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#26 freewheel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 AM

are we hunting collapsing Lupins here?

 

I'm wondering how after all these years and soooo many variant obsessed collectors out there, no one's noticed the different GROM. I guess if true, this is proof that cmart never actually takes his stuff out of the packaging to, you know, play the actual games. :P



#27 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:01 AM

So will you see that second screen with any game ??

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 AM

Would be good if someone knew serial number range

or

if older console could be modded

 

Do you have video of the games in action?



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 AM

The serial number of one compatible system to start would be nice.

 

edit:

And any cartridge that uses the built in title screen should say "INTV Corporation presents" with a Tutorvision Exec.  That means pretty much all the Mattel 'network' games (except Vectron).


Edited by mr_me, Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:08 AM.


#30 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:49 AM

The serial number of one compatible system to start would be nice.


That would help for sure...

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:23 AM

 
I'm wondering how after all these years and soooo many variant obsessed collectors out there, no one's noticed the different GROM. I guess if true, this is proof that cmart never actually takes his stuff out of the packaging to, you know, play the actual games. :P


Lol! True fact about my 100 systems. Some of them have not been tested. I will, however, now be trying out my Super Pro systems. :)

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:40 AM

Isnt it possible to make them work on normal Intellivision consoles? If not I am not interessted.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:27 AM

Isnt it possible to make them work on normal Intellivision consoles? If not I am not interessted.


A normal Intellivision would require a modest amount of soldering and some new parts to become Tutorvision-compatible.

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:30 AM

I would be interested in the Tutorvision games if we find out how many Super Pro and Inty III systems are Tutorvision-compatible (i.e. how likely can I play the games).

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:08 PM

I would definitely purchase a set of these.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:55 PM

Yeah, if someone has a tutorvision super pro system, post the serial numbers.

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:13 PM

So ow many Super Pro Tutorvisions have we identified? Like 5-10, 5-10%, or are we hunting collapsing Lupins here?

Man,I really enjoyed paying extra for those Lupins! :thumbsup:



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 PM

I would buy repro boxes, but not the games unless I can find a system to play them on.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:22 PM

Lol! True fact about my 100 systems. Some of them have not been tested. I will, however, now be trying out my Super Pro systems. :)

If you do, and you have a working system for sale please let me know.

 

At that point, I would love to purchase one so I could buy and play these games.

 

Thank you! Wolfy62.......and soon to be 55! :)



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:00 PM

In answer to the original question I would buy one of each

As a collector I am certain to purchase these however they come out.

 

Nothing can change my collecting habits, or anyone elses at this point of the game.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:35 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:



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 PM

I tested my Super Pro Systems (3504) tonight:

 

SN:  A 11244  (Nope)

SN:  A   7229  (Nope)



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:35 PM

What we need is an upgrade service for the Sears Super Video Arcade. As that is the closest in color to the TutorVision. I would buy them. As I'm a colletor in way too deep already. LOL

Can I paint 206 shells with vinyl paint and get couple of each in exhchange. I've got 2800 common carts left. LOL

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 PM

Lol! True fact about my 100 systems. Some of them have not been tested. I will, however, now be trying out my Super Pro systems. :)

 

If you have extra Super Pro Tutorvisions, I would also be interested in one.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:29 PM

If someone like joe makes the chips that are needed available i probably would do some for people. I would mod my sears unit too if it is possible.

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:39 PM

If someone like joe makes the chips that are needed available i probably would do some for people. I would mod my sears unit too if it is possible.

 

That may be complicated to do since the Tutorvision has both a modified EXEC ROM and modified/enhanced video hardware.  It's not impossible but it likely will be a tricker upgrade than the other upgrades we've seen.



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:52 PM

 
If you have extra Super Pro Tutorvisions, I would also be interested in one.


:) just so were clear I dont have 100 Super Pros, I meant 100 total systems. I believe I only have 3 or 4 of them and I think theyre all box variations. :)

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:07 PM

I would definitely support the release of these games just hoping that one of my two Super Pro Systems is compatible so I can actually play the games. If not I'm sure one of you smart tech people will be able to work up a mod in future. Would be great to see it compatible with Sears Telegames unit but that may be asking too much. Good luck on the project!

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:25 AM

I would definitely support the release of these games just hoping that one of my two Super Pro Systems is compatible so I can actually play the games. If not I'm sure one of you smart tech people will be able to work up a mod in future. Would be great to see it compatible with Sears Telegames unit but that may be asking too much. Good luck on the project!

if you have a super pro that works or is modify-able, you can pull the board and put it into a sears unit.

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:21 AM

This is the highest serial number for model 3504 A in the database and it's branded "INTV System III".

A 171447 Canada Steve Jones

I always thought that even if they were to use the same tutorvision mainboard in these Intellivisions there was a chance these boards might be jumpered to disable the extra gram. I'm not sure if there is such a jumper. And I'm not sure if they were aware of the incompatibility with extra gram; it affected very few cartridges. There also seems to be some evidence that some INTV systems had Intellivision II execs in them. I always wondered what that board looked like.




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