I see a few people saying they should do this and that, so why don't they do it themselves?
I think the r77 is a great device for what it is, made better with the community build. It is not perfect, but no mid to low price range device is.
Does anyone know if there is a HDMI mod for the original system that could be done? that would allow for full compatibility.
Edit: Just googled saw some types and ways to get something like that to work.
I really don't understand the hate for the retron 77. I recently got one and like it so far. Granted, my library is small but it plays all my games.
It is because people want a system that is FPGA or has the latest version of Stella. Unfortunately, what many don't seem to want to acknowledge is that these solutions are far too expensive for the mass market right now. If a system were made that satisfied the core users of Atati Age, it would be awesome, but the sales would be very limited.
By all accounts, the R77--not unlike the much bashed Flashbacks--has sold extremely well. As an Atari fan, I am thankful for these consoles as they perpetuate and expand the Atari userbase and maintain awareness of the 2600.
Now if we can get a version that plays 7800 games as well, I'm all in.
X2! The Retron77 is a pretty awesome Atari system and I'm happy to support it with fun games and development tools including a new BASIC!
I'm under contract with Hyperkin, but I'm not biased; I support all Atari consoles - classic through the current crop of Emu based systems.
I find it interesting that Defender III and SuperCharger Space Invaders (bundled with the Retron77) will not work on the Flashback 9 (need patching, any info from the Stellarators?)
It's great to have classic consoles for full compatibility and exploring how far the obscure but powerful chip architecture can be pushed, and it's pretty cool the emulated consoles can play most of the classic games - these are real consoles people can use unlike the vaporware AtariBox and the Atari-Swatch; I don't get the issue with the swatch, all they had to do was put an AOC or emu in here: