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    GP32 .. almost 20 years old now? yikes!

    Just been sorting out stuff I have in the loft and found this monstrosity I got on eBay years ago for next to nothing. Anybody want to confess and explain what went through their mind when they decided to do this?
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    GP32 .. almost 20 years old now? yikes!

    I seem to have accumulated quite a few over the years - must have over 20 GP/GPH machines dotted around my house! Almost 15 years since my first GP2X release. In answer to your question, clearly the GP2X is the one to use - I'm still waiting for somebody else to use the bare metal dev environment!
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    Orcus 1.2.0

    A new version of Orcus, the bare metal hardware library for F100 and F200 has just been released and is now available in the devkitPro pacman repo. New features in this release: 2D accelerator Palette modes on RGB layers Functions to use of MMU/PU/caches on both the ARM920 and ARM940 for added...
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    I ported DinguxCommander to GP2X

    Yes! https://www.pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/orcus-1-1-0.99123/ https://www.pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/open2x-bootloader-1-0-unfinished-business.99117/ I've a feeling we and alxm may be the only three people at the moment though...
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    Orcus 1.1.0

    If anybody is actually following this..! Had a few weeks off, making progress with the 2D accelerator (aka blitter, which is only part of what it does).
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    Open2x bootloader 1.0 - unfinished business..

    Out of interest, how did you get on if you did install it? I suspect a full Open2x release is unlikely, as far as I'm aware one the last remaining things to improve was the TV support which has become somewhat irrelevant with the passage of time. Plus, to compile Linux 2.4, you need a 2.95 gcc...
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    Orcus 1.1.0

    As previously promised in the Open2x bootloader post, the environment and libraries for building bare metal binaries are now available. Orcus, punisher of broken promises, and god of the underworld, finally delivers what used to be called 'HH' - the ability to write homebrew which doesn't depend...
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    Open2x bootloader 1.0 - unfinished business..

    I see you've already found it on github! The bare metal library and build setup are quite usable - you can build the bootloader, and I have a couple of simple examples. The big thing which is missing at the moment is audio, I'll post more about it once I get that working and it is useful for...
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    Battery Caddy Adapter?

    Certainly if it could be done, I have 3 Wizzes which no longer have batteries (one of which expanded violently when I removed the back from the case and I think may have later caught fire in the battery bin at the tip!) and would be interested in having a go.
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    Open2x bootloader 1.0 - unfinished business..

    I thought I'd post this up since it's now feature complete (at least enough for a first release). I've written an entirely new GP2X bootloader from scratch, which can do a few things the original u-boot can't like loading bare metal executable files (more on this to come), kernels and even...
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    Picodrive Revival (1.91) - Gp2X/wiz/caanoo Version

    I picked up an F300 on eBay only a couple of weeks ago!
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    Would It Be A Good Idea To Build A New Os For The Wiz?

    If you are interested in the 3D hardware, I know JustBurn had a simple driver of his own working a few years ago.
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    Would It Be A Good Idea To Build A New Os For The Wiz?

    Unfortunately, I suspect it's not quite that simple (I speak from experience!). Firstly, a lot of stuff is not open source, and that which is tends to be old and is a bit of a pain to port (plus somebody actually needs to sit and do it). Also, a lot of things access hardware directly, and subtle...
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    Bricked? Caanoo

    Well it is certainly possible (though a bit of a pain) to get the Caanoo to boot off UART. However, when I download a bootloader from a Caanoo firmware and tell it to run, nothing happens. I'm not sure I want to try to flash it without having had it boot from RAM first, so I shall have a bit...
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    Bricked? Caanoo

    Does the Wiz recovery tool not work with the Caanoo? I will try to find a few minutes this weekend to see if I can get my Caanoo to boot over serial.
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    Gp2X F-200 Bricked System For Sale

    Where are you based?
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    Whats Up With The Caanoo?

    It probably wouldn't be hard at all to make the Caanoo firmware run a lot of Wiz binaries directly. I'm guessing it'd just be a case of enabling OABI compatibility in the kernel and providing a set of OABI libraries (which you could just pull out of the Wiz firmware). I started making a custom...
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    Money Money Money.

    Pandora bends spacetime!
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    Bad News

    quasist == cool.
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    Bad News

    Alas, the bad lizard has never confessed to the crime, but I have long suspected it passed first to somebody who I would describe as slimy rather than scaled!
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