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#3749380 Ultimate Pong and IntyBASIC Showcase NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by nanochess on Today, 3:27 PM

Finally I got to have my own copy of IntyBASIC showcase. :grin:


Although many developers here use IntyBASIC and it's a catchy name for a compiler, for a boxed game I would suggest something with more hype like Ultimate Game Collection vol. 1 or so, because the IntyBASIC name doesn't make justice to the three nice games included in this cartridge :)


Very polished and each game has its own overlays! :o



#3747651 My B.c quest for tires . Cancelled order? What ? No response ?

Posted by nanochess on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:37 PM

Never is too soon for drama in Intellivision forum (Rev's school lesson 4) :P *eats popcorn*

#3747241 Team Pixelboy News Bulletin - May 19th 2016

Posted by nanochess on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:37 PM

I haven't seen a reply to this thread since July 2, 2016, I was wondering if there is an update about the health status of Oscar's wife and baby.


I hope it is appropriate to ask this, I am very interested to know how they are doing.


My wife is currently waiting for a new tomography in a few days to check her head and probably later a new check in her lungs.


My daughter baby has grown healthy and she is going to have her first birthday in May/06. :)


Thanks for asking!



#3747227 Sydney Hunter & The Sacred Tribe - ColecoVision

Posted by nanochess on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 PM

Who wanted to see a gameplay video? No enemies yet, but soon ;)


#3745545 Hive multi-cart - It's alive!

Posted by nanochess on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 PM



Damn! That makes it 13 games now:

  • 13 full and DRM free homebrew games :-
    • Rocketeer
    • Mars Minis
    • Next Street
    • Zombow
    • CollectorVision's "Sydney Hunter & The Shrines of Peril"
    • IntellivisionRevolution's "Copter Command" - several versions
    • IntellivisionRevolution's "Missile Domination"
    • IntellivisionRevolution's "Ultimate Pong"
    • IntellivisionRevolution's "Jr. Pac-man"
    • BBWW Games' "Piggy Bank - Extra bacon edition!" - Voted GoTY winner 2015
    • Mystery contributor #1 "C.C.V.T.S.G.O.T."
    • Mystery contributor #2 "????"
    • +1 game (not programmed by me - more details soon)
  • Music demos by Der Luchs and Mystery Musician
  • A graphics demo by nonner242
  • Demos of other games and some utilities :-
    • Pop-Tart
    • Hand controller test utility
    • Hive/Bee3 test utility



Make it 14 with Space Raid ;)


Posted by nanochess on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:04 AM

I passed the .bin and .cfg files thru bin2cfg util from jzintv package, and here is the generated ROM file.


Attached Files

  • Attached File  bird.rom   9.56KB   21 downloads

#3742372 Sydney Hunter & The Sacred Tribe - ColecoVision

Posted by nanochess on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:28 PM

Why not a small advance? ;)


#3741680 Sydney Hunter & The Sacred Tribe - ColecoVision

Posted by nanochess on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:00 PM

Still gonna post a video ? Bump  :grin:


Before end of month! :) J-F and me are ironing out the details to show the best of the best ;)

#3740318 The value of vintage modems?

Posted by nanochess on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:57 PM

Modems worthless? it's because you're not prepared for the armageddon, land lines are the law. :P

#3738718 Rain?

Posted by nanochess on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:04 PM

Of course, now I need to ask about the lightning effect. You're not really drawing anything, just making the screen flash with a MODE trick. Can you explain how that works?


And thanks to you and Catsfolly and Mmarmero for the rain ideas! :)





In Color Stack mode there is always a background color choosen from one of 4 values, but if you don't use the Advance bit then it's a single color.


So switching the colors makes a great lightning effect.


The cycling for lightning is 1-7-0-7 with each color changed every 2 frames.

#3738704 Rain?

Posted by nanochess on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:39 PM

Ok, I've heard the call of catsfolly :)


I've decided to work in the basis of rain columns, the first try was too fast, it looked more like road lines, so after a little experimentation I've discovered it looks better if you can see the line "falling"


The animation for rain lines is using GRAM redefinition, the lines could be made longer possibly looking better, currently the streak is 4 rows and repeated. There is a random number chance to draw a different column with the line in different position.


I've made a tiny forest in the background using MOBs with palm trees and priority bit enabled, it doesn't look like palm trees, so it's a forest :grin:


The lightning was a small last minute add-on.


The GIF loses a lots of frames, it's better in emulator.


(click to animate)


Attached Files

  • Attached File  rain.bas   6.54KB   13 downloads

#3738567 JLP Accelerator support ?

Posted by nanochess on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:03 PM

IntyBASIC will use the accelerated multiplication and division features when compiling with the --jlp flag

#3736720 Happy Birthday for a renowned member here :)

Posted by nanochess on Fri Apr 7, 2017 3:52 PM

This is a birthday card I made few years ago in ICVGM.  I just changed the name and put ?+1 on the cake because I'm too lazy to figure out his age, and didn't want the police called on me for stalking him.  Enjoy.

I demand you to make leaves animated! :grin:

It looks pretty good :)

#3736430 Happy Birthday for a renowned member here :)

Posted by nanochess on Fri Apr 7, 2017 8:24 AM

Hi guys.




Pixelboy is a prolific publisher of games that has brought a lot of games to our beloved Colecovision, and most than that, he is a great person, very kind and one in one million.


So I made this postcard for him, of course running over a Colecovision ;)



Send him your messages, rare Colecovision games, Lego sets, TV-series sets and cash gifts. :party:

#3733770 ColecoVision Music archives?

Posted by nanochess on Mon Apr 3, 2017 10:22 PM

Princess Quest plays Sarabande by Händel in the story screen at start of game.