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by Scouter3d
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Simple Atari-Style Joystick to Creativision adaptor
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Simple Atari-Style Joystick to Creativision adaptor

Being completely new to this, do many games *require* diagonals? Hi, a few do and play much better with diagonals (All the "Defender" clones and Tennis for instance) the "pacman" clones like crazy chicky do not need diags, Sonic Invaders and Airsea also play fine without diags... Cosmic Pinball als...
by Scouter3d
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Simple Atari-Style Joystick to Creativision adaptor
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Simple Atari-Style Joystick to Creativision adaptor

Hi, just to let you know: my cirquit works fine for UP, DOWN,LEFT, RIGHT and both FIRE buttons. The 45degree Diagonals work fine in BASIC, but due to the way different cartridges read and interpret the original 16ways joystick, the carts with diagonal movement may or may not interpret the diagonals ...
by Scouter3d
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: G'day from Canberra
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: G'day from Canberra

Hi and welcome MrLurch! Sadly many controllers fail in the keyboard part... I managed to fix a few using silver conductive paint, the membrane breaks at the two 90degree angles... using a multimeter to check for continuity i found 3 broken traces on the last one i fixed after 3 layers of "silverpain...
by Scouter3d
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Keyboard Project Update
Replies: 55
Views: 2957

Re: Replacement Keyboard Project Update

Hi, sorry for the delay - i am still working on it... had a lot of other things to do, but i have more time in September... :0)
by Scouter3d
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Hello from California

Welcome!
by Scouter3d
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Welcome GregZone! very nice scan of the catalog! The schematic for the Creativision is available, i was thinking about building a replica CV for some time... maybe you will build one :0) Daydreaming mode on: Replica CV with selectable BIOS (CV, Laser2001, Salora Manager) 32K RAM, PS/2 keyboard, F18a...
by Scouter3d
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement Keyboard Project Update
Replies: 55
Views: 2957

Re: Replacement Keyboard Project Update

Hi cheshirenoir, our interface works very fine for PS/2 keyboard and 1 DB9 joystick (the joystick is more of a little bonus, not enough pins left on the Arduino Uno for a second DB9 joystick), at the moment i am testing the timing with all the "serial debug development bits" removed... may still tak...
by Scouter3d
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Other VTech systems
Topic: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread
Replies: 141
Views: 102349

Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Hi Gabriele72, gratulations! Wow! a RAMtest BIOS! Maybe it is a busbuffer/driver 74LS244 or 74LS245 (i have seen a lot of faulty 245s) or a RAM chip? You can try piggybacking a stack of 2 known good RAMs over the onboard RAMs (one at a time) and test if your RAMtest behaves differently (this trick s...
by Scouter3d
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia (Sydney)
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Australia (Sydney)

Hi and welcome Max! Our PS/2 to Creativision keyboardadapter is nearly finished :0) (final testing before a prototype PCB run...) It is possible (but tricky) to use sprites and Assembler in CV Basic, i seem to remember a post from @username@, where he did exactly that => please browse thru the forum...
by Scouter3d
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Other VTech systems
Topic: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread
Replies: 141
Views: 102349

Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

creativision_cart_pinout_v3.jpg
connector_cartridge.jpg
here for reference the Laser2001 Cartridgeslot and the standard CV Cartridge pinout