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darthcervantes

New member...big colecovision fan

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Greetings all. I grew up with Colecovision and was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this community. I didn't know there was so much love for the colecovision out there. My favorite colecovision games are Frogger II, Carnival, Venture, Ladybug, Miner 2049 and Pepper II.

 

My Mother was a HUGE Ladybug fan back in the day and when I happened to discover there is such thing as a "colecovision flashback" I was super excited, only to be super disappointed when I realized it is missing Ladybug. When I first saw the CFB i thought it would make a great Christmas gift for her but then I found out there is no Ladybug AND that the controllers are not so great (so I've heard from internet research)

 

So in my search I stumbled upon this awesome forum. I still have my original colecovision and it still works fine, but the controllers are totally shot! I tried setting her up with the Adam Emu and a 360 gamepad but she said it sucks unless its the colecovision controller. I have been exploring several options, including just getting new controllers and maybe having someone do the AV mod, but then I stumbled upon this forum and found the pinned modding forum that refers to the HDMI mod which would be better than composite input (for a HDTV anyway).

 

So now I have lots of questions about the different kind of options available. I'm unable to post in that Pinned thread, maybe something to do with me being new member? So I'm not sure if my questions can be answered in this thread but I wanted to get some insight on the different options I was considering.

 

1) get a coleco/adam controller and setup ladybug on an emu on her PC and get the adapter that lets you use the controller on PC through USB

 

2) get new controllers and get the AV mod for the original colecovision and call it a day and play using our original cartridges

 

3) (the one i'm leaning towards the most)...get the CV Flashback and send it to that modder to make it HDMI compatible and add lady bug too it and possible buy some original CV/adam controllers to use with it instead of the ones it comes with (if thats possible)

 

I'm learning towards option 3....any suggestions? thanks for reading

 

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If all you are looking for are the old games your best bet would be #3. I think #2 (or #4 Get a F18a upgrade with VGA or HDMI output) would be the best option(s) as it would allow you to play newer homebrew games that do not have roms available to load on the ultimate CV flashback.

 

#1 and #3 are basically the same thing with the exception that the PC controller adapter and PC are built into the CV flashback case so it is a little more portable and easy to use.

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Welcome! I'd go with the flashback upgrade service and then order a couple controllers from ebay. You can add the Ladybug rom and all of the other great homebrews.

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