Atari - Lynx (Handy)Link

BackgroundLink

Handy is an Atari Lynx video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core. Handy was the original name of the Lynx project that was started at Epyx and then finished by Atari.

Author/LicenseLink

The Handy core has been authored by

  • K. Wilkins

The Handy core is licensed under

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

ExtensionsLink

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

  • .lnx

DatabasesLink

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

BIOSLink

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

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

FeaturesLink

Frontend-level settings or features that the 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

DirectoriesLink

The Handy core's directory name is 'Handy'

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

Frontend's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The Handy core's core provided FPS is 75
  • The Handy core's core provided sample rate is 22050 Hz
  • The Handy core's core provided aspect ratio is dependent on the 'Display rotation' core option. When set to None, the aspect ratio will be 80/51. When set to 90 or 240, the aspect ratio will be 51/80.

Core optionsLink

The Handy core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • Display rotation [handy_rot] (None/90/240)

    Self-explanatory. Need to restart content.

ControllersLink

The 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 typesLink

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

Controller tablesLink

JoypadLink

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad 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 = Restarts game
  • Option 2 + Pause = Flips Screen

CompatibilityLink

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

See alsoLink

Atari - LynxLink