atwwong Posted November 19, 2005 Share Posted November 19, 2005 (edited) For Atari Flashback 2 and Flashback 2+ FAQ's see the next post Atari Flashback 2 Cartridge Mods Links Here are links to modifications where a cartridge port has been hacked onto a FB2. Most of these links contain detailed instructions so that with some knowledge of electronics and soldering, you can study the information and do it yourself. Be aware that you may have a RevA, RevB, or RevC board. Make sure you know which board you have and which board the modder is using before you start. FB2 Cart mod links Curt Vendel: Hacking the Flashback 2 Console forum post John Soper: Lab Rat: Flashback2 Cartridges forum post Kokovec: Atari Flashback 2 Hack forum post netmoe (nice photos in IE): Moe Production Atari Flashback 2.0 Cartridge Port Modification yoras and batari discussion: forum post Bob Colbert (photos): My Atari Flashback 2 Hack forum post Cheers, Tony Disclaimer: Note that AtariAge is not responsible if you damage your Flashback 2 when following these instructions. Also your Flashback 2 warranty is void once you break the seal to open the unit. Add the Harmony Cart to your FB2/2+ Chris (cd-w) et al.: Atari Flaskback 2/2+ Harmony mod Flashback 2 Portable Specifications (Proposed by Curt Vendel) Model: FB2 Portable handheld Screen: 2.5" TFT & backlit Controller: 1 player joypad & fire button USB connection (Mount of a storage drive - so PC, MAC, Linux could all access) to download BIN files AV output: for TVOut, headphone type jack to connect a phono to RCA cable Power: batteries & include external AC socket Extras: CD-ROM of dev tools officially endorsed by Atari Price: $39.99 Modding extras info: 1) There will be a micro 20 pin connector on the side of the unit to allow for hackers to create their own FB2 portable to Atari joysticks/paddles/trackballs/keypads dongle's, i.e., allow users to hook player 1 and 2 controllers to the unit - information on connector spec & part# would be provided so that dongles can be made - this will also allow 2 player capabilities and allow the system to be mod'd more easily. 2) Looking into bringing the cart pins up to an edge connector so that micro-formfactor type cards could be done by the h/w hacking community, though it really may not be needed since games will be easily d/l'd into the onboard storage and menu selected. Edited April 3, 2010 by atwwong update Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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