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Emulation => Emulating the Videopac / Odyssey2 => Topic started by: Florian on January 15, 2021, 03:02:58 PM



Title: Looking for ROMs to play
Post by: Florian on January 15, 2021, 03:02:58 PM
Hi! I'm Florian, from France, but living in Finland. I've been fond of the Videopac since the early 80s, but new here on this forum  :) . My Videopac (I have a French Radiola Jet 25 console) and my cartridges are currently >2500 kilometers away. Unfortunately I'm not able to access those for at least as long as the coronavirus crisis will continue  :( . So for the last few months I have got the ROM collection from "Rene's VIDEOPAC page" (great collection, it includes all the classics I had, plus a few more titles and prototypes) and have been playing Videopac (with my girlfriend) on an emulator (O2EM compiled on a Raspberry Pi).

My question is: Are there more ROMs I can play with?


Title: Re: Looking for ROMs to play
Post by: Rafael on January 16, 2021, 12:43:36 AM
Hi.

You can find some roms in the hoembrew section, maybe.


Title: Re: Looking for ROMs to play
Post by: Florian on January 16, 2021, 11:49:18 PM
Thank you very much for your answer. I followed your advice and by scouting this forum, I found many "work-in-progress" binaries to review and try out. Very cool !!!  :)

Overall, I get the impression Videopac homebrew dev is mostly focused on releasing limited-edition collector cartridges. That's perfectly fine of course, but it may explain why that scene stays niche? (compared to some other retro communities sharing a lot of open source which boosts knowledge and quantity/quality of releases)

Anyway, from Github, I also found two demos: "ODC2"(https://github.com/lameiro/odc2-demo) and "Rash"(https://github.com/petersobolev/rash).


Title: Re: Looking for ROMs to play
Post by: Rafael on January 17, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
My dream was to make all the roms available, but when you see games like Incomming hitting the market before it's even finished, you can only regret it. Maybe if someone could put an emulator online on this site, and on https://experienciaodyssey.com.br/,  where people could play the games, without having access to the roms ...