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Poll: Just for fun: a poll on what hardware you miss for INTV (27 member(s) have cast votes)

INTV: What new hardware would you like to see

  1. Arcade controller stick (12 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  2. Xpansion to have more memory and audio/color capacity (6 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  3. Intellivision I console inside a new shell (7 votes [18.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.42%

  4. Intellivision III (13 votes [34.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.21%

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#1 vprette OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:25 AM

:-)

Edited by vprette, Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:26 AM.


#2 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:29 AM

Hmmmm... Something else ;) :ponder:

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:31 AM

Hmmmm... Something else ;) :ponder:


Gah! Stop teasing! :)

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:32 AM

Gah! Stop teasing! :)


:lol: All in good time...

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:40 AM

I would have liked to see an ECS Computer Adaptor with a built-in Intellivoice. That would have made the ECS a much more appealing upgrade, especially since the Intellivision II never got its own matching version of the Intellivoice. One of these days, I might try taking apart an Intellivoice and installing it inside one of my extra Computer Adaptors.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:00 AM

An arcade controller would be nice for the folks who have trouble with the disc and (especially) the side buttons, like my wife.

It would be nice to have a sleek, newly designed system to plug it into. If that system also happened to include additional capabilities while remaining 100% backwards compatible, that would be icing on the cake.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:02 AM

I guess I'd go with arcade controller stick..
Really *any* controller, since the controllers are the first thing to go and the first thing we will run out of. The best I think would be a pad style, or a usb adapter or something.

#8 IntellivisionDude OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:22 AM

I chose #2 and #4

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:29 AM

I voted arcade stick. I am modifying a psx arcade stick to use on my coleco. I wish i could do the same for the intv and i have been trying to figure out how i can make a joystick to work. Damn 16 directions.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:37 AM

I voted arcade stick. I am modifying a psx arcade stick to use on my coleco. I wish i could do the same for the intv and i have been trying to figure out how i can make a joystick to work. Damn 16 directions.

You'd probably need some sort of microcontroller to convert the signals from the new joystick to the Gray codes of the Intellivision hand controllers. You'd also need a power source for it, since the Intellivision's controller interface doesn't provide any power.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:47 AM

Gah! Stop teasing! :)


:lol: All in good time...



intellidildo!!!!!

#12 pimpmaul69 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:53 AM


Gah! Stop teasing! :)


:lol: All in good time...



intellidildo!!!!!

dont you already have a back stock of those? half of them already used of course. :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:19 AM

intellidildo!!!!!


More like Intellilubricant for your special nights in with the Golden Girls ;).

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:33 AM

yes and yes

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:25 PM

I think a 3rd-party controller would be great.
Items like an ECS or Intellivoice have less appeal because there are only a few games out that might take advantage of it.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:18 PM

I wouldn't want an arcade joystick but an Nes/Genesis style d-pad.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:26 PM

I wouldn't want an arcade joystick but an Nes/Genesis style d-pad.


this is difficult to figure out since you need to put the overlays... it would become a giant joypad

Edited by vprette, Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:27 PM.


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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:29 PM

I voted for the Intellivision I (new shell) and Intellivision III.

An arcade joystick for Intellivision, I can't imagine working very efficiently. A 16-direction joystick? I don't imagine that being any better than the disc. Unless it was an 8-way stick, which limits its utility with a substantial portion of the Intellivision library (but at least Defender would be easier to play!). I guess an arcade controller would be nice for the buttons, but arcade-style buttons rule out the possibility of using overlays.

The extra memory doesn't interest me since I'm not a programmer. What would I do with it? From a player's standpoint, all the Intellivision games in existance run just fine with the memory the Intellivision (or Intellivision + ECS) already has. Unless there are some secret upcoming games that require extra RAM...

:)

Edited by BassGuitari, Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:34 PM.


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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:34 PM

I voted for the Intellivision I (new shell) and Intellivision III.

An arcade joystick for Intellivision, I can't imagine working very efficiently. A 16-direction joystick? I don't imagine that being any better than the disc. Unless it was an 8-way stick, which limits its utility with a substantial portion of the Intellivision library (but at least Defender would be easier to play!). I guess an arcade controller would be nice for the buttons, but arcade-style buttons rule out the possibility of using overlays.

The extra memory doesn't interest me since I'm not a programmer. What would I do with it? From a player's standpoint, all the Intellivision games in existance run just fine the memory the Intellivision (or Intellivision + ECS) already has. Unless there are some secret upcoming games that require extra RAM...

:)



arcade stick will have for sure the disk + the stick, so you can use the best each time

with extra ram we could make Zork :-)

Edited by vprette, Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:36 PM.


#20 IntellivisionDude OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:42 PM


I wouldn't want an arcade joystick but an Nes/Genesis style d-pad.


this is difficult to figure out since you need to put the overlays... it would become a giant joypad


There has been talk of that subject numerous times in the past few years. Someone was going to attempt to use a Atari Jaguar controller since it already has a keypad. I'm not sure if anything ever came of it.

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:43 PM

What if you took an NES pad and hacked in 12 Start/Select buttons or some other small buttons in the middle and used that for the keypad? They'd be a little cramped, and you still wouldn't be able to use overlays, but it might be a way of getting a keypad on an NES controller, if it were possible.

:)

#22 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:11 PM

Hmmmm... Something else ;) :ponder:


Hmmmm... Something else! :twisted: :-o

#23 vprette OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:04 AM

I spoken with couple of arcade stick makers.... the price for having that is high, must checl alternative home made solution

#24 vprette OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:09 AM

I check now with an italian custom stick maker..... how much would be interesting to pay for an arcade stick for intv?
are there simialr solutions for coleco and vcs?

#25 pimpmaul69 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:02 AM

Ive paid 150 for arcade sticks for other systems that didnt need one. So why not for a system that actually needs one.




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