Although it's not stated anywhere, the Duplikator seems to be imported (from Asia) in Germany only. The Unimex EPROMS are often found here. Upon it's release in 1984, the Unimex Duplikator costed 200 DM, about as much as the 2600 VCS itself. Like the Yoko, it uses the Atari Power Supply. The EPROMS available are a 4K EPROM (costed 20 DM) and an 8K EPROM (27 DM). The label stated the were "Empty Cassettes". The device which looks a lot like a half six-switch VCS, has a MASTER and a COPY slot. Copying a game takes about 8 minutes, after having pressed the START button. If the copying doesn't succeed (which happens too often), the FAIL LED will light. There's also a USED LED that might light when the EPROM isn't a new one. The system looks great, but unfortunately doesn't turn out to be very practical. A lot of gaes aren't suitable (a list with whether games are 4 or 8K and compatible or not, wasn't upplied with the Duplikator). Small changes in voltage will cause the copying to fail. Not all new EPROMs work. Source: the German Telematch Magazine, issue
- 2 1984. Article provided by Marc Oberhauser.