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David Knight (OP)

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JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:16:40 am »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdSpOVeYz8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdSpOVeYz8</a>
Thanks to Qbertaddict for the video!

Here's a re-porting of JzIntellivision. The previous version was based on older code and had a number of issues with some games not working. I have not used any code apart from the original source code. All source code is included in this release.

This version is based on a recent SVN snapshot provided by the author Joe Zbiciak. I have added code to change the control mapping, fix many broken games, support for custom-made overlays and various menu options. The control configuration can be accessed from the menu (press SELECT at any time to access the menu).

You will need at least 2 bios files, "grom.bin" and "exec.bin" for the emulator to work. Some games also require additional bios files, please read the manual included for more information.

Unique to this release is the support for custom designed overlays. Gab1975 has been hard at work designing a impressive number already. To use simply unzip the file in $HOME/.jzintellivision/overlays folder. To create your own just follow the instructions in the manual or overlay pack below.

Thanks to Gab1975 for the overlays, menu background, playtesting and bug reporting, thanks to Ker and Ghaleon for playtesting and bug reporting.

Enjoy!

The emulator:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwYi4RGX-HSadWNXR19XUk5qM1E/view?usp=sharing
UPDATE Jan 1st 2015 Happy new year edition  ;D
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwYi4RGX-HSaenlmV0VYbnU4OWs/view?usp=sharing

Gab1975's overlay pack (UPDATED 01/01/15):
https://www.sendspace.com/file/b6ca7n

Known issues:
None?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2015, 10:34:22 pm by David Knight »

AtariHERO

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 11:43:08 am »
Demon Attack now Works!   ;D

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 01:18:51 pm »
Demon Attack now Works!   ;D

The following games (which don't run in the previous Intellivision emulator) should work without problems now:

Atlantis
Beauty and the Beast
Body Slam Super Pro Wrestling
Centipede
USCF Chess
Chip Shot Super Pro Golf
Championship Tennis
Choplifter (Unreleased)
Congo Bongo
Commando
Super Pro Decathlon
Deep Pockets Super Pro Pool & Billiards (Unreleased)
Defender
Demon Attack
Dig Dug
Diner
Hover Force
King of the Mountain
Land Battle
Learning Fun II
Microsurgeon
Stadium Mud Buggies
Pac-Man (Atarisoft)
Pac-Man (INTV)
Pole Position
Quest (Unfinished)
Scarfinger
Slam Dunk Super Pro Basketball
Super Pro Football
Spiker! SP Volleyball
Tower of Doom
Triple Challenge

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 01:25:18 pm »
Now the GCW Zero has got a very solid and well made Intellivision emulator... a big thanks to David! ;)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 02:39:24 pm »
Time for another compatibility listing? :P

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 03:47:56 pm »
Time for another compatibility listing? :P

Maybe is there an "unperceivable" connection to the ZeroX86 compatibility list !? :P

In this case it should not be necessary... as far as I know, the only "commercial game" that doesn't work is "World Series Major League Baseball" ! ;)

computerguy

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 04:08:06 pm »
Thanks for the port ! and just so you know all the pictures in your post aren't showing up if you click on them you get a 403 forbidden message.

David Knight (OP)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 04:42:29 pm »
Thanks for the port ! and just so you know all the pictures in your post aren't showing up if you click on them you get a 403 forbidden message.
Thanks, I've switched to dropbox for imagehosting.

chevette

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 01:36:40 am »
Works perfectly!!! Every game I've tried works. Thank you so much David Knight.

David Knight (OP)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 11:18:02 am »
Works perfectly!!! Every game I've tried works. Thank you so much David Knight.

Glad to hear it, please also try Gab1975's overlay pack as well, it really adds atmosphere and properly labels the keys.

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 01:15:28 pm »
Glad to hear it, please also try Gab1975's overlay pack as well, it really adds atmosphere and properly labels the keys.

Thanks, I'm glad to have made a little contribution ! :) ... obviously I'm working on new custom overlays, an updated pack is scheduled ! ;)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 07:52:22 pm »
This is awesome!!!! I will do a video of it tonight if that is ok for you

Fluxchar

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 11:53:12 pm »
OK so what are some games to try out on this emu? like games that are a "MUST PLAY" any in particular?

David Knight (OP)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 11:55:01 pm »
This is awesome!!!! I will do a video of it tonight if that is ok for you
Of course! (Fame at last  8))

David Knight (OP)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 12:07:29 am »
OK so what are some games to try out on this emu? like games that are a "MUST PLAY" any in particular?
I've spent quite some time during testing playing Beauty and the Beast, also Demon Attack, B-17 Bomber (love the speech!), Astrosmash, Congo Bongo, Bump 'N Jump, AD&D, Atlantis, Beam Rider, Carnival, Burgertime and TRON-Deadly Discs.

eltehero

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2014, 05:30:07 am »

Many Thanks for This emu, David Knight. The Intellivision was one of the few consoles not emulated well on the GP2X so it is very nice to have it on GCW-Zero.

Is it 60fps fullspeed emulator with flawless sound?

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2014, 08:31:12 am »
Is it 60fps fullspeed emulator with flawless sound?

As far as I know, the emulator runs at full speed with a flawless sound emulation (Intellivoice included) ! ;)

yell0w_lantern

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2014, 02:34:46 am »
I've run the program but I cannot find a bios folder.
In fact I don't see a $Home folder anywhere.
I tried making a .jzintellivision folder containing a bios folder in the home folder where m other ROM folders are but it didn't work.
I'm using GCW 0 Manager.
Can anyone walk me through to the right Home folder?

Gab1975

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2014, 06:53:39 am »
I've run the program but I cannot find a bios folder.
In fact I don't see a $Home folder anywhere.
I tried making a .jzintellivision folder containing a bios folder in the home folder where m other ROM folders are but it didn't work.
I'm using GCW 0 Manager.
Can anyone walk me through to the right Home folder?


The $HOME folder (/usr/local/home/) is an OS fundamental directory (where are put the applications config files)... you don't need to create anything manually.

Make sure your device has got the latest firmware release: http://www.gcw-zero.com/updates

PS: you can try to use Filezilla as FTP client... set the "transfer type" to  "binary" (Transfer menu) and activate "force showing hidden files" (Server menu).
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 07:09:08 am by Gab1975 »

David Knight (OP)

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Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2014, 09:33:40 am »
I've run the program but I cannot find a bios folder.
In fact I don't see a $Home folder anywhere.
I tried making a .jzintellivision folder containing a bios folder in the home folder where m other ROM folders are but it didn't work.
I'm using GCW 0 Manager.
Can anyone walk me through to the right Home folder?
The corrrect directory structure is automatically created for you, you just need to find it ;)
The path you are looking for is /usr/local/home/.jzintellivision/bios. The app is hard coded to only look there for the bios.
The GCW0 manager file manager starts you from the /usr/local/home so just find the folder labelled ".jzintellivision".

Remember, if it's not working check the log output file, it will tell you what went wrong.
If you're not sure how to interpret it post it here.

 

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