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jamesensor

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2013, 03:25:19 pm »
Jdx's psp lookalike d-pads seem alright for fighting games. Diagonal activation goes properly without much effort. except, on the GO model, but later on that.

unlikely for that to happen unless your dpad is very elevated like Sega Dreamcast's dpad

Now, when you say elevated, I also before wanted to talk about that but lacked the words to describe it. Could it possibly be a more "salient" d-pad? Sony's ps* d-pads were also alright in my opinion because of this.

Anyway, if "elevated", I also think it can be acceptable. Looking back, Mega-Drive and Saturn also had a smooth control. Street Fighter was easy to play. (and more recently in years, the first xbox pad is also comfortable, it's well designed)

As an example, I couldn't play China Town wars in a ds because of this issue. But pokemon games, of course they were fine, but not
games that do not need 8-way direction special moves
the dpad from the picture is not elevated enough for easy special moves

Lastly, I hope the s7800 has a comfortable d-pad as the GPD G5 seem to have.

(P.S. Almost forgot about it, the GO model has its d-pad buttons sunk in the chassis, which is terrible for diagonals!)
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Atlantis_Risen

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2013, 03:47:52 pm »
dualshock are not divided cross.

in fact, is a single piece.



the mold where buttons are fixed, help to avoid doing accidentals touches on the diagonals.

I find these hard to use for fighters, even when they're one piece, diagonal rolls aren't easy to pull off.

madasahatter

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2013, 09:43:26 pm »
dualshock are not divided cross.

in fact, is a single piece.



the mold where buttons are fixed, help to avoid doing accidentals touches on the diagonals.


I find these hard to use for fighters, even when they're one piece, diagonal rolls aren't easy to pull off.

Deen0X,
I know it is a single piece over all, when I said divided cross I was referring to the part that is raised above the body.  I don't really like this style.  I agree with Atlantis_Risen diagonal rolls are hard for me to pull off.  The way I play is my thumb rests in the center and I just rock my thumb up, down, left, right pressing more toward the center than the outside of the dpad.  Its the same with diagonal rolls, I'll rock my thumb pressing closer to the center than the outer edge which for me makes it easier and quicker to do the rolls.  With the dualshock style dpad I feel I have to press closer to the edge of the dpad which is counter intuitive to what I normally do.  It also requires more motion of my thumb causing fatigue quicker. 

I definitely understand why you would suggest a simple style cross dpad, less of a chance for things to become messed up.  I think we all can agree that a simple functional design is much better than something that gets all messed up and doesn't work worth a darn.

When it truly comes down to it I have my preferences but as long as the dpad doesn't end up being four separate buttons I can adapt and will be happy. 


Deen0X

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2013, 12:54:02 pm »
Some news

I post a summarize of the info i have about this device in my blog (in spanish, use translator tool on the blog)



  • CPU: Quad-core , Cortex A9 28nm
  • GPU: Quad-core Mali-400 GPU
  • OS: Android 4.2
  • RAM: 2.2GB
  • Internal memory: 16GB memory
  • Wifi: 5G
  • Bluetooth: YES
  • Screen: IPS Panel
  • Resolution: 1280*720
  • Battery: 4000MA
  • Camera: 0.3M Front Camera
  • Gyroscope: YES (360?)
  • G-Sensor: YES
  • Vibrator: 2 levels
  • MiniUSB (OTG)
  • Normal USB (OTG)
    Buttons:
  • 4 face buttons
  • L1 and R1 normal triggers
  • L2 and R2 analog triggers
  • Include L3 and R3 buttons (on sticks)
  • Select and Start
  • [POWER], [VOL+], [VOL-]
finally, the device include a 4 button panel. The 6 button panel will be consider in another device, because introducing on this device implies hard modify the mold and the result is not comfortable (there is no enought space for 6 buttons). Most probably this 6 button panel will be consider in another future device.

L2 and R2 buttons will be analogs! this is a so good news!

the device include a miniUSB (OTG) and an extra Standard USB (OTG), to connect directly a pendrive, usb modem 3g, etc.

the device will include vibration (two levels)

if i get any news, i will post here.

greetings!

madasahatter

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2013, 01:14:22 pm »
This thing really seems too good to be true.  The specs so far sound great.  Seriously, analog triggers, bluetooth, that's awesome.  I like the size of it, doesn't seem to be much bigger than the 5" devices and the PS style controller shape seems like it will be very comfortable.  Like I said before this device may not be pocketable but it's definitely portable.  To me this is the one to watch.

I was taking a closer look at the redesign and I really do like it.  I like that all the buttons are accessible without having to stretch your fingers out. 

Hey Deen0X, I know it's only a prototype but do you know if they are going to stick with the shiny plastic all over?  I think a matte finish would be better and maybe suggest that they have some sort of rubberized grips on the analog nubs.  This is just a thought for the final production model when it gets to that point... do you think they would be willing to make this in other colors besides black an white, I think blue or red would be nice.   
« Last Edit: August 26, 2013, 02:00:32 pm by madasahatter »

Shin

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2013, 03:53:55 pm »
This device is so COOL !  :D The design is just amazing for (retro)gaming.

I can't wait for reviews and price  :'(

michaeljos

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2013, 07:50:59 am »
Nice design.Looks very interesting ....

Deen0X

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2013, 12:16:17 pm »
Update...

Quote
New sub-model GPD-G5A



Specs:
CPU: Quad-core (assume that the same as original G5)
RAM: 1G DDR3
Internal memory: 8G momery
Screen size: 5", 800*480
Battery: 3500MA
HDMI
Micro USB
With G-sensor
two V-motor
Analog L2 R2.


This model is more like a GPD-G7 in 5", than a GPD-G5 low cost version.

I think this device will be intresting, depends on the final price of it.

Greetings!

Deen0X

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2013, 12:17:34 pm »
and... after any ask for it, yes, the dpad is not the final (most probably will be a cross)

this is only a render

k0en

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2013, 02:58:38 pm »
Love this one !

jamesensor

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2013, 07:14:57 pm »
Me too, it looks so ergonomic. The way it can be handled seems so comfortable, and yet looking so simple, well designed in its lines and shape. The d-pad is also well chosen.

In these matters, this device is spot on. I'd suggest in order to keep it's texture and looks to use a silicone coating. It's in matte appearance and also very good for touch and to not be slippery.  ;D
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 07:19:07 pm by jamesensor »
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madasahatter

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2013, 10:43:24 pm »
I agree, this design looks comfortable and really nice.  Hey Deen0X I see it says it's a sub-model, Do you know if they are still planning on doing the original design with the original specs or will this one be fully replacing the original?

If they used the original specs with this new design that would be so sweet! 
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 10:46:38 pm by madasahatter »

Drem

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2013, 01:07:35 pm »
AMAZING, AND THEN...

Girl

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2013, 05:20:43 pm »
and... before any ask for it, yes, the dpad is not the final (most probably will be a cross)

well since you have so much influence on this company to change their dpad to suit your own personal needs, how about telling them to put a better battery? like a 5000mAh or something for better battery life
i'm cheating on my PSPs

Deen0X

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2013, 12:24:26 am »
well since you have so much influence on this company to change their dpad to suit your own personal needs, how about telling them to put a better battery? like a 5000mAh or something for better battery life

XD

no, don?t get wong
i don?t have any real influence on the design of any device.
I suggest what i consider, but i point on some other comments on the web (including some from this thread). In fact, the desition of including one or another dpad is only from the designers.

seeing what happens when i try to share what i talk with some guys (talking about this device to be specific), i decide to post only the things that the manufacturer send to me to be published. i will avoid to comment any kind of suggestions that i do with the manufacturer, because as i can see what i trying to do is involving more people in indirect way to comment what they think, but as i can see, some may missunderstand what i?m doing.

Girl, i don?t have any interest on keeping useless discussions about designs, because i don?t have any kind of influence about this. and most important, in any moment i have imposed my personal needs, because all that know to me knows that my favorite DPAD on all kind of device is a PSX style (for me, the best of the best), but as i told some messages ago, i think on minimize the risk of getting a non good dpad.

some guys post that the saturn dpad is the best dpad of all (i not agree, but i understand that many users can think this way). i told that if we suggest to put some "similar" to these depad, most probably will get a bad version of the same, and will not the users expect. In fact, who can ensure that, if the designer insert a "saturn dpad style" on the device, will be THE SAME dpad of saturn?

really, i will stop messing with this to the manufacturer, and i don?t want to discuss about this in this thread.

i only post news (if i have), but if you prefer to keep discussing about this, for me ok. May be the manufacturer keep reading this thread and take note about what you comment here.

by the way, the only news that i have from the manufacturer, are that GPD-G5 (original) will be focused on comfort and more features.

Greetings!

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2013, 05:32:42 am »
Does no one else think this thing is ugly as sin...?   ???

Girl

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2013, 01:32:02 pm »
i don?t have any real influence on the design of any device.

oh ok , well the reason that i assumed you have influence on the design is that you told them to change the dpad and they are changing the dpad

but as i told some messages ago, i think on minimize the risk of getting a non good dpad.

you're right that it's a gamble but you are just gambling on the type of dpad handheld designers have already got wrong multiple times for handhelds.. there's barely ANY disc dpad options in emulator handhelds that i know of for someone to gamble on another "horse" in the race

really, i will stop messing with this to the manufacturer, and i don?t want to discuss about this in this thread.

ok i will stop discussing about this too , this thread should be cheerful and happy for a NEW handheld yay lol

Deen0X i want to play with you so click here and then this thread could go back to normal in peace =^)

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 01:50:17 pm by Girl »
i'm cheating on my PSPs

suxiaomeng

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2013, 04:32:51 pm »
G5A

suxiaomeng

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2013, 04:35:40 pm »
G5A

Deen0X

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Re: GPD G5
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2013, 04:57:42 pm »
thanks for photos suxiaomeng

:D

HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

 

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