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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
06458 Gameplay Major Always Dec 19, 2016, 15:59 Dec 28, 2016, 01:51
Tester mr_me View Status Public Platform MESS (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver intv.cpp
Version 0.180 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Summary MESS-specific 06458: intv, intvoice, intvecs: unable to run some uncommon and newly released games and world series major league baseball
Description I tried to thoroughly test the Intellivision emulator in MAME and found a few problems detailed below.
Steps To Reproduce using mame intv or intvoice:
"ms. pac-man" ms.bin - hangs at title screen
"donkey kong arcade" dkinty.bin - hangs at titlescreen
"Vectron (1982) (Mattel),int"* - wrong title screen colour, should be black not green (game plays)
"yogi's frustration.bin" - hangs before titlescreen
"super nfl football.bin" - hangs before titlescreen
scarfinger.bin - hangs before titlescreen
"blow out.itv" - hit arrow key at ttilescreen ; unable to get to menu
"AD&D Tower of Mystery.bin" - stuck at titlescreen

using mame intvoice:
USCF Chess (1981) (Mattel).int* - press arrow key to pass title screen; garbled graphics (okay using mame intv)

using mame intvecs:
World Series Major League Baseball (1983) (Mattel) [!].int*
press scroll lock to enable keyboard
press c at titlescreen for computer vs computer demo mode
press spacebar when instructed to continue play

Additional Information Note that "blow out" has two other games in the menu but they are not included in the rom.

intellivision ms pacman at http://www.carlmuellerjr.com/search/label/Ms.%20Pac-Man%20for%20Intellivision .
*Common roms found in "Mattel Intellivision (GoodINTV v2.03).rar" found at any rom site.
Others in the attached zip.

These roms have all been tested in jzintv emulator and work well. Intellivision bin/int/itv rom files often come with a similarly named cfg file. That cfg file contains the memory map information for the rom. Roms that use the simple Mattel memory map often don't have a cfg file. Intellivision roms that have a .rom extension have the rom and cfg data merged together.
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Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems intv, intvoice, intvecs
Attached Files
zip file icon intv_mame_test.zip (331,110 bytes) Dec 19, 2016, 15:59 Uploaded by mr_me
rom and cfg files
zip file icon intv_mame_testb.zip (374,328 bytes) Dec 19, 2016, 16:34 Uploaded by mr_me
Relationships
related to 06501Confirmed intv, intvoice, intvecs, intvsrs, intv2: Intellivision game NASL Soccer crashes/freezes when the first goal is scored 
Notes
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No.13485
mr_me
Tester
Dec 19, 2016, 16:17
using mame intvecs:
World Series Major League Baseball (1983) (Mattel) [!].int*
press scroll lock to enable keyboard
press c at titlescreen for computer vs computer demo mode
press spacebar when instructed to continue play

Forgot to say that after the title screen there is no voice and the game crashes after a few minutes of play
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No.13486
mr_me
Tester
Dec 19, 2016, 16:38
using mame intvecs
Game Factory (Prototype) (1983) (Mattel) [!].int* - hangs at title screen
this game requires the ecs computer adapter

using mame intvoice:
Magic Carousel (Prototype) (1983) (Intv Corp) [!].int - hangs at title screen
this game requires intellivoice adapter but would still run without
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No.13488
mr_me
Tester
Dec 19, 2016, 19:56
corrections:
using mame intvecs:
"super nfl football.bin" - hangs before titlescreen
this game requires the ecs computer adapter

using mame intv:
"AD&D Tower of Mystery.bin" - wrong title screen colour, should be blue not green (game plays)

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I then converted all the .bin+.cfg files to .rom files using utility bin2rom and tested again.
Note that bin2rom is unable to convert "world series major league baseball".

The following files work correctly in .rom format
"yogi's frustration.rom", "super nfl football.rom", scarfinger.rom, and "blow out.rom", "Magic Carousel (Prototype) (1983) (Intv Corp) [!].rom"

using mame intv:
"ms. pac-man" ms.rom - after title and setup has garbled graphics and crashes
"donkey kong arcade" dkinty.rom - plays with garbled graphics
"Vectron (1982) (Mattel),rom"* - same wrong title screen colour, should be black not green (game plays)
"AD&D Tower of Mystery.rom" - same wrong title screen colour, should be blue not green (game plays)

using mame intvecs:
"Game Factory (Prototype) (1983) (Mattel) [!].rom"
game factory requires the ecs computer adapter
at title screen hit any keyboard key to get menu
use keyboard arrows to menu 5 and keyboard enter
use game controller to play game keyboard key to return to menu
-game has garbled graphics
-title screens are green instead of black
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No.13489
Robbbert
Developer
Dec 21, 2016, 23:59
Platform should be MAME (official binary), but you can't choose that when project MESS is selected.
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No.13510
Tafoid
Administrator
Dec 28, 2016, 01:51
Acknowledging this for now. Note that there are a lot of those titles which are already marked "preliminary" in the Intellivision softlist (intv.xml in the HASH folder).
When I can get some time to go through all mentioned, I'll verify anything that might need to be flagged or test for regressions.