[Coladam] NIAD COMMENTS

geoff at oltmansfamily.org geoff at oltmansfamily.org
Wed Feb 24 17:44:04 CET 2010


I still have some of these as well... which ones are you missing?


On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:45:05 -0500, "Steve Pitman" <swp at cinci.rr.com>
wrote:
> Shon, I'm scanning NIAD and Nibbles & Bits into PDF but do not have the
> the 
> first several issues of NIAD...  do you have those?
> 
> Thanks,
> Steve
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <shonmccallum at juno.com>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 4:29 AM
> Subject: [Coladam] NIAD COMMENTS
> 
> 
>> Yes Lyle was a good person that is also a born again Christian. NIAD
had 
>> some good family policies and excellent business ethics. I have most of

>> the NIAD newsletters and Adam House newsletters. Perhaps one day I will

>> scan them into my computer. It sounds like someone else is going to
scan 
>> the NIAD newsletters into a PDF format. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =

>> "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>>            Its good to hear from some of the old Adam friends. I was at

>> Adam Con 1 in Florida and a Ohio Adam Con. Hopefully sometime in the 
>> future there will be another Adam Con in Florida.
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------
>> From: coladam-request at adamcon.org
>> To: coladam at adamcon.org
>> Subject: Coladam Digest, Vol 56, Issue 13
>> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 02:01:55 +0100
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>> Today's Topics:
>>
>>  1. Cartridge Roundup by Jim Notini (article written in 1990
>>     about Coleco cartridges) (Daniel Bienvenu)
>>  2. Cartridge Roundup by Jim Notini (article written in 1990
>>     about Coleco cartridges) [PART 2] (Daniel Bienvenu)
>>  3.  A look at NIAD Newsletter (Jim Notini)
>>  4. Re :   A look at NIAD Newsletter (Daniel Bienvenu)
>>
>>
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>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:47:29 +0000 (GMT)
>> From: Daniel Bienvenu <newcoleco at yahoo.fr>
>> Subject: [Coladam] Cartridge Roundup by Jim Notini (article written in
>> 1990 about Coleco cartridges)
>> To: coladam at adamcon.org, colecoprogramming at yahoogroups.com
>> Message-ID: <854530.55183.qm at web25607.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>>
>> The following is what you can read in NIAD newsletter issue#62, march 
>> 1990, pages 5-8. As a personal note : Even if I'm not certain about the

>> definition of public domain given here, I'm glad that they do consider 
>> some games as public domain to keep copies of them during all these
>> years.
>>
>> ------------------
>> Page 5
>>
>> Cartridge Roundup by Jim Notini
>>
>> What was made? What was released? What's considered public domain or
>> not?
>> What is still available and where? Has anyone seen...? These are some
of 
>> the many questions that I've fielded over the 2 years which I've been 
>> working for N.I.A.D. about the status of CV carts, which we all know
can 
>> be played on the ADAM. Answers to these questions are long overdue and
>> the
>> following list (rather lengthy) details what cartridges were developed
>> and
>> released as well as developed but not released. The list is broken up
>> into
>> 5 separate categories which list the : NAME, COMPANY which released or 
>> developed the cartridge, cartridge SIZE in "K" (kilobytes), whether the

>> cartridge was RELEASED or not and if the cartridge is still AVAILABLE 
>> (this column will list out either available through TeleGames USA or 
>> N.I.A.D., if the cartridge was placed into the PUBLIC DOMAIN or if the 
>> cartridge is NOT AVAILABLE anymore)
>>
>> Many people would say that since a cartridge is no longer available 
>> through a commercial retailer, that it should be considered public
>> domain,
>> BUT this is not entirely the case! The cartridge rights, of course, are

>> still held by the company which developed the cartridge, but TeleGames
>> USA
>> could possibly have licensed the rights to some of these unavailable
>> carts
>> and have decided to hold off on production for awhile. Truthfully, it's

>> very uncertain just what carts TeleGames USA owns the rights too and 
>> therefore has caused a lot of misconception around the ADAM community
as 
>> to what is considered public domain. The best way to decide if a game
is 
>> public domain or not is to look up the title on the followin list. If
>> the
>> game is marked as unavailable, but was marked YES in the RELEASED
>> column,
>> then it's not public domain and of course, if the cart is still
>> available
>> through one of the many ADAM Dealers, then it is NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN.
>>
>> I would like to thank Richard Salvati for the contribution of his own 
>> personal list which he compiled through what could only have been many 
>> stenuous hours of research in magazines, etc. Without his contribution,

>> this list would have been mainly dealt with carts which had been
>> released.
>> Most of the list comes directly from carts that I've copied onto disk 
>> (exactly 150) and this is how I'm able to list the cart size in "K". I 
>> only wish that I did not sell off my original carts (106 in total) a 
>> couple years ago because these carts are going to become collector's
>> items
>> just as baseball cards, stamps, etc. are collector's items and they
will 
>> be worth a pretty penny in the future.
>>
>> There are some special requirements on a number of the below listed 
>> cartridges. Turbo, The Dukes of Hazard and Destructor require the 
>> EXPANSION MODULE #2 DRIVING CONTROLLER and both Pitstop and Fall Guy
can 
>> use this controller. Super Action Baseball, S.A. Football, S.A. Soccer,

>> S.A. Boxing - Rocky and Front Line require the SUPER ACTION
CONTROLLERS, 
>> all games that function with the standard hand controller will work
with 
>> these controllers. Slither and Victory require the ROLLER CONTROLLER
and 
>> Omega Race can use it as well as this controller's ability to function
>> as
>> a cursor control (IE: a mouse) using many of the ADAM Computer
programs! 
>> Also Super Cobra and Defender will not operate properly when placed on
>> the
>> ADAM. For this reason, Super Cobra has been placed into public domain
>> and
>> Defender will be a likely candidate once the current supply of
originals 
>> runs out. Most of the Coleco's cartridge utilities require at least a
>> 64K
>> Memory Expander (IE: Adam
>> Diagnostic). Check the Product List to see if we still have the
>> cartridge
>> version or DDP/DISK version for games we have available. If you've any 
>> questions, feel free to write or call me about this list directly at 
>> N.I.A.D.
>>
>> ------------------
>> Page 8
>>
>> This is by no means a complete list of all the titles which were
>> developed
>> or even in the developmental stage by many of the companies listed as
>> well
>> as many other numerous companies which where just entering the
videogame 
>> market on the ColecoVision game system. One such example is the company

>> which developed FORTUNE BUILDER for coleco, CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS INC. 
>> Reports from their development team had it that another 5 cartridges
>> were
>> in the works and planned for release through 1985. It is unfortunate
>> that
>> these carts will never become available for one reason or another, but 
>> hopefully there is enough already available to keep everyone busy.
>>
>>>From time to time, we'll continue to contact these companies to see if 
>>>something can be worked out to finally release these titles, but for
the 
>>>mos part, the release of any new titles seems very unlikely. Our best
>>>bet
>>>at the current time is to support TeleGames USA as much as possible and

>>>just maybe they'll be able to work some deals out with these companies
>>>to
>>>bring us new cartridges.
>>
>> A last minute inclusion on this list is the column containing the
RETAIL 
>> price of a cartridge that is still available through TeleGames USA.
>> These
>> retail prices are from their Winter 1989 catalog and possibly could
have 
>> changed by now. Also the list does not contain any prices on cartridges

>> which we (N.I.A.D.) still have available. For the most current retail 
>> price on these cartridges, check the Product List on Page 20.
>>
>> A number of cartridges have also been made available on Data Pack or
>> Disk.
>> These titles are : *Alcazar, *Rock'N Bolt, *Boulder dash, Tournament 
>> Tennis, Wing War, Fathom, Kung-fu Superkicks, Pitfall, River Raid, 
>> Beamrider, Keystone Kapers, Pitfall II, Sewer Sam, Aquattack, H.E.R.O.,

>> Decathlon, Zenji, Blockade Runner, Squish'em Sam, Moonsweeper, Nova
>> Blast,
>> Motocross Racer, *Sir Lancelot, Campaign '84, Gust Buster, Quest for 
>> Quintana Roo, Rolloverture, Mountain King, and TeleGames Skiing. The 
>> titles with an asterix are only available on DDP or DISK.
>>
>> ------------------
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:25:13 +0000 (GMT)
>> From: Daniel Bienvenu <newcoleco at yahoo.fr>
>> Subject: [Coladam] Cartridge Roundup by Jim Notini (article written in
>> 1990 about Coleco cartridges) [PART 2]
>> To: coladam at adamcon.org, colecoprogramming at yahoogroups.com
>> Message-ID: <783601.53782.qm at web25608.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>>
>> The following is not the complete list of Coleco cartridges, and not
the 
>> complete list from the NIAD newsletter... it will takes too long to
type 
>> and the columns can be screwed up easily depending on the way you're 
>> checking the information. The notes between ( ) are my personal two
>> cents.
>>
>> NAME : 9 TO 5
>> PRODUCED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : ADAM DEMO
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 24K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (Already a problem. I've seen a cartridge of it at the ADAMCon that was

>> apparently used to promote and sell Coleco Adam computers)
>>
>> NAME : ADAM DIAGNOSTIC
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 32K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : APPLE CIDER SPIDER
>> PRODUCED BY : SIERRA ON-LINE
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Remember that Jim Notini stated that he was able to give us the ROM
>> SIZE
>> because he got copies of these games and utilities onto disks)
>>
>> NAME : ASTRO CHASE
>> PRODUCED BY : PARKER BROTHERS
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : BLANK TAPE RESTORER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : BLUE PRINT
>> PRODUCED BY : CBS SOFTWARE
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : BUCK ROGERS TAPE RESTORER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : CABBAGE PATCH KIDS ADVENTURES IN THE PARK+
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (This version may be the one titled "128K", which is the same game as
>> the
>> original version but with improved graphics and added obstacles.)
>>
>> NAME : CHALLANGER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : CHESS CHALLANGER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : DESTRUCTION DERBY
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : DIG DUG
>> PRODUCED BY : ATARISOFT
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (As we know it now, this game was developed and finally released by 
>> Digital Press [Sean Kelly] into cartridges at the beggining of the new 
>> millenium, and then re-released for awhile with a label variation more 
>> "Atarisoft looking" from AtariAge web site.)
>>
>> NAME : DINO EGGS
>> PRODUCED BY : MICROFUN
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Remember that Jim Notini stated that he was able to give us the ROM
>> SIZE
>> because he got copies of these games and utilities onto disks)
>>
>> NAME : DISK DRIVE BURN-IN
>> PRODUCDED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : DRACULA
>> PRODUCDED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : DRAGON STOMPER
>> PRODUCDED BY : STARPATH
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : EARTH DIES SCREAMING, THE
>> PRODUCDED BY : STARPATH
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : ESCAPE FROM THE MINDMASTER
>> PRODUCDED BY : STARPATH
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (We know that a ROM exists, I've played it).
>>
>> NAME : FALL GUY
>> PRODUCDED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : FINAL TEST
>> PRODUCDED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : GAMMA TEST
>> PRODUCDED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : GLOBE GRABBER
>> PRODUCDED BY : MICROFUN
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : HORSE RACING
>> PRODUCDED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : LORD OF THE DUNGEON
>> PRODUCDED BY : PROBE 2000
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (We know that Digital Press (Sean Kelly) did release this game into 
>> special cartridges capable of saving the player's game progression. If
>> we
>> think about it, this game was supposed to be the first videogame
>> cartridge
>> ever to use a save game option, no?)
>>
>> NAME : LUNAR LEEPER
>> PRODUCDED BY : SIERRA ON-LINE
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : M*A*S*H
>> PRODUCDED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : MADDEN FOOTBALL
>> PRODUCED BY : CBS SOFTWARE
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : MELTDOWN
>> PRODUCDED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : MEMORY MANOR
>> PRODUCDED BY : FISHER PRICE
>> SIZE : 16K
>> RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (One of the listed games as released and public domain at the same
time. 
>> Seems contradictary based on what he said himself in the article.)
>>
>> NAME : MOGUL MANIAC W/JOYBOARD
>> PRODUCDED BY : AMIGA
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : MR. TURTLE!
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (As far as I understand the concept of this game, it's supposed to be a

>> mix between an educational game and a plateform+adventure game where
you 
>> move mr.turtle around to pick up letters to spell the word PEARL in a 
>> colored not easy scenary.)
>>
>> NAME : MUSIC DEMO
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 24K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : NUMBER BUMPER
>> PRODUCED BY : SUNRISE SOFTWARE
>> SIZE : 16K
>> RELEASED, N.I.A.D.
>> (At the end of the issue, I can see that this educational game was for 
>> sale at N.I.A.D. for $15.95 but they don't specify it as a game
>> cartridge.
>> Personally, I've never seen a cartridge of it, or even played this
game.)
>>
>> NAME : PASTFINDER
>> PRODUCED BY : ACTIVISION
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : PHASER PATROL
>> PRODUCED BY : STARPATH
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : PHEONIX
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : PORKY'S
>> PRODUCED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Well, I've played a prototype ROM file and I've never passed the 3rd 
>> screen. You first start by building two ladders on top of trees. Then
>> you
>> have to escape by reaching the top of the screen while a naked woman is

>> taken a shower in the center of the screen and notice your presence.
And 
>> then you've to cross the highway(?) filled with random stuff to... I
>> don't
>> know I've reached the other side.)
>>
>> NAME : POWERLORDS
>> PRODUCED BY : PROBE 2000
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Again, Digital Press (Sean Kelly) did release this game in cartridge 
>> format. I should say that without instructions I don't understand what
>> to
>> do, but it seems easier to play than Lord of the Dungeon.)
>>
>> NAME : PROJECT NAME BY LINE V1
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 32K
>> RELEASED, S.M. VIDEO
>> PRICE : $24.95
>> ( The Coleco Graphics Processor (C.G.P.) is the real name of this
>> Coleco's
>> In-House graphic design utility as well as a means of developing code
>> for
>> most of their cartridges and Supergames. C.G.P. also served as a means
>> for
>> Coleco programmers to port over code from VAX machines as well as send 
>> code from ADAM to the VAX units. The main purpose of this program is in

>> its graphic design potential and ability to create sprites for 
>> implementation of graphics into their games. )
>>
>> NAME : PROJECT NAME BY LINE V2
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 32K
>> RELEASED, S.M. VIDEO
>> PRICE : $24.95
>> (I didn't know there was more than a version of it.)
>>
>> NAME : PURSUIT OF PINK PANTHER, THE
>> PRODUCED BY : PROBE 2000
>> SIZE  : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (I did find years ago a mention of this game project in a review of I 
>> think was the CES'84 (so during the vg crash period). In the same
>> article,
>> a company was also speaking of a future modem-like device that will
>> allow
>> a pay-per-play system for ColecoVision owners to play games to be
stored 
>> in big servers like The Source which can be described as an early
>> attempt
>> to connect people like the Internet does today. Unfortunately,
>> copyrights
>> and other problems did makes the project not possible.)
>>
>> NAME : QUICK STEP
>> PRODUCED BY : IMAGIC
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : RIP CORD
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : ROBOTRON 2084
>> PRODUCED BY : ATARISOFT
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : ROUND UP
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SCRAPER CAPER
>> PRODUCED BY : MICROFUN
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SHORT CIRCUIT
>> PRODUCED BY : MICROFUN
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SIDE TRAK
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SKIING
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Well, I've a problem here because I'm pretty sure someone told me that

>> the game Skiing released by Telegames was not made by Telegames but was

>> bought by them to release it. And even if the skiing game in the Coleco

>> presskit looks quite amazing, nothing tells us that they may have done 
>> instead the version Telegames did sell and forget about the goggles
view 
>> point. If anyone has more informations about Skiing, please share with 
>> us.)
>>
>> NAME : SMARTBASIC RESTORER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : SMARTDSK CART
>> PRODUCED BY : WALTERS SOFTWARE
>> SIZE : ?
>> RELEASED, NIAD
>>
>> NAME : SMURF PLAY'N LEARN
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SMURFETTE'S BIRTHDAY (Previously named PAPA SMURF'S TREASURE
HUNT)
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Please note that Smurf Play'N Learn and Smurfette's Birthday are both 
>> using the same game code in the catalog which indicates me that they 
>> abandoned smurf Play'N Learn to go with the Treasure Hunt game renamed 
>> later Smurfette's Birthday.)
>>
>> NAME : SPACEMASTER X-7
>> PRODUCED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SPECTAR
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : SUPER ACTION CONTROLLER TEST
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 6K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : SUPER COBRA
>> PRODUCED BY : PARKER BROTHERS
>> SIZE : 16K
>> RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (One of the listed games as released and public domain at the same
time. 
>> Seems contradictary based on what he said himself in the article.)
>>
>> NAME : SWORD AND THE SORCERER, THE
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> ( Well, a ROM dump was done to reveal that this game appears to be at
>> the
>> stage of a demonstration of what the game should be, not playable, only
>> a
>> one screen animation with sound effects. )
>>
>> NAME : TAC-SCAN
>> PRODUCED BY : SEGA
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : TAPE DRIVE BURN-IN
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : TAPE UTILITY REVISION 22
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : TEST MENU
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : TIME RUNNER
>> PRODUCED BY : MICROFUN
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : TUNNELS & TROLLS
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : TURMOIL
>> PRODUCED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (There was an attempt by a programmer to do his own ColecoVision
version 
>> of Turmoil. I wonder if this project is still active or dead.)
>>
>> NAME : VANGUARD
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (The rumor is that the project was abandonned and the programmer did
>> work
>> on another scrolling game project : Moon Patrol)
>>
>> NAME : VIDEO HUSTLER
>> PRODUCED BY : KONAMI
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : WILD WESTERN
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (We know for sure that a mockup cartridge was done by Coleco.)
>>
>> NAME : WINGS
>> PRODUCED BY : CBS SOFTWARE
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : WIZARD OF ID: WIZMATH
>> PRODUCED BY : SYDNEY DEVELOPMENT
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (I'm not sure this game was never released in cartridge)
>>
>> NAME : WIZARD OF OZ
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> NAME : WIZARD OF WOR
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>> (Well, I'll need to check again the presskit, but I think this game was

>> supposed to be produced by CBS SOFTWARE or CBS ELECTRONICS, not
>> COLECO...)
>>
>> NAME : WORD FEUD
>> PRODUCED BY : XONOX
>> SIZE : 8K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>>
>> NAME : YOKES'S ON YOU
>> PRODUCED BY : FOX GAMES
>> SIZE : 16K
>> NOT RELEASED, PUBLIC DOMAIN
>> (It's an error of typing the game's name I guess because I've a ROM
file 
>> here titled THE YOLK'S ON YOU by 20th Century Fox.)
>>
>> NAME : Z-80 MACRO ASSEMBLER
>> PRODUCED BY : COLECO
>> SIZE : ?
>> NOT RELEASED, NOT AVAILABLE
>>
>> -----
>>
>> The rest of the list is filled with games we already know to be in 
>> cartridges, and doesn't include the double-ender ones, and very rare 
>> cartridges like SUPER SKETCH. As for the retail prices, the cheapest
>> ones
>> $14.95 was (from TeleGames USA) CARNIVAL, COSMIC AVENGER, COSMIC
CRISIS, 
>> DEFENDER, DONKEY KONG JUNIOR, GORF, LADY BUG, LOOPING, MR.DO!, PEPPER
>> II,
>> SMURF RESCUE IN GARGAMEL'S CASTLE, SMURF PAINT'N PLAY, SPACE FURY,
SPACE 
>> PANIC, STRIKE IT, SUBROC, TANK WAR, VENTURE and VICTORY.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 18:32:31 -0600
>> From: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
>> Subject: [Coladam]  A look at NIAD Newsletter
>> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> Message-ID: <3E4F1ABB30E84B3EB94232EF5C17EACC at HomePC>
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>>
>> Daniel,
>>
>> Let me first start by introducing myself. My name is Jim Notini and I 
>> worked for Lyle Marschand at his computer store where NIAD was also 
>> operated from 1988-2002. Shortly after starting work for Lyle, I
>> gradually
>> assumed more and more of the duties of NIAD's operation from tech
>> support,
>> running the mail order, writing articles for the newsletter, etc., etc.

>> and then finally becoming the editor of the newsletter. Lyle took a
back 
>> seat rather quickly once I came onboard... this is by no means a knock
>> on
>> Lyle as he had started NIAD all by himself in 1984 and spent countless 
>> hours building it up into the success that it became (with the help of 
>> many others who will go unnamed here) all the while working a full-time

>> job and raising a family, etc.
>>
>> Before I get into the main subject, let me thank you for your continued

>> support of the ColecoVision. I have really enjoyed your titles and
thank 
>> you for making them available in ROM format to be used with an
>> Coleco/ADAM
>> emulator.
>>
>> I saw your post regarding the NIAD Newsletter and wish to clearify a 
>> couple of points you made.
>>
>> First, Lyle was a born-again Christian and everything he did and said
>> was
>> based on those principals of Christianity. I personally didn't like the

>> inclusion of this in the newsletter that was about a computer
>> (especially
>> since I'm not a very religious person) , but it was his business.
>>
>> As far as your misconceptions to the ADAM Software that was being sold
>> by
>> NIAD... there was no PIRACY going on unlike what your message might
>> infer.
>> The software titles that started with the name NIAD Public Domain..... 
>> were just that, freeware programs for SmartBASIC, SmartLOGO, CP/M, 
>> Graphics, Coleco Unreleased software, etc., etc. Other titles listed in

>> the Product List were either distributed by NIAD through agreement with

>> the author, bought in bulk from other ADAM retailers of the time or
>> bought
>> in bulk from the actual software designer. So even though NIAD doesn't 
>> exist anymore, please exercise a little caution as to how you phrase
>> your
>> posts.
>>
>> As far as the ADAMcon dates, the only thing I can think of is that you 
>> have a copy of a NIAD issue that was hand-typed into a computer by
>> someone
>> and the dates were entered wrong. If your in possession of the actual 
>> printed newsletter or one that's been digitally copied, then I guess
>> it's
>> simple a typing error on the part of the person that entered the text
>> for
>> the newsletter. I should know cause I was at ADAMcon 01 in Orlando, FL
- 
>> 1988!
>>
>> On a different note, I have been working with Joe Blenkle to organize
as 
>> complete a collection of ColecoVision & ADAM software to be used with 
>> emulators or transferred back to ADAM media to be used on the real
>> thing.
>> Check out  Joe's website for a listing with pictures. Also, Steve
Pitman 
>> (the author of many great ADAM games like ADAM Bomb 2 and of course 
>> Virtual ADAM for Windows) is working on scanning a lot of the user's
>> group
>> newsletters into PDF files. Contact Joe for info on how to get access
to 
>> all this stuff we've been compiling, he's on the list.
>>
>> Jim Notini
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:01:22 +0000 (GMT)
>> From: Daniel Bienvenu <newcoleco at yahoo.fr>
>> Subject: [Coladam] Re :   A look at NIAD Newsletter
>> To: coladam at adamcon.org, Jim Notini <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
>> Message-ID: <186638.37775.qm at web25601.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>>
>> Nice to meet you Jim Notini, I guess I should also apologize.
>>
>> Well, I guess I should reveal now that I did a mistake by purpose 
>> concerning the ADAMCon number. I did wanted to know if people will 
>> actually read these long messages I'm writing or not and notice the big

>> mistake I've put there to get a reaction. Sorry if it bothers some
>> people,
>> it wasn't my intention.
>>
>> I did discover the printed NIAD newsletters because of a huge box of
>> ADAM
>> items I've got from someone named Thomas Mackie (Canada) who did 
>> subscribed to the NIAD newsletters. I don't have all the issues of
>> course,
>> but I do have some of them and the first thing I did notice is the
bible 
>> quotes on every issues so it was hard to not talk about it.
>>
>> I hope you're not offended by my messages here related to NIAD, I did
>> also
>> quotes yourself in my last one so I knew that you worked for NIAD but I

>> didn't expected to get a reaction from you here.
>>
>> Yes, Joe Benkle does have great Coleco treasures. He did helped me to
>> find
>> a few games I was looking for in disk format, but there still one I'm 
>> pretty sure exists but can't find anywhere. Anyway, thanks for your
>> reply
>> and I apologize for the misconception I did have regarding NIAD and 
>> particulary NIAD newsletters.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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