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#4261052 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:46 AM


What I hear when someone says "launch" edition



WOW!  ME TOO!  SERIOUSLY!!!  I make this joke that I specifically stole from this opening sequence to my family all the time and none of them get it.  I've tried explaining it to them several times with no luck. LOL

#4218942 New Dreamcast controller on Kickstarter

Posted by KylJoy on Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:08 PM

Man, wireless would be so sweet...  You'd think they'd have gone that route.

#4199970 FW Diagnostics - Official Ordering Thread

Posted by KylJoy on Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 PM

PM scent


That stinks.  Pa-dum---PA!

#4188350 Osborne Executive Resurrection

Posted by KylJoy on Tue Jan 1, 2019 12:11 PM

I came across a dead Osborne Executive recently.  I was saddened by the demise of this wondrous creature and determined to bring it back!  So,I present to you on this first day of 2019, THE RESURRECTED OSBORNE EXECUTIVE in all its new-found glory:




Side 2.jpg








It does still smell of smoke a bit  :)

#4184283 jzintv Christmas update

Posted by KylJoy on Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:44 AM


#4181424 Soulbuster's Non-Variant List of Homebrew Games Released

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:43 AM

LOL...  I think it is just a new box.  I collect those so I'm good!

#4178437 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by KylJoy on Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:41 PM

I'm a collector. If a crash means low prices, I'm all for it.

At the same time, I have a vast an extensive collection. If prices skyrocket, I'm still good as then I'll have a retirement fund ready to go.

It's win-win for me. :) Probably a lot of others here, too.

#4177648 Gyruss for Intellivision?

Posted by KylJoy on Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:03 PM

Hey all! I am going to be involved with vintage videogame collecting FOREVER. And not just Intellivision, but ALL the old systems. And over time I'll move to newer and newer systems as they become "old" systems. That's what I do and I have fun doing it. Crash, no crash (whatever that is) is irrelevant. I'm about loving the nostalgia and collecting for my own personal pleasure. It is fun to share with others that have similar interests but that is not my primary driver.


#4177366 Gyruss for Intellivision?

Posted by KylJoy on Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 AM

Part of what makes some of us have negative feelings toward the "community" can be traced to some practices that are, though legal and generally accepted, have some negative elements.  For example, I believe that there have been Intellivision related creations for the purpose of personal enrichment at the cost of the Intellivision collecting community.  But, I can't PROVE that is the case.  We could pick any collectible and claim it was manufactured merely as a money making scheme at the expense of completionists.  And, for self evident reasons, it cannot be argued that the original intent of most manufactured/created products was not to enrich the creator.  That is most often why people make things and sell them.  But there is a "seemingly" malevolent leap from normal capitalism to some sort of exploitation of the collector community when, for instance, certain items are created in short supply purposefully.  If the intent is to make money then why limit the release?  It is obviously to inflate value.  Do I have a problem with that?  In the end, no.  But it can be argued that it IS still a form of exploitation.  I just believe it happens to be a reality of any collector community.  And also, in the end, I, too, am a capitalist.  :)


Make more HIGH QUALITY Intellivision games!

#4177237 Gyruss for Intellivision?

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:13 PM

I haven't heard a single person say that they are for stealing someone else's programming and selling it.  I have heard people say, as arcade124 quotes the1hatman as saying, that this behavior is not indicative of the community in general, and I agree with that assertion.  For instance, I do not believe that arcade124, the1hatman, m-crew, myself, and almost all other members of the Intellivision community would do that.


I think some folks here are, by no malicious intent, talking PAST each other.  I ask that folks please take into account that communicating in text in a forum makes it difficult to convey emotion, nuance, etc.  In this entire episode, the only people I have seen act horribly are those that stole code and are selling it for personal gain.  That behavior is despicable.  I would like to see them burn the pile of games they created immediately and post the video of it to YouTube.  Then, if they ask for forgiveness from the community, perhaps, over time, they can be forgiven.  But right now they are uninterested in forgiveness and are flipping us all the bird.

#4174727 Trackball for Intellivision

Posted by KylJoy on Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 AM

I did that as a youth. It was an interesting experiment and was fun with Worm Womper. I did this with an Atari 2600 Wico trackball and seem to remember needing an external power supply for some reason.

#4161702 F18A MK2

Posted by KylJoy on Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:49 PM

If we are voting - HDMI please!  :)

#4160349 Atari 7800 Harmony 2 "Concerto" Labels

Posted by KylJoy on Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:40 PM

Well, I was lucky enough to come across a 7800 Harmony 2 or "Concerto" cart.  I made some labels for it so I'm sharing them here as a PDF - Attached File  Atari 7800 Concerto Labels.pdf   266.32KB   36 downloads.  Use them if you like them.  The cartridge end label can have a slot cut out for the SD card.  I just print on paper (plain or glossy, this was on plain)  and apply a thin layer of rubber cement to the cart and the labels, let both dry, and then apply label to cart.  I press them in place with my hand put I use a clean piece of paper between my hand and the label to keep the label clean.  Excess rubber cement can be rubbed away with a clean paper towel after label application and once it is thourouoghly dry.  Works fine for me.


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#4155275 Colecovision Video RAM Issue Help?

Posted by KylJoy on Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:28 PM

Well, I totally lucked out and replaced the only bad RAM chip with the first socket I installed.  It was U17.  :)


Here is a pic of the socketed RAM:

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I used a spare RAM chip from a console that I performed the 5v RAM upgrade on in the past.  It is interesting to me that two different brands of RAM were used on the motherboard previously.  It looks like original work so I am guessing it was original like that.  Anyone know differently?


Here is how the screen looks now:

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#4154076 Cleaning old hardware

Posted by KylJoy on Fri Nov 9, 2018 10:35 PM

Yup.  Good ol' soap and warm water.  I remove the case parts first.  Just don't scrub on any painted areas or decals too much.