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OK , Both AtariAge and Atarimania make mention of a "Kid Vid Controller", see links...

 

http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html...wareLabelID=443

http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html...twareLabelID=27

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?...VERSION_ID=8174

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?...ERSION_ID=11889

 

....but from what I can tell there is no "Kid Vid Controller".

 

I can find no photos of one. Neither of the manuals for either of the two games makes any mention of a special controller. And if one did come with the Kid Vid wouldn't it be in this photo?

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Does anyone have any proof of a "Kid Vid Controller"? :?:

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As far as I understand, there is no controller. The Kidvid is that tape recorder.

 

Believe it or not, I actually had a dream last night that I found one of these.

 

I have the Smurfs game, but none of the tapes - or the tape player. If anyone knows how to provide this stuff in a repro or something so I can play it on my 2600, please let me know.

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Officially the device is a KID VID Voice Module.

 

Probably when the site was being built it just got lumped in with the controllers. I'd probably put it, and the Supercharger, into the hardware category.

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The tape player is the controller of the game. The game won't even work without the module/controller. It's not what you would notice as a traditional type of controller but their are others referred to as controllers but don't look like one. Mine is just fine. :D

Edited by ninermaniac

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I'd probably put it, and the Supercharger, into the hardware category.

 

Agreed. Also shouldn't the control type (on the game pages above) be Joystick, not "Kid Vid Controller". Or at the very least , put "Kid Vid Voice Module" to avoid the confusion of looking for a controller that does not exist....

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The tape player is the controller of the game. The game won't even work without the module/controller. It's not what you would notice as a traditional type of controller but their are others referred to as controllers but don't look like one. Mine is just fine. :D

And/or the game is the controller of the tape player as it starts and stops the machine using one of the I/O lines in the controller port.

Edited by BigO

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As far as I understand, there is no controller. The Kidvid is that tape recorder.

 

Believe it or not, I actually had a dream last night that I found one of these.

 

I have the Smurfs game, but none of the tapes - or the tape player. If anyone knows how to provide this stuff in a repro or something so I can play it on my 2600, please let me know.

 

 

You don't need the tapes for smurfs. You just gotta fool around with the switches to use the game without the tape deck. I'll see if I can find the instructions on how to trigger each of the 3 games for you and then post them. They are posted here at atariage somewhere also, maybe in the hardware section (??).

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You don't need the tapes for smurfs. You just gotta fool around with the switches to use the game without the tape deck. I'll see if I can find the instructions on how to trigger each of the 3 games for you and then post them. They are posted here at atariage somewhere also, maybe in the hardware section (??).

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7293

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OK , Both AtariAge and Atarimania make mention of a "Kid Vid Controller", see links...

 

http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html...wareLabelID=443

http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html...twareLabelID=27

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?...VERSION_ID=8174

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?...ERSION_ID=11889

 

....but from what I can tell there is no "Kid Vid Controller".

 

I can find no photos of one. Neither of the manuals for either of the two games makes any mention of a special controller. And if one did come with the Kid Vid wouldn't it be in this photo?

post-15767-1231471654_thumb.jpg

 

Does anyone have any proof of a "Kid Vid Controller"? :?:

No, because there's no such thing as a Kid Vid Controller.

 

The tape device is called: Kid Vid Voice Module.

 

I corrected this in our database.

 

Thanks for mentioning!

 

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Edited by Rom Hunter

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You don't need the tapes for smurfs. You just gotta fool around with the switches to use the game without the tape deck. I'll see if I can find the instructions on how to trigger each of the 3 games for you and then post them. They are posted here at atariage somewhere also, maybe in the hardware section (??).

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7293

 

 

Ya, what TJ said :grin: (thanks TJ)

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You don't need the tapes for smurfs. You just gotta fool around with the switches to use the game without the tape deck. I'll see if I can find the instructions on how to trigger each of the 3 games for you and then post them. They are posted here at atariage somewhere also, maybe in the hardware section (??).

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7293

 

 

Ya, what TJ said :grin: (thanks TJ)

This works for me on Stella, but how can this be done on Z26?

 

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This works for me on Stella, but how can this be done on Z26?

Where's the problem?

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This works for me on Stella, but how can this be done on Z26?

 

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With Z26 you can use the .wav to play the game with audio....why would you even want to play without?

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I was just re-reading this old thread, then found this YouTube video which goes into a good amount of detail on the Kid Vid products and thought I would share it with everyone:

 

 

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