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  1. Thanks, I'll try. The second one was just fresh out of the factory sealed package.
  2. Yeah, I found em in this little hole in the wall town I was staying at in Alabama.
  3. Hey, so I found some Atari Flashback X's for $20 and I purchased two more. I hooked one of em up, and it's experiencing the exact same issue as the above, and I never even connected this one to a computer! What the hell is going on here? Selecting any game gives me a frozen black screen or a reset to the menu. Any ideas?
  4. OK, thanks guys. I'll give it a go when I get the Y cable. There's got to be some way to restore the lost games.
  5. Hi, so I think I accidently erased all the stock roms on the Flashback X, using nothing more than Android Tool. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I tried to update it to add USB support. I followed the steps here, https://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2019/10/21/atari-flashback-x-2019-upgrade-to-support-external-usb-drives/ and flashed it via Android Tool. Again, I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I don't actually have a Y cable yet, I just wanted to flash it while I had the thing unscrewed. I may have possibly also flashed the deluxe firmware from https://firmwareupdate.atgames.net/registration to see if the 10 bonus games would magically show up. They did, kinda, but had no box art and weren't playable. Then I discovered that NONE of my games were playable anymore. I went back and flashed the non deluxe firmware and tried the USB firmware again. My menus are back to normal, but none of the games run. Selecting a game will either result in black screen that only cutting the power will "fix" or it does nothing at all. I emailed AT Games and they simply linked me to this forum and https://firmwareupdate.atgames.net/registration as well as instructions for a unit that takes SD cards, which of course the X mini does not. Anyone have a backup of the ENTIRE firmware, including the roms? Because I think I erased the roms.
  6. So.... I done did bricked by Flashback X, kinda sorta. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I tried to update it to add USB support. I followed the steps here, https://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2019/10/21/atari-flashback-x-2019-upgrade-to-support-external-usb-drives/ and flashed it via the Android flasher thing. Again, I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I don't actually have a Y cable yet, I just wanted to flash it while I had the thing unscrewed. I may have possibly also flashed the deluxe firmware from https://firmwareupdate.atgames.net/registration to see if the 10 bonus games would magically show up. They did, kinda, but had no box art and weren't playable. Then I discovered that NONE of my games were playable anymore. I went back and flashed the non deluxe firmware and tried the USB firmware again. My menus are back to normal, but none of the games run. Selecting a game will either result in black screen that only cutting the power will "fix" or it does nothing at all. I emailed AT Games and they simply linked me to this forum and https://firmwareupdate.atgames.net/registration as well as instructions for a unit that takes SD cards, which of course the X mini does not. Anyone have a backup of the ENTIRE firmware, including the roms? Because I think I erased the roms. Also, I'm guessing it's still not possible to rip Frogger and Space Invaders and play them on anything else, like a Raspberry Pi?
  7. So I was born in 76 and therefore too young to really appreciate the 2600. I had one, but only joysticks and paddles and maybe the driving paddles. Until now, I didn't even know this silly stuff existed!
  8. When I say identical to Byte Knight's, I mean a CLONE that someone made to look like his theme, but done for the Zero/ 1. I know that the 2/3 images won't work, I was just hoping someone else already had the same idea as me and already made an image for the Zero that looked like his and functioned the same way as his theme. I can't believe no one else had the same idea as me and wanted to use a Pi Zero instead of a 2 or 3, but make edit a theme that looks just like the one Byte Knight made! The stock Retropie themes are just so boring! I've messed around with Pi Zeros and a Pi 3 for friends before, so I'm not a total noob, but I just really like the look of Byte Knight's stuff. I just have a bunch of Pi Zero's I bought for $5 each that would be perfect for something like this. Atari/ Coleco and Intellivision are not that powerful to require a Pi 3!
  9. As far as the script(s) for the buttons, this is what I'm talking about, what Byte Knight made for the Atari Flashback console buttons, which are functionally identical to the switches on the Flashback X. I'd want them to perform the same actions as on his Ultimate Atari, but on an image that works on the Zero. If possible, a script to activate the black & white switch as well, which I may add. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/254395-the-ultimate-atari-flashback/ In fact, I'd like an image that is 100% identical visually to what Byte Knight has created for his Ultimate Atari Flashback (and Colecovision, Intellivision etc if possible, swappable via menu), just "downsized" to a Pi Zero.
  10. Hey guys. I'm OBSESSED with these tiny Classic HDMI replica consoles (S/NES Classic, Genesis Mini, PlayStation Classic and now the Atari Flashback X). It's the only Atari Flashback that's both HDMI and a tiny replica with the switches instead of buttons and in scale (probably) with the others I mentioned above. I just got it yesterday and I love it (the case anyway). I am DETERMINED to make my own Atari 2600 Classic Edition (not going to use the term "Ultimate Flashback" because mine will be in the "series" with the Nintendo/ Sony/ Sega and soon Konami/NEC consoles. Here's the inside (shown next to NES controller for scale): Now I know this thing is tiny, a LOT smaller than the other Flashbacks, and that's why I LOVE it. I will get it modded like the one in this thread. My questions are as follows: 1. Where can I get the script to get the switches working and connected to the GPIO? They are functionally identical to the buttons from the other Atari Flashbacks, just now proper switches, like a real 2600, and in the "correct" order. minus b/w switch (Power, Left Difficulty, Right Difficulty, Select, Reset). I may even add in a Black & White switch for more authenticity and for use in some games for reasons other than lack of color. Can someone post the scripts for all 5 (six hopefully) buttons/ switches, if not along with an image for the Pi Zero that hopefully someone has made, or the script(s) by themselves. I may do something else with the power button for a Pi shutdown instead. 2. Again, I know this thing is tiny, so for that and other reasons, I'm using a Pi Zero. I don't want to play anything past the 80s on this bad boy anyway. 3. What are the dimensions of the "naked" "daptors"? I'm sure I can fit em in somehow, along with micro to full HDMI adapter, tiny 4 port USB hub with two ports going external and possibly micro USB extender (depending on how I fit the Pi in here) for the power, and of course the Pi Zero.
  11. Yeah, but I mean will it look all cool exactly like ByteKnight's stuff, and can I use the script to use the buttons/ AKA switches? And about systems, yeah that's fine, as I said PRE-NES, meaning just Atari-era stuff.
  12. Thank you. I have a bunch of Pi Zero's ($5 at Microcenter), and on this project, I think it would be best. I just found and ordered a Flashback X on Mercari for $34.00. It's pretty tiny, like the (S)NES Classic, so I don't think a regular Pi will fit. Besides, I only want to play pre-NES on this unit. Has anyone made any of these "Ultimate" images for the Zero?
  13. Oh ok, I think I only had Sega Turbo, Buck Rogers in Planet Zoom and Donkey Kong Jr. I mostly used the computer aspect of the ADAM, usually BASIC, LOGO (is that a program outside of ADAM- anyone heard of it?, it was similar to old old old school BASIC) and word processing. But that Buck Rogers game was pretty cool, never played it outside of an ADAM tape.
  14. Thank you. I'll have to get at least one INTV controller, two I suppose. I don't remember the number pad being used much for Colecovision other than starting the game (choosing the difficulty). Anyone know of any other systems that used templates? I know Odyssey 2 was a game console built into a keyboard, but I don't remember it being used much either, though I was very young. I was born in 76, I had Atari 2600 (some variation of it), Odyssey 2, Colecovision ADAM (basically a Colecovision with a computer built into it that could also play games/ programs on audio cassettes). Other than that, I know NOTHING of these old systems/ computers. Never had anything Commodore, Apple, etc. After those I got an NES and gave away the Odyseey and Atari (not sure whatever happened to the ADAM. Then I got every Nintendo system after that. Didn't like Sega until I found out about import Capcom fighters on Saturn. Now I wanna go back and play what I missed.
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