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#4212938 Atari Flashback 9 FIRMWARE for adding games to SD card

Posted by tiktok4321 on Mon Feb 4, 2019 1:56 PM

I can totally understand how casual buyers would be underwhelmed in buying the AFPortable.  I'll be honest - it took a little time to warm up to.  There are definitely issues that need to be considered, IE: the D-Pad response.  DigDug, PacMan, etc., are practically useless with the character going whatever direction other than what's pressed.  Other games seem to not matter.  I don't get why, and I know there's been a lot of discussion about it.  I've even tried FireSlayer's 3-D printed version, but it really wasn't much better, though it did help a bit.


Also, are the traces to the AV output wrong?  I have audio on yellow and video on red on my composite...  And the RF interference is huge.  LOTS of noise.


I did get mine for $15.  I'd buy a few more for $15.  But $40 is crazy high for a product of this quality.

#4204125 Zaku for the Atari Lynx: Official thread

Posted by tiktok4321 on Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:32 AM

Without going back 40 pages in history, is there a plan to re-release Zaku or any new Lynx games?

#4203305 Atari Flashback Portable!

Posted by tiktok4321 on Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:42 AM

It's not going to happen from AtGames or any other mainstream company, unfortunately. The Lynx is poorly remembered and Atari themselves has few of the original games (with few well-known titles) still in their possession. The best chance is for us to move to a future handheld that supports something like Stella and firmware updates and can have someone else make additional cores. On the plus side, for dedicated Lynx fans, getting a screen-modded Lynx with a flash cartridge is a really fantastic option.

It's time for a comeback! lol

I was wondering whether or not to do a Raspberry Pii emulator in a Lynx case, but now I'm straying far... I have considered a 2nd Lynx I system that I can hack the new LED screen on. It actually seems easier than backlighting an original Gameboy.

Meanwhile, I look forward to an improved FBP! Oh, can you suggest that they include a wrist strip that attaches to the left hand side? Just sayin'... The provisions are there... :D

#4203142 AtGames 2019 speculation thread

Posted by tiktok4321 on Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:16 AM

I just want to see a Portable with a functional D-Pad with either a) paddle access or b) paddle games removed.