Pong help and advice
Not sure if I should put this in Help and Support, but here goes...
With this most helpful thread I've got a lot more of my Intellivision titles working, although not having too much luck with the jzintvecs side of things (my bios files are all correct and in the right place!) and I've created the hackfile from http://www.intellivision.us/intvgames/interface/hackfile.cfg and put that in /opt/retropie/configs/intellivision/.
Anyhow, I'm really trying to get Pong working, I've gone to http://intellivisionrevolution.com/ultimatepong as per @markwkidd's post in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10918/where-to-legally-acquire-content-to-play-on-retropie/73
I also tried to get DK Arcade from the same thread as reference to what I'm doing wrong, as Pong has no file suffix. I've tried giving Pong both .int and .bin suffixes, but I can't get either to work. I've updated to 4.3.11, updated jzintv, and now run out of ideas. They're not listed in the wiki spreadsheet of cfg files so I've no idea if a cfg file is needed to run them either!
So, if you were kind enough to read all that, has anyone managed to get this Ultimate Pong or DK working and if so would you have any advice to get either working? Pong is one game I've yet to recreate from my youth (we had an original console, my eyes were opened to the wonders of gaming!) And pretty much the last title I want to get to complete my collection.
@fruitybit For DK Arcade, you need to add
D1K.CFGto the Intellivision roms folder. For Pong , rename the rom to
By default, the
.ROMextensions aren't included in
es_systems.cfgso you will need to add them yourself for the roms to appear in EmulationStation. Best practice would be to create a custom
es_systems.cfgfile and make your change there.
@dudleydes Thank you, I had tried changing the name to .rom, but this would explain why it wouldn't work. I already have the D1K.ROM, and .cfg files in the folder.
I'll have to look at the custom cfg bit to understand what I'm doing before I risk shredding everything! I haven't dabbled in that area yet!
remember *nix is case sensitive do dk1.rom and DK1.ROM and dK1.rOm are all different
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@fruitybit have you tried out the new intellivision emulator lr- freeintv? It was just added to the retropie setup under experimental. It uses retroarch so you don't have to do any fancy controller setup. Way easier to setup than jzintv and is worth trying out.
@quicksilver It must have literally just gone on there! Using that gets the menu in Pong up, and I can access the numbered button menu, but anything I press from there exits the game. It may be an ecs issue which isn't supported:(
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@fruitybit yea I bet that's it. I was just reading the ultimate pong manual PDF and it says ecs is required. Darn!
@quicksilver Got it figured, it’s now working with jzintv! I’d added the .rom .ROM to the intellivision es_config file as per @dudleydes post and it’s just like the old days are back again! Gonna have a blast tomorrow with my lad- two player works a treat as well:)) Got to say thanks for all advice from you folks, I love this place!)