Brad_from_the_80s Posted March 8, 2020 Share Posted March 8, 2020 Greetings Atari fans. I have had the standard Atari Flashback X sitting around here for a few weeks and finally got around to creating a custom firmware to allow you to load additional roms with boxart from USB (using USB OTG hub/cable and a USB drive of your choice). The basic idea is the same as the firmware I created for using the SD card on the Flashback 9 series, see original thread here: Attached here you will find a CFW version for the standard Atari Flashback X, and also one for the Atari Flashback X Deluxe. The standard firmware has been tested a little, but I don't have a Deluxe model to test. However it's the exact same hack, so I think it should work for those who need it. If it does work for you then feel free to report back, or I can tweak as needed. In the zip archive you will find an atari_update.img file. You can follow the AtGames official firmware instructions to load this firmware image using the same desktop flashing tools. HOWEVER, if you have applied at least one of the earlier firmware updates then this new CFW can be applied in a manner similar/same as for the Flashback 9. Simply attach your USB drive with the atari_update.img file in the root and the system should detect the update and flash the same way it did for Flashback 9. After successfully applying the firmware delete the atari_update.img file from your USB drive. As before, the customizations are activated by the presence of the "mount_sd.ini" file in the root of your USB drive (yeah, I didn't bother renaming it). By default the custom firmware will dump the internal /rom partition from the device to your attached USB storage and then use the USB copy of /rom for game roms, box art and all-games.ini file. Also included is a sample startup.sh custom script you can include in your USB drive. This script will also dump and run the /emulator partition from your USB drive. This should allow for tweaking the artwork. One tip, if you are using an old or slow USB thumb drive (like USB 2.0), you may need to wait a few minutes to allow write operations to complete when first allowing the CFW to dump files, so be patient. I haven't messed with the Flashback X or this CFW much really. it's simple enough, and I think it should work fine, but if you do find issues just report here and we'll see what can be done about it. No warranties, use at your own risk, etc, etc. Enjoy! AR3060_CFW.zip AR3060S_Deluxe_CFW.zip 5 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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