Author Topic: Poké Gear - Handheld Console  (Read 10982 times)

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 11:47:23 pm »
Just checked, and NES/SMS/GG emulators exist for GBA, so I'm thinking all non-GBA games seen on the screenshots have been made using those.

Basically, the console only runs GBA games, but can run GB/GBC/NES/SMS/GG if you wrap the roms using the respective tools (Goomba, pocketSMS, pocketNES). So technically, they are not lying, you can run those games.
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kawabushi

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2019, 01:23:14 am »
I have been testing emulators for Master System, Game Gear, Nes, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and they are functional, the emulators of Pc Engine and Super Nes  they work very badly. From sega megadrive I have not found anything. If this is the case, it does not emulate these systems in a native way, it seems like a bad console. Hopefully I have a custom firmware in the near future.

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2019, 07:50:51 pm »
Also, you'll get about 3 hours of gameplay out of it, charging taking two, if you were wondering.

Again, not worth it unless someone makes custom fw for it.

It seems to use the same housing of the Bittboy
Very sure it's using the RS-6 shell, they look and feel exactly the same (horrible, chalky, cheap plastic).
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 11:01:38 am by v47 »

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 11:16:56 am »
It may be possible to create GBA multi-roms with tools like EZ Flash or ezgba (see the links in the description), alleviating the pain of having to reflash the device each time you want to change the game.
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hiei (OP)

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2019, 12:49:49 pm »
Also, you'll get about 3 hours of gameplay out of it, charging taking two, if you were wondering.

Again, not worth it unless someone makes custom fw for it.

It seems to use the same housing of the Bittboy
Very sure it's using the RS-6 shell, they look and feel exactly the same (horrible, chalky, cheap plastic).

Steward received his unit, hopefully a cfw should appear...

jamespoo1

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2019, 02:10:21 pm »
use money i get from doing surveys and just bought one for 25usd :)

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2019, 02:31:18 pm »
Should have searched more, they can get as low as 20. Still wouldn't buy one until it's confirmed that cfw is doable.

jamespoo1

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2019, 01:54:57 am »
Should have searched more, they can get as low as 20. Still wouldn't buy one until it's confirmed that cfw is doable.

yes i have seen it cheaper but the site i do surveys on pays like $30usd for doing like 10 surveys that takes around an hr or so to complete the surveys 

they used to pay me to paypal but not anymore they only pay to skrill aliexpress used to use it but not anymore there really is only 2 sites dhgate and play asia that take skrill payments i saw this on dhgate so i thought i might as well buy one i love playing around with these kinds of devices

kawabushi

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2019, 10:27:31 pm »
Does anyone know how to put GBA roms without deleting the previous ones? Can you compile several GBA roms in one and use some selection menu?

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2019, 08:39:40 pm »
It may be possible to create GBA multi-roms with tools like EZ Flash or ezgba (see the links in the description), alleviating the pain of having to reflash the device each time you want to change the game.
I have yet to try this though. Not anytime soon though, so feel free to have a shot at it.

kawabushi

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2019, 03:32:34 pm »
It may be possible to create GBA multi-roms with tools like EZ Flash or ezgba (see the links in the description), alleviating the pain of having to reflash the device each time you want to change the game.
I have yet to try this though. Not anytime soon though, so feel free to have a shot at it.


There is no way. I am unable to compile gba roms. Every time I want to change the game, I have to flash again. If you do not get a custom firmware this is going to be a real pain in the ass.


jamespoo1

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2019, 02:26:59 am »
It may be possible to create GBA multi-roms with tools like EZ Flash or ezgba (see the links in the description), alleviating the pain of having to reflash the device each time you want to change the game.
I have yet to try this though. Not anytime soon though, so feel free to have a shot at it.


There is no way. I am unable to compile gba roms. Every time I want to change the game, I have to flash again. If you do not get a custom firmware this is going to be a real pain in the ass.


yeah if there is a hack for this it will be one of the best at how cheap it is

kawabushi

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2019, 01:14:23 pm »

yeah if there is a hack for this it will be one of the best at how cheap it is

The truth is that it is very stopped, no firmware is visible. Personally, I think that this other console offers better features at the same price, although it is a great misunderstanding.

Coolbaby RS69



I have come to see it for less than 20 dollars and it does emulate several systems natively. It has 8 GB internal memory and you can also insert a micro-SD card. It is as easy as creating folders in the root of the micro-SD with the name of the systems, gba, gbc, sms, gg, nes, snes, etc. If you even emulate CPS1 and Mame games.

It also has a 3-inch screen, I really consider this console much better than the Poke Gear.
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v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2019, 04:46:18 pm »
Are savestates and key remapping supported?

quadjfet

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2019, 06:49:28 pm »
(discussing RS-69)

Kawabushi, that looks very interesting. Do you have that device yourself?

Pictures of the internal OS would be great. If you're comfortable opening it up, then some PCB shots would also be good.

If you have that device, you should make a new thread for it. I bet some other people would be interested in it too.

Qinti

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2019, 01:42:13 am »
Well I bought one because I wanted to play GBA on my CRT TV. I know, there is the Gameboy Player, but getting a GameCube plus Player with working disc is a bit of a hassle as I already have a modded Wii.

I have a question for those who have the machine. Do your units have scratchy sound? I thought it was the machine at first but when I use AV out the sound quality is much better. If so, I think I will open a dispute for the amount necessary to replace the speaker.

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2019, 01:34:16 pm »
On the PokeGear? Yeah, the sound is not amazing. Also, confirming that GBA multiROMs are not possible, so it's either one GBA game, or one Goomba/PocketNES/PocketSMS compilation at a given moment. Not unusable, but still, the PokeGear is not something I'd recommend.

Ordered the RS-69, it looks much more usable and costs the same.

kawabushi

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2019, 06:21:42 pm »
On the PokeGear? Yeah, the sound is not amazing. Also, confirming that GBA multiROMs are not possible, so it's either one GBA game, or one Goomba/PocketNES/PocketSMS compilation at a given moment. Not unusable, but still, the PokeGear is not something I'd recommend.

Ordered the RS-69, it looks much more usable and costs the same.

So how does the Poke Gear make a compilation of gba games? That compilations are not available on the Internet and it is seen that someone had to create them with some software.


The RS-69 that I comment above is much better, for emucaion and simplicity. We fell into the Poke Gear trap :(.

On the other hand, I put a private to the seller of the RS-97 to ask if it was original the one that sold on his page at 20 dollars and told me that he had no information, the next day I withdraw the product.

v47

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2019, 07:42:54 pm »
You mean the ten game compilation that came pre-loaded on the device? Probably created with some custom china tool. As explained here, there are no easy tools that would allow you to create GBA multiROMs available.

And funnily enough, Goomba savestates seem to survive ROM swapping. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to sell it at next to no loss, so no harm done - we'll see what the RS-69 has to offer soon (apart from a slightly vulgar model number).
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quadjfet

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Re: Poké Gear - Handheld Console
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2019, 09:55:02 pm »
> The ten-game compilation that came preloaded

Mine came with a 1GB SD card with several multiroms on it.

Code: [Select]
[email protected]:/media/user/74DA-EFF8$ ls -alh
total 799M
drwxr-xr-x   2 user user 4.0K Dec 31  1969 .
drwxr-x---+ 10 root root 4.0K Aug  7 13:33 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Jan 14  2019 CASTLE9x1.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Oct 24  2018 FIGHTER-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  62M Oct 24  2018 gbc-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user 1.0M Feb 17 10:38 H64M_M.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Feb 14 08:31 Kirby-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Feb 21 04:13 luigi-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  59M Oct 24  2018 MARIO7x1.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  15M Jan 14  2019 NESMINI.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Jan  8  2019 POKEMON-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Jan  8  2019 POKEMON-02.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Feb 14 08:30 pokemon-03.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Feb 14 08:29 pokemon-04.gba
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Feb 14 08:28 pokemon-05.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  63M Jan 17  2019 SMS-01.GBA
-rw-r--r--   1 user user  31M Jan 14  2019 ZELDA-01.GBA

[email protected]:/media/user/74DA-EFF8$ md5sum *.*
94c377f6545d3c7616b832256aade344  CASTLE9x1.GBA
ed57747712cab6d00d23374d4d38eea8  FIGHTER-01.GBA
587b2cf133de395deba9b6ee5b236955  gbc-01.GBA
7327b4d8d82547fbcb8965b5b378d07c  H64M_M.GBA
39d1c5d221b3fd60786d9785e94de060  Kirby-01.GBA
5b32579390393a3c9c938d96cfa2141b  luigi-01.GBA
fe23fbf565925538d47de36859cb10a6  MARIO7x1.GBA
b64604b33b141dd059eb385a6805d6ad  NESMINI.GBA
93c8ac006a1b05727901b70e97282d0c  POKEMON-01.GBA
f8e7121819bcf18cd63094843dbe9ca8  POKEMON-02.GBA
27ae99c299d4b5247d1516ae5068077d  pokemon-03.GBA
3f73ca45e2b3dabfb6c35fd04ef8567a  pokemon-04.gba
1ccd15339bcdd3a838f81b6ade023859  pokemon-05.GBA
fb195ec27dd4c13501ea39ba09e4ed6f  SMS-01.GBA
9c6f86304f27495c2e372b10c7a4979f  ZELDA-01.GBA


I can't share these files for obvious reasons. Somebody out there knows how to cook these up. I think 64MiB NOR is bigger than any GBA flashcart on the market, so it probably is some semi-custom thing. Finding out the device's real manufacturer would be helpful.

https://web.eecs.umich.edu/~prabal/teaching/eecs373-f10/readings/Spansion_S29GL512P_Flash.pdf

These multi-rom investigations are just for fun though. It does not seem likely that a real cfw will exist for this device (unmarked CPU, 64 MiB NOR onboard... weird), and the resolution and aspect ratio are wrong for GBA anyways. The IPS screen and the housing are okay though, so maybe it will get cannibalized for some project.

 

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