[Coladam] More ColecoVision II ideas

shonmccallum at juno.com shonmccallum at juno.com
Sat Oct 27 04:50:04 CEST 2012


It would be awesome to have 8 USB 3.0 ports (or 2 USB ports minimum) plus a SDXC card slot. Plus one HDMI 1.4a output with a composite video output with audio. This would allow consumers to connect to both legacy 480i SD displays and modern HDTV displays including low cost under $200 flat screen computer monitors with a HDMI input.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
            If there was enough memory in the ColecoVision II then it would be possible with Linux to emulate a Adam computer. USB port 1 would allow a under $10 USB keyboard to be connected. USB port 2 and USB port 3 would emulate the ADAM Net floppy disk drive 1 and 2 function. Low cost under 1.44MB 3.5 inch floppy drives can be purchased for under $10 each and in theory with the proper emulation original 1.44MB and 720K software from Walters software and others could be run on the ColecoVision II.
            USB port 4 and USB port 5 could be used to connect USB game controllers, USB roller controllers, or a USB steering wheel. 
            Also if possible front expansion module interface would be a nice feature. A built in Supergame module would also be a nice feature.
            When I get done with all my ideals and wish list this ColecoVision II would cost around $300+. However if it runs Adam software with USB 1.44MB floppy drives and USB keyboard it would be a real bargain. Micro Innovations used 1.44MB Adam floppy drives cost around $450 when they are offered on EBAY.     
Also to protect new game developers from people copying their games that they spent thousands of hours creating, a hardware or software based encryption system for the SD flash memory and cartridge slot could be created that would prevent the copying of new games and programs made for the ADAM that are copywrited.  
 
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