Author Topic: We need a GCW Zero 2  (Read 6685 times)

superfenix2020

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 05:44:04 pm »
Are you worth this one?  :)


davidgilmour (OP)

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 10:00:50 pm »
Are you worth this one?  :)


What is this? Does it exist?

gameblabla

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 01:28:15 pm »
What is this? Does it exist?
It doesn't... The GCW0 is dead jim

eltehero

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2019, 05:27:49 pm »
GCW Zero needed a successor, or atleast a evolution but unfortunately never happened  :( it was a good first console and got so much right but flawed. It happens with  first devices, then improvements made in the following versions like GP2X for example.

The next GCW device needs to be built by this dingoo community with someone like ED lwith his openpyra project, so that we don't have the problems with hardware flaws of chinese devices. It will then truly be a "console built by gamers for gamers". There's plenty of talent in the community.


gameblabla

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2019, 08:28:27 pm »
GCW Zero needed a successor, or atleast a evolution but unfortunately never happened  :( it was a good first console and got so much right but flawed. It happens with  first devices, then improvements made in the following versions like GP2X for example.

The next GCW device needs to be built by this dingoo community with someone like ED lwith his openpyra project, so that we don't have the problems with hardware flaws of chinese devices. It will then truly be a "console built by gamers for gamers". There's plenty of talent in the community.
Well the closest thing to a successor is the Retro V3S, though that console is equipped with an ARM SoC and does not have a 3D GPU like the GCW0.
There's also the retrostone 2, which will have its own kickstarter.
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

eltehero

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 01:18:20 pm »

Well the closest thing to a successor is the Retro V3S, though that console is equipped with an ARM SoC and does not have a 3D GPU like the GCW0.

Looks like taller and thinner LDK, not really fond of this type of gameboy design. Would have preferred a form factor like GCW, anyway what is size of the screen?

gameblabla

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2019, 11:24:18 am »
Looks like taller and thinner LDK, not really fond of this type of gameboy design. Would have preferred a form factor like GCW, anyway what is size of the screen?
It's only slightly bigger than the bittboy (the screen at least) : around 2.5 inches or so.
Size wise, it's almost identical to the bittboy.

fiver

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2019, 07:37:21 pm »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

zhongtiao1

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2019, 06:15:56 pm »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

MIPS is another cpu architecture. Like x86, ARM, and SPARC.

Aeter

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 01:04:16 am »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

The GCW Zero is a MIPS device. So if a new one comes out, it will be easier to port all the GCW Zero emulators/games/utilities to the new MIPS device.
~cucullus non facit monachum~

eltehero

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2019, 01:40:56 am »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

The GCW Zero is a MIPS device. So if a new one comes out, it will be easier to port all the GCW Zero emulators/games/utilities to the new MIPS device.

There is a new retro handheld device  in the works from china which uses the same MIPS CPU as GCW Zero (JZ4770) but it is not an official GCW successor.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 01:46:47 am by eltehero »

davidgilmour (OP)

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2019, 12:03:23 am »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

The GCW Zero is a MIPS device. So if a new one comes out, it will be easier to port all the GCW Zero emulators/games/utilities to the new MIPS device.

There is a new retro handheld device  in the works from china which uses the same MIPS CPU as GCW Zero (JZ4770) but it is not an official GCW successor.

We need a faster one

Reds

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2019, 02:31:29 am »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

The GCW Zero is a MIPS device. So if a new one comes out, it will be easier to port all the GCW Zero emulators/games/utilities to the new MIPS device.

There is a new retro handheld device  in the works from china which uses the same MIPS CPU as GCW Zero (JZ4770) but it is not an official GCW successor.

What's that called?

eltehero

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Re: We need a GCW Zero 2
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2019, 09:38:58 am »
None of these are MIPS devices though.

Jim Goose is working on a new MIPS handled using the JZ4780 but it's mostly a part-time project.

What's a "MIPS device", and what are the advantages of one?

The GCW Zero is a MIPS device. So if a new one comes out, it will be easier to port all the GCW Zero emulators/games/utilities to the new MIPS device.

There is a new retro handheld device  in the works from china which uses the same MIPS CPU as GCW Zero (JZ4770) but it is not an official GCW successor.

What's that called?

RG-350, but the name may get changed

We have a section for this device started here on my discord channel for updates join :) https://discordapp.com/invite/tkEV6F2
« Last Edit: June 09, 2019, 09:42:28 am by eltehero »

 

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