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#4111357 Microvision replacement screen project - pre-order & purchase here

Posted by KylJoy on Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 PM

...unless you're interested in household renovation projects...

 

Hey!  I'm interested!

 

Here are some of mine:

  • in the middle of replacing some rotted trim on my house - replacement wood painted (thank you wife) and deadly chemicals to stop wood rot on the way
  • finished a bedroom remodel including new windows, new paint, new trim, new solid-core doors, new knobs, new floating vinyl flooring, removed ceiling texture, added new ceiling fan and recessed lighting, added zwave smart controls for our smarthouse system, all new furniture
  • added some decking in the attic for easier storage of light items up there
  • installed quite a bit of Closetmaid wire rack stuff in a couple of closets (that stuff is pretty cool) and moved some of my boxed consoles to it
  • fixed the broken lower radiator hose in my 2001 Ford Ranger (ow... tight spaces for my big fat hands and arms) - running well again (well, as good as can be expected)
  • starting to remodel the third bedroom now, removing loft bed, removing carpet, removing sheetrock in preparation for plumbing work (shared wall with bathroom) and adding thicker sheetrock and rockwool for sound dampening, adding new ceiling fan, recessed lighting solid-core doors, new paint, new floating floor, trim, paint, etc. - same as others...
  • trying to get back to the Vectrex I am trying to fix for an AA member (sigh)

I'm tired.  :)  And I am still trying to arrange a trip to Portland for the expo!




#4110688 Spreadsheet for collection control

Posted by KylJoy on Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:48 PM

I use spreadsheets for all of my videogame collections.  I find it very useful for tracking what I have and what I am still hunting for.  I'm sort'of a spreadsheet nut, I guess.  My Intellivision collection spreadsheet tracks all sorts of info like:

 

  • Whether it is the original release Box, Cart, Manual, Overlays, etc.
  • Whether the item is in my hands, on order or I'm still looking for it
  • Title that is a hyperlink to the game's INTV Funhouse page
  • Publisher
  • Year of release
  • Programmer and company
  • Gaming Network (Sports, Action, Arcade, etc.)
  • Version of Box, Cart, Manual, Overlays, etc.
  • Condition of Box, Cart, Manual, Overlays, etc.
  • How many overlays originally came with the game and how many I have with it
  • Catalog version and condition that is included with the game
  • Extras that are with the game (manual addendums, etc.)
  • Type of box (flip-top, flip-bottom, gatefold, Imagic, Sega, Parker Bros., Activision, etc.)
  • My cost for the item, shipping cost and totals
  • A notes field for decribing history related to the game like where I got it, etc.
  • Total number of games, how many I have on hand, how many are in the mail, how many I need.
  • Total costs and averages for each game and shipping of each game
  • Some calculations based on components and their quality to automatcally color the items to signify how complete each item is for my collection

Overkill?  No way!




#4095252 Astro Invader coming soon for the Intellivision

Posted by KylJoy on Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 AM

I have two of the physical releases but I would also like the ROM for my flashcart. Perhaps I need an intervention.


#4081292 Official Hover Bovver Release For Sale and Immediate Shipping!

Posted by KylJoy on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:50 PM

Best loose-sticker-fix I have found is:

 

1. Apply very thin layer of rubber cement to underside of loose label

2. Apply very thin layer of rubber cement to cart where label should be stuck

3. Allow both layers to fully dry

4. Press label into place

5. Remove any excess rubber cement by simply rubbing it off




#4079370 Official*Video Game Box Protector* Cross Reference & Info Repository Thread

Posted by KylJoy on Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:30 PM

Hey there...  Can box protectors for consoles be added to this list?  I've got protectors for:

 

  • O² (I see you show that one)
  • Original Atari 2600 (not a perfect fit, but close)
  • Original release Sega Genesis
  • NES Action Set
  • N64

 

We need console box protectors for lots of systems:

 

  • Fairchild Channel F
  • APF MP1000
  • Emerson Arcadia 2001
  • Sega Nomad
  • Sega GameGear
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Bally Astrocade
  • Atari 5200
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Magnavox Odyssey (original)
  • Magnavox O² "The Voice"
  • Sega 32x
  • Original Sony Playstation
  • RCA Studio II
  • NEC TurboGrafx 16
  • Atari 7800
  • Original XBOX
  • NEC SuperGrafx
  • Microvision handheld (games too!)
  • Colecovision
  • Coleco Telstar Combat
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Coleco Telstar Arcade
  • Mattel Intellivision ECS
  • Mattel Intellivision Synthesizer Keyboard
  • Atari Stuntcycle
  • Original Atari Pong
  • and on and on and on...

Thanks!




#4075990 MiniPro TL866 Upgrade Instructions

Posted by KylJoy on Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:54 AM

Oops... And I was going to do this mod.


FYI - The mod does indeed work GREAT! I did it and it is very cool. BUT... Do not use the firmware that nukes the device.


#4075690 MiniPro TL866 Upgrade Instructions

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:12 PM

Guys...  Do not under any circumstances update to version v6.80 of the firmware/client software that was released today. It will brick your device, delivering the helpful piece of Engrish 'the infringement of copyright and priacy'...

 

Thank you for the warning.




#4075672 Laser Sharks

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:32 PM

It arrived!!  Oh glory be!!!

 

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The spot on the top right is just a reflection.  It's beautiful.




#4074884 The Official SEA VENTURE thread - IntellivisionRevolution

Posted by KylJoy on Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:18 PM

I want to venture into the sea!


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#4071937 Parsec Canceled

Posted by KylJoy on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:49 PM

In trademark and copyright law it is the job of the rights holder to protect it. Yes, I could argue that that was permission. But again why not just make it a "tribute" to Parsec and move on. It will be obvious that it is close cousin of Parsec.


I like that idea. Can't that work?


#4071425 Original Fairchild Channel F Console Box

Posted by KylJoy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:18 PM

You know, from what I can tell, this box was never meant to store the unit in.  It is as if it was designed to keep the unit safe until it arrived at someone's home and then it should be discarded.  I say this because of the way it seems that the stuff must be placed in the box and the delicate nature of the box, cardboard inserts, etc., and the level of difficulty and gymnastics it appears to take to get it all back in the box as it was shipped.  It is not conducive to putting the thing back in the box when you are done with it.


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#4070729 Parsec Canceled

Posted by KylJoy on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:16 PM

Make it go!




#4068573 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by KylJoy on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:03 PM

I didn't get them, but I'm not talking about it anyway.  Nope.  This post is not talking about it.




#4064609 System changer

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Jul 6, 2018 9:37 PM

You probably already know this, but there are Mattel and Intellivision Inc variants of many of these. I have most of the titles boxed (loose Star Strike), but I have no idea which variants I have (or which I'm missing). Actually, I don't think I have the box/manual for Deadly Discs either. Time to take inventory...

 

Are we talking about these:

 

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The ones shown are the original release of each one.  I've also seen them released by "Telegames USA".  Here's an example:

 

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#4064428 Intellivision Entertainment launching a NEW Intellivision console

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Jul 6, 2018 4:31 PM

How about skip the system altogether....
 
Make the controllers and emulator and the planned software etc.  For the XBOX or PS4.
 
Add the Download feature into the emulation software.
 
Okay, I really want a system.  But to be commercially successful, this may be the proper route?


I'm on board - cartridge port or not.  I support the Intellivision lifestyle.  I'm drinking a mojito right now.  Seriously.  :)

 

But this is exactly why I think a cart port makes a LOT of sense when it comes to being a successor to the original Intellivision. Without it, why not do as 1980gamer suggests and release the controllers and emulators that work on PC, Xbox One, PS4, etc. and be done with it. I already have awesome Intellivision consoles, some modded with RGB, that play my originals and homebrews GREAT on old TVs or brand new HDTVs. I know, I know... I am not THE market.  I'm part of the 1% (different 1%) and I would really love some awesome touchscreen (to show the overlays) controllers with a real physical disc and side buttons to use with my emulators.  Heck, I bet that a cart adapter, if released later, could be made to work on ANY USB enabled system with enough horsepower and smarts to read the carts (PC, Xbox, PS, etc.)

 

Not intending to go negative here.  I am excited about this.