Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where it all comes from - Inside the gadget markets of China

Dingoo.  You either get it, or you don’t! If you do of course, you’ll love these videos from Endgadget, about where they come from. Someplace, IMHO, pretty much close to my definition of paradise:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

*Yawn* – The new Dingoo A330 … almost, really, we mean it this time!

Well, over at Dingoonity. Dingoo Digital USA is taking preorders for the new … Dingoo A330! A quick poke about da Google reveals this from Ubergizmo:

Dingoo A330 Mini Game King

Posted on Apr 26, 10 08:42 AM PDT

Dingoo A330 Mini Game King

The Dingoo A330 Mini Game King is a new third party handheld console that measures roughly the size of a Game Boy Micro, where you are able to play a range of emulated ROMs as well as a host of other multimedia files. Just in case you are not happy with its 2.3" LCD display at 320 x 240 resolution, you will be able to watch it on a larger display using its video out connectivity. Apart from that, there is also an integrated 2.4 GHz radio receiver that lets you play nice with wireless game controllers, although we're not to sure whether anyone would want to do so.

Dingoonity provides more specs:

Pre-order your Dingoo A330 now, from Dingoo-Digital-USA


The release of the new Dingoo A330 is just around the corner, and Dingoo-Digital-USA is already accepting pre-orders.

The A330 is the latest model of the Dingoo, featuring:

- Display: 2.8 inch QVGA (16 Million Colors) 320x240 DVD Quality LCD Screen
- 64MB Processor Ram (Compared to only 32MB ram in Dingoo Digital A320)
- 2.4GHz Wirless Controller for playing games while in TV-OUT Mode
- Internal Storage Memory (4GB Internal memory for storage of your media and game files)
- External Storage Memory (Mini SD card (SDHC) Expandable to 32GB for a total of 36GB)
- Controller Specs: 8 Position D-Pad on left, Y, X, A, B buttons on right, L and R shoulder buttons on top
- Built-in lithium-ion battery gives 6-8 hours of runtime on a single charge [/li][/list]

Prices start at around $100 for the A330, + shipping.

We should have a review of the A330 here at Dingoonity by mid-May.

Dingoo A330 Pre-orders at Dingoo-Digital-USA
Discuss it on the boards

More specs here:http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-hardware-general/taking-pre-orders-for-dingoo-technology-a330/msg13849/#msg13849

(Buy the new A330 … it will save you the 15 minutes you will spend having to install every decent native app made to date.)

Evidently, the designers at Dingoo, in a cunning plan to distinguish their brand new baby from, um, just about every third MP3-MP4-Game player thing made in China, decided instead to do a Solid Snake, and hide in plain sight by adopting a well thought out “Let’s use those PSP cases – they’re everywhere, and they’re cheap” StrategyFrankly, I liked this design much better:

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At least it looks like the natural born child of our favourite chicklet.

Still more information can be had here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=8b2462baed2f5a0ca97695fe74eacc07&showtopic=222478&st=15

Following that thread will also lead, eventually, here: http://dingoo.hk/en/news.asp , where you get to read news of the coming A330, straight from the horses’ mouth:

 

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There it is, from the manufacturer: everything they want to say about the new Dingoo! Let’s just say that the nice folks at Dingoo have always been very … reserved … about things.  That’s the inscrutable Cufucian Ethos going down, right there!

It’s obvious though, that unlike this sort of BS, that something is brewing (though don'’t be too surprised if it turned out to be a nice pot of Jasmine tea and nothing more).  If you look at the address above, you’ll notice that compared with this post from March 2009, the source is the company known as Dingoo.  Observe also your honour, the name on the top left: “Dingoo Technology”.  Whatever happened, BTW, to good old Dingoo-Digital at dingoo888.cn? Oh wait, they’re still there ...

OK, should you get one?

  1. Get WHAT exactly?! We’ve been down this road before. Wait, for pete’s sake.
  2. Perhaps the new A330 will blessedly come with its OS innards exposed, Dingux and all emulators preinstalled, and with a new DD designed UI that will rival the iphone for usability! There’s no smoke without fire after all!
  3. If you believe 2, it is because the smoke is from that huge reefer you’ve been sucking. Really, lay off the Ganja dude, it leads to all sorts of bad joss. Ok, ok, perhaps in moderation …
  4. Where was I?
  5. Oh yeah, let’s not forget that we don’t know anything yet about what cpu/chipset this uses.  And that Booboo isn’t around to spread some of his genius to what will assuredly be a closed product.

Having said all that: someone PM me with a free sample please. I can most easily be bought.

Dosbox for Dingoo!

Check out Slaneesh’s blog here: http://www.slaanesh.net/2010/04/dosbox-073-for-dingoo-a320-and-ben.html

(All bow to mighty Slaneesh!)

DOSBox 0.73 for Dingoo A320 and Ben Nanonote - Public Test
April 22,2010

Slaaneesh has ported DOSBOX!!!!!!

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I've just released a public test version of DOSBox 0.73 for the Dingoo A320 and Ben Nanonote.
Whilst I initially did most of my testing with the A320 I ended up doing my testing primarily on the Nanonote which is perfect for this kind of emulator.

What I am saying is that if things don't work on the A320, let me know :-)

Discuss it here: http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?/topic/52517-dosbox-for-dingoo-a320/page__view__findpost__p__844389

dosbox_jz4720_alpha.zip
Author/Porter: Slaanesh
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,72,344

What’s left?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tetramaster updated v 1.01

Tetramaster Updated
April 26, 2010

NOTE:This screenshot is not from the Dingoo version of Tetra Master. It's from a DS homebrew version of Tetra Master that Massif did

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BugFix V1.01

Fixed bug that cause Segmentation Fault in shop menu.

Discuss it here http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-development/tetramaster-port/msg13773/?topicseen#new

Author/Porter:Marisa-Chan
v1.01.zip
Download:http://depositfiles.com/files/079dt69w6

Thanks to Dingoonity!

Oldplay v 1.10

Oldplay v1.10 for Dingux
April 23,2010

the gama has updated Oldplay!

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Here the ChangeLog for version 1.10:

- Added UADE plugin .
  * To play an amiga song using the UADE plugin
    you need to copy the players folder and the score,
    uaerc, eagleplayer.conf and uade.conf files included
    in the oldplay folder.  Also you don't need to change
    the names of the songs since the plugin should handle
    prefix extensions too. *
- Added new ST-Sound plugin.
- Added new Hively Tracker plugin.
- Added song description tags in vgmstream plugin.
- Added a formats database (formats.db) for vgmstream and UADE plugins.
  * Basically is a file that includes a list of all supported
    extensions by these plugins.  They support a LOT of
    formats (~350 by UADE and ~250 by vgmstream) and i
    haven't tested all of them, so some may not work. *

TODO
-----

- Port remaining plugins.
- Reduce executable size ...
- Fix battery level indicator (?).
- Help me think of something .

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/(release)-oldplay-v1-10-for-dingux/msg13766/?topicseen#new

oldplay-dingux-v1.10.zip
Author/Porter: the gama
Download: http://www.filefront.com/16212829/oldplay-dingux-v1.10.zip

Thanks to Dingoonity for the news.

QT Embedded ported by Peter Bouda

From Peter Bouda:

Maybe this is something interesting for your dingoo-scene blog: I
managed to compile Qt Embedded for Dingux. Maybe some developers want to do some cross-plattform game programming. :-) I also adapted one of the demo applications (Asteroids) for the Dingoo, downloads of binaries and
source code are here:
http://www.peterbouda.de/downloads/dinguxqt.html

Thank you Peter! Well done!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wolfenstein 3d – Alekmaul’s Native port

Wolfenstein 3D V1.0
April 21,2010

Alekmaul has ported Wolfenstein 3D to the native OS

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Hello,
Here is a port of Wolfenstein 3D for Dingoo Native OS.

This is a port of Id Software great title Wolf3D. You can use shareware and retail
version of each each (you have sub directories for each game). I give you shareware
versions, don't ask me about retail versions, they are still (c)opyright.
So you need to find yourself .SOD and .WL6 files for retail versions.

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/wolfenstein-3d-v1-0/msg13490/?topicseen#new

wolf3dV10.zip
Author/Porter: Alekmaul
Download: http://www.portabledev.com/modules/download_gallery/dlc.php?file=430&id=1271869465

Cheers to Dingoonity!

Stable Dcastaway - Atari ST Emulator for Dingux

DCaSTaway (Atari-ST emulator) released
April 20,2010

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Fist stable DCaSTaway (Atari-ST emulator) has been released for Dingoo using Dingux:
- Atari-ST 520FM with 1MB RAM.
- 2 Floppy drivers emulated.
- Savestates LZMA compressed.
- Virtual keyboard and mouse.
- Saves disk changes compressed.
- Autoframeskip for real speed with sound.
- Special Dingoo features: Volume, Brightness, MHz, ...

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/dcastaway-(atari-st-emulator)-released/msg13444/?topicseen#new

dcastaway-dingoo-rc7
Author/Porter: Chui
Download: http://chui.dcemu.co.uk/dcastaway.html

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dingux-Chess: Chess game for Dingux v1.1.2

Dingux-Chess: Chess game for Dingux v1.1.2 (skin)
April 17, 2010

ZX81 has updated Dingux-chess

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Hi All,

Dingux Chess uses the GNU Chess version 5.07 for the Artificial Intelligence. It is a port to Dingux of my previous GP2X-Wiz version, with some new graphics (thanks to Satya).

What's new in this version ?

- Improve skin selector feature
- Add new chess piece skins from NinJato

How to use it ? Everything is in the README.txt file.

Sources are included, and this package is under the GNU public license,
read COPYING.txt file for more information about it.

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/dingux-chess-chess-game-for-dingux-v1-1-2-(skin)-1429/

dingux-gchess-v1.1.2-bin.zip
Author/Porter: ZX81
Download: http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/public/dingux/dingux-gchess/dingux-gchess-v1.1.2-bin.zip

Cheers to Dingoonity!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spoout v3

Spoout V3
April 17,2010

Alekmaul has updated his spout port

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V3.0 : 17/04/2010
  + change to new dingoo_sdk (thanks flatmush and harteex ^^)
     so now, spoout can work with all a320 models  !
  + add highscore management (5 scores saved in spoout.sav)

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/spoout-v3/msg13256/?topicseen#new

spooutv30.zip
Author/Porter: Alekmaul
Download: http://www.portabledev.com/modules/download_gallery/dlc.php?file=428&id=1271487756

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SMSGGOO 3.4 released

SMSGGOO 3.4 Released
April 14,2010

Alekmaul has updated his SMS/GG emulator for the native firmware again

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V3.4 : 14/04/2010
  # Fix load/save display message in menu
  + Add number to screenshot filename
  + change to new dingoo_sdk (thanks flatmush and harteex ^^)
     so now, smsggo can work with all a320 models  !
  # Fix frame sync, now sound is ok (i hope so ...)
  # add .SG file for SG-1000 support
  # fix A for button#1 and B for button #2

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/smsggoo-v3-4/msg13076/?topicseen#new

SmsGGOOV34.zip
Author/Porter: Alekmaul
Download: http://www.portabledev.com/modules/download_gallery/dlc.php?file=426&id=1271254288

News courtesy of Dingoonity.

Dxx-rebirth uploaded

dxx-rebirth updated
April 14, 2010

Zear has updated his ports of dx1-rebirth and dx2-rebirth

Changelog for dx1-rebirth

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Release #2 13/04/2010
* a new resolution available: 320x200 (centered)
* redesigned level selection screen
* removed redundant options from the menu
* autonaming save states
* demo record/playback
* autonaming demo files
* ability to delete save/player/demo/hi-score data
* config and player files now stored in ./config
* compiled with profiling

Changelog for dx2-rebirth

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Changelog:
Release #1 13/04/2010
* initial release based on v0.55.1
* merged all changes from d1x dingux port
* compiled with profiling

Discuss it here in the original release thread: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/dxx-rebirth-updated/

d1x-rebirth-dingoo-r1.tar.bz2, d2x-rebirth-dingoo-r1.tar.bz2
Author/Porter: Zear
Download dx1-rebirth: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,30,292
Download dx2-rebirth: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,30,342

Additionally here is a link containing both releases: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4wdvwd

News courtesy of Dingoonity.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Can anyone help GJ?

I received this PM recently … can anyone lend a hand?

Hi,
I hope you will and can help me with my problem:
I want to put the new snes9x4d emulator on my dingoo, but im using Dmenu because its to difficult to me to get gmenu2x working (I am not really a wizkid with this stuff and i am afraid i screw things up badly)
what i want to know can i run this emulator with dmenu and what do typ in at the themes folder ?
(you know menu item, Icon, name ect ect)
I cant find any info about this on the net so you're my only hope
i hope you can help me
kind regards GJ

Tetramaster Pre-release

Tetramaster Pre-Release
April 10, 2010

I got this information off of the following website: http://a320.emulate.su/

Translated Release Notes

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There remained little things:

English localization
Music
Performance of

Author/Porter:Unknown
TM.tar.gz
Download:http://www.adslclub.ru/upload/7846ee3364b41c7321e1f2e062dbeac4

Friday, April 9, 2010

SNes9x4D updated again

Snes9x4D (for DINGUX) v20100407

von SiENcE on Donnerstag, 8. April 2010

Labels: Dingoo, Dingux, Snes9x

Snes9x4D (for DINGUX) v20100407
===========================

Now you can play Megaman X3 & X3 on your Dingoo (with Dingux)


2010.04.07
+C4 support added (to play Megaman X2 and X3)
+Fullscreen commandline option bug solved (use -fs for fullscreen)
Download
Have fun. Please give me feedback if you like it!
(c)^SiENcE^2010.04.07

And check out SiENcE’s blog: http://crankgaming.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wubtris, Mojo, So lets roll a smile, Tower of Gowno – Other Dingux Pandora Angst entries

Entry Name: Wubtris
Platform: Dingoo native
Author: the Wub



Download: Dingoo native

Type: Game
Description: Falling block puzzle game

Entry Name: Mojo
Platform: GP32, Dingoo native
Author: The Wub



Download:
GP32 Dingoo Native

Type: Application
Description: This is a chord finder program
for the gp32 and dingoo.
It has about 200 basic chords.  More will
be added! :)

Entry Name: So lets roll a smile
Platform: Dingux
Author: Rodrigo Cardoso



Download:
Dingux

Type: Game
Description: There is lots of angst over here,
so lets roll a smile.

Entry Name: Tower of Gowno
Platform: Dingux, GP2X
Authors:
Povder & Zear



Download:
Dingux GP2X
linux x86

Type: Game
Description: The Tower of Gowno is a
genuine roguelike game written in c++.
It depends on SDL, SDL_image and
SDL_ttf. The goal of the game is to slay
the Dark Wizard and return the Orb of
Gowno to the surface.

Here is the site for the competition: http://pacc2010.xiik.net/main.html

DINGUX - руководство по установке – How to install Dingux with Windows 7 video

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

No need for them fancy Ipad thingamajigs … PDF viewer preview!

PDF Viewer For Dingoo Released
April 5, 2010

Darfgarf has released a PDF viewer for Dingux!

NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE FINAL RELEASE. THIS IS JUST A COMPETITION ENTRY

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nupdf is a small, relatively fast pdf reader for the dingoo-a320(running dingux), ben nanonote, and in theory any other system (assuming the libraries can be compiled of course, minor changes may be needed).
It uses the open source mupdf library to handle all pdf operations, and SDL to display/for the UI.

==keybindings==
pan: up/down/left/right
previous page:left shoulder
next page:right shoulder
zoom in:x
zoom out:b
fine panning:a+dpad
forward/back 5 pages:a+shoulder buttons
exit:select

==Installation==
place nupdf.dge, and the data folder on the sd card (e.g /local/nupdf), and launch it as you would any other program (it requires a filename, so use the 'rom chooser' functionality of your menu, to give it a pdf file)

darfgarf_nupdf_0.2_dingux.zip
Author/Porter:Darfgarf
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,1,0,0,113,330

Cheerz, Dingoonity!

UAE4ALL updated!

UAE4ALL For Dingux Updated
April 6, 2010

Chui has updated his Amiga emulator

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Fist stable UAE4ALL (AMIGA emulator) has been released for Dingoo using Dingux:
- Amiga 500 with 1MB RAM.
- 2 Floppy drivers emulated.
- Savestates LZMA compressed.
- Virtual keyboard and mouse.
- Saves disk changes compressed.
- Autoframeskip and throttle for real speed with sound.
- Special Dingoo features: Volume, Brightness, MHz, ...

Author/Porter:Chui
Download: http://chui.dcemu.co.uk/uae4all.html

Tankgame for Dingux Preview

 

TheMaidenOnes — April 06, 2010 — download for Dingoo (dingux): http://mybot.se/data/%5bMDF%5dTankgam...
will also be released for Gp2x, Pandora and Wiz.
keep in mind, this is a preview of a game in development.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Improved Overclocker Application For Native Firmware

New Improved Overclocker Application For Native Firmware
April 5, 2010

flatmush has released a new and improved overclocking application for the native firmware!

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I've made a new (better) open-source overclocker, it supports different core and memory speed combinations.
My dingoo reliably clocks to 448MHz core clock with 149MHz memory clock as I suspect most will with this new overclocker since it sets all the internal clocks better than A600's app. TV-out still doesn't work while overclocking.

This overclocker comes with a simple to use graphical user interface too, and dumps information about the internal clocks of your dingo, aswell as telling you the current clock speeds.

The overclocking code in this application has been added to the dingoo native sdk so that it can be integrated into other applications with relative ease, one downside seems to be that the OS randomly resets the clocks when certain applications start so it may only work for certain apps/emulators.

sml_overclock_r61.zip
Author/Porter:flatmush
Download: http://flatmush.juliusparishy.com/a320/toolchain/sml_overclock_r61.zip

Thanks Dingoonity!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

An invitation to join a new Dingoo Mailing List

AstHr0 has started a new Dingoo mailing list:

Hi larry,
As I just bought my dingoo, I was surfing across the web, and found a lot of websites, blogs & forums about this game console.
I just created a mailing list to build a back spine for the community. It is to connect every one together.
You can request subscription by sending "subscribe" to dingoo@freelists.org or go there : http://www.freelists.org/list/dingoo

See you soon,
AstHrO.

Dingoo Animaker

Vlad presents … Dingoo animaker!

Hello to all the dingoo  users out there !
I made a nice little program called animaker . Basically , it is a frontend for Joyrider's ANI file tool , which lets you make your own dingoo animated boot screens / log off screens.  Grin
Update : Yay , version 0.2  Grin ! I modified the interface and made it easier to use , also fixed some bugs.
Link : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A3XNJVP4
The package includes:
1.Animaker v0.2
2.Joyrider's ANI compiler (known as anicreate.exe)
3.Hxfe tool
4.12 frames for a logon animation
5.The 12 frames logon animation compiled into an ANI
Screen shot:

Instructions can be found in Readme.txt