Coleco and Sensation

From: Greg Troutman <>
Date: Thu May 28 21:59:01 1998

Max Eskin wrote:
> Could someone describe to me the Colecovision family entertainment
> system? It's a dual cassette deck with expansion ports, cartridge
> ports, a phone jack, and 9-pin ports. Processor? RAM?

Sounds like you're talking about the ADAM. It's a Z80 based computer
with 64K in it. There was a disk drive option but it's rarely seen in
the wild. One of the DB-9 connectors is actually the power input, which
comes from the printer. If you don't have the printer you'll need to
hack +5, -5, and +12 onto the right pins. I've done that and can get
you the pinout if you need it. Though this system supposedly has a
version of CP/M (never seen it) and some decent (certainly not great)
apps available, the main reason to muck with it is that you can play
Colecovision video games on it. Ladybug rocks!

Received on Thu May 28 1998 - 21:59:01 BST

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