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Introducing Colecovision Addict.com

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Introducing Colecovision Addict.com

 

Today I’m announcing the launch of my new “pastime” site called “ColecovisionAddict.com” or “cvaddict.com” (Both domains work). Over the past 3-4 weeks I’ve been building the site and compiling a comprehensive list of Colecovision games, box art (restoring those), screenshots, videos, manuals, labels (mine for now), roms, and general information. I started off with the official game releases from the 80’s, then worked my way into the jungle that I like to call homebrew.

 

The goal of the site is to offer a place where a Colecovision fan could access a full list of official titles, and sort them out via year, rarity on a mobile device or tablet, as well as a desktop PC. Yes, the site is 100% responsive, meaning the site will reformat to fit the screen of that device. Look at it as a modern Colecovision site, all database driven and I wanted it to be fast.

 

Why build the site? First off, it’s NOT to make money. I wanted to build a site that was slower pace than my previous site (xboxaddict.com). Colecovision Addict.com was actually built out of frustration. Not by anyone’s fault honestly. Let’s face it the information is scattered all of the place, and things get buried here pretty fast. It’s the nature of a very busy forum. It was built because I love the console, and this community comprised of some pretty cool people! I wanted to build a site with “What can I do with my console today?” in mind.

 

Please remember, I don’t want to take away anything from Atariage in regards to a forum or any other site out there. Instead, I opted to include Facebook comments. Again going modern as far design and communication. I know a lot of you aren’t on Facebook, and that’s ok. However, I’ll be adding features to the site in the near future that will require you to login with a Facebook account, such as a personal games collection list builder. That will help you keep track of the games you have and want, or vice versa. My goal is to have a complete Colecovision games list, eventually. Any help in that department is definitely great appreciated.

For now the site has general information and as things progress, I’ll get into NIAD territory. LOL

 

The big thing I want to push on the site is promoting homebrew titles and point people in the right direction on where to get them. Keeping track of homebrew has been a challenge to say the least. I want to put the message out there to any homebrew programmers and publishers that if they can send me a PM here on Atariage, and I will list your game. No charge. But there’s a catch, for now I want to list only released games that have made it cart form, minimum. For time being. I’ll add homebrew releases in “ROM only” form later on.

 

I also have a “Community” section where I want to list people that make a difference in the anything Colecovision.

I invite you to read the “About me” section of the site. I’m just a graphic designer/web developer that loves his Colecovision and is trying to get a good loose cart collection and get to know the community.

Future plans, is to add many things to the site.

 

So, drop me a PM, and tell me where I can help you out and check out the site!

www.colecovisionaddict.com

Kamshaft

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Something I think would be super helpful on your homebrew page is having an icon for what games are currently available and which ones are not. For example, you have a $ next to quite a few games that have not been available for a very long time, and then a "purchase information" button on the game page.

 

The way you have "Dac-Man" displayed right now, it looks as though you'd still be able to buy that cart from someone and then you're taken to a page that doesn't have any ordering information, etc.

 

I know it's a lot of work to keep track of who has inventory and who doesn't, but I think that would help set your site apart.

 

I also know that some online stores like Good Deal Games have inventory of games in stock where the link you have people directed to may not have that title in stock.

 

Again, it's a lot to keep track of, but there are so few stores that stock these games, it shouldn't be too difficult to spot check them once in a while to see if they still have inventory.

 

Nice job overall!

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Tremendous job and love the layout. I'm sorry that I've been slow to respond, but will be sending you some links soon that will provide you with a lot of content that you can use for the site.

 

Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

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Also, I've only looked at it on a mobile device so far (iPhone 6) and it's looking fantastic on this screen and very easy to navigate.

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Looks great! Small issue is that when you are on a game detail screen and it has lots of screenshots, there is no way to advance back and forth manually, we shouldn't have to wait for the screens to switch on their own.

 

Windows PC using Chrome or Firefox.

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Looks great! Small issue is that when you are on a game detail screen and it has lots of screenshots, there is no way to advance back and forth manually, we shouldn't have to wait for the screens to switch on their own.

 

Windows PC using Chrome or Firefox.

 

That's intentional. I may put a scroller bar, but right now I want to get the data correct.

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Cameron, have a bit more time on hand now to wade through that excellent site. A very good resource and info pool :thumbsup: The only thing I would put into further discussion is applying the same rarity for Coleco and CBS releases.

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Cameron, have a bit more time on hand now to wade through that excellent site. A very good resource and info pool :thumbsup: The only thing I would put into further discussion is applying the same rarity for Coleco and CBS releases.

 

There is a rarity rating there. Unless you meant something else.

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There is a rarity rating there. Unless you meant something else.

Yes, I did ;) You give the same rarity to the Coleco and CBS release, which isn't the case with many of them. Also, box variations exist for quite a few of the CBS releases, who also differ in rarity.

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Very nice.

 

But it would be nice that we can post a comment even if we don't have facebook :)

 

In your homebrew list, i see some games that i think have never been released.

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Yes, I did ;) You give the same rarity to the Coleco and CBS release, which isn't the case with many of them. Also, box variations exist for quite a few of the CBS releases, who also differ in rarity.

 

Eventually I want to add those too. I wanted to start with all the unique games for the casual collectors like me. Then down the road is to add all the tiny variants and their respective ratings and such.

I honestly don't have all that information. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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A very ambitious project you've got there and so far it's looking GREAT!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'm looking forward to watching your site evolve.

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That is great news re. BlueMSX and thanks for sharing the info. Now if I can only convince Daniel V. to add support for the ADAM!! Without a doubt, BlueMSX is my favorite emulator for any platform that has been covered by emulation.

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