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retrodoodoo (OP)

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Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:11:13 am »


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3KeRYoyULc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3KeRYoyULc</a>

What is the new improvement?
Firmware/ system the same as GCW Zero
L1/ R1, L2/R2
3.5" IPS screen
Screen: 60Hz refresh rate
Dual Micro SD slot
Play PS1/ SNES games without any problem




Xaijiqq

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 12:50:38 pm »
saw the video earlier and was gonna make a thread.  looks sweet i'll take this design over the RG-350 any day 8)

iball

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 10:27:04 pm »
Considering it has the same chipset as the GCW0, we will see.
But if all they've done is map the d-pad to the analog stick instead of providing for a separate analog then...meh.
But if it is a true separate analog then it should be "GCW0 v2.0".
Of course, that depends on the video chip driver too...

eltehero

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 10:52:57 pm »
Finally a device that looks like a decent gcw zero replacement and hope it doesn't have the controller issues the zero had and better build quality.

If all good I hope it gets official opendingux (pcercuei ?)and support from the gcw zero devs

LauweLoempia

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 11:16:35 pm »
Ok, I'll play along:

CONS
- no HDMI (only analogue out)
- no volume weel (dedicated vol- & vol+ buttons?)
- no mic (however I doubt is was ever used on the GCW0)
- only mono speaker setup
- power button (not switch) shared as reset?

INTERESTING FEATURES
- two micro sd card slots?
- start, select and... mystery button?

Did I miss anything?

retrodoodoo (OP)

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 03:36:24 am »
Ok, I'll play along:

CONS
- no HDMI (only analogue out)
- no volume weel (dedicated vol- & vol+ buttons?)
- no mic (however I doubt is was ever used on the GCW0)
- only mono speaker setup
- power button (not switch) shared as reset?

INTERESTING FEATURES
- two micro sd card slots?
- start, select and... mystery button?

Did I miss anything?

1. Yes, no HDMI output- no AV output too.
2. has dedicated vol- & vol+ buttons
3. no mic? I guess you were talking about the headphone jack? It has a Headphone jack.
4. It has a power button (no switch) not sharing with reset.
5. It has "start" "select" and "Menu (going back to the main menu)" buttons

exorio

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 06:20:25 am »
Should've showcase different games like RG 350 did

Lack of second thumbstick turns me off, it should do allright for older retro games, but not PS1 and up (native games like FPS games; Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, etc).

Probably worth the shot if it's cheaper

Also I'm glad that these new consoles are coming, specially with these kind of formfactor and standard ports (leaving mini USB behind).

I won't buy any of them right away, but I want to see how it performs and bugs/glitches iron out first. Besides I'm currently very happy with my LDK anyway.

Also these hardware developers need to realize, hardware is not important, but it's the content that matters. Lots of goodies in openhandhelds.org that aren't ported yet to newer handhelds like RS-97 and LDK

Great Crippler

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 01:13:13 am »
I don't want any thumb stick on my emulation handheld. One being better than two in this case for me. That said, not like Bittboy has been killing it on build quality. (Pocket Go was a build quality improvement, but still a cheap little thing.) If the price point on this is low enough I'm sure I'll get one.

davidgilmour

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 05:31:31 am »
So, when? And how much?

jbanes

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 03:06:04 pm »
That said, not like Bittboy has been killing it on build quality. (Pocket Go was a build quality improvement, but still a cheap little thing.)

PocketGo is actually some really impressive hardware let down by lousy software.

- start, select and... mystery button?

That's the button you press to send both SD Cards flying across the room in a ninja attack!

ace9094

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 04:35:53 pm »
This any better than the RG350 I just orderd?

Just curious if need to waste money on this or not - I wonder if the RG350 is gonna get a better following
 
Dingoo A320, GCW0, RS-97 x2, Revo-K101, RS-90, PSP, GameGadget, New 3DS 128GB, PS Vita 200GB, RS-45, Gamebox Advance and a few other obscure devices

jbanes

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 05:00:12 pm »
Just curious if need to waste money on this or not - I wonder if the RG350 is gonna get a better following
I think it's a safe assumption that the RG350 will be better supported out of the box. They've had a huge software advantage over Miyoo since this whole thing began, and the community is ready to start building out support. The Miyoo device will benefit from all of this, but I suspect it will be a bit before the Miyoo catches up and/or surpasses the Retrogame line.

Also, the Miyoo is a lot more limited in terms of control inputs. It only has a single stick. And it's an interesting question if it's wired as a DPad like all the other devices in the past.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2019, 05:01:45 pm by jbanes »

Jenova

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 12:40:55 am »
Anbernic RG350 is practically considered to be a spiritual GCW ZERO 2. Same kind of design now with dual analogs & L2/R2.

redlemon

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2019, 11:03:30 am »
Any chance this will be compatible with GCW Zero opk files like the RG350 is? I don't like the dead positioning on the RG350.

fosamax

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Re: Is this a good GCW Zero alternative?
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2019, 05:26:26 pm »
Any chance this will be compatible with GCW Zero opk files like the RG350 is? I don't like the dead positioning on the RG350.

I don't like either that dead positionning.

Handhelds should always target living persons and not deceased ones. Who needs a game console in his coffin anyway ?

Very bad marketing if you want my opinion.




Just kidding.

I will share my experience with the d-pad when I got mine anyway.

 

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