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jimclarson

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3510 on: December 20, 2012, 11:11:49 pm »
Was thinking of the following...

Advertising on multiple handheld forums

InsertCoin on Engadget

Gizmodo forums

Tomshardware forums

Any other ideas?

Besides targeting gamers, you should also try to get the attention of developers at forums like Gamasutra. Although the ports and emulators the Zero plays are great, having a selection of original games developed specifically for the Zero could really help it stand out from the crowd of emulator handhelds currently on the market.

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original gcw zero exclusive games ftw yo!!!

zear

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3511 on: December 20, 2012, 11:15:48 pm »
I don't like the idea of exclusives. GCW is an open platform and any game written for it should be portable to other devices. If all the game developers from the past kept their software exlusive to their original platforms, nowadays we'd have no games to run on GCW ;)

jimclarson

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3512 on: December 20, 2012, 11:34:44 pm »
definatly, i think exclusive is a wrong choice of words, though i do very much like the idea of some open source software built for the gcw, the ability to port to another device is of course included as this is open source, i just think it'd be nice  to have some gcw zero specific games that take advantage of the zero's hardware capabilities. coding competitions are always fun, they seemed to work well with the caanoo in produceing some decent original games, such as paper wars.

Frank_fjs

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3513 on: December 21, 2012, 03:54:19 am »
A little bit off topic but semi related and rather interesting...

That new Neo Geo X handheld is using the exact same CPU as the GCW:



What's the bet that the OS and emulators from the GCW could easily be ported over to the Neo Geo X console. Would you guys allow this if it could be done or would that be out of the question?

gcw

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3514 on: December 21, 2012, 05:06:46 am »
Our OS is open source so I'm sure it could be done but components such as wifi if it has any and other drivers probably won't work on it. You would also need to reverse the gpio to make controls and other functions work. It's a huge task not to be taken lightly.

But end of the day if a third party developer wanted to I guess he could the hard part all along has been the drivers making connections and getting source or getting vendor of a component to compile source for us was and still is not an easy process.  There is also just actually having to write a driver from scratch assembling a team to tackle it could be very hard also.


dmitry_smagin

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3515 on: December 21, 2012, 05:42:41 am »
It's technically possible to port OD on neogeox but is it reasonable?

Neogeox is more restricted hardware-wise: no usb-port (though you can solder one), no external sd-card but a proprietary non-standard cartridge slot, fewer buttons, no d-pad but analog, fewer RAM (128 Mb).

It seems almost impossible that someone would buy a more expensive but more restricted device to run OD on.
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Frank_fjs

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3516 on: December 21, 2012, 06:08:24 am »
The external SD card is standard, they're just using a proprietary file format for their game cards.

crazyhorse2352

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3517 on: December 21, 2012, 11:08:00 am »
oooh, suddenly the neogeox becomes interesting....

PureWicked.AU

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3518 on: December 21, 2012, 12:54:03 pm »
really don't want to sound mean, the Neo Geo will be a good candidate for ports to our GCW Zero if the specs are right surely?!

I mean it has less memory, proprietary file format etc.. but same processor? so we have the advantage over it surely?

people are just casting about for "alternatives" I have a Pandora and it is as close an alternative that I know, but sometimes the full keyboard and foldable screen do get in the way,

don't get me wrong though I love it and it's battery life etc, wish they would have shipped better, the GCW Zero is much further along than they are. ..

 I will keep a Pandora myself but sell the other.. if I ever get it, but the GCW Zero I am likely to keep 2 for myself and sell the rest I get  I admit so I can make Frankenstein colours by swapping buttons :-P

jutley

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3519 on: December 21, 2012, 02:06:39 pm »
I am looking for a real troll can anyone help me where I could start looking I want to turn it to stone.

Dexidus

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« Reply #3520 on: December 21, 2012, 02:12:51 pm »
I am looking for a real troll can anyone help me where I could start looking I want to turn it to stone.

Haha, tried a mirror? Zzzinnng! Jokes :)

Pliskron

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3521 on: December 21, 2012, 03:37:31 pm »
The hardware looks okay on the neo geo x but $200 for 20 old games on a system that's easy to emulate? Even with the cool ass joy stick that's too steep. I wonder what's on that internal micro sd though
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Frank_fjs

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3522 on: December 21, 2012, 04:03:29 pm »
The internal SD would have the basic OS on it.

I agree that $200 is too steep, but that's for the gold package with docking station and joystick. The handheld on its own is $120, and if it can be hacked to run Open Dingux and its emulators it might be a good little unit.

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3523 on: December 21, 2012, 04:05:35 pm »
I wonder if their basic os is linux based and whether they comply to GPL.

Coccijoe

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Re: GCW Zero
« Reply #3524 on: December 21, 2012, 06:58:16 pm »
From what i read on some forum it's linux based. Do you know a way to verify that? BAFelton have it (BAF if you read us :p)

 

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