Atgames sega flashback 2018 edition is out in the wild.

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  1. rrifonas

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    I have this issue. The console freezes after 15 minutes running. Try returning it if you can as it seems to be a hardware problem. In my case I can't return because I already opened it and did a couple of soldering points. I thought I've burnt the board while doing the soldering points but it's possible to be a problem with some other component (NAND / RAM / processor).
     
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    WD_GASTER2 I tinker and code.

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    dumb idea but put a tiny heatsink if you have one laying around on the 3066 chipset? at the time they came out they did require a heatsink or heatspreader depending on the clock speed they were running at. im sure a pi heatsink may help.
     
  3. rrifonas

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    Good idea, I will try it this weekend.
     
  4. Why call them that? I kinda like their Atari Flashbacks. I have the Atari Flashback 9 Gold. I got it back when it was the latest.
     
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    Sure, those may be good, but their Genesis emulators have sucked every time, no effort at all.
     
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  6. LOL I MEANT 8. I feel like such an idiot.

    Other than that...why would those suck when the Atari ones dont? Hm...
     
  7. Zaphod77

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    Well their redkid/firecore based genesis consoles have been incorrectly configured since forever.

    This 2018 edition is pretty decent. the only thing really wrong with it is it's a little underpowered.

    The atari ones have always been pretty nice. The legends flashback thing is also hobbled by underpowered hardware. But it has a very cheap and honestly pretty fair price point.
     
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    One thing to note about this console is that this is basically what atgames announced back in April last year about the Mega Drive mini. And the Mega Drive mini announced at Sega Fes was essentially going to be the Japanese version of the same model since in the promo video for this system we can see that it has the Sd card slot
     
  9. Zaphod77

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    I don't want to spend 75-80 bucks to try and get one of those to play with.
     
  10. dcuk7

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    It's interesting that SEGA essentially dropped AtGames from this project. I wonder what it was they didn't like about this unit! I actually think for once AtGames has done a really good job. Certainly better than the PlayStation Classic (although that's not exactly a high bar).

    I'm sure it wasn't in the plan for AtGames to release an updated Genesis/Mega Drive Flashback in 2018 (just look at their Twitter feed. They don't promote this thing at all). Clearly they couldn't waste all the resources poured into making the Mega Drive Mini, hence this new Flashback existing.

    As a die-hard SEGA fan I just hope that the unit SEGA actually releases this year is as good or better than the 2018 Flashback. This is SEGA so it could clearly go either way! :rofl:
     
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  11. Zaphod77

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    Well Sega's should be better. the legends flashback has pretty lousy audio latency. I'm not sure how it is on these units.
     
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    Does Sega even know about the 2018 edition of the Genesis Flashback. Also the supposed reason why sega dropped atgames was due to the bad press sega got due to atgames tweeting about being behind the genesis flashback
     
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  13. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    Would be nice if there was just a single definitive mini/classic version once and for all.
     
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    That might happen this year since sega is working on the genesis mini and it might come out this year
     
  15. rrifonas

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    I'm not excited for this Sega Genesis mini, my only hope is that someone can build some good controllers for them.

    Sega was not capable to do their Sega Genesis Classics for PC/Xbox/PS4 and sent development to d3t, which have done a poor job and took months to fix several issues. The intro video is still lagging in PCs with onboard video and in Xbox One.

    Their Android "Classic Emulator" is half-assed and it also took months to be roughly playable.

    I don't think Atgames is doing a great job but I can't really imagine Sega doing something much better.
     
  16. SwiftNick

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    I have the UK 2018 Flashback HD model and it supports SD card games out of the box.
    Just add the bin files to a folder called Game on the root of the SD card.
    As others have said use plain ascii characters for names and no spaces.
     
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  17. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    Where did you get it from mate? I want to make sure I don't get the older version without SD card reader.
     
  18. dcuk7

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    Argos are selling the 2018 model (even though their product pic shows the 2017 model. Also, Menkind both online and in-store are selling it as the SEGA Mega Drive Gold.
     
  19. D-an-W

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    Can I just check if the info showing the SD Card slot of the 2018 version is visible from the outside of the box (Just reserved one at Argos)?

    The 2018 version has a volume slider too?
     
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  20. dcuk7

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    Yes, 2018 has the volume slider which the 2017 does not. Also, the side of the box will show it using micro usb for power (see first post in this thread).

    I called Argos before I got mine. Confirmed that all their stock is the model with SD card support.
     
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