[Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 88, Issue 27

Eduardo Mello eduardo at opcodegames.com
Sat Oct 27 03:37:22 CEST 2012

Let's just say I think a SD card slot (as well as perhaps a couple of USB
ports for storage) is key for this project. No Atarimax cart required.


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:45 PM, shonmccallum at juno.com <
shonmccallum at juno.com> wrote:

>             It would be ideal to have a SD card slot in the new
> ColecoVision II like you mentioned plus a standard cartridge slot. Or for a
> extra $125 include a Atarimax Ultimate SD cartridge or 128 in 1 Atarimax
> cartridge. So the Colecovision II would run around $200 and with a Ultimate
> SD cartridge around $325.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
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>             Legally only public domain games should be included with the
> Coloecovison II. Other games from SEGA and Nintendo should only be sold if
> licenses is obtained.
>             EBAY’s current policy is that they do not allow blank flash
> cartridges to be sold on their website since some consumers can use them
> for piracy of games. The old 128 in 1 Atarimax cartridge even though it was
> 100% legal was always pulled on EBAY auctions since people selling genuine
> Coleco carts always complained that the flash cartridges had the potential
> to be used to pirate videogames. Some consumers purchase flash cartridges
> to make their own videogames from scratch. Copying and pasting copywrited
> videogames into the flash cartridge is allowed under the fair use backup
> laws if one already owns the original cartridge.
>             So it might not be a good ideal to offer a flash cartridge
> with a Colecovision II machine. Possible just offer one unique homebrew
> game and a brochure in the box where one can purchase the Atarimax Ultimate
> SD cartridge.

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