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About gar0u

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  • Birthday 03/29/1973

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    Intellivision, Commodore 64, MAME

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  1. Anyone know if the female adapter on this cable is long enough to connect to Sears INTV console or Intellivision II? https://www.amazon.com/Serial-Female-Extension-Straight-Through/dp/B07B4TZ1TT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1LXHIPO8JI3L4&keywords=db9+female+to+male+cable&qid=1580319538&sprefix=%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-3 When I built my own Flashback cable, I cannibalized an Intellivision II cable--just cut a non-working controller off of the original cable and used the female end with a F/M serial cable I bought. The new serial cable didn't plug into the console because the female end was too short. I'm toying with the idea of maybe doing a Kickstarter for these cables. That would help me estimate interest, defray initial costs, and limit production runs to something I could reasonably accomplish.
  2. Sent you a message a few days ago. I'd be happy to make some cables for you. Reply here if you can't read it and we can figure out an easier way to communicate. Just need to confirm your console is Sears INTV and how long you want each cable. Long cables are nice!
  3. Happy to report that I was able to successfully build a Flashback cable using Rick's pin out. Played a game of Burger Time and was instantly transported back to my childhood in the '80s--minus the 65" OLED TV. Will post a link to this thread in Paul's YouTube video comments.
  4. Thanks everyone. Rick, sorry to hear of your health troubles last month. I hope you're on the mend. I wanted to help out the Intellivisionaries podcasters and fans by working on the backlog of Flashback cables--but I've got to get mine to work first!
  5. Turns out the composite inputs (2) on my receiver are both bad, or whatever processes them inside the receiver. Bought an adapter and went straight into the TV. Had to swap the yellow and red connections for some reason, but get a great picture and sound. Even RF straight into the OLED looks pretty good, so I've been playing more Intellivision II lately than Flashback. (Defender of the Crown has been A LOT of fun!)
  6. Following the instructions on Paul's YouTube video at: I'm sure I've done something wrong, but I wrote down the pin mapping as Male -> Female: M F ==== 1 -> 2 2 -> 9 3 -> 1 4 -> 4 5 -> 6 6 -> 7 7 -> 8 8 -> 3 9 -> 5 I have checked these pins for continuity on the finished cable and it checks out. So either the above mapping is incorrect, or my orientation of the ports is incorrect. This is how I understand the pinouts to work on the finished cable: Male: __________ \ 1 2 3 4 5 / \ 6 7 8 9 / '''''''''''''' Female: __________ \ 5 4 3 2 1 / \ 9 8 7 6 / '''''''''''''' Can anyone that's built one (esp. Paul) spot anything I screwed up? Testing with Q-Bert on an Intellivision II. It works fine with the original controller, because I just beat Defender of the Crown with it over Christmas vacation! Thanks, Will
  7. I think I have an original box still for the tape drive. I didn't know they made a disk drive for this thing!
  8. I would really like to hook up my Intellivision Flashback to my new LG 65" OLED flat screen, but the AV->Composite plug is right behind the bar of a mounting bracket. A 90 degree plug might work, but in the meantime, I thought I could go through our Onkyo HT-R997 receiver. The receiver has two assignable composite inputs and six assignable RCA? (red/white) audio plugs. I've assigned composite 1 and audio 2. I get sound, but only a black picture. The receiver is connected to the TV with HDMI. I read somewhere that composite inputs to a receiver need composite output, but the receiver doesn't have a composite out, and I think that would defeat the purpose of a receiver in the first place, right? Just curious if anyone has any experience hooking up a Flashback or anything composite really, to modern home theater gear. I had just figured out how to hook up my Intellivision II to our LCD TV, but it had a coax input. I'll have to research additional adapters to see if I can hook up original hardware, but in the meantime, I was hoping to get my Intellivision fix via my Flashback. Thanks for any advice or help you might be able to share...
  9. If I recall, I used GEOS with a 1541, a 1581, and the 1764 RAM expander. I tried a lot of different word processors FOR FUN when I was a kid. IIRC, I settled on Easy Script and a LQ printer; because like one of the other posters, my middle school did not accept dot-matrix printed papers (due to the lack of true descenders). I was a fan of GEOS, and I remember it working pretty well; or I had way more free time when I was a kid and didn't mind waiting.
  10. My list of memorable games: Raid Over Moscow, Impossible Mission, Infiltrator, Hacker, Maniac Mansion, Super Huey, Demon Stalkers, and Champions of Krynn. (Although you can't do it anymore; dial-up BBS, Quantum Link, phone phreaking, and software cracking were probably a bigger use of the C= 64 than playing games. But I did plenty of that, too!)
  11. In the 80s, beating a game; Maniac Mansion or Champions of Krynn are probably my top two. Today; now that I am done with grad school and have some free time, I am going back and trying to beat my old favorites; Hacker, Infiltrator, Demon Stalkers, etc.
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