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Fatboy

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Do I need Dingux???
« on: October 28, 2009, 11:36:28 am »
Hi!,
    I've had my A320 for about a month now and on the whole I am very pleased with it (video playback is a bit hit 'n' miss though?).
I mostly use it for retro gaming and think the inbuilt stuff is great (updated the Megadrive emu).

However I do realize the potential of Dingux and the faster rate software is prduced than native stuff.

The biggest problem I have is even after going through every guide to install it on my Dingoo I just can't get the duel boot bit done.

I have followed all the suggestion on the other thread but just can't get it to work!

My question is do I really need Dingux???? I just want to run a few more native emulators (ZX Spectrum etc) if/when they arrive.

Is it likely that most programers will go down the Dingux route or are we likely to see more native ports of emulators over time?

Don't get me wrong I think the idea of Dingux is great, but for some people if it isn't a case of just installing to an SD card with one click, then I think a lot of casual users will miss out.

Is anyone offering an install service for 'dimbo's' like myself? or is a one-click-solution on the cards.

Anyway overall the Dingoo is great and my kids love it. I hope it goes on the be a great success and one day run Amiga game's at full speed :)

Harteex

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009, 11:41:08 am »
There will be more native emulators, alekmaul and Spiller here at our forums are working on emulators. I might port a native emulator too at some point.

If you decide to get Dingux, I think this guide is good: http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2009/07/idiots-guide-to-installing-dingux-using.html

Fatboy

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 12:07:43 pm »
There will be more native emulators, alekmaul and Spiller here at our forums are working on emulators. I might port a native emulator too at some point.

If you decide to get Dingux, I think this guide is good: http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2009/07/idiots-guide-to-installing-dingux-using.html

Hi!,
    I have tried to follow this guide and others....might just have a Dingoo that doesn't like being flashed?
I think once my kids are back at school I'll try agian!

Am I right in assuming that a native emulator has the 'potential' to run faster than one running in dingux?

Also is it likley that the 'official' firmware itself be updated?....from what I have read it's not high on Dingoo's list.

Kalisiin

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 09:30:38 am »
Hi!,
    I've had my A320 for about a month now and on the whole I am very pleased with it (video playback is a bit hit 'n' miss though?).
I mostly use it for retro gaming and think the inbuilt stuff is great (updated the Megadrive emu).

However I do realize the potential of Dingux and the faster rate software is prduced than native stuff.

The biggest problem I have is even after going through every guide to install it on my Dingoo I just can't get the duel boot bit done.

I have followed all the suggestion on the other thread but just can't get it to work!

My question is do I really need Dingux???? I just want to run a few more native emulators (ZX Spectrum etc) if/when they arrive.

Is it likely that most programers will go down the Dingux route or are we likely to see more native ports of emulators over time?

Don't get me wrong I think the idea of Dingux is great, but for some people if it isn't a case of just installing to an SD card with one click, then I think a lot of casual users will miss out.

Is anyone offering an install service for 'dimbo's' like myself? or is a one-click-solution on the cards.

Anyway overall the Dingoo is great and my kids love it. I hope it goes on the be a great success and one day run Amiga game's at full speed :)

OK, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff, and this guide was able to help me to correctly install Dingux.

"The Complete Idiot's Guide To Installing Dingux"
http://www.dingoo-scene.com/TheCompleteidiotsGuidetoDinguxWindoze.htm


And, yes, I say it's worth it, because Dingux includes a MAME4ALL port, which plays all sorts of retro arcade games...I personally have over 160 Arcade games up and working on it...and these are just the ones I happen to like...there's over 2000 ROMsets actually supported by MAME4ALL - not all of them work, but a good many do, and others can be made to work, if you know how to alter the zip files to get the right ROMsets in place.

It uses ROMsets of MAME 37b5 - so some you do have to modify to make them work.

Kalisiin

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 09:39:17 am »
There will be more native emulators, alekmaul and Spiller here at our forums are working on emulators. I might port a native emulator too at some point.

If you decide to get Dingux, I think this guide is good: http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2009/07/idiots-guide-to-installing-dingux-using.html

Hi!,
    I have tried to follow this guide and others....might just have a Dingoo that doesn't like being flashed?
I think once my kids are back at school I'll try agian!

Am I right in assuming that a native emulator has the 'potential' to run faster than one running in dingux?

Also is it likley that the 'official' firmware itself be updated?....from what I have read it's not high on Dingoo's list.

It's possible your Dingoo has the infamous "China Chip."  You have to uninstall that before you can install Dingux...the Idiot's guide tells you this, but doesn't make it very clear how you go about uninstalling the "China Chip."

You have to go to your Hardware setup on your computer.  Uninstall the china Chip.  This will show up either as a USB Mass Storage Device (you can just uninstall all of them...the computer will then automatically re-install.

In my case, the China Chip showed up as a ? in my hardware profiles.

In either case, you need to uninstall those from the Hardware Profile section of your computer's control panel.  If you need step-by-step on this, let me know...and perhaps someone may get back to you before I do...if not, then I'll post a step-by-step for accessing this on your computer.  Assuming, of course, that you have Windows XP.

There are SOME reports of people using Windows Vista...that seem to have some trouble with installing Dingux...I find it best to use a compy running Windows XP.

Kalisiin

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 09:45:46 am »
There will be more native emulators, alekmaul and Spiller here at our forums are working on emulators. I might port a native emulator too at some point.

If you decide to get Dingux, I think this guide is good: http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2009/07/idiots-guide-to-installing-dingux-using.html

Yay, alekmaul!  He rocks!!
I'm still hoping Alekmaul may manage a nice native firmware emu for MAME...and possibly a MAME that uses newer ROMsets than the MAME4ALL that works in Dingux currently (requires 37b5 MAME ROMs.)

Nothing beats having a retro 80's arcade in your pocket!!

codiak

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Re: Do I need Dingux???
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 11:34:36 am »
Hey Folks,

please stay on topic and dont double/tripple post.

Thx

 

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