Intellivision w/Entertainment Computer System + Intellivoice expansions
Intellivision w/Entertainment Computer System + Intellivoice expansions



Setname:  intvecs   
Year: 1983
Manufacturer: Mattel
Status: good  works
Type: Game Console
Parent: Intellivision
Emulation info
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  supported   

Tech info
CP1610 ("maincpu")cpu 894886 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
AY-3-8914 ("ay8914")audio 1789772 Hz
Speaker ("ecs:mono_ecs")audio
AY-3-8914 ("ecs:ay8914")audio 1789772 Hz
SP0256 ("speech")audio 3120000 Hz
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 189 x 240 @ 59.920000
Media devices
cartridge ("ecs:subslot") cartridge cart bin, int, rom, itv
Software lists

Show detailed info about 'Configurations' of this system

Left Disc Digital
Right Disc Digital
ECS_P3 Disc Digital
ECS_P4 Disc Digital
ECS Controller Gamepads

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
exec.bin8192 cbce86f75a65b922b562cb1f57dab51b73151283f0e20c7agood
sp0256-012.bin2048 0de7579d618563e512ff5665183664f52270fa9606c9d289good


* CPU: General Instruments 16 bit Microprocessor 1 MHz
* Memory: 4K internal ROM operating system, 2K RAM
* Controls: 12 button numeric key pad, four action keys, 16 direction disk, overlay support
* Sound: Sound generator capable of 3 part harmony with programmable ASDR envelopes
* Color: 16 colors
* Resolution: 192v x 160h pixels


MESS requires a cart dump (in .rom or .bin/.int/.int format) in the "cartridge" (cart) device to run intv emulation. You can launch emulation using, at command line

mess intv -cart "C:\pathtogame\"

Notice that .rom images are **strongly** suggested, as the support for .bin, .int and .itv images (which are basically the same format) is only partial. You can convert your .bin images to .rom, using the program ''bin2rom'' contained in SDK-1600 --

If you want to help to improve the support, testing your .bin images and reporting bugs, please follow these simple rules:

- If a cart has an issue, please re-run it with the -log option turned on. At exit, check in the file error.log if the issues are due to known missing features (RAM, bankswitch, ECS or Intellivoice). The relevant error would be mentioned in the first lines, before the "opcodes executed on mapped I/O" messages.
- If nothing is mentioned in error.log, you have probably found a bug. Therefore, please report it on Bugzilla or on the MESS message board.
- It would be of help if you also try to convert the file to .rom and try to run it in MESS again. If a game works in .rom format but not in .bin/.int it means we missed something in the code, so we would really appreciate the report

Known Issues

This driver is almost complete. To Do:

* collision detection
* 16-way controller mapping
* default mapping of the right player controller

Support for .bin/.int/.itv images is only partial.

History and Trivia

At the end of 1979, Mattel Electronics released a video game system known as Intellivision along with 12 video game cartridges. Poised as a competitor to the then king of the hill Atari 2600, Mattel Electronics called their new product "Intelligent Television", stemming largely from their marketing plans to release a compatible computer keyboard for their video games console.

Mattel fiercely battled with Atari but the Intellivision suffered greatly from the video game market crash of 1984. After Mattel sold the rights to the system soon afterwards, the Intellivision was kept alive through their new owners, INTV Corp. Another 35 games were released from 1985 to 1990, mostly through mail order service. The system was generally very successful in the end, with over 3 million units sold and 125 games released before the system was finally discontinued in 1990.

During its lifetime, several models of the base system were released, as well as some interesting peripherals including a full computer adaptor, music keyboard, Intellivoice speech synthesis module, system changer to play Atari VCS games and PlayCable (an accessory to download games from your cable provider).


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