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Atari Lynx

Overview

The Atari Lynx application is an emulator for the Atari Lynx handheld game console.

Xump 2 by Retroguru

Note

In addition to Atari Lynx ROM files, an Atari Lynx Boot ROM must be specified globally within the feed (See the Feed Properties Dialog and Atari Lynx Feed Properties sections).

Controls

The emulator supports one controller. The keyboard and gamepad mappings are listed in the tables below.

Keyboard

Keyboard controls are listed below.

Name
Keys
Comments
Move
A or
B or
Option 1
Option 2
Lynx Pause
Show Pause Screen

Gamepad

Gamepad mappings are listed below.

Name
Gamepad
Comments
Move  or 
A or
B or
Option 1
Option 2
Lynx Pause Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate)

Press the Menu (Start) Button.
Lynx Pause
(Alternate)
 and  Hold down the Right Trigger and click (press down) on the Right Thumbstick.
Show Pause Screen  and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the Left Trigger and press the Menu (Start) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate)
 and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the Left Trigger and press the View (Back) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 2)
 and  Not available for Xbox and not recommended for iOS (see alternate 3 or 4)

Hold down the X Button and press the View (Back) Button.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 3)
 and  Hold down the Left Trigger and click (press down) on the Left Thumbstick.
Show Pause Screen
(Alternate 4)
 and  Hold down the Left Trigger and click (press down) on the Right Thumbstick.

Feed

This section details how Atari Lynx application instances can be added to feeds.

Type

The type name for the Atari Lynx application is mednafen-lnx.

Note

The alias lnx also currently maps to this application. In the future, the lnx alias may be mapped to another Atari Lynx application (different emulator implementation) if it is determined to be a more appropriate default.

Feed Properties

The table below contains global Atari Lynx feed properties. These properties must be specified in the props object of the feed's Feed Object.

Property Type Required Details
lnx_boot URL Yes URL to an Atari Lynx Boot ROM file or a zip file containing the Boot ROM file.

Item Properties

The table below contains the properties that are specific to the Atari Lynx application. These properties are specified in the props object of a feed item.

Property Type Required Details
rom URL Yes URL to an Atari Lynx ROM file or a zip file containing a ROM file.
rotation Numeric No How many degrees the screen should be rotated.

Valid values are 0, 90, and 270.

Example

The following is an example of a complete feed that consists of a single Atari Lynx application instance (type value of lnx). The rom property value is a URL that points to a Dropbox location that contains the excellent homebrew game Xump 2 by Retroguru.

It is also worth noting that the Lynx Boot Rom location (lnx_boot) is specified globally within the Feed Object's props object.

{
  "title": "Atari Lynx",
  "props": {
    "lnx_boot": "https://<host>/lynxboot.img"
  },
  "categories": [
    {
      "title": "Atari Lynx Games",
      "items": [
        {
          "title": "xump2-v100",
          "type": "lnx",
          "props": {
            "rom": "https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/zas4yxzcw2exqij/xump2-v.latest-atarilynx.zip"
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

References

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