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Atgames sega flashback 2018 edition is out in the wild.

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by WD_GASTER2, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. D-an-W

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    Got the 2018 version from my local Argos on the way home, thanks for the tip @dcuk7
     
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  2. Casey-Strange

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    Can the PicoDrive Genesis GX CFW updates be given their own thread?
    I'm trying to keep up with this being the main topic but two consoles are being discussed here.

    I'm very interested in trying to run Sega CD games on my Atgames Flashback using the CFW but am still having troubles understanding exactly how to use this firmware to do so. There really isn't a thread dedicated to this topic and so far, I found the links for this on or around page 6 of this thread. People looking to try out this CFW and or test it may have trouble locating the link.

    The current thread for this model is dedicated to the one released that Atgames recnetly modified.
    Another user here unlocked the Sega CD feature so you can run games off the SD card using the BIOS.
    But no instructions or specifications on what demands may be placed on you to get the game to run.
     
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  3. rrifonas

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    This thread is being used to discuss the custom firmware for the Genesis Flashback / MD Flashback 2018.
     
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  4. BillyHGamer

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    Is their going to be more updates and will it work for sega dreamcast
     
  5. dcuk7

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    The gadget store Menkind here in the UK had a flash sale on Sunday night and the Flashback HD (or Mega Drive Gold as they call it) were on discount and they sold out in a few hours! Who knew an AtGames console would be ever be so popular! :rofl:
     
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  7. D-an-W

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    Just returned the one I bought to my local Argos, got a £20 refund and a £5 gift card!

    Thanks for the tip @dcuk7
     
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  8. Joeyramone82

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    Hi how do you load sega cd roms do you have to put all the files in the game folder as when i download i get 4 files ccd cue img sub files and do you need the bios file aswell and useing the 1st update with out the 32x support many thanks
     
  9. dcuk7

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  10. Zaphod77

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    btw the sound skipping is caused by failing to plug in controller 2 for a 2 player game.

    as long as both controllers are plugged in, things are fine.

    it's because two player arcade games keep trying to poll start and coin in for player 2, and when the controller is missing, that causes a performance hit.
     
  11. dcuk7

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I can go get one to replace my frozen one now and get back to enjoying my childhood games.
     
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  13. dcuk7

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    Just got my new one delivered from Argos and it looks like this on start up:

    IMG_20190415_150610.

    Did they forget to install the firmware on it from the factory?! :rofl2:
     
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  14. rrifonas

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    This looks like the Input Test from FB2017. I've never tried to check if this test exists in the 2018 version.
     
  15. dcuk7

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    It loads straight to this screen every time. The menu music is still playing in the background but the controller doesn't respond to any inputs. I tried putting an update image on the SD card but again it skips that and goes straight to that red screen.

    I was tempted to open it, mod it with the wire and flash it but Argos are replacing it today so not worth wasting £45 I feel.
     
  16. nuy

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    Picked one up today from Argos and strangely wasn't picking up rom images from the SD card - tried all combinations of case for the game folder and initial caps for the bin files, but the SD menu just wasn't showing up. Grabbed the official FW from AFZ and flashed with no issues (aside from not having the About menu to get the console ID), and got the SD card menu fine. Only minor issue for me is the MD logo at top left was replaced with Genesis logo!
     
  17. dcuk7

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    The issue you had with the games on the SD card is to be expected. The very first firmware for this unit did not have the SD card support for games. It was unlocked by @WD_GASTER2 before AtGames added it in the next firmware release.

    If you use my app to download the correct custom firmware for your console, you can get your Mega Drive branding back. Just use the download option and choose Mega Drive from the region.
     
  18. nuy

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    Aye, I was going off post 198 - strange.

    The Genesis branding doesn't really bother me, would just be nice if Atgames did an OFW for EU people!

    Have downloaded your app already, looks good. Thanks for putting in the effort writing it! Are there any automation tools to scan existing game libraries and pull artwork/descriptions from pre-existing repositories (assuming any exist a la Hackchii)?
     
  19. dcuk7

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    I'm not aware of anything that could do that for this console. It is something I really want to add to my app at some point. The best you can do for now is to use my app and download the libretro thumbnail artwork pack for the Mega Drive. This has all US/JP/EU box art and does make it easier when adding games.
     
  20. Mal9762

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    My 2018 Flashback unit arrived today and I think I got a defective unit. The sound doesn't work when I try to play games(the menu music still plays, though), I've tried to download custom firmware but it won't enable the SD card slot feature. I've tried the official firmware and all it does it loop the "installing update" screen over and over. I've tried the picodrive CFW and that gets sound but it STILL doesn't enable the SD card slot.

    Any ideas or am I screwed?
     
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