Saturday, March 31, 2012

Yinlips YDPG16 Video overview!

… finally, the YDPG16 is in the wild! Thanks to crzune for the news!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

JXD releases JXD S7100B …

… and ironically, the B doesn’t stand for bluetooth!

The latest Android retro handheld JXD S7100B- JXD S7100 upgraded version, more powerful. This new retro console tablet lacks of Bluetooth function. Other functions and features are totally the same with JXD S7100. The first round of production for this product has its limited quantity. We suggest customers place your orders as soon as you can. We will send out those orders which were placed earlier. For these orders, we will send out  one FREE Pouch Bag for JXD S7100B as a small gifts.

  • CPU:  Amlogic M3, 3D graphics acceleration hardware GPU, 512MB DDR3
  • RAM: 512M DDR3
  • Screen: 7" 800x480 touch screen,  Touch + professional game buttons, two operating modes
  • System:  Google Android OS 2.3.4
  • Conectivity: WiFi 802.11g/g/n
  • Simulator Games:Perfect support Arcade games, Nintendo 64 bits 3D games, Sony PS1 games, Nintendo GBA games, Sega MD games
  • Camera: Dual Camera (Front: 0.3M pixels, Back: 2.0M pixels)
  • On line function: Support Email, MSN, Facebook and Skype etc
  • On line video: Support Youtube, TED mobile, BBC news etc
  • Application: Support 10,000 application and software free download, such as Office software and study tools
  • TV out: HIMI output
  • Ebook: PDF, TXT, CHM, UMD and HTML etc
  • G-sensor
  • Picture: JPG, BMP, PNG etc, Picture browsing and slid playing
  • Speaker: support
  • size: 238.5x121.7x12.35mm
  • USB2.0 high speed
  • earphone
  • No Bluetooth

Yours for a mere $165.99 from; see this link!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Virtual DJ on YDPG18 via Kainy


Thanks to ruffnutts for the news!

Dingoo Emulation Pack v1.0

Dingoo Emulation Pack v1.0

March 26, 2012, 07:48:59 PM by qbertaddict

lion_rsm has released a great emulator pack for the native os and he through in a new emulator to boot DingooSMS!! It is amazing how much support the DINGOO is still getting after all this time


DEP v1.0 includes the following emulators:
DingooNES v1.2 - UPDATED
DingooSNES v1.2 - UPDATED
DingooSMS v1.0 - NEW

Discuss it here:
Author/Porter: lion_rsm

Psx4all V.8.1

Psx4all V.8.1

March 24, 2012, 07:37:47 AM by qbertaddict

flpstr updated psx4all again. This guy/girl is on a roll


Psx4all V.8.1
- Changes in the code;
- Frameskip poly initially disabled;
- Framekip image initially disabled;
- Decrease the size of the binary;
- Small changes in the menu, and selecting items on the options;
- * Added PSX CLOCK to 400;
- Selector PSX CLOCK now jumps from 10 to 10;
- To enter the menu press SELECT + START;
- To exit the emulator press SELECT + START + L + R;
- To increase the PSX CLOCK press SELECT + X;
- To reduce the PSX CLOCK press SELECT + Y;
- Cycle multipliquer back to the 10th;
- Fixed small bug in selector Interlance acount;
- Psx4all8_bios1000;
- Psx4all8_bios1001;
- Psx4all8_bios7502;
- Dingoo Converter 4.1.1;
- Bios: 1000, 1001, 7502;
- Read me;
What is PSX CLOCK?
Psx Clock was always present in psx4all, but ended up not being accessed because the shortcut was:
SELECT + UP, and allowed only 200% overclock;
Psx Clock is a kind of "overclocking" emulator, much like Cycle Multipliquer,
but the difference Cycle Multipliquer gives an overclocked hardware, as Psx Clock software.
How to use PSX CLOCK?
The more you increase the PSX CLOCK, decrease frameskip, reducing the legs caused by
part 3d of the game.
PSX CLOCK Unlockable only after passing through the bios and to start the game;
100%: until 17/18
200%: up to 7/8
300%: up to 4/5
400%: up to 3/5
That is 300% or 400% may even eliminate the need for frameskip;
Note: Always run the game with the correct bios, thus enabling maximum use of multipliquer cycle,
and reducing the bugs;
By flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!!);
Special thanks: ismaiden666 (Do forum dingoobr) Tarquineos (Do forum dingoobr);

Discuss it here:!/
Author/Porter: flpstr

Dingux-HuGo v1.3.0b1 for Dingux and OpenDingux

Dingux-HuGo v1.3.0b1 for Dingux and OpenDingux

March 22, 2012, 10:53:58 PM by qbertaddict

Translation from FLPSTR's blog:
Dingux-Hugo Opendingux 1.3.0 beta 1 Notes: -Works on Opendingux! Based on source-1.3.0 1.3.0 beta 2 Dingux; Retrieved menu-dial clock; Retrieved-reference to dev / mem (for use in Opendingux) ; -Still no sound: (; -Dingux also works on legacy (with sound); For flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!) ​​Special thanks: ismaiden666 (Do forum dingoobr) Donate! to purchase hardware


Still no sound on opendingux but it works great on legacy dingux

hugo 1.3.0 beta 1
Author/Porter: flpstr

Sqrxz 3 v1.00 for OpenDingux

Sqrxz 3 v1.00 for OpenDingux

March 21, 2012, 08:55:43 PM by zear

Sqrxz 3 by Retroguru is a pretty insane Jump'n Run Game with Puzzle elements, available for OpenDingux. Make sure your mind works faster than a thunder and your fingers should be even faster than that.
Please be aware of the fact that we do not replace broken hardware, just because you threw your Dingoo against a wall, floor, window, etc. :)
Happy dying and please blame zear for the port :)
If you appreciate the game we would love your support! Tell your neighbors about Sqrxz 3, or preferable your favorite gaming blog or gaming magazine. You can play the game on 17 systems! Also you can donate to us to fund the next project. If you can't do any of those, we would just love feedback :)
Discuss it here:
Note from Zear: This build was tested with OpenDingux beta 2. It is not compatible with newer (not yet released) versions of OpenDingux without a recompilation. It has not been tested with Legacy Dingux.
Sqrxz 3 v1.00
Author/Porter: Retroguru/Zear

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blue and Red A10 YDPG18s – on sale now from

Must … have … bright … colours …

In stock now at $149.95  – click picture to to buy one!



Monday, March 19, 2012

JXD-S601 Streaming Half Life From The PC using Kainy 1.01

Original link:

Here is a new app called Kainy... its a remote streaming app for playing PC games on a android device ect.. Please check out to see what its all about, and also check dingoonity forums to talk about the app.. special thanks to moofree for telling us about it.. The new verions supports hardware button mapping but also works with GameKeyboard 1.6.1 it can also stream across the internet to play anywhere enjoy!!

Thanks to Ruffnutts!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Gemei GA330 FAQ

Here is a useful FAQ on the GA330 from :

FAQ on GemeiA330

Q. What is gemei a330?

A. Dingoo A320 — is a portable multimedia device, combining functionality of audio player, video player, FM radio and game console emulator.Produced by Shenzhen Dingoo Digital Co., Ltd. From march 2009. It is the main competitor of GamePark Holdings.
The same applies to Gemei A330, except production date and manufacturer. Device is produced by Gemei Digital Technology Co., Ltd.. From it’s predecessor - а320 differs with stronger CPU (CC1800 ARM 11 600 Mhz downclocked to 500 Mhz against Ingenic JZ4732, 336 Mhz (downclocked to 360 МhZ, can be overclocked to 433 Mhz)) and RAM amount, twice bigger than A30 (64 against 32). The CPU is the strongest side, and the weakest side on other hand, because all software for Dingoo A320 is incompatible with Gemei A330. You can read more about Gemei A330 here. Or check out the video review.


Q. What about Dingux?
A. For the time being, running Linux on A330 is impossible.But in march 2011, it became possible to execute third-party code on device. It was a first step to dualboot and alternative linux firmware.
By the way, Dingux is a work of a one person, created on free time and without any sponsorship.

Q. How to upgrade firmware?

1. If you have “gemei fashion, proceed to next question

2. Turn on console, connect to USB, place firmware file to the root of console.

3. Do not turn off console, dismount it or “safely remove” from usb. Media library update should start

4. After media update, turn console off, then on. Update should start.

Q. How to update Gemei A330 without wireless unit?
A. To make update work, rename A330.HXF to A330E.hxf. After unbricking, the procedure is not mandatory.

Q. What is the most recent firmware?
A. Version 1.1 Feb 13 2011 r3.

Q. Where I can get files from stock firmware?
A. — contains emulators NES, SNES, MD, CPS1,2, NEO-GEO, GBA, and Doom for Native OS port. SNES Emulator will work only from version 1.1. There is no Chinese games from stock firmware.

Q. Firmware flash was unsuccessfull. How to unrick the device?
A. Read here here

Q. Console hangs during media library update How to fix it.?
A. Do not use Russian locale on console.


Q. Are there more recent emulators, than in stock firmware?
A. Yes after firmware 1.1 developers updated SNES and NEOGEO emulators.. Grab it from here. Pay attention, that you need 1.1 firmware.

Q. How to enter emulator menu?
A. Press Select + Start

Q. Where to put ROMS?
A. In GAME folder, to appropriate subfolder.

33D — games and apps for Native OS. Format *.CC in firmware 1.0; *.с2s — for 2D games in firmware 1.1 and *.с3s for 3D games. You shiuld search in game center folder → Single Games.

CPS1 — games from CP System I ( Format *.zip. Romsets from MAME should also work. Located at game center → Internet Games.

CPS2 — games from CP System II ( Format *.cp2. — converter. Located at game center →Internet Games.

GBA — games for GameBoy Advance ( Format *.gba. Located at game center → Single Games.

MD — Roms from Sega Mega Drive ( Format *.smd. Converted from *.gen or *.bin. Converter — Located at game center →Internet Games.

MVS — Games from Neo-Geo ( Format *.mvs. Located at game center → Internet Games.

7.  NES — games from Nintendo Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System ( Format *.nes. Located at game center → Internet Games.

8. SNES — Super NES ( Format — *.smc. Located at game center → Internet Games.

Q. How multiplayer works?
A. Enter game center → Internet Games and select Create Server to create and Search Server to join created game.

Q. What is NEOGEO.ZIP in folder GAME?
A. BIOS and supplementary files for Neo-Geo. If you deleteit — MVS won’t work. But it is applicable for MVS Emulator 1.0. Upgrading 1.1 NEOGEO.ZIP became unnescessary. Saves from 1.0work.

Q. Is conversion mandatory? Where I can get pre-converted roms ?

(, CPS2 (, Neo-Geo (
Or torrent (please seed J)

Q. What are the best games?
A. Тор 250 by
Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Neo-Geo, CPS1, CPS2, NES.
Another top by
Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Neo-Geo, CPS1, CPS2, NES и GBA.
You can download games immediately. Arcade games must be converted.

Q. Cannot see games, uploaded to flash card
A. Update media library (Music → update jukebox).

Q. What is Trainer in NES Emul?
A. Nes Emulator supports Easy Cheats. List can be found here. Igonre GG-marked games. If cheat contains 8 symbols, skip 2 leading zeroes. It is easy to use cheats. Enter Trainer menu, select trainer settings and enter cheat. Set switch to enable and enter game.
Don’t use game hacks Almost of them are buggy.

Q. What is Read strategy in GBA->Misc?
A. You can put solutions in text format for GBA games. English versions work ok.
Rename txt file as gba game and solution will be loaded.


В. How to change language
О. For firmware 1.0 move to the end of menu to the right,then 9 times press down, then A and select language.
For firmware 1.1 move right to the end of menu, then 11 times down, then A and select language.

Q. Console does not enter sleep mode.
A. You can select sleep and screen timeouts in menu

Q. When I enter game center I see a lot of folders instead of games. How to fix it?
A. Settings → Browser Types change to All Files.


Q. Is there any hotkeys?

· Select+Start — emulator menu.

· L+Start in game - enable TV-out.

· ↑/↓+Start — Change volume.

· ←+Start — Fast save state

· →+Start — Fast load state.

· Long Start press — turn console on/off.

Q. What video formats are supported and should vide be converted?
A.Suppported formats: AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, M2V, MP4, ASF, MPEG, WMV. Console supports even 1920x1080 HD video . Subtitles are supported, but not in Russian. MPG compressed with DivX3, m4v and MP4 compressed with codec isom are not supported.

Q. Video and sound are not synced. Can it be fixed?
A. Yes read here.

Q. How to use tv out?
A. Device is equipped by video out, but not the same as Dingoo A320.Sound is not streamed through tv-out and you should use earphone jack. Console supports composite (General) and Component modes in resolutions 480i and 576i.
To activate tv-out press START+L, during gameplat, and during video playback press X then select pictorgramm with TV ().

You can use standart mini-jack 3,5mm cable

Or you can build your own like here.

Q. Can I change skin of Native OS?
A. There are several pre-modded firmwares.

· Donnie Darko Curse

· Let me in 2.0

· FullMetal Alchemist

· Olart Gemei Play!

· Gemei A330 AS-U

· Aino Space Stile

You also can unpack firmware and redraw graphics. Use this tool Drag file to unpack.exe to unpack,and run wadpack.bat to pack. Do not change pixel size of gfx. It will work, but console cannot resize files.

Q. How to unmount Windows 7?
A. Console is unomounted cleanly, if flash card is inserted.

Q. Console not connected in Linux.
A. You can force mouning by command mount -t msdos /dev/sdb /mnt from root and fix permissions. Also try to connect console, when it is powered off.
Kernel 2.6.37 works ok, 2.6.38 has problems

Q. I connected console to Windows 7 and file system is corrupt
A. Format the console and put files from backup back.

Q. What is better ? Dingoo A320 or Gemei A330
A. If you are linux geek, and want a lot of hombrew, Gemei A330 is not your choice.
But A330 has good stock emulators and play HD video. .
You can compare it at youtube.

Q. Is it possible to write your own software??
A. There is an SDK.

JXD-S601 Onlive and GameKeyboard 1.6.1 Physical Buttons in Action!


Uploaded by ruffnutts1 on Mar 16, 2012

As requested By a member of Onlivefans forum... there's lag sometimes but my JXD is still running @ 600Mhz and to me honest its only wirless G I think.. sometimes its better than others.. what can ya do lol

Thursday, March 15, 2012

JXD-S601 TV-OUT Through Capture Card PC!!!

JXD-S601 Running Onlive with GameKeyboard 1.6.0 Mapped to Physical Buttons

How to unlock and root the JXD s601

Thanks to Zepxxx for thid great guide:

Re: JXD S601 New android console from JXD with shoulder buttons!!!


Guide to unlock s601
1. Up Firmware Office Rom
- Download S601 0229cn
- Extrack with winrar or 7z.
- Copy and uImage_recovery to root sdcard.
- Turn off power and turn on (button Home+Menu) to recovery mode.
- Apply update form sdcard > button start > > button start
- Wipe data/factory reset > button start > yes -- delete all user data > button start
- Wipe cache partition >  button start
- Wipe media  partition >  button start > yes -- delete all media data > button start
- reboot system now >  button start
2. Root Rom
- Open S601
- Change language chinese  to english. Do this icon > Icon "A" ( keyboard key) > top menu > English
- Setting usb debugging is on menu > settings > applications > development > usb debugging
- Download - UnlockRoot form and install in your pc and open unlockroot
- Put usb to computer and put mini usb to s601 and click root in program unlockroot
- This vdo, How to use unlockroot -
- Wait to end and restart
3. Remove pre-installed apps + Overclock CPU
- Download
- Extract zip file
- Open !START.exe and Select to you want (Recommend 9)
- Fun with JXD s601

- Change GameHub to GO Launcher EX
- Add Root Explorer
- Add YouTube
- Add Zdbox (All-In-One toolbox)
- Add New qwerty.kl
Thank SNESFAN for everything

« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 08:24:33 PM by zepxxx »

abhoriel overclocks his JXD s601

Oh joyful days – the JXD s601 has been succesfully overclocked from its stock 600mhz to 1 ghz by abhoriel (fantastic work, abhoriel!!!):

Re: JXD S601 New android console from JXD with shoulder buttons!!!

« Reply #680 on: March 14, 2012, 04:16:34 PM »

my s601 has arrived and I have hacked the kernel from the most recent update so that it can be overclocked.
I have made 3 kernels, which allow OC up to different frequencies, 800MHz, 900MHz and 1GHz. If you wish to test these kernels, I recommend testing the 800MHz one first, and then the 900MHz and finally the 1GHz one if you have no problems. This is because while all 3 kernels seem to run fine on my device, and yield great performance improvements, every chip is different. some chips can OC more than others. some fry more easily than others. I'm being particularly cautious because I don't really know why JXD refuse to release a kernel that can overclock.
If you want to test them then:
To flash the kernels, you will need to use adb, as used in SNESFAN's instructions for removing the programs that come with the device. You will need to push a program a called flash_image to the device, which will be used to flash the kernel images.
WARNING: I release these under no warranty, I'm not liable for any destruction of your device or whatever. These have not been thoroughly tested (the original kernel image file I have included has never been flashed, but I included it for completeness). Use at your own risk!!
Make sure that you are using the newest firmware release from JXD (I got mine from
Also make sure that you have rooted your device.
Plug s601 into the computer by USB cable. make sure that usb debugging mode is enabled. Extract the zip.
Administer the following commands:


push flash_image and the new kernel of your choice to the sdcard:
$ adb push flash_image /sdcard/
$ adb push kernel800.img /sdcard/
open a shell:
$ adb shell
become superuser:
$ su
install flash_image program
# cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin
flash the image
# flash_image boot /sdcard/kernel800.img
# reboot

Download here:
$ md5sum
$ sha1sum
Please let me know how it goes and if you have any problems / instability. Also, any info on battery life would be great.
The patching itself was simple, I just changed the "max" value from the a9_clk structure. This value is set to 600000000Hz (600MHz) by default. Once this is increased, the cpu governor is free to increase the clock beyond 600MHz as demand requires.
Also, while you can run setcpu to see the frequency, if you adjust anything it just gets confused. on my device it caps the frequency at 526MHz or something for no reason. The next thing I plan to do is create a setcpu profile for the s601 :)
Have fun
Don't blame me if your s601 explodes
EDIT: I will include instructions on how to hack the kernel later if people want them.

Deen0X’s monster JXD s601 Review

Hot on the heels of his massive YDPG18 review, Deen0X has given the JXD s601 his once over.  Head on over to for his great review, or suffer through the joys of Spanish to English Google translate here:

Video Review Console / Tablet JXDs601

Thanks to the store sent me a sample of the * console JXDs601 of which is talking a lot lately in related forums retro consoles and Android in general. whereas now there are several similar alternatives (consoles android) try to make this review as objective and focused as possible, and if I use some reference to another console is only to graph or get an idea of some particular point. In no way do I want you to understand this review as a comparison between consoles. for that, possibly generating other inputs where talking about it. That said, I invite everyone to continue reading this review that, as in every previous attempt to make it in the most clear and direct as possible for anyone interested in this product. Unboxing and first impressions

The console comes packaged in a cardboard box, printed on nearly all sides by images and texts appropriate to their content.

Opening the box we find the interior divided into 2 compartments, and all properly packaged, which I was pleasantly surprised since we are not used to seeing great care in packaging of such products.

- Wall Charger with standard jack (EUR), Mini-USB connector (5V 500mAh)
- About sealed with headphones / earphones-the-Ear
- USB-miniUSB cable (to connect the console to the computer)
- Console (properly wrapped in a protective envelope, and turn into a bubble bag)
- Brochure mini-guía/descripción console. The Folic includes a list of all installed applications on the console. This point is especially grateful for those who have touched your life in an android device as briefly explains what each option / console app. Physical description of the console.

Top view:
- Audio out (headphones / earphones)
- miniUSB
- TV out (mini-jack connector 3.55mm)
- Vol -
- ​​Vol +
- Triggers L & R (Left and Right)

Bottom view:
- MicroSD slot
- Power Button
- Switch to lock buttons (Lock)

Front view:
- D-PAD (Directional digital Phillips)
- Stick (Joystick)
- 4 action buttons (containing the same symbols as buttons on a Playstation controller / PSP: Triangle, Circle, Square, X)
- Back
- Menu
- Select
- Start After carefully inspecting the console, you get to the coclusión that does not have a "Home" button

The texts of the box are all in English, which feature the following:
- ARM MALI-400
- 1080P, 264 high-definition video decoder
- Open GL ES 1.x/2.0
- Android 2.3
- 4.3 "touchscreen, resolution 480x272
- Camera 0.3MPx
- Flash 10.3 After reviewing all the case, I see nowhere to specify the processor speed. Just out of curiosity I check the manufacturer's website, and the * product description puts the following: Chip: * Amlogic M3 (ARM Cortex A9 1GHz CPU, 3D graphics acceleration ARM Mali400 hardware GPU), 512MB DDR3 With the above and having experience with other similar products, and questions remain about what will be the actual processor speed, so at first instance install a program to obtain information from the console hardware (Quadrant Standard), yielding the following information: CPU Name: ARMv7 Processor rev 4 Max freq: 600MHz For those who do not know, this topic, saying that the serial processor could reach 1GHz of speed, but is castrated at 600MHz, apparently by the architecture of the plate (this information * I have taken internet browsing.'m no expert on the subject) on the physical buttons Special mention must be made ​​on paragraph of the buttons on the console. The D-PAD consists of 2 parts, rather than the traditional single piece to press the arrows. A comprises the left and top, and the other is of the Right and Down buttons. This configuration so rare has a rather strange to the touch, when using the D-PAD, as the diagonal Up + Down + Left or Right, they have the same / sense / response / touch the opposite diagonal Up + Right or Down + Left, resulting for some games easier to make one or other of the diagonals, depending on the game and the user. The only reason I can find for this particular provision, so that you can press all the keys arrows at once, which with a plastic piece could not be achieved (and not that app / game may have this use). Apart from this, I find no other way to the decision to "split" part of D-PAD. In addition, the triggers of the console is too hard. I understand that by using these buttons may end up softening, but until that happens we must have patience (and strength) to use the triggers of the console. About the absence of "Home" button on this console. As mentioned above, this console lacks the "Home". According to the instructions supplied with the console, the action buttons correspond to some typical Android buttons, but I found the way to enable them to have that functionality, namely: - Square = Menu - Triangle = Home - Circle = Confirm (Enter) - X = Backward In the first instance, it seems that not a big problem, but with the use Android is extremely necessary to have a "Home" button, among other things, to select a task in the open. As mentioned above, the launcher that comes by default is the "Game Hub", which has Softbuttons ( buttons software / Android buttons on the screen) that supply this deficiency, but are not available when an application is presented in full screen. To solve some problems (but not all), I chose to install the application zMooth which gestures I allows the 3 button functions typical of Android: - Back - Home - Menu I hope that an update is successfully able to establish alternative configuration of the action buttons, to have a home key that is much needed. Patch of the Press "Home" Currently, there is a "patch" to allocate the HOME key to another key on the console and consists of the following steps: - Download the file " HOME Button Patch.rar "and unzip into the harddrive of the PC - Inside the folder "HOME Button Patch", copy the files "adc_keypad.kl" and "qwerty.kl" at the root of MicroSD console - With a program like ES Explorer (as root) or Root Explorer, copy the above files in the path (overwrite if any): / system / usr / keylayout / - Restart the console. Now, the button is the button BACK HOME, and the Circle button is the button Back to emulators and games that does not affect circle is back, as this button can be configured without problems in emulators. The only care to be taken is that when the buttons are mapped emulator / game, but the circle is mapped, then every time we press this button will act as the key BACK The layout previously proposed (with the files to copy the system) is based on the Xperia Play. Camera On this section, little can comment. The built-in camera is one of 0.3MPx, No Zoom optical, no autofocus and no flash (LED), so that it can be concluded that there is quite enough. I got a couple of photographs and a short video to get an idea of the quality of the camera. The photographs were taken at night with artificial light very low, and supported by a flash of a mobile phone.

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(Example video recording, using the camera built into the console.)

Performance Testing / Benchmarking
take I'm in the Quadrant, and performed a test to see the overall performance of the consola.Nota: when doing this test, the console is already rooteada and the Go Launcher installed.

Test result: 1694. Above the Samsung Nexus S, and below the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.Acerca the result, as can pareciar, performance in all sections has been fairly even, with the 2D test the worst has been given to the hardware, getting only 990 points in 3D counterpart, thanks to the Mali-400 chip, get 1438 points. Launcher preinstalled (Game HUB 1.05)

When you first turn this console, we have a launcher adapted to it. This is the "GAME HUB 1.05", a launcher that is configured with the software preloaded on the console, and then allowing you to choose emulator and the ROM in a graphical way to be a part lanzar.Por quite comfortable, especially for new user in the Android world, since we should not have much knowledge of this environment in order to select and implement any corresponding ROM emulator, and directory structures lost in the attempt to find the needed files (ROMs) to run a juego.Por other hand, this launcher can be quite annoying for anyone used to manage in Android, since some functions and shortcuts layer important for this system.For example, access to the Android settings are not in launcher home screen, which typically would be in "screen-> menu button-> Settings". In this case, the configuration is in the * icon * "Settings" menu "All Apps" on the main screen.
may , a more veteran user will choose to install Android launcher any more "standard" for a more natural use of the device. For these tests, I chose to install the "Go Launcher", which works fine with the resolution of this console. Rooteo and installation of the Market The default console is not installed with the Market, so it must be manualmente.Antes install this, you have to make the process of rooteo the device, and for this I followed * this guide (it's in Russian), but with some modifications. Then give the steps for how Root: Downloads: - * UnLook Root - Enable Debug mode (Settings-> Applications-> Development-> USB Debugging) - * Install Root UnLook - Connect the console to the computer. Wait for the appropriate drivers installed. Note : If at the end of the process still appears "unknown USB device" off the console, wait about 5 seconds and reconnecting. (Alternatively, you can run "Install drivers" in the installed program folder in the Windows Start menu) - With the program open and the drivers installed correctly, click on the big green button "Root" - A window with android devices connected. select for the tablet. - Wait until the process ends. Upon completion, the program will ask if you want to install some applications. In my case, I installed the battery saving. (These programs are optional) Then according to the guide there is a software program to clean up the console. I have run this script directly, but later I realized that I have eliminated the gamehub.apk, and I wanted to analyze, so I reinstalled the whole system again, hoping to regain everything as it comes factory, but I lost the GAME settings HUB

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(Video showing the steps for conducting an android device ROOT, using Unlock Root)

Android gaming test
I will briefly summarize the experience in this consola.Como android games I mentioned above, this console screen is resistive only 1 punto.Aquí I stress the quality of the resistive screen used in the manufacture of this console and is responding very well, sometimes it feels to be capacitive, since it works seamlessly with the fingertips.
The first game I've had in this console has been the ShadowGun. I decided to try something that can directly be of particular interest to most usuarios.Antes to run the game, I installed the libraries Chainfire3D.
The game starts correctly, but there is a problem with touch controls, because when * the Chainfire3D resizes the screen size (to reduce CPU and GPU), the configuration is beyond the touch-screen viewing area, and therefore can not activate these controls are basically point the gun or any other existing touch control at the bottom of the screen.
Turning to other games that require fewer requirements for execution, I tried the usual games that appear on the console's existing demos, and say that all run without any problem or slow-down. It's amazing what you can do this CPU + GPU combo, even capando the CPU speed to 600MHz.
Below is a user-generated video Skelton (of GP32Spain), where is a review of several games on this console run android . I think interesting to quote the comment of the user, for a general context of how they have performed these tests. "... I'm playing bad as the camera subject, jejje. I've been taking a look at the n64 emu and setting the frameskip only 1, are much better games. Mario Kart is played much better than I do in the video and Super Mario 64 is very playable. I'll do another video to see him. wish there were a way to climb the 600 mhz, because at least I still prefer sacrificing battery, which said, lasts very good. "

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In general, android games run with hardly any slow-down in specific areas, but not involving at all a bad user experience. Emulators Test arrived at what should be the main objective to acquire this console, and is the world of emulation of retro-consolas.En this point, we will establish a "range" of emulation, considering the 8-bit consoles emulation base, and reaching the most current consoles and have an emulator. To be blunt, this console can emulate almost any system well below Nintendo 64 (N64) and Playstation One (PSX), or whatever it is, any 16-bit system will have no problem on this console to be emulated .. Thus, according to tests The following emulators run almost perfectly: - Gameboy Color - Gameboy Advance - Nintendo NES System Entretainment (Nesoid) - Super NES (SNesoid) - Mame (MAME4oid) - Mame (Arcade Tiger)

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(Video where you can see various emulators of 8 and 16 bit running on the console.)

Note on MAme4Droid Reloaded (MAME)
For those who have problems with mapping the buttons in this emulator, then left a standard configuration of buttons for Street Fighter.


Stick B -> [] (Button_Y)
Stick X -> R1 (Button_R1)
Stick A -> / \ (Button_X)
Stick And - >> <(Button_B)
Stick-L1> L1 (Button_L1)
Stick R1-> () (Button_A)

This setup will leave buttons assigned as follows:


[] -> Low Punch
/ \ -> High Punch
L1 -> Medium Punch
> <-> Low Kick
() -> High Kick
R1 -> Medium Kick

Nintendo 64 (N64oid)

As mentioned above, the processor on this console comes castrated at 600MHz, which is very tight power to run the Nintendo 64 emulator, which can move or WipEout games like Zelda Ocarina of Time, but with a slight slow-down that is playable though at some points that require more processor and the open environments of Zelda becomes upset by the fall of the emulación.Aún framerate suffers with the above, you can play on the emulator, and presumably a future revision of the emulator may be gained in performance enough to run without titles or other problems relentizaciones.

On the subject graph, you can see the same errors and glitches on this console, using another better performance as a Iconia A100 where speed can "hide" some graphical errors, but are there anyway.

As discussed on other occasions, there are several videos * Promotional * of this console running this emulator, * but in most can not hear the audio emulation (being replaced by music). These shows are not entirely valid, since the emulator without sound gains a little speed of execution, but at the cost of not having audio in games.

PlayStation One (FPSE) The emulation of this system, exactly as happens with Nintendo 64 , it will not completely fluid, having many microsaltos (even more than N64). The titles are tested with microsaltos and * slowed, resulting in little jugables.Incluso removing the audio are slow and many microsaltos.Posiblemente with some updating and improving the speed gain is achieved emulator on this machine, but now the result of the implementation of emulator is not satisfactory.

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(Video where you can see the console emulating PSX and N64)

TV Out (TV output)

With the firmware update the day 05/03/2012, was enabled TV Out option from the console.

The output is composite video, so do not expect an HD output, and this must be considered is the same video output of the console (480x272) scaled to display on the screen.

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(Video demo, running the game GTAIII with the output to a TV)

The downside of this option is that the screen is still receiving touch events, which are reflected in the connected display, but the console turns off your display, making use of the screen should be done blindly, ie , click on the console screen (which is off) and see their interaction on the big screen, makes reference is lost on that part of the screen are pressing, and of course games that require some precision (vs. plants zombies, for example), can be frustrating trying to play them. However, to games / emulators that go well with the buttons, the resulting experience is very satisfactory, because the console command fucniona well as connected to the TV, so you can enjoy retro-consoles emulated without problems. Update Firmware As I write this review, has released a new update / firmware of the console that brings new improvements in his performance / stability, and the expected TV Out (output to TV ) download from the official website Mirror Pros, cons and possible improvements to the console After performing the above tests, we can list a number of pros and cons of the console, which I think are interesting when considering the acquisition of this product. PROS - * Compact size . As a replica of the PSP Slim (with a few millimeters larger), it is very comfortable to carry in any pocket. - * Touch screen quality . Despite being a resistive screen responds well enough to not require the use of a pointer in it (you can use your finger directly) - * Recharge battery with the same USB port data . This detail is very interesting, since it is not necessary to go with a console exclusive charger to recharge. Simply connect a USB cable to any available port on a PC, and can charge the console. - * Battery . As you can read user comments, the battery can last more than 4 hours with a relatively intensive use of the console (3D games, WIFI). with a more normal use (surfing the Internet, watching movies with a resolution similar to the PSP for not requiring both the processor), can reach 5 hours without problems. - * TV composite video output . For some it will be a step ago, but under the circumstances, this can be much more practical than it sounds, since there are still many devices / TVs / monitors where this type of entry is still a standard, and therefore can connect the console without problems. Plus it's much easier and cheaper to have a composite video cable + audio (typical A / V cable that is 3 on 3 RCA connectors) and a minijack adapter 3 outputs (Video, Audio Left and Audio Right .) - * Manufacturer interested in feedback from users . It has been the case the console manufacturer wanted to know the opinion of some users to know that things can improve in future firmwares. Although this is no guarantee of anything, the act of showing interest is a vote for the manufacturer, in favor of the incorporation of improvements (via software) in later firmware revisions. CONS - * Processor gelding well below its posibiliad by defect . Currently, the processor is castrated at 60% of its actual capacity (normal, without overclocking), presumably to save on batería.Cierto is that some users have contacted the manufacturer to see the feasibility of a little speed up processor in a next firmware revision. - * No HOME button (or in this case, the "Home" button is not active). The Android OS becomes impractical in the absence of this tecla.Actualmente there is a solution to assign the key to another key physical home console. - * trigger buttons too hard . With the use may end up softening, or directly to waste. - * D-PAD "exploded" . The feel of the D-PAD is not very good as gaming experience. - * D-pad and analog with the same functions . You could assign different keys to these controls, and 2 in order to have different sets of keys to allocate console emulators. IMPROVEMENTS - Consider a hypothetical revision of the console, a good way to update the console is adding more power to the processor with the addition of a program to manage serial console speed, and you may choose between saving energy (limiting the speed of the processor) or performance (speed up) - Another point to consider is a redesign of buttons, especially the trigger, and the plastic piece used in the D-PAD, which is not divided. - Addition of a key HOME-Upgrading to ICS? Information Website: based Review : Summary After being tested the console for a couple of weeks, I must admit that my initial impression is much improved, especially with the last firmware update and its output TV Out, and the interest that is showing the console manufacturer as to what users say, and who knows maybe take some firmware with increased processor speed (castrate less) and with this win enough to run more smoothly Nintendo 64 and Playstation One For now, the section of the screen I was pleasantly surprised. Being resistive, responds quite well, even using the fingertips, and do not need a pointer to push the pantalla.Por the contrary, the triggers are too hard and are annoying to use. possibly be completed by using smoothing. The overall price of the console I think it is quite reasonable and low, and therefore can result in a purchase affordable for many potential users. While you can find better alternatives in terms of processor / screen / gpu, also imply a higher cost than they can even be twice what it costs to this console. Conclusion This product is not the best of its type or much less, but after giving it some use quite more interesting than it first appears. The truth is that if a user already has some kind of emulation of retro consoles, a PSP with custom firmware, this device may not be of interest, as ultimately pursued more or less the same. However, for those who want to capitalize on an Android device, in addition to a retro-portable console is a good option to considerar.También turns out to be a good choice for new users who want to enter the world android, but not want to spend a lot of money on a device with this system operativo.O above in a word, if you do not require a great deal and do not have economic alternatives like, catches this console, it sure gives you good times retro -emulation. final note I think for all those users who like to have equipment "for tinkering" should have a console like this, but is the one discussed in this review, if you can be one of the alternatives, as these devices give much play, not only in paragraph playful, but also in the technical "Crockery", being devices that lend themselves to that users can get their hands and tinker in the guts of your OS Acknowledgments I thank again store for the sample sent for analysis and review, users also and (especially Skelton, forero of both sites) for their interest in the console, comments and contributions made ​​which have improved the content of this review. Deen0X

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DingooSNES 1.1 For The Native-OS

DingooSNES 1.1 For The Native-OS

March 07, 2012, 11:19:56 PM by qbertaddict

DingooSNES has been updated! Grab it now. We really need someone to port this to Open Dingux!


Translation from Again Guys!)
List of changes
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v1.1 - 28/2/2012:
-option «Auto save SRAM» Moved to section «Advanced sets -> Other settings», the default display in the "ON".
Added-«Fast forward» to fast-forward emulation (see "Keyboard shortcuts in the game".)
-When you access the volume control on the keyboard shortcuts instead of the figures shows the scale of the volume.
-Fixed minor bugs in the rendering user interface, menu items are renamed.
Added-delete key on the «X» game state saved in the selected slot.
Added auto-ROM compressed file when you exit the emulator and the option in the menu to activate this feature.
, Added an alternative mode of counting the FPS which displays the number of virtual proemulirovannyh frames.
, In the assembly version, based on Snes9x v1.43, added new optimization flags that enhance performance.
, rewritten from scratch unit responsible for maintaining the game state, held refactoring code.
-Fixed bug where spoiled stored in the slots of the state, if the two save slot to perform a quick save in memory.
, updated information in the document README, added some art to news portals.
Author/Porter: lion_rsm