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Atari Flashback Portable FAQ Compatibility List

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#226 BillLoguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:59 PM

 

Any word if AtGames is open to having Homebrew authors provide their .BIN files to include on an upcoming game system?

 

AtGames was bigger on that in the past, but that's slowed down considerably over the past several years. I do pass on interested parties (homebrew authors) to the appropriate individuals at AtGames, but I know there are no real needs for homebrew stuff for the forseeable future, so it's not necessarily something I'd suggest bothering with at this time. If it does come up again, I'll certainly put a query out there.



#227 keithbk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:02 PM

 

AtGames was bigger on that in the past, but that's slowed down considerably over the past several years. I do pass on interested parties (homebrew authors) to the appropriate individuals at AtGames, but I know there are no real needs for homebrew stuff for the forseeable future, so it's not necessarily something I'd suggest bothering with at this time. If it does come up again, I'll certainly put a query out there.

 

I would certainly love to see Another Adventure on a future release, if they are open to it.



#228 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:05 AM

 

That is fantastic. Looks like I will need to get the Portable! Everything looks good then? No strange areas?

Not that I could tell. The little bit I played of it everything looked right.



#229 keithbk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:19 AM

Just a heads up, BedBathandBeyond.com has the Atari Portable for $39.99 + Tax, Free Shipping.

 

If you are a first time customer, you can get a 20% Off Coupon which can be applied to 1 item. This resulted in a final cost (including tax for me in Indiana) of $34.23. That appeared to be the best price I could find. Thought I would share the info.



#230 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:05 AM

Just a heads up, BedBathandBeyond.com has the Atari Portable for $39.99 + Tax, Free Shipping.

 

If you are a first time customer, you can get a 20% Off Coupon which can be applied to 1 item. This resulted in a final cost (including tax for me in Indiana) of $34.23. That appeared to be the best price I could find. Thought I would share the info.

cheap tax .....here it was $35.19 with tax  :mad:



#231 DrVenkman ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:22 PM

Not that I could tell. The little bit I played of it everything looked right.


A friend gifted me with one of these as an early Christmas present - lots of fun, but it's not perfect. The most obvious glitch I've seen (besides the fact that the screen is mounted crooked in the case, which I will fix after the holidays when have more time to disassemble the unit) is that the left-most digit of the score in Asteroids is cutoff once you reach 5 digits. I've seen others comment on this on Facebook so I know it's not just my unit. I've also seen a few other oddities but nothing major.

So yeah, not perfect but still a fun way to kill time, which seems to me to be exactly what they're aimed to do.

#232 Delmoko OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:10 PM

I just got mine today at Toys R Us for $29.95.

 

It works great, and I really appreciate the rom zip list!

It appears i have a dead pixel on my screen.  

That's gonna drive me crazy.  Anybody else have this issue with theirs??



#233 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:15 PM

It appears i have a dead pixel on my screen.  

That's gonna drive me crazy.  Anybody else have this issue with theirs??

thats the first I've heard of a bad screen pixel.........



#234 Obviously OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:31 PM

I just got mine today at Toys R Us for $29.95.

 

It works great, and I really appreciate the rom zip list!

It appears i have a dead pixel on my screen.  

That's gonna drive me crazy.  Anybody else have this issue with theirs??

Try and exchange it if they've got another?



#235 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:47 PM

Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!



#236 keithbk OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:05 AM

Mine arrived and it worked perfectly.

 

Another Adventure plays fabulously. Superman had some slight jitters, but is playable. Jammed works great. Sadly, Dragonstomper did not work, but I really did not expect that one would.



#237 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:10 AM

Just a heads up if anyone cares, but today Toys R Us has FREE Shipping and they're selling it for $29.99.  If you're lucky, and it works out, they do free in store pick up if one has it in your area too.  Buying today supposedly guarantees delivery on or before 12/24.  I'm ordering one now, that's too much of a sweet spot of a price.  Used or New they go more than that on ebay.



#238 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:42 PM

and next I want a 7800 flashback handheld

#239 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:13 PM

and next I want a 7800 flashback handheld

 

 

HELL YEAH!!

 

 

I just got mine today at Toys R Us for $29.95.

 

It works great, and I really appreciate the rom zip list!

It appears i have a dead pixel on my screen.  

That's gonna drive me crazy.  Anybody else have this issue with theirs??

 

I think if you've got a dead pixel and it bothers you, you might have to return it.

 

Mine arrived safely in its box and it stayed in its compartment...I mention this only because someone else said theirs got bounced around...

 

And At First, I thought I saw what could only be described as a "video tear", maybe 10 pixels long or so...(Yes like something you'd see in a VHS tape!)

 

But when I took off the adhesive screen protector, it totally went away...So I guess it was just that protective plastic causing the illusion of a video tear...



#240 Everett1954 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:40 PM

As long as were asking for a 7800 flashback, how about a 5200 one also!



#241 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:50 PM

None of this has anything to with compatibility for the portable. We should stay on topic.

#242 BillLoguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:53 PM

None of this has anything to with compatibility for the portable. We should stay on topic.

 

Yes. Plus, unfortunately, neither one is going to happen, at least for next year, and likely beyond for a variety of reasons.



#243 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:25 PM

None of this has anything to with compatibility for the portable. We should stay on topic.

 

Man,  I was thinking this was the other thread...Whoops!



#244 Sheldon Sims OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:53 AM

I ordered mine from Newegg, and it was shipped by Toys-R-Us.  I was able to update some more of the homebrew items on the compatibility list.  Thanks for the list, and for the ZIP file of games that already work on it.  This is great stuff!   :)



#245 Fort Apocalypse OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:43 AM

Could someone try these? I read one thread where a bB game didn't render well, so curious whether they would work.

 

 
 
Note: 0.5 exploited a flaw that caused the ball to move randomly, which was neat.
 

Those are the main ones. But, if you're on a roll, could also try the others:

http://www.oocities....ypse/games.html

 

Thanks!



#246 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:27 PM

Could someone try these? I read one thread where a bB game didn't render well, so curious whether they would work.

 

 
 
Note: 0.5 exploited a flaw that caused the ball to move randomly, which was neat.
 

Those are the main ones. But, if you're on a roll, could also try the others:

http://www.oocities....ypse/games.html

 

Thanks!

I will try them for you tonight.



#247 KevinMos3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:58 PM

I've tested a ton of ROMs, including a lot of homebrews, so if someone wouldn't mind granting me write access, I can do some updates.

 

There are some standard ROMs that don't work, but most of their bankswitching conversions DO work, such as:

James Bond 007

Mr. Do's Castle

Q*bert's Qubes

Star Wars: Death Star Battle

Star Wars: Ewoks Adventure

Tooth Protectors

 

There are more that do work just fine, but those in particular don't work as standard ROMs (actually, all bankswitch conversions worked except for He-Man).

 

I could not get any version of He-Man to work, although the INTV release is listed as working.  If someone actually has a working version of that, can you let me know what it is?

Tapper is listed as working perfect, but every ROM I've tried has the bottom bar table cut off.  You can see customers' heads, but not empty glasses, so it has limited playability.

 

Another thing I did was to add "Spaces" after all names that are shorter than 17 characters.  That way, my ROM list only shows the game name and not the extension.  Very clean looking.  :-)

 



#248 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:29 PM

Could someone try these?

Delta Force Sniper
Titan Diamonds
Insane Painter 0.5
Insane Painter 0.8

All 4 work! I've added them to the Compatibility List too.



#249 Arenafoot ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:44 PM

There are some standard ROMs that don't work, but most of their bankswitching conversions DO work, such as:

James Bond 007

Mr. Do's Castle

Q*bert's Qubes

Star Wars: Death Star Battle

Star Wars: Ewoks Adventure

Tooth Protectors

Those titles have been entered already as such. Thanks for the info!



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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:44 PM

All 4 work! I've added them to the Compatibility List too.

 

Awesome! Thanks!!







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