Jump to content
IntellivisionDude

Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ

Recommended Posts

Even though i didn't get much feedback on this (just Rev :cool: ) the first time i posted it. I'm making it official now. The official Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ

 

Not sure if this could be sticky'd or if it deserves to be?

 

So if you find some intellivision info or website of interest please post it here and maybe we can get everything under 1 roof. I know i probably haven't covered everything so feel free to add what i may have forgot before they are lost and forgotten. So feel free to post links/info/additions or corrections to stuff i posted.

But try and not flood this with topics that don't belong.

 

 

 

Here is a start to all the scattered information i have found through my travels.

 

 

 

List of Important Intellivision Websites

 

I think this is the main site for most info

http://www.intvfunhouse.com/

 

The official Intellivision Website. Used to be more navigable, and game list is down, but the time line is cool

http://www.intellivisiongames.com/

 

A ton of Info and Homebrews/Reproduction Boxes/Forums/Wikki/ on it's way to taking over the top spot

http://www.beeslife.com/

http://www.intellivision.us/

http://wiki.intellivision.us/index.php?title=Main_Page

 

My favorite site for downloading manuals

http://kentrepairs.com/General/Intellivision.asp

 

Maybe the best site for manuals/overlays/game list. But maybe not the easiest to navigate.

http://intv.mphokie.com/masterList.php

 

Service Manuals for Model 1,2,and Intellivoice/Mods/Schematics

http://www.lukesandel.com/videogames/

 

Software Developers Kit

http://sdk-1600.spatula-city.org/

 

Another Wiki

http://intelliwiki.kylesblog.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

 

Just a link to someones collection, but he has pics of some of the rarest Intellivision stuff

http://www.gamescollection.it/collections/a/138

 

An Intellivision Forum overrun by spam. Wasn't sure if i should mention it or not

http://www.intellivisionworld.com/IHQ/forum_topics.asp?FID=13&SID=9375c375ccz9c9f92cfdadabz8bbb93d

 

A forum not overrun by spam and needs more members immediately. :cool:

http://www.intellivisionage.com/

 

Another good site, but it may be abandoned? It has possibly my favorite game list

http://www.intellivisionworld.com/

 

You can purchase a Cuttle Cart 3 here

http://www.schells.com/cc3.shtml

 

Intellivision Gumbo Website

http://home.earthlink.net/~classic-videogames/intellivision/index.htm

 

How to make a controller stick adapter?

http://web.archive.org/web/20060317145051/users.erols.com/tiltonj/games/tech/intvsticky.html

 

Was there a rom for this? I never downloaded it but would like to. Looks like the site is offline now

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/158794-astrosmash-remake

 

Some Intellivoices won't fit in a Intellivision II

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/133607-some-intellivoices-wont-fit-in-intv-2/

 

A couple of topics about making overlays

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/110225-intellivision-overlays/

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=50583.0

 

Another addition to making overlays

 

Actually, you can make your own. Just download some scans from one of the many sites (Intellivision Funhouse for example), reverse them, print (or have them printed) on thick transparencies, and the spray pain the back white. YOu reverse them so that you see the ink from the far side, so it will not wear off with use.

 

Works great. You can do Vectrex overlays the same way.

 

 

And a cool site with pics of every overlay and screen shots

http://www.hotcom.com/intellivision/

 

Intellivision controller to USB adapter project

http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/intellivusb/index_en.php

 

Intellivision RetroKit

http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=47

 

Jaguar Adapter for 5200, INTV, and CV

http://www94.pair.com/jsoper/jag_adapter.html

 

Stickler Joystick Addons

https://www.atari2600.com/item--Sticklers--PROD2575.html

 

Cool site showing all the different rom variations

http://www.decle.co.uk/

 

A cool history of Intellivision that i haven't read yet.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3653/a_history_of_gaming_platforms_.php

 

Another history topic

http://intellivisionnerd.webnode.com/

 

What are they talking about here?

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/150098-shiny-technologies-intellivision-related/

 

Rev shouting the Knowledge :cool:

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/156940-intellivision-history-very-long-read/

 

Smurf Prototype Picture?

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/144742-smurf-for-intellivision/

 

 

Possible Alternatives to the Intellivision II Power Supply

 

The standard Atari 8bit power supply works for me. The ones that are used with a 400,800, 1200xl, 1050, xf551 should work. The tip is the same size too.

 

This is from the faq

9 V AC 15.3 VA (1.7 A) Atari#CO14319

400,800,822,850,1010,1200XL

 

9 V AC 18 VA (2.0 A) Atari#CA014748/CA016804

400,800,822,850,1010,1200XL,810

 

9 V AC 31 VA (3.4 A) Atari#CO17945

400,800,822,850,1010,1200XL,810,1020,1050,XF551

 

9 V AC 50 VA (5.6 A) Atari#CA017964

400,800,822,850,1010,1200XL,810,1020,1050,XF551

 

An Atari 5200 power supply works as well.

 

Some people say a Jaguar Power Supply will work, while someone else said the tip is not the same size. Also read that possibly a TG-16 Supply may work.

 

 

 

 

Possible Alternatives to the Intellivision II Power Supply

 

The NES power supply does work with it. Just tested it.

 

 

You can also use an Odyssey2 power cord or one from a rechargeable drill.

 

I'm glad somebody brought this up, because I haven't seen this information documented anywhere else.

 

Here is a picture of my ECS power supply and connector:

 

post-3819-126710255762_thumb.jpgpost-3819-126710524938_thumb.jpg

 

I'm getting 10VAC output on the barrel (tip negative), but since it's AC output, the polarity shouldn't matter.

 

The connector is a standard coaxial power connector; I believe the dimensions are 5.0mm x 2.0mm (5mm outer diameter, 2mm inner diameter). The inner diameter is a guess on my part: I compared it to the connector for the Atari 800 power supply (CO17945), which uses a 5.0mm x 2.1mm connector, and while the ECS connector is the same outer diameter, the inner diameter is a bit smaller. The ECS connector won't fit into the 800, but the CO17945 connector will fit into an ECS, although it's a little loose. I've heard that some people have successfully used the CO17945 as a power supply for the ECS, in fact, although I've never tried this myself.

 

I used a 9VAC power supply from and ADAM 5.25" disk drive a few times before I found and ECS power supply on ebay.

 

 

Intellivision TutorVision by World Book (This thing is so cool looking it needs to be added)

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/159201-intellivision-tutorvision-by-world-book/

http://www.zutco.com/Tutorvision.htm

 

Let's not forget about the Painted? Astrosmash label (very cool)

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/159786-painted-astrosmash-label/

 

 

A topic about restoring carts and boxes

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/166740-restoring-intellivision-carts-and-boxes/

 

 

Some info about how to disassemble a cartridge (with no screws)

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/171770-cartrdge-disassembly/

 

 

These interesting disc addons barely got talked about. But it makes you wonder if anything could be stuck to a disc.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/161310-intv-rubber-controller-disc-pad/

 

 

Yurkie's cord straightening service

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/165403-straightened-cord-for-intellivision-1-controller/

 

 

Alpha Omega project - part 3 - Intellivision

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/165878-alpha-omega-project-part-3-intellivision/

 

 

The Intellivision controller matrix - Guide! ...and make your own controller...

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/165229-the-intellivision-controller-matrix-guide/

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ

User is online IntellivisionDude Icon

 

"Even though i didn't get much feedback on this (just Rev :cool: ) the first time i posted it. I'm making it official now. The official Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ"

 

What senor?! I never seen this posted before... chances are, many of us missed all this great info. This damn thing should be on permanent sticky! :love:

 

I know of half these sites, but some is new nice stuff. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ

User is online IntellivisionDude Icon

 

"Even though i didn't get much feedback on this (just Rev :cool: ) the first time i posted it. I'm making it official now. The official Intellivision Info/Resources/FAQ"

 

What senor?! I never seen this posted before... chances are, many of us missed all this great info. This damn thing should be on permanent sticky! :love:

 

I know of half these sites, but some is new nice stuff. :thumbsup:

 

 

Thanks,

 

It was here. But even more unorganized and not as much info. It was only a work in progress. Testing the waters.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/174687-interesting-stuff-i-have-found-in-my-search-with-more-to-come/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You did a great job on this rgw, I totally forgot to comment on the original. Needs to be stickied for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My link Pixel Kitchen . com

 

The original homepage for the Intellivision Homebrew game: Minehunter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOTICE: This domain name expired on 04/09/2011 and is pending renewal or deletion.

This web page is parked FREE, courtesy of GoDaddy.com

intellivisionage.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOTICE: This domain name expired on 04/09/2011 and is pending renewal or deletion.

This web page is parked FREE, courtesy of GoDaddy.com

intellivisionage.com

 

I let the site go. i am working on a different one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the process of expanding a new website - Papa Intellivision. I've scanned and posted the bulk of the documents included in Dave Chandler's estate. I've still got a bunch of photos to take and post. Stay tuned over the coming weeks (and perhaps months).

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the process of expanding a new website - Papa Intellivision. I've scanned and posted the bulk of the documents included in Dave Chandler's estate. I've still got a bunch of photos to take and post. Stay tuned over the coming weeks (and perhaps months).

 

Wow! Thanks for preserving all of this. I didn't have time to look at all of it, but the info on the Intellivision 3 and 4, while Sanskrit to me, was really cool nonetheless. Maybe Jay could correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those all the specs for building out those two units? In the hands of someone like Curt, in theory could "new" Intellivisions be built....? :) I look forward to seeing what else you have to share with the very appreciative Intellivision community.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The official Intellivision Lives site is back up and running. But for some dumb reason you still can't access it unless you use a back door link. All the old info is back. Games list, History, etc. A plethora on Intellivision Knowledge. Just don't click the Home button at the top or it will take you to the non functioning part of the site.

 

http://www.intellivisionlives.com/faq/home.shtml

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more edit. It seems since last night when i posted the back way into IntellivisionLives it mysteriously went down. Looks like someone didn't renew the domain yet.

 

But luckily it's saved in the Wayback Machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080121160650/http://www.intellivisionlives.com/faq/home.shtml

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more edit. It seems since last night when i posted the back way into IntellivisionLives it mysteriously went down. Looks like someone didn't renew the domain yet.

 

But luckily it's saved in the Wayback Machine.

http://web.archive.o.../faq/home.shtml

 

from where I sadly read the news about many cartridges coming for Intellivision..... and never seen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just noticed i made a typo in the FAQ above. There are 2 different lines that reads, "Possible Alternatives to the Intellivision II Power Supply", but the the second time it was supposed to say Possible Alternatives to the ECS Power Supply. And i have no way of editing it.

 

I'll fix it here.

 

 

Possible Alternatives to the ECS Power Supply

 

The NES power supply does work with it. Just tested it.

 

 

You can also use an Odyssey2 power cord or one from a rechargeable drill.

 

I'm glad somebody brought this up, because I haven't seen this information documented anywhere else.

 

Here is a picture of my ECS power supply and connector:

 

post-3819-126710255762_thumb.jpgpost-3819-126710524938_thumb.jpg

 

I'm getting 10VAC output on the barrel (tip negative), but since it's AC output, the polarity shouldn't matter.

 

The connector is a standard coaxial power connector; I believe the dimensions are 5.0mm x 2.0mm (5mm outer diameter, 2mm inner diameter). The inner diameter is a guess on my part: I compared it to the connector for the Atari 800 power supply (CO17945), which uses a 5.0mm x 2.1mm connector, and while the ECS connector is the same outer diameter, the inner diameter is a bit smaller. The ECS connector won't fit into the 800, but the CO17945 connector will fit into an ECS, although it's a little loose. I've heard that some people have successfully used the CO17945 as a power supply for the ECS, in fact, although I've never tried this myself.

 

I used a 9VAC power supply from and ADAM 5.25" disk drive a few times before I found and ECS power supply on ebay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

List of Important Intellivision Websites

 

 

 

Is there a site that has an easily searchable rarity guide, like AtariAge has?

 

I'm new to Intellivision, and don't want to get fleeced.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...