.) Hadeaus War by djfurreh (Announced in 2015. Confirmed Pending in 2017. Currently trying to reach djfurreh for comment.) Soccer by Uppy (Announced in 2015. Confirmed Pending in 2017. Currently trying to reach Uppy for comment.) I'm really interested in learning everything that there is to know about the Odyssey and I appreciate anyone giving me anything that can help.
  2. Hello Sadly I noticed that the Magnavox Odyssey games have risen in price. Personally I want to preserve light gun gaming as much as possible. Therefore I started to do a multi card which can be used as cards 9 & 10. Then I realized that this was a waste of silicon an time and that I should better make a 12 in 1 mutli card. Myself I just own 3, 9 & 10 so I was very into the idea once I had it. Here is a picture of the final card: I put all the PCB files onto my website, so everybody can print one for personal usage. I uploaded the files as GERBER and as .brd files (I prefer the latter...). I wish you all happy gaming! Here is a short video of proof, which shows that the little thing actually works: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJGMqS9hTI&t=4m27s
  3. Hey all, I was perusing my old issues of Odyssey Adventure tonight {I've got 2}, and I couldn't help but return to something I discovered some time ago, but haven't had a chance to explore further. {More on this in a second} Now, at the outset, at risk of ridicule, I always thought, and still think {within reason of course}, all things considered, .... That U.F.O. is the Greatest game of all time!!! OK, let's move on from that. I've fared pretty well on this game over the years, and I finally conquered my childhood high score {it's now 901}. But, with my strategy I find it to be more a test of patience and focus, trying to always be ready to flee that unexpected death ray that could come at any moment, and I have always found that the one thing holding it back from the echelons of greatness in many other peoples' minds is the lack of the ability {or a trick if you will} to aggressively and consistently go on the attack against that dreaded and sometimes wholly unfair Starship. Well, back to the discovery, there was a guy name Shawn Watson {High Score - 11,090} who clearly must have discovered that trick. I just can't believe someone could get a score like that without being able to confidently go on the attack against that starship. I may not have the reflexes of a kid, but I've tried to figure this ship out, and I can do it 5 or 10 times or so, but that thing will always win in short order. Well, if there is anybody else out here {and I'll go to the Videopac.nl site soon as well} who likes this game too, and thinks they know the "trick" {Note: A video would be worth a 1000 words} or knows this Shawn Watson guy , then me and perhaps 1,2 or many others will be most interested in hearing. I've also attached some tips from Odyssey Adventure in case it helps someone enjoy this game more {that one from Krista Cugno could maybe stand some explaining or further investigation though}. Sorry for the length, but I'm too tired to proofread it down. Thanks for any thoughts.
  4. From the album: My Collection

    I'm running out of real estate Please ignore the bed.
  5. I've got an older Odyssey 2 (the kind with the beige switchbox that it needs), and I'm having video trouble. I've attached a quick video of what it does. It looks like it switches on for a split second, turns off, repeat..? I had a buddy go over and check the power supply, check the traces on the board, and still no difference. We also tried tapping the RF directly off the internal RF convertor, bypassing the proprietary cable that comes off the back. I'm hoping this is a problem someone else has encountered.
  6. I'm looking into procuring a Magnavox Odyssey. I was wondering if there are any resources or forums out there for it? I've looked around and while I've found a few places where it's referenced as part of video game history on the net, I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion. I have noted that about half a dozen homebrews were developed, but I haven't seen anything in the way of console mods or hacks. There also appears to be an emulator that was started but never finished. So my questions are: 1.) Does anyone around here know if there are any forums on the net for the original Odyssey? 2.) Does anyone know if detailed schematics are available for it like they are for the Atari? 3.) How did the overlays work? Were they printed on some sort of transparency? I'm concerned because I have a CRT 36" TV, but the overlay is a static image and was probably designed for a smaller TV. I'm assuming that the image won't scale properly from my TV to the overlay and therefore would render the system useless. 4.) Is there anyone around who refurbishes/repairs these units or even possibly mods them? It'd be nice if there was a composite out mod similar to what's available for the Atari. Any information is greatly appreciated.
  7. I've been using John Dondzilla's marvelous 233-in-1-multicartridge for the Odyssey 2 for years. A great cartridge, for which I probably would have had sold my mother, back in the day . Game selection is done with the help of ten dip-switches (address) and another four dip switches defining game rom size (2/4/8kBytes). The manual contains a look-up table where one can read the required settings for each of the games. That's what the opened cartridge looks like: I wanted to facilitate the game selecting procedure. I chose the "retro-approach", building it, like something (only a toy) that would have been built 30 years ago: simple and cheap. The cartridge itself is too small to built something into it. An external device must be used. If all dip-switches are set into the off-position, more comfortabel parallel switches can be used for game selection. I put a 15-pin dsub-connector into the back part of the shell, near the handle in a way, that is does not immerse into Odyssey's cartridge shaft. And I connected short cables, taping the dip switches. Not all of the switches are needed. Selector-dip-switch#10 switches on and off "The Voice". Romsize-dip-switch#3 always is "on". The nine remaining selector-switches can be "replaced" (parallelized) by 3 BCD-coded switches, one digit representing three dip switches. There are only three valid combinations for rom-size-switches: 2k - on on on on 4k - on off on off 8k - off on on off This can be replaced by a cheap 3x4 rotary switch (4 poles, 3 positions), connected like: romsize-dip-switch#1 -> rotary switch pole#1 (pos1:on pos2:on pos3:off) romsize-dip-switch#2 -> rotary switch pole#2 (pos1:on pos2:off pos3:on) romsize-dip-switch#4 -> rotary switch pole#3 (pos1:on pos2:off pos3:off) Got the idea? Simple and working . I built the 3 BCD-coded switches, the rotary switch and a LED into a separate housing, attached a cable and a dsub connector and ended up with this: If you want to build something like this you can get uncountable types of switches, that can be used. Some BCD-coded switches really are expensive, so take what you can get cheaply and figure out the cabling for your switches. It's not hard to do. Finally I made a new look-up table for all games. Selecting games now is easy! Want to play KC? Put rotary knob to position 2 (4k) and enter code number 374. Freedom Fighters+? Rotary knob to positon 3 (8k) and code number 136. I hope, you found this one entertaining. I know there is a new mulit-cartridge with a screen selection menu. That's very cool. But I happen to have the "old" one.
  8. So I recently acquired an Odyssey 2 and some games. When I bought it, I checked to make sure it booted up and everything, which it did. Unfortunately, I didn't actually try playing a game. I sat down today to play one, and it seems the player 1 controller has an input problem, because the player is always walking to the left. Its acting the same as if on an N64 where if you have the analog stick held down when you boot the console, that input repeats itself until you reset. I plan to open up the controller and console this weekend and give it a cleaning, but I was wondering if anyone had insight as to what to look for or any videos to point me to. Thanks!
  9. While going through the Astrocade patents I stumbled upon a lawsuit that is Magnavox vs. Bally from 1975. It deals with the Odyssey patent. Or, at least, I think that it deals with that "console" from 1972. Does anyone know the details about this lawsuit? Here are some possibly helpful links: Magnavox Vs. Activision (1983): https://www.ipmall.info/sites/default/files/hosted_resources/Activision_Litigation_Documents/12-29-82_to_02-04-83/Civil_Action_C82_5270_Teh_10Am_10Jan83.pdf Copy Game for High Score: The First Video Game Lawsuit, by William K. Ford (2012): https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1035&context=jipl Can anyone find the original lawsuit? Did Bally get a license from Magnavox/Sanders to make the Bally Arcade home system? Adam (The was originally posted Nov 6, 2018 as BallyAlley Yahoo Group message #16138.)
  10. I'm looking for the following games for the original Magnavox Odyssey: Baseball Handball Volleyball Wipe Out Invasion Fun Zoo Basketball Win Interplanetary Voyage Brain Wave Percepts I'm also looking for these homebrews: Odball Dodgeball Mentis Cohorts Odyssey Evil Please let me know if you know of a good place to locate any of the above. I've seen the ebay auctions, I'm curious if there's anything else.
  11. All remaining items for sale are at eBay under eBay Seller: nolakl.
  12. I've got an Odyssey 3000 and I'm tired of using the damn 6C batteries it takes. It has a 9V plug in the back that looks like it fits a 2600 plug but its smaller. Is there a power supply out there that works? It runs on 700mW
  13. Hi, folks! Found a working O2 locally. Thanks for anyone that responded. Steve
  14. From the album: My Collection

    These four consoles are by far the cheapest to buy and easiest to collect for. If you want to collect for Studio II, Astrocade, Channel F, Arcadia 2001 (Why are there so many of these?), APF-MP1000, Creativision, Adventure Vision, 5200(?), or vectrex (Sadly) you are a bit crazy perhaps. I'm looking at the Wikipedia page for second generation consoles... Why are there so many?!? No wonder the market crashed There were like... 18 different consoles worldwide... and that's just silly.
  15. Hey everyone, I have up for grabs my Magnavox Odyssey2 collection. The Odyssey2 is in full working condition and the console itself looks great. The box has seen better days and it has a scrape or two, fading on the sides, and tape marks. The game boxes are so so, they're starting to come apart at the sides. Attack of the Timelord and KC's Krazy Chase are in pristine condition as those were bought new. Freedom Fighters is loose. -Magnavox Odyssey2 console with box -Games with boxes & instructions: 1. Cosmic Conflict 2. Invaders from Hyperspace 3. Computer Intro 4. Speedway, Spinout, Cryptologic 5. Alien Invaders Plus 6. UFO 7. Las Vegas Blackjack 8. Keyboard Creations 9. Bowling, Basketball 10. KC Munchkin 11. KC's Krazy Chase 12. Attack of the Timelord -Loose Game: 13. Freedom Fighters PM me with offers and thanks for looking.
  16. From the album: My Collection

    Boxed Odyssey 2 recently acquired in the wild for 30$... Great deal!
  17. From the album: My Collection

    Currently houses all but two games in my collection (boxes were too tall)
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