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The Colecovision is a home video game console released by Coleco in 1982. It features a unique gamepad which is a mixture of a phone keypad and a joystick

Emulator Rom Folder Extension BIOS Controller Config
CoolCV coleco .bin .col .rom .zip coleco.rom /opt/retropie/configs/coleco/coolcv_mapping.txt
lr-blueMSX coleco .bin .col .rom .zip coleco.rom /opt/retropie/configs/coleco/retroarch.cfg

Emulators CoolCV, lr-blueMSX

Note that CoolCV is only available for the Raspberry Pi currently.


Accepted File Extensions: .bin .col .rom .zip

Place your Colecovision ROMs in


lr-blueMSX BIOS:

lr-blueMSX requires the coleco.rom BIOS. Place your BIOS in:

/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/Machines/COL - ColecoVision/

lr-blueMSX Controls

lr-blueMSX utilises Retroarch configurations

Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in


For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration

CoolCV Controls

Keyboard is the default controller. Press Right Shift + Enter to exit

Mapping file is created after you've started the emulator once in /home/pi/coolcv_mapping.txt

' CoolCV mappings for Colecovision controllers to keyboard and joystick
up_1	key1073741906
right_1	key1073741903
down_1	key1073741905
left_1	key1073741904
left_button_1	key32	joy0_0
right_button_1	key109	joy0_1
button3_1	key1073741939
button4_1	key1073741939
key1_1	key49
key2_1	key50
key3_1	key51
key4_1	key52
key5_1	key53
key6_1	key54
key7_1	key55
key8_1	key56
key9_1	key57
key*_1	key111
key0_1	key48
key#_1	key112
up_2	key119
right_2	key100
down_2	key115
left_2	key97
left_button_2	key9	joy1_0
right_button_2	key113	joy1_1
button3_2	key1073741939
button4_2	key1073741939
key1_2	key114
key2_2	key116
key3_2	key121
key4_2	key102
key5_2	key103
key6_2	key104
key7_2	key118
key8_2	key98
key9_2	key110
key*_2	key106
key0_2	key107
key#_2	key108
key_save	key1073741882
key_restore	key1073741883
key_exit	key1073741939
key_pause	key1073741884
key_reset	key8

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