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GP2x

bsg75bsg75 Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
Ayone got one? It looks cool. I could be able to play all my old favorite games'listen to music and watch games. It also runs on AA wich is good and bad the goodn is if your on the road you can just switch on the fly this thing has beast specs

Specifications

* Chipset: MagicEyes MMSP2 MP2520F System-on-a-Chip
* CPU: 200MHz ARM920T host, 200MHz ARM940T
* NAND Flash ROM: 64 MB
* RAM: SDRAM 64 MB
* Operating System: Linux-based OS
* Storage: SD Card
* Connection to PC: USB 2.0 High Speed
* USB Host: USB 1.1
* Power: 2 × AA battery or via AC adapter
* Display: 320×240 3.5 inch, 260,000 colors TFT LCD
* TV output
* Physical size: 143.6 mm wide, 82.9 mm high, 27 mm (excl. joystick approx.) / 34 mm deep
* Weight: 161 g (without battery)

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and also it predasaor the GP32

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    how cool

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Okay, you're new here.

    I am not flaming you; this is informational.

    This right here is not how you start a new thread. Go back and edit your first post and put in a couple of paragraphs of discussion on the GP2X (I know what it is, but many here might not), as well as a pic or two for bonus points.

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    BbajBbaj Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I like threads with a little meat on their bones.

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    rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I want one but I was told it was a waste of money.

    I still say they're awesome. Who wouldn't want to play Commander Keen on the go?

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    SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Must resist impulse buy.... must resist...

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    rayofash wrote: »
    I want one but I was told it was a waste of money.

    I still say they're awesome. Who wouldn't want to play Commander Keen on the go?

    Whoever told you that was a fool. A FOOOOOL!

    Get one. They're awesome. Perhaps even a form of sauce made from awesome. AwesomeSAUCE, if you will.

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    rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    rayofash wrote: »
    I want one but I was told it was a waste of money.

    I still say they're awesome. Who wouldn't want to play Commander Keen on the go?

    Whoever told you that was a fool. A FOOOOOL!

    Get one. They're awesome. Perhaps even a form of sauce made from awesome. AwesomeSAUCE, if you will.

    I figured he was a fool. I'm totally going to get one.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I really would like one, but I can't justify the cost for the really meager game library, so I think I'm going to get a bunch of homebrew equipment for my DS instead, even though it's a good deal less powerful, specs-wise.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Does this thing do homebrew? I'm guessing that it can run just about any linux program you want?

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    rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    august wrote: »
    Does this thing do homebrew? I'm guessing that it can run just about any linux program you want?

    It has a Linux OS and it's made for homebrew.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Hmm. Interesting.

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    Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The GP32 whitens your teeth while you sleep, reduces the chance of your toast landing butter side down to 50%, and gives you the power of invisibility when no one is looking. The GP2x is better. 'nuff said.

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    SolSol Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    So how much does one of these puppies set you back?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Sol wrote: »
    So how much does one of these puppies set you back?

    Play-Asia has the value pack for $189.

    It includes:

    * GP2X Game System
    * USB Cable
    * CD-Rom
    * Headphones
    * Rechargable Battries (4pcs, AA size)
    * 5 Games Included (1 Demo, 4 Full Games)
    * Hand Strap
    * Protection Pouch

    And the games are:
    * 5 games in system memory (see screenshots)
    o Payback (action, demo)
    o Noiz (shooting, full version)
    o Flobopuyo (puzzle, full version)
    o Supertux (platform, full version)
    o Vektar (shooting, full version)

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    rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Sol wrote: »
    So how much does one of these puppies set you back?

    $200

    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-d1-49-en-15-GP2X-70-1rsb.html

    That is some beautifull packaging.

    Edit: Dagnabit

    Also:

    PA.82667.008.jpg

    This thing is hot.

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    why do you guys always make me want expensive things?!?! WHY!

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    why do you guys always make me want expensive things?!?! WHY!

    Because you don't buy enough of them!

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I don't see the point of this thing. What's it for? Just homebrew?

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Htown wrote: »
    I don't see the point of this thing. What's it for? Just homebrew?

    Pretty much. There is a HUGE supply of the E-word available, and a much more mature community than, say, the PSP's. It's a great little handheld, but if you're into commercial titles, it's not as good.

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Guess it's not for me, then.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Htown wrote: »
    Guess it's not for me, then.

    Nothing wrong with that. It's a niche console. I like it, but I make use of many of its features and really like the tinkerer aspect of the homebrew community it has. If you don't, you won't be a fan of the console, because it has only 2 or 3 actual commercial titles.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    My parents want a standing arcade machine for our party room. They are willing to spend a few grand on one of those cabinets that has a few hundred games on it. But I've heard that if you buy a GP2x you can buy an arcade board that you plug it into and you can just load homebrew on it and a cheep cabinet and bada-bing bada-boom you're done. Is it really that easy?

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    Before this thread heads that way, don't forget that ROM and Emulator discussion is against the rules of the forum. There's plenty of other cool shit that the GP2x can do, so talk about all of that.

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    so like... where do I get one? Let's spruce this thread up with some info, and if they are PA friendly, some links.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Variable wrote: »
    so like... where do I get one? Let's spruce this thread up with some info, and if they are PA friendly, some links.

    Play-asia.

    The_Spaniard, it's not perfect, but you can sorta work out something like that, but it's not perfect, since a program needs to support USB joysticks. And it's called the developer's board. You can also build one yourself.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    so like... where do I get one? Let's spruce this thread up with some info, and if they are PA friendly, some links.

    Play-asia.

    The_Spaniard, it's not perfect, but you can sorta work out something like that, but it's not perfect, since a program needs to support USB joysticks. And it's called the developer's board. You can also build one yourself.
    Well what I mean is that I can get a cheep cabinet, the developer board, and a USB dual arcade stick setup. I've heard it can be done, is it true? How would it be done?

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    so like... where do I get one? Let's spruce this thread up with some info, and if they are PA friendly, some links.

    Play-asia.

    The_Spaniard, it's not perfect, but you can sorta work out something like that, but it's not perfect, since a program needs to support USB joysticks. And it's called the developer's board. You can also build one yourself.
    Well what I mean is that I can get a cheep cabinet, the developer board, and a USB dual arcade stick setup. I've heard it can be done, is it true? How would it be done?

    You either swap out the arcade monitor for a TV or otherwise rig up a method to plug in an s-video connection, plug the developer's board for the tv-out, plug in the USB arcade sticks. If they work without crazy drivers on a Windows machine, they'll work just fine on the GP2X. You can also plug in keyboards and mice via this method.

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    LukinLukin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Is there a point to this console other than e********? Not every older game worth playing is going to be ported to the GBA, which makes this tempting. Tempting and delightfully sinful.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Lukin wrote: »
    Is there a point to this console other than e********? Not every older game worth playing is going to be ported to the GBA, which makes this tempting. Tempting and delightfully sinful.

    Homebrew games and applications, and maybe the video player.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You could probably play old DOS games with this, right? I'm guessing there's a DOS emulator for Linux. That could be pretty sweet.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I know a couple people here have one, but I'd like to hear more from someone who owns one.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I know a couple people here have one, but I'd like to hear more from someone who owns one.

    I own one.

    And august, it doesn't run any old DOS program. They need to be designed for/ported to it.

    And there are several DOS games that have had interpreters made, as well as a version of DOSbox, though I hear it's rather limited.

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