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#1 Tr3vor OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 8, 2010 4:05 PM

I have tryed a bunch of emulators a while ago and could not get them to work with actual roms like, thunder castle, snafu, and night stalker, exec.bin or not.

someone help me get one of these to work please.

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Posted Wed Sep 8, 2010 4:16 PM

someone help me get one of these to work please.


Which ones have you tried? You'll need to get hold of grom.bin and exec.bin. You can get these of the Intellivision Lives CD or a search on the internet will soon find them.

I've been using Bliss and jzintv for its debugger.

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Posted Wed Sep 8, 2010 4:22 PM

You may find this thread helpful. Note that ROMs in .bin format may require .cfg files to get them working. Personally I'm quite pleased with jzintv but there's a little bit of a learning curve to using it. What OS are you using?

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Posted Wed Sep 8, 2010 8:49 PM

i've tried some nostalgia thing and bliss.

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 3:17 AM

i've tried some nostalgia thing and bliss.


OK. Without more information about the problem(s) you are experiencing its going to be hard to help you. What errors are you seeing? Where have you installed them? What ROMs are you trying?

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 7:01 AM


i've tried some nostalgia thing and bliss.


OK. Without more information about the problem(s) you are experiencing its going to be hard to help you. What errors are you seeing? Where have you installed them? What ROMs are you trying?



the one I had the most luck with was Nostalgia. I can get all the homebrew games included with it, like 4tris to work, I just can't get the old intellivision games to work, like snafu, night stalker, etc. when I try to start those games, it just shows a black screen while doing nothing untill i press esc then it goes back to the menu.

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 7:14 AM

I don't have any personal experience of using Nostalgia because its missing the DX9 DLLs on my dev PC. Did you acquire grom.bin and exec.bin? I think Nostalgia uses its own mini versions of them hence the reason why the homebrew games are working and the legacy games aren't.

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 7:30 AM

I don't have any personal experience of using Nostalgia because its missing the DX9 DLLs on my dev PC. Did you acquire grom.bin and exec.bin? I think Nostalgia uses its own mini versions of them hence the reason why the homebrew games are working and the legacy games aren't.



I don't know about grom.bin. I'll have to look for that one later, then I'll try it out.

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 10:06 AM



i've tried some nostalgia thing and bliss.


OK. Without more information about the problem(s) you are experiencing its going to be hard to help you. What errors are you seeing? Where have you installed them? What ROMs are you trying?



the one I had the most luck with was Nostalgia. I can get all the homebrew games included with it, like 4tris to work, I just can't get the old intellivision games to work, like snafu, night stalker, etc. when I try to start those games, it just shows a black screen while doing nothing untill i press esc then it goes back to the menu.


You'll need to go get the official EXEC and GROM files (exec.bin and grom.bin) in order to play the original games. I forget how you point Nostalgia to them; I think it may be in one of the menus.

The "mini" versions are there to allow Nostalgia to play the homebrews and have something that works "out of the box." All of the original games rely on the original EXEC/GROM to varying degrees.

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:51 AM

hi everyone:
I am trying to get the overlays to work on my android phone with jzintv, I placed a jpeg in with the rom,it has been renamed and the game runs great but no overlay. I checked the boxes and restarted the game, still no good
any help would be great....
Best regards: aaron...

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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:22 AM

I was screwing around with MESS and I was able to get all the old 80's systems to work except the Inty. Kept saying I was missing some file. I got a collection of "bios" files for MESS and all of them work for the various systems, except that one. I eventually just gave up.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:33 AM

I was screwing around with MESS and I was able to get all the old 80's systems to work except the Inty. Kept saying I was missing some file. I got a collection of "bios" files for MESS and all of them work for the various systems, except that one. I eventually just gave up.


Keep looking. Google "MESS Bios files".

For the longest time I have hated MESS, I didn't want anything to do with it. Recently I gave in and tried another shot with it for systems that are sort of neglected in the Windows emu scene, and it's easily the best Intellivision emulator out there.




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