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FB 9 add games directly to hardware?

Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:20 PM

I recently added a USB connection to my flashback 8 and added games and cover art to it.

Can this be done on the FB9 as well?

(I am aware it has a SD slot, but I'd rather have the cover art and have it all installed as well as remove games that I would never play.)

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Flashback 8 Hacks

Mon Jan 7, 2019 12:23 AM

I recently installed a USB cable to add games to my Flashback 8.


I have noticed many of the newer homebrews (DKVCS, Pacman 8k, Pacman Arcade, Galaxian Arcade, etc.) don't work properly.


I was wondering if there is anyway to resolve these issues.


Perhaps rom tweaks or is it possible to update the Stella version on the Flashback itself?



Best Games not on Flashbacks?

Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:56 PM

Recently I added a USB port to my Flashback 8 Gold Activision edition. I am in the process of adding the great titles that the Flashback doesnt have. (Defender, Stargate, Superman, etc. as well as Medieval Mayhem, DKVCS, Pacman Arcade.)


Ideally I only want to do this once and was looking for what titles you are adding (or want to add) to your Flashbacks.



FB 9 Paddles

Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:38 PM

The primary reason I am interested in the retro Atari scene is paddle games like Warlords and Kaboom! The second reason is to play those games with friends at gatherings. Particularly Warlords.


No other modern system has paddle support to make playing these types of games via emulation. (outside of using a PC and stelladaptors.) All those systems have the ability to play joystick games pretty faithfully with existing controllers.




FB8 was pretty good (I had some weird glitching after only a few games in of Warlords that crashed the system.) and I was looking forward to FB9 and SD Card support to be able to add Medieval Mayhem.


However it looks like they used special paddles and haven't made extra paddles available for 4 player games?


I guess over all I'm frustrated with the year after year incremental improvements but with sub-par systems and design choices. (The new one seems to have the joystick stop working on the menu.)


I'd get it if they were $19.99, but I think I paid around $80 for the FB8 Activision Gold last year.














Flashback 8 flash updateable?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:53 PM

I was looking through another thread and it seems to suggest that the internals of the Flashback 8 is some kind of raspberry pi based system and you can connect to it by soldering a USB adapter to the board.


Is this the case? and if so what can be done once connected? (add games, delete unwanted games, add artwork?)