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Collecting => My Collection => Topic started by: Rafael on November 20, 2019, 05:10:44 PM



Title: COLECOVISION
Post by: Rafael on November 20, 2019, 05:10:44 PM
Finally I have my Colecovison, and better, it came with the 2600 module  :D


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 20, 2019, 06:21:41 PM
Great! Looks good! I'ts a very nice console. I bought it last year. Must haves games: Lady Bug, Hamburger, Donkey Kong, Carnival, Frenzy, Mr. Do, Space Fury, Zaxxon  :D.

Do you know this usb-adapter?


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: VideopacBelgium on November 20, 2019, 06:27:10 PM
I'm interested for the power supply adaptor !
How it works?
Colecovision console needs +12v, +5v , -5v
 ???


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 20, 2019, 06:34:48 PM
You just can use a smartphone adapter, the more power the better. It can handle various volts (protected).

You can read all about it and buy it here: https://www.dragonbox.de/en/accessories/power-supplies/colusb-usb-power-supply-for-the-colecovision-power-supplies

Shipping is very fast (Germany)


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 20, 2019, 06:38:58 PM
You can also find demo's on YouTube. For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1G9_IYII0I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42VR7sJQKh0



Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Rafael on November 21, 2019, 12:01:35 AM
Great! Looks good! I'ts a very nice console. I bought it last year. Must haves games: Lady Bug, Hamburger, Donkey Kong, Carnival, Frenzy, Mr. Do, Space Fury, Zaxxon  :D.

Do you know this usb-adapter?

But Nothing else can beat our Odyssey / Videopac ;).
Mine came with 10 games, including some that I really like, such as: Venture and Lady Bug. I didn't know the adapter. The Intv community has created many good things. For now, I'm a little frustrated, there's something weird about the colors :'(. I need to test calmly.


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: daddy_scott on November 21, 2019, 02:45:50 AM
Finally I have my Colecovison, and better, it came with the 2600 module  :D

A bit jealous. That is my next system to collect. Especially with the 2600 adapter.


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 21, 2019, 06:52:25 AM
Great! Looks good! I'ts a very nice console. I bought it last year. Must haves games: Lady Bug, Hamburger, Donkey Kong, Carnival, Frenzy, Mr. Do, Space Fury, Zaxxon  :D.

Do you know this usb-adapter?

But Nothing else can beat our Odyssey / Videopac ;).
Mine came with 10 games, including some that I really like, such as: Venture and Lady Bug. I didn't know the adapter. The Intv community has created many good things. For now, I'm a little frustrated, there's something weird about the colors :'(. I need to test calmly.

When you have troubles with the screen don't immediately think about the videocard. I had the same problem and it could be that the adapter is not functioning optimal anymore. That can cause problems with colours. The adapters are weak things after more then 40 years. Just google about this issue.Can't you try another coleco-adapter?


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Janzl on November 21, 2019, 07:07:05 AM
Yes the power adaptor can be a source of the graphical problems. Also the powerswitch can cause issues. Try to clean that with contactspray for instance. I hear good things about the USB connector by Dragonbox as well. CPU is a source of many problems on the ColecoVision.


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Rafael on November 21, 2019, 05:20:03 PM
Hereīs a pic that seller send me before we conclude the deal. That seemed normal. I need to check more time


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 21, 2019, 08:12:00 PM
Yes the power adaptor can be a source of the graphical problems. Also the powerswitch can cause issues. Try to clean that with contactspray for instance. I hear good things about the USB connector by Dragonbox as well. CPU is a source of many problems on the ColecoVision.
I bought one COL USB and I can also tell that it works just fine  ;:)


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Janzl on November 22, 2019, 01:16:16 AM
Yeah, Iím thinking of buying one too. I have had about four CVís and none of them really worked properly.

I like the system but itís a buggy and flimsy one.


Title: Re: COLECOVISION
Post by: Elias on November 22, 2019, 06:40:37 AM
Yeah, Iím thinking of buying one too. I have had about four CVís and none of them really worked properly.

I like the system but itís a buggy and flimsy one.
That's a pity. I also like and have collected some other systems like Atari2600/7800, Intellivision, Atari600/800xl, Commodore64, ZX81 even NES, N64, Gamecube etc with a few games for each console, but VIDEOPAC is still my number ONE!!! , with the complete official released games A , 1-60 and the various consoles like Jopac and the games (not complete, missing 3 games). And I really enjoy the Homebrews. I hope there will be enough buyers for the release of Shark Attack. It really looks so great! Long live Videopac!!!  :)