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Title: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on September 14, 2018, 05:05:57 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/Wz2v7EW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I3xAITY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vTGNj4F.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7hmijpC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z02rFvf.jpg)

Description:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8OJZGY_QK8

More information:

https://liliputing.com/2018/09/neo-geo-mini-knockoffs-are-now-a-thing.html (https://liliputing.com/2018/09/neo-geo-mini-knockoffs-are-now-a-thing.html)

https://funnyplaying.com/collections/game-boy-advance/products/retro-arcade-mini-not-snk-neo-geo (https://funnyplaying.com/collections/game-boy-advance/products/retro-arcade-mini-not-snk-neo-geo)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Retro-Arcade-Video-Game-Console-16GB-Memory-4-3-Portable-Handheld-Game-Player-With-Built-in/32921051328.html


Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqP--Eoct0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ngIAWWpXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B9t006j1N8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uico5gg5VaM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf35Z5KS-tE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCTHDWkAgiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxYw1IlGpz4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdryGvUTRWE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l0XTL2GIcs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGzviKTw25c
Title: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: PMKnecht on September 14, 2018, 06:45:32 pm
Does somebody have experience with this device?
(https://ibb.co/mB8k79)

It is equal to the RS97, but somehow the gg and sms emulator does not work. I also wonder why they removed all neo geo roms, because they seem to run fine.

Peter
Title: Re: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: VanZan on September 14, 2018, 07:18:49 pm
Someone just posted this an hour ago:

https://boards.dingoonity.org/other-game-systems/meet-the-retro-mini-arcade/

Would be amazing if it could run sauce's "useless" Rs-97 firmware.
Title: Re: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: PMKnecht on September 14, 2018, 08:05:26 pm
I have one here and it is a shame that they screwed it up on the last meter. The game menu has 3 sub sections:

Simulation Games
Transplant Games
TF Games

Simulation Games seem to be proper translated with Emulated Games, Transplant Games are Ported Games and TF Games, i assume is a link to the SD card.

Transplant Games are not translated into english, so you have a Chinese version of some silly ports (OpenGGS, Block Rage, The cheap game show "Car", Mr. Driller, Wolfenstein 3D, Hexen).

TF Games is probably a link to the SD card.

I'm not quite familiar with Dingoo, so i have no idea where i can find the config file in order to repair the links. The Gameboy and GBA Emulation is also as awful as on the RS97. Once the screen scrolls you see blocks on the right site.

Anyway the joystick and buttons are quite cool and the battery power is amazing. It lasts 2 hours and probably more.

Peter
Title: Re: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: SONY on September 14, 2018, 11:11:56 pm
Merge
Title: Re: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: Surkow on September 15, 2018, 12:33:45 am
Merge
Done.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: SONY on September 15, 2018, 03:37:40 am
Thanks mate :)

On topic: Neo Geo were the ones who copied this these type of designs. See below quote.

Quote from: vcoleiro1, post: 1439042, member: 20756
It seems like the NeoGeo mini is a copy of this guys idea and design which he made 2 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcOU7nUWJWQ



https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/neogeo-mini.82954/page-2
Title: Re: Yangliming New Retro Arcade Mini Machine
Post by: omgmog on September 15, 2018, 03:26:25 pm
I have one here and it is a shame that they screwed it up on the last meter. The game menu has 3 sub sections:

Simulation Games
Transplant Games
TF Games

Simulation Games seem to be proper translated with Emulated Games, Transplant Games are Ported Games and TF Games, i assume is a link to the SD card.

Transplant Games are not translated into english, so you have a Chinese version of some silly ports (OpenGGS, Block Rage, The cheap game show "Car", Mr. Driller, Wolfenstein 3D, Hexen).

TF Games is probably a link to the SD card.

I'm not quite familiar with Dingoo, so i have no idea where i can find the config file in order to repair the links. The Gameboy and GBA Emulation is also as awful as on the RS97. Once the screen scrolls you see blocks on the right site.

Anyway the joystick and buttons are quite cool and the battery power is amazing. It lasts 2 hours and probably more.

Peter

Could you confirm whether it's Ingenic JZ47xx powered or not? Then I can move this post to the right place  8)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: PMKnecht on September 15, 2018, 09:23:47 pm
Yes it is the same device. Just in an arcade case and the dingo binaries do run fine, just without using the full screen.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: VanZan on September 15, 2018, 10:26:28 pm
From the boot logo of a fish and the firmware with images of games it would seem to be running the same firmware as the PAP KIII Plus.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: omgmog on September 15, 2018, 10:40:17 pm
Yes it is the same device. Just in an arcade case and the dingo binaries do run fine, just without using the full screen.

From the boot logo of a fish and the firmware with images of games it would seem to be running the same firmware as the PAP KIII Plus.

Just as I thought, moved to Injenic JZ47xx Devices (http://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/) then.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: omgmog on September 17, 2018, 05:49:11 pm
Added some more videos to OP
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: jbanes on September 17, 2018, 07:59:50 pm
I really want one of these. I've been following them since they first started appearing on AliExpress. I realize it's basically the tabletop version of the RS-97, but I really like my RS-97. Plus the joystick & gamepads seem like nice enhancements.

Does anyone know what CoolBaby's official model number for these is? It's still not listed on their official website (http://www.szrenshun.com) making it really hard to talk about. (Retro Arcade is about as non-helpful as you can get.)

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: omgmog on September 17, 2018, 08:20:46 pm
I really want one of these. I've been following them since they first started appearing on AliExpress. I realize it's basically the tabletop version of the RS-97, but I really like my RS-97. Plus the joystick & gamepads seem like nice enhancements.

Does anyone know what CoolBaby's official model number for these is? It's still not listed on their official website (http://www.szrenshun.com) making it really hard to talk about. (Retro Arcade is about as non-helpful as you can get.)

RS-07 -- but that's not much easier to search for! (thanks Runescape!)

https://szrenshun.1688.com/page/albumdetail_205355295.htm

Bulk on Alibaba: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Coolbaby-RS-07-2018-newest-game_60795773944.html?spm=a2700.7724857.normalList.89.c4e757d47GuzlA

Also looks like it's available in another color! (updated OP)

(https://i.imgur.com/I3xAITY.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade
Post by: jbanes on September 17, 2018, 09:06:21 pm
RS-07 -- but that's not much easier to search for! (thanks Runescape!)

https://szrenshun.1688.com/page/albumdetail_205355295.htm

Sweet! Thanks for the info. It may not be too much easier to search for, but it's a heck of a lot easier in conversation! ;)

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Also looks like it's available in another color! (updated OP)

That's actually the first color I ever saw it in. It was clearly created to ride the wave of the NeoGeo Mini. I remember thinking, "I wonder if this is an RS-97 stuffed into new guts?" Once I saw the translucent black, I knew i was right. :)

Personally, I think the translucent black looks way better than the toy NeoGeo look.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on September 19, 2018, 11:51:44 am
Alright looks like the baidu link is just roms and games, so I've removed those links
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on September 20, 2018, 02:48:44 pm
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wTz2j81fQYrF44nCWDMxChkrWHCu4BgY/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Nikojiro on September 20, 2018, 05:08:40 pm
Dang, my wallet is going to suffer once again ;-p
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on September 20, 2018, 05:59:58 pm
We have a full image dump for this device now work in progress.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on September 24, 2018, 09:57:16 pm
Added a couple more videos to the OP, including a nice comparison vs. the Neo Geo Mini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxYw1IlGpz4
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on September 26, 2018, 03:47:37 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49OgTDkICX8
it's sold without roms Neo Geo ... ;D
This youtuber is doing a quick tutorial. ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on September 26, 2018, 06:26:04 pm
Do yourself a favour and don't bother with the native emulators. These work much better:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/raw/master/release/emulator.zip

and Dingux Commander:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/raw/master/release/apps.zip

Also I notice the removable battery is a 18650 2000mAh one

(https://i.imgur.com/IdzN3Od.jpg)

So I went and ordered these:

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1141104
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on September 27, 2018, 12:45:24 pm
My RS-07 has just arrived today, so will hopefully get to have a proper look at it over the weekend  8)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: mccv21 on September 27, 2018, 05:13:09 pm
hi all, i just got the machine and i try to run mame4all rs97 on it.
it seems it has a resolution issue.
can any Pro help to solve this issue?
i am new in all this and don't have any experience.
if i did anything stupid, pls forgive me.  :P
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: jbanes on September 27, 2018, 06:00:42 pm
hi all, i just got the machine and i try to run mame4all rs97 on it.
it seems it has a resolution issue.

Let me guess: The screen is stretched vertically (possibly off the edge of the screen) yet doesn't quite take up the full screen horizontally?

Or possibly some other variation on this. Maybe it's rotated sideways and stretched?

Whatever the problem is, it was expected. The RS-97 has a really strange screen with a 320x480 resolution. (Yes, you read that right.)

The RS-07 has a screen that's 480x272. Which is far more reasonable.

I'm not sure what jutley and co are exactly up to, but I expect that fixing the screen layout is the biggest modification they're working on. We need to wait until they have firmware available for us before OpenDingux will function.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on September 27, 2018, 08:22:52 pm
hi all, i just got the machine and i try to run mame4all rs97 on it.
it seems it has a resolution issue.
That's not surprising : SDL won't center the game/app if it requests a smaller screen size, resulting in glitches.
So don't expect games to run as is without some modifications.

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Whatever the problem is, it was expected. The RS-97 has a really strange screen with a 320x480 resolution. (Yes, you read that right.)
The RS-07 has a screen that's 480x272. Which is far more reasonable.
Indeed, it's a better machine regarding the screen resolution, and there's less pixels to push to the screen.
320*480 : 153600
480*272 : 130560
And that's not even counting the fact that we can just center the image and not take the full resolution. (whereas you would need to double the pixels on the RS-97 anyway...)

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I'm not sure what jutley and co are exactly up to, but I expect that fixing the screen layout is the biggest modification they're working on. We need to wait until they have firmware available for us before OpenDingux will function.
Jutley isn't working on it, he's done with the RS-97 lol. I am the one working on the next firmware for the RS-07.
I already have my launcher and Oswan ready for that machine, as well as the linux kernel and i'm just waiting for mine in like 2 days or so. (hopefully)
I suspect that probably the biggest issue (other than the screen resolution) are the extra controllers.
I have no idea how it's mapped so i may need an input test to detect the scancodes or something. (Perhaps we will have to use the Joystick api ? We'll have to either way for FBA)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: jbanes on September 28, 2018, 01:24:21 am
Jutley isn't working on it, he's done with the RS-97 lol. I am the one working on the next firmware for the RS-07.
I already have my launcher and Oswan ready for that machine, as well as the linux kernel and i'm just waiting for mine in like 2 days or so. (hopefully)

Huh. I didn't realize. Jutley's name became synonymous with the RS-97 early on. Sad to lose him.

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I suspect that probably the biggest issue (other than the screen resolution) are the extra controllers.
I have no idea how it's mapped so i may need an input test to detect the scancodes or something. (Perhaps we will have to use the Joystick api ? We'll have to either way for FBA)

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I really appreciate you picking up the torch and putting such hard work into these great devices! Thank you so much! :)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on September 28, 2018, 01:20:52 pm
I am still here lol sauce has the newer firmware called useless firmware its more stable now so he has the job of maintaining it now and he and pingflood have done a great job.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on September 28, 2018, 10:23:31 pm
Redone most the website so let me know if its easy to understand how to download useless firmware and stock firmware for your motherboard types
https://jutleys.wixsite.com/retrogamers97-90
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on September 29, 2018, 01:19:55 pm
Right now it only costs $ 76.99 at Tomtop:
https://www.tomtop.com/p-f1872trb.html?_ga=2.60301165.1196055606.1537512300-843861359.1536660957

Personally I took it there, I never had a problem ordering at home even if it is longer than other sites in general.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on September 29, 2018, 04:39:08 pm
This is what i've done so far on the Retro Mini arcade :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGYSlnnYlyc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGYSlnnYlyc)

I'm working on the CFW. One issue with porting apps is, of course, the higher screen resolution.
While i could not care about speed and just use SDL_SoftStretch, that's less than ideal and not to mention slower...
I'm trying to come up with a better upscaler but it's scaled up a bit too wide :
Code: [Select]
static void upscale_to_480x272(uint32_t *dst, uint32_t *src, uint32_t w, uint32_t h)
{
    int dh = 0, y, x, source = 0, Eh = 0, midh = 272 / 2;
    for (y = 0; y < 272; y++)
    {
        source = dh * w / 2;
        for (x = 0; x < 480/30; x++)
        {
            register uint32_t ab, cd, ef, gh, ij, kl, mn, op;
            __builtin_prefetch(dst + 4, 1);
            __builtin_prefetch(src + source + 4, 0);
            ab = src[source] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            cd = src[source + 1] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            ef = src[source + 2] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            gh = src[source + 3] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            ij = src[source + 4] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            kl = src[source + 5] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            mn = src[source + 6] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            op = src[source + 7] & 0xF7DEF7DE;
            *dst++ = (ab & 0xFFFF) + (ab << 16);            // [aa]
            *dst++ = (ab >> 16) + (ab & 0xFFFF0000);        // [bb]
            *dst++ = (cd & 0xFFFF) + (cd << 16);            // [cc]
            *dst++ = (cd >> 16) + (((cd & 0xF7DE0000) >> 1) + ((ef & 0xF7DE) << 15)); // [d(de)]
            *dst++ = ef;                                    // [ef]
            *dst++ = (ef >> 16) + (gh << 16);               // [fg]
            *dst++ = gh;                                    // [gh]
            *dst++ = (gh >> 16) + (ij << 16);               // [hi]
            *dst++ = ij;                                    // [ij]
            *dst++ = (ij >> 16) + (kl << 16);               // [jk]
            *dst++ = kl;                                    // [kl]
            *dst++ = (((kl & 0xF7DE0000) >> 17) + ((mn & 0xF7DE) >> 1)) + (mn << 16); // [(lm)m]
            *dst++ = (mn >> 16) + (mn & 0xFFFF0000);        // [nn]
            *dst++ = (op & 0xFFFF) + (op << 16);            // [oo]
            *dst++ = (op >> 16) + (op & 0xFFFF0000);        // [pp]
            source += 8;
        }
        Eh += h; if(Eh >= 272) { Eh -= 272; dh++; }
    }
}
So yeah, i would appreciate insight on that. Quake & Cave story are taking advantage of the higher resolution, which is nice obviously.
FBA uses the native resolution for CPS-1 games and runs at about 55 FPS at 600 Mhz.
It runs at 60 FPS when clocked at 642 Mhz, which wasn't possible on the RS-97. (thanks to better optimizations and no need to downscale)

Another issue is supporting 3rd controllers. I think we can use the joystick API for detecting them but it's possible that i would need to compile in eudev support... We'll see.
Pingflood is also receiving his device and he will be able to properly debug this,  better than i can anyway...

I also thought about porting some stuff from the RZX-50 (a similar device with a worse SoC) but there aren't much software for it anyway so... yeah.
I'll keep porting more stuff. Also, reGBA doesn't work, like on 1.0S hardware.
Gpsp works but the menu crashes... Yeah, i feel like it will not be easy...
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: jbanes on September 29, 2018, 07:37:09 pm
I am still here lol

Nope, sorry. We've already declared you dead and gone. No going back from that.  ;) ;D

Joking aside, I really appreciate all the work you did put into developing and supporting the firmware. The website updates are looking good!

This is what i've done so far on the Retro Mini arcade :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGYSlnnYlyc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGYSlnnYlyc)

Fan. Friggin. Tastic!

Very nice work. Can't wait to get one of these and put the custom firmware on it!

I'm working on the CFW. One issue with porting apps is, of course, the higher screen resolution.
While i could not care about speed and just use SDL_SoftStretch, that's less than ideal and not to mention slower...
I'm trying to come up with a better upscaler but it's scaled up a bit too wide

Just to make sure I understand the algorithm, this looks like a linear scaling algorithm with an unrolled loop that's expected to trigger SIMD instructions in the compiler for maximum performance. Let me know if I'm misunderstanding.

My initial thought is do you need to do linear scaling or is pixel doubling every X number of pixels more effective? I used pixel doubling in the DOSBox port and the results look quite good. It preserves the sharp pixels of the original image without any complex math that could slow things down. Surprisingly, there are no scarring artifacts obvious either.

Just a thought anyway.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on September 29, 2018, 10:13:24 pm
Well what can I say... Stunning work... Very well done... I can appreciate the work that must be involved so bravo for taking your time and not rushing.

Regards
ace
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jack83 on September 30, 2018, 05:46:02 pm
Its really great that @gameblabla is working on this device. With the same screen as the PAP KIII Plus, all work can be used on that as well.
Porting software/emulators to the 480x272 screen was the main problem I could not solve.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ruffnutts on October 01, 2018, 07:55:26 pm
Very cool stuff indeed great work, @Jack83 your Pymenu would look sweet on that Arcade mini :)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 03, 2018, 09:38:35 am
Right now it only costs $ 76.99 at Tomtop:
https://www.tomtop.com/p-f1872trb.html?_ga=2.60301165.1196055606.1537512300-843861359.1536660957

Personally I took it there, I never had a problem ordering at home even if it is longer than other sites in general.
I just got it today, like it was fast. There are just two crazy things, my box looks like a factory box compared to Youtube review and I miss the baterry.  :o ;D

New surprise the machine is empty ...  I think what is not finishing my machine
:o

(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003110332808314.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003110332808314.jpg.html)

(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003104805539963.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003104805539963.jpg.html)
(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003105233941654.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003105233941654.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on October 04, 2018, 02:30:22 am
Btw, as i may have said before, i've managed to make external controllers like the Wired switch or the stock ones work on the unit.
The only issue is that buttons are mapped differently accross all gamepads... Thus, Start on a switch controller will be mapped differently from the stock ones...
What should i do ? Just stick with the crappy ones ?

Btw, i also wanted to say that i've managed to make PocketSNES work on the Arcade Mini : it's running pretty well. And using the native resolution mode, it's running even better than the RS-97. (though the difference is fairly small, most of the bottleneck is the interpreter and PPU)
The only issue i encounter is to make external controllers work properly in 2 players mode. Currently, each controllers controls both players... Not the intended behaviour obviously.
I'll publish the source code tomorrow.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: lazanti on October 04, 2018, 08:28:20 pm
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SONGFINN-Retro-Handheld-Game-Console-4-3-Inch-Built-in-3000-Classic-Games-Support-for-NEOGEO/32924496182.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.259.30453c00QgPOVp (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SONGFINN-Retro-Handheld-Game-Console-4-3-Inch-Built-in-3000-Classic-Games-Support-for-NEOGEO/32924496182.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.259.30453c00QgPOVp)

The cheapest one I could find on AliExpress (don't forget to use the 3 USD cupon code from the store) :)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on October 05, 2018, 04:20:30 am
gameblabla, you will ruin me!  order this machine this morning, i'm sure you'll provide a good cfw for it!

and with all the version of rs97 , I think its best to get one early...
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on October 05, 2018, 03:34:47 pm
ETA Prime has made a review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGzviKTw25c
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: jbanes on October 06, 2018, 03:27:17 am
Btw, as i may have said before, i've managed to make external controllers like the Wired switch or the stock ones work on the unit.
The only issue is that buttons are mapped differently accross all gamepads... Thus, Start on a switch controller will be mapped differently from the stock ones...
What should i do ? Just stick with the crappy ones ?

I think it makes more sense to support the shipped controllers for now. Users will be rather upset if they can't use the controller they bought with the machine. Especially if you're telling them that Nintendo Switch controllers are supported.

In the future you can see about adding configurable controllers ala RetroPie and support both the internal, Switch, and possibly generic USB controllers.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: lazanti on October 07, 2018, 06:44:04 pm
I'm happy with this price 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/XOrxBRD.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on October 08, 2018, 01:43:48 am
I'm happy with this price 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/XOrxBRD.jpg)

let us know if you've got the full and right version, not the tomtop 's stripped down that darkwesley got..
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 09, 2018, 08:39:36 am
I'm happy with this price 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/XOrxBRD.jpg)

let us know if you've got the full and right version, not the tomtop 's stripped down that darkwesley got..
I am in paypal dispute with them, I not recommended you to buy from Tomtop.

He told me that it was sold without battery is not written in the description and give a technical mail for my firmware I'm still waiting for an answer for a week. (I ask for 50% refund to Paypal) 8)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 10, 2018, 02:52:35 pm


(https://i.imgur.com/IdzN3Od.jpg)

So I went and ordered these:

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1141104

I ordered these which are too small :( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Genuine-Panasonic-18650-3400mAh-Rechargeable-Battery-NCR18650B-Li-ion-Flat-Top/192463925033?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190540%26meid%3De971047af71940a2849ae340bf271ffd%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D192463925033&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on October 10, 2018, 04:22:29 pm
Think you'll be alright if you do something like glue a little magnet on top.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 13, 2018, 02:47:39 am
Think you'll be alright if you do something like glue a little magnet on top.

I tried folding up some foil and wedging it in to fill the gap, but when I tried to charge it, I just got a "flashing red LED" inside the unit. I put the stock battery back in and the LED lit up in "solid green"

I have ordered another battery now, but I will try a magnet and see if it works and post back the results after the weekend.
 
Thanks for the tip :)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 13, 2018, 08:14:36 pm

New surprise the machine is empty ...  I think what is not finishing my machine


Youtuber Johnny Liu has posted a video to fix anyone's Retro Mini Arcade that arrived "naked" Requires 32GB Micro SD ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYsYTiVulco

Click "Show More" and scroll down for details
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 13, 2018, 08:37:50 pm

New surprise the machine is empty ...  I think what is not finishing my machine


Youtuber Johnny Liu has posted a video to fix anyone's Retro Mini Arcade that arrived "naked" Requires 32GB Micro SD ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYsYTiVulco

Click "Show More" and scroll down for details
It was not the same problem me, I had a faulty firmware and suddenly I dismounted my arcade to format the micro SD and installed the basic firmaware find on the blog of jutleys.

Otherwise his video remains interesting.  ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 14, 2018, 01:12:18 pm
So I finally switched my Retro Mini Arcade on.... The "volume wheel" has 2 settings "loud or off" :D

Anyone else have a volume wheel like that ?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: lazanti on October 14, 2018, 01:17:38 pm
New color!

(https://i.imgur.com/LEclkM6.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 14, 2018, 01:49:30 pm
Does anyone know how to access the 16GB Internal Storage?

I would like to rename the games in English.

Thanks
ace
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on October 14, 2018, 02:01:23 pm
Personally I used this version of Dingux Commander:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/blob/master/release/apps.zip
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 14, 2018, 02:34:54 pm
Personally I used this version of Dingux Commander:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/blob/master/release/apps.zip

Thanks for that... Do you know if it is possible to connect it via USB to PC ?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on October 14, 2018, 04:28:52 pm
Good question! I haven't tried I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on October 14, 2018, 04:40:59 pm
It does not work already tried it on day one.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 14, 2018, 05:14:48 pm
It does not work already tried it on day one.

Ah Well... Thanks Buddy :)

EDIT: Just a thought, did you connecting via the controller USB Ports? In case they done a sneaky connection :D
I might have the cable but dont want to waste my time if its already been tried.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 14, 2018, 08:34:23 pm
It does not work already tried it on day one.

Ah Well... Thanks Buddy :)

EDIT: Just a thought, did you connecting via the controller USB Ports? In case they done a sneaky connection :D
I might have the cable but dont want to waste my time if its already been tried.
Already tried, the only solution is to open it and get the micro sd inside, it's easy enough.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on October 14, 2018, 10:38:22 pm
Already tried, the only solution is to open it and get the micro sd inside, it's easy enough.

OK, thanks for replying... That saves me some time ! ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on October 14, 2018, 10:54:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syD-CR4eOnY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syD-CR4eOnY)

I managed to make the 2 players mode working in PocketSNES, SMS Plus, FCEUX and FBA. It took me a while but we're getting there.
The only missing pieces are Picodrive, Temper and the most daunting, PCSX4ALL.

I have some ideas to improve performance for PCSX4ALL on the Retro Arcade Mini (for example, don't downscale resolutions like 512x240 used by Crash bandicoots games. Instead, crop 32 pixels and center it).
Also, i would need to support PS3/Switch/360 controllers for PCSX4ALL, so we can finally play Ape Escape properly.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 15, 2018, 10:08:09 am
awesome  8) ;D
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: lazanti on October 15, 2018, 05:29:50 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syD-CR4eOnY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syD-CR4eOnY)

I have some ideas to improve performance for PCSX4ALL on the Retro Arcade Mini (for example, don't downscale resolutions like 512x240 used by Crash bandicoots games. Instead, crop 32 pixels and center it).
Also, i would need to support PS3/Switch/360 controllers for PCSX4ALL, so we can finally play Ape Escape properly.

Wait this thing can run Crash Bandicoot PSX games?  :o
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on October 16, 2018, 09:24:57 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: sirdrak on October 16, 2018, 11:53:48 am
Right now it only costs $ 76.99 at Tomtop:
https://www.tomtop.com/p-f1872trb.html?_ga=2.60301165.1196055606.1537512300-843861359.1536660957

Personally I took it there, I never had a problem ordering at home even if it is longer than other sites in general.
I just got it today, like it was fast. There are just two crazy things, my box looks like a factory box compared to Youtube review and I miss the baterry.  :o ;D

New surprise the machine is empty ...  I think what is not finishing my machine
:o

(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003110332808314.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003110332808314.jpg.html)

(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003104805539963.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003104805539963.jpg.html)
(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/10/03/mini_181003105233941654.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181003105233941654.jpg.html)

Hi! I'm new in the forums... First of all, hello to all!

Another TomTop victim here... Today i received my RS-07 and it's an unfinished one, like yours  :( Do you know where can we found a battery alternative that fits well on the RS-07?

I just open a dispute on Paypal too...
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 16, 2018, 05:30:03 pm
Quote
Hi! I'm new in the forums... First of all, hello to all!

Another TomTop victim here... Today i received my RS-07 and it's an unfinished one, like yours  :( Do you know where can we found a battery alternative that fits well on the RS-07?

I just open a dispute on Paypal too...
Hi, welcome to club  ;D
I bought a battery like this: https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/2-PCS-Liitokala-Nouveau-18650-3400-mAh-3-7-V-lithium-batterie-pour-lampes-de-poche/32837291673.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.40696c37Bzqtiy
After I do not know if she will go there size level, I will soon receive them to check.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: procyon on October 23, 2018, 02:35:33 am
I got mine today, and I'm a bit disappointed, but maybe for stupid reasons.  I ordered from an eBay auction, where I could choose from black, or white & red.  When you click white and red, it shows the picture of the unit with the red base, but the blue bezel.  When it arrived today, the bezel is entirely red, like the image in post 50.  Also, I can't tell, but it seems like the joystick on this unit is taller, and the knob is smaller than the ones shown from the original batch.  I would have preferred a shorter joystick with less throw.  But whatever, I doubt the seller is going to do anything for me, and it's too much of a pain in the ass to send it back to China. 

Other than that, the unit is pretty much what everyone was showing.  The volume control is absolutely terrible, going from 0% to 80% loudness in one step, which is already too loud, and then going up slightly from there to 100%.  I hope this is something the CFW can address.  I also assume that the CFW will allow all emulators to load compressed ROMs, which the default OS seems unable to do.

Is there any ETA on the CFW?  It really needs one.  Even if it's an incomplete v1.0.  Anything has to be better than the default experience.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 23, 2018, 01:50:37 pm
The red version would have a problem with the joystick, you should check too. :-\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9wQB_tB6bs

The blue version is really pretty, too bad the mini pads are black ... :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf98EdbHsIE
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: procyon on October 24, 2018, 02:02:23 am
I don't understand why the red units have a different joystick from all the other models...?  Is it possible to buy some kind of replacement for them?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on October 24, 2018, 03:15:31 am
@sirdrak seems you are not the first one to receive the rs07 without the battery. I should get mine next week, i'll give the info if its the retail or oem version ;)
@procyon:
there is 2 revision on the original hardware (original rom 1.1 and 1.3 , check jutley website), it may explain the different joystick too?
and no ETA for the custom firmware, we have to wait for more info from gameblabla, but latest video are really amazing! (2 controllers support and some great gameplay)


edited: wrong name, do you know if you've got the 1.1 or 1.3 version?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: procyon on October 24, 2018, 03:33:07 am
Just to set the record straight, I am not one who received his unit without a battery.  My battery was fine. I just didn't get the colors I anticipated (minor), and the joystick seems weirdly taller than those that see in other pictures.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on October 24, 2018, 12:27:35 pm
I don't understand why the red units have a different joystick from all the other models...?  Is it possible to buy some kind of replacement for them?
After this may be a special case for video, you have to test on Street Of Rage the diagonal to be sure not to have problems.
I saw basic firmware that could read SMS games while mine can not. The firmware of Gameblabla may solve a lot of problem because the basic is rotten.

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: JJK9 on October 25, 2018, 10:33:58 am
Other than that, the unit is pretty much what everyone was showing.  The volume control is absolutely terrible, going from 0% to 80% loudness in one step, which is already too loud, and then going up slightly from there to 100%.  I hope this is something the CFW can address.
If you plug in the tv or headphones then the volume control works perfectly, it's only broken when using the built in speaker. Im really hoping this is an easy fix in the firmware.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: LauweLoempia on October 26, 2018, 09:34:04 am
I don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but 'odjinan' shared a trick with me:

When your console comes 'empty' (no games listed) or when you (like I did) selected the 'factory reset', the following key-combination can fix your game indexation / game list:

Go to Settings - System Info - tap Select, Start, X, L, R, B, B.

https://youtu.be/_oQAGZbfttE?t=62

Note: check under 'system information' if the internal sd card has content or not, I had 16GB with only 380MB available....

Thanks again to 'odjinan' for pointing me in the right direction!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on October 31, 2018, 07:02:21 am
yeah, it made me laugh when  saw the first time the video about the cheat code ;)  these guys are smart ^

And I just got mine, its the full "retail" version!   with battery, roms (with english name) , good color and great package.

Got from this store (someone here posted the store link a couple of weeks ago)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SONGFINN-Retro-Handheld-Game-Console-4-3-Inch-Built-in-3000-Classic-Games-Support-for-NEOGEO/32924496182.html

will probably open it today to see if its the 1.1 or 1.3 version..

edit: its the 1.3 version (see my next post)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: LauweLoempia on November 01, 2018, 12:13:37 am
How can you identify the different versions (and what are the differences)?

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on November 01, 2018, 02:06:20 am
you have to remove the screen, and check the motherboard:

here is mine, potatoes pics: https://imgur.com/a/nhOZZ9a

dont know the difference between 1.1 or 1.3..
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on November 01, 2018, 10:07:19 am
I'm falling on this video, fake or not?  :o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wteKaLLwAdw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K51qFMgqP3Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GQUBwy0apM
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: naxeras on November 01, 2018, 11:59:29 am
@darkwesley

Its a stupid fake, probably is a raspberry inside rs-97 case.

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on November 01, 2018, 02:43:50 pm
Whait naxeras said, most likely a Rasperry Pi inside. Since the connectors are exposed (display and even the buttons), it's just relatively easy to make it work with any devices with GPIO ports and all. (though i don't know the exact specifics)
The JZ4760(B) SoC has no 3D hardware whatsoever, only a lame 2D accelerator.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on November 01, 2018, 04:57:01 pm
Yes, it was too big to be true. ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: depeche8788 on November 02, 2018, 10:06:16 pm
 
Do yourself a favour and don't bother with the native emulators. These work much better:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/raw/master/release/emulator.zip

and Dingux Commander:

https://github.com/JackD83/dmenu/raw/master/release/apps.zip

Also I notice the removable battery is a 18650 2000mAh one

(https://i.imgur.com/IdzN3Od.jpg)

So I went and ordered these:

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1141104

Hello,

Completely new to this forum and to this system, you have suggested the RS-07 native emulators aren't very good, do I simply have to extract your recommended emulators to an SD card and run them from there using the RS-07's file browser?

Thank you for your work!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on November 02, 2018, 11:27:33 pm
They're not my work unfortunately (a user called JackD83) but you are correct about using the file browser. A better thing you could do is pm another user called gameblabla who has done excellent work with another device and also has an experimental custom firmware for the Retro Arcade Mini. He might give you the link if you ask nicely enough!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: darkwesley on November 03, 2018, 12:06:10 pm
I recovered a battery life of a laptop and I have to dismount to recover lithium batteries, it works. This is a good solution if you have a laptop battery old.

(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/11/03/181103010422596219.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: MelLiv on November 04, 2018, 11:19:08 am
Interesting video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9llODx3XqI
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on November 05, 2018, 01:53:58 am
Interesting video:

The hands on this guy makes me think they are 10 years old... Looks fake but didnt watch it all
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: JJK9 on November 08, 2018, 10:42:38 pm
It appears there is a new firmware at https://jutleys.wixsite.com/retrogamers97-90
Is this the official firmware for this device or a custom one? and if it's custom is it the one gameblabla was working on and posted videos for? I would try it out but im waiting for a new micro SD card to arrive, im not messing with the one in the machine incase nothing works.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on November 09, 2018, 12:45:45 am
It appears there is a new firmware at https://jutleys.wixsite.com/retrogamers97-90
Is this the official firmware for this device or a custom one? and if it's custom is it the one gameblabla was working on and posted videos for? I would try it out but im waiting for a new micro SD card to arrive, im not messing with the one in the machine incase nothing works.

This is Gameblabla's early CFW preview... It is very early version but still much better that the stock FW IMHO as the games run much better.

FBA is working really well ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: JJK9 on November 09, 2018, 12:51:50 am
This is Gameblabla's early CFW preview... It is very early version but still much better that the stock FW IMHO as the games run much better.

FBA is working really well ;)
Cool thanks, Cant wait to try it and see what else I can play and what runs better. I wonder why they uploaded a very early CFW preview instead of waiting for a proper release? Still not complaining.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on November 09, 2018, 05:22:06 am
its not a preview, it just miss 3 emu (picodrive, temper and psx4all), all the rest is working great!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on November 09, 2018, 03:34:01 pm
I wonder why they uploaded a very early CFW preview instead of waiting for a proper release? Still not complaining.

Because he is nice like that !! ;)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: LBL Gamer on November 09, 2018, 06:20:22 pm
gameblabla, jutley,...fantastic work. ya know I seem to be spamming the k3p and if its annoying I'm sorry. This excites me because it has the same resolution screen as the k3p. If development for this sheds light on any progress for that device I would gladly take the ball and run (to my capabilities). The rs97 gets so much attention its nice to see other devices come along.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: MOFO on November 11, 2018, 09:15:59 pm
How many emulators and games come with this? I know it says 3000 games but I know Chinese companies tend to lie when it comes to these kind of things.
Its looks like a pretty cool device, wish it had a slightly bigger screen but things look pretty crisp and clear.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: JJK9 on November 12, 2018, 12:30:41 pm
How many emulators and games come with this? I know it says 3000 games but I know Chinese companies tend to lie when it comes to these kind of things.
Its looks like a pretty cool device, wish it had a slightly bigger screen but things look pretty crisp and clear.
Some games are on multiple systems so the total amount of totally different games will be lower. You can easily add more games by plugging in a micro sd card into the back or opening the machine and adding them to the internal sd card that holds the os and roms.

Arcade CPS2 - 48
Famicom Nes - 679
Super Famicom Snes - 496
Game boy - 207
Game boy color - 166
Game boy advance - 783
Megadrive - 622
Total - 3001


The custom OS link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15P0mPSnJ9juAoKqy690z2mDyRKELd5u3/view) contains more emulators but you have to provide the roms yourself, you can copy the roms from the internal sd card before overwriting it or copy the custom os to a new sd card and save the original. The only thing missing at the moment is the Megadrive emulator but overall this runs much better than stock.

fba-a320 - Arcade Neo Geo, CPS1 / 2, Cave, Toaplan and PGM
fceux - NES
gnuboy - Gameboy/Colour
gpsp - Game Boy Advance
handy - Atari Lynx
oswan - Wonderswan
Pocket Snes - Snes
sms_sdl - game gear, master system
Speccy - Spectrum
Vice - Commodore 64, C128, VIC-20, the Plus/4Commodore 64, C128, VIC-20, the Plus/4
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on November 16, 2018, 03:19:48 pm
https://droidbox.co.uk/retro-gaming-consoles.html
Use code DRXRETRO15 on Checkout 15% discount code expires Thursday 22nd 23:59:59.
RS-97 and RS-07 uk
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: sebnec on November 19, 2018, 09:22:04 pm
Hi,

First of all, I'd like to thank jutley for its work on the custom firmware that really suits the RS-07.  ;)

If I'm here, that's because I have two questions to ask : is it normal that I get no menu in any emulator ? When I launch FBA, I can only browse the folders in my ?SD card in order to launch games ; I don't get the usual FBA menu, with the list of supported games, as well as I can't select any option.

Is it something that we might have in a near future or is there a way to correct this ?

Thanks in advance for your forthcoming answers.

Best regards to all of you, alternative systems lovers !  8)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: gameblabla on November 20, 2018, 01:14:23 pm
Hi,

First of all, I'd like to thank jutley for its work on the custom firmware that really suits the RS-07.  ;)

If I'm here, that's because I have two questions to ask : is it normal that I get no menu in any emulator ? When I launch FBA, I can only browse the folders in my ?SD card in order to launch games ; I don't get the usual FBA menu, with the list of supported games, as well as I can't select any option.

Is it something that we might have in a near future or is there a way to correct this ?

Thanks in advance for your forthcoming answers.

Best regards to all of you, alternative systems lovers !  8)
This is intentional because the GUI menu for FBA A320 was horribly buggy and simply does not work at all.
What option do you want to select anyway ? This version of FBA does not support rotations unlike FBA-GCW0.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: sebnec on November 20, 2018, 03:21:18 pm
I'd have FBA to show a proper list of the games available (for the moment I can only select the games by the ROM's names, which is not really user friendly). And I'd love to be able to change ratio (a 4/3 fitting the upper and bottom parts of the screen would be nice).

For the moment, we can only have games stretched to 16/9 or shown in a small 4/3 window, depending on the emulator used. Hopefully emulators / GUI will be optimised in the future.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on November 25, 2018, 01:47:07 pm
MOVED to CFW Thread

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: LauweLoempia on November 26, 2018, 07:05:44 pm
Nice, just found a clone of a clone: the Retro Miniature arcade
Available on TomTom for just 30 bucks: https://www.tomtop.com/p-v5526.html
(https://img.tttcdn.com/product/xy/2000/2000/p/gu1/V/6/V5526/V5526-1-7d3d-I8Bn.jpg)

Supporting a whopping 360 FC games:
(https://img.tttcdn.com/product/xy/2000/2000/p/gu1/V/6/V5526/V5526-1-7d3d-jpWJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on December 12, 2018, 02:35:29 pm
After loading Gameblabla's firmware on my RS-07, and deciding that taking the RS-07 apart isn't something I want to keep doing, I decided to mount an SD card extension from the inside SD card slot to the back of the case:

(https://i.imgur.com/VNscKBy.jpg)

This is the extension cable:

(https://i.imgur.com/C2CjRw1.png)

They're around ?6 on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2SJIHTQ), probably cheaper on Aliexpress/etc.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: JJK9 on December 12, 2018, 02:47:34 pm
After loading Gameblabla's firmware on my RS-07, and deciding that taking the RS-07 apart isn't something I want to keep doing, I decided to mount an SD card extension from the inside SD card slot to the back of the case:
They're around ?6 on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2SJIHTQ), probably cheaper on Aliexpress/etc.
I bought one of those to do the same thing only I havent added it yet as I was thinking of cutting into the plastic and mounting it inside the case and I haven't gotten around to it yet. Doing it this way is so much simpler. I bought mine from Ebay for ?1.63 and it works fine.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on December 12, 2018, 04:37:23 pm
Nice, just found a clone of a clone: the Retro Miniature arcade
Available on TomTom for just 30 bucks: https://www.tomtop.com/p-v5526.html
Supporting a whopping 360 FC games:

What's interesting about this is that it's an even smaller version. Here's a video comparing this to the RS-07:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8oPcu_ooT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0aubLZrJbE

Looks like some of them run that "XX in 1" famicom/nes software, and some have a more RS-97 style software.

The version running the RS-97 style software is called the RS-12.

It looks like the controllers are using mini USB rather than USB for the connectors too:

(https://i.imgur.com/F9a2b8A.jpg)

And a regular Nokia style battery:

(https://i.imgur.com/J7ykXHk.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on December 12, 2018, 06:24:15 pm
I ordered one of the mini minis on Aliexpress but the seller hasn't shipped yet. Has anyone opened one up? Is there a micro sd like its big brother?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on December 13, 2018, 02:32:44 am


What's interesting about this is that it's an even smaller version. Here's a video comparing this to the RS-07:

Looks like some of them run that "XX in 1" famicom/nes software, and some have a more RS-97 style software.

The version running the RS-97 style software is called the RS-12.

It looks like the controllers are using mini USB rather than USB for the connectors too:

(https://i.imgur.com/F9a2b8A.jpg)

And a regular Nokia style battery:

(https://i.imgur.com/J7ykXHk.jpg)

I converted the txt from the youtube video:

Retro Game Manufacturer
New product Retro Arcade Mini oversea first test view20181201

Retro Arcade Mini new product network first evaluation 20181201
You are not mistaken for the first live broadcast test at home and abroad.
Today's manufacturers offer two dedicated sample machines for DIYGameModz live broadcast! With custom DIYGameModz community LOGO!
Let us be very surprised and surprised! 😄

After the Retro Arvade FC, the manufacturer introduced a new product [Retro Arvade Mini]
3 吋 screen (320 * 240).
This machine can be played: Arcade cps1, cps2, GBA, SFC, MD, FC game.
Support TF extension function, support up to 32G!
Use 10-5 mAh of BL-5C battery!
Machine weight 0.10g
Body size: 10.5-7.0-2.2CM


At present, manufacturers have a small number of starters.
It is expected that a large number of products will be on sale in mid-December, and we will look forward to the game lovers together.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Nikojiro on December 13, 2018, 02:32:16 pm
The videos show 2 different devices. The first one is from Retrogame, and you can connect 2 of them, and it has an external microSD slot. Funnyplaying has stocked it, I'm probably going to get one soon.

The colored model is a different unit, no external microSD slot, and seems to run only 8-bit games. I like the color better though.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on December 13, 2018, 03:26:53 pm
Discussion for the RS-07 Mini and RS-12 should be taken here from now: https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/rs-07-mini-rs-12-questions/
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on December 15, 2018, 02:48:00 am
Moved to New Thread - https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/rs-07-mini-rs-12-questions/ (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/rs-07-mini-rs-12-questions/)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: omgmog on December 23, 2018, 08:05:02 pm
A couple more mods done to my RS-07:


(https://i.imgur.com/pODflSl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2DnNMYv.jpg)

I mentioned previously (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/meet-the-retro-mini-arcade/msg183306/#msg183306) about the SD card extension:

(https://i.imgur.com/C2CjRw1.png)

It's now mounted with double sided tape, and cable managed better.

The new power switch is just a 20mm panel-mount switch, it's a lot harder to accidentally turn off. I de-soldered the original switch, added two wires with crimp terminals, and then connected them to the new switch.

If you want to 3D print your own cover for the old power switch hole, you can grab it here on Tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/things/e6ozirhseG8-rs-07-power-switch-cover).

(https://i.imgur.com/qvXh1H5.png)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on December 23, 2018, 09:41:38 pm

I mentioned previously (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/meet-the-retro-mini-arcade/msg183306/#msg183306) about the SD card extension:

It's now mounted with double sided tape, and cable managed better.


I messed up ordering mine, I manged to get Micro SD to SD extension cable.. My own fault, couldn't be bothered to set up my new bank card so used ebay   :-[ :-[  ;D ;D lol

Loving the MOD though, they look great... I just gotta find a nice glass screen protector....
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: RetroFreakPc on December 24, 2018, 09:19:18 pm
 Coming back to the topic, is there any posibility to implement Megadrive/Genesis emulator? and add it to the firm? how is going the mame4all porting? Thank you in advance

Merry christmas by the way, best wishes for all of you :D
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: naxeras on January 08, 2019, 08:56:34 pm
Coming back to the topic, is there any posibility to implement Megadrive/Genesis emulator? and add it to the firm? how is going the mame4all porting? Thank you in advance

Merry christmas by the way, best wishes for all of you :D

The megadrive emulator would be incredible.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ahahah on January 13, 2019, 09:50:56 pm
Coming back to the topic, is there any posibility to implement Megadrive/Genesis emulator? and add it to the firm? how is going the mame4all porting? Thank you in advance

Merry christmas by the way, best wishes for all of you :D

The megadrive emulator would be incredible.

why megadrive emulator is not possible whereas the other are possible?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: MelLiv on January 23, 2019, 07:59:43 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9GSuCiax6w


Any one see this video?

Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: blackz1982 on January 23, 2019, 08:49:48 am
Coming back to the topic, is there any posibility to implement Megadrive/Genesis emulator? and add it to the firm? how is going the mame4all porting? Thank you in advance

Merry christmas by the way, best wishes for all of you :D

The megadrive emulator would be incredible.

why megadrive emulator is not possible whereas the other are possible?
Possible is all. Soon upload.

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Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: greasehoot on January 23, 2019, 01:46:12 pm
I put the CFW on my Retro Arcade and it's very pretty. However, I cannot get Game Boy roms to run on it. This problem also persists on the cfw for the PAP KIII. Anyone else having this trouble?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: procyon on January 23, 2019, 02:56:32 pm
I put the CFW on my Retro Arcade and it's very pretty. However, I cannot get Game Boy roms to run on it. This problem also persists on the cfw for the PAP KIII. Anyone else having this trouble?

Yes.  I thought it was just me, cuz I posted the exact same problem, and no one ever responded.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: greasehoot on January 23, 2019, 03:45:59 pm
Well I guess we'll just have to cry on each other's shoulders :P
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: matt73 on February 04, 2019, 07:46:21 pm
How many emulators and games come with this? I know it says 3000 games but I know Chinese companies tend to lie when it comes to these kind of things.
Its looks like a pretty cool device, wish it had a slightly bigger screen but things look pretty crisp and clear.
Some games are on multiple systems so the total amount of totally different games will be lower. You can easily add more games by plugging in a micro sd card into the back or opening the machine and adding them to the internal sd card that holds the os and roms.

Arcade CPS2 - 48
Famicom Nes - 679
Super Famicom Snes - 496
Game boy - 207
Game boy color - 166
Game boy advance - 783
Megadrive - 622
Total - 3001


The custom OS link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15P0mPSnJ9juAoKqy690z2mDyRKELd5u3/view) contains more emulators but you have to provide the roms yourself, you can copy the roms from the internal sd card before overwriting it or copy the custom os to a new sd card and save the original. The only thing missing at the moment is the Megadrive emulator but overall this runs much better than stock.

fba-a320 - Arcade Neo Geo, CPS1 / 2, Cave, Toaplan and PGM
fceux - NES
gnuboy - Gameboy/Colour
gpsp - Game Boy Advance
handy - Atari Lynx
oswan - Wonderswan
Pocket Snes - Snes
sms_sdl - game gear, master system
Speccy - Spectrum
Vice - Commodore 64, C128, VIC-20, the Plus/4Commodore 64, C128, VIC-20, the Plus/4


Hi everyone,
I appreciated the great work done. Unfortunately, writing the img "Pymenu V1.6" on micro sd 16gb, then I will not have the space to insert the roms in the folders indicated. can I use only the external micro sd to load the roms? In this case the process of selecting the roms folder is very inconvenient

sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: RetroFreakPc on February 04, 2019, 10:37:40 pm
Quote from: matt73

 Hi man, once you have installed the image, then you should resize the main partition, i explain myself
 When you burn the image there is lot of free space unassigned, that space you can assign it by using software like mini tool partition wizard, that will make you able to resize the main partition adding the space unassigned.

 It is easy and safe, you can try,

 Best regards!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: matt73 on February 05, 2019, 12:39:19 am
Quote from: matt73

 Hi man, once you have installed the image, then you should resize the main partition, i explain myself
 When you burn the image there is lot of free space unassigned, that space you can assign it by using software like mini tool partition wizard, that will make you able to resize the main partition adding the space unassigned.

 It is easy and safe, you can try,

 Best regards!

Accurate and resolutive. Thx!
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: oldskoolMP on February 17, 2019, 08:57:17 pm
Quote from: matt73

 Hi man, once you have installed the image, then you should resize the main partition, i explain myself
 When you burn the image there is lot of free space unassigned, that space you can assign it by using software like mini tool partition wizard, that will make you able to resize the main partition adding the space unassigned.

 It is easy and safe, you can try,

 Best regards!

Hi Guys,

Im really new to this and having a bit of an issue with this part of the process.  What's happening is that onceI write the new 1.2 image "ArcadeMini_v12_CFW" onto a new 32GB microsdi, I keep getting errors when i try to expand the drive. 

I think I may know why though, so when I tried one of the older images I would get multiple drives which windows could only access one and I coudl see a variety of folders.  The others would keep asking me to format but I would ignore.  I never tried this in the unit itself as I thought I would go straight to the new one (which was released that day funny enough).  So now what happens is that I get multiple drives which I can view in partition wizard only, but windows only displays one which in PW is called rootfs ( I cant access it in windows jusat see it).  Normally its the other FAT32 one I can see and I was able to expand it on the older image version.

So the other issue is it doesn't assign the FAT32 a letter, so when I try to assign one it wants to formart it hence losing the data I just wrote to it.  So im stuck in a bit of cycle and cant figure what im doing wrong.  I hope this kind of made sense and if anyone can give me any tips that would be great. 

     
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: ace9094 on February 17, 2019, 10:06:12 pm
Quote from: matt73

 Hi man, once you have installed the image, then you should resize the main partition, i explain myself
 When you burn the image there is lot of free space unassigned, that space you can assign it by using software like mini tool partition wizard, that will make you able to resize the main partition adding the space unassigned.

 It is easy and safe, you can try,

 Best regards!

Hi Guys,

Im really new to this and having a bit of an issue with this part of the process.  What's happening is that onceI write the new 1.2 image "ArcadeMini_v12_CFW" onto a new 32GB microsdi, I keep getting errors when i try to expand the drive. 

I think I may know why though, so when I tried one of the older images I would get multiple drives which windows could only access one and I coudl see a variety of folders.  The others would keep asking me to format but I would ignore.  I never tried this in the unit itself as I thought I would go straight to the new one (which was released that day funny enough).  So now what happens is that I get multiple drives which I can view in partition wizard only, but windows only displays one which in PW is called rootfs ( I cant access it in windows jusat see it).  Normally its the other FAT32 one I can see and I was able to expand it on the older image version.

So the other issue is it doesn't assign the FAT32 a letter, so when I try to assign one it wants to formart it hence losing the data I just wrote to it.  So im stuck in a bit of cycle and cant figure what im doing wrong.  I hope this kind of made sense and if anyone can give me any tips that would be great. 

     

As you are using a Windows machine, I recommend Mini Partition Wizard, its free and will allow you resize the partition on your SD Card. I use it and works fine for me :)
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: oldskoolMP on February 18, 2019, 06:28:41 pm
Thanks for the reply, im sorry but I mixed up the name, I am actually using Minitool partition wizard. Im also using SD card formatter and tried both Etcher and Winimage. 

If someone can tell me if im doing this wrong as I just treid it again on my laptop with a brand new microsd and got the same issue. 

I format the microsd using SD card formatter and have an empty FAT32 32GB micro.  (Kingston Brand)
I then write the Arcaded Mini 1.2 image to it using either etcher or Winimage (which completes succesfully)

In Minitool partition wizard I see 5 partitions:  (unallocated), G:rootfs, Linux Swap, I:FAT32 and the remaiing unallocated space (25GB or so).  In my windows explorer I can see G: and I: but cannot access either of them, it says it must be formatted.  So I cant add any games or resize the drive.

When I had the older image I did exactly the above and had the same result but also had a drive I could access (even had a handlheld device as an icon) wherer I believe i could put my roms in.  I was also able to resize the drive to easily.

am I doing the process wrong?, or am i missing something at all?.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on February 18, 2019, 06:38:13 pm
I also had problems with the 1.2 firmware. I could not access the FAT32 partition even with RMPrepUSB.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Jutleys on February 19, 2019, 03:54:58 pm
I could not expand the fat32 partition? for v1.2
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: blackz1982 on February 19, 2019, 04:14:53 pm
I also had problems with the 1.2 firmware. I could not access the FAT32 partition even with RMPrepUSB.
Use firmware 1.0 with applications from 1.2

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Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: oldskoolMP on February 20, 2019, 10:45:00 am
I could not expand the fat32 partition? for v1.2

For me yes it's v1.2, the previous version I tried wrote the image fine but not so lucky with this one. 

Where can I download an older version? Also how can I get the newer apps off 1.2 as I'm unable to access the drives?.

I have ordered another microsd, different brand PNY to see if that helps.   Otherwise does anyone have any ideas or should I just hope the next update might fix it?
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on February 21, 2019, 07:15:51 pm
next update will fix it
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: maximus on February 24, 2019, 02:51:01 am

download the V1.3, I could pass the image with win32 diskimager, I could expand the partition with mini tools partition magic, however it does not let me enter the new unit created, it asks me to perform unit formatting.
In summary I can not enter enter the new directory to install the roms.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/29qmhkm.jpg)

http://i65.tinypic.com/29qmhkm.jpg


if someone can help me I would appreciate it
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: maximus on February 25, 2019, 12:09:36 am
Version 1.3.1 Same problem


download the V1.3, I could pass the image with win32 diskimager, I could expand the partition with mini tools partition magic, however it does not let me enter the new unit created, it asks me to perform unit formatting.
In summary I can not enter enter the new directory to install the roms.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/29qmhkm.jpg)

http://i65.tinypic.com/29qmhkm.jpg


if someone can help me I would appreciate it
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: odjinan on February 25, 2019, 08:54:37 am
windows cant read it but you can use commander from the cfw to transfert from your external sdcard to internal sdcard.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: VanZan on February 25, 2019, 10:54:24 am
We've been discussing it over in the other thread:

https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/custom-firmware-for-the-retro-arcade-mini

Basically if you use the 1.0 firmware just replace the contents of the FAT32 partition with that of the latest 1.31 firmware.
Title: Re: Meet the Retro Mini Arcade (RS-07)
Post by: Dmoore1736 on March 30, 2019, 10:28:15 pm
New to the boards. I purchased the blue and white and am not dissatisfied. I did try following the instructions on how to add more roms via micro sad but it hasn?t worked. It can read the sad card but won?t launch the actual games. I?m not great with electronics so I won?t open it up and mess around with it as I don?t want to brick it. Could someone please maybe explain the process here cause maybe i?m Not understanding it properly. Thanks in advance.