• Coleco??

    From HusTler to All on Mon Nov 4 14:19:43 2019
    Wasn't this a gaming company? Or had a game box like Atari? Coleco Vision??

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  • From Geri Atricks@FREEWAY to HusTler on Mon Nov 4 19:09:43 2019
    As well as a PC, the Coleco Adam.

    Was actually a pretty decent machine for the time except for one major faux
    pas on their design part. It had the power supply in the printer, so if your printer went down then your whole system was down until you could get your printer either repaired or replaced.
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  • From Static@FREEWAY to HusTler on Tue Nov 5 03:43:44 2019
    On 04 Nov 2019, HusTler said the following...
    Wasn't this a gaming company? Or had a game box like Atari? Coleco Vision??

    Amusingly a cobbling supply company that diversified into video games.

    The Colecovision was a pretty capable machine, more comparable to a NES or Master System than a 2600.

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  • From Static@FREEWAY to Geri Atricks on Tue Nov 5 03:55:39 2019
    On 04 Nov 2019, Geri Atricks said the following...
    As well as a PC, the Coleco Adam.

    Was actually a pretty decent machine for the time except for one major faux pas on their design part. It had the power supply in the printer,
    so if your printer went down then your whole system was down until you could get your printer either repaired or replaced.

    You also had to remember not to leave any datapacks in or too close to the machine because it had a habit of scrambling tapes as it's switched on.

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  • From Geri Atricks@FREEWAY to Static on Tue Nov 5 08:47:33 2019
    As well as a PC, the Coleco Adam.

    Was actually a pretty decent machine for the time except for one majo faux pas on their design part. It had the power supply in the printer so if your printer went down then your whole system was down until yo could get your printer either repaired or replaced.

    You also had to remember not to leave any datapacks in or too close to
    the machine because it had a habit of scrambling tapes as it's switched on.

    hmm, don't remember it having that problem. Wonder if that was maybe just an issue with a certain production run. They may have gotten a bad batch of tape drives.
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  • From Static@FREEWAY to Geri Atricks on Tue Nov 5 15:44:35 2019
    On 05 Nov 2019, Geri Atricks said the following...
    hmm, don't remember it having that problem. Wonder if that was maybe
    just an issue with a certain production run. They may have gotten a bad batch of tape drives.

    I remember my aunt had one with a sticker on it from the factory warning not
    to power it on with a datapack in the drive to avoid loss of data. It wasn't
    an early model either.

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  • From MIKE POWELL@FREEWAY/CAPCITY2/CAPCITY to HUSTLER on Tue Nov 5 14:00:00 2019
    Wasn't this a gaming company? Or had a game box like Atari? Coleco Vision??

    Yeah. I had a hand-held trivia-type game device from them. I probably
    still have it somewhere. IIRC, when you bought a new trivia game, it came
    in a box that, when you opened it, had what looked like a small binder in
    it. Inside the binder was a booklet and a small "box" with a port. You plugged the device into the port and used the booklet to choose and answer
    the trivia questions. The device, based on the data contained in the
    "box", would tell you if you were right or not.

    I need to find that thing and see if it still works! :)

    Mike


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  • From Geri Atricks@FREEWAY to MIKE POWELL on Sat Nov 9 20:25:44 2019
    Yeah. I had a hand-held trivia-type game device from them. I probably still have it somewhere. IIRC, when you bought a new trivia game, it
    came in a box that, when you opened it, had what looked like a small binder in it. Inside the binder was a booklet and a small "box" with a port. You plugged the device into the port and used the booklet to
    choose and answer the trivia questions. The device, based on the data contained in the "box", would tell you if you were right or not.

    I remember that game. Was actually pretty good at it.
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