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Nurmix
23-09-13, 05:28
Hello Intellivision fans!

Episode 1 of The Intellivisionaries podcast is now available for your listening pleasure (or anger, depending on how you feel about our abilities and the subject matter).

You can stream or download it from our website:
http://www.intellivisionaries.com/Download.html

You can do the same on our Libsyn page:
http://intellivisionaries.libsyn.com/webpage/category/Intellivisionaries%20Episodes

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/intellivisionaries-podcast/id714110184

You can also find out more about the podcast on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/intypodcast

As well as on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Intypodcast

Email: hello@intellivisionaries.com -or- hello@intypodcast.com



Show Notes for Episode 1 and links mentioned in the show are available on our website. (http://www.intellivisionaries.com/Download_EP01.html)
http://www.intellivisionaries.com/Download_EP01.html




The Intellivisionaries are:

Paul Nurminen (aka Nurmix)
Rick Reynolds
William Olds (aka Burgertime)

Vipp
23-09-13, 07:00
Downloaded. when iTunes approve the podcast i will subscribe.

Deaf-CD-Thief
23-09-13, 09:22
I don't get it. I downloaded the episode, and it sounds the same as every other podcast I've ever tried to listen to - complete and total silence! I don't see what all the fuss is about...

Nurmix
23-09-13, 09:28
Downloaded. when iTunes approve the podcast i will subscribe.

Thanks Vipp. And thanks for the great logo image you created for our show! It really helps us look professional (even if we aren't - just ask UK Mike).

Also, for those inclined to do such things... while waiting for our iTunes approval, you can get episode 1 in (I asusme) all podcast catchers through our Libsyn RSS feed: http://intellivisionaries.libsyn.com/rss

focusrs
24-09-13, 12:57
i cant get that a b song out of my head! aaaaarghhhh

Nurmix
24-09-13, 01:48
i cant get that a b song out of my head! aaaaarghhhh

Sorry Focus. Hahaha. That's not my track, it's Confusium "Compare This!" (from the Intellivision in HiFi CD). My original music is the opening theme, and the ending theme.

I haven't gotten to the show notes yet (will do that tonight). I'm a bit worn out from all the editing and production of episode 1!

Thanks for checking out the podcast!

indieseoul
24-09-13, 11:38
Great stuff! I listened to this on the way to work today. I can't wait to hear more about the Intellivision. All the hosts did a great job and unlike some podcasts (STR) there was no mention of penis based controllers. LOL :)

Nurmix
24-09-13, 06:50
Great stuff! I listened to this on the way to work today. I can't wait to hear more about the Intellivision. All the hosts did a great job and unlike some podcasts (STR) there was no mention of penis based controllers. LOL :)

Thanks, Indie!

We leave the vulgarity to the professionals.
:WINK:

Nurmix
24-09-13, 08:39
You can now subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/intellivisionaries-podcast/id714110184

miner2049er
24-09-13, 10:39
SPAM, mod please delete.

Haha!

Looking forward to listening.

focusrs
25-09-13, 02:46
You can now subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/intellivisionaries-podcast/id714110184

Subbed!!! :)

Nurmix
25-09-13, 03:47
Subbed!!! :)

Sweet, thanks Focus!

Diagamblic
25-09-13, 05:00
Fantastic first show. Informative, and well put together! I never grew up with the intellivison, but I've grown to appreciate it.

Can't wait for more. Are there any other intellivision podcasts out there? This may be the first!

Nurmix
25-09-13, 05:03
Fantastic first show. Informative, and well put together! I never grew up with the intellivison, but I've grown to appreciate it.

Can't wait for more. Are there any other intellivision podcasts out there? This may be the first!

Thanks, Aaron. As far as I know, we are the first!

focusrs
25-09-13, 12:11
Thanks, Aaron. As far as I know, we are the first!

Ya, however just like Stalking the Retro is the aborted fetus of Retrogamingroundup we will have to do a podcast called Intellidiots to be the dark underbelly of Intellivisionaries.... bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha We all just have to grow our Star Trek alternate universe beards and we will be ready to go :)

Burgertime
25-09-13, 02:49
I already have a beard going, so one of you might have to stay clean shaven to be the opposite :p

rickreynolds
25-09-13, 03:14
Wow, it's really great to hear (read) kind words from everyone!

Vipp
25-09-13, 07:35
Ya, however just like Stalking the Retro is the aborted fetus of Retrogamingroundup we will have to do a podcast called Intellidiots to be the dark underbelly of Intellivisionaries.... bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha We all just have to grow our Star Trek alternate universe beards and we will be ready to go :)

I look like a tit with a beard so i don't mind being the shaven Burger Time. :)

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Burgertime
25-09-13, 10:26
I have such a baby face when I shave.
Here is me shaved in my Kingdom Hearts cosplay.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/BfDelano/39854646.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/BfDelano/media/39854646.jpg.html)

And here is me last year at Star Wars Celebration VI posing with Barf from Space Balls.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/BfDelano/4F1DD1B8-AFD7-463B-9992-50D7B78F87B5-268-0000002A561CDB9F.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/BfDelano/media/4F1DD1B8-AFD7-463B-9992-50D7B78F87B5-268-0000002A561CDB9F.jpg.html)

I'm about 5 feet 5 inches tall or 1.66 meters. His height just makes me look shorter.

Vipp
27-09-13, 11:42
I just realized you guys have your own Sub-Forum! :)

Nurmix
27-09-13, 04:05
Yes. SoCal was generous enough to set that up for us! Consider this a public "thank you", SoCal!

focusrs
01-10-13, 02:10
I have to say, this podcast saved my Intelly 2 a horrible death!. I absolutely love Tron Deadly Discs, yet I was getting very irated and my little tron bastard not throwing this disc while I was running.

Then I heard the podcast and learned you cannot press the keyboard buttons while using the disc. son of a @*!%$. But you can use two controllers, bleh.

rickreynolds
01-10-13, 03:06
I never had deadly discs as a kid, so I can't claim to know your pain! As I mentioned in the episode, my pain points were in the much slower paced Night Stalker. When I read that you can work around the problem via using two controllers, I have to admit my first reaction was to laugh! :) I've never actually tried it to see how difficult it is.

But I've used the trick to effect with keyboard mappings in emulation.

Nurmix
01-10-13, 03:39
Haha!

...amateurs

;-)

focusrs
01-10-13, 03:52
I never had deadly discs as a kid, so I can't claim to know your pain! As I mentioned in the episode, my pain points were in the much slower paced Night Stalker. When I read that you can work around the problem via using two controllers, I have to admit my first reaction was to laugh! :) I've never actually tried it to see how difficult it is.

But I've used the trick to effect with keyboard mappings in emulation.


I tried it, it sucks :) time to start hacking my intelly :)

Nurmix
01-10-13, 04:27
I tried it, it sucks :) time to start hacking my intelly :)

Now THAT's a mod I could get behind. Feels like a potential show segment, eh Rick? What do you think, Focus?

Burgertime
01-10-13, 08:25
And I don't think I noticed it back in the day as a hardware limitation. I probably thought it was just how the game was designed in a play mechanics standpoint.

focusrs
01-10-13, 05:04
not being able to run and gun is crap. at least the older atari could do that without using two controllers :) Been looking at the controller truth tables on the outputs and can see why it wont let you run and gun with one controller. You almost can do it if you run one direction and hit the corresponding key on the pad that adds the one extra bit to fire in that direction (albeit the opposite direction mainly) it still will pause for a second when you hit the button though even in this scenario. the only way to truly run and gun is with two controllers.

The truth table uses a combination of the dial and the keypad so anytime you are moving and depress the keypad a new 8 bit code is generated that the intelly has no idea what it is for, which is why the player stops moving and you cant fire until you release the disc.

going to have to think on this one, a simple y cable will not work as you need part of the disc inputs for the keypad addresses. which is why it works using two controllers as the second controller dial is not being used when a key is depressed on that controller.

rickreynolds
01-10-13, 07:42
I think this kind of cross-controller hack would require monkeying around with the internals of the controllers so that the signals from the physical disc, buttons, and keypad can be intercepted BEFORE they get processed into the 9-pin signals. After the inputs have been encoded into the 9 pins, the input is ambiguous as to what is happening. E.g. the pattern of 1's across the 9-pin connector is exactly the same for (Disc East + Keypad 4) and (Disc East). So you have to interrupt the button press inside the controller before it gets encoded and sent down the controller wire.

Basically, if you could take each controller's input matrix and separate out the keypad portion into a separate set of 9-pin outputs (making the output of the controller 18 pins) then from a single controller you could send the 9-pin action button/disc signal into the inty as controller 1 and the keypad signal in as controller 2. Then you could run-and-gun in games like Deadly Discs and Night Stalker.

Nurmix
01-10-13, 08:38
You are right, Rick. The internal controller circuit matrix is designed in such a way that there are only so many paths the signal can travel. These matrices are 3 layers folded on top of one another. You would have to fabricate something with an additional layer that sent signals down the controller 2 path, say the disc signals, and the original layer would transmit the keypad signals down the controller 1 path. Of course you would have to disable the unneeded function on each layer too. Side button signals could remain on the original layer.

I'm not exactly sure how feasible this would be - nor how easy it would be to make all of this fit within the tight confines of the controller housing.

I may experiment with one of my extra controllers though, as the idea is intriguing.

focusrs
01-10-13, 09:34
custom controller time :) Dont think it is feasible to hack a intelly controller with that mylar inside, besides the disc and keypad are interlinked with each other so cutting a trace to isolate would probably not work. I had thought of feeding the signals into a basic stamp to watch for those special addresses on the pins that shows a keypad button is pressed along with the disc and then output the keypad signal to port two and divert it from port 1. dont have enough address lines on the stamp though unless two are daisychained.

The simpliest would be to create new controller to feed directional inputs to port 1 and keypad inputs to port two directly via some diode logic or such. May try this out after I finish the Kaboom Mini Cab for Socal :) (I aready have had several emails from my viewers asking to build them the wii2600 paddle controllers, its busy times around here :) )

Nurmix
02-10-13, 02:08
You're more qualified than I am for a hardware mod like this. Of course the goal, for me anyway, would be to retain the original controller. Maybe completely discard the original circuit matrix, and create a new one that separates keypad from disc, then create some sort of adapter that can route the signals to the correct controller wire. Maybe we should pose this as a challenge on the show and see what the Intellivision hardware gurus come up with.