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  1. Sorry for your loss, my condolences. Cancer takes so many too soon.
  2. 1. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cloudy Mountain 2. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Treasure of Tarmin 3. Thunder Castle 4. Thin Ice 5. Burgertime 6. Bump 'n' Jump 7. Space Spartans 8. Lock 'n' Chase 9. Pitfall 10. Utopia
  3. Best tips I can give for soldering... 1. Use the correct tip, the larger the tip the easier it is to get enough heat into what you are working on. A chisel or bevel tip is better for this type of work than a conical tip. 2. Use flux! A flux pen is good enough, flux paste is also handy. 3. Always tin the tip of your iron. It should be nice and shiny. 4. Heat the joint, not the solder. The solder should flow freely into the joint and be nice and shiny. 5. Clean off flux residue with isopropyl alcohol 6. Tin wires (coat with a little solder) before soldering them If you have trouble with shaky hands, use a wrist rest, or try to rest your wrists on something solid to help stabilise your hands. A soldering station with a lighter soldering pencil might be easier to use. Check this link out, this is a neater solution to the broken power ribbon situation (the gap between the pins on the power connector happen to be a standard spacing): - James
  4. The leaking green thing is a 4.433618 MHz crystal oscillator for the PAL colour signal. There's corrosion on the resistor next to it that should be fixed. Try replacing that crystal and trimming it. Gameplay crashing issues are usually logic board issues, most commonly the RA-3-9600 RAM chip. If only player 2 is having issues, it could be the AY-3-8914 sound chip. If you have a working unit, try swapping these chips. These chips are the same as the ones in the 2609 NTSC North American Intellivision, only the STIC chip is different of the logic chips (and the replacement of the NTSC color chip with the PAL daughter board). - James
  5. Faves: 1. AD&D Treasure of Tarmin and AD&D Cloudy Mountain (tied!) 2. Burgertime! 3. Bump 'n' Jump Hidden Gems: 1. Thin Ice! 2. Thunder Castle 3. Tower of Doom
  6. This looks amazing, I am definitely down for 1 copy.
  7. This is really useful info for anyone who might want to take on a project to create a drop-in replacement package for the RA-3-9600... Would revive quite a few dead Intys. - J
  8. Quite normal, as the power supply board with its voltage regulators and heatsinks is in the top left corner.
  9. Very interesting stuff here! So the RA-3-9600-1 could work as a drop-in replacement for NTSC systems, but not PAL due to the slightly higher CPU/bus clock? And the RA-3-9600A should work as a drop-in replacement on both? The SRAM is such a common failure I always wondered if a modern RAM chip could be adapted to fit the RA-3-9600 pinout with a small adapter board. It may need some logic for the buffering registers, and address bus logic, but can't imagine it being too hard. The STIC chips (CCIR and NTSC) and CP-1610 CPU would be good candidates for replacement with a FPGA drop-in replacement. This would be an interesting project for someone... - James
  10. I won my Intellivision (with Star Strike pack in!) in a Streets Paddle Pop ice cream "Lick a Prize" competition when I was little. I mailed away a competition entry for 2nd chance draw, and they told me I'd won a bicycle... but the Intellivision turned up instead. It was the only game console I had as a kid.
  11. Not including homebrew: AD&D: Treasure of Tarmin Thin Ice Thunder Castle Just missing out... Burgertime Bump 'n' Jump AD&D: Cloudy Mountain (the game that I remember most vividly being used to display an Intellivision at a Grace Bros department store back in the early 80s)
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