Sunday, December 30, 2012

New finalburn advance for Dingoo A380 released


Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.05.03

« Reply #359 on: December 25, 2012, 12:50:22 PM »

Here's a X-mas present.
It's the latest fba-a380 version from d_smagin. I compiled it because it's a lot better than the old version.
Fixed loading screen.
Fixed CPS1 sound.
Fixed loading some CPS2 games.
Fixed loading some NEO-GEO games.
Download fba-a380: http://www.putlocker.com/file/EDD79D02905AE07A

“Hello World” on long forgotten Gemei GA330

Anyone remember this device from circa May 2011?

Serious work was done by Booboo on getting dingux onto it, but he hasn’t been involved in the scene for quite some time, and there has been no action on the Gemei GA330 device since. So Steward doing this offers a sliver of hope:

"Hello, world!" code and boot from SDCard

Hi, after one day working to disassembly Booboo's rom.bin(SDCard binary file).
Now, i have modified the disassembly file to assembly code and this code cab be compiled as binary file.
this binary file cab also be burned to 2G SDCard and show some initial message(Hello, world!) via uart(rs232).
i think this is a small milestone to hack ga330 game handheld.
i will continue to do such thing and find out all registers(if i can). :)
all steps as following:
http://home.educities.edu.tw/fushiyun2000/dingoo_ga330_hack_hello_world.htm
uart line as following:
http://home.educities.edu.tw/fushiyun2000/dingoo_ga330_hardware_uart_line_replace_power_button.htm

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nick Nillo’s Production GCW Zero review!

Is this the start of actual deliveries for the GCW Zero? Thanks to Nick Nillo for the heads up!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Can’t wait for an OpenPandora? Build your own with a Raspberry Pi

It took a long time (relatively speaking) but Nathan Morgan built his own mini-laptop using a Raspberry pi and readily available bits and bob.  The whole thing will cost you a little more than the $35 for the Raspberry Pi alone, but is still a considerably quicker and cheaper option than waiting on an Openpandora … read the whole story here.

Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer to go

Gotta love the bulk that this thing ends up being! Eats iphones for lunch.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Willgoo Christmas Week #3 Contest: Compose a song about Electronics

Starting! Week #3 Contest: Compose a song about Electronics

« on: December 15, 2012, 06:31:26 AM »

Week #3 ( 15th to 21th Dec 2012)
This week’s contest: Compose a song about Electronics
OH, Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way…

Yes, Christmas Day is almost there. We hope our contests bring you happiness and fun. In this week we want to do something more interesting. We will require you to compose a song which should include word- “Willgoo” in it. You “song” may be used in our video reviews for products! Here are rules for this week’s contest:
1. This song should be included word- “ Willgoo” at least once.
2. This song is about electronic- I suggest you a group of styles: Hip Hop, Electronic, Dance, Guitars etc.
3. You can use some apps on the market, such Caustic, Sunbox or similar, or any software from PC such Fruityloops, or any instrument (guitar, chords), etc.
4. We're asking you to send an actual song here, not just lyrics.
5. People can modify their “song” any time before 21th, Dec 2012. We will refer to your final version when we pick the winner
6. Your entry must be submitted as a reply to this thread, submit your entry between 15nd to 21th December, 23:59 GMT.

7. We prefer to the original designs- do not just copy from others. You can use the idea from other songs but need to make something original from you. No limited on the long of the songs, but do not make it too short.
The prize will be one unit JXD S5110!

« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 03:02:38 AM by willgoo »

Go here to enter!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Arctablet.com reviews the Archos Gamepad

Here’s a massive comprehensive English review of the new Archos gamepad from Arctablet.com.  Click on the link to enjoy …

Yinlips YDPG17 now slashed to $69.99 by Willgoo

Willgoo have lowered the price of the YDPG17 to $69.99 from its original 80.99! The YDPG17 is Yinlip’s challenger to the JXD S60X series, but has a better build quality and screen overall.  At these crazy prices, they won’t last …

Heck, used to be a single N64 cart would’ve cost you more than this pittance. So click here to get one for Christmas, at this new great price!

Yinlips YDPG27 now available

Yinlips has now released their new 7 inch open gaming tablet, the YDPG 27!

You can get one here from Willgoo for $119.99, postage included.

Here are more details:





At a glance:
7.0" HD five-point capacitive touch screen
Android 4.0 OS, WIFI
CPU :1.2GHz, RAM :512M
Dual camera for DC&DV function
Virtual key mapping function and almighty simulator game
Wi-Fi wireless multi-player Kumite function(no need the internet signal connection)

Specification:
Android 4.0 OS, 7" HD five-point touch capacitive screen
ARM Cortex-A8, 1.2GHz, DDR3 512M
Power VR SGX GPU, fully compatible with APK, 3D games
Unique private mould, dual loudspeaker stereo, fashionable appearance and ring heat emission design
Virtual key mapping function and almighty simulator game
Wi-Fi wireless multi-player Kumite function(no need the internet signal connection)
Wi-Fi business, Email, Word, Excel, online downloading, MSN, SKYPE, GOOGLE, etc.
More saturated colors, up to 60fps 3D games display
Front and back dual cameras for video chat and 1080P HD videoing
Support 1080P (1920x1080pixel) decoding; support RM/RMVB/PPTV, web TV, online movie
Support flash player 11flash display, support multi-input and handwritten input methods
Multi-channel output, full format audio decoding; multitask play; listen to music while reading e-book and playing games;
Audio and video HD output, multi-VGA, high definition display for enjoying wonderful movies
Support NGE&SGM format patent games and 8bit NES/FC, GB, GBC; 16bit SMC, SMD, SFC/SNES; 32bit GBA, MAME; 64bit N64 and SONY PS games
Support 3D PSX 480X272, HD 3D (800x480) android APK 3D game. Flash11 and Flash online games; support full screen touch games, gravity sensor direction games, web multi-player games
E-book: PDF, TXT, CHM, UMD, HTML
Powerful battery capacity; built-in power-saving software, lengthening more than 60% of battery lifetime

What better way to enjoy Christmas than with some quick MAME TMNT on a 7” portable screen? Here’s that link from Willgoo again, if you’d like to buy one this festive season.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More GCW Zero videos – MAME, C64 and other stuff

While delivery dates for the GCW Zero are starting to resemble Openpandora proportions, here’s more videos for the indefatigable Qbertaddict1 to keep your interest pumping while waiting for that big day:

Archos Gamepad has button overlap issues–pray for a firmware fix

Midway into writing a review of the new Archos Gamepad, DeenOX reports:

Re: GAMEPAD IS OUT! GET YOURS NOW!!

« Reply #34 on: Today at 01:39:30 AM »

Hi guys!
i'm preparing a review of this device, and i found a problem that i think is interesting to post here.
i grab two videos about overlapping button (yes... there is overlappings... and many)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjas85fKD9I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2x8SL3x5Q4
as i said on another forums, my feel is that these problem may be solved with some update from archos.
for now, i only tested with FPSe. now, i´m preparing other testings to add to my review. if i found any intetersting to show you before, i'll post here.
greetings!

Follow that discussion here!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Warning, this will make you salivate - Archos Gamepad tested/reviewed by BAF!

And the great folk at openconsoles.com have written a massive test here, for the exciting new Archos android  tablet that may actually DO IT ALL (read this!)! It’s on sale now, but only in Europe.  Can anyone report in on where this can be bought?

The review is in French, so if you can stomach the google translate, I offer the below as a public service with many thanks to openconsoles.com:

We tested the Archos Gamepad for you!
Thursday, December 6, 2012  Android , Archos , Gamepad  11 comments

Appointment was given Sunday with CAJL, administrator www.jbmm.fr/ in a Parisian brasserie to put my fingers gamer on the new tablet Archos: the Gamepad.

For those who do not know CAJL jbmm.fr and I invite you to read the interview he granted us cordially at the following link:  Interview.

It should be noted that these first impressions are more focused on the gaming console. Specs, part multimedia benchmarks and others are the strong point of CAJL ;) You can find the test here: Test CAJL .

And for others who remained trapped in their cave, a few reminders on the Gamepad.

Introduction to the Gamepad:

This is a tablet / console game running Android, provided physical controls to play without using the touch screen. As a gamer and especially retro -gamer, I must admit that the touch to play I have never packed. Apart from a few exceptions such as ScummVM, we must admit we do not find the flexibility and speed of the physical controls of yesteryear.

Following the current fashion some well-known Chinese consoles on Open Consoles (JXD, Yinlips), Archos us lay a machine rather well endowed in terms of both power in simplicity.

First, some specs, so that we know what we are talking about:

- Android 4.1
- 7-inch Screen - Capacitive - multi - resolution 1024 * 600
- 8GB of internal memory
- 203 x 120 x15 mm for 340 grams
- ARM Cortex-A9 Dualcore, Mali 400
- 1GB of RAM
- HDMI, USB2.0, OTG
- About 6 hours of battery life

Grip and ergonomics:

Having neither hands nor lumberjack fairy fingers (basically hands "normal"), it is really like any tablet and it is relatively thin as the controls are accessible easily.

It will be virtually no need to remove your hands once a game is started, since all the buttons are placed near each other. No need to get on one side of the console to find the START or SELECT, they are in range of thumb movement.

I have not been able to try the L2 and R2 buttons, I do not know if their location is really wise and practical to use. It will be used either with the front of the thumb, or release the analog stick or twist a finger to press it. A test on the emulator PSX particular :)

The screen - multi touch:

The image quality and resolution are of good quality. The colors stand out well and bright screen as you can see on the video. Being in a dimly lit, I could play without problem.

It is very pleasant to navigate through the menus with the touch meets the finger and the eye. Not had the opportunity to test the multi, but in general it does not worry too much so do not worry.

Obviously, the resolution is not suitable for some games on emulators, so it will play options for the best possible display depending on the platform. If you want the Full Screen, expect a distortion of the image, but this is not due to the console of course. So it is according to your personal tastes you enjoy or not the size of the screen. A 3.5 "or 4" is generally more appropriate.

Sound:


On this side, I can not tell you the place is rather noisy. But at first sight (or hearing) the fact that the speakers are placed in front of is a more sound level. The hands do not usually cover the fact that we live sound.

This is a point that I regret a lot of other consoles, the rear sound is often worse and especially masked by the fingers when playing. No worries here.

Controls:

Here is one of the most important and crucial to use this machine as a real game console

There are good and bad points in my opinion.

The PLUS:

* Side good points, we have all the controls at your fingertips and it's very nice. I did not expect to find L2 and R2 so it's a good surprise.

* In all games and emulators that I've tried, buttons and triggers responded perfectly, without lag as I could have on the DROID X360. They have the same 'feel' than some consoles like Yinlips Chinese (G18), ie they do not 'clack-clack' and we should not support such a nag to trigger action.

* As I said earlier they are generally well placed (including START and SELECT) and finds its feet quickly.

* Two analog pads separated: this is another VERY good point. Suffice it to watch the video with Shadowgun to realize that it becomes very easy to get around and look in all directions as we can do on our nextgen consoles (PS3, 360 ...)

* THE pleasant surprise this console, it is unquestionably the map included in the system. As you could catch a glimpse of the video, there is a tray icon that allows Android keys directly map physical versus tactile keys.

This means that you can assign a hardware button to a button touch easily and even export our setup for a friend who loves the Gamepad and our mapping. This is a simple text file that you can tweak to adjust the settings.

Archos announces a hundred titles compatible with this map including Shadowgun, Assassin's Creed, ePSXe, Nova 3 ect ... List available on request ;)

The LESS:

* However, and this is a personal opinion, I think the D-PAD buttons are a bit too spaced a few millimeters. Caused the problem: make diagonal.

* Many retrogamers will want to replay the SNES or NEO-GEO particular, and out of hadokens may be a little hard for some. I remember that I was not able to test it very long, but that little detail bothered me. Just watch the video to get an idea of ​​the spacing.

* Regarding the analog pads, I also regret to find those consoles and JXD Yinlips Chinese guy. Ie pads a little hard and inflexible as it can have a 3DS in particular.


Now this is a subjective judgment, everyone to his own opinion ;)

Side games and emulators:


As you could see from the video games like Shadow Gun becomes a pleasure with appropriate controls. To move the character and the camera is a real plus that we missed on current consoles Android.

Side emulators, I tested the N64, PSX and Megadrive (I wanted to do more, but there was no time). Overall the results are good, I have not detected a problem with key combos. But if you know: the triggers that do more because we press another button at the same time, or two button presses give another action as a START or SELECT ... Grrrrrr.

N64 for anything in particular. Mario Kart turned without jerks.

On the PSX, I tested quickly Tekken 3 and I think it lacked a bit of speed compared to the original, you'll have to compare.

On the Megadrive, including Sonic, I could feel a very slight frameskip (same set) but again it will test deeper.


What's better than a video?

And here is the video of the mini-test, enjoy: D

 

Conclusion:

I think those who have pre-ordered the game pad should not be disappointed with their purchase. I wonder if Santa is not going to file a under the tree: D

From what I have been told CAJL, part multimedia (movies, internet) is very good. The screen size can make it enjoyable internet browsing and watching movies.

Regarding the gaming part, I think we are dealing with a machine in good quality / price ratio. Having a French product is a definite plus, especially with respect to the support. It may be much easier to access that service when buying abroad, including China.

I was pleasantly surprised integrated map that will quickly and easily configure its keys. More be separated analog pads is a huge plus for all FPS games.

Autonomy seems excellent as hopefully about 5:30 before use through the charging box.

Now she can not please everyone. Its size can not store it in a pocket, so plan a suitable protective cover for transport.

I did not like the D-PAD as I explained earlier due to the spacing of the buttons, so I turned quickly to the analog stick instead.

At each now has his own opinion ;)

For those who are interested, you can order it now on Amazon Marketplace and Rue du Commerce, happy hunting: D And by the way do not forget to read the excellent article CAJL: Link


Some pictures:

Acknowledgements:


I thank the passage:
- CAJL for having made available and that I try the console
- Archos for giving permission
- K0en for making the link with CAJL

 

BAF

UPDATE from DeenOx:

Re: GAMEPAD IS OUT! GET YOURS NOW!!

« Reply #34 on: Today at 01:39:30 AM »

Hi guys!
i'm preparing a review of this device, and i found a problem that i think is interesting to post here.
i grab two videos about overlapping button (yes... there is overlappings... and many)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjas85fKD9I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2x8SL3x5Q4
as i said on another forums, my feel is that these problem may be solved with some update from archos.
for now, i only tested with FPSe. now, i´m preparing other testings to add to my review. if i found any intetersting to show you before, i'll post here.
greetings!

Naxaras’ JXD S602 Custom Script now confirmed working on JXD S603

Indask8 reports:

Re: [SCRIPT] Update!! Naxeras 1.2 RCO for JXD s602 Root, Clean, Optimice and more!!!
« Reply #150 on: December 09, 2012, 12:34:42 PM »
I have a good news for JXD S603 owners, the script is compatible (tested with 0814 firmware).

Only issue, you'll loose the front camera if you don't modify the script.

To fix this you only have to go into the files/clean folder open build.prop and modify the ro.gplus.CMOS_SENSOR_2 value like this:
ro.gplus.CMOS_SENSOR_2=SP0A18_yuv

it should be enough.

Go here for the full thread!

Willgoo Christmas competition week #2–Win a YDPG 17!

Starting! 2012 Christmas Contest- Week #2
« on: December 08, 2012, 09:36:44 AM »
It is hard for us to select the best design in last contest. Finally we pick out mezgho's design. Congratulations! As Christmas Day is coming near, our contest is on its way going to Week #2:

This week’s contest: Create a Slogan to Willgoo

Still envy the winner in our week #1 contest just because you are not good at photographic? Well, you still get chance to win as we have three more contests in this month. No more PS this week but we require you to create a slogan to Willgoo.
 
Many of you here may be familiar with Willgoo. If not, just visit : http://www.willgoo.com/. It is easy to get a general idea on what Willgoo is. Baring in mind that those interesting and meaningful slogans will get more attention from us. Check the rules for this contest:

1.   Slogan can be a short phrase or some words. Keep them as short as possible.
2.   No any offensive, Racism words in this slogan
3.   Do not copy from others. We prefer the original one.
4.   Your entry must be submitted as a reply to this thread (you can enter this contest more than once as you want- multiple slogans can be accepted!), submit your entries between 8nd to 14th December, 23:59 GMT

Want to get one more prize, Mr winner from Week #1? Yes, it is allowed as every people can enter as many times as they can- no matter they win or not in our certain contest.

The prize for this contest is one unit Yinlips YDPG17:


Remember, go to this dingoonity thread to enter!

JXD S5300 (a 5 inch version of the JXD S602) released

JXD has now released its new JXD S5300 model – essentially the popular (for this sort of thing) JXD S602 with a 5 inch screen and form factor, and you can get one now from Willgoo here for a mere $89.99! This baby talks to the JXD S602 – see the video below.  Think of this as the JXD S602 XL of the JXD 602’s, a la Nintendo’s NDS XL range … oh fuggit, JXD really needs to work on their marketing budget!

I’ll let willgoo do the talking:

Good news! The first batch stock of JXD S5300 had been well received. You can place your order for it now here!

An interesting finding from us- JXD S5300 can be linked with JXD S602 to play games:

What do you think of this new device? It is a new device whose features and design combines JXD S5110 and JXD S602- the real capacitive touch screen and with the WiFi-Direct Multi-playing and key mapping, whose features that JXD S5110 do not have. And it owns 5 inches capacitive touch- not sure if it is 5 points as we need to test it, bigger screen than JXD S602 and better touch screen control.

You can compare it with JXD S602 and S5110. We will bring you more details for this device in these coming days.

Here is the general gaming reviewing that we took from JXD:

At a glance on JXD S5300: (information gained from JXD official site. We will test the device once we get the prototype)

1. Manufactured Root+ USB debugging

2. 5.0 inch(800x480), capacitive touch screen

3. All games icon display, display all the games in the machine and TF card

4. 1GHz CPU+ 512MB DDR3

5. WiFi Direct Flight

6. Virtual Buttons Mapping

7. HDMI Dual Screen Display

Here are pictures taken by Willgoo:- note: the cleaning cloth with Willgoo logo is a small gift for you!

 

The Testing from Antutu- I am sorry I am so bad at taking photos on it. Hope you guys can see it.

Tempted? Here’s that link again to buy one!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Willgoo Christmas Competition

Ho ho ho! ‘Tis the season to git an Android gaming device … for free! Enter now!

Christmas Contest 2012

We have decided to hold 4 Christmas contests from 2nd to 25th Dec one contest in one week! We will give away on prize for each contest!

Everyone should be able to enter at least one! And if you want, you can even enter all 4 of them.

Week #1 ( 2nd to 7th Dec 2012)

This week’s contest: Design a Christmas Theme Card.

As we see, there are many talented guys that want to participate on these contest, showing their creations.

What we're asking you this week is to design a Christmas Willgoo themed card (by card, we mean a simple JPG/PNG non-animated image). Check the rules for this week:

• The card must contain the words "Willgoo 2012"
• The image you submit must be a non-animated JPG/PNG image. Post it in this very thread.
• Keep the source project file (PSD, PSP, etc.) as we may ask you to send it if you win.
• Your entry must be submitted as a reply to this thread, submit your entry between 2nd to 7th December, 23:59 GMT.
• The card must be original (not a scanned or copied image from another card or similar, excepto draws made by hand). You can use parts of another images to reate a new composition.
• The image may be created manually (draw), but you must take photos about the process and scan the final work.

The prize will be one unit JXD S602!

Remember, rush over here to enter, and good luck to you all!!