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How do you play Lynx games in 2019?

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#1 lucifershalo OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 AM


how do you play Lynx games,

on the original portable console?




other way?

#2 LynxHandyCaster OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:47 AM

Original hardware (two Lynx II's, one of them with the McWill mod).


Eat. Sleep. LYNX. Repeat.



a.k.a. Mark




#3 Jazzoff2000 OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 AM

Yeah, got a couple of Lynx II's with McWill screens. Only time I get to play is on my holidays... otherwise I just hang out on the forums to keep up to date :-D

#4 lucifershalo OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:32 AM

Mc Will screen makes a big difference?

#5 LynxHandyCaster OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:03 AM

Mc Will screen makes a big difference?


Yes. It does.

#6 blainelocklair OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:35 AM

Lynx II with McWill. Gorgeous display.

#7 Fadest OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:51 AM

Handy for debugging and quick testing while programming

Lynx with Mc Will mod for gaming and testing my games once in a while.

Original Lynx for testing in order to check colors are OK for classic Lynx vs Mc Will.


Mc Will screen makes a big difference?


Remember the GBA vs GBA SP ?

Original Lynx vs Mc Will is a far bigger step... And you can also plug in a VGA screen or video projector...

If you come to next AC in Congis, I should be there so you can try it.

Edited by Fadest, Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:52 AM.

#8 louisg OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:20 AM

I've got a working Lynx II and a nice collection, but lately I've been playing using Handy on my laptop. It might not be ideal, but it's convenient since I have my laptop on me more than I do my Lynx.

#9 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 PM

McWill is really the only way to go now. That and SainT’s SD cart has made my Lynx collection live again. With the exception of the past month, it gets the most playtime of all my handhelds.

#10 sirlynxalot OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:43 PM

I use a lynx 1 with original screen. It adds to the fun to see the games playing on such a cool looking system. Also prefer the lynx system controls to my keyboard.

#11 karri OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:55 PM

When I am developing a game I run tests using an emulator. But for playing I use mostly my White Lynx equipped with McWill screen. I am planning to play Slime World on that one next.

#12 newtmonkey OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:47 PM

I play on an unmodified Lynx II.  Just got my first Lynx a week or so ago.  I figured I'd eventually get the McWill mod and install it myself, but I'm pretty happy with the original screen tbh.

#13 TrekMD OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:12 PM

On my original Lynx II, though with the McWill screen mod. 

#14 DeathAdderSF OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:00 PM

I use a Lynx II. No mods. Though it could use a new power button. When I was QC testing Zaku, I wanted to make sure everything looked super-de-duper on the stock screen. After all, there are plenty of people who have never heard of the screen mods, or just plain aren't interested in them. Anyway I'm kind of a purist, so keeping the original screen is a-OK with me.


I did have my Game Gear composite modded some years ago, along with a full recapping. Played it on the good ol' C= 1702 about... twice. :| It's a nice novelty, but I guess I just prefer my portable game systems to be... you know, portable.

Edited by DeathAdderSF, Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 PM.

#15 necrocia OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:44 PM

I've got a Lynx II with a McWill screen, another Lynx II without and a Lynx I that I use if playing games on a physical console. If I want to kill some time or try out a ROM I just use the online Lynx emulator I have - https://atarigamer.com/lynx/play

#16 Ninjabba OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 AM

Retroarch on my phone, mednafen on Linux, McWill for the best hardware experience. That screen mod makes the Lynx feel like a brand new experience, one of my best purchases of 2018!

#17 akira666 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:23 AM

At the moment about the Recalbox.

I can not just do the original LCD display in 2019 anymore.


But I already have a Lynx 2 with McWill LCD display here. If you have to assemble both, then it will be my favorite style of play.

#18 bhall408 OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:35 PM

I have my original pair of Lynx (1) from back in the day, but they mostly live in storage. The screens are just too washed out to get me excited about extended play on them.


Far more common, I play on my Mac with OpenEmu or various Android devices (with a version of Handy) -- playing on an Android TV is cool for sure.


I happen to like the various smoothing options when playing Lynx titles under emulation, whereas with larger screen systems (Intellivision and up) I tend to prefer my pixels chunky.

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