Now I've Got It....

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Planet_M, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Planet_M

    Planet_M Still Fresh

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    I had a pre-order for a gp2x, but it was to be a Christmas present from my wife...

    I have watched this forum very closely since ordering...

    I must confess that a few weeks ago my unused/wrapped gp2x almost went back to gbax due to all the issues I was reading about...

    However...

    I have taken on board what I read - I bought a 128 Sandisk for firmware updating, a 1Gb Integral card for everything else (although some people mentioned probs with these), a couple of sets of Ansmanns batteries and an Ansmann charger, along with a suitable power adapter. I set up the sd cards in advance last night...

    After unwrapping I booted with charged batteries, tried the adapter, immediately booted for the firmware update (to v1.1.0), which went fine. I installed the SDL libs, watched some video (converted to divx4, 320x240 last night, and some other avi's have worked since too), played some mp3's, tested some games and lost myself in Sonic on DrMD for a while. It all went without a hitch.

    USB to my linux box is flakey, the plastic case almost stops my headphones fitting and i'm yet to get duke3d working, but overall it's all well worth it.

    Just thought I'd let people know that in my opinion the positives are totally outweighing the negatives... Enjoy!
     
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    I 100% agree with what you just said.

    The only problem I have had is with the led lights on the front not being in there wholes correctly. A quick opening of the case should fix that though.
     
  3. boogle

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    I find playing movies on the GP2X really cool :) Unlike the PSP, or even PDAs, the player is really quite generous when it comes to DivX/MP3 so I can play most of my content without re-encoding :D Very cool imo.

    But ye, sonic rocks :) I still don't paticularly like the joystick though :( If it was concave and rubber it would have been much better imo.
     
  4. Cyclops

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    For connecting to linux sans flakyness
    Code:
    rmmod ehci_hcd
    mount -t vfat -o sync /dev/sdc /mnt
    
    Its slow(usb 1.1) but works 100% if you don't remove the module It seems to fail after a few files.
     
  5. Paradox

    Paradox oh em gee

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    you just described almost everything i did when i got mine, to the letter, except for the wife part!

    and i agree, positives totally outweigh any negatives
     
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  6. green1152

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    Same here.
     
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  7. bazuka

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    Planet M,
    I was thinking about starting a post with just about the same content, so I figured I'd add on here. I received my GP2X *just* before christmas, and I couldn't be happier. I don't have any content on hand, so I downloaded the Dukes of Hazzard trailer to test it out. I also put on a few mp3s, but I mainly bought this for emulation, and that it does well so far. I loaded up DrMDx and played some Tecmo super bowl for a while, I'm on week 8 now. I also tried NGPC, but it's still slow on mine, since I don't know how high I can overclock it without screwing it up (and.. how do I get my LCD timing settings to stick? figured that out yet?). Overall though, I think it's great, and has great potential to make my consoles portable. I just can't wait until Neo Geo AES/MVS and GBA are working fully, though I'm only counting on the latter.

    Gamepark filled this spot well.
     
  8. bmilleker

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    Did you guys notice the lcd scanlines that much? Even in the first firmware i rarely noticed unless i really tried hard to see them. Really the only place I see them is in the movie player, and image viewer. It looks like there are thin bars going through the movies and pictures. But whatever, i could care less.

    So happy with this present :)
     
  9. Planet_M

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    I notice them in the movie player too (not tried image viewer), but i can live with that. I also see some flickering, but I guess if I spent some time with the lcd tweaker I could resolve that.

    I'm happy enough with the joystick too, maybe i'll notice issues with the deadzone later on, but it's not been a problem so far.

    Cyclops: i'll try that out later, although i've mostly used a card reader instead.

    Clearly to get the most from the gp2x you have to be prepared to buy a few accessories (batteries, charger, adapter, card reader), although all these can be used for other stuff too. I'm so glad I didn't change my mind about getting this... Next to try out mame :)
     
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  10. bmilleker

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    I had zero problems (other than making a new fstab entry) with the transfering files.

    I dont mind the joystick at all either. The buttons kind of bother me though. They feel like they push in to far, and my thumb cramps up sometimes.
     
  11. matt goode

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    Nice to see your enjoying it, now all i need is to send mine back :).

    But after my 1hr of playing (lol) i was very imressed and didnt experience any problems with the stick, flashback was great too, as was shining force 2.
     

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