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  1. *UPDATED 27th of October* Current Timescale and process: 1) I have uploaded a video showing usage, shipping costs are now outlined below. 2) I will post within 7 days and give you confirmation of it leaving with an image through PM. Most US orders appear to be arriving within 5-10 business days! 3) We all get to enjoy our multicards! We seem to have had quite the surge in Magnavox Odyssey interest in recent weeks! For a long time I have wanted to get a hold of one of Boojakascha's Magnavox Odyssey Multicard . You can see more about his projects for the Magnavox Odyssey here on his website: http://www.boojakascha.ch/index.php?page=magnavox_projects And also his Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRNVSMZe1V3yUmIA9NGB3kg Where he reviews light guns and light gun games. And also here where he shows off the multicard: My reasons for this project are simple: a) its the closest thing to a "romcart" you can get for the system. b) Boojakascha has provided files for its reproduction, and naturally has had it working on the system. c) Games for the Odyssey is really really rare. I've only seen a handful of games go on ebay since I've got the system myself, and I've failed in all attempts to win any of them. While the base games are ok, a lot of the extra features is unique to the other game cards. This search becomes harder if you are outside the United States. d) If I go ahead with my RPG homebrew, I want everyone to be able to play on the same level without having to hunt for game cards, and also make it an enjoyable experience. If I could include the multicard with it, it would also allow those users the opportunity to enjoy all the features of the original Odyssey, without relying on fighting for ebay rarities. Production of these things is always cheaper in bulk, so what I want to do is to take the cost of buying a big order of them, and then pass on the savings to everyone else. I've been in contact with Boojakascha to ensure that what I get is going to be working as designed before I make the order, but I'm now looking for who might be interested in purchasing one (or more) of these so I can get a good sense of how many I should order. I will be getting at least 20, but the more I can get the cheaper it will be. I've already got quotations from several companies who will be ready to go with the order as soon as I finalise it, so they could be ready to go as early as the end of June. How much will it cost? I'm currently setting the cost per unit at £20/€23/$25 USD/$35 AUS, this includes VAT for production at 20% and delivery to me, and this will not include postage and shipping to you. See below for Shipping Costs. Delivery costs and time? Please note due to the current world crisis, not all services will be running as normal, expect potential delays. Stated times and tracking will be based on pre-crisis expectations. Signed for services may have different procedures (in UK, the postman marks it as delivered for you). To save costs, I'll be using pre used packaging where possible. Based on quantities of 1: United Kingdom: £3 for Royal Mail 1st Class signed for, or £5 for 24 hour Tracked and signed. (Total: £23 or £25) Europe: €4.50 for regular mail, or tracked and signed for €11. Both services is listed as 3-5 business days. (Total: €27.50 or €34) Australia (mainland): $AUS 7.50 for regular mail, or tracked and signed for $AUS 18. Both services is listed as 6-7 business days. (Total: $AUS 42.50 or $AUS 53) United States (mainland): $5 for regular mail, or tracked and signed for $14. Both services is listed as 6-7 business days. (Total: $30 or $39) Quantities of 2 or more: If you are from United States, 2 multicards will now cost $65 for tracking - this has gone up by $2.5 because of recent currency exchange changes. slydc: Requested 2 copies and is reserved - we have PM'ed about cost when you are ready to pay. Arcadeshopped: Requested 5 copies, due to value, for insurance purposes you can only get the tracked and signed service for $18 - Your total will be: $143. Where would payment be expected? Send money via paypal to [email protected], under friends/family if you can - as you are all my friends, and you are getting this as close to cost as I can afford to. Please state your name and address in the note - and your username so I can tick you off! Don't worry about the amount I receive, I have rounded up costs slightly to compensate for this. If you are unable to use paypal let me know what other potential options you would like to try to pay in. What if I want more than one? Let me know where in the world you live, and I'll give you an updated shipping price. Will this work with the Rifle games? Yes, this was one of Boojakascha's original purposes for making it, I don't have the Rifle for the odyssey myself to test it with, but it should work as intended. What games does it play? You should be able to play all the original game card variants for the original Magnavox Odyssey system, and many of the homebrew that has been produced since. Note that some homebrew have custom hardware and one or two have custom game cards; these will NOT likely to be replicated with this multicard. The switches may also help to produce unique effects, but I don't think this has been documented yet. When is the earliest this could be ready? I have all the units, but I will individually test them before sending them out for verification. I will aim to go out as often as I can to ship, but might be every few days to avoid exposing myself too much outside. I will send a PM with an image of your package on the day it leaves my house. Have you done anything like this before? Nope! But I always deliver on everything else I've done before, and I'm not going to disappear anytime soon. By taking the hit of the immediate cost myself I'm hoping we can all benefit. Who will receive it first? There should be enough for everyone who has currently requested some, once I've received them I will give details on how to pay. Due to the current crisis, I am avoiding going out where possible, but I will aim to send packages within 7 days of payment cleared. How will I be able to pay? Paypal is widely used and has always worked for me, but let me know if this is not possible. You can pay by paypal without having an account and using your regular bank details. I will update status for these users as orders is payed/shipped eebuckeye: 2 - paid & shipped stupus: 2 - paid & shipped Atari2008: 1 - paid & shipped BuckeyeFan_4eva: 1 - paid & shipped retrogmr: 1 - paid & shipped Andrew Davie: 1 - paid & shipped ManCaveArcade: 1 - paid & shipped RampantOctous: 1 - paid & shipped rayik: 1 - paid & shipped ubersaurus: 1 - paid & shipped Dastari Creel: 1 - paid & shipped mario64: 1 - paid & shipped Alaskaman: 2 - paid & shipped Marcus Englert: 1 - paid & shipped arcadeshopper: 5 - paid & shipped David.H: 1 - paid & shipped towmater: 1 - paid & shipped slydc: 2 - paid & shipped pokemontrainer: 1 - paid & shipped mckafka99: 1 - paid & shipped zhorton: 2 - paid & shipped high voltage: 1 - reserved PsychedelicShaman: 1 rpgcollector: 1 Max remaining: 15
  2. I’ve had my odyssey for a while now and it’s worked perfectly since purchase, I’ve been using it on a ‘94 or so CRT and just recently bought a Curtis Mathis ‘81 to better fit the era (believe me i looked for a 70s... impossible) but now that it’s hooks to this older tv, it’s grainier (not the main issue) but now the wall won’t show! I’ve heard this being an issue before but it was never one for me so I never knew how to fix it. Also there are so many dials on this tv that I have no clue what they do I’ll attack some images if anyone could help me out
  3. Hello! Here's what I have to offer: PC DOOM II (big box, addendum, NO GAME) The Ultimate DOOM (big box, instruction manual, addendum, poster, NO GAME) Magnavox Odyssey Fun Zoo (boxed, both overlays, all 28 cards, photocopied instructions) Handball (loose but including Game Card 8, both overlays, photocopied instructions, untested) Magnavox Odyssey 3000 (boxed, tested/working system, with warranty slip) Fairchild Channel F Videocart-1 (boxed, picture label, tested/working) Videocart-2 (black F END LABEL ONLY, no game) Videocart-3 (boxed, picture label, tested/working) Videocart-12 (loose, NOT working) Atari 2600 *boxes and cart versions taken from Video Game Variations *all untested Air-Sea Battle (box 2 cart E) (boxed) Asteroids (cart B) (loose) Combat (box 3 cart H) (boxed with manual) Combat (box 7 cart I) (boxed with manual) Combat (cart I) (loose with manual) Indy 500 (box 4 cart C) (boxed with manual & catalog) Missile Command (cart G or H) (loose) Space Invaders (box 2 cart D) (boxed) Space Invaders (cart G) (loose) Street Racer (box 2 cart C) (boxed with manual & catalog) Yars’ Revenge (cart B or D) (loose) 2 paddles, loose I can provide pics for anyone who asks. I'd prefer to trade for Channel F games, I have a very small collection that I'm looking to build up. I'm looking for: Videocart-9 manual only Videocart-12 cart only and Videocarts 4 through 26 CIB (I know..) Otherwise, we can talk prices. They'll probably be on the lower side, as I just hope to fund my Channel F collection.
  4. I'm setting up my Magnavox Odyssey (the original from 1972), and I have a few questions about TV's, given the overlays that are required for the Odyssey games. I have a 40" LED Vizio and the Odyssey works on it and gives a pretty decent image, however given the size of the screen the the bezel is too far for me to safely tape the overlays onto it. The other option for getting the overlays to stay on the TV during game play would be to tape it onto the TV screen itself, would there be any potential harm to the TV in doing that? Or is there some type of tape or adhesive which would be safe for using on the TV screen itself? Another thought I had is that I could get a smaller cheap flat screen TV, I used to have a 26 inch in which the overlays fit very nicely actually, I could possibly get a new TV in the 20-something inch range that would be just for the Odyssey (and since it would be a back up if there were any damage to the screen it wouldn't be too bad). Or would the ideal set up be a traditional CRT TV? Thank you for your thoughts and comments, and I hope everyone is doing well.
  5. I have a working rifle with everything it needs to play all the games, I have extra overlays from the main games and extra rifle overlays, and then I have three of the extra gAmes from 72, invasion, baseball, and handball, I also have a flattened empty wipeout box. If you’re interested in any of them comment below and I’ll tell you what price I’m thinking!
  6. HI my name is Carlos and i have found an OVERKAL console in a family deposit, i dont know if it works i havent tested it, it seems that is incomplete, it doesnt have the chips or the money, all the 14 transparencies are there, the board too. i want to sell it i have no use for it, even though i´m a gamer i know someone would really like this one for their collection if anyone is interested, fell free to contact me
  7. We are readying our next release of newly developed Odyssey hardware and games: OdysseyNow Game Pack 2! The largest focus will be on hardware, as this will contain the most consequential hardware add-on in the Odyssey’s history. It will make new games possible, as well as have a major impact on many existing games. We call it the English Splitter. In the original Odyssey controller, three knobs and one button control every aspect of the player spots and the ball. The problem is that the human body only possesses two hands, and thus we can operate a maximum of two knobs simultaneously. This affects every Odyssey ball game, as the hand and brain must “switch gears” from controlling the Vertical knob to controlling the English knob (ball spin). This gap of time involved slows down the games. One of the greatest Odyssey ball games, Volleyball, is terribly hindered by this: there just isn’t enough time to lunge after the ball, hit it, then switch to the English knob fast enough to direct the ball over the net and then down into the opposite court. As a result, the game has to be played on a relatively low ball speed. The English Splitter is a device that plugs into your controller socket (there’s one for the Left and one for the Right; each is electronically equivalent but physically different). Each English Splitter is connected by a cable to a special English Controller, which contains one knob and one button. The Splitter also contains a duplicate controller port into which you plug your original controller. Thus when both Left and Right Splitters are plugged in, you will have four controllers in total. Each Splitter contains a switch that turns the English Controller on or off. When on, it takes over control of the English knob from the main controller (turning the main controller English knob will have no effect, but turning the knob on the English controller will give that player full control over ball spin). When the Splitter’s switch is turned off, full control is transferred back to the main controller. This way you will never have to plug and unplug your controllers and Splitters in order to instantly switch between classic and split modes. In addition, the yellow button on each English Controller allows the holder of that controller to serve the ball. This makes it possible for a single player to, for instance, return the ball to their own side without requiring possession of the other player’s main controller. This can be used in the original game Submarine or the OdysseyNow game Tannhauser Gate, for instance, to greatly ease gameplay. The English Splitter system can also be used to multiply the number of players from 2 to 4. Any ball game can now be played with 3 or 4 players, with English control transferred to a second player on each team. It can be used to great effect in nearly any ball game. Our new version of Volleyball, Team Volleyball, makes full use of this capability: Note: This image is a simulation. Our game comes with a half-height overlay. In addition to Team Volleyball, this game pack includes Danceoff, a new ball game that is meant to be played for the duration of one pop song. It involves attempting to “knock” the opposing side’s dancers off the dancefloor. This game can be played 2-player, but when played with 4 players using the English Controllers, it becomes a team dance in which one player defends the team’s dancers while the other goes after those on the opposing side. The dancers are plastic chips that are physically stuck to the overlay and removed as they are defeated. Before the game begins, players may either choose a pattern for their dancers to occupy or randomly generate their positions with two included, color-coded dice. The third game included in this game pack is a reproduction of the rarest of all original Odyssey games: Soccer. Soccer was only released as a bundled game with some European releases of the Odyssey. Because the Odyssey did not do well in Europe, and not many sets have been preserved, the game is almost impossible to find. We have lovingly reproduced the overlay, instructions, and dual-wheel scoreboard in all of their detail, allowing this game to be played by a new generation. Note, however, that our scoreboard is 85% of the size of the original. We had to made it slightly smaller to be cost effective to produce, and to fit in our tube box. The overlay is reproduced with filled-out corners for a rectangular shape, to better fit more contemporary televisions. However, the original rounded contour is preserved as a thin line in the overlay, so players may cut out the original shape if they wish. The English Splitter sounds deceptively simple, but inside it is anything but: the unique analog nature of the Odyssey makes simple pass-through circuits impossible, and multiple versions of this device failed before a year of development finally lead to the breakthrough (specially implemented diode logic) that made it possible. It is also very time consuming and expensive (using obsolete, discontinued components) to manufacture, or we would be able to make more and charge less! In order to get the most out of Team Volleyball (or even regular Volleyball), this Pack comes with a Wall Height Adjustment kit. This is an optional upgrade. It requires two solder points on the Odyssey’s motherboard, and some hot glue for the final adjustment pot. It is an easy upgrade to perform and comes with fully illustrated instructions. When used with the Team Volleyball overlay, you can adjust your wall height to exact spec. Most Odysseys are well out of spec for wall height, which can greatly diminish this game. This game pack confers a couple of advantages to Tannhauser Gate, for owners of OdysseyNow Game Pack 1. First, you can adjust the height of the open gate with the Wall Height adjustment. Second, the Scan player can utilize an English controller to return their ball without needing to reach over and utilize the Explore player’s controller. We have several more amazing games in development that make special use of the English Splitters. Those will appear sometime in the future. Because our last game pack sold out within a few hours of being posted, we’re trying to manage this release a little more equitably, in two tiers. The notice for the first 10 copies will be posted in the OdysseyNow Facebook group (only), to give that community the best chance of picking these up. We're letting everyone know this in advance, to give you time to join that group and turn your notifications on so you are ready. Once those copies are gone, we'll post elsewhere (such as in this forum). At that time, anyone who wants one will have to let us know (very briefly) why/where/who. We'll give it a few days to ensure that more people will know about this in time, then select the homes we think will be happiest, and then process payments. This will also help us get to know more of you better! We will produce only 15 of these sets in total. Stay tuned to the Facebook group for orders to open soon! https://www.facebook.com/groups/odysseynow/
  8. I recently acquired a Magnavox Odyssey system from a family member. The system power on fine and one is able to make out images on the TV. The issue that I am currently encountering is that for game cart #1 the vertical center line is not appearing on the screen and the pong paddle on screen for player one is stretching across the screen. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me with this issue.
  9. OdysseyNow Game Pack 2 is now available to pre-order! It includes 3 games, an Odyssey system upgrade, and a set of major new peripherals: Left and Right English Splitters. We've set up a simple Paypal webstore for this, here. We are only producing 15 copies ever of this set. Paypal is keeping track of inventory. It will only take your money if copies are still available! I'll update this post once they are sold out. Read about Game Pack 2 in this thread. For more discussion on this, and early announcements, please consider joining our Facebook group devoted to Odyssey and early video games. We are have produced everything included with this set except for the scoreboard listed below; we are waiting for those to be produced. When we receive them, all orders will ship. It could be in December, or at the latest, early January. All proceeds from these sales go toward funding the OdysseyNow project, to research and develop more hardware and games for the system! Here's the complete list of contents: Left English Splitter set (Splitter Base + English Controller) Right English Splitter set (Splitter Base + English Controller) English Splitter Instructions Wall Adjustment Upgrade kit Danceoff overlay Danceoff plastic dancer pieces (6 red and 6 blue) in velveteen bag Dice X2 (black and red) Danceoff Instructions Team Volleyball Overlay Team Volleyball Instructions Soccer overlay (recreation) Soccer Instructions (reproduction) Soccer dual-wheel scoreboard (85% scale reproduction)
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