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Alien Grey

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Re: Dingoo A380 MAME4ALL v1.0 released
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2014, 06:21:07 am »
Nice to see that you didn't forgot us. I'm looking forward to an updated MAME4All.  :)

If you want to replace the GBA emulator with a better build you should update the version from d_smagin. He won't update it anyway. I've wasted already enough time with trying to update the emulators or kernel for the Dingoo A-380 that he has been working on but nothing works and he doesn't seem to care anymore.
Dingoo A-380 CFW V2.11.09 "RetroDD" - 2 x SanDisk SDHC 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Inside - 2 x Dingoo F-16 Wireless Game Controller

dmitry_smagin

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Re: Dingoo A380 MAME4ALL v1.0 released
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2014, 10:45:34 am »
Nice to see that you didn't forgot us. I'm looking forward to an updated MAME4All.  :)

If you want to replace the GBA emulator with a better build you should update the version from d_smagin. He won't update it anyway. I've wasted already enough time with trying to update the emulators or kernel for the Dingoo A-380 that he has been working on but nothing works and he doesn't seem to care anymore.

I do. But you have to understand that re-writing drivers and jz4755 support in kernel is a very complex task. And nobody else seems to be interested except myself. Yes, I finally have given up on supporting the compatibility with original firmware, because upgrading kernel version or just altering anything easily breaks compatibility. Still, kernel jz-2.6.32 from my repo is more or less usable with original firmware with the exception of nxu.dge (FBA) which is crashing the kernel itself.

So, I can see two resolutions:
1) Revert back to original kernel 2.6.24.3 and backport lcd driver from 2.6.32 (original FBA should start working again); leave this crap alone and never touch it again except for vital fixes
2) Go on with kernel 2.6.37 and newer and pass to opendingux with separate rootfs and more a320 compatibility. For now I have a working opendingux prototype both for a380 and rzx50 but with no sound.

So, if anyone is interested, any help would be appreciated.
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Alien Grey

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Re: Dingoo A380 MAME4ALL v1.0 released
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2014, 06:48:42 am »
1) Revert back to original kernel 2.6.24.3 and backport lcd driver from 2.6.32 (original FBA should start working again); leave this crap alone and never touch it again except for vital fixes

Maybe this is the best option for now so we would only need one kernel. Perhaps try to find out what's wrong with dmenu when adding more menu items.
Dingoo A-380 CFW V2.11.09 "RetroDD" - 2 x SanDisk SDHC 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Inside - 2 x Dingoo F-16 Wireless Game Controller

Alien Grey

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Re: Dingoo A380 MAME4ALL v1.0 released
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 07:19:17 pm »
@Slaanesh

Is it possible to update MAME4All to Version 0.37b16 if it isn't already?
Dingoo A-380 CFW V2.11.09 "RetroDD" - 2 x SanDisk SDHC 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Inside - 2 x Dingoo F-16 Wireless Game Controller

 

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