Sunday, April 28, 2013

Public Service Announcement: [Warning][JXD S7300]DO NOT flash Stock firmware 2.1 if you have a custom firmware

[Warning][7300]DO NOT flash Stock firmware 2.1 if you have a custom firmware.

According to the JXD site users with sxelrom can't update to 2.1 from the company( no idea why you would want to anyways it has nothing new for us), and users updating from NCCE will be greeted to a black screen(sorry the translations are bad and vague I'm trying to get a better informed translation on the why).
Badly translated reasons:
something about partitions change and sd methods on their 2.1 cause issues.
Badly translated changelog:
update on the new MX chip compatible processing
, update the HDMI bug in processing
3 backwards HDMI update
4, update the virtual keys (individual game to open the virtual buttons will be black or exit, such as the trigger of death, monsters shooting )
V2.0-0410 update:
1, modify the system stability, crash, standby revive the problem basically solved
key mapping: to increase the value of the auto-save feature of the virtual keys, open the game automatically reads the configuration data, and no longer need to configure .
3, increase the default virtual key values ​​to the factory default the game mapping data sheet
anyone care to really translate the real thing?
http://www.661yx.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=83677&extra=page%3D1

Announced April 19 … my bad.

New Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware CFW V2.08.03

Alien Grey strikes again! A new Dingoo A-380 CFW version is available for download. You can read about it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-technology-a380/firmware-v2-0016-with-neo-geo-zip-support/msg70246/#msg70246

“The new Dingoo A-380 CFW V2.08.03 is available for download.
With the release of the source code we could finally fix the wrong L-R and X-Y buttons. The kernel in the firmware is replaced to make that possible. The module files are replaced and the cfgfs partition is formatted from EXT2 to EXT3.
Note: The L and R button function is now reversed in DMenu. A link to a new tool to write the CFW image on a MicroSD card is added in theTools section in the OP.
Thanks to d_smagin for his help. You now made it in the Special Thanks section in the OP.  ;D

Download firmware here: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,42,690

Thanks Alien Grey!

Friday, April 26, 2013

iBenx appears to be 3 different iben game pads

Source: http://ibenx.com/index.php/game-pad.html

Game Pad L1-B
-Allwinner A20 Dual Core
-1GB Ram
-8GB Internal Storage Capacity

Game Pad L1-C
-Allwinner A31 Quad Core
-2GB Ram
-16GB Internal Storage Capacity

Transformer Game Pad L2
-Detachable Hardware Controls like that of the Wikipad
-Allwinner A31 Quad Core
-2GB Ram
-16GB Internal Storage Capacity

ibenx

Mini Slug for OpenDingux

Mini Slug - OpenDingux

April 25, 2013, 06:24:44 PM by qbertaddict

This is a reimplementation of Metal Slug. Enough said go grab it now!

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What we have here is a project of the talented programmer Clément CORDE, Slug Mini, in its version for OpenDingux. Unlike Airball, the Mini Slug is not a remake, but rather a kind of reimplementation using sprites and sounds ripped from some of the games in the series, but the stages are totally new and difficult .
The Mini Slug Project by Clément CORDE
OpenDingux Build by Shin-NiL
Controls
* D-Pad - Move
* A Button - Shoot
* B Button - Jump
* X Button - Grenade
* Y Button (at name entry only) - alternate characters
* L Shoulder (at menu only) - alternate number of credits

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/mini-slug-opendingux/
minislug_dingoo_03-03-2013.zip
Author/Porter: Shin-Nil
Download: http://oldschoolprg.x10.mx/projets.php#minislug

Rockbot 1.0 beta 4 for Dingux

Rockbot 1.0 beta 4

April 25, 2013, 06:16:24 PM by qbertaddict

Checkout this classic-megaman-style-game.

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Hellow freinds, after a long time, I have the pleasure to announce a new version of the classic-megaman-style-game, Rockbot for Dingux. This version is a big improvement over previous beta, and should be finishable from start without major issues.
Get here http://rockbot.upperland.net/?p=782 and if you find any relevant problems, please tell me.
About a native version: the native SDK support to C++ is really poor, so, unless it chances (any clues?), I won't be able to port it for native, sadly :-(

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/rockbot-1-0-beta-4/
Rockbot_Dingux_1.0b4.zip
Author/Porter: protomank
Download: http://rockbot.upperland.net/?page_id=301&lang=en
Download Source: http://rockbot.upperland.net/?page_id=301&lang=en

Dooom - A Doom port for the Dingoo Native OS

Dooom - A Doom port for the Dingoo Native OS

April 25, 2013, 06:02:41 PM by qbertaddict

the_wub has released a port of doom for the native os.

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Hi all!
Version 0.3 is now available with lots of fixes including Ultimate Doom (retail) now working and textures being drawn correctly.  Everything looks pretty sweet!
Still a few bugs to crush, I'll edit my original post to include the latest readme with all the details on this.
Enjoy!!

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/dooom-a-doom-port-for-the-dingoo-native-os/msg70020/?topicseen#new
Dooom 0.3 binary.zip
Author/Porter: the_wub
Download: https://code.google.com/p/dooom/downloads/list
Download Source: https://code.google.com/p/dooom/downloads/list

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Main GCW Zero thread on Dingoonity locked

Dude, where’s my thread? Where’s my thread, dude?

Over at Dingoonity, ominipotent admin omgmog has done what readers of and posters on this loud, boisterous, often obnoxious, sometimes informative and rarely boring thread covering the ever late GCW Zero have probably long expected. He’s quite understandably locked the thread

And deservingly so!  So full of vitroil, venom and bile was it! An evil thread. If you viewed it, you would die!  One moment, it was a sweet innocent little child without acting talent, next its like all black, dark, scarred, scarring, spouting bad dialogue and then, and then … noooooooooo:

 

For a while, my days were sunny again.  The clouds lifted, and the implacable darkness that overtook my soul whenever I heard the words “GCW Preorder” was no more.  Dank, destructive, dark and drab disappeared.  Rainbows streamed across my newly winsome skies. I sing. I play with ponies. Lollypops taste good. I dress like Bradley Cooper. My forum reading days, long imprisoned, slip the surly bonds of trolls and touch the words of omgmog.

I’m, like, “This is good. Healthy even.”

Alas,it was then, at this moment of joyous rapture, that the epiphany dawned.  There are no rainbows without rain. Meanwhile, the Zero is still out there, somewhere, over one of them, next to some lullaby. Hell, what if this current rainbow goes, and there’s no pot at the end of it, and then its already stopped raining, ‘cus everyone’s like all, happy now and so our tears are no longer cussin’ down from the heavens to make the next rainbow, so there’d be no more moisture in the air to separate that colour spectrum, and so on. Clear?

The reasons for Dingoonity’s locking are sound, of course. Omgmog says that server space, and the time of his admins, have been unnecessarily and wastefully devoted to policing a device, that isn’t really a dingoo at all!  Damn straight, dude, bet you regret blessing the Zero with its own section now, all them months ago!

And you loathsome, whining, posting ingrates! From now, just feel lucky you’re not relegated to the Dingoonindignity of “Other Portable Devices”! Note to all derogatory swine: Please post only after the daily Prozac.

Of course, here at Dingoo-scene, with our readership of grandma, uncle Cheong and two Axolotyls, we’re a tolerant and comatose bunch, so no such reservations exist.  Come ravage our server space and comment on your favourite cause today! Got something to say on Zero? Say it. Healthy discussion has got to be a good thing. Those rabble suckers who ordered early with something to say should be heard.  One way or another, they probably will be, as such is the nature of things on these interwebs.

You’re welcome to do it here.

I’ll even get the ball rolling for y’all. Here’s the last post before the thread was locked.  Feel free to continue it. You don’t even have to register.:

Wortsenawl
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    Re: GCW Zero

    « Reply #5679 on: April 15, 2013, 01:38:41 PM »

    Quote from: cruelcynic on April 15, 2013, 01:21:32 PM

    Quote from: Emarsp on April 15, 2013, 12:17:49 PM

    You will have to deal with it, Justin is no hardware designer,
    Just a poor open handhelds seller from Usa that saw the chance when he saw the H350,
    Changed the bessel,and fooled a couple of programmers here, promising payment that never come,

    When people ask who are the so called trouble makers, it is degenerates like this previously banned person. I have no problem with people wanting proof they were promised. What I do have a problem with is blatant lying. The H350 is the early Zero. End of story. I am not sure why this theory persists.

    Yes, but they really are the exception, are they not? I oppose the idea that there is a horde or disgruntled beings out there causing mayhem, all with the single minded purpose of de-railing thread and causing a **** storm.

    Logged

    Not just a hairy face

    JXD S7300 for $129.99 until April 30

    Offer site www.geekgoo.com is running a special on JXD S7300’s for $129.99, including free DHL Shipping. A bargain worth considering if you’re in the market for one of these! Check them out!

    Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Here’s what I saw this weekend at the Sydney Lego Brick Show 2013

    If you play classic games, you make Lego.  That’s my rationale, and I’m sticking to it.

    Check out http://sydbrickshowpix.blogspot.com.au/ for detailed pictures.

    Normal programming resumes shortly!

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    ipega Android gaming tablet

    Source: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/ipega-android-gaming-tablet-launching-in-may-video-18-04-2013/

    iPega Android Gaming Tablet

    A new handheld gaming device will be launching in May in the form of the iPega Android gaming tablet, which is equipped with a quad core processor.

    Watch the video after the jump to see it in action, together with a new alcohol tester for Apple’s iPhone 5 that was also unveiled at the Hong Kong HKTDC Electronics Fair.


    The iPega Android gaming tablet is equipped with a HDMI output, USB port, WiFi connectivity, and a headphone jack, together with gamepads on either side of the devices and 4 shoulder buttons for extra gaming control.

    Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.

    Thanks to Shelby for the news!

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    TheXSample-SXELROM v3.0 for JXD S7300B

     

    TheXSample-SXELROM v3.0 for JXD S7300B

    Use of this article
    It allows you to use this review, either by copying or referenciándola link to anyone who wants it, with the only condition that remains the author and a link to the original source of this review, which is cited in the following section .
    Source and update the information in this article
    The original article (in Spanish) is in my blog .
    For updates on this article, I suggest visiting one of the links above.
    About this overview
    This article is a summary, and contains only the most relevant features.
    To read the full article, look at the link above.

    Features
    Here is a short list of changes included in this version of firmware.
    Later in this article, there is a section with extended information about these changes.
    Firmware

    • Include support for USB Bluetooth dongles
    • This includes new governors set for the console hardware

    Tincore Driver
    • Calibration ajusatada for DPAD
    • Improvements and optimizations in the driver code, to get even less lag.

    Tincore KeyMapper
    • Support for languages.
    • Minor improvements in UI tool
    • DEBUG Option
    • Creating online guide tool
    Note on Bluetooth Support
    Not all Bluetooth USB dongles behave the same way, and the clasificaré in 3 groups:
    • Only some have 100% support, and able to connect, disconnect and work seamlessly with the device.
    • Others may only work if you are connected to the console from the start of it, and if disconnected, they will not start until you restart the console.
    • And others, very few, may not be able to work with the console.

    That said, emphasizing that most dongles that we used in the tests correspond to Group 2 of the above list, and only one has been in group 1, but still the connectivity and operation we tested is suitable and practical, if we have the console plugged into a TV.
    What's more, the videos I uploaded to show this feature, corresponding to a dongle in group 2, and as you can see works seamlessly with multiple devices.
    The video above shows the work in progress of this feature.
    On connectivity Sixaxis
    (Using a SIXAXIS with the console)
    Overall, there have been problems with device connectivity, but if identified and strange behavior is that when connecting Sixaxis controls, after a few seconds in some cases these are switched off (or when you connect a second controller is off the first), but not always the case and simply reconnect the tool again.
    According to the evidence, it may be because, for some reason, the program does not work well when the controls are low on battery (below 50%).
    (Console working with 2 sixaxis connected simultaneously)
    Version Recustom

    It has generated a TheXSample-SXELROM v3.0 release Recustom with the same characteristics as the original rom, plus some extra programs related withthe bluetooth.
    Download Links


    TheXSample - SXELROM v1.0

    For more links, see the original article of this release.
    Credits:
    As in previous updates, here is the work of many people, although it seems small upgrade, I can say it's quite achieving the advancement of Bluetooth and achievers who deserve all the thanks, and among which I will highlight a Skelton (great manager of the idea), Christian Troy, Lomax, Tincore (which never tires of implementing improvements) and myself, that force me to go out in the credits XD, plus I can leave out now .
    We also wanted to give a thank you to the store Willgoo, that has been very helpful to give us the necessary support to add the option of accelerometer in the mapping tool (released in a previous patch), and now we have the "Wiimote style "to play some retro-gaming (it's great to play Mario Kart 64, tilting the console like a Wii steering wheel): D
    The special thanks of this firmware is for the groups "The Mox", "Les Miserables", "Marilyn Manson" and Daft Punk (among others) for that because we had a lot of energy injected encouragement and strength to the long nights of testing that has taken this firmware.
    Zalu2!
    Deen0X

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    It’s … an Iben Android Game Player

    Source: http://liliputing.com/2013/04/ibenx-gamepad-android-gaming-tablet-with-allwinner-a31-pcu.html

    Apparently Android tablets with built-in game controllers is now a thing. A company called ibenX is showing off a new 7 inch gaming tablet galled the ibenX GamePad, and it clearly shares some DNA with the Archos GamePad, JXD S7100, and Tekniser Tek 807D.

    But the ibenX tablet has a few features tha tmake it stand out.

    ibenX Gamepad

    First, it’s powered by an Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics.

    Second, it packs a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display. With those specs, it looks better on paper than the Archos GamePad, which has a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core CPU and a 1024 x 600 pixel display.

    Check it out in action in this video (jump to 8:48 for the console in action):

     

    When I die, I wish to be reborn as a PCB in a Chinese electronics trade show

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Friday, April 12, 2013

    Another 7-inch Android gaming tablet cometh!


    Via Liliputing
    Not a bad looking render, and the specs are decent too:

    Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core CPU
    Mali 400 quad-core graphics
    1GB of RAM
    8GB of storage
    Micro SD card slot
    7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
    5-point capacitive multitouch
    HDMI output
    Weighs about 13 ounces
    Claimed battery life of 9 hours on a charge

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Gnuboy for GA330 released

     

    GNUboy for Gemei A330 v1.0.5 beta 2 by David Cervilla
    =====================================================
    This is a beta release of the GB / GBC emulator GNUboy. This work is based
    on the original GNUboy port for the Gemei A330 released by cex, and the
    latest GNUboy v1.0.5 source code from https://code.google.com/p/gnuboy/
    Changelog
    ---------
    07/04/2013 beta 2
    - Fixed "Select" key assignment.
    - Savestates working without .rc file editing:
    "Select" + "L" = Save State
    "Select" + "R" = Load State
    - Changed default savestate behaviour. Now each savestate has the same name as
      the rom filename. You have one savestate for each game (for now).
    03/04/2013 beta 1 - Initial release
    - Updated to the latest GNUboy source code.
    - Disabled sound channel 3 (wave) that was causing sound problems (until I can
      solve them). Now it sounds pretty good.
    - Added preliminary volume control.
    - Added the CPU high speed initialization code used by native emulators (now it
      runs at full 60 fps for most games).
    - Reassigned key bindings
    Installation
    ------------
    Extract the file "GNUboy.cc" and copy it to the desired installation folder on
    the GA330.
    Usage
    -----
    Go to the "Applications" tab on your system menu, navigate to the folder were you
    previously installed GNUboy, and run it.
    The emulator starts in a file explorer to select the ROM you want to execute (only
    plain unzipped GB/GBC roms for now). Select a rom with 'A' button to run it.
    In game keys are assigned as follows:
    D-Pad   UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT
    SELECT   Button SELECT
    START   Button START
    A   Button A
    B   Button B
    X   Exit emulation
    Y   Reset Game
    L   Volume Down
    R   Volume Up
    SELECT + L   Save State
    SELECT + R   Load State

    Download here: http://filetrip.net/others-downloads/dingoo-systems/download-gnuboy-for-gemei-a330-105b2-f31886.html

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    OUYA … starts to ship!

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/28/4158838/ouya-impressions-gdc-2013 - Now for that other Kickstarter console …

    Never mind the brand, try to see the dots – $250 retina screen quad core Android tablets you can buy NOW

    While 8 bit scanlines are the old black around these parts, and we hiss at resolutions greater than 360 * 240, who among us has not stared enviously at the 2048 * 1536 res screens of rich Uncle Muppet’s Ipad 3? A screen so sharp, so bright, and packed with pixel densities with numbers so large, matched only by the numbers following their price tags? We might not game on them, but hotdarnnit, them large table things with retina screens look dang nice. Pity you have to sell Boxer to the glue factory to raise funds if you want one.

    That is, of course, until recent times, thanks to the magic of Chinese mass production.  Yes, Android 9.7 inch tablets with ultra pixel dense IPS screens – ok harkkit, let’s call them retina screens – are now readily available in the wild! Check these models, all with Quad Core CPUs and 2048 x 1536 screens out (and click on the links to find out more … or to buy one from Tinydeal):

    (AINOL) Spark 9.7 Retina Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet (AINOL) Spark 9.7" Retina Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet $258.82
    (CHUWI) V99 9.7 Retina Android 4.1 16GB A31 Quad-core Tablet PC (CHUWI) V99 9.7" Retina Android 4.1 16GB A31 Quad-core Tablet PC $249.79
    (KNC) MD906 9.7 Retina Android 4.1 16GB Quad-core Tablet PC (KNC) MD906 9.7" Retina Android 4.1 16GB Quad-core Tablet PC $240.76  
    (PLOYER) MOMO19HD 9.7 Retina Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet PC (PLOYER) MOMO19HD 9.7" Retina Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet PC $272.85
    (FREELANDER) PD80 9.7 Retina Android 4.1 16GB Quad-core Tablet (FREELANDER) PD80 9.7" Retina Android 4.1 16GB Quad-core Tablet $253.80
    (ONDA) V972 9.7 Retina Screen Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet PC (ONDA) V972 9.7" Retina Screen Android 4.1 Quad-core Tablet PC $265.84

    Early Chinese Android tablets were laughable in implementation, but brands like Ainol, Chuwi and Onda seem to be intent on building a decent product, and more importantly, supporting them.  With the cheapest retina ipads costing about $500, these smooth looking retina tablets for about half that are just the thing if you’re in the market for a value tablet.

    JXD S7300 NCCE Custom Rom v 1.1 now released!

    Get it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/jxd-devices/jxd-s7300-fixes-firmware-roms-thread/?PHPSESSID=948f09a5jgbnd0ksboks6uj346

    Oh, joyful day!