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

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by spikimini, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. 19rsn007

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    Hey people,

    Might be a rude question, but does anyone care to share the stock system dump (in plain files)?
    I want to look into it :)
     
  2. fixingmytoys

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    If you go back to the start of this threat you should fine then
     
  3. 19rsn007

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    Would you be willing to share those files with me?
     
  4. 19rsn007

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    The last post had a download link with tools but they didn't include an actual dump
     
  5. asper

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    You did not search well ;)
     
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  6. fixingmytoys

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    I was not looking lol
     
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  7. 19rsn007

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    Well the download contained .IMG files.
    Now I need some way to extract them in linux
     
  8. rrifonas

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    I'm not sure about Linux, but you can open most of the partitions with 7zip.
     
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  9. portaro

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    Hello friends I have a new question →

    Sometimes my hacked Atgames freeze on game and I need to shutdown and power on to solve the problem, the problem dont appear all times that I use the console but sometime I dont have any Idea what can be the problem , in my case I have around 140 games on the console (with the default games of console) in the SDflash connection I have 2.6GB of free space.

    Thanks a lot for your answers.
     
  10. MicroNut99

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    Here is the command working for both controllers, in all its eye watering color.
    Start this from adb
    am start -n com.atgames.menu.hal/.TestActivity
     
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  11. Mauricelelapin

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    Hello,
    Thanx a lot for all this great work : You guys rock & kick ass :)

    I've read the whole thread : impressive !

    Sega should really get in touch with you guys when they design their own mini console ...

    I have both a 2017 and a 2018 european models : on the 2017 version I just added some games and I installed the custom firmware on the 2018 version.

    I'm very please by the 2018 version with the custoo firmware and I'm thinking how to get the 2017 version as close as possible to the 2018 version :)

    For instance I'm wondering if, after doing the USB mod, instead of having an USB output on the case or an internal storage, it would be nice to hook up a USB to SD card reader and be able to store the roms on an SDcard, but the SD card would still be seen as a USB device :)

    Also I'm wondering if it's possible to use the 2018 custom firmware in the 2017 hardware ... Just because I like the default dashboard (with the use of the arrow keys instead of B & C of course) and I just want to change the default emulator for Genesis Plus GX.

    Best regards & Happy Gaming !
     
  12. rrifonas

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    It's not possible to use anything from the 2018 version in the 2017 hardware.
    FB 2017 runs with Android 4.4.2, you can backup your device and try the Generations Dashboard, or Asper's firmware with RetroArch
    FB 2018 runs some kind of Linux, running a custom emulator that loads libretro cores
     
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  13. WD_GASTER2

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    @Mauricelelapin
    see video above for a rough idea of what is possible with the 2017 model.
     
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  14. Mauricelelapin

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  15. MicroNut99

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    Hello,

    SDCard corruption, the all-games.ini and slow starting consoles.
    I also highly recommend running the all-games.ini from the /system/atgames/ folder because the console takes too long to load at boot and can cause the sd card to corrupt.

    The console Reverting your new "Game" folder back to "New Folder," means that system is trying to write to the sdcard's Game or any folder that Does exist but only internally.
    Its a really bad problem... particularity with the sdcard.
    So, in fact, if you open adb you'll see the Game or whatever folder that you thought was missing.
    The only way to fix it, that I know of, is to delete it from adb and then recreate yourself and or hope the system recreates it as it should.
    Things get really bad when this happens to the all-games.ini file. The system is slow to boot and the sdcard will take forever or never mount in windows or linux.
    Sometimes its easiest to just re-image after it black-screens like this forever...

    So this has nothing to do with security at all... because there is none... or very little excluding system signed apps... anyway....
    The problem has everything to do with the way Android mounts the sdcard externally to the rest of the system on boot.
    Another fact is that us and eu systems have far more in common and really there is only One system with different rom sets and artwork.
    OBB and Non-Obb are just methods for storing that data, nothing more...

    Yes, you are best served by keeping the all-games.ini on the system partition.
    Have not seen the Game folder locked out unless the all-games.ini had a problem, but there is always room for strange behavior on this system.
    e.g. too many issues or unresolved problems in the all-games.ini..... and yet again, the system will take a long time to boot.

    Slow starting sdcard:
    A console that does not already have this script in the system/bin folder should probably use this
    because it disables the sdcard media scanner and makes the sdcard start much faster.
    Its a stock atgames script... nothing to do with me :)
    atgames_stopsrv - includes an easy installer.
    tip of the iceberg and all that... I don't talk much but I am the built-in trouble shooter.

    Documentation:
    Anyone can get a complete copy of mdfbrew here: MDFBREW.ORG
    This contains a link to the EU version of the firmware and everything that was cool on this once protected website.
    If Anyone needs any help with images of any kind please let know.

    Emulators:
    aFBA, CPS1 and Mame4Droid
    -Made for the Generations GUI keylayout so you will need Generations or AutoXplore
    -aFBA works well without any need to push a configuration
    -Mame4Droid is admittedly a pain to install because it requires pushed configurations that do not always copy correctly,
    .... spend enough time with the console and you will know what I mean by overwriting files.
    -CPS is a super fast version of aFBA that runs a smaller set of roms and requires another controller push like Mame4Droid.
    Final Burn Alpha or aFBA is really the gem here because Mame and CPS can be a pain to get working.
    These are custom installer packages. The APK's have been stripped of unnecessary files to make them smaller for 2GB consoles.

    Alternate GUI:
    If you are interested in AutoXplore
    Here is a package that will safely install it.

    Please let me know if you have in questions by using PM.
     
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  16. JadeSapphira

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    Hey guys, i need a little help, we just bought a ATgames sega mega drive flashback and after plugging everything and turning on the controllern, when i turn the console itself on im reeted with the atgames logo and then this screen.

    EDIT: Neogaf wont let me post an image so i have to explain it: It's totally red with white capital letters displayed like this:

    |FB3680_EY_002 REVISION-2018-07-05-03:33:04 (HOST)
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    | U RW X Y Z DDR CLK: 396000000
    | L R MU CW0881: OK
    | D ST A B C SD CARD:
    | MU CHANNEL:
    | U X Y Z CARTRIDGE:
    | L R
    | D ST A B C
    |
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    | Press D+A to Start SD Card Test.


    No buttons work except the menu button on the console which gives the second MU letters a green circle and does nothing, the circle doesnt go away either. Pressing D and A with a working controller doesnt do anything even though the controller has a blue led. I thought it was a problem with the sd card but there is none in there.

    After reading the manual it told me to insert an sd card with update data in order to update it, thinking that might work. I go through the process, rename the file and plug the sd card into the machine but it still does nothing. Music is playing vut it's otherwise unresponsive.

    Ive fiddled with the cartridged slot, dusted it, blowed into it but that does nothing.

    Ive tried both controllers with different batteries vut they dont register on the red screen and rn im lost. Has anyone had this problem or knows how to fix it? Thank you in advance ><
     
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  17. MB79

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    Hi
    Does your screen look like the one posted by @dcuk7 in other thread called
    At games sega flashback 2018 edition is out in the wild page 11 (I really have to figure out how to link to another post)
    If so follow his lead and take it back and get it replaced.
    Cheers
     
  18. dcuk7

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    That sounds exactly like my latest one. I tried almost everything to fix it (only thing I didn't try was doing a USB mod to the internals to flash it).

    As @MB79 says, return it for another one. I just got my replacement now. All working well.
     
  19. flame489

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    Hi everyone,

    Did you tried with wired control pad?
    To me it happened exactly the same, I sent an email to info@atgames.net and they were very quick in response, sent a small tutorial to try to solve otherwise return the console and exchange for another. What I remembered doing before they did what they said in the tutorial was trying to solve the problem with the wired control pad from the original Mega Drive original console, tried and solved it.
    For some reason the console at boot time goes to the test screen and asks to execute the test steps through the buttons of the control but it seems that while it is in the test screen the wireless controllers do not work.
    So if you have a wired control it will almost certainly work.

    Hope this helps.
     
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