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Got my package today and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved at Collectorvision...you guys hit it out of the park with the 2 games. Exceeded my expectations by a mile and cannot wait to play them. I'm a member for life!!

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30 minutes ago, Neogeoman said:

Got my package today and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved at Collectorvision...you guys hit it out of the park with the 2 games. Exceeded my expectations by a mile and cannot wait to play them. I'm a member for life!!

Cheers to that!!!  From one member for life to another!🍺🍺🍺

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Got my parcel in today and I was super surprised to see the 2 mystery games.. and very happy with the choices made.  So happy I joined this year!  

 

Looking forward to next years club membership.

 

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The game with the longer title is amazing...game of year candidate.  Challenging and fun!!  Never played it before and really enjoy it!!

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So does anyone know what ice world is?  Did anyone notice it on their membership card?
Maybe it's this msx game for the CV?  I did a search on the forums and didn't find anything in the works.

 

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7 hours ago, Kaboomer said:

I'm curious what country / what state people are getting their packages so far!

Arrived today in The Netherlands!

The police came to my house thinking I was throwing a party and disregarding the Covid-rules. They still can't figure it out it was just me, myself and I!

 

Collectorvision did it again! Many thanks to you all!

This being said by another member for life!

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9 hours ago, Kaboomer said:

I'm curious what country / what state people are getting their packages so far!

I got mine on Wednesday and I live in Hawaii. It is an awesome set of games for this year.

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Dang!  Live in semi Canada (Michigan)  :-)  

 

Nothing yet...

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I received my package Saturday in Illinois.  I love both of the ColecoVision games that were in this year's package.  What an amazing value!

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Package arrived on Friday in Chicagoland. One was a surprise (a favorite of mine from my childhood) and the other had to eventually be released on the CV considering it’s history, especially more recent history.

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Christmas in NC...  All I can say is WOW. I had no idea that these would be the two and very excited to play them today during conference calls...  lol... 

 

Toby and JF -  You NEVER cease to amaze me. Thank you both!!!!!!

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I received my nicely packaged box this weekend! I am not sure what day it arrived because the mail delivery person tends to hide the packages  behind a pot. But that made for a nice Easter egg!

 

Excellent surprise this year. Thank you Collectorvision Team for all your hard work, the improvements, and your love of providing a pleasant surprise for the fans! You really are keeping that wonder of summer 1982 alive!

 

So far, I cannot get the “purple text” game to work on my F18a modded Adam (this is my main machine right now). Everything is scrambled. I will pull out the SGM to see if that changes anything. I will also try it on a stock RF Colecovision. 

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4 hours ago, phattyboombatty said:

So far, I cannot get the “purple text” game to work on my F18a modded Adam (this is my main machine right now). Everything is scrambled. I will pull out the SGM to see if that changes anything. I will also try it on a stock RF Colecovision. 

Yep, seems to be an F18A problem with certain megacarts.  The cart works in my stock CV but I get the same garbled graphics that you get in my F18A modded CV.  No SGM installed so that's not the problem.  Works fine on the Phoenix.

 

I do wish these carts would be tested on real F18A systems so that the problem can be identified and fixed.  This seems to be an ongoing problem for a number of different megacarts and F18A systems.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

The biggest reason for F18A garbage at startup on the ColecoVision is the short reset time -- if it's that, pressing the reset button should start the software clean, and that's the giveaway. Software that bypasses the BIOS delay needs to compensate by waiting a short time before initializing the VDP (it's usually enough to do other init first, but I have a short delay in my own crt). It's also possible to mod the reset circuit in the hardware for a longer delay.

 

But start by seeing if that's the problem by pressing reset. :)

 

(edit: my delay is about 200ms, according to my notes, and it's in my VDP startup code like so:

	volatile unsigned int x;

	// before touching VDP, a brief delay. This gives time for the F18A to finish
	// initializing before we touch the VDP itself. This is needed on the Coleco if
	// you don't use the BIOS startup delay. This is roughly 200ms.
	x=60000;
	while (++x != 0) { }		// counts till we loop at 65536

	VDP_STATUS_MIRROR = VDPST;	// init and clear any pending interrupt

(VDP_STATUS_MIRROR is my own variable, of course, and VDPST is the port for reading the VDP Status register.)

 

Edited by Tursi
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When I got home today, there was a package...my CollectorVision Experience Club box!  I was pleasantly surprised with the contents!  Thank you!

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