Atari - Lynx (Beetle Handy)

Background

Beetle Lynx is an Atari Lynx video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core. Specifically it's a port of Mednafen Lynx which is a fork of Handy.

Attention

Beetle Handy is incompatible with modern No-Intro romsets as they require headers to work properly. The regular Handy core does not have this issue.

Author/License

The Beetle Handy core has been authored by

The Beetle Handy core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

Extensions

Content that can be loaded by the Beetle Handy core have the following file extensions:

  • .lnx

Databases

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Beetle Handy core:

BIOS

Required or optional firmware files go in the frontend's system directory.

Filename Description md5sum
lynxboot.img Lynx Boot Image - Required fcd403db69f54290b51035d82f835e7b

Features

Frontend-level settings or features that the Beetle Handy core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay (State based) ✔ (not link-cable emulation)
Core Options
RetroAchievements
Cheats (Cheats menu)
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

Directories

The Beetle Handy core's directory name is 'Mednafen Lynx'

The Beetle Handy core saves/loads to/from these directories.

Frontend's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timing

  • The Beetle Handy core's core provided FPS is 75
  • The Beetle Handy core's core provided sample rate is 44100 Hz
  • The Beetle Handy core's core provided aspect ratio is 80/51

Loading content

Beetle Handy is incompatible with modern No-Intro romsets as they require headers to work properly. The regular Handy core does not have this issue.

Controllers

The Beetle Handy core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 device types

  • None - Doesn't disable input.
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this.

Controller tables

Joypad

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs Beetle Handy core inputs
B
Pause
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right
A
Option 1
Option 2

Supported combinations

  • Option 1 + Pause = Flips Screen
  • Option 2 + Pause = Restarts game

Compatibility

Attention

Beetle Handy is incompatible with modern No-Intro romsets as they require headers to work properly. The regular Handy core does not have this issue.

Game Issue
RoadBlasters Graphics glitches. Minor flickering and glitches after starting a race.

See also

Atari - Lynx