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Thrush1120 (OP)

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GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:27:15 pm »
Just wanted to give a heads up. With the new firmware update for GPD XD Plus or with the recent Dolphin updates, Vulcan has stopped working and had to revert back to Open Gl.

PsyOps

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 05:31:58 pm »
Stock firmware or cleanrom?

Thrush1120 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 01:02:40 pm »
CleanROM 2.0.2.0. Didint work with older cleanrom or stock. Worked with cleanrom the last 1 or 2 updates.

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 08:15:29 pm »
Might be a dolphin thing then. If you try older versions and track down the problem let me know. i know a bunch of people like to use dolphin.

Thrush1120 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 11:44:45 am »
Maybe been You having such a high standing in the game Device industry you could talk to them at dolphin been I can t get logged in on that site.

Thrush1120 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 05:03:47 pm »
From Black Seraph, Good to know... So it's another one of those "We don't care about supporting Android but rather want to use the newest bleeding edge Vulkan drivers." kind of deal. Sounds like something the Dolphin developers would do.

If we want Vulkan we have to revert back to  dolphin version 5.0-9456.

Found this out from Alejandro Moreno on Patreon.

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 05:41:40 pm »
Maybe been You having such a high standing in the game Device industry

Not so much hehe. I am just another nub, but thnx hehe.

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If we want Vulkan we have to revert back to  dolphin version 5.0-9456.

That is good to know. I will let people know.

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 08:11:11 pm »
so the word from Black-Seraph on it is:
Quote from: Black-Seraph
Dolphin fu*&^% us good again.
git revert a5534ec
git revert 21d81f9
git revert db67630
git revert 7f0111b
git revert f039149
The commits that need to be undone before dolphin works on XD+ again.
They didn't even change the vulkan renderer... they just moved code from one codefile to another...
But still... somewhere they must have snuck a typo in...
Which causes a fancy driver crash on the XD+.

Last official dolphin build that works is 9633...
That means 9 days ago the world was good.
All builds past that need the mentioned commits undone.
As dolphin moves further away from mobile platforms...
And more onto amd and nvidia drivers... this list of revert commits will grow...

I should have stopped at the point where it was clear it wasn't cleanrom's fault.
Oh well... worst case it will make an interesting newsletter post.
Tested and confirmed.

Thrush1120 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 02:42:06 pm »
Black-Seraph released a more current "Fixed" version of dolphin for us. You will have to uninstall whatever version of dolphin You are using rigth now to install this. But Vulcan does work for this. I do not know if he will make more fixed future version but I will ask him.

https://www.patreon.com/blackseraph/posts

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 12:31:50 pm »
The following is what I asked Black-Seraph and what his response was to Dolphin:

Jeff Maas
Will You be able to make future "Fixed versions of Dolphin for us when they update them more? Also, do you know with what You found if they will be fixing that problem with dolphin on the home page.

Black-Seraph
Don't worry about it too much. I'm a good chump and if someone really needed a new build or a big new feature drops I'll just rebuild it real quick.

As for the Dolphin developers fixing it themselves...
It's up to them.

I can't really speak on their behalves.


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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 12:16:38 am »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkOOP1vDsM4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkOOP1vDsM4</a>

Zelda: Wind Waker running 25-30fps. Near full-speed on XD+

I will try to put some more videos up by tonight of other GC games running off of Dolphin.

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 12:16:05 pm »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVSTCpW-xBc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVSTCpW-xBc</a>

GPD XD+ : MGS: Twin Snakes running near 45-50fps! Dolphin for android.

 ;D

Jenova

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 05:12:39 am »
Recommended settings for making Dolphin on android work for the GPD XD+:

- Internal storage/dolphin-emu/Config--> Dolphin.ini file
- EMULATION SPEED: 1.00000000
- FRAMESKIP: 0x00000000
- OVERCLOCK: 0.9
- SYNCGPUOVERCLOCK: 3.00000000

You can enter the above settings through any type of file explorer app from the google play store such as ES FILE EXPLORER or CX FILE EXPLORER, etc. Also, utilize the OPENGL video renderer instead of Vulkan. Although XD+ has the capability of running Vulkan, this video renderer has not completely been optimized to run for Android devices off of Dolphin.


Recommended Dolphin emulator build used:  5.0-4525


Reason for this build?


Answer:  Many of the more recent Android builds available off of the dolphin emulator website utilize an extremely heavy amount of resources from the O.S. & video renderer(s) that aren't fully utilized by earlier builds... resulting in slower fps. Earlier builds use less resources, resulting in the higher framerates. Also, the newer builds seem to prevent many games from even loading on Android no matter which settings/preferences are selected prior to running any game. Again, it is recommended to use that build above for many, if not all, games for Gamecube emulation. Enjoy!


 ;D
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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 09:48:58 pm »
Oh, also... tip:  try to limit dolphin/GC gaming to about an hour or so. The unit really gets hot after this length of gaming. If you continue past the hour or so mark, your unit may overheat. Just wanted to inform everyone about this before starting to play gamecube games, etc.

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Re: GPD XD PLUS Dolphin Vulcan.
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2019, 07:08:57 am »
Zelda: TP on dolphin (android)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fDf6YFSufs" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fDf6YFSufs</a>

 

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