Coleco Vision Emulator

By ms

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13-03-2004, 21:01

I've programmed a Coleco Vision emulator for MSX1/2 about 8 years ago.
I had never time to finish it, but it can already play some of the coleco vision roms (I donwloaded those from mame emulator pages). Like Frogger, Lady Bug, Smurfen and other games never published for MSX.

The tool comes with a player, which basically loads an "original" rom file, does some real time patching in memory and starts the game.

Things not finished are: some keys are not emulated, e.g. some games start with "press 1 for 1 player" and "press 2 for 2 players", but 1 and 2 are not emulated, so you can never continue. Also sometimes the background music does not start.

If somebody is interested in the run-time and assembly files (Flash), please let me know.

Note: Since Coleco Vision also has Z80 3.57Mhz, the emulation runs on the same speed as original Coleco Vision

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By BiFi

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13-03-2004, 22:32

It would be very interesting to see how things are done to do any emulation. Please send them to bifi_at_msxnet_dot_org.

By Manuel

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13-03-2004, 22:44

I've programmed a Coleco Vision emulator for MSX1/2 about 8 years ago.
I had never time to finish it, but it can already play some of the coleco vision roms (I donwloaded those from mame emulator pages). Like Frogger, Lady Bug, Smurfen and other games never published for MSX.

The tool comes with a player, which basically loads an "original" rom file, does some real time patching in memory and starts the game.

So, why not make it a 'converter' instead of an emulator?
Anyway, do you know about the other Coleco Vision emulator, made by Marcel de Kogel? It's also very old, but maybe that the combination of your methods can yield a better emulator! Smile

Anyway, please put your stuff on a website or so! It would be very interesting to try it or look at the code!

By anonymous

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13-03-2004, 23:05

Sounds similar to Marcel de Kogel's Mission emulator. It also emulates Coleco Vision.

Michel, please check out http://gem.tni.nl/
It's my Gameboy Emulator for MSX :)

By Abi

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13-03-2004, 23:22

The link to Marcel de kogel's Coleco emulator for MSX seems to be offline.
Where can i get the Coleco emulator for MSX now?

By pitpan

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14-03-2004, 09:27

From Funet, of course. ftp nic.funet.fi with anonymous login.

By anonymous

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14-03-2004, 14:03

From Funet, of course. ftp nic.funet.fi with anonymous login.
Don't you think it would be nicer to use the actual FTP address in stead of logging in on the NAMESERVER?! :O

By Abi

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14-03-2004, 14:27

dunno how to get on that serverSad me is noob Tongue

By anonymous

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14-03-2004, 14:41

I've looked, but haven't found it. That place is a mess! Crying
Either I'm blind, or it's not there, coz I couldn't find it in the allfiles.txt either...

By mars2000you

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14-03-2004, 15:27

You can find it for a limited period on my site :

www.marsupone.com/Mission.lzh

By Abi

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14-03-2004, 19:01

thx a lot m8 Wink