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Hello, thinking about an Intellivision/Atari 5200/ColecoVision flashback portable.... i think the problem is "too many buttons"!

I've got an idea. With the same hardware of Atari Flashback portable is possible solve it.

Yes, with a virtual keyboard in a Row. If we put a virtual keyboard in the last row of the screen ad set three button (Keyb + Keyb - and Keyb "enter") we solve the problem. The actual buttons on the right of the FBP will be.

Virtual keyboard LEFT

Virtual Keyboard Right

Virtual Keyboard Enter

Fire 1

Fire 2

Fire 3

And, on the screen, the last line display

[*][0][1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][Ent]

With the left/right button you navigate on the last screen row an with the button Keyboard "Enter" you select the key.

By this way no more hardware costs (the case is the same of AFP).

Bye.

Gianluca

 

 

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Legends flashback 2019 has an onscreen colecovision numberpad.

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Just got my flashback 9 and trying to flash it with custom firmware. No success yet and i didn't realize the SD card needed to be 8GB or less. Im trying with a 60GB scandisk card and trying to run the firmware it crashes the system. Same thing happens if i just try adding the Game folder the system crashes when selecting the SD reader option. Probably the SD card so i will need to hunt down an 8GB, hopefully that will work. Also im a bit bumbed about the AV quality on my TV, it looks as bad as RF...

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So after ripping out an old 16GB SD card from a phone i had laying around i still couldn't update the firmware. It would just crash the system, however using the games pack that Nate uploaded it just loads the ROMs anyway. However i did hear these systems play DPC+ ROMs with no issue although when i placed my DPC+ Homebrew ROMs in the folder it automatically crashes the system when trying to search the SD card. Finding it a bit strange that i don't even get to view the ROMs it just crashes because those DPC+ ROMs are in the folder.

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"My Atari Flashback Portable doesn't recognize the card! What can I do to fix it?

Make sure it's formatted properly. Many AtariAge members have found that the SD Association's Card Formatter utility produces better results than the built-in utilities in Windows or Mac OS."

 

That program only offers FAT16 formatting and I understand that it needs to be FAT32.  Also it didn't work anyway when I formatted it.  There are no options in that program.

 

I've tried FAT32 formatting on my own on both Win and Mac and the 2GB sandisk card is still not recognized on my FB9 3050 model.  

Edited by DeltaWalker

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I guess we can't edit our posts a second time?  I found another Win box and used a different formatting tool and at least it now sees the firmware file and the flash worked to enable the SD card option.  Moving along to another flash for gold and then some ROMs.  

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10 hours ago, DeltaWalker said:

I guess we can't edit our posts a second time?

New members cannot. The longer the member the more perks and even more again for subscribers.

 

As for the Firmware, personally i was going to go through the steps. However as a developer i thought it would be a nice substitute system to test my games. Now i have played around with it, i would rather just stick to emulation TBH. The flashback is all packed up and sitting on a shelf in my games room now.

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18 hours ago, TwentySixHundred said:

New members cannot. The longer the member the more perks and even more again for subscribers.

I've been here a long time, and I still have a pretty short time limit on edit privileges.

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7 hours ago, Asaki said:

I've been here a long time, and I still have a pretty short time limit on edit privileges.

Yeah basically because that's what makes subscription more desirable having extra perks. However us longer term members have more privileges then new members. Also us homebrew developers have the ability to edit our original posts in homebrew topics. Having said that i had to ask for permissions for that ability as we are always updating original posts during development stages. Either way New Members have very little privileges for obvious reasons

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13 hours ago, TwentySixHundred said:

Having said that i had to ask for permissions for that ability as we are always updating original posts during development stages.

Yeah, I've seen that thread. Haven't needed to do that yet...it's usually just typos, and I usually catch those before it's too late.

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Just got one of these and the genesis one for a song :) looking forward to seeing how they do with loading games

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Posted (edited)

This is an awesome pack.  Here's an updated rom for "Dintar's Pac-man".  Just posting it here, if people wish to play the most recent version which features 'fast cornering':

 

I used the naming convention of this rom pack:

 

Pacman26008kv8c.bin

 

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