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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Goomba » Mon May 14, 2012 6:39 pm

true it's like the lowest price i found and i know how to use it :D hence why this topic exists 8) EDIT just looked up the mini itx motherboards i found one on Amazon for $38.99!!!! Talk about savings :D :D lookie here: http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-GeForce-6100-Motherboard-GF6100-E-E/dp/B003FSTAVO/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337032247&sr=1-2the link should go to Amazon.com at the itx motherboard :D
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Hblade » Tue May 15, 2012 3:22 am

Thats a fantastic mini motherboard.
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Goomba » Tue May 15, 2012 4:57 pm

i cant tell in picture but does it come with built in video card and sound card? :D
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby SuperSonic » Tue May 15, 2012 7:08 pm

I think it has a video card. I'm not sure about sound though :)
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Goomba » Tue May 15, 2012 7:44 pm

hmmm... must look up :) EDIT going off topic just for a second... Who gave me the point? (back on topic) I just got a soldering iron yesterday and rosin core :mrgreen: (these are used for making connections in electronics) i will need to buy a few more tools before i can start the building process of the handheld :D ANOTHER EDIT i read a couple of reviews and from what i read i think there is both a soundcard AND videocard :D
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Bee-Ant » Fri May 18, 2012 5:15 pm

May I join?
I really like the idea since I love handheld game so much.
But I have some questions here:
1. Why do you use disc?I think SD card is way better... since it needs less battery consumption. It's handheld, battery life is the most precious one.
2. Is this going to be like making GP2X cheap version?
3. Which export version you plan to run? windows exe or linux exe?
4. Concerning Winter Blast Remax, I don't think it will run smoothly on single core 200 MHz and 64 MB of RAM. I ran it on dual core 1.8GHz processor it filled the CPU for 50%-70%, and ate 36 MB of RAM in the first run. But the more you play it the more it grow. And eventually pass 64 MB.
I guess the safest spec is about 512 MHz processor and 128 MB RAM. Considering how hardcore nowadays games are... :)
5. What's the screen resolution of the device?
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Goomba » Fri May 18, 2012 7:41 pm

yeah you can join :D ok now to answer your questions
1. we could use a sd card but i think i wasnt clear on what i meant i meant a game without save but since a lot of games have a save feature we could use sd card :D

2. yeah somewhat like a gp2x

3. well since the os is a linux type thing we should use the linux.exe but if a problem we could use WINE with the windows.exe :)

4. Well... i didn't mean that game specifically i was using it in example

5. i don't know i still need to do a lot of reasearch and i still need a desoldering bulb and alligator clips i might have to start in the summer... :( but i am still determined :D
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby SuperSonic » Fri May 18, 2012 11:08 pm

I was also thinking sd card :P
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Goomba » Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 pm

ok we can use sd card for games with a save feature :D gotta go!!!
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby SuperSonic » Sat May 19, 2012 1:01 am

And for game files, why don't we just use the .ged? I think that would be the best method :P
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Bee-Ant » Sat May 19, 2012 2:19 am

Goomba wrote:4. Well... i didn't mean that game specifically i was using it in example

I also just took it as example, concerning how hardcore 2D games nowadays are it would be better to up the specification.

But wait, if you use mini itx motherboard and PSOne LCD they cost about $80. Add the battery, case, wires, and any other stuff...I presume it would be around $110.
GP2X Caanoo is sold for $119 now...
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby SuperSonic » Sat May 19, 2012 2:27 pm

Why use a ps1 screen? Wouldn't a more modern one be smaller and better quality? (Well, then again, the ps1 screen would be cheaper) :P
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Setokyo » Sun May 20, 2012 10:50 pm

Well
That is a great Idea i like it
but a few things
it is best to add a OS to it even if it is to load GE to ram it is better this way
and make it do more things other than play games
like Listen to Songs and play Movies
let the things on this system to be endless make it a Open System where more than one things can be done on it
Use SD cards cuz CDs are not to be made for mobile things
make it so that it can be more that one system can be able to play the same thing
am thinking a small Pan network or a simple IR network to allow Multiplayer
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby SuperSonic » Mon May 21, 2012 3:49 am

Setokyo wrote:and make it do more things other than play games
like Listen to Songs and play Movies
let the things on this system to be endless make it a Open System where more than one things can be done on it
I must object to that. First of all, I don't know if there's any way to fit a movie on an SD card. But, more importantly, isn't this supposed to be a system that draws forth that good ol' retro feel without adding in all that modern cr*p? Plus, adding that functionality would take much more programming :)

Setokyo wrote:Use SD cards cuz CDs are not to be made for mobile things
Agreed :P

Setokyo wrote:make it so that it can be more that one system can be able to play the same thing
am thinking a small Pan network or a simple IR network to allow Multiplayer
As far as I know, Ge is not capable of networking unless that could be built into the system :)
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Re: GE Handheld?

Postby Setokyo » Mon May 21, 2012 3:53 am

Well it is how you look at it
and yes a SD card can hold anything
even movies
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