Collectorvision Phoenix?

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noah98
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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby noah98 » February 23rd, 2020, 6:35 pm

Atariboy wrote:
noah98 wrote:IThe great irony is that I already own a Mega SG, and with the custom firmware, it plays ColecoVision beautifully. Full 1080p, excellent sound, and a Sega Genesis arcade stick or wireless controller. The only downside is that they haven't made a cartridge adapter for it, so it's roms only.


There's a far worse issue in my book.

You can't use Colecovision controllers on it, despite the Genesis using the same style of Atari controller port. You instead need to use convoluted button shortcuts with a Genesis gamepad. Hitting the #9 keypad button for instance requires you to hit Y + Z + Down on a Genesis controller.

As a fellow Mega Sg owner, I've actually gone through my Colecovision romset and tried to delete all the games that rely on the keypad during gameplay. While it stung to lose some great games like Mouse Trap, I've only kept games that rely on the side buttons (with one or two exceptions like Defender that I felt played okay with the Mega Sg's keypad shortcuts).

At least they mapped the Genesis start button to keypad #1, so it's easy enough to start single player Colecovision games (And the mode button on the Genesis gamepad is keypad #3, which usually is the most difficult single player mode in Colecovision games).


Yeah, I can't understand why original controllers aren't supported yet. I mostly play Frenzy, Burgertime, Gorf, H.E.R.O., Pepper II, and Smurf, so I don't really need the keypad.

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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby Atariboy » February 23rd, 2020, 6:47 pm

All I can think of is that the way the controller ports are wired up for Genesis accessories makes it impossible to directly support Colecovision controllers. Too bad that the fpga couldn't also reconfigure that just like it does when it changes what core it's running.

I'd love to see someone produce Colecovison or Colecovision Flashback controller adapters for it, but no such luck. I would think it would be trivial for some of the smart minds in the classic gaming scene to make and produce an adapter that let's you press the 9 button on the Colecovision controller and have it be sent to the Mega Sg as if you had just pressed Y + Z + Down on a Genesis controller.

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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 24th, 2020, 6:20 pm

Okay guys, I PREORDERED my system! Now it's your turn! Help a brother out! Let's do this!

https://collectorvision.com/shop/coleco ... n-phoenix/

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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby Atariboy » February 24th, 2020, 7:28 pm

Since your upcoming Collectorvision Phoenix can serve as its own built-in Colecovision flash cartridge, I have a heck of a download for you to grab. :)

https://atariage.com/forums/application ... ?id=679190

Here's the AtariAge thread where this download was posted.

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/22883 ... eases-v20/

It's a full Colecovision romset (Excluding modern homebrew releases) and includes a folder specifically set up for the Phoenix. Just drop the Phoenix folder on a SD card when you get it, pop it into the Phoenix, and you'll have all the commercial releases from back in the day for when you don't feel like getting up and changing physical cartridges.

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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby HawgWyld » February 26th, 2020, 10:15 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:Okay guys, I PREORDERED my system! Now it's your turn! Help a brother out! Let's do this!

https://collectorvision.com/shop/coleco ... n-phoenix/


LOL -- working on it! Gotta convince the wife.

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Re: Collectorvision Phoenix?

Postby noah98 » February 26th, 2020, 5:14 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Okay guys, I PREORDERED my system! Now it's your turn! Help a brother out! Let's do this!

https://collectorvision.com/shop/coleco ... n-phoenix/


If my power adapter comes soon and doesn't fix the problem, I'll order one too!


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