5th November, 2012
Even though I recently spent most of my time planning my wedding (September
9th, 2012), I kept on searching for obscure and unknown stuff for the
I recently put my hands on a few nice items, which I promptly
pictured, scanned, dumped, and I'm now sharing with all CreatiVision fans,
then I also got many pics and informations from new and old contributors.
Here's a list of the new files.
- Air-Sea Attack (Japanese version): box
- Air-Sea Attack (Zanussi version): yellow paper variant of the manual
- BASIC (Hanimex Rameses): box, hi-res manual
- Crazy Chewy: box, cartridge
- Crazy Chicky (Japanese version): box
- Tank Attack (Zanussi version): yellow paper variant of the manual
- Air-Sea Attack (Salora Manager): box, tape
- Demo Tape (Hanimex Rameses): box, tape, WAV file
- Sonic Invader (Salora Manager): box, tape
- CreatiVision console (Swiss version): pictures
- CreatiVision console (Australian version): pictures
- Cassette Storage Module (Hanimex Rameses): pictures
- Cassette Storage Module (VTech Funvision): manual
- 16K Memory Expansion Module (Salora Manager): box
- Expansion Module #1 (Salora Manager): pictures
But the most juicy news is about the recently discovered
early revision of Police Jump, displaying Dangerous Dan as a "clone" of
Donkey Kong (more information on the news from June 25th, 2012).
Well I'm releasing the dump of the ROM program, and I'm also adding the
updated version of the popular interface, CreatiVe-UI (v. 1.09), now
identifying the Police Jump ROM.
I even found some time to convert the WAV sample of the Rameses
Demo Tape into a plain TXT file, for use with FunnyMu Unofficial and
The new files are available in the
ROM Programs and
BASIC Programs pages.
Lastly, there's new scans available in the Articles from the
80's area: a nice advertisement for CreatiVision and Laser 110/210
computers, appearing on German magazine Tele Match issue 6/83, and a
nice article on the "console wars" appearing on German magazine Chip
issue 3/83. Read them from the usual
Credits go to Mikko Heinonen from Finland, Basilio Lenzo and
Mauro Spadazzi from Italy, Jens Brinkmann from Germany, and James Rich from
25th June, 2012
I gathered many pieces of information and bought some new and obscure stuff
during the past two months, and now it's time to share everything with you!
This is gonna be one of the largest updates to the CreatiVemu website ever!
Let's start with the newly discovered hardware.
I got news from a new Israelian friend, who confirmed that the CreatiVision
sold in his country under the name of Educat 2002 - a common
CreatiVision with just a different title sticker on it, also appearing on the
Austrian promo flyer. Attention
all Israelian friends and videogames collectors: please contact me in case you
have any useful information and/or pictures of the Educat 2002 console,
peripherals and software!
I also bought myself a very rare, early version of the console, coming from
Hong Kong with title sticker in Chinese, having European power plug, RF
modulator set for the Great Britain, sticker reading "UK version", and
containing Crazy Chicky as pack-in game - very close to the other
International/Chinese CreatiVision I bought
last year (the one with censored Crazy Pucker artworks).
More hardware news: we finally have proof that the Rameses tape module
exists for real, as I recently bought a copy of the instructions manual!
Now time to speak about the newly discovered software!
There's many many scans and pictures of rare and obscure stuff this time:
Rameses versions of BASIC, Air/Sea Attack and Planet Defender;
Funvision version of Mouse Puzzle; Japanese CreatiVision
versions of many games, incl. the rare Mouse Puzzle.
I also got scans from a rare Laser 2001 Demo cassette tapes, and bought
myself wonderful Catalogues of the Laser 2001 and other computers of
the Laser series (available in the Flyers page).
And last but not least, here's the most incredible news of all!
I recently put my hands on a very old game cartridge of Police Jump,
featuring a different version of the bad dude (named Dangerous Dan): not the
"usual" tall prisoner in black/white clothes but a fat, short one in
brown/black clothes, reminding much of Donkey Kong! That's probably a
very early version of the game, which was soon censored!
Scans of the box, overlays and manual are available in the usual software page, while the actual ROM
program is not yet available to public (we still need to dump it!).
Below are a TV screenshot of the newly discovered version (left), and an
emulator screenshot of the common version (right).
Thanks go to Shauli from Israel, Thomas Gutmeier from Germany,
Fred Anderson from the USA and Atsushi Yoshihara from Japan!
4th April, 2012
I'm very very happy to introduce you the very first homebrew interface
specifically designed and produced for the CreatiVision console!
The CreatiVision Datassette Interface, designed by
Thomas Gutmeier of the 8Bit-Homecomputermuseum, is a real state-of-the-art item,
individually numbered with professional plastic casing and colour manual.
Here's a picture of the interface in action!
Read the full story on the ne
Datassette Interface page and make
sure to order your copy from Thomas' website.
1st February, 2012
First news in 2012! This time I got scans and pictures of very very cool and
obscure items like a Wizzard promo sticker from the early 80's era,
stuff for the Hanimex Rameses: Air/Sea Battle (box, instructions, cart,
overlay), Invaders (box, cart) and the tape module (instructions).
Today I also got scans from a German magazine, Tele Match 4/83,
featuring a nice article on the CreatiVision.
Credits go to Dieter Koenig from Austria and Mauro Spadazzi from
Grab all files from the popular