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#201 opcode OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 5, 2017 3:03 PM

This is still coming, just because this is something I really want to do, and because I just plain love the system. In fact I have been discussing things with Rev back and forth. Problem is that Castlevania got delayed in the ColecoVision front, and that delayed the Intv version as version, since the whole plan was to have shared development for those games. At this point it is clear this isn't going to happen this year as planned, but I am getting back to finish Castlevania on the CV next year, and that is when I will get back to the IntelliXpander as well. I can't release the damn thing without at least a couple of outstanding games.

 

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:19 PM

So glad to hear this is still in the plan. I'm down for both versions (inty & inty ii) if that's still on the table! Thanks opcode!

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 7:26 AM

A few updates:

1) after being on hold for a while so we could finish some more urgent stuff, the IntelliXpander is finally back on track. Hardware team has the specs set and is designing the first prototype board (hopefully available for 3rd parties soon).
2) a couple of things have changed: now the IntelliXpander uses a proprietary cartridge format. That was a necessity in several levels, but will reflect positively on price. A regular Intv cartridge slot is also offered though, and it should be compatible with all Intellivision stuff. Also, the case is no longer inspired on the IntelliVoice. Mockups courtesy Grazi
3) we are penning the 3rd party publishing terms, but it should allow programmers to concentrate on games. We will provide manufacturing services and an uniform packing (not to mention top quality) template. Also will provide dev kits
4) hopefully will be able to demonstrate our first game before the end of 2017

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 8:17 AM

A few updates:

1) after being on hold for a while so we could finish some more urgent stuff, the IntelliXpander is finally back on track. Hardware team has the specs set and is designing the first prototype board (hopefully available for 3rd parties soon).
2) a couple of things have changed: now the IntelliXpander uses a proprietary cartridge format. That was a necessity in several levels, but will reflect positively on price. A regular Intv cartridge slot is also offered though, and it should be compatible with all Intellivision stuff. Also, the case is no longer inspired on the IntelliVoice. Mockups courtesy Grazi
3) we are penning the 3rd party publishing terms, but it should allow programmers to concentrate on games. We will provide manufacturing services and an uniform packing (not to mention top quality) template. Also will provide dev kits
4) hopefully will be able to demonstrate our first game before the end of 2017

 

I know you have a million other things going on but if possible please keep open the possibility of one-offs or custom orders for those of us with an Intv System III or Super Pro System, going with a black case and silver label.  I know there would be an extra cost but I'd be willing to pay a reasonable amount to cover the cost of the special order.  Thanks!



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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 9:33 AM

I know you have a million other things going on but if possible please keep open the possibility of one-offs or custom orders for those of us with an Intv III or Super Pro System, going with a black case and silver label.  I know there would be an extra cost but I'd be willing to pay a reasonable amount to cover the cost of the special order.  Thanks!


... and Sears? Or would the original brown match that one OK? Probably impractical to manufacture, I know. But some of us might buy one of each that matches each of their systems. It looks like there are four designs in total to match:

Original Intellivision
Intellivision II
Sears Super Video Arcade
INTV III / Super Pro

Geez... I think that is all.

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:24 AM

Once we have the mold, producing different colors shouldn't be a problem, although price may vary based on demand.

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:37 AM

Once we have the mold, producing different colors shouldn't be a problem, although price may vary based on demand.


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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:39 AM

Brown would match the Sears just as well as the Intellivoice module. 

 

Maybe OpCode could offer additional cases as an option when buying the full IntelliXpander. That should bring the numbers up.



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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:43 AM

Brown would match the Sears just as well as the Intellivoice module. 
 
Maybe OpCode could offer additional cases as an option when buying the full IntelliXpander. That should bring the numbers up.

Isn't everyone in the Intellivision forum going to buy every variant anyway?

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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 10:54 AM

Isn't everyone in the Intellivision forum going to buy every variant anyway?

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Some probably 5 or 10 of each .



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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 12:53 PM

Isn't everyone in the Intellivision forum going to buy every variant anyway?

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Only Inty I & II.  ;)

 

Btw. I hope it will be PAL compatible.



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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2017 1:10 PM

This looks fantastic, I am looking forward to owning this great innovative product! :)



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Posted Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:19 PM

I am still down for one of each... another opcode triumph!

*as long as we dont have to wait 4 years to get one ;p

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Posted Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:38 PM

Once we have the mold, producing different colors shouldn't be a problem, although price may vary based on demand.

 

Have you started an unofficial (or official) list of interested people?    To kind of gauge potential amount to make?



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Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 PM

☑✅✔ I'd buy one


Can it be Purple and Orange? Lol

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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:43 AM

☑✅✔ I'd buy one


Can it be Purple and Orange? Lol

Sorry,not for this product.

 

But Nintendo usually makes weird colored stuff like that. Check with them. :)



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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:18 AM

☑✅✔ I'd buy one


Can it be Purple and Orange? Lol

 

Being this a Mattel console, we will make sure to offer a pink sparkle Barbie edition though. ;)



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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:04 AM

Goonies is mostly done, probably just a couple more weeks to go. And also waiting graphics from Illya. After that I will concentrate on the shooter, which is partially running.
Hardware wise I was promised the final schematics this weekend.

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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:51 PM

Since I am putting considerable time and effort on this, I think it is about time to start gauging real interest. I wanted to start this on a later time, after we had the prototype, but then maybe I am just wasting my time and nobody cares.

 

So if you are interested, please subscribe to this list:

 

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The specs are more less what we have discussed so far, including improved video, sound and processing power. We are still using 80s tech, no emulation, no FPGAs. Custom plastic case, full packaging, we are aiming at around $150.

Games will include Goonies, some Intellivision remakes, some arcade ports. I hope to have 2 to 4 games available day 1.

 

I think that if we can reach 300 units, this can happen. :)

 

Will keep you posted.



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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 PM

I put down I want 1 original style, even though I want one to match my Super Pro System so you have the numbers, cool?

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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:08 PM

Subscribed with a number greater than 1. :)

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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:26 PM

Suscribed for one



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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:32 PM

I tried to subscribe, but didn't receive the confirmation email.



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Never mind... I just received it.  :)






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