Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Yinlips YDPG16 on pre order at www.willgoo.com



For $89.99 UDS … here’s what the blurb says: http://www.willgoo.com/yinlips-ydpg16-android23-retro-handheld-wifi-preorder-p-196.html

Currently, this Yinlips YDPG16 retro handheld accepts Pre-order! As the first round of production, the quantity of this new Android is limited. We will restock this console around 15th, March. We will arrange shipping firstly for those people who pre-order for this console. It is a smaller and less expensive Android console comparing with Yinlips YPDG18.

As Yinlips consistent excellent design style, Yinlips YDPG16 also adapted Ergonomic Design and streamline design with 4.3" touch Screen, it makes the whole game player Compact and Exquisite, bring users new fashionable stream. At the same time, this touch screen adapted two-point touch, it brings users convenient and comfortable operation. With high performance solution Boxchip A10 processor, Max 1.5G main frequency, 512M DDR3 and Android2.3 /4.0(It can upgrade later.) operation system, built-in WIFI Wireless module, all of these high standard corollary solution make it visit web faster,supporting downloading on line, reading,Office software. At the same time, it Supports flash web and game, online video, etc.

With strong game function, it not only supports many games, such as classic Arcade game, Sony, Nintendo,Sega, touch games, also support android wonderful games, such as angry birds, catch fish, etc, in addition, it can play multi-player against network games, bring more entertainment further. In order to bring more comfortable gaming experience ,YDPG16 also equipped with the humanized game classification management, and optimize the simulator.

With HD Video solution, YDP-G16 support to play 2160 HD and 3D Video, 1080P decoding, support many video format, such as RM、RMVB、MKV、MOV、AVI、FLV、3GP、MP4, etc. Meanwhile, it also equipped HDMI HD output function and Dual-Camera at the front and back. Of this device .In addition, it’s said that this camera can support 1080P Video-recording, Video chat by connecting WIFI.

Specification:
  • BOXCHIP A10 1.2G , Android2.3 OS; RAM:512M
  • 4.3" HD TFT double touch screen
  • Support 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 games; Flash11games; Flash online games; support full screen touch games, direction and gravity sensor games, multi-player fight games
  • Dual camera for DC&DV function
  • Support gravity sensor direction
  • Full format audio decoding; multitask play; listen to music while reading e-book and playing games; multi-channel outputs
  • Support 1080P(1920x1080pixel)decoding;support RM/RMVB, PPTV, online TV and online movie
  • Support flash player11 flash online
  • Wi-Fi;quickly open any website, watch news, handle business, read and download online; support website flash display
  • Support E-mail, Office, Word, Excel; support multi-input and handwritten input methods; support QQ chat and video chat
  • Audio and video output (HDMI),HDMI 720P - 1080P HD output
  • E-book: Support TXT, Adobe, i-Reader and PDF
  • Clock, calendar
  • Picture browsing, 3D images switch
  • Directly support date sharing: HD movies in hard-disk, digital camera, mobile phones, Udisk, card reader. OTG function: Can link with printer

DinGear - SMS/GG/SG-1000/Colecovision for native Dingoo OS!

DinGear 2.4

February 27, 2012, 02:22:00 AM by qbertaddict

DinGear has been updated. This is a wonderful SMS/GG/SG-1000/Colecovision Emulator for the native OS

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Per google translation
About (original):
* Dingear is an emulator for Sega Master System / Game Gear/SG-1000 / * based on Colecovision
* In a heavily modified engine smsplus created specifically for the console Dingoo A320 *.
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* Achieves full speed emulation mode and full screen using bilinear filtering *
* The various hardware components and extensions available on hardware * Dingoo
* To the full extent of their capabilities (parallel processing). *
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* It is also the first application to make use of my hack vsync (nicknamed "mode HV"). *
* Allowing animations without the usual screen tearing that have been plaguing *
* Programs in the console so far. *
notes:
- New cflags for optimization.
- Rearrange items on the menu.
- Audio at 32000 MHz (experimental).
- Based on the source of version 2.3.
- Among other minor changes.
includes:
Dingear.sim
For Flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!)

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-general/flpstr-has-released-dingear2-4/msg37461/?topicseen#new
dingear v.2.4.rar
Author/Porter: Flpstr
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,71,570

jlpotocki’s updates yinlips YDPG18 review

jlpotocki from our YDPG18 forum has updated his review of this device to include emulator performance (Great work, jlpotocki - I’ll just repost the whole 1st and second part so it’s all in one place):

Okay I am going to break this review into 3 parts.  Part one is Specs, Battery Life, and what file formats I could use.  Part 2 is Emulation and Android Game performance.  Part 3 How am I getting the most out of it and final conclusions.  I plan to have it all complete by 2-21-12.  Right now I am spending most of my time right now getting ready to buy a car due to some ex-friends wrecking my other one.  My Goal for this year is to buy All the android gaming systems out there then testing them to see which one is the best in overall Value, Performance, and most importantly which one will give you the most bang for your buck.  because spending $100+ on anything you need to know was that money well spent.  At this time there are 3 main systems
Yinlips YDPG18  (two versions right now three in a few months from now.)
Avg. Price $135   (the future upgraded model $160)
JXD S7100       (two versions one with Captive Screen  one with Resistive Screen)
Avg. Price $150 (resistive screen)  $175 (captive screen)
JXD S601         (The cheapest of them all though it Resolution is that of a PSP)
Avg. Price $86
I have heard of some other ones but these stores that carry these "other brands" look sketchy at best So until I see them in more respectable stores I declaring these as the only ones around.
Now at this time I am NOT declaring this as the Upgraded model I am going to refer this model I got as a updated model, and I plan on ordering another one and hopefully it'll be the original model.
First I will go and talk about the specs of this model I got:
Phone Model: Crane_E001 (allwinner)
CPU: Allwinner Sun4i (A9 class*)  
*=now the CPU code name is for there A10, but this is not a A10 tough due to the fact that a A10 use a ARMv8 instruction set and this is using a ARMv7 instruction set.  
RAM: 512 Total System memory 315 MB System RAM and 197 System Storage (for OS files.)  I still can not find out if it's DDR2 or DDR3 without opening up the system.
Internal storage: 3GB (2.7GB actual storage)
GPU Mali-400
Screen: 5" Resistive Screen  800x480
It is a resistive screen that can do 2 point zoom but no true multi touch so it is pointless on games, but helpful on web browsing.
OS Android 2.3.4 (Code name: Gingerbread)
The analog stick and D-Pad on this device do not work independently.  oh well
Battery:  Unknown (at least without opening the system which I will not do until I by another one or if this one goes out.)
Now I need to point out some things about this system:
Market installed without a hitch.  I found out when I tried to run z4root that the system was already rooted.  Now Market has a issue tough.  anytime I go some areas of market (mostly apks that you have to pay for) the market will crash.  to bypass this just buy it from your computer then when you connect the Yinlips to wifi it'll install without a hitch.  Also due to it being listed as Crane_E001 there are a lot of programs that will not install from market due to them saying (unknown compatibility) even though after finding there apk on the internet and manually installing it.  the program worked beautifully or at least had a quirk or two.  oh and the games that I stated in the video as not being on the system were just simply not installed and were in the apk folder of the 4GB Micro SD card that that came with the system plus there were a lot more software available as well.  Now I waited to write this review until after I get a larger SD card so when I got a 16GB San Disk card.
Now the First Test was on battery life:
now in this test WIFI is always with Equalizer running in background on I'll update this review with WIFI always off and no running background program running later
Battery:
10 hours Music playing with 30 minutes of display on to change albums (MP3 OGG and FLAC files were used in testing)
Gaming with brightness at full  5 hours.  (except Plants vs. Zombies, GTA 3, and FPSE there time was 3.5)  now with emulation no matter the system exception the FSPE do not put much of a strain on the battery which is good.  I can even play angry birds for five hours with no problem for that long.  this is the same amount of time compare to my PSP Slim (with Custom Pro B-10 firmware)  So not too shabby I must say.
Video:  
5 hours 320p
4 hours on 480p (DVD quality)
3~3.5 hours HD 720p quality
2.5 hours 1080p
All depends on what codecs the file was encoded in.
In a nutshell these are still good compare to the "Big Game Companies"  and of course you can charge this by USB or Wall Mount.  when I finish the entire review I will add the times with out the wifi or background programs running.
File Playback types allowed:
Music:
APE, FLAC**, MP3, OGG, WAV, MP4, WMA
**= Some FLAC files I had actually caused the system to crash and reset itself.  So if you use FLAC make sure it's dose not have a single bit of corruption. this happened in every single music player apk I installed and even the one that came preinstalled.
Video:  AVI, RM, MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MOV, MKV***
***= MKV will not work with software out of the box.  I could only get it to work with MXplayer through Software decoding only and will not work with HD quality MKVs and even some 480p quality depends on codecs that were used in the file.
One other thing about playing HD files I had Audio Sync trouble when using other Media player except for Meridian or the one that came with the system.  I actually prefer for this system the Meridian due to the fast forward and rewind control of the D-Pad without causing the onscreen menu to come up (that was always so freaking annoying especially cause you have to wait so long to get the blasted menu to go away and the fact that it has a resistive screen  it's really hard to go and skip just 30 sec. without jumping too far or to short.   okay enough ranting back to the review.
FLASH:
SWF through browser or install SWF player.  FLV 240p to 480p through browser up to 1080p through Media Player that is installed  the highest Flash version that I got to work was ver. 10.3 or earlier even though Flash 11 is preinstalled on the system.
Part 2 Emulator performance:
Well one thing I'll note the more programs you have running in the background the more you'll have slowdowns and/or sound glitches.  I also want to thank my friends that provided me with there copies of some emulators due to me focusing on getting things of greater necessitates like a new used car for example.
Now with this updated model I received has updated versions of the emulators that are provided on the original,  but most of them just ended up getting deleted like Gensoid, NESoid, TigerArcade, and SNESoid. (henceforth there not worth reviewing) I will delete GBCoid when I obtain GBC.EMU.  The main reason is it will not save settings nor will not let me change ROM directories this makes starting a game time consuming.  Also EMUs like Gensoid and TigerArcade had way too many graphic glitches.  One in particular TigerArcade would crash or even cause the system to randomly reset the system.  Well with that said this is what I currently am using
*= came preinstalled with system originally
MD.EMU             $3.99
Emulates: Sega Master System (Mark III,)  Game Gear, Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)
PCE.EMU             $3.99
Emulates: PC Engine (Turbo Graphix-16 aka Turbo DUO,)  PC Engine CD-ROM, Super Graphix
NES.EMU             $3.99
Emulates:  Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom,) and Famicom Disk System
Droid2600             $free
Emulates: Atari 2600
MSX.EMU            $3.99
Emulates: MSX (up to turbo R,)  Colecovision
N64roid*  (version 2.6)
Emulates: Nintendo 64
GBAroid*
Emulates: Gameboy Advance
GBCroid*   (I will uninstall this ASAP)
Emulates: Gameboy and Gameboy Color
MAME4ALL         $free
over 2000 arcade machines from late 70's to late 90's
C64roid                  $free
Emulates:  Commodore 64
UAE4Droid            $Free
Emulates:  Commodore Amiga
SNES9X EX            $free
Emulates: SNES (Super Famicom)
FSPE*
Emulates:  Sony PlayStation One
Now the following EMUs work Best with the Analog stick:
Driod2600 (no issues at all)
MAME4ALL (most games will work some though will give you trouble mostly Fighting games)
N64roid  (some minor issues)
FSPE  (some minor issues)
The others work best with D-Pad
EMULATOR REVIEWS   (I'll add more later)
Name: MD.EMU  price $3.99 (U.S.)
File Types: GG, SMS, SMD, BIN  (will not work with GEN, but just change file extension from GEN to SMD and it'll work fine)  
This is the best emu that I could find even though it comes at a price of $3.99, but there are no graphic nor audio glitches so there is not be much to go on it's just simply the best out there.  The only thing that it did not get a 10 out of 10 was the lack of GEN file support so I had to spend a good amount of time changing my file types.  Now I can not wait until there is Sega CD support that'll be freaken sweet.
Speed:                    10 out of 10
Sound:                    10 out of 10
Graphics:                 10 out of 10
File Compatibility:        9 out of 10
Ease of use:             10 out of 10
Overall Rating             9 out of 10
Name:  PCE.EMU  price $3.99 (U.S.)
The only PC Engine (Turbo Graphix 16) available.  It'll also work with SuperGraphix and PCE CD-ROM files as well.  The Speed, Sound, and Graphics quality is flawless.  Now the Down side is the game compatibility issues.  I will play every game as long as you get the proper dump of the ROM.   While most work with the original dump some game require a alternative dump  for those that are not familler with Alt. Dumps I'll give a example who are new at this:
MEGA_GAME.PCE    ------------- Does not work
MEGA_GAME [B0] [!].PCE ----- Freezes at title
MEGA_GAME [A0].PCE ---------Fully Playable
So the original may not work, but one of the Alt Dumped ROMs does so you just keep the one that works and delete the rest.  This is why the rating goes down quite a bit due to time your going to spend finding the correct dump version of your favorite game.  Now once you have it all set up it'll run great.
Speed:                     10 out of 10
Sound:                     10 out of 10
Graphics:                  10 out of 10
File Compatibility:         5 out of 10     (using trial and error to find all the working ROMs was a major hassle.)
Ease of use:                7* out of 10   (*=this is still to getting everything setup once set up it' be 10 of 10)
Overall Rating              6 out of 10
Name: Droid2600   Price  Free
Perfect Atari 2600 emulation, and extreamely easy to use just set up ROM directories and key mapping and your all set. The menu screen is also nice as well.  Oh it's best to use the analog stick to maneuver the D-Pad can be a tad of a hassle for some games.  Oh you will have to google for it do to it not being in market at this time.
Speed:                      10 out of 10
Sound:                     10 out of 10
Graphics:                  10 out of 10
File Compatibility:       10 out of 10
Ease of use:              10 out of 10
Overall Rating            10 out of 10
Name: NES.EMU           Price $3.99
Perfect emulation, and easy to use just set up ROM directories (be sure for Famicom Disk System use that you have the  FDS Bios,) and then set up the key mapping and your all set. I have yet to find any fault at this time.
Speed:                        10 out of 10
Sound:                       10 out of 10
Graphics:                   10 out of 10
File Compatibility:    10 out of 10
Ease of use:               10 out of 10
Overall Rating           10 out of 10
N64roid  ver. 2.6   (preinstalled and never updated)
Okay this is what came with the system.  I tried the others but this one worked the best.  Now it's not perfect, but compared to the others this one has the best speed, sound, compatibility, and have the less graphic glitches (very few so far.)  Now sound quality is good, but does have glitches and slowdowns.  It's still very playable So do not uninstall this one, because it's the best your going to get from a N64 emulator at this time.
Speed:                           8 out of 10
Sound:                          8 out of 10
Graphics:                      9 out of 10
File Compatibility:       8 out of 10
Ease of use:                  8 out of 10
Overall Rating              8 out of 10
SNES9x EX.EMU           Price FREE
Perfect emulation, and easy to use just set up ROM directories , and then set up the key mapping and your all set. I have yet to find any fault at this time.  You will have to go to author's website for this one due to being pulled from market
Speed:                        10 out of 10
Sound:                       10 out of 10
Graphics:                   10 out of 10
File Compatibility:    10 out of 10
Ease of use:               10 out of 10
Overall Rating           10 out of 10
MAME4ALL                Price  FREE
The best of the Android MAMEs that are out there.  Three issues 1. Finding proper ROM sets  (took me some time to find them) 2. they don't make it easy to set up Alt ROM directories. 3.  Sound is glitches from time to time.  best to have it in Mono sound rather than stereo for some games (particularly ones that use samples.)  once you get all set up it'll run fine.
Speed:                     10 out of 10
Sound:                       9 out of 10
Graphics:                  10 out of 10
File Compatibility:       10 out of 10
Ease of use:               7 out of 10  (the setup is the reason for the lowered score)
Overall Rating             8 out of 10
I actually had more reviews of other emulators, but due to a virus attack I lost all but this part.  So I will continue to work on the rest I'll post some that were supposed to have been good but really sucked.  Since I got a good mini HDMI cable I will make a Video showing all the emulators I am using and some of the others that did not work well (if I did not delete them from my system) off of my 42" TV .
That is all of part one and two......   my final update will be on 2-24-12 (I am still sick... turns out it's the flu, and not allergies)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

OpenTitus for Dingux

OpenTitus

February 25, 2012, 11:55:16 AM by jagotu

Titus the Fox - a side-scrolling platform game originally for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and DOS - got an opensourced remake!

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OpenTitus - an open source remake of Titus the Fox (and Moktar) in C/SDL.
Compatible with Windows, Linux and Dingux!
You need to provide original game files to make it work.
Enjoy!  :)

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-games-and-homebrew/opentitus
OpenTitus_0.8.0_dingux.zip
Author/Porter: Eirik Stople
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/opentitus/files/opentitus/0.8.0/OpenTitus_0.8.0_dingux.zip/download
Download Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/opentitus/files/opentitus/0.8.0/OpenTitus_0.8.0_src.zip/download

New Ohboy version (20120224)

New Ohboy version (20120224)

February 24, 2012, 09:56:46 PM by jagotu

OhBoy - one of the best GB/GBC emulators for native - gets another update!

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Changes:
-Made it optional to load SRAM data when loading a savestate.
-Now there is a new option in the options menu. "State SRAM"
-It is ON by default, so loading a savestate rewrites the SRAM data (which is the usual behaviour)
Turn it OFF if you don't want savestates to interfere with your normal saves. You will see a "SRAM Off" text in the "Load State" menu as a reminder.
Included are SIM and APP versions.

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/new-ohboy-release-for-native/msg37387/#msg37387
Ohboy_Dingoo_Native_20120224_Unofficial.zip
Author/Porter: hi-ban
Download: http://www.box.com/s/353cdfzj6z111hg0305a
Download Source: http://www.box.com/s/f4abbq6zn5bu3b95nqv1

Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome to the iGame … YDPG18 Cloned!

Thanks to Dr Altaica for the news! Only $116.10 smackeroos: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/v10-android-2-3-5-0-lcd-resistance-media-player-game-console-w-dual-camera-tv-out-black-4gb-118035

 

igame

Specs:

Color:
Black

CPU processor:
ARM-CONTEX A10(1.2GHZ)

3D GPU:
MALI400

Memory Type:
512M DDR3

Memory Capacity:
4GB

Expansion Slot:
TF(32GB Max)

Display Size:
5.0"

Display Type:
24bit true color, Resistive

Screen Resolution:
800 x 480

Touch Screen:
Yes

Digital Camera:
300K Pixels front plus 1.3M Pixels back camera

TV-out:
PAL/NTSC (HDMI 1080P 1920 x 1080)

Other functions:
Support Office software, E-mail, Word, excel, etc. Support video chat, USB-OTG, USB mouse / keyboard, screen calibration, clock, calendar etc.

Video Formats:
RM/RMVB/DV, support flash player 10.X on line

Audio Formats:
MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG

Images Formats:
JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF

E-book Formats:
TXT/LRC/PDF/HTML/HTM/EPUB

Game Formats:
Supports 8-256 bit simulation game (Nintendo/Sega/Sony), android 3D games, network multi-player against games, PC grade HD 3D network games

Control Type:
Button / Touch Sensor

Data Transfer:
USB

Operating System:
Android 2.3

Headphones Jack:
3.5mm

Battery Type:
3.7V / 3000mA Rechargeable lithium battery

Speaker:
Built-in

Microphone:
Built-in

Wi-Fi:
802.11b/g

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

jlpotocki shows the updated YDPG18 camera in action

SanmoriaP’s YDPG18 Android 2.3 Review

PocketSnes v.2.3.1

PocketSnes v.2.3.1

February 19, 2012, 10:49:18 AM by jagotu

flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!! took another emulator and improved it! Though, it's starting to be a little messy with the snes emulators and their respective file formats... Anybody to do a nice little table? ;)

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PocketSnes v.2.3.1
notes:
Based on the source of GottaX v.2.2.1.
Created a new format called. PKS.
PocketSnes.sim only open files .Pks, not to subscribe to .Sfc (DingooSnes) and .Smc.
Added support for .Pks in Pocketsnes.app.
New cflags for optimization.
Clock is initially configured to 400mhz.
Tests on pocketsnes v.2.3.1 vs DingooSnes 1:39 in Final Fantasy V brought up to 5 fps more than DingooSnes in hardware mode.
Included:
Comes with pocketsnes.sim to .Pks.
Comes with pocketsnes.app supporting .Zip, .Sfc, .Smc, .Pks.
Included New Dingoo Converter v.3.0 for conversion .smc and .sfc to .pks
By Flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!).
Sorry my english.

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NOTICE:You have to put the title and header files to \game\3d\pocketsnes in order to show background.
Files to move to game\3d\pocketsnes:
pocketsnes_bar
pocketsnes_header
pocketsnes_tile

You can download these files here: http://www.4shared.com/rar/wd4hh29q/png_pocketsnes.html

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/pocketsnes-v-2-3-1
Pocketsnes_v.2.3.1.rar
Author/Porter: Flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!)
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,1,0,0,71,568

Shadowfire’s JXD S601 Review

Shadowfire shares his frank views on the JXD s601:

I've received the S601 and here are my impressions.
This is in the perspective of a retro game player.
1. The DPAD, is, unfortunately, the weakest link in this package.  It is actually 2 pieces (UP/LEFT, DOWN/RIGHT), and allows you to simultaneously press DOWN and UP (and LEFT and RIGHT).  Also, the buttons are spaced further apart than in the JXD5000 - which is pretty bad for a dpad which isn't a single piece.  I'm giving the D-pad a 4/10 here.  The shoulder buttons are loud but provide excellend tactile feedback, and seem to be microswitches, as are the four option buttons.  The d-pad and 4 primary buttons are the rubber-dome type.  Of the 3 units I own, the Dingoo A380 has the best dpad.
2. Based on the photograph posted here earlier, the nub hardware really is 100% analog.  That picture shows a resistive track layout, with a voltage sensing line. It almost certainly gets fed into an ADC on the board.  How the driver exposes it to the OS may be another issue entirely, though.
3. USB, video, and headphone connectors come out on the top of the unit instead of the bottom.  This is a +1 for intelligent layout.
4. Like the JXD5000, only 1 speaker.  Like the JXD5000, loud enough for most purposes.  I have an A380 and stereo output doesn't mean a whole lot without headphones on a portable like this.  No points docked, but no points added.
5. The touchscreen is resistive.  There is no stylus included with the unit.  It's good for a resistive touch screen.  I didn't buy this to play Android games on anyways, and it functions acceptably for launching and utilizing the emulators.  If you really want to play touchscreen games, this is NOT the unit for you, look for a capacitive unit.
6. The screen resolution is odd, but ideal for running emulators of older systems.  Screen brightness shifts on vertical rotation.  Looking straight down at the unit produces an acceptable display.  Even holding this unit vertically, the display is tons better than the Dingoo A380, although not as nice as the JXD5000.  The screen is recessed, which will help prevent scratching.
7. The stock emulators work very well with the games that are included.  Which are (as usual) almost all chinese.  Frameskipping and limiting seems to be working fine.  It includes a disc which I assume is a DVD with more chinese games on it.  I tossed the DVD out, rooted the unit, and installed the Android Marketplace.  You can surely use the stock UI (the included menu program will automatically take snapshots of the screen when you exit the emulator if no screenshots exist) if you just want to use the included emulators.  It comes stock with NES, GENESIS, N64, FBA, and some android games.  TigerMAME (which seems to be a port of FBA) works 100x better than MAME4ALL on the Dingoo A380, and works better than FBA on the DA380.
8. QC seems a little lax, the power LED on my unit doesn't light up.  The right shoulder button needed to be worn in before reliably registering (and I fear for its longevity because of this).
The JXD S601 gets an 8 out of 10 overall for retrogaming.
The software and underlying hardware are finally up to the task of emulating the older consoles.
The screen quality is very good for displaying those old games.
The unit size is a compromise between the DA380 (which is really portable) and the JXD5000 (which with a 5" screen you need a rather large pocket to tote it around).  The JXD5000 is hands-down a better portable movie player due to screen size, resolution, and display quality.
Rooting the unit, and enabling wifi allows you to use and SMD client to download ROM images directly from a network share.  The speed wasn't outstanding (pulling around 750K/s when using AndSMB to download stuff), but it was convenient.  The USB -> SD card implementation is finicky (seems to take half a minute or more for the drives to mount), so I recommend using an SD reader on your PC to put images on your card if you have to transfer a lot of files.
It would be a 10/10 retrogaming unit if they would put a good DPAD on it instead of what we have here.  Even the JXD5000 had a 1-piece DPAD which although not the best, was certainly acceptable (and would have brought this unti up to a 9/10).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dingoo Rom Converter

Dingoo Converter!

February 18, 2012, 10:30:55 AM by jagotu

Update 18-2-2012

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Hi,
I upgraded to version 2.0, which has the option to convert roms .Bin to. o2 and, and change the look slightly.

This utility does all the conversions you could ever need when putting ROMS to your dingoo.

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Dingoo Converter V.1.0
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instructions:
Put the files to be converted in the program directory.
Click Convert (and the option you want).
If all went well received Success!
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about:
Dingoo Converter is specially designed to convert all at once the
archives. SMC to the new format supported DingooSnes, but also with a bonus
converts other formats!
Dingoo Converter is a conversion (renaming) files. SMC. CFS and
vice versa, and convert. RAR for. ZIP and vice versa. BIN to. MDS and
vice versa, and Gc for GBC and vice versa.
By Flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!)

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-general/dingoo-converter!
Dingoo Converter v.2.0.rar
Author/Porter: Flpstr (flpstrquerendoumdingoo!!!)
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,1,0,0,15,567

Monday, February 13, 2012

Beatle’s N64Oid v2.6.2 in action on JXD 7100

jlpotocki’s Upgraded Yinlips YDPG-18 (A10 Chip) Review

jlpotocki has written Part 1 of his upgraded YDPG18 review (with more to come in the days to come!):

Okay I am going to break this review into 3 parts.  Part one is Specs, Battery Life, and what file formats I could use.  Part 2 is Emulation and Android Game performance.  Part 3 How am I getting the most out of it and final conclusions.  I plan to have it all complete by 2-21-12.  Right now I am spending most of my time right now getting ready to buy a car due to some ex-friends wrecking my other one.  My Goal for this year is to buy All the android gaming systems out there then testing them to see which one is the best in overall Value, Performance, and most importantly which one will give you the most bang for your buck.  because spending $100+ on anything you need to know was that money well spent.  At this time there are 3 main systems
Yinlips YDPG18  (two versions right now three in a few months from now.)
Avg. Price $135   (the future upgraded model $160)
JXD S7100       (two versions one with Captive Screen  one with Resistive Screen)
Avg. Price $150 (resistive screen)  $175 (captive screen)
JXD S601         (The cheapest of them all though it Resolution is that of a PSP)
Avg. Price $86
I have heard of some other ones but these stores that carry these "other brands" look sketchy at best So until I see them in more respectable stores I declaring these as the only ones around.
Now at this time I am NOT declaring this as the Upgraded model I am going to refer this model I got as a updated model, and I plan on ordering another one and hopefully it'll be the original model.
First I will go and talk about the specs of this model I got:
Phone Model: Crane_E001 (allwinner)
CPU: Allwinner Sun4i (A9 class*)  
*=now the CPU code name is for there A10, but this is not a A10 tough due to the fact that a A10 use a ARMv8 instruction set and this is using a ARMv7 instruction set.  
RAM: 512 Total System memory 315 MB System RAM and 197 System Storage (for OS files.)  I still can not find out if it's DDR2 or DDR3 without opening up the system.
Internal storage: 3GB (2.7GB actual storage)
GPU Mali-400
Screen: 5" Resistive Screen  800x480
It is a resistive screen that can do 2 point zoom but no true multi touch so it is pointless on games, but helpful on web browsing.
OS Android 2.3.4 (Code name: Gingerbread)
The analog stick and D-Pad on this device do not work independently.  oh well
Battery:  Unknown (at least without opening the system which I will not do until I by another one or if this one goes out.)
Now I need to point out some things about this system:
Market installed without a hitch.  I found out when I tried to run z4root that the system was already rooted.  Now Market has a issue tough.  anytime I go some areas of market (mostly apks that you have to pay for) the market will crash.  to bypass this just buy it from your computer then when you connect the Yinlips to wifi it'll install without a hitch.  Also due to it being listed as Crane_E001 there are a lot of programs that will not install from market due to them saying (unknown compatibility) even though after finding there apk on the internet and manually installing it.  the program worked beautifully or at least had a quirk or two.  oh and the games that I stated in the video as not being on the system were just simply not installed and were in the apk folder of the 4GB Micro SD card that that came with the system plus there were a lot more software available as well.  Now I waited to write this review until after I get a larger SD card so when I got a 16GB San Disk card.
Now the First Test was on battery life:
now in this test WIFI is always with Equalizer running in background on I'll update this review with WIFI always off and no running background program running later
Battery:
10 hours Music playing with 30 minutes of display on to change albums (MP3 OGG and FLAC files were used in testing)
Gaming with brightness at full  5 hours.  (except Plants vs. Zombies, GTA 3, and FPSE there time was 3.5)  now with emulation no matter the system exception the FSPE do not put much of a strain on the battery which is good.  I can even play angry birds for five hours with no problem for that long.  this is the same amount of time compare to my PSP Slim (with Custom Pro B-10 firmware)  So not too shabby I must say.
Video:  
5 hours 320p
4 hours on 480p (DVD quality)
3~3.5 hours HD 720p quality
2.5 hours 1080p
All depends on what codecs the file was encoded in.
In a nutshell these are still good compare to the "Big Game Companies"  and of course you can charge this by USB or Wall Mount.  when I finish the entire review I will add the times with out the wifi or background programs running.
File Playback types allowed:
Music:
APE, FLAC**, MP3, OGG, WAV, MP4, WMA
**= Some FLAC files I had actually caused the system to crash and reset itself.  So if you use FLAC make sure it's dose not have a single bit of corruption. this happened in every single music player apk I installed and even the one that came preinstalled.
Video:  AVI, RM, MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MOV, MKV***
***= MKV will not work with software out of the box.  I could only get it to work with MXplayer through Software decoding only and will not work with HD quality MKVs and even some 480p quality depends on codecs that were used in the file.
One other thing about playing HD files I had Audio Sync trouble when using other Media player except for Meridian or the one that came with the system.  I actually prefer for this system the Meridian due to the fast forward and rewind control of the D-Pad without causing the onscreen menu to come up (that was always so freaking annoying especially cause you have to wait so long to get the blasted menu to go away and the fact that it has a resistive screen  it's really hard to go and skip just 30 sec. without jumping too far or to short.   okay enough ranting back to the review.
FLASH:
SWF through browser or install SWF player.  FLV 240p to 480p through browser up to 1080p through Media Player that is installed  the highest Flash version that I got to work was ver. 10.3 or earlier even though Flash 11 is preinstalled on the system.
That is all of part one......   my next update will be on 2-19-12 then the final on 2-21-12 (due to me going on vacation that week)

Gambatte For OpenDingux!

Gambatte For OpenDingux!

February 12, 2012, 02:22:45 AM by qbertaddict

Updated 12-2-2012

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This binary includes Ayla's 1.5x scaler as hi-ban suggested :D

abhoriel has ported Gambette to OpenDingux!

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This is a port of Gambatte to Opendingux. It's an accuracy-focused gameboy/gameboy color emulator, and is much more accurate than gnuboy. In spite of this, it seems to run all the gameboy games I've tried at full speed 60fps on the dingoo without overclocking.
This port has a simple menu, supports save/load/select state, and it uses Ayla's fullscreen scaler (as in his port of gnuboy).
Let me know if you have any problems or feature requests.
It should work on legacy too, but I haven't tested it.

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/gambatte-for-opendingux-(accurate-gameboy-emulator)/msg36979/?topicseen#new
gambatte_opendingux.zip
Author/Porter: abhoriel
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?vstgnqxafp9bf0b

DingooSNES v1.0

DingooSNES v1.0

February 11, 2012, 02:18:55 PM by jagotu

lion_rsm has released this SNES emulator for dingoo native. It's based on snes9x, so expect similar compatibility.
Warning: Google Translation ahead!

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Our compatriot lion_rsm released an excellent emulator console Super Nintendo.
Why is this better than analog emulator?
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Currently under the Dingoo Native OS, there are two alternate emulator SNES: a standard SFC and very advanced PocketSNES. DingooSNES emulator has several advantages over similar products:
- A unified user interface (future emulators of other systems will have the same interface) with user-friendly and intuitive operation;
- High speed emulation, not yielding counterparts, and in some cases superior to them;
- Better compatibility with games through the use of nuclear emulation Snes9X v1.43;
- Support for hardware bilinear scaling using the IPU;
- Support for Games TV standards NTSC and PAL;
- Support for compressed files, ROM games;
- Support for the SNES standard sampling frequency 32 kHz audio;
- Possibility of redefining control keys;
- Safe working emulator for Dingoo, connected to the TV;
- Special startup mode emulator.
Description, installation instructions and other details can be found in the README.

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-releases/dingoosnes-v1-0/ or http://a320.freeforums.org/dingoosnes-v1-0-dingoo-a320-native-os-t80.html (Russian)
DingooSNES.zip
Author/Porter:  lion_rsm
Download: http://rsm-files.narod.ru/dep/DingooSNES.zip

Sunday, February 12, 2012

And now, the Yinlips YDPG16!

Deen0X brings us news of yet another Android handheld – the Yinlips YDPG16:

Screen 4.3 "(Resistive colon)

512MB DDR3

BOXCHIP A10 1.5G (GPU Mali-400)

HDMI output, supporting up 2160p decoding and support for 3D (??!!!! understand that you can play / decode 3D ​​content, and is played on a screen connected by HDMI) Android 2.3 Optimization for emulation.

(All these I have translated as best I could from Yinlips page from the promotional image) Any info?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Updated bitrider YDPG18 Custom Rom (v1.2) (and new links for the old versions)

Bitrider updated his YDPG18 Rom! (This is not new new, but the 1075 Rom now allows the connection of USB keyboards and mice – it’s well worth getting.  Also, since megauplo0ad is no longer with us, the megaupload links from the previous post have all been updated below!

v1.2 Features:
- Based on 1075 firm (add USB On The Go) - Emus removed (including apks, libraries and data)
- Games removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Aplis chinacas eliminated (including apks, libraries and data) - Kernel at 850MHz - Flash 11
- Default Language: Spanish - Market installed and the patch to impersonate mobile device (which was published in this forum I do not know where exactly XD).
- Serial Rooteada - the effect Timezone: Europe / Madrid - build.prop small modifications to get some more speed in emus (ro.kernel.android.checkjni = 0 and debug.sf. hw = 1) Thanks to tilipe files needed by the firm 1075 (new console only comes in). Download: http://www.fileserve.com/file/Uz6gfGe/update.zip

v1.1 Features:
- Based on firm 1073
- Emus removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Games removed (including apks, libraries and data)
- Aplis chinacas eliminated (including apks, libraries and data) - Kernel at 850MHz - Flash 11 - Default Language: Spanish
- Market installed and the patch to impersonate mobile device (which was published in this forum, I do not know where exactly XD).
- Serial Rooteada - the effect Timezone: Europe / Madrid - small modifications to get build.prop some more speed in emus (debug.sf.hw ro.kernel.android.checkjni = 0 and = 1) Thanks to fredrerico files needed by the firm 1073 (new console only comes in). Note: to be based on 1073 kernel eliminates some problems with the buttons (eg that after a while you have left is pressed right down automatically). Download: http://www.multiupload.com/FBW5QO59P0

v1.0 Features: - Based firm in 1063 - Emus removed (including apks, libraries and data)
- Games removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Aplis chinacas eliminated (including apks, libraries and data)
- Kernel at 850MHz - Flash 11 - Default Language: Spanish - Market and installed the patch to impersonate mobile device (which was published in this forum, I do not know where exactly XD).
- some other things I have forgotten.
Download: http://uploading.com/ files/8d2m4f93/update.zip / I

Also: below is an application to dump the system for those who get the console with a firmware version greater than 1075 that available and willing to help:
Instructions:
- Rootea console
- Install the attached application - Run the application and expects to finish, may take a few minutes.
- If all went well end up with a message: "Success!" and files in the folder will FirmwareDump of the micro-SD.
- Copy the folder FirmwareDump micro-SD to PC, compress it and send it to bitrider at this forum!
The folder contains two files "boot.img" (the kernel) and "system. tar "(the rest of the OS). The application is fairly simple and not very polished in terms of what a user interface is concerned. Download: http://www.gp32spain.com/foros/attac...7&d = 1327606498 Note: these files are published without any warranty.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

OD1X-Rebirth: Descent I for OpenDingux

OD1X-Rebirth: Descent I for OpenDingux

February 03, 2012, 06:48:19 PM by qbertaddict

D1X-Rebirth has been ported to OpenDingux!

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This is a port of the Descent game for the Dingux, Based on the v0.57 release of the source port project "D1X-Rebirth".
->Steps to install:
Extract all these files in a folder inside the memory card. (I recommend creating a folder in /local/bin named d1x-rebirth, and then copy all the files into /local/bin/d1x-rebirth/s)
Add the .HOG and .PIG file from the original game into the Data folder.
Add a Link into your G2X Menu pointing to d1x-launcher.dge
Create your Pilot and configure the controllers. (I recommend the scheme seen in 'screenshot000.png', but you might use your own)
Play it until you get finger blisters.
->Whats changed from the original?
Menus optimized to use the Dingoo's controllers.
Added keycombos to allow for better controller usage.
Changed key names.
Improved "pause menu" in-game. (transformed the old "QUIT GAME" to a full-fledged, useful menu, access it by hitting SELECT+START)
Added Screen Scaling.
Added Save Autonaming.
Added 320x240/320x200 modes.
->Whats NOT present?
No in-game Music.
->Known Issues.
Small FPS drops inside the "energy tunnels" due to lots of sprites.
::TODO::
Play A LOT of Descent!
A big thanks to Zear for some bits of Code and other bits of Wisdom!

Discuss it here: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/od1x-rebirth-descent-i-for-opendingux/msg36669/?topicseen#new
OD1X-Rebirth_r1.tar.gz
Author/Porter: johnnyonflame
Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,30,564

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Need a JXD S7100 case?

www.isharegifts,com have ‘em for $8.99, including postage:

Pouch Bag Protective Case for JXD S7100

http://www.isharegifts.com/pouch-bag-protective-case-for-jxd-s7100-p-1617.html

Black and White JXD S601s back in stock at isharegifts

Our very generous friends at www.isharegifts.com tell me they have now restocked JXD601 Android Players ready for shipping:

http://www.isharegifts.com/jxd-s601-android-game-retro-handheld-wifi-tablet-p-1615.html

The JXD601 runs Android 2.3 out of the box, and has what many consider is a better form factor (as it is slightly smaller), though it has a lower resolution screen, than the Yinlips YDPG18.  Black ones are a little harder to find, so make sure you stress you want black if you order from the above link.