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#1 SlowCoder OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 8:57 AM

Curious question ... What is the benefit of modding a FlashBack console to play cart games? Wouldn't it be just as easy to use a normal console?

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 9:06 AM

I've been wondering this too.

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 9:13 AM

It's much smaller and generally has better video output. There are several games that it won't run though.

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 9:19 AM

It's much smaller and generally has better video output. There are several games that it won't run though.


Pretty much this. The output video of the Flashback 2 likes capture cards and LCD tv's a LOT more than the majority of the composite a/v mods.

If you build the Harmony cart internally into the Flashback 2, it is a very small Atari 2600 that you can easily take on trips.

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Posted Sat Jun 4, 2011 5:54 AM

Ok! That seems like a pretty good reason to mod one. I might have to look into getting one.

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Posted Sat Jun 4, 2011 3:50 PM

What games will the modded FB2 not play?

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Posted Sat Jun 4, 2011 5:17 PM

Theres a compatibility list that includes problematic games in this thread.

It doesn't include a lot of homebrews. I'd expect more of those to fail, as they're more likely to use undocumented/illegal opcodes that aren't implemented in FB2.




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