Genesis Flashback HD (2018) Game Manager

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by dcuk7, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. rrifonas

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    256MB RAM is enough to run games, but don't forget you need to load the all-games.ini in memory (and some apps can't handle large text files), the app needs to cache the box arts and you have the OS footprint (which is small since this is a Linux OS). Your clone MD with the everdrive doesn't need to do that :-)

    You can have the whole no-intro set in the FB 2018, but I would recommend you to use the GAME folder instead, without the box art. I know that the GAME folder supports more than 100 pages without affect performance as it doesn't need to load all-games.ini and all the box art...
     
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  2. dcuk7
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    Hello all,

    New version 0.3.2 uploaded. Google Image search at last! Sorry it's taken so long!

    Let me know how it goes and if you find any issues.

    Hopefully a proper update checker with download will be in the next version. I wasn't happy with it in this version so for now it is the same as 0.3.1.
     
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  3. classicgamer1982

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    Awesome work, I started testing your new version last night works fine. Saves a bit of time with the Google Image search.

    As for the Bulk All Games Maker app I can't get it work on the Flashback console, comes up with the title of the games but no cover just transparent background. ive tried it with about 50 games no luck. Everything shows up in games manager. The console won't run the game? I entered 1 game called "Dune" just to see. nothing.
     
  4. dcuk7
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    I see that issue with the bulk tool. I have re-uploaded with a fix. Give that a try now.

    I ran mine with the full no-intro romset and it is pretty unstable. As rrifonas said, with the limited RAM in the machine coupled with the fact that as you scroll though each page the menu app will cache each box art image, it quickly becomes unstable to the point of the menu crashing. I've found 350 to be a safe number. Anything over that risks slowing the machine down or crashing it. I may put a warning about this in the game manager app when the library becomes so large.
     
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  5. esmith13

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    Out of curiosity, what did the original version do wrong? was it the 'rom/' and not '/rom/' in the ini file?
    Also, is the same link from post #51 (May 5th) the way to download the fixed version? I tried that today and still can't get games or images to load.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Yes it was the ROM path with the missing slash. Same link yes. If your ini file has the /rom/ in the path then you are using the fixed version.
     
  7. JimMGS

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    Has anybody here tried using the Retrobit six button Genesis control pads with this? Do they work? They are officially licensed Sega products that look really good. I suspect that the atgames wireless controllers won't last forever...
     
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    I have the previous Retro-bit 6 button controller which is basically the same as the SEGA branded one and it works fine.

    The only controllers that don't work with the flashback are the wireless 8bitdo ones.
     
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  9. Mr_White

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    @JimMGS I have the Retrobit Genesis 9-pin controllers and they work great on the ATGames Flashback
     
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  10. JimMGS

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    I've got an interesting question. Can this run Sega SG-1000 games???
     
  11. JimMGS

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    Well... I'm going to answer my own question! As long as you rename the files so that the ROM is in .sms format you CAN play Sega SG-1000 games. Most of them suck and have the worst sound a graphics you could ever imagine, but there are a few good ones like Sega Galaga, Zaxxon and uh... well I'm sure theres a few other good ones. Maybe.
     
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  12. spanner

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    Custom Firmware has changed the name from a Mega Drive to Genesis how do it get Mega Drive back..? Its the only console that Sega made that had a different name in North America, all there other consoles have the same name.. :) AtGames they just make the firmware for the console.

    Just realized something ATGames Mega Drive consoles are imported in to the country from China so Argos imported it for the UK(so when you buy one Argos is getting the money for them cos they have paid for them already,Argos made the box and instructions too.otherwise it would be in Chinese.),In Australia is imported by Five Star Games. so the same way the Master System was in 1988 imported by Virgin Mastertronic,they imported from Sega Japan in 1988 to the UK,it had a Virgin Mastertronic Guarantee in the box, I remember.. :) but then Richard Brandon sold Mastertronic to Sega to make Sega Europe.he make a lot of money from selling it to them,that was about 1990 I think.
     
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  13. classicgamer1982

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    I forgot to mention that Game manager seems to link the CFW to the US version when selecting either. All i did was download the CFW which is in the forum, that i cant link but you will be able to find easy and just reinstall
     
  14. spanner

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    OK thanks sorted it,has anyone tried using 3D box art,I have added some to mine.they look alright but the mega CD cases look a bit long cos the image has resized to a size of a flat box case. I use them on my Mega Drive Retroflag Mini PI,yes I have now 5 Mega Drives including a real Mega Drive 2 and Mega CD 2 that I have had from 1994 I even have a Mega Drive 32x, they all work,I am a collector,I have other computers to C64,ZX Spectrum, CPC 464,Amiga,Atari 800XL,130XE,Atari Game System,Atari VCS,Atari 520FM,Colecovision,Sega Saturn,Sega Dreamcast to name a few.. :)

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  17. spanner

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    I will upload the 3D Cover box art to Mega for you so you can download it if you want to use it too.. :) I put it all in one zip file so its all in one place.
     
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  18. spanner

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    I got Sega Mega CD games working in Picodrive with CD music.. :) I use cue+bin.

    How I did it was click Browse on Game Manager then pick say Batman Returns.bin then add all the other stuffing,then it will start to copy of the bin file over to the sd card,Now copy the cue file over and name it the same as the bin file so Batman Returns.cue but if game manager has changed the name,it will remove the space in the 2 words so BatmanReturns.bin make sure the cue file has that name in it.then it should find the game and run it like normal.

    All the Mega CD games I have I made so I made sure the cue files would find the music on the bin files.

    This is what Batman Return.cue looks like... I have change the name of the bin in it.


    FILE "BatmanReturns.bin" BINARY
    TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PREGAP 00:02:00
    INDEX 01 01:57:32
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 02:04:18
    TRACK 04 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 05:00:42
    TRACK 05 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 07:31:27
    TRACK 06 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 10:03:37
    TRACK 07 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 11:31:02
    TRACK 08 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 14:25:04
    TRACK 09 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 16:07:63
    TRACK 10 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 19:03:09
    TRACK 11 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 21:39:34
    TRACK 12 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 23:42:11
    TRACK 13 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 27:03:00
    TRACK 14 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 29:58:25
    TRACK 15 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 31:49:03
    TRACK 16 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 33:55:45
    TRACK 17 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 36:16:49
    TRACK 18 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 39:27:18
    TRACK 19 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 40:43:32
    TRACK 20 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 43:32:70
    TRACK 21 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 46:55:18
    I love the music from Batman Returns so much I listen to it from the Mega CDs CD player, I like most of them, tracks,3,5,7,9,11,12,13,16,17,19,20,21 are good .. :) some of the music you only hear for 10 seconds in the game but if you listen to it this way the track is like 2 minutes long well most of them are. its like they did it like this so you can listen to it like a CD. I like Soul Star Music too.
    If you love Mega CD games like I do, Climb aboard Dog Meat,This is the Hole Hog and I am giving you a one way ticket to Solar City.. :) if you are after Mega CD games in cue+bin format and are copied properly, I can help you,I have a lot of PAL games I copied and made myself so PM me.. :)
     
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  19. DoctorEvil8

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    How is the performance of the PicoDrive with the Sega CD games and the 32X games? Last I heard, GenesisPlus had better performance with the CD, and the 32X performance with PicoDrive was only so-so. I've been using the GenesisPlus with all my Genesis and Sega CD games and very happy with performance. I have been wanting to try 32X, but all my CD games are CHD and not sure if I want to go through the hassle of re-loading CUE BIN for PicoDrive.
     
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  20. dcuk7
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    I will be adding support for bin/cue files into the next version. If you select the .cue file it will copy that and the associated .bin (as long as they both reside in the same folder and have the same name).
     
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