Sega Megadrive (Genesis) Flashback Mini HD with an USB on internal mother board

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  1. Beetch18

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    In some cases it's not even the emulator that is the problem. In my example of shining force 2 freezing every time I cast a magic spell. Apparently putting a different shining force 2 ROM on the machine it runs perfectly fine. It seems the ROM included on the machine is bad as I have seen many others have experienced the same with this game. To me that's just pure laziness/sloppiness on the part of AT GAMES.
     
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  2. Beetch18

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    Anyone know if there are performance differences between the 2gb and 4gb versions or do they both suffer from the same faults?
     
  3. Menzo1986

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    i haven't play that game and i think i don't have that game on it/in the menu anymore to test it. but that's really lazy and then they didn't test the games properly. then they just did create a menu and throw some random roms from the internet on the system.
     
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  4. asper

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    Hardware is the same, and same are the "core" emulators used (at least form the dump I saw); only the launcher seems to be different so I suppose performances are exactly the same.
     
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  5. Beetch18

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    Thank you that makes sense. I'm not very technical so i wasn't sure. I read somewhere the "freezing"/ "crashing" could be a cache issue so I wasn't sure if having more memory the system would freeze less.
     
  6. asper

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    Just found in a drawer an USB-LAN device... no drives for it, just like USB WiFi dongles. The only way to get internet access seems to be the Raspberry Pi method.
     
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  7. fixingmytoys

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    bummer, i dont mind hooking her up to my PC to do stuff, but wifi would have been nice ,
     
  8. Toony11

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    Hey Guy's,

    I tried modding mine and bricked it I guess, as it only boots to the atgames splash screen. Does anyone know how to return it to it's original state, so i can be stupid and try again?
     
  9. asper

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    https://www.mdfbrew.org/tutorials:restore_partitions

    Hoping you backed up your partitions first ! If not you need to ask someone to send you its own.
     
  10. Lindorel

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    Hi guys, anyone has a ROMset pack of the native ganes? I can't find It. Thanks!
     
  11. Vokuhila

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    Hi Guys,

    I installed the firmware with RetroArch from Asper and now I can not remove Retroarch with the Unistall Batch. Always comes the message: Error device not found.
    Anyone know what the problem is?
     
  12. max0r4axor

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    Is there anyway to use the wireless kaypads without having the 3 atgames apks. If i remove the 3 atgames apks the wireless controllers stop working. i think it has something to do with the wireless controlers being attached to the GPIO and removing the apks unloads the libraries they use. didnt know if theres a work around. or can i just leave the atgames apks and remap the buttons. I dont plan on ever using the default emulator so i dont care if it breaks the buttons for it.
     
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  13. mercenary96

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    RetroArch on the Genesis Flashback will use a different emulator for the games and have less freezing and performance issues, or is it the same?
    I got one of these machines and already encountered several complete freezes (on original games and some that I added).
     
  14. asper

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    Retroarch picodrive and genesis plus gx cores are far better than the original emulator considering emulation performances.
     
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  15. ArugulaZ

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    Okay guys, catch me up to speed on this. I've hacked my Flashback with the instructions on YouTube to play more games, but I want them to play better than they currently do. What are my options? I noticed that someone had released a nifty new interface for this system, but does it use a better emulator or just the default built into the Flashback? If I install any of these hacks, will I still have access to the cartridge port? Could the new emulators use the cartridge port? Finally, how can I get access to the hacks people have discussed in this thread?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  16. asper

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    1 - best option is using retroarch;
    2 - the nifty interface is not yet released by its author; the other interface you can find (SEGA Generations) is a very good Launcher able to manage the console "just like a smartphone" so you can open the original ATGames menu but also you can manage your console almost like a smarphone;
    3 - yes, the cartridge port will always be accessible as soon as the ATGames menu is opened;
    4 - if the ATGames menu is opened it will dump the cartridge slot so it can be used with any emulator (just browse the dump folder with the emulator internal browser - no emulator directly access the cartridge slot, they just load the dump done when the ATGames menu is opened)
    5 - read the whole thread CAREFULLY; after that i suggest you to use my custom rom (it includes retroarch) together with SEGA Generations launcher but, again, read the whole thread CAREFULLY.
     
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  17. ArugulaZ

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    Okay, do you have a link to your version of RetroArch? I kind of figured that it was included in Sega Generations... I guess I figured wrong!
    Also, I had done ETAPrime's trick to add games to my system earlier. Will I need to undo that before I can proceed?
     
  18. Hekel

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    Well Just to inform anyone im still here and reading the thread. There is still alot progress with retroshield but i miss the time to write everything down.
     
  19. fixingmytoys

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    @Hekel good to hear you are still working on it :)
     
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  20. asper

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    If you "read the whole thread CAREFULLY" you will find the link you need; really, you NEED to read the whole thread to understand what you are doing (and also the included readme .txts inside my custom rom folders) ;)

    No need to undo the process, with my custom rom all will be "restored" (more info in the thread and inside the above mentioned .txts).
     
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