Jump to content
netspecter

Intellivision II EXEC patching

Recommended Posts

Has anyone tried to patch the EXEC ROM in an Intellivision II to address the compatibility issues? I've searched but I couldn't find any attempts. I get most folks wouldn't bother desoldering a 40 pin chip to fix a few (average?) games, but I thought someone would have tried it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intvnut has a workaround with the Lto Flash multicart.

 

It would be tough to replace the exec rom chip. The original exec was on two chips each with a different pin layout. The intellivisiin ii exec is on one chip.

 

Edit: The Intellivision II exec chip might work in an original Intellivision; if you want the feature of making those cartridges incompatible.

Edited by mr_me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone tried to patch the EXEC ROM in an Intellivision II to address the compatibility issues? I've searched but I couldn't find any attempts. I get most folks wouldn't bother desoldering a 40 pin chip to fix a few (average?) games, but I thought someone would have tried it.

 

 

 

Intvnut has a workaround with the Lto Flash multicart.

 

It would be tough to replace the exec rom chip. The original exec was on two chips each with a different pin layout. The intellivisiin ii exec is on one chip.

 

Edit: The Intellivision II exec chip might work in an original Intellivision; if you want the feature of making those cartridges incompatible.

 

Wouldn't something like the "Game Genie" work as well? I mean a plugged-in dongle that would sit in between the console and the cartridge which would work around the copyright "bug" in the Intellivision II by intercepting calls to the EXEC.

 

I would imagine this to be a more appropriate solution than hacking the hardware itself. How doable would it be?

 

-dZ.

  • Like 1

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...