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Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115097
04/17/19 03:52 PM
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Nice. Hopefully we can get the remaining games dumped before they bitrot.

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: R. Belmont] #115098
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So in essence, aside from differences in dimensions, pencil 2 carts are coleco carts correct?

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115099
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Right, which is why there was a cartridge converter.

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115101
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I see. Speaking of which, I'm curious regarding the innards of said converter.

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Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115102
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It shouldn't have any innards from what plg said. It's purely making the connections work.

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115103
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I thought the bios was different and incompatible? assuming cart space can completely override system space, I guess it contains a compatible bios?

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115104
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The ColecoVision carts insert perfectly in the main slot.

[EDIT] guess there is a CV compatible bios and some glue chips and thats it in the adapter

*NOT MY PICTURE*
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I'm confident I can just hook up a 27128+switch and have the bios change from one to the other.

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Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115107
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I was saying...

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Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115108
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Just tried one game. Surely the switch from 1KiB to 2KiB of RAM will cause issues to some game assuming mirroring. I'll try a few more later.

Re: Hanimex Pencil 2 - vdp interrupts [Re: xavierm] #115110
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Didn't find a non working ColecoVision game so far (tried 20 or so)

Scanned the PCBs
https://imageshack.com/a/wFco/1

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