Author Topic: The Introductions Topic  (Read 41399 times)

Kalisiin

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2009, 10:55:05 pm »
Welcome, rekmk1!!
Hope you enjoy your time here.

If you need any help, you'll probably find it here, most people here are generally very helpful.

trooper

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2009, 11:45:48 pm »
Hi everyone, Been signed up here for just over a week, But never felt the urge to introduce myself.

Anyway, I have had my Dingoo for a couple of months now And it pretty much goes everywhere with me, There is always a place in my rucksack for the little fellow, Along with the hoard of other gadgets fighting for space in my overly full rucksack, <- No giggling please. Which usually contains on a regular basis, Dingoo, Archos AV500 (100GB), GP32 Blu, Sana Clip 8GB mp3 player and my EeePc 901, Among other things.

The Dingoo is fast looking to be my most used gaming gadget over my GP32 Blu, Which will always hold a place dear to my heart, But there is a really strong bond between me and my GP32 (It could be the AA batteries), So it could take a while.

I`m a 38 year old male from London, England and have been a moderator over at GP32x.com for the last couple of years and a member of their`s for the last 6. I`ve worked for a property maintenance company (Paint & decorating, General repairs etc) for the last 14 years. And just an all round gadget geek.

Trooper
« Last Edit: November 03, 2009, 06:39:43 pm by trooper »

Kalisiin

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2009, 03:38:17 pm »
Hi everyone, Been signed up here for just over a week, But never felt the urge to introduce myself.

Anyway, I have had my Dingoo for a couple of months now And it pretty much goes everywhere with me, There is always a place in my rucksack for the little fellow, Along with the hoard of other gadgets fighting for space in my overly full rucksack, <- No giggling please. Which usually contains on a regular basis, Dingoo, Archos AV500 (100GB), GP32 Blu, Sana Clip 8GB mp3 player and my EeePc 901, Among other things.

The Dingoo is fast looking to be my most used gaming gadget over my GP32 Blu, Which will always hold a place dear to my heart, But there is a really strong bond between me and my GP32 (It could be the AA batteries), So it could take a while.

I`m a 38 year old male from London, England and have been a moderator over at GP32x.com for the last couple of years and a member of their`s for the last. I`ve worked for a property maintenance company (Paint & decorating, General repairs etc) for the last 14 years. And just an all round gadget geek.

Trooper


Never heard of the GP32...is that, perhaps, a predecessor to the Wiz?  Somehow, I seem to remember those same letters being used with the Wiz.

trooper

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2009, 06:37:36 pm »
Never heard of the GP32...is that, perhaps, a predecessor to the Wiz?  Somehow, I seem to remember those same letters being used with the Wiz.

Hi Kalisiin,

We maybe going off topic here, But yeah sort of, The GP32 is pretty much the grandaddy of the Wiz.

GP32 came out in around 2001 = Grandaddy
GP2x came out in around 2005 = Daddy
Wiz came out in 2009 = Son

Here`s a brief video of my GP32, And my sad attempt at playing sonic, Through the lens of the camera i might add, So i don`t usually play that bad, Honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3UvI0Zs0Ng

EDIT: Just had another read through your post, And i think you may mean the GP2x, As the Wiz is properly named GP2x-Wiz. But the GP32 is pretty much part of the same family (long story).

Trooper
« Last Edit: November 03, 2009, 06:45:49 pm by trooper »

Kalisiin

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2009, 07:14:54 pm »
Never heard of the GP32...is that, perhaps, a predecessor to the Wiz?  Somehow, I seem to remember those same letters being used with the Wiz.

Hi Kalisiin,

We maybe going off topic here, But yeah sort of, The GP32 is pretty much the grandaddy of the Wiz.

GP32 came out in around 2001 = Grandaddy
GP2x came out in around 2005 = Daddy
Wiz came out in 2009 = Son

Here`s a brief video of my GP32, And my sad attempt at playing sonic, Through the lens of the camera i might add, So i don`t usually play that bad, Honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3UvI0Zs0Ng

EDIT: Just had another read through your post, And i think you may mean the GP2x, As the Wiz is properly named GP2x-Wiz. But the GP32 is pretty much part of the same family (long story).

Trooper


Thought it might be.  Thanks for the info, and welcome here.
I'm just trying to build up my emu's ROM's and gadgets, to insure I have enough to last me the rest of my life in retro gaming.  I am 38 years old, don't much care for the new games coming out, I like the older ones...the ones I grew up with...much better.


trooper

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2009, 11:55:12 am »
Thought it might be.  Thanks for the info, and welcome here.
I'm just trying to build up my emu's ROM's and gadgets, to insure I have enough to last me the rest of my life in retro gaming.  I am 38 years old, don't much care for the new games coming out, I like the older ones...the ones I grew up with...much better.

No problem, And a big welcome to you too.

Yeah, I understand what you mean about the modern games, I don`t much care for them either. The most modern game i can say i have ever played is Final fantasy vii for the playstation, Which i have recently started playing again on my PSP via emulation, As i never finished it first time round, And lost my save games back then. So i have had to start from scratch, But am enjoying it as much as i did the first time round, And plan to actually finish it this time too.

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Kalisiin

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2009, 04:24:34 pm »
Thought it might be.  Thanks for the info, and welcome here.
I'm just trying to build up my emu's ROM's and gadgets, to insure I have enough to last me the rest of my life in retro gaming.  I am 38 years old, don't much care for the new games coming out, I like the older ones...the ones I grew up with...much better.

No problem, And a big welcome to you too.

Yeah, I understand what you mean about the modern games, I don`t much care for them either. The most modern game i can say i have ever played is Final fantasy vii for the playstation, Which i have recently started playing again on my PSP via emulation, As i never finished it first time round, And lost my save games back then. So i have had to start from scratch, But am enjoying it as much as i did the first time round, And plan to actually finish it this time too.

Trooper


LOL, you're even more modern than I...although we are the same age.  I never touched final Fantasy 7.  In fact, I never touched anything Final Fantasy beyond the original, except for 2...which, I guess was 4 in Japan.  anyway...I was so put off by that cheap-assed "Count" spell that the enemies use on you...and they way it won't let you attack fast enough....that I swore off all final Fantasy forever.  That game really pissed me off.

trooper

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2009, 06:22:52 pm »
LOL, you're even more modern than I...although we are the same age.  I never touched final Fantasy 7.  In fact, I never touched anything Final Fantasy beyond the original, except for 2...which, I guess was 4 in Japan.  anyway...I was so put off by that cheap-assed "Count" spell that the enemies use on you...and they way it won't let you attack fast enough....that I swore off all final Fantasy forever.  That game really pissed me off.

I never really liked the earlier final fantasies, Or the later one`s for that matter. I only got into number 7 because it came free with my playstation all those years ago, And the fact that it is quite a slow paced game (Which can be quite relaxing at appropriate times), With the possibility of saving pretty much anywhere in game, So i can pick-up from where i left off if i fancy chilling out for an hour or two. That and the story is pretty engrossing too.

I do love the old classics too, Pac-Man, Space invaders, Rainbow Islands  ;D, Parasol stars, Mario Bros 3, Sonic etc (Toooo many to list), With a crapload of Megadrive, Snes, PCEngine, Nes, SMS etc thrown in for good measure.

Can you recommend and gems i may not have heard of ?, Would be great if you could ?. Or any of your favorites would be cool too.

Any particular type/style of game, Or any particular game system you are into ?.

Trooper
« Last Edit: November 04, 2009, 06:24:48 pm by trooper »

Kalisiin

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2009, 07:48:05 pm »
Can you recommend and gems i may not have heard of ?, Would be great if you could ?. Or any of your favorites would be cool too.

Any particular type/style of game, Or any particular game system you are into ?.

Trooper


Sure, I can.  I am, of course, a lot into MAME, which you get with Dingux, and I have 166 games that I like up and working on MAME4ALL in Dingux.  As for others...well, let's see...
Have always enjoyed the Dragon Warrior/DragonQuest series on NES/SNES  DQV and DQVI were originally never released in the US, they were done on SNES/Famicom...and there are English translations out there you can run on SNES9x...I find those better than the remakes of IV and V that came out later for the NDS.  VI is supposed to come out, later for NDS.
DW7, of course, was for PSX, and then VIII and IX both were for NDS.  Have not played past VII, though.

Another favorite series of mine is Phantasy Star, for the SEGA system.  The original Phantasy Star has to be the all-time best 8-bit game ever...it's far better than anything 8-bit ever ought to be able to be.  Phantasy Star 2 is my all-time fave of the series, and plays on Genesis...as does 3 and 4.

There's some other fun stuff out there, it sorta depends on what you like.  I like puzzle-type games, so Qix is always a fun game for me.  80's Shooters are always good, especially Space Shooters...have you ever tried "Phoenix?"

I have never much gotten into "beat-em-ups" I just don't care for them.  RPG's are one thing...there's a plot, and a REASON you are beating things up, or ramming swords into their nether regions....but the classic beat-em-ups, like "Street Fighter" never got into it, because there's no real good REASON why you are beating up the other guy...you just are...like for some macho bragging rights or something...and I just don't get that...I guess it's a gender thing.

On the other hand, sometimes, I just get in the mood to blast the crap out of things for no real reason, and a game like "Aliens" is good for that...especially since it will let you continue infintitely until you literally suck, and end up just blasting your way thru to the end in about 50 games just by mere brute force.  But it's a good way to pass time if all you want to do is just blast the crap out of something.

Time Pilot, and Time Pilot '84 are always a lot of fun for me...also an old classic on MAME I really enjoy is called "Cruisin'"  I could never make that one work on MAME, though, but I remembered that the game "City connection" was exactly the same game, and managed to get City connection working on MAME.  This is the one where you have to drive the whole highway, on each level, you shoot oilcans at cars and bash them...catch 3 balloons to warp to random levels, and try to never hit the stupid cat!!

Anyway, those are a few of MY faves...what about you?

Rebelphoenix

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2009, 09:06:00 pm »
Dragon "warrior" Quest 8 was on PS2. There was a game called "Joker" but it wasn't a real game as such.

trooper

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2009, 12:36:10 am »
Sure, I can.  I am, of course, a lot into MAME, which you get with Dingux, and I have 166 games that I like up and working on MAME4ALL in Dingux.  As for others...well, let's see...
Have always enjoyed the Dragon Warrior/DragonQuest series on NES/SNES  DQV and DQVI were originally never released in the US, they were done on SNES/Famicom...and there are English translations out there you can run on SNES9x...I find those better than the remakes of IV and V that came out later for the NDS.  VI is supposed to come out, later for NDS.
DW7, of course, was for PSX, and then VIII and IX both were for NDS.  Have not played past VII, though.

Another favorite series of mine is Phantasy Star, for the SEGA system.  The original Phantasy Star has to be the all-time best 8-bit game ever...it's far better than anything 8-bit ever ought to be able to be.  Phantasy Star 2 is my all-time fave of the series, and plays on Genesis...as does 3 and 4.

There's some other fun stuff out there, it sorta depends on what you like.  I like puzzle-type games, so Qix is always a fun game for me.  80's Shooters are always good, especially Space Shooters...have you ever tried "Phoenix?"

I have never much gotten into "beat-em-ups" I just don't care for them.  RPG's are one thing...there's a plot, and a REASON you are beating things up, or ramming swords into their nether regions....but the classic beat-em-ups, like "Street Fighter" never got into it, because there's no real good REASON why you are beating up the other guy...you just are...like for some macho bragging rights or something...and I just don't get that...I guess it's a gender thing.

On the other hand, sometimes, I just get in the mood to blast the crap out of things for no real reason, and a game like "Aliens" is good for that...especially since it will let you continue infintitely until you literally suck, and end up just blasting your way thru to the end in about 50 games just by mere brute force.  But it's a good way to pass time if all you want to do is just blast the crap out of something.

Time Pilot, and Time Pilot '84 are always a lot of fun for me...also an old classic on MAME I really enjoy is called "Cruisin'"  I could never make that one work on MAME, though, but I remembered that the game "City connection" was exactly the same game, and managed to get City connection working on MAME.  This is the one where you have to drive the whole highway, on each level, you shoot oilcans at cars and bash them...catch 3 balloons to warp to random levels, and try to never hit the stupid cat!!

Anyway, those are a few of MY faves...what about you?

Great, Quite a selection there i see.

Me ?, Well i`ve not had chance to set up MAME on Dingux yet, But will when i get the chance, Usually play it on my modded original Xbox.

I do like a good platformer, Megadrives Sonic, Specifically Sonic 2 (Love the music and the fast paced action) and Sonic & Knuckles too). Wiz and Liz Hectic fast paced collect em up, Also great in 2 player mode, With bonuses collected via mixing items grabbed while playing the main levels.
Bubble & Squeak (no laughing please) I know it`s a bit of a kids game, But i like it, Just can`t put my finger on why.
Ghouls & Ghost, Classic, But very difficult game.
Krusty Funhouse (on any system),
Legend of Toki.

All the Dizzy games on the Spectrum (But they did look and sound a lot better on the Commodore 64), Classic puzzle based platform action with the usual goal of each episode of rescuing a member of his family or his girlfriend daisy from the cluches of his arch enemy Zak the wizard, Used to hate waiting for the tapes to load.

PCEngine: Parasol Stars, Great for 2 player action, As you can play with or against the other player.  Lots of hidden levels, Secret areas to find and a huge amount of bonuses to collect, With cute bosses to top it all off.

BomberMan 94, Also on the PCEngine, Much better than the usual BomberMan games on other systems.

NES`s Super Mario Bro 3, Pugsy`s scavenger hunt, BurgerTime

Snes`s Putty Squad, Hilarious platformer, Has me in giggles everytime i play it.

Never been one for beat-em ups myself either, Could never pull off any of those fancy moves, Always seemed to loose, And pretty much thought, What`s the point. ???

I`m pretty picky when it comes to shoot-em-ups, But one that has a special place is Thunderforce 4 on the megadrive, My friend used to have it back when it first came out, And i watched him complete it on numerous occasions, But have never been able to complete it myself, But i`m still trying.

MAME has a few great shoot-em-ups that i deem are worthy of my attention, Namely Terra Cresta (Love that game, But play it on the NES too), The others i can not think of off of the top of my head at the moment.

Love a puzzle game too, Puzznic and Same game get a fair share of my attention when the mood is right.

I do like a good RPG or strategy game to while away a few hours (though i never really have the time nowadays), Settlers 2 Gold (PC), Legend of zelda- Links from the past (SNES), Zelda - Links awakening DX (GBC), Super Metroid (SNES) and Final Fantasy VII (PSX) seem to fit the bill when i do find i have enough spare time to devote to a game.

Sorry to list what seems like the entire contents of my computer`s hard drive, So i think i`ll stop there.

Trooper

joepie91

Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2009, 08:30:21 pm »
[harddrive directory listing goes here :P]
Have you ever tried Sonic Rush on the Nintendo DS? It's REALLY fast-paced, totally unlike Sonic on the GBA.

divechaz

Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2009, 05:28:04 pm »
Hi Everyone,

Just first of all I wanted to say I am in AWE of all the wonderful development being done by the Dingoo Community.

I've jsut discovered the Dingoo world a couple of weeks ago and have already been blown away. I'm from the UK, and have loved retro gaming for so long, and to find out htere's a machine like the Dingoo out there completely blows me away  ;D

I'm actually going to be buying one really soon too. It's funny, just hanging around these boards has made me even more enthusiastic seeng all the incredible projects that everyone has contributed to. It's sort of funny, I've been downloading all the tutorials, reading up on them, trying to make sure I have everything I need for Dingux, the latest firmware, correct running of all the emulators and just general nerdy prep heheh
 
Once I actually GET my dingoo I'll obviously be posting more frequently (though I wonder if there's much I could even contribute other than "Hellllllllpp,.....Dingoo bricked / broken/ flashed wrong/ weird/where are my games / no emulator/ where's the screen??..oh I needed to turn it over?")

So yeah, that's a bit of a random ramble I guess. I guess I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's done so much and shared so much info for the entire dingoo community. (yeah, I'm being soppy, I know  ::) )

Take care,
divechaz

TCRe

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2009, 11:07:58 pm »
I am FINALY getting a Dingoo of my own YAY!!! I have been looking for an open source console for sometime and have considered all my options and as u can tell I decided on the A320. I'm hoping I can help the community in any way possible, I have basic to moderate programming and development skills but I have been modding video game hardware for many years from Gameboy Micro to PSP and N64 to Xbox 360. I hope my skills will prove useful ( although I wont be doing too  many hardware mods on my first Dingoo ) and I can help to contribute to the awsome community surrounding this machine.

Thanx  TCRe

Tofu-Sama

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Re: The Introductions Topic
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2009, 10:25:27 pm »
I'm finally getting a Dingoo myself, it should be here in a couple days. I'm fairly fond of lurking, and I doubt I can be of much help as a contributor with programming, just someone who loves retro gaming.

So, on to the rest of the introduction. I'm Chris, a first-year university student in Engineering at the University of Alberta, and, of course, I love technology of all sorts and I intend to become an electrical engineer.