Author Topic: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.09 "RetroDD"  (Read 161062 times)

piercaz

Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.10.27 "Santo"
« Reply #630 on: December 30, 2013, 10:52:52 pm »
Thanks Alien Grey,
The original firmware of the a380e is not even able to save progression of a nes game.
This is very disappointing.
Do you know if I can install Dingux on the a380e? it seems that it is also not possible!

Alien Grey (OP)

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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.10.27 "Santo"
« Reply #631 on: December 30, 2013, 11:13:15 pm »
I don't know if it's possible or not.

I can imagine that you're not happy with it and so am I. It just shows that whoever build this A-380e console has no idea of what they're doing or they don't have any respect at all for the Dingoo A-380 community.
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Alien Grey (OP)

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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.10.28 "Santo"
« Reply #632 on: January 03, 2014, 02:34:18 pm »
Dingoo A-380 render by Santo



There's a new Dingoo A-380 CFW version available for download.

This new version fixes the problem with the MAME4All virtual memory. Copy the MAME4All files to the emulator folder on your Dingoo A-380 external MicroSD card. Start MAME from CFW Emulators on your Dingoo A-380. The first time you start MAME it's going to create the virtual memory file. It takes some time to create it so wait patiently.

The Dingoo A-380 MAME4All can be found here: http://www.slaanesh.net/
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 03:02:46 pm by Alien Grey »
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Alien Grey (OP)

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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.10.28 "Santo"
« Reply #633 on: April 05, 2014, 09:07:27 am »
It's been really quiet around here but that's going to change. There's going to be a nice update for the Dingoo A-380 CFW.


If all goes well you can expect an updated factory kernel to fix the compatibility issues with the new one and still have all the necessary fixes. This is going to make the new no longer necessary so we only need one kernel. There's going to be an update for the NES and FinalBurn Alpha emulator by d_smagin.

There's also going to be an update for MAME4All and the GBA emulator by Slaanesh.


If all goes well you can expect all of this soon so stay tuned.  ;)
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #634 on: April 13, 2014, 05:17:08 pm »
Dingoo A-380 render by Santo


The new Dingoo A-380 CFW V2.11.04 "Exmortis II" is available for download.  :)



What's new:

1. The kernel has been replaced with an updated factory kernel. The kernel has been updated by d_smagin for better compatibility. A second kernel is no longer needed except maybe for charging the battery. It's still possible to boot the factory kernel with the VMLinux files to charge the battery if necessary.

2. There's a new dmenu item added to enable and disable the swapfile. The first time you change the Swap in dmenu to On it's going to make the 128MB swapfile. This takes some time so wait patiently till you hear the "Plop" sound and the icon animation continues.

3. The CFW Nintendo emulator has been updated by d_smagin to version 2.2.2. This version has improved sound and a full screen scaler.

4. The CFW FinalBurn Alpha emulator has been updated to version 0.2.96.86. This version supports more games but does no longer support .fba format.

5. The dmenu items Capcom System 1, Capcom System 2 and NEO-GEO from CFW Emulators has been removed.


Note: Don't use Swap if you don't need it. Enable it when necessary and disable it when no longer needed.


Enjoy another fine CFW release.  ;)


Edit: Changed swapfile size from 192MB to 128MB because of freezes while playing games. If you downloaded the CFW Emulator Pack before this message than you've got to delete swap folder from your Dingoo A-380 and replace it with this one: https://www.firedrive.com/file/D7F780278FDBD583
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 07:49:05 pm by Alien Grey »
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #635 on: April 27, 2014, 03:26:36 pm »
I added a download link for the original Dingoo A-380 Version 2.001 firmware to the OP.

Thanks to retrodd for donating a new Dingoo A-380 that came with firmware Version 2.001.  :)
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danhunter

Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #636 on: April 28, 2014, 01:56:47 am »
Hi Alien Grey!

Thanks for your work! It is normal emulators are slow? Have I done something wrong?

Thank you

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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #637 on: April 28, 2014, 08:43:09 am »
Hi Alien Grey!

Thanks for your work! It is normal emulators are slow? Have I done something wrong?

Thank you

It isn't normal that they run slow. Everything should run just fine like before.

There is an issue with the CFW FinalBurn Alpha emulator and swap. The only thing I can do to make it a little better is move the swap file to the external MicroSD card for the next CFW version. This improves loading times a lot for the CFW FinalBurn Alpha emulator but it still doesn't fix the stuttering and freezes with very large NEO-GEO ROMs.  :(

I ordered a SanDisk SDHC 32GB Class 10 MicroSD card to try to improve the read/write times to the swap file. I'm not sure if it's going to work with the Dingoo A-380 but I give it a try.
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danhunter

Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #638 on: May 02, 2014, 09:17:04 pm »
Thanks Gray, But, NES stay very slow too, have anything to do?

Same games runs OK, but othes very slow.

Regards
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #639 on: May 03, 2014, 10:02:01 am »
Thanks Gray, But, NES stay very slow too, have anything to do?

Same games runs OK, but othes very slow.

Regards

I think that you mean that the emulators that came with the Dingoo A-380 are slow. There's nothing anyone can do about that because there's no source code available for the emulators that came with the console to fix and update them.  ???
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retrodd

Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #640 on: May 11, 2014, 03:33:23 pm »
hope this updated Vice version will be on next CFW  :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArEkUkIvpWs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArEkUkIvpWs</a>
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.04 "Exmortis II"
« Reply #641 on: May 12, 2014, 08:36:03 pm »
I'm still waiting for a fixed GBA emulator version from slaanesh. His Dingoo A-380 build is a lot better than the current CFW GBA emulator. It runs most games at full speed with a 360 x 240 pixels aspect ratio scaler. The compatibility with GBA games is also a lot better.

Without the fixes it isn't possible to add support for this emulator to the CFW.  :(
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.08 "RetroDD"
« Reply #642 on: May 24, 2014, 09:22:06 pm »
Dingoo A-380 render by Santo


The Dingoo A-380 CFW Version 2.11.08 is available for download.

The swap file is moved to the External MicroSD card in this version to improve the read/write times with the FinalBurn Alpha emulator. There's also an updated SDL VICE build with sound fix and a new UAE4All build with sound fix for the Dingoo A-380.


Lot's of Commodore love with this release.  :)


Thanks a lot to retrodd for his help with testing the new CFW and updated emulators.
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Earl of Guynn

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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.08 "RetroDD"
« Reply #643 on: May 27, 2014, 05:58:47 pm »
I recently changed from V2.06.01 to  V2.11.08. Everything works fine, except the cfw snes emulator. Nothing happens, when clicking on a game. The normal snes emulator works, but sucks  ??? How can i fix this? 
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Re: Dingoo A-380 Custom Firmware V2.11.08 "RetroDD"
« Reply #644 on: May 27, 2014, 07:53:39 pm »
I recently changed from V2.06.01 to  V2.11.08. Everything works fine, except the cfw snes emulator. Nothing happens, when clicking on a game. The normal snes emulator works, but sucks  ??? How can i fix this?

I'm going to have to make a new firmware image because a file in the firmware is corrupt and that's why CFW emulator doesn't work.  ???

In the mean time I'm going to remove the download link for the firmware. Unfortunately I can't remove it from Openhandhelds but I'm going to upload a fixed version very soon.
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