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#1301 mika OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:55 AM

Try Keystone Kapers.

 

you're right! I should have thought about that. Will give it a go later and see. thanks!



#1302 mika OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:22 PM

ok, so it turns out Keystone Kapers is ok, which means that Pitfall! emulation is flawed.

 

Honestly, was there anything special with that cartridge? No bankswitching IIRC. I'm really disappointed with it :/ I should just return it for a refund, but I really want to support this. Mixed feelings. No wonder it gets so much negative feedback.



#1303 bradhig1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 8:34 PM

Why doesn't anyone make a handheld that can play atari 2600 cartridges like the ones that play snes cartridges and nes cartridges?



#1304 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 10:11 AM

Why doesn't anyone make a handheld that can play atari 2600 cartridges like the ones that play snes cartridges and nes cartridges?

see Ben Heck..... http://www.benheck.com/?s=atari

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#1305 bradhig1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 4:19 PM

see Ben Heck..... http://www.benheck.com/?s=atari

Whoa!



#1306 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 6:03 PM

I love Keystone Kapers (friggin shopping carts!).  

I love Ben Heckendorn.  To me he's a sorcerer, I'm in envy of his tech wizardry.

 

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#1307 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 10:07 PM

see Ben Heck..... http://www.benheck.com/?s=atari

 

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THIS!

(take note AtGames of the fact there's s paddle controller on the handheld)



#1308 5200Fanatic OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 11:13 PM

I wish the screen was larger, but I like the 2017 Flashback Portable. 



#1309 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 11:57 PM

Got my 2017 portable....looks nice,but the paddle games are
unplayable and the control pad is not really good.
The portable 2016 was much better to handle.

#1310 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 2:18 PM

I thought the form factor was the same...?

#1311 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 3:02 PM

I thought the form factor was the same...?

 

It's quite similar, but it is a different plastic shell and d-pad.



#1312 Bebop OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:54 PM

So let's talk about how we use our portables...  Mine has found a constant place in my pocket.  It's true that there are many great handheld gaming devices out there, but this thing last 4-ever on a charge. Also, I find the classic Atari games are much more suited to whipping it out for some short play while in line or in a waiting room.  Those games were designed after the arcade games of the time and were either repetitive or very short in nature.  I can even play through Superman in around 4 to 5 minutes most of the time.  I can go a while on Asteroids and Robot Tank but most of the games play out fast or you die off quick.  These games were quarter eaters and just perfect for most of the situations I find myself in.  For me it is the perfect pocket game system.  BTW... I LOVE 4k Pacman!!!



#1313 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 PM

So let's talk about how we use our portables...  Mine has found a constant place in my pocket.  It's true that there are many great handheld gaming devices out there, but this thing last 4-ever on a charge. Also, I find the classic Atari games are much more suited to whipping it out for some short play while in line or in a waiting room.  Those games were designed after the arcade games of the time and were either repetitive or very short in nature.  I can even play through Superman in around 4 to 5 minutes most of the time.  I can go a while on Asteroids and Robot Tank but most of the games play out fast or you die off quick.  These games were quarter eaters and just perfect for most of the situations I find myself in.  For me it is the perfect pocket game system.  BTW... I LOVE 4k Pacman!!!

 

Bought a PS Vita hard case to protect mine, back at the beginning of the year. But it hasn't been in there in a while. Since July, I've been working on an updated ROM pack for the AFP. Had to wait and see if the new AFP2 was going with a new emulation program before putting more work into a bigger and better ROM pack.

 

I've done the same as you, I bring it when I take my wife to the doctor's office or whenever I know I'll have time to kill somewhere.

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#1314 Bebop OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:35 PM

Wow the PSVita case is a perfect fit.  Too bad it says PSVita on it. Let us know when you finish out your ROM pack, and give us a list on what you came up with.  Also, for sake of discussion, what is everybody's favorite game or games to play on your AFP?  Mine top 10 are:

1. Superman

2. Donkey Kong

3. 4k Pacman

4. Asteroids

5. Beamrider

6. Pitfall!

7. Frogger (MB)

8. Missle Command

9. Yars' Revenge 

10. Berzerk (portable hack by my hero Nukey Shay)

Mind you I play many more but these seem to be my go to games.  I find it funny that only 2 of these are built in games.



#1315 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:46 AM

Wow the PSVita case is a perfect fit.  Too bad it says PSVita on it. Let us know when you finish out your ROM pack, and give us a list on what you came up with.  Also, for sake of discussion, what is everybody's favorite game or games to play on your AFP?  Mine top 10 are:

1. Superman

2. Donkey Kong

3. 4k Pacman

4. Asteroids

5. Beamrider

6. Pitfall!

7. Frogger (MB)

8. Missle Command

9. Yars' Revenge 

10. Berzerk (portable hack by my hero Nukey Shay)

Mind you I play many more but these seem to be my go to games.  I find it funny that only 2 of these are built in games.

Nice List!

 

Here's where I'm at with the ROM pack: https://1drv.ms/x/s!...WV5-_dtGbY8T0Lz

Green titles, work and are in the pack - Red titles will be removed (don't work, unplayable, etc)

 

Once the red ones are removed, I should be at 800-850 ROMs (max is 1030 ROMs - no matter how big your SD card is), and will have alot of room for "hacks". Probably will need suggestions of which hacks to include into the ROM pack.

 

BTW - I have included a Beamrider hack that does not flash in gameplay.



#1316 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 AM

^ that updated Arenafoot romset is going to be DEFINITIVE

#1317 Bebop OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:27 AM

Looking forward that romset.  I just discovered Pitfall! Trainer.  Oh man the joy of playing endless Pitfall!  I am stoked. Now I'm wondering what other gems hiding here on Atariage!



#1318 BIGHMW OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:58 PM

I just got my new 2017 Flashback Portable and I am having issues with the a/v out, it only displays in Black and white, why??? 

 

As for thr integrated display it works just fine and is an awesome unit, but when I plug it into the TV it comes out black and white. Please tell me how to fix it. Thanks.



#1319 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:31 AM

 

I just got my new 2017 Flashback Portable and I am having issues with the a/v out, it only displays in Black and white, why??? 

 

As for thr integrated display it works just fine and is an awesome unit, but when I plug it into the TV it comes out black and white. Please tell me how to fix it. Thanks.

 

 

 

Try a different cable. Otherwise, contact the manufacturer.



#1320 BIGHMW OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:20 PM

 

I just got my new 2017 Flashback Portable and I am having issues with the a/v out, it only displays in Black and white, why??? 

 

As for thr integrated display it works just fine and is an awesome unit, but when I plug it into the TV it comes out black and white. Please tell me how to fix it. Thanks.

 

 

Just tried out my replacement one, and good news......

 

in color!!!! YES!!!!



#1321 BIGHMW OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:22 PM

 

I just got my new 2017 Flashback Portable and I am having issues with the a/v out, it only displays in Black and white, why??? 

 

As for thr integrated display it works just fine and is an awesome unit, but when I plug it into the TV it comes out black and white. Please tell me how to fix it. Thanks.

 

 

Just tried out my replacement one, and good news......

 

in color!!!! YES!!!!



#1322 darthtron OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:08 PM

Nice List!
 
Here's where I'm at with the ROM pack: https://1drv.ms/x/s!...WV5-_dtGbY8T0Lz
Green titles, work and are in the pack - Red titles will be removed (don't work, unplayable, etc)
 
Once the red ones are removed, I should be at 800-850 ROMs (max is 1030 ROMs - no matter how big your SD card is), and will have alot of room for "hacks". Probably will need suggestions of which hacks to include into the ROM pack.
 
BTW - I have included a Beamrider hack that does not flash in gameplay.


Awesome, any idea when you might have it ready?

#1323 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:47 AM

Awesome, any idea when you might have it ready?

I actually started to rename the files so that they may be displayed on the AFP screen correctly - and in order (even after they are sorted with software program "DriveSort"). I'm about halfway thru adding prototypes and have a request for a prototype to be hacked possibly in the works currently too.

 

Shooting for the end of this month to be released. There will be some exclusives included too.



#1324 darthtron OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 3:29 PM

I actually started to rename the files so that they may be displayed on the AFP screen correctly - and in order (even after they are sorted with software program "DriveSort"). I'm about halfway thru adding prototypes and have a request for a prototype to be hacked possibly in the works currently too.
 
Shooting for the end of this month to be released. There will be some exclusives included too.


Thanks, glad to hear, uh read it!

Edited by darthtron, Yesterday, 3:30 PM.






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