I saw that help was needed in completing the extra pack for the Intellivision. After seeing the work that was done on AtariXLBox , I could not stand by and let the best old school system be ignored. The Intellivision deserves to have proper treatment in the upcoming extras.
In addition to all of the pack updates, a working spreadsheet of games that are playable on BlissX will be made available on the first page of the EXTRAS thread. Unfortunately, the version of Bliss that Xport used to code the emulator was an early build and DOES NOT support any of the newer games (except 4-Tris) or Intellivoice games. Three of my favorite games were axed right there. Some kind soul out there MIGHT be updating the emulator, but until there is more confirmation on this, we all have to make do with what we have.
Included in this pack is the most awesome Intellivision Cover Scans ever assembled! I used the coverproject.net scans when possible, but the majority came from intvfunhouse.com. All scans were tweaked in Photoshop to remove glaring blemishes, light/dark issues, tears, crushed boxes, and general wear for packaging that is now around 30 years old. In all, it was a nasty, brutal pixel by pixel job for about 70% of the collection. All images are cropped to a width of 425 pixels. There is NOT ONE SINGLE WATERMARK on any of these images and it is my expressed desire that they remain watermark free for all eternity. If you are affiliated with Mobygames you may NOT mark these images, in fact you are not even allowed to look at them! I made custom boxes for unreleased games, the system files that must be in the rom directory, the demo cart, test cart, and song player carts. As I find more "unreleased games" I will add to the art pack. As it stands, it is 141 files of box shot goodness that at this point is 99% complete. As I work with the pack, I notice small errors and correct them as I go. So, there will be more updates to the pack.
Examples of cover restoration include the following:
But wait there is more!
Also included is a set of overlays for the Intellivision. This set includes all of the original system overlays and all of the “Orphan Overlays” created by Psycho Stormtrooper. Only system files, demos, and unreleased games do not have an overlay. The overlay set is also at 99% completion and will receive minor updates as I notice outstanding issues. As with the art pack, this too will see an update.
Wait! Act now and I’ll throw in a set of Title and Action screens for FREE!
That’s right! Included is a modified and edited set of Title and Action screens. I am happy to report that all Title and Actions screens are 100% complete! Only the addition of new games would require any more work at this point. Both screens spliced into one PNG to keep the preview windows ratio intact to properly display the cover, overlays, and title & action.
Still not convinced?!
Also in progress is the Intellivision Manual Pack. Currently, a complete set of manuals is avaiable in txt files. The plan is to inject these into a synopsis file. Also, this set has 60 manuals in PDF. The goal is to obtain a complete set of manuals in PDF and to break down any PDF’s into PNG’s so that they can be viewed from the emulator like the NES manual packs. If you have Intellivision manual scans or know where to obtain them please let me know! I still need about 70 of them!
That’s Great! But I'm scared that this system does not have Mario and/or has too many buttons for my tiny brain to handle even though my Xbox controller has more buttons and stuff?"
There is a game with Mario in it.... so CHILL
First, many games only made use of the pad and one or two fire buttons.
Second, upcoming updates will include a controller configuration with VISUAL AID!!!!!. I have created a setup that works well for almost every game. Please be patient as the final product for special configurations should include a pic of special button mappings.
Overall Status of Project
1. Controller configurations are 90% complete. Visual aid created to help mentally impaired players.
2. Cover pack is 99% complete
3. Overlay pack is 99% complete
4. Title & Action Pack is 100% complete barring new game entries.
5. Text manuals need to be formatted for synopsis. (Need help with this!)
6. Need PDF manuals broken down into PNG's for viewing inside emulator. (Need help with this!)
7. Still need about 70 PDF Manuals for a complete set (Need help with this!)
8. Need videos made for 125 games (Currently in progress!) (Beta pack for A-E completed)
9. Need Blissx updated with newer Bliss code, save state functionality, and Intellivoice support. (Definitely Need a lot more help with this as I have no idea about coding!)
10. Spreadsheet updated to version 4