custom firmware for sega flashback 2018

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  1. Alphons Potters

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    UPDATE:

    SONIC CD (US version) does not work very well. In one level when I go to the past the sound is a little croaky and in Act 2 level 2 when I go to the past and you get that cutscene from Sonic it goes in a circle & loop over and over again and the game is stuck.
    The Sonic CD Image File is perfect I tested it on mine PC and on mine Android NVIDIA SHIELD and no problems at all... So this is an emulation error unfortunately.
    Yes you can play the game till the end but there are some emulation errors in this game.
     
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  2. Alphons Potters

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    Also I messaged atgames and they really respond very well and fast. Told them about the Audio delay issues with some games and they hope it will be fixed in the next update.
    They know about it that some games produces that. Also they will try to fix the audio of virtua racing!
    So they are active with it which is a good sign!
     
  3. dcuk7

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    I really hope they stay true to their word on that one. Moving to Libretro emulators means they have little excuse for such glaring issues.
     
  4. Alphons Potters

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    I hope too. I really love the Flashback.

    Any news when you update your program so you can add more text in the box?
     
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  5. dcuk7

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    I've almost finished coding it. I've re-written nearly all of it from scratch so just one or two features to finish and then just needs a thorough testing for stability. Would you like to beta test it for me?
     
  6. Alphons Potters

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    It would be my hornor :) Please send me the link where I can download it :)
     
  7. Alphons Potters

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    I've already see some issues:
    When you update a picture of a game that's already been created before, the system does something weird and shows the updated picture on a different title (it's moves over another game).
    When you click on it it does show the good game but you suddenly will mis a game in the list...
    I tried it on different games and I get that same error every time. So this needs to be fixed. When you restart the program everything is fine again but it's not very handy that it does that.

    Also when you clicked on a game that's already been created before and you click on an other game you get the picture and description of the 1ste game you selected and not on the actual game you click on.

    BTW: I love the new lay-out!
     
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  8. dcuk7

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    I'll check that out. Coding the box art layout has been so difficult. I've easily spent 40% of development time on finding issues then fixing them then finding more issues.

    As a workaround, instead of restarting the app, just open the .ini file again and the list will refresh and fix itself. Any issue you run into like that is just cosmetic. The actual box art images and all-games.ini will be correct.

    I'm glad you like the layout. That is the main reason I re-wrote it almost from scratch so hopefully it was worth it.
     
  9. dcuk7

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    @Alphons Potters I think I have fixed those issues now. Please re-download the app from the same link and try that out.
     
  10. Alphons Potters

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    I don't see the link anymore?
     
  11. Alphons Potters

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    I just downloaded it but the link is gone again? Something wrong?
    Because the software works a lot better now.
    Also the download link in the program is it the Pico or Genesisplus software? I personally love the GenesisPlusGX
     
  12. dcuk7

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    The link should always be active. I'll re-do it later.

    The firmware will always be GX as it is what comes by default. If people want PicoDrive I think they are advanced enough to come here to get it and do it manually.
     
  13. Alphons Potters

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    I tested it out and it works now as far as I tested very nice! Good JOB !!!
     
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  14. b0wman

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    Is it possible to open a new thread with the latest firmware updates in Post #1? It would be a lot easier for new people like me.
    Can you tell me where to find the latest firmware (is #97 the latest one?) and how to update with some few words? Thank you
     
  15. rrifonas

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    Post #171 has the latest firmware. I'm keeping all updates in this post to avoid multiple posts for the same device.

    The process to update is really simple... just copy sega_update.img to the root of the SD Card and turn the device on. The games will go to a GAME folder, and they can't have space on their names.
     
  16. dcuk7

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    If you go to this thread and download my app, it will pretty much do all the work for you.
     
  17. b0wman

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    Ok, thank you very much. You both helped me a lot. I flashed the Pico, because I like the possibility to use the 32X emulation too and (what I read), dcuk7 recommended it overall a bit more :)
     
  18. KevTheRev

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    Hi there.

    Sorry to barge in on this thread but this is all new to me! My question is this:

    I have just bought an AT Games Megadrive Flashback with an SD Card slot and the white label over the power light not the red one. I'm trying to work out how you can load games onto an SD card and play them on the system. Is it that easy or do you have to take the console apart? I was just wondering if someone could give me a step by step tutorial on how to do it...…..any help would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  19. MB79

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    Hi
    No need to take console apart, all goes through the SD card.
    @dcuk7 has made a rather fabulous way of adding games to a rom fofolder the SD card and it does most the other stuff for you as well, have a little look 3 posts above follow his link, download and enjoy.
    Or another way without box art is make a folder on SD card called "GAME" and put them in there but no spaces in names. You may want to look at downloading @rrifonas updates but those can also done through the aforementioned link.
    It is worth having a read through this and the other 2018 thread as lots of tips and info in them.
    Good luck and enjoy
     
  20. KevTheRev

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    Thank you so much........it worked!!!

    Where is the best place to get rooms?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    *roms damn predicted text!
     
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