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  1. Since i came across the Paddle for the Atari Portable by Lovablechevy: i had the Idea for a Usb Paddle for the Legit 2017 Atari Flashback Portable i have the following ingredients: that Atari Paddle Thingy from Basic fun (without the Docking Station) and a mini usb (USB B) game controller for the Handheld Famiclones from the Flea Market (Model JD-2008) in the Attachment is a picture of Both Ingredients. is it possible to make such a thing? may i get a guide to do this?
  2. I'm so...SO happy right now. I've had this project on the backburner for over half a year, and tonight I finally got around to modding & wiring the components and mounting everything on a "test control panel". I'm happy to report: I've successfully modded an NES-04 controller into an arcade stick. Tested it with Contra, and it works perfectly. Sanwa joystick, Suzo-Happ buttons, Cherry microswitches, if anyone's curious. I'll update this thread from time to time with updates on the control panel/body design and build.
  3. Hello! For those who didn't know, there is a Gamecube mod available to allow for video output superior to composite without paying for the ridiculously low quantity and overpriced component cable. I won't go into all the details, but basically someone dumped the information off of the fancy component cable and it's conversion chip that is in it. The information is freely available to read and use. Here's a link to the Github if you want to read more. You can find a couple different people showing the results on Youtube, and I'd like to say it just looks AMAZING via an HDMI cable. There's one example below of the amazing results but a not very amazing installation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyYyQy3oTPY&t=51s There are a couple people working on this project in various fashions, and there are a few major services to get this mod done, but they aren't looking overly healthy right now. BadAssConsoles has a preorder bit that's been up for around a year or so now, and he doesn't update consistently and has recently changed opinion from an internal mod to an external adapter. He's doing great work and all, but there's no real idea of when it'll get finished up. There is also VideoGamePerfection in the UK. They don't have nearly as ambitious a project going for this, but they're also so backed up on preorders that they have a waiting list for their waiting list. There's a few odd modders I've seen around that have their own plans in production, but there's not a good list to choose from of people to do it. Overall, I'm greatly interested in the mod. It offers HDMI for one of my favorite systems that doesn't have a great selection of options, and much like the N64, it doesn't really look great on HDTV via S-Video... Even through the Framemeister. With all this being stated and said, is there anybody who could possibly do this mod for me? I'd be willing to pay all the expenses needed and provide all the parts. I just don't feel confident in my soldering ability. I mean... I managed to replaced a power port on a couple SNES. That's about it. Here's the links below of some details plus the parts needed. (In case someone is interested in this for themselves and whatnot) Pluto FPGA Board - The circuit board that makes the magic happen! The one you'll want is the Pluto IIx . The site even sells some preprogrammed with the software. 3D Printable HDMI Mount - Link to the files for 3D printing a fancy plastic mount. Not required at all, but it looks really nice paired with the board. The Mod Details - The direct details to the mod itself on Github. Has anybody else been watching this?
  4. Hi Atariage I found this mod on atarimuseum: http://atarimuseum.com/fb2hacks/ You have probably all heard about it before, but it allows an atari flashback 2 to play 2600 cartridges. My first question is: Is it possible to perform this mod on the flashback 4? I prefer the 4, since it has rca output, more built in games and wireless controller options. However, since i am not a modder, i would like to know if someone in here would be willing to mod the console for me, and what would you charge for it? - Buying a new console on ebay(i have already found a few). - Mod the console. - and send it to me(i live in Denmark). I will of course pay for console, shipping, materials and work hours(through paypal). P.S. Sorry for my potentially horrendous english, but as i stated before i am danish - so english is not my vernacular.
  5. I'm unable to find the answers to these two items, probably due to some failure on my part. I've found mention of these mods, or occasionally a link to a dead external site, but I haven't found the step-by-step handholding that I need to get them done. I've recently composite modded my 7800. I notice that the Pokey audio level is significantly lower than non-Pokey. I'm pulling Pokey from the top pin of C10, next to the channel select switch, and it's wired it directly to my audio output jacks. What do I need to do to fix my audio level issues? I also have a 7800 that is not compatible with Supercharger (it seems to go into a reset loop). I've heard mention of a simple mod to fix this, but could not find it. How is this done, and could I get a link to it? Are there any down sides to this modification?
  6. I forgot to label these when I got them in the mail. I'm sure they are for a classic system, but I'm not sure which.
  7. So im bored, wanting to make an arcade style controller for my TI. I have an old (broken) NES advantage arcade controller hanging around. It went through a flood and never worked after that. Why not rewire it to work for my TI? I should be able to locate what pins do what on a TI controller, then use those to hook up to the Advantage. I dont THINK it should be too tough What do you all think?
  8. Adding a game to the Flashback 8 HD Some prerequisites: in this example I'm adding the Double Dragon Arcade ROM from KevinMos3 ( Available at http://atariage.com/forums/topic/154984-hack-project-thread-galaxian-arcade-double-dragon-xenophobe-etc/ ; also note that there is a very nice label he created you have to have added the USB connector the Flashback Android Debugger Bridge (ADB) a bit of patience First a walkthrough ... There are two key items to remember during this mod: - the "all-games.ini" file contains the list of the games that the Flashback will display in its menu. It also contain instructions and tells the device what ROM file to load. You will find that file under "/system/atgames/all-games.ini" - the actual games (and the menu images) are all stored in "/system/atgames/Atari" Step 1: Plug in your Flashback to your computer Use your USB cable and make sure that the Flashback adapter is plugged in. Turn on the device. Step 2. Launching ADB You need to run the DOS command prompt from Windows. I usually run under "administrator mode", but it doesn't seem to be a requirement. Step 3. Connecting to the Flashback Navigate to the folder where the ADB has been extracted; in my case, I kept it simple and it sits in "C:\adb\platform-tools" Type in "adb devices" It will find your Flashback and get it ready to be used. Step 4. Let's Explore This step is optional, but type in "adb root". This will give you higher privileges in case you run across any files you need. I suggest not to delete or modify anything unless you know what you're doing and/or made a backup. Type in "adb shell", that will basically log us into the Flashback device and see the internal folder structure. Use "ls" or "ls -l" to list all the files/folders The Flashback installation is under "/system/atgames"; you can use "cd /system" or "cd /system/atgames" to move onto those folders You see the "all-games.ini" file. Keep this one in mind, this is the most important file for this mod. You can see the "Atari" folder. Let's navigate by using "cd Atari" and then listing the files: You will see all the files with .a26 or a26.png. The ROM files are your usual ROM files with the .A26 extension; the respective .A26.PNG are the images for each game. Another interesting location is the "app" folder; use "cd /system/app" . You can see the Frogger and Space Invaders Android APK files. It seems that these two are special cases and don't invoke the ROM files in the "/system/atgames/Atari" . Type in "exit" to get out of the Flashback shell. So now you know the basics How to Add a Game For this exercise I have copied the DD.A26 and DD.A26.png files into my ADB folder at C:\adb\platform-tools. You can place them anywhere, but I decided to keep things simple and reduce the amount of typing. So let's continue where left off. The main thing we're going to do is to pull down the important all-games.ini file. In the command prompt type in "adb pull /system/atgames/all-games.ini" . This will copy the file into your ADB folder on your computer. MAKE A COPY OF THIS FILE!!! You may need to restore your set-up in case something goes wrong. If you open the file (in notepad for example) you will see something like: The format is somewhat self-explanatory. You have the name of the game within square brackets, followed by the ROM file location ("File="), "Platform" tells you what grouping on the Main Menu it should add it to (only "Atari" and "Activision" have sub-menus). Then you have the description and the instructions. Here's an example: [Double Dragon] File=atgames/Atari/DD.a26 Platform=ActivisionGenre=Arcade Description=Double Dragon Arcade Mod!! Note= \test for atari 2600 games. While we're here, let's take a look at the image files; let's pull a file for the Wizard game; "adb pull /system/atgames/Atari/Wizard.a26.png". It's a 214x300 PNG file. I created my Double Dragon PNG file based on KevinMos3's label he provided. Let's copy our Double Dragon ROM onto the Flashback. First of all, we need to add an entry in the all-games.ini file for Double Dragon: I have the ROM and image file sitting in ADB folder: We need to run these commands as root as we need to temporarily change permissions on folders so that we can upload files. Run "adb root" Next we will alter the permission of the "/system" folder. I tried just targeting "/system/atgames" but kept getting an error. So I copied a page from the Genesis Flashback mod. Run "adb shell mount -o rw,remount,rw /system" Next we're uploading (and overwriting the existing) all-games.ini; enter"adb push all-games.ini /system/atgames" And next we're uploading the ROM and image into the Atari folder: "adb push DD.a26 /system/atgames/Atari" "adb push DD.a26.png /system/atgames/Atari" Now, turn your Flashback device off and back on again. You should see the Double Dragon ROM in the menu now! You can basically add a bunch more games. The odd thing is that the PNG file is not displaying. Strangely enough it does not seem to get saved into the Atari folder. Not sure what the issue is. I will have to do more investigation. Updates: 1. I have been able to add 56 games so far to the Flashback. 2. The PNG files needs to have 24-bit colour depth. My original file was 32-bit. 3. Pitfall II does not work. 4. Looking at the Flashback APK file, it appears we have some hard-coded values for Frogger (and Space Invaders). Even Frogger II goes to the quasi-arcade version. 5. the All-games.ini is finicky, make sure you had linefeed/carriage return after each item for the game; Platform, Genre, etc. Notepad mangles this. Notepad++ is a good option.
  9. So this is a simple thing, yet I still need help. The LED for my 7800 has burned out. Id like to replace it with a modern blue one (im tired of red), its a new millenia, its getting updated So im at a loss to find out just what voltage of LED I need for this. If anyone knowns what the on/off buttons LED voltage is, please let me know. Thanks for all your help.
  10. So ive recently picked up at Atari 400 computer, all stock. I will max out the ram, add composite video in the future, but for now I want to do something with the joystick. Ive seen modded nes controllers (using stock atari joystick cords) that worked on nintendos. So I assume that I can do the same mod, or a similar one, so that i can use a nintendo controller to play games with. Does anyone know if this would work, or have seen it done? I know some people love the old joysticks, but to me they were always a pain.
  11. i have read instructions on how to mod one, but i don't have the tools to do it. can anyone post a link (a working one) where i can buy an atari flashback that is already modded?
  12. I don't know is I'm in the right forum but... I was installing the SMPS Player mod for Sonic & knucles collections by the instructions (without the HQ mod) but all seems quiet but the sfx (when I switch back the .dlls it seems to play fine, so the sound is on). P.S. I would ask on "sonic retro" but its pointless to make a forum account just to ask one question (I've done it before and now I'm bocked out of the raspberry pi forums because I forgot my username and password).
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