Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tips: How to load ROMS from MiniSD

The Dingoo user interface looks great, but has a few ... interesting approaches to user experience.

The emulators, in particular (of course, this is not the MAIN reason anyone buys a
Dingoo - it's CLEARLY the E-book feature which gets us hot and sweaty:)) are launched in a peculiar way.

In fact, launch is not really the right word - there is no menu item which says "Start SNES Emulator", for example, or "Start NEO-Geo Emulator". Instead, you just go straight to wherever your ROMS are, and the relevant emulator self-launches when a compatible rom is selected.

So, that's the general idea.

A. This is how to launch ROMS from the internal memory:

Go to Game center -> Interesting Game ->

Select the folder where your ROMS are (eg: GBA) ->

Launch ROM!
But where are the 8Gigs of yum yum ROM goodness you put on your Kingston mini-SD?!!

B. This is how to launch ROMS from a Mini-SD Card:

Go to Game center -> Interesting Game ->

Press LEFT when on this screen ->

Then press LEFT again while on this screen ->
Then select Mini-SD from this screen ->

Select ROM Folder on Mini-SD ->

Then select and launch ROM!

Not the most intuitive thing in the world!

6 comments:

  1. Help! I just got a Dingoo as a gift today, but when I transfer game files from a DVD into the internal memory, my Dingoo can't find any of the games!

    I can see there are new folders, but when I go into them, they are empty??

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  2. You may need to make sure that your rom extensions are correct are they?:

    NES = .NES
    GBA = .GBA
    Megadrive = .SMD
    SNES = .SMC
    CPS1 = ZIP (Standard mame file)
    CPS2 = .CP2 (MAME roms put through the CPS2 rom convertor)
    NeoGeo = .MVS (Mame roms put through the NeoGeo MVS Convertor)

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  3. where can i find games for the dingoo and how do i go about installing them onto a sd card?

    links/guide appreciated

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  4. coolrom.com

    is a good place to see roms that u can get

    if u cant download it from there, search the rom on google

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  5. If you want to be more specific, look up, "nes roms" or, "sega roms" or anything like that.

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  6. my extensions are .gba and .gb and .gbc but i cannot find them in the console

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