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  1. See post 22 here and also on this forum you can probably get good used shells here or ebay.
  2. I just ordered a few sets I'm already using them, they work great Imagine how many joysticks are really being used broken...🧐 Thanks !!
  3. Question are these titles available to just download or if you buy the cart do you also have access to the rom file.
  4. I picked up 2 at my local walmart for also $11.00 I also use brickseek to check, but not a guarantee, I got lucky !😃
  5. I'm leaning on jumping in to the MiSTer project and all it has to offer for Retro Gaming. I do like the Phoenix console but for just two cores and having some issues with the game play not price effective. I want to know if any plans out there for case ideas of a more of a console feel in the works ? I did see a original case by retroshop in the works.
  6. I believe the whole collection is like 45 mb, i narrow down mines to like 7mb still like 1k games. i just bought some 512 mb for like $4/ea really don't need more. My sys. works fine FB9 HDMI version can't really imagine what was wrong with other those sys. pretty simple? I'm sure they will drop to like $20 on ebay.
  7. Also just to verify this update is for the FB9 (HDMI version), if so maybe tried a different SD card, I have a Sandisk brand card.
  8. once you do the firmware update it will try to update again in a loop, just shut down system go into the SD card and remove the atari_update.img file and create a game folder, that's where you will put all the games in. Once you reboot the SD card should be active.
  9. I believe there's a systems settings you can configure but for the upscaling not sure. from the youtube videos they look ok, the new boards have a higher resolution video output. so anyone else can shed some light on the quality of the videos, I'm also thinking all these games where not in super high def even in the arcades. their seem to be a lot of people running them ?
  10. I was looking at the 5s pandora box w/ 900-1200 games or so. I do like the versatility of the board I saw ok reviews for the stick i was thinking a custom enclosure w/ happ stick and buttons. these enclosures should have enough space for the boards, the x-arcades do not. i have a solo x-arcade rewired usb for retropie, works great. https://www.harumancustoms.com/products/stand-alone-controllers/the-fighter https://www.harumancustoms.com/products/stand-alone-controllers/barstick
  11. Well, after joining the bandwagon , I bought the new flashback 9 about $45 plus tax updated the firmware and uploaded the game files all worked as planned. I did notice on the games files were a lot of filler games, so i just picked the most known ones or so. I did have to delete the spaces from the title names, they did show in order for the most part. I condsed to about 120 extra games only used 1mb total !!, I deleted the .img file no longer needed after update. so I really didn't want to wasted 4 gbs , I found and old 128MB SD card from a old camera and used it worked just fine, now to find some old SD cards overall everything worked out as expected no major surprises At $45 this is a great option than Retron, even though i like the Retron look but not for $70 will wait till the hype goes down if it hasn't already I already have a few original consoles w/games Final thoughts Can the SD preview be changed to something else, like it was done in Stella for Retron system. box art would be really cool. any other ROM sets that's been condensed with homebrews / arcade versions etc. Thanks to all who made this happen and all of us to use.
  12. I would view this youtube link if you haven't already think they mention this issue " " I'm getting ready to do the same....
  13. I went to my local walmart and they had about 8 cabinets or so, they had Centipede on for use. My first thoughts it looked like the old arcade cabinets from old days. The cabinet seem sturdy and they also had it with the 1 foot pedestal. The game play was okay but the buttons were somewhat heavy / response. Also the front graphics was well worn off. I think for $299.00 seems okay but I didn't see anyone buy one, I hope when they sit around for a few months they will go on clearance, I wonder what was Walmarts cost ?
  14. Well let me say, I've been doing some joystick rebuilds. I bought a set of "Best" boards and the boots just before Osgeld had his for sale, I bought a few sets too. I have tested both with good results but in the end Osgled's boards have a bit better response , i used a joystick tester to really compare response and playing Defender. LOL I also replaced the handle and boot, I have found that all the old handles have stress wear. buy new ones. With hearing all the issues with these new retron joystick breaking , best to rebuild originals . Pro's 1. nice clean look 2. tactile switches , great response 3. great price / shipping 4. buying from a AA member Con's None
  15. Just got around to Rebuilt this one as follows: Paint is a Sharpie oil based paint marker, bought a fine & medium pen color is pretty close. I also changed the boot,handle and PCB from Osgeld . It works like new but better
  16. I'm leaning on buying this system and of course doing the stella upgrade w/ roms image. I do like this unit closer than the Retropie just for the Atari foundation. Joystick will use my own arcade style I already have a Retropie with a 128gb image that plays all the consoles works great. I have a few questions that i may have missed: what size SD card would be sufficient 2gb /4gb to load roms into and would 7800 roms work ? best place to get roms for all my carts that i owen After reading this topic the AA community has done great work to make this system much better, my donations are on the way ! Thanks to all !
  17. Product Review as follows: So I received the Boards over the weekend my first impression they look great and clean look. I have a Vader Joystick "ring is black" the thing was dead, no fire and movement was barely working. So my rebuilt parts are as follows: new spring,boot,handle and board,clean shell and put it all together. The game I tested with was Defender, To my enjoyment the stick worked like new, well it should considering all parts changed. The Fire button response was Great !!! Better than the new boards from Best, Yes I ordered from them too but online only ! The movement response was quick without much pressure and the Clicky noise barely noticed almost like "Best" domes Also no problem with the connectors fit nicely snug, I did notice the Vader Sticks have a newer board compared to org. sticks prior. So to sum it up, Get these boards they work great !! Thanks To Osgeld for making these now I hope they will last another 30 Yrs Now that I remember the joysticks from playing when I was a kid were probably all broken back then, I remember now there was a lot of play in them.
  18. Looking to buy a couple of empty Activision game shells in good shape. I'm cleaning and relabeling one of the games but the shell is in pretty bad shape. It's Pitfall game Replacements Found
  19. I just placed a order with them and had a good results! placed order via email, got a quick response and items came in very quick. Their products seem of high quality, so I'm pleased they even included some articles to read and new product page. My first reaction to their website was like everyone else but they seem to have the replacement parts we need and have created new improve parts that says a lot.
  20. Just placed my order ! I think any oem joystick should be reuild at this point in time,this is a great solution. Now what to do with the old boards I'll be taking out ? mod them too? oem repairs. Any one use the dome buttons from console5 ,which ones?
  21. so let me ask, since i'm trying to rebuild a few myself. would you still able to use the original handles even if they have stress cracks / pressure marks on them. I would think yes since there is much less pressure to active them. does the fire button need to be modify. if not this mod will able to give further life to these 40 yr old parts and saving $$ into buying new handles / fire buttons. I'm surprised no one has stepped up to make this happen in the past since this is not a new type of mod. I'll be in for a few sets myself.
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