Jump to content

Photo

LTO Flash! - Intellivision Flash Cartridge Information


1672 replies to this topic

#1651 Rev ONLINE  

Rev

    A.K.A. Revolutionika

  • 15,290 posts
  • Location:NC

Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:13 PM

I never updated my Lto. Works just fine.

What's in the update anyway.

#1652 Eric7100 OFFLINE  

Eric7100

    River Patroller

  • 3,136 posts

Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:41 PM

What's in the update anyway.

 

Just some mumbo jumbo.



#1653 intvnut OFFLINE  

intvnut

    River Patroller

  • 2,768 posts
  • Location:@R6 (top of stack)

Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:49 PM

I never updated my Lto. Works just fine.

What's in the update anyway.

 

Short version:  Some features for sorting ROMs, a launcher for jzIntv, and a few stability fixes and tweaks for edge cases.

 

Long version: See the changelog.



#1654 intvsteve OFFLINE  

intvsteve

    River Patroller

  • 2,716 posts
  • Location:At the keyboard

Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01 PM

FWIW, I downloaded the sources for all the different versions released at the site, built debug versions, and launched. My current ROM list under test has about 225 ROMs, and the cart has ... oh, i don't know. Maybe approxmately that number, but "weird" menu layout -- some test ROMs and some goofy stuff like 100 copies of the same ROM in a folder, etc.

 

Anyway, on the same system, I detected no qualitative difference... about 5 seconds 'validating' on device connect. The exact number is meaningless to anyone but my setup on my system -- the interesting part is that it does not seem to vary by any noticeable amount.

 

That doesn't mean that things did not change or somehow get worse in any obvious way. It does mean that it's perhaps more subtle -- why some systems may seem more affected than others.

 

Still, there are performance improvements to be made here, and I'm exploring them, and they will be made. Hopefully they'll help everyone when they roll out.



#1655 Utopia OFFLINE  

Utopia

    Dragonstomper

  • 653 posts
  • Location:Brisbane Australia

Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:21 PM

FWIW, I downloaded the sources for all the different versions released at the site, built debug versions, and launched. My current ROM list under test has about 225 ROMs, and the cart has ... oh, i don't know. Maybe approxmately that number, but "weird" menu layout -- some test ROMs and some goofy stuff like 100 copies of the same ROM in a folder, etc.

 

Anyway, on the same system, I detected no qualitative difference... about 5 seconds 'validating' on device connect. The exact number is meaningless to anyone but my setup on my system -- the interesting part is that it does not seem to vary by any noticeable amount.

 

That doesn't mean that things did not change or somehow get worse in any obvious way. It does mean that it's perhaps more subtle -- why some systems may seem more affected than others.

 

Still, there are performance improvements to be made here, and I'm exploring them, and they will be made. Hopefully they'll help everyone when they roll out.

When the "sped up" next version of the software rolls out will we just find it on the LTO site?



#1656 intvnut OFFLINE  

intvnut

    River Patroller

  • 2,768 posts
  • Location:@R6 (top of stack)

Posted Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:37 PM

When the "sped up" next version of the software rolls out will we just find it on the LTO site?

 

It'll go up on the LTO Flash GUI webpage.  Also, if you have it enabled, the GUI will alert you that an update is available if it sees an update's been posted to the website.



#1657 intvsteve OFFLINE  

intvsteve

    River Patroller

  • 2,716 posts
  • Location:At the keyboard

Posted Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:59 AM

I'm awaiting some feedback on the progress made so far. I did find that for Windows users, when support for launching jzIntv was added, a potential slowdown crept in - but the core issue some of you have noticed has been there since the beginning.

 

And, as intvnut mentioned, when a new release happens, it'll be at the website. Those who haven't disabled the "check for udpates when launched" will be annoyed by a dialog telling you there's an update the next time you run the UI.



#1658 MonsterSky OFFLINE  

MonsterSky

    Space Invader

  • 21 posts
  • Location:Italy

Posted Fri May 12, 2017 11:11 AM

Hello, it will be available again for purchase? I checked http://www.retrogamesshop.combut they are waiting new stock since 28th of March, is there any previsional date for the new stock? Thank you! :)



#1659 intvnut OFFLINE  

intvnut

    River Patroller

  • 2,768 posts
  • Location:@R6 (top of stack)

Posted Fri May 12, 2017 11:14 AM

I hope to send some to RetroGamesShop this weekend.  It'll take ~1wk to get there, though.



#1660 MonsterSky OFFLINE  

MonsterSky

    Space Invader

  • 21 posts
  • Location:Italy

Posted Sat May 13, 2017 4:52 AM

Good news, thank you!



#1661 rjchamp3 OFFLINE  

rjchamp3

    Stargunner

  • 1,668 posts
  • The Nes Dream Master
  • Location:New York/Nevada/Hollywood

Posted Sat May 13, 2017 9:37 AM

I got 2 myself u can always contact Joe Directly he really does a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!



#1662 intvsteve OFFLINE  

intvsteve

    River Patroller

  • 2,716 posts
  • Location:At the keyboard

Posted Sat May 27, 2017 8:24 AM

Trying something new this time for an update to the LTO Flash! User Interface software - an open "Beta channel". This update doesn't announce itself.

 

Thanks to those of you who have been patient and brave enough to test out some performance upgrades! Others can now benefit. In this update:

  • User interface will be much more responsive when changing menu layout while cartridge is attached to the computer
  • LTO Flash! hardware identification makes a first pass attempt that does not require communicating with the device
  • Some internal tweaks specific to macOS Sierra
  • Includes latest build of jzIntv

If you've noticed slowdowns in the user interface when the cartridge attached to your computer while making changes to the menu layout, this update is for you! This may be noticeable when a large number of ROMs are in the menu.

 

You can go to the download page here to locate the 'Beta' download section. Downloads are available for Windows (Vista and newer) and macOS (Mac OS X 10.7 and newer). Sorry, no Windows xp build. If needed, a Windows xp build can be made available.

 

The download page now also includes links to download older versions of the software.

 

Does the notion of a separate "beta channel" and possibly "alpha channel" at that page interest anyone?



#1663 rjchamp3 OFFLINE  

rjchamp3

    Stargunner

  • 1,668 posts
  • The Nes Dream Master
  • Location:New York/Nevada/Hollywood

Posted Sun May 28, 2017 12:35 AM

Is there an exit to main menu from the game IF so that be great IF not make it an update?



#1664 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

ClassicGMR

    Stargunner

  • 1,024 posts
  • Location:Northeastern U.S.

Posted Sun May 28, 2017 1:17 AM

I use an Intellivision II. For me I hold the reset button longer than it would take to reset the game but not long enough to turn the system off. That takes me back to the menu.

#1665 intvnut OFFLINE  

intvnut

    River Patroller

  • 2,768 posts
  • Location:@R6 (top of stack)

Posted Sun May 28, 2017 2:13 AM

Is there an exit to main menu from the game IF so that be great IF not make it an update?

 

 

I use an Intellivision II. For me I hold the reset button longer than it would take to reset the game but not long enough to turn the system off. That takes me back to the menu.

 

Yep.  If you hold the reset button approx 2 to 3 seconds, it will reset to the LTO Flash! menu, rather than the game.



#1666 rjchamp3 OFFLINE  

rjchamp3

    Stargunner

  • 1,668 posts
  • The Nes Dream Master
  • Location:New York/Nevada/Hollywood

Posted Sun May 28, 2017 10:44 AM

Thank You Guys



#1667 scotty OFFLINE  

scotty

    Moonsweeper

  • 344 posts
  • I have, but have **YOU** played Atari today?
  • Location:North Olmsted, Ohio

Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:42 AM

I got 2 myself u can always contact Joe Directly he really does a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have sent 3 emails and have not heard anything back.  I got the money order 2 weeks ago, and it is ready to send, but I have not heard anything back.



#1668 intvnut OFFLINE  

intvnut

    River Patroller

  • 2,768 posts
  • Location:@R6 (top of stack)

Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:34 AM

 

I have sent 3 emails and have not heard anything back.  I got the money order 2 weeks ago, and it is ready to send, but I have not heard anything back.

 

Hmm.... Let me go through my inbox.

 

This last week, I've been slow on email, so if it was just in the last few days, I haven't gotten to my inbox yet.  I have plenty of units here ready to go, however.



#1669 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

ColecoGamer

    Chopper Commander

  • 195 posts

Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 AM

How much is the LTO Flash and is it still available? Sorry for being three years late!

Edited by ColecoGamer, Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:58 AM.


#1670 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

ClassicGMR

    Stargunner

  • 1,024 posts
  • Location:Northeastern U.S.

Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 AM

http://ltoflash.leftturnonly.info

#1671 djkingsyze OFFLINE  

djkingsyze

    Combat Commando

  • 4 posts

Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:04 AM

for those in Canada, are there any options at all in buying one of these?  shops never seem to have in stock, and i'm happy to send money or whatever.  just curious how others in Canada have got one.  Thanks everyone



#1672 SoulBuster OFFLINE  

SoulBuster

    River Patroller

  • 2,152 posts
  • Location:Kalifornistan

Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:15 AM

From what I know you can send an International money order in US dollars to the address in the link below (Direct Order).  Make sure you ask if it is an international money order that can be cashed in the US.,

 

http://ltoflash.leftturnonly.info          


Edited by SoulBuster, Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:16 AM.


#1673 Utopia OFFLINE  

Utopia

    Dragonstomper

  • 653 posts
  • Location:Brisbane Australia

Posted Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:29 PM

Also you can pay straight into their bank account, that's what I did.






0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users