@recompile recently published a new Mattel Intellivision emulator written as a libretro core. It’s called FreeIntv and is now available for a growing list of platforms via the libretro buildbot.
FreeIntv requires two Intellivision BIOS files to be placed in the libretro ‘system’ folder:
- Executive ROM:
- Graphics ROM:
Please note that BIOS filenames are case-sensitive
One of FreeIntv’s key innovations is a virtual control system that makes it possible to access a a representation of the Intellivision numeric control pad by using the shoulder buttons on joypads from the SNES era and upward.
FreeIntv can also use PS1-style analog joysticks to represent the Intellivison’s original 16-way joystick.
My inspiration for posting a new thread is that @KMFDManic created the video linked above which demonstrates this FreeIntv virtual control scheme with a variety of classic Intellivision titles. Especially while the docs are still in development, this video plus the FreeIntv README are the best way to dive in.
Free Intellivison ROMs
Open source, Creative Commons, and other permissive licenses:
- Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost of Christmas Presents (Pseudo-PD) - http://www.carolvsghost.com/pg_game.html#download-rom
- Space Patrol (CC-BY-NC-ND) - http://spacepatrol.info/
- 4-Tris (GPL) - http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/intv/4-tris/
Modern freeware ROMs:
- Yogi’s Frustrations - http://intellivision.us/intvgames/yogi/yogi.php
- Adventures of Tron - http://intellivision.us/intvgames/tron/tron.php
- Choplifter - http://intellivision.us/intvgames/chop/chop.php
- Stonix - http://www.intellivision.us/intvgames/stonix/stonix.php
- Hotel Bunny - http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=115&n=Intellivision-development-Hotel-Bunny
- Ultimate Pong - http://intellivisionrevolution.com/ultimatepong
- DK Arcade - http://www.carlmuellerjr.com/2016/12/d1k-arcade-rom-download-page-dk-arcade.html?m=1
- Ms. Pac Man - http://www.carlmuellerjr.com/2016/06/ms_22.html?m=1
- Meteors! - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/273509-meteors/
- Stunt Cycle - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/273481-download-stunt-cycle-still-in-development-digital-game-rom-free/
- Princess Lydie - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/264032-new-intellivision-homebrew-princess-lydie/
RetroArch Playlist Scanner
As of January 27, 2018 the RetroArch playlist scanner can identify and add TOSEC-validated Intellivision ROMs to a Mattel - Intellivision playlist. Download the latest 1) Assets, 2) Core Info Files, and 3) Databases from the RetroArch Online Updater to enjoy Intellivision playlist scanning.