Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Got a spare 199GBP? Then check out this Dingoo with Arcade Controls!

ebaydingoo

A free plug is in order – out of pure respect - for what this dude has done with this Dingoo … and the good news is he’s willing to share, if you’re willing to pay! Check out his current auction on:

 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DINGOO-A320-ARCADE-GAME-CABINET-MACHINE-CONSOLE-/180673294400

Two years ago when I had my first Dingo A320 I was so excited and surprised for what this small handheld emulator can do ...Arcade Coin-Op or Classic Console games and ,for the first time EVER Nintendo Gameboy Advanced on my BIG TV screen?

              Amazing!

Still…something was missing and, I’m sure the games masters know what.

THE GENUINE ARCADE CONTROLLERS.

But I changed this and here we are:

-         Full size genuine arcade joystick/buttons on Lexan Polycarbonate(virtually indestructible)

-         Emulate hundreds of MAME arcade coin-op games which will bring you back sweet memories ,Neo Geo arcade,CPS,CPS2,Sega Megadrive/ Genesis,Super Nintendo,NES,GBA.

-         You can play these games on this 2.8” ultra bright LCD when you are out. as you can benefit of seven hours autonomy or you can plug it on your big TV (LCD,PLASMA,CRT) thru the Audio-Video cable(RCA plug)

-         USB plug for charging the battery or to access his 4GB built in memory in order to load your favorite games movies or music

-         Incredibly compact (W 24cm,D 17cm,H 5cm),light (950 grams) and robust.

-         Brand NEW and UNIQUE Video Game System...excelent for saving your space ..perfect for a nice gift

-         Comes with more than two thousand games in his internal memory, charger and instructions to use

-          Two DVD’s with almost five thousand games

Friday, May 27, 2011

Booboo speaks … new Gemei 760+ due out end of May 2011

New Gemei X760+

In the comments of the previous post Neno provided the following link:
http://www.it.com.cn/audio/mp4/news/2010/03/10/09/757299_1.html
So I asked ChinaChip. That is the upcoming Gemei X760+ (yes, same name than the old x760+, fun!), and the specs in the linked page are wrong. It's due out by the end of May according to ChinaChip.
It's CC1800 based, same SoC than in the Gemei A330. LCD is 4.3" 480x272. I like the wealth of controls in the lower side.
Unfortunately work on the CC1800 has been slow. It's no fun to write code based on other code with no comments and no programmer's manual, plus I recently got sponsoring for porting dingux to a JZ4755 based device (can't say much about that at the moment), which will be eating up absolutely all of my spare time for the next couple of months. As I already said, I'm not happy being the bottleneck here, so I asked ChinaChip to let me disclose the information they provided on the CC1800 but got no reply, so for now I must honor my promise of keeping the information closed.

Posted by booboo at 2:59 PM

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Diyomate X9 XMAME 1080P Full HD Internet TV Box!

Another pretty decent box that does, well, everything – and reputedly has XMAME on it too! All for the princely sum of Only one question: how do you control the frakking games? Perhaps that remote is really a WiiMote …

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/x9-itv-2-5-hdd-1080p-full-hd-internet-tv-box-with-mtv-game-64005


Games are playable on the Diyomate X9. It has XMAME built-in.
I've found a page (which I can't post here) showing 3 screen shots of MAME games being played on this product. There's also a screen shot showing XMAME selectable from the product's menu.
Further information on the "game functionality" of this product ... here's a quote I found (Google translation from Chinese to English - I presume "U disk" in the translation means a USB external hard disk) :
"In order to meet the needs of the majority of gamers, X9 joined the games. X9 support many classic games, without having to install, through the U disk, hard disk storage devices such as read into the game files, access the handle to operate. 4 USB interface, support for more joystick available for multiplayer; use wireless controller, free, enjoy the game more."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to access the Gamebox’s internal memory to transfer ROMS!

Ruffnutts has emailed through a great tip from akumaevil  on how to access the internal memory of the Gamebox!

Gamebox Internal Memory Access

Its now possible to connect the gamebox to the computer via usb using only the gamebox and a USB cable no AC or RGB
needed or it wont work.
Simply Plug the gamebox into the PC via USB and quickly press and hold L1+R1+Right and wait for it to install the Driver once installed it comes up like a pen drive and you can Access the internal memory for deleting and putting Games on the gamebox,There`s three folders GAMES,IMAGES,SYSTEM...check dingoonity forums under other Systems for more....
Thanks to akumaevil for letting us know ruffnutts :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

TXTReader v2.78 (English Translation)

TXTReader v2.78 (English Translation)

May 20, 2011, 02:32:38 PM by jagotu

TXTreader for dingoo is no more chinese-only. This guy translated it for us.

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- "PLATFORM" folder goes to Dingoo root folder
- "TXTREADER" folder and "txtreader.sim" file go to Dingoo "GAME" folder
English isn't my native language. Feel free to correct me.
Enjoy :)

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/txtreader-v2-78-(english-translation)/
TXTReader (v2.78).7z
Author/Porter: eNdi~
Download: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2659/TXTReader (v2.78).7z

Friday, May 20, 2011

Formido – Dingux shooter

Formido

May 13, 2011, 02:58:23 PM by jagotu

2D shooter from bird's-eye view on your Dingux!

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Hi, this is my new port named Formido.
This game was created by Mika Halttunen.
Goal is easy, just kill if you want survive :)
right/left to turn
forward : X
backward : Y
Shoot :L
special :R
Quit :select
Pause: start
You can change default key by edit formido.cfg

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/formido/
formido.tar.gz
Author/Porter: Coccijoe
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,1,0,0,37,500

How to install Dingux – HAK5 Technolust features the Dingoo!

Top Linux site Hak Technolust features the Dingoo, in episode 913!

http://hak5.org/episodes/episode-913

Episode 913 – BackTrack 5 VM with Wireless and Linux on a Dingoo Digital

This time on an exciting brand-new-studio edition of Hak5 we’re getting hands on with the latest version of BackTrack-Linux, configuring virtual machines and wireless. Shannon’s flashing the firmware on a Dingoo Digital A320 and installing a custom distro of Linux and so much more.

Download HD Download MP4 Download WMV

Monday, May 16, 2011

.0011c a game – The even newer GP-300

What can I say? I’m a sucker for value. This one has got to win on that score.

Main Product Picture - click to enlarge


- Model: GP-300
- Color: Blue
- 2.7" TFT LCD display
- 8-bit digital pocket system
- Portable & trendy game player
- Can play with external game cards
- Built-in about 25000 games
- Features TV-out function
- Powered by included rechargeable 3.7V 600mAh battery
- Package includes:
- 1 x Game player
- 1 x AV cable
- 1 x Games cartridge
- 1 x 110~250V AC adapter (2-round-pin plug)
- 1 x 3.7V/600mA battery
- 1 x English manual


http://www.dealextreme.com/p/nj-pocket-2-5-tft-lcd-portable-game-console-with-tv-out-and-built-in-games-3-x-aaa-65514



.29c a game … the new NJ Pocket Handheld

Soon they’ll hand these out with Happy Meals:

Main Product Picture - click to enlarge

Model: NJ-250
- Color: Black + Green
- 2.5" TFT LCD display
- 128MB internal memory
- Portable & trendy 60-in-1 16-bit game player
- Features TV-out function
- Powered by 3 x AAA batteries (not included)
- Comes with AV cable & English manual

Geddit here: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/nj-pocket-2-5-tft-lcd-portable-game-console-with-tv-out-and-built-in-games-3-x-aaa-65514

Friday, May 6, 2011

How to tell the difference between the various “next gen” A330/A380 models

Another A330 is now for sale on DealExtreme; this time, it’s the Dingoo A330LE Portable 3.0" LCD Game Console MP3/MP4 Player with FM/TV-out/Micro SD - White (4GB):

Main Product Picture - click to enlarge

- Can be used as MP3, MP4 player, game player, FM radio, picture viewer and memory storage
- Built-in 4GB memory
- 3.0" LCD display (320 x 240 resolution)
- Expansion card: supports max 32GB Micro SD card
- Video format: RM, RMVB, MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV and MKV etc.
- Audio format: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE and FLAC etc.
- Image format: JPG, GIF, PNG and BMP
- FM frequency: 88.2~107.5MHz
- Built-in rechargeable 1800mAh battery
- Interface: 3.5mm audio + mini USB + TV-Out + Micro SD slot
- Supports below language: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English etc.
- Package includes:
- 1 x A330LE game console
- 1 x 3.5mm earphone
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Screen guard
- 1 x Micro SD card adapter
- 1 x English manual
Yep; look’s like an A330 to me! Meneer Jensen (author of the excellent A320 Quick Reference Guide and this other piece of top Dingoo Journalism) tries to clear the confusion up here:
I remember that there was a topic with the same title as this one, but it was about the various Dingoo A320 manufacturers. I'm a bit confused too, hence the title.
There are a few interesting other portable consoles like our beloved Dingoo A320. As far as I'm concerned these are the:
  • Gemei A330 (aka 'Dingoo A330EX') w/o wireless inter-connectivity its called: 'Gemei Fashion' aka the '$68 Gemei A330' from DelaExtrreme.
  • Dingoo Technology A330
  • Dingoo Technology A380

To me that's very confusing: no less than 3 models are called "A330" and a few claim the 'Dingoo' name again. I'll try to list what I know and what I'd like to know. I'd like verification from you about the things marked in red.

1. The Gemei A330

  • Also known as/sold as: 'Dingoo A330EX' (DealExtreme).
  • Without the wireless inter-Gemei connection it is also sold. For a cheaper price! Then it is called the 'Gemei Fashion' or simply 'Gemei A330'(DealExtreme) too.
  • You can buy it at: Dingoo dig. USA, Focalprice.com or DealExtreme. It costs about $95-100. The cheaper version w/o the wireless inter-connection can be bought at DealExtreme for $68.
  • You can play against each other with two GA330's that support wireless inter-connectivity (i.e. the expensive GA330's). No other peripherals (like a joypad) can be connected to an GA330.
  • Info on the 'net: Dingoowiki and GBAtemp.
  • No NeoGeo probs. like the Dingoo Tech. A330 and the "HK" Dingoo 320's have.

2. The Dingoo technology A330

  • It looks like a PSP though 90% of its hardware is the same as the old Dingoo A320. Only addition seems to be the wireless receptor for one, and only one, controller and 64 MB of ram instead of 32 MB.
  • A wireless controller can be bought (the F16) that connects to it. No other peripherals connect to it. See Dingoo.hk for the controller. Unfortunately it does not allow you to play 2 person games. It's only meant to pay games via your TV more easily.
  • You used to be able to buy it via Dingoo Dig. USA, but they don't sell it anymore. On the GBAtemp review page there are links at the top right of sellers that still do. I do not know if there trustworthy though...
  • It appears to be backwards compatible w/ the A320's native firmware (be it the "HK" version (??)) according to GBAatemp's review.
  • It can run a 64 MB int. mem. supported version Dingux which, for example, can be downloaded from GBAtemp here. It appears to be fully backwards compatibe w/ all Dingux applications that have been available to us for so long. See reply No. 6 in this here topic.
  • There's a very large review at GBAtemp of it.
  • Suffers from the same garbled sprites NeoGeo issues as the so-called "HK" Dingoo A320's in the native OS.
  • Price: the handheld ~$100 and the wireless controller $21.50-30.

3. The Dingoo Technology A380

  • Looks like the old Dingoo A230 but w/ better build quality. Screen is larger too. It's 400x240 pixels instead of the old 320x240.
  • Can be bought from the trustworthy Dingoo Digital USA. It costs about $100.
  • It is said to run some sort of Linux/Dingux as its firmware (see this topic, replly 5 by Zear). I do not know if its compatible w/ Dingux files and apps (verification needed).
  • Some were sold by Electronix Mart that appeared to be prototypes. Those did not function very well and could be exchanged.
  • There's no review of it at GBAtemp.
  • It too can be connected to the wireless F16 controller. To two of them no less. It allows for 2 player gameplay according to the Dingoo Techsite..
  • A custom version of Dingux runs on it. Dingux applications have to be recompiled to run on this device because it has a different CPU. I do not know if a SDK is released for it. Some developers in the community have discovered that certain elements of the OS and/or software has been copied from the scene without respecting licences. Therefore they are thinking of not supporting the machine. See this Dingoonity topic.
  • Update: 1 October 2011 - Reviewed here: http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2011/10/dingoo-a380-review.html  


All in all the Gemei A330 "light" (w/o wireless) seems like a nice sucessor to the Dingoo, but there's no Linux/Dingux for it. There appears to be a SDK but not many custom applications have appeard as of yet.
The Dingoo Tech. A380 seemed a very promising platform for a while because of its out-of-the-box dingux support. As of yet, imho, that promise has not resulted in a whole lot of ported apps. yet. Correct me if I'm wrong... But the possibility to upgrade it w/ a wireless controller for two player fun is irresistible.  ;)
And what about a 2nd hand PSP now that Sony intrduces its all new and improved PSP-phone thingy? Because, if I'm not mistaken, a lot of the emulators that were ported to the Dingoo/Dingux were developed for the PSP. Not? One might be better of w/ a $100 2nd had PSP(slim) than w/ a $100 Chinese Dingoo like machine...
The really depressing part is that most developers have other priorities now (read: lost interest) than programming for these nice cheap and promising devices. Hence, I'm afraid that we'll have to live with the omission of some of the things that we hoped for in the beginning like MAMEfor the GA330, a real port of Linux/Dingux to one of the devices etc. This also has to do with the absence of proper SDK's.[/list][/list]

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gemei A330 price drop - now $68 delivered from DealExtreme – no wireless multiplayer

Gemei A330 3.0" LCD MP3/MP4 Media Games Player with FM/TV-out/SD - White (4GB)

Main Product Picture - click to enlarge

- Can be used as MP3, MP4 player, voice recorder, mini game player, FM radio, picture viewer, text reader and memory storage
- 3.0" LCD screen display (320 x 240 pixels)
- Supports RM/RMVB/MP4/AVI/MOV/FLV/MKV video formats
- Supports MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/FLAC audio formats
- Picture browsing support JPG/GIF/PNG/BMP format
- Supports FC, SFC, MD, GB, GBC, GBA, NEO, CPS1, CPS2, Simulator
- FM tuner function (88.5~107.5MHz)
- Supports TV-out
- Built-in microphone for voice recording
- Supports E-book: TXT
- Internal memory: 4GB
- Support up to 32 GB Mini SD card (TF card adapter included)

Get one here: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gemei-a330-3-0-lcd-mp3-mp4-media-games-player-with-fm-tv-out-sd-white-4gb-58972

Monday, May 2, 2011

Boulder Dash - SDL for Dingux

Boulder Dash-SDL

Today at 04:15:17 AM by qbertaddict

Boulder dash for Dingux is here!

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Translated from Google
Here is my port of Boulder Dash for Dingux, it is a highly successful clone of the Amstrad version created by Miller.
Buttons
Directions: up / down / left / right
exit: select
B + direction: Core distance
Destruct: start
pass level: L (must not abuse try to finish )

boulder-0.7z
Author/Porter: coccijoe
Download: http://adf.ly/246619/http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NL3M4MF8
Download Source: http://adf.ly/246619/http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I62AIC3M

Vectrex emulator for Dingux

Vecx-Dingux

Today at 03:54:49 AM by qbertaddict

Finally a vectrex emulator for Dingux!

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Translated from Google
Hello, this is my porting vecx Dingux for a Vectrex emulator on linux jhawthorn.
I helped Dingoo-vecx who had been brought on by nzeemin native bone.
the archive contains some Roma and overlay the right size.
When installing the emulator to do use the "file browser" in order to launch your roms.
overlays are in the same folder as the roms must be validated on the 2nd file when you select the Roma run (I do not know if I am very clear on this ...).
Otherwise the basic keys
a / b / x / y "fire"
up / down / left / right
select to leave
the emulator runs at a speed suitable time to launch the game is a bit long, a small overclock does not hurt
I intend to add sound in the second version, but I'm afraid it's too slow emulator to do so ...
I have not tested with all games, please give me some feedback

vecx-dingugux.7z
Author/Porter: coccijoe
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,1,0,0,71,496
Download Source: http://adf.ly/246619/http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CX11SGEX

Sunday, May 1, 2011

ipairs – memory game for Dingux

lPairs

a memory game from lGame
you need virtual mouse to play it
When virtual mouse is activate the game return to menu at first launch

Full English Review:
http://dingoo.forumactif.net/t2405-lpairs-dingux

lpairs.jpg

Operating Systems:
Dingoo Linux

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