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Genesis Flashback console from AtGames

#16 User is offline Flygon 

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How hard is it to flash the consoles with a better emulator?

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View PostFlygon, on 07 July 2017 - 10:14 PM, said:

I dunno, there's probably a bit of a periphery demographic for those that already have original Mega Drives, but don't really want to fork out for the money and then fuss around with something like the OSSC. HDMI is a huge deal, is what I'm saying here. Input lag from Composite on modern TVs is trash.

If they have suitably fixed up the sound emulation, which was the most major issue with the Firecore emulators, then this is the demographic it captures. Especially with people that'll want to launch titles from cartridge.

How else do you play lag-free Pete Sampras Tennis? Assuming the cart slot supports J-Carts. :specialed:/>/>/>/>


Yeah... that's a good point.

Granted, I play retro consoles on an actual CRT which cost me a whopping $10, but not everyone has a CRT anymore, has the space for one, or cares to have one specifically for retrogaming.

Getting retro consoles to not look like trash on a modern HDTV can sometimes be a costly and difficult endeavor. I talk about how cheap an old Sega Genesis or a CRT is, but you know what isn't cheap? A Framemeister.

I suppose the plus side to using CRTs instead of expensive upscalers is I can actually use lightgun games. And I used to bring them to fighting game tournaments, but these days they're not used that much outside of Smash Bros. Melee thanks to Evo monitors.

So yeah, I can definitely see the appeal of an inexpensive Genesis \ Mega Drive that actually works with HDMI.

EDIT: These things DO have HDMI, right? Has that been added in more recent revisions? Usually when I come across cheaply made clone consoles, they just have composite, but I suppose that could have changed.
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No, this is the first model that has HDMI output I believe. All the current ones out on the market are only composite. It's true that most older consoles look like shit on HD tvs, the screen flickers whenever I have my Genesis hooked up to my HDTV. Doesn't matter which model it is, and it's not the wires either. It's just my tv, yet whenever I play any of my other retro consoles the screen doesn't flicker... :\

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Pre-orders are live. New console launches October 28th and retailing at £79.99 which is the same price as the SNES mini in most places.

http://www.hotukdeal...s-79-99-2748439

Until I see the thing in action, I will remain skeptical.

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View Postminichapman, on 24 July 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

Pre-orders are live. New console launches October 28th and retailing at £79.99 which is the same price as the SNES mini in most places.

http://www.hotukdeal...s-79-99-2748439

Until I see the thing in action, I will remain skeptical.


I'll be picking one up and I'll report what they sound like, but be forewarned -- I have ear damage from years of listening to loud music, and thus am no audiophile.

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Just playing the end of level spinning sign SFX would suffice.
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October?

Shit, the thing's coming out around September here. About $30AUD more than the SNES Mini costs though.
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AAAANNNDD... It's crap.

https://www.cnet.com...ashback/review/

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Wow, it sucks, what a suprise.

Now let's wait a year and see with what Genesis console they will come up next.

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Other review videos, not quite as negative as CNETs. Supposedly the sound is indeed fixed this go around.

It shows they also added Game Gear games to this one to pad out the list!

One thing though, 3 button genesis controllers don't seem to work with this one.






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Going to ask something on a bit of the wild side: Has anyone figured out if these can be flashed with better emulators?

Most of us know the NES Classic Mini ended up being hacked pretty thoroughly, but does such a flaw/option exist for the AtGames Mega Drive units?

EDIT: Jeeze, I have the memory of a goldfish. I just realized I asked this exact same thing at the top of the thread.

If anything, flashing in new firmware might help fix the alleged 3 button controller problem.
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I still want to see someone compare all of these AtGames systems to see if they're actually improving over time. "The sound is wrong" is a phrase that can describe at least 15 years worth of their products.


But it's not exactly poor business sense - £79.99 is an exorbitant amount for something like this, and because people will always buy things with "SEGA" on the box, you'll be breaking even pretty quickly I'd say.

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Apparently reviewers were sent the wrong units?

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That just raises further questions. How the hell do you screw up a review unit?

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Call me a cynic, but until I see otherwise, this is an attempt at damage control.

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