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Title: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on December 09, 2014, 10:16:40 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdSpOVeYz8
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?
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: AtariHERO on December 09, 2014, 11:43:08 am
Demon Attack now Works!   ;D
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Surkow on December 09, 2014, 02:39:24 pm
Time for another compatibility listing? :P
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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" ! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: computerguy 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.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight 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.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: chevette on December 10, 2014, 01:36:40 am
Works perfectly!!! Every game I've tried works. Thank you so much David Knight.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight 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.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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 ! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: qbertaddict 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
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Fluxchar 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?
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight 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))
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight 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.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: eltehero 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?
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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) ! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: yell0w_lantern 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?
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 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).
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight 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.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on December 13, 2014, 07:32:22 pm
New overlays pack from Gab1975 now available:

New overlays:
Bump 'N' Jump
BurgerTime
Carnival
Centipede
Diner
Frogger
Happy Trails
LadyBug
Major League Baseball
Melody Blaster
Mission-X
Motocross
Slap Shot Super Pro Hockey
Snafu
Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball
The Electric Company Word Fun
Triple Action
Tropical Trouble
Worm Whomper
Zaxxon

https://www.sendspace.com/file/3hogxl
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: hakmanplayer on December 15, 2014, 01:14:44 pm
Sorry if I missed this but does the emulator support the intellivoice games?? I know there is a bios for that too.


Happy Holidays to you all :)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on December 15, 2014, 04:14:19 pm
Sorry if I missed this but does the emulator support the intellivoice games?? I know there is a bios for that too.


Happy Holidays to you all :)

Yes, there's a full (and perfect) support to the Intellivoice... the "ivoice.bin" (bios file needed for the emulation) isn't difficult to find online (pm ;) )

Happy holidays to you too! :)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: chevette on December 15, 2014, 11:32:21 pm
Gab1975 thanks the new overlays. This is one fantastic emulator!!!. I recommend it to anyone who's has a soft spot for Intellivision. This is the best one I've used on any handheld!!! (and I've had alot)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on December 16, 2014, 06:45:12 am
Gab1975 thanks the new overlays. This is one fantastic emulator!!!. I recommend it to anyone who's has a soft spot for Intellivision. This is the best one I've used on any handheld!!! (and I've had alot)

I agree, David has done an excellent work with this emulator... I'm making other overlays, an update soon! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on December 20, 2014, 02:43:54 pm
As promised here the updated overlays pack (19/12/14): https://www.sendspace.com/file/xacsxd

David Knight will update the OP soon... ;)
EDIT: David Knight updated the OP with the latest overlays pack link! ;)

There are many new overlays, hereunder the list of additions:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Blackade Runner
- Body Slam Super Pro Wrestling
- Brickout (Prototype)
- Buzz Bombers
- Championship Tennis
- Chip Shot Super Pro Golf
- Commando
- Deep Pockets Super Pro Pool & Billiards (Unreleased)
- Defender
- Dig Dug
- Donkey Kong Junior
- Donkey Kong
- Duncan's Thin Ice (Voochko hidden)
- Fathom
- Hard Hat (unreleased)
- Jetson's Way With Words
- King of the Mountain
- Kool-Aid Man
- Learning Fun I
- Learning Fun II
- Lock'n' Chase
- Masters of the Universe The Power of He-Man
- Math Fun
- Minotaur
- Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing
- Mousetrap
- Mr. Basic Meets Bits 'n' Bytes
- Pac-Man
- Pinball
- Pitfall
- Pole Position
- Popeye
- Qbert
- Roulette
- Scooby Doo's Maze Chase
- Sewer Sam
- Shark! Shark!
- Space Cadet (Unreleased)
- Stadium Mud Buggies
- Super Cobra
- Super Pro Decathlon
- Super Pro Football
- Takeover
- The Dreadnaught Factor
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Thin Ice
- Thunder Castle
- Tower of Doom
- Turbo
- Tutankhamun
- U.S. Ski Team Skiing
- Vectron
- Venture
- World Cup Soccer
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on January 01, 2015, 10:33:39 pm
Happy new year!

Here's my little new years gift. I have enabled ECS support for JzIntellivision. This allows use of the keyboard which is used in the following games:

Jetson's way with words,
Mindstrike,
Mr. Basic meets Bits 'n' bytes
Scooby Doo's Maze Chase
World Series Major League Baseball
Space Patrol (untested but should work) Teaser edition tested and working ;D

You will need to place the bios file which must be named "ecs.bin" in the $HOME/.jzintellivision/bios folder in order for the above games to work.

Other changes:
Fixed the "Triple Challenge" cartridge which didn't work in the previous release due to incorrect memory configuration. If you have already tried to run this cartridge you will need to delete the triple challenge config file from $HOME/.jzintellivision/configfiles so it can generate a new one.

Q*Bert overlay is now working (this was due to "*" being an invalid filename character), just update your overlays and opk.

Minor graphical changes and set the menus and virtual numberpad/keyboard to wrap around.

Opk icon changed due to possible copyright infringement. Thanks as ever to Gab1975 for his generous artwork donations.

Opk size has been shrunk. Latest source code is still of course included within the opk.

I have remapped the controls due to requests:
L-SP=keyboard,
R-SP=numeric keypad,
B=Enter,
START=Player toggle.

Manual and controls screen changed to reflect the remapped controls and above changes.

Don't forget to update your overlays to Gab1975's latest release:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/b6ca7n

And here's the latest and greatest:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwYi4RGX-HSaenlmV0VYbnU4OWs/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on January 02, 2015, 12:11:06 am
As I said to David Knight, the ECS support is "the icing on the cake" ! ;)
Now the compatibility should be absolute! Nice job! :)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: qbertaddict on January 12, 2015, 08:15:20 am
Here is a little video I did of this excellent emulator. Thanks to gab1975 for the overlays

http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8 (http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Xaijiqq on January 12, 2015, 10:13:00 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9EoNeWD.png) i love the new icon ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on January 12, 2015, 12:31:49 pm
Here is a little video I did of this excellent emulator. Thanks to gab1975 for the overlays

http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8 (http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8)

Thanks for the video! :)
... now the next step could be the "official repository" ! :P
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Gab1975 on January 12, 2015, 12:35:53 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/9EoNeWD.png) i love the new icon ;)

The Intellivision controller is certainly an "iconic object" ! ;)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on January 13, 2015, 06:21:02 pm
Here is a little video I did of this excellent emulator. Thanks to gab1975 for the overlays

http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8 (http://youtu.be/cTdSpOVeYz8)

Thanks qbertaddict, I have updated the first post with your video  ;D
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on January 19, 2015, 11:17:01 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/me9y9qnlxvdkc4g/screenshot085.png?dl=0) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/m0l8w9iofphe7de/screenshot084.png?dl=0)

I've just tested two freely available Intellivision roms, both work fine with the GCW0 version of JzIntv:
Teaser edition of Space Patrol, a great Intellivison game by the author of JzIntV, Joe Zbiciak.
The Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents by James Pujals.

http://spacepatrol.info/
http://www.carolvsghost.com/pg_game.html
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on February 08, 2015, 12:46:43 pm
Cheers for the update!
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Stonecoldallan on March 27, 2015, 02:03:00 pm
Hi everyone.  Sorry to bother all of you on this but I am having trouble getting this to work.  I've installed and run the app but I do not get a jzintv folder.  I do get a .intv folder.  I've installed the proper .bin but nothing works.  I've attached a screenshot of the home folder.  Thanks for any help you can give.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: hamie96 on March 27, 2015, 03:25:32 pm
On another note, does anybody have the source to JzIntellivision? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: zear on March 27, 2015, 05:12:35 pm
On another note, does anybody have the source to JzIntellivision? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
It's on DavidKnight's github:
https://github.com/DavidKnight247/jzIntv
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: David Knight on March 27, 2015, 08:40:44 pm
Hi everyone.  Sorry to bother all of you on this but I am having trouble getting this to work.  I've installed and run the app but I do not get a jzintv folder.  I do get a .intv folder.  I've installed the proper .bin but nothing works.  I've attached a screenshot of the home folder.  Thanks for any help you can give.

I cannot see either .intv or .jzintellivision folders in your screenshot.

Is your firmware current? To find out click on "About" in the settings menu. The first line should read:
Quote
Build date: Aug 20 2014
If it doesn't update to the latest firmware (http://www.gcw-zero.com/updates).

Then install the latest jzintellivision opk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwYi4RGX-HSaenlmV0VYbnU4OWs/view?usp=sharing).

Now when you first run it, all the folders will be created.

Place the following files in the /usr/local/home/.jzintellivision/bios folder:
Quote
exec.bin
game.rom
grom.bin
(and optionally)
ecs.bin
ivoice.bin

It should now run fine. Let me know how you get on.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/bqrytdn9wmd9hl5/intellivision.png?dl=0)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Stonecoldallan on March 30, 2015, 10:56:57 pm
Thanks everyone for your help.  It's appreciated.  I have it going now.  I wasn't running the latest software even though I thought I was.  D'oh  :o.  It's all good now.   8)
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Pumpytums on March 16, 2017, 08:50:30 am
Hi,
does anyone have any working links for the OPK and the overlays please?

I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance

Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: ghamson on March 17, 2017, 01:05:24 pm
I would be interested in the latest opk and overlay pack links also.
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: ghamson on March 17, 2017, 09:58:35 pm
Hi Again,

So I downloaded the sources and compiled them to create the OPK file.  No errors occured.

I also found the overlays on a separate site.

Now I have tried to set it up with the bios files and some roms.  The file explorer appears so I can select a game but it bombs out when I try to load the game.

bios files are in $home/.jzintellivision/bios/
overlay files are in $home/.jzintellivision/overlays

As shown in earlier messages on this post.

One of the threads mentions to look for the log file and see what is going wrong.  How can I see that log file?  It does not appear to be output into the $home/.jzintellivision/ directory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

Giles
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: datadragon on February 19, 2020, 11:10:24 pm
Does anyone have and can link (or PM and email) the Gab1975's overlay pack version that is UPDATED 01/01/15. The sendspace link is dead and not available in the wayback machine. Looking through my files I found I do have an earlier release of the Gab1975 overlay pack dated 12/08/2014 I could make available but would be less complete then the 01/01/15 release based on a few updates I see he then posted in this thread. I've found a website that has many overlays if it doesnt turn up besides whats in the pack but was hoping someone still had the 1-1-15 pack.  This emulator works on RG350. Source code for updating: https://github.com/DavidKnight247/jzIntv
Title: Re: JzIntellivision, an updated Intellivision emulator
Post by: Maneki1972 on July 01, 2020, 11:02:31 am
I finally got it to work, now all I need is to hunt down a current copy of the Overlays.