FreeIntv is a libretro emulation core for the Mattel Intellivision designed to be compatible with joypads from the SNES era forward even if they originally required a number pad.
FreeIntv was created by David Richardson. The PSG and STIC emulation was made closer to hardware and optimized by Oscar Toledo G. (nanochess)
The FreeIntv core is licensed under GPLv3. More information at https://github.com/markwkidd/FreeIntv/blob/master/LICENSE.
FreeIntv requires two Intellivision BIOS files to be placed in the libretro 'system' folder:
- BIOS filenames are case-sensitive
Entertainment Computer System and Intellivoice
FreeIntv does not currently support Entertainment Computer System (ECS) and Intellivoice functionality. Contributions to the code are welcome!
Mattel Intellivision games were often meant to be played with game-specific cards overlaid on the numeric keypad. These overlays convey information which can be very useful in gameplay. Images of a limited selection of Intellivision titles are available at: http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/instructions.shtml
- Mini-Keypad - allows the user to view and select keys from a small Intellivision pad in the lower corner of the display.
- Controller Swap - Some Intellivision games expect the left controller to be player one, others expect the right controller. This isn't a problem if you have two controllers (and don't mind juggling them) but users with only one controller or using a portable setup would be effectively locked out of some games. Controller Swap swaps the two controller interfaces so that the player does not have to physically swap controllers.
|Left Analog Stick||16-way disc|
|A||Left Action Button|
|Y||Top Action Button|
|X||Use the Last Selected Intellivision Keypad Button. In Astrosmash, for example, you can leave "3" selected to enable instant access to hyperspace.|
|L/R||Activate the Mini-Keypad|