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Ok, who is man enough to open up their flashback and show us the guts. Also open a controller so we can see if it is the clear mylar sheets with printed circuitry?

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Front of the Box

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Back

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Top

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Bottom

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Left

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Right

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Just after Opening

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Posed

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This is how the overlays were in the box. See the white strap, they are supposed to be in there.

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Overlays. Notice the minotaur one has wrinkles.

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It has a protective film on them that CAN be removed.

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What it looks like removed

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Another pic.

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I am not willing to open either the controller or the unit.

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Does AT Games know some were leaked out?

Yes, their boss checked out my LinkedIn profile :).

Seriously, they have some great products :).

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We found them in Porter Ranch and Thousand Oaks (Los Angeles area). As soon as the first person buys them, they sell you what is in your hand and immediately pull the rest.

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They bought this one at the same place where Wolfy got his...

 

What a weird coincidence!

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Some what were leaked out? The units? Yes. And to answer Wolfy62, no, it wasn't planned. In fact, the marketing plan has to be revised now.

Could they be moving up the street date?

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Could they be moving up the street date?

 

I'd consider that unlikely at this point, but if it changes, I'll let everyone know.

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As I mentioned a while ago in this thread, when I borrowed a prototype Flashback controller from Intellivision Productions and disassembled it to figure out the differences between it and the original, I discovered that they both use the same Mylar circuit matrix design, although the way the matrix connects to the wires is completely different.

 

Here is a picture showing the Flashback matrix on the left, the original on the right.

 

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As I mentioned a while ago in this thread, when I borrowed a prototype Flashback controller from Intellivision Productions and disassembled it to figure out the differences between it and the original, I discovered that they both use the same Mylar circuit matrix design, although the way the matrix connects to the wires is completely different. [...]

 

I just tried connecting my Intellivision Flashback controller to my Intellivision II. They are not compatible (which is alright, but I gave it a shot anyways :)].

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I just tried connecting my Intellivision Flashback controller to my Intellivision II. They are not compatible (which is alright, but I gave it a shot anyways :)].

 

Someone has said that they built an adapter, but hasn't yet published what the circuit is. We might have to wait for the circuit until after Oct 1st.

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I think it might have been nurmix that build the adapter. And it sound like it was just changing the pin locations. But I could be wrong.

Yes, it was me. Search this thread and you will see several posts about it. I have made an adapter. They work fine with it. It basically comes down to mis-wired pins.

 

Here is a picture of my prototype adapter. Note, to use the Flashback controller on an Intellivision II with my adapter, I have to use a joystick extension since the plugs are recessed on the Inty II, and the D-sub connectors I am using have the screw hole "ears" that get in the way of plugging it into the Inty II.

 

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Someone has said that they built an adapter, but hasn't yet published what the circuit is. We might have to wait for the circuit until after Oct 1st.

I will publish the details here shortly. Right now I just have my pen and paper notes / sketches of the changes needed. I have to put something together that's a little more 'readable' before I post it here.

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I will publish the details here shortly. Right now I just have my pen and paper notes / sketches of the changes needed. I have to put something together that's a little more 'readable' before I post it here.

Do you know if they do another one next year. Will they make them compatible will out the adapter ?

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Do you know if they do another one next year. Will they make them compatible will out the adapter ?

 

That's their intention if there is a next one.

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Do you know if they do another one next year. Will they make them compatible will out the adapter ?

As Bill said, it's also my understanding that they will make them compatible. Whether that's a running change to this version of the Flashback - which would mean some sort of software change to the emulator to work with the "correct" controllers - or in a v2, I don't yet know. Nor does Keith Robinson / Intellivision Productions.

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That's their intention if there is a next one.

Like the 2600 FB controllers, these should have been plug-in compatible in the first place. Why are they not?

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By the way, here's a Sears controller I converted to work on the Flashback (just a 'proof of concept' kind of thing)..

 

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Like the 2600 FB controllers, these should have been plug-in compatible in the first place. Why are they not?

Mistake? Miscommunication between AT Games and the Chinese factory?

 

Of the 9 wires in the Flashback controllers, only 1 was the same as the original controller.

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