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Old 22 February 2010, 21:15   #221
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As I understand it Craig isn't just a member but more like the leader of this whole operation.

At times he seems immature indeed.
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Old 22 February 2010, 21:37   #222
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As I understand it Craig isn't just a member but more like the leader of this whole operation.

At times he seems immature indeed.
Agreed. I know the project has had setbacks, and there was one or two times when things looked good to go when out of nowhere a third party let them down.

But this behaviour that he's started with of late is inexcusable.

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Old 23 February 2010, 00:23   #223
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Can you guys paste in some examples of Craigs imaturity for the purpose of our amusement.
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Old 23 February 2010, 00:38   #224
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yes thats a good idea cv643d
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Old 23 February 2010, 09:36   #225
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the worst example seems to be the case where someone said that they'd overclock their unit using provided software and if it failed, would return it to OpenPandora and not tell them it had been overclocked.

Craigx's response, which might be humour, but might be serious:
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"So you're a dishonest little s**t too?

I want your order number. You are banned from having a Pandora from us.

That's right, your order is canceled. "
And then it all kicked off...
http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php...z/page__st__15

Mali isn't a customer, this was all a joke, but it was taken waaaay too seriously. Craigx clarified...
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1) Mali was not a customer.

2) We won't be blackmailed by Vimacs.

3) We will release a statement on overclocking. (we need to look in to this possibility you really can fry an ARM chip before it crashes).

I'm sorry if I offended any of you, it's an occupational hazard.

Now I'm going back to work. There is a lot to get ready for these cases.

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Old 03 March 2010, 17:28   #226
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Well, another change of plan. They've been quoted "a six figure sum" to assemble the pandoras. So they're going to build them themselves.

in England.

The cases are due to arrive in the UK on 22nd March.

My guess is that there may be a little bit more delay in getting everything together, then a little delay for quality issues.

My guess on an ETA: end May for first 500 or so, end July for all 4000. They're pure guesses, and I hope I'm wrong and that it's earlier!
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i like the dingoo a320 well cheap and works very fast too ,i think pandora is too expensive its only 200mhz faster and u wouldnt notice playing emu,s on the dingo.
Well, there's not just the "200mhz" that you'll need to worry about - last I looked, the Dingoo didn't have the DSP or GFX hardware. But emulation issues aside (and how do you emulate an Amiga properly without a keyboard?) there's also the full desktop experience with the Pandora too - it can run firefox and productivity software with ease.

Quite why you'd want to do anything other than emulate on it is beyond me though!

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Old 06 March 2010, 04:44   #228
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(and how do you emulate an Amiga properly without a keyboard?)
assigning keyboard buttons to pad-buttons, and using an OSK is quite enough for gaming.
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The Dingoo has a MIPS CPU and thus can't utilize Cyclone. Amiga 500-emulation will be fullspeed (no frameskip) on the Pandora while you will always need frameskip on the Dingoo.
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assigning keyboard buttons to pad-buttons, and using an OSK is quite enough for gaming.
Which is fine until I play one of my faves - Cybercon III or Infestation for example ;-)

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Old 06 March 2010, 18:04   #231
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I played a bit with a Dingo at a friend's house a few weeks ago emulating some SNES stuff, and it was nice. Dingo is well suited, and priced, for what it's meant to do, which certainly isn't either firefoxing or openofficcing, you know.

Other than that, it must be said, Dingo is a device that actually exits so you can actually use and, in that sense, it can't compete against Pandora's most unique feature... (will always be two months away )

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Hang on! I quoted a chap called Screecher a few posts back. WHERE HAS THAT POST GONE? It's like Screecher has dropped off the board!?
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That's because, essentially, he has. Screecher is a new incarnation of a member who was permanently banned a while back for some unpleasant incidents. So he's been banned again.
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Old 07 March 2010, 00:50   #234
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That's because, essentially, he has. Screecher is a new incarnation of a member who was permanently banned a while back for some unpleasant incidents. So he's been banned again.
Ahh, all makes sense now. Thanks for the explanation.

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Which is fine until I play one of my faves - Cybercon III or Infestation for example ;-)

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still dont get? not familiar with the controls of those two... so why cant buttons be assigned? just too many keyboard controls to use? surely you could use combinations....
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Heavy on the [num]keys, like flight sims maybe? Both were nice games btw
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Old 08 March 2010, 17:23   #237
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Heavy on the [num]keys, like flight sims maybe? Both were nice games btw
It's a while since I played it, but yes - it was far too heavy on the keys to be played on facebuttons/shoulder buttons. Thankfully, those sorts of games were few and far between; the majority were joystick with maybe the spacebar. Still, will be nice to get a decent handheld Amiga emulation going, with a CPU that can do it some justice.

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Old 19 May 2010, 21:02   #238
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Right, down to work.
Assembly has begun.
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Assembly has begun.
And according to the latest tweet from CraigIX:

"May 20 15:59:51: craigix: Just waiting to flash the 1.0 FW on the first units."

Could this be it? Could this be the end of all that waiting?[1]...
















[1] No, don't be daft.
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I'll be as daft as I feel like, thankyouverymuch.















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