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#251 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:18 PM

I think that's the first full tutorvision found in that sn range. The others lacked the tutorvision exec.

Pretty sure there's no headers for the jumper block.

Edited by mr_me, Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:22 PM.


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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:51 AM

The Tutorvision system I have has a video issue :(  This is how the title screen of Tennis looks:

 

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and the game screen looks like

 

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The text in all games look fine. I was able to run the ROM to test the system and it shows fine and says this is a Tutorvision console. All graphics are boxes though in any game I try.

 

I cleaned the system, pulled the STIC chip out and put it back in. All the pins on the chip look fine. No other chip is has a socket. The main board is labeled INTV 1988.

 

Does anyone have an idea why the graphics would be boxes instead of looking correct?  Do you have a suggestion of something I can test to fix this? Could this be an RF box issue?

 



#253 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:20 PM

Hopefully it's not the stic. You can try replacing the gram chip at u12 and maybe it's latch chip at u10. There's also the system ram at u5-u8 but I'd try the gram first.

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:32 PM

I've seen a photo of one where the vents beside the label appear filled in with plastic. I don't think it's common. I'd plug it in and see what the font looks like and look for the 160th pixel. What's the serial number?

 

Okay, after over a year, lol......here is what I found: The Super Pro system is serial A9716, the INTV III is A006133. I've attached pics of screenshots etc. Do I need to go further or are these definitely NOT Tutorvision?

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#255 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 PM

All we can tell from the photos is that A9716 and A006133 have the original mattel grom. No way to tell what exec, stic, or mainboard is there from those photos. It's highly unlikely, since all the tutorvision boards found have the intv grom. A screenshot of pga golf hole 1 would confirm it.

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 PM

All we can tell from the photos is that A9716 and A006133 have the original mattel grom. No way to tell what exec, stic, or mainboard is there from those photos. It's highly unlikely, since all the tutorvision boards found have the intv grom. A screenshot of pga golf hole 1 would confirm it.

Here are the two pics of Hole 1

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:15 PM

Sorry they are upside down....I never understood why I cannot rotate these on here...



#258 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:22 PM

Only 159 pixels so they both have the original 1979 stic and the old style mainboard and ram to go with it.

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:25 PM

Thanks for your help/knowledge!



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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:55 PM

Sorry, wrong thread


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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:55 PM

After all the research I could handle for one day, I'm fairly certain that if these do exist, very few of the "standard" consoles would contain the WBEXEC. I highly doubt INTV was producing more than a handful of boards by the late 80s. It wouldn't surprise me if we're talking the low 100s in terms of Super Pros that had this board, which means maybe a dozen or so have survived and are accounted for by collectors at best.

 

Especially because nowhere in years of variant collecting, screenshots, etc, has this rabid community ever once mentioned a different font on startup.

 

I'm waiting to see even ONE of them from the local crowd before I accept this as anything more than a collapsing Lupin :lol:

 

Hi, I was doing some research about my Super Pro TutorVision and thought I would let you know.

 

http://atariage.com/...orvision-found/

 

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 PM

I and David Harley dumped the roms of 3 tutorvision games:

 

- Geo Graphics
- Map Mazes
- Shapes In Space
 

We could produce these games with box, manual and all, BUT they would work only on tutorvision consoles and on some (not all) of Super Pro System consoles.

 

So, they would be mainly pieces for collectors (but could be played on emulator on pc).

 

If we do it, anyone would buy them?

 

Thanks:)

 

Alessandro

I don't know if Alessandro is still listening...I think people would at least be interested in Geo Graphics, which I've never seen the rom for; Especially, since it is for older kids, it might be more interesting than the young kid ones. It could be a cart+ROM and ROM only product. I've learned Tutorvision games can now be played correctly on jzintv. It should have the standard and 1/2WBEXEC version to choose from or 2in1. Too bad the other 11-13 games seem to be at a museum in some copyright limbo where the people thought to have the rights don't acknowledge they have the rights. I saw a google group post in 2013 spoke about how some group, apparently Real Time Associates, was working on preparing the roms for release and writing text file game instructions for an emulator, but that never seemed to go anywhere. It sounds like standard Intellivisions might be easily modified to play the 1/2WBEXEC versions and availability of more roms/carts for the TutorVison might prompt more people to mod their intellivisions for such carts, which would further increase demnd for the TutorVision games.

 

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