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Harmony encore PAL50/60 colour problems

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Hi my Harmony Encore came today which I'm thrilled with, however I think I'm doing something wrong and I was hoping that someone else has had a similar problem and would be able to provide some assistance. I'm in the UK and therefore using a PAL system, but for some reason the colours when playing games don't display correctly, specifically Blue/Purple (although there may be others). I've tried a few different games and ensured that I have downloaded he PAL version, and have flashed the cartridge with both PAL50 1.05 and PAL60 1.05 (as I can't find the firmware for PAL50/60 in version 1.06).

 

Examples of where the blue/purple seems to be wrong are Frostbite, Pitfal II and Solaris.

 

I don't have real copies of these games and so can't check to see if it's just how the PAL versions are. However I've downloaded the PAL roms for Q*bert and Ms. Pac-Man as I have these originals and the colours on rom/original cartridge match up. These are pictures of the actual cartridges.

 

 

As I'm typing this I'm beginning to think that I may have a NTSC system...would this explain the problems? Or is this how these games are displayed on a PAL system? Of course a far more likely problem is I've done something completely wrong!! Any help most welcome!

 

Cheers,

Ed

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Since the Harmony has absolutely no influence on the ROMs and how they are displaying (no matter what BIOS you use), you obviously are using NTSC ROMs there.

 

If you should have an NTSC system, it depends on your TV how it displays the colors. If it doesn't support NTSC colors then every thing is just black and white. Else it should be fine.

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Hi Thomas,

 

Thanks for your reply, I thought that too and so have tried a rom which is definitely NTSC and the colours are completely different (I've compared the PAL and the NTSC below) so I'm pretty sure I'm using PAL roms. From what I understand the firmware only has an affect on the menu to select the rom. Any other ideas?

 

Cheers,

Ed

PAL on my 2600:

Frostbite

NTSC on my 2600:

Frostbite (NTSC on PAL)

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Hi Thomas,

 

Great minds think a like, I just found out about the colour pot by looking around the internet, I've adjusted it and I can now play the games in roughly the right colours. Frostbite still looks a little off but everything else is great.

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

Cheers,

Ed

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