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Old 26 October 2008, 23:27   #121
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Wow. The Company headquaters is right near me!

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Aye me too! Well a metro ride away at least... Maybe ya get a promo bottle of broon with every order! LOL
 
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Old 31 October 2008, 18:37   #122
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CraigX has said that they will be upping the RAM to 256MB and internal storage to 512MB:

http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php...pic=45019&st=0

Starting to wish i'd ordered one now.... oh well second batch should have any bug fixes included.
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Old 31 October 2008, 21:23   #123
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indeed i think i will wait untill the bugs are known and out of the system.

still it is tempting though, even though i have a hacked PSP (which is AWESOME!) but pretty crap for Amiga emu (although Snes / Megadrive and PS1 are fantastic)
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Yeah i'm keen for a portable miggy (along with many others!), it does look perfect for my needs!
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Old 01 November 2008, 11:50   #125
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indeed i think i will wait untill the bugs are known and out of the system.

still it is tempting though, even though i have a hacked PSP (which is AWESOME!) but pretty crap for Amiga emu (although Snes / Megadrive and PS1 are fantastic)
I have to agree with this... I need to get a decent sized memcard!
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Snes / Megadrive and PS1 are fantastic
PS1, MegaDrive (and SegaCD!) are fantastic, yes - but not SNES. Some games run (almost) fullspeed, but many are just no fun, e.g. "Super Turrican" or "Megaman 7" run like crap.

I'll keep my PSP for PS1-games and hope to have fullspeed* SNES- and Amiga-emus on the Pandora.


* by fullspeed I mean 60/50fps without frameskip and crystal clear stereo sound.

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Old 06 November 2008, 17:55   #127
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They've also stated that they're refunding "some" credit cards due to the bank "being awkward". If your card is affected, you will receive a mail, and the refund, and are given the option to re-order preferably paying via bank transfer.

Oh, and there's a supply problem with the LCDs, which isn't a great surprise. They've got 640, and need 4000. No definite date on the remaining 3,400.

I wish there was a little more openness about what was happening with the bank, and I wish I knew if my money was being refunded or not. If it is, I will re-order with a credit card, but I'm not paying a bank transfer for something that doesn't yet exist...

Fingers crossed something might appear by December, and that news comes more regularly from the team who have done astonishing work up until now!
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Old 06 November 2008, 19:11   #128
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* by fullspeed I mean 60/50fps without frameskip and crystal clear stereo sound.
Ouch, that a pop at me, .

I thought pandora was already sorted and being shipped. I wouldnt even use my credit card for something that doesnt exist.
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Ouch, that a pop at me, .
Nope - that's just a general attitude. And I still think PSPUAE can reach my definition of "fullspeed" someday for many Amiga 500-titles.
I'm just impatient.

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I thought pandora was already sorted and being shipped. I wouldnt even use my credit card for something that doesnt exist.
It was announced to be shipped by the end of November. But at the moment it seems like it gets delayed to 2009 because of the LCD-delivery problems. Maybe they'll ship the ~600 units they got LCDs for already this year (and since I'm the 13th German that preordered the unit from EvilDragon I might get lucky...).
I can fully understand that not everyone would pay for some non-existing device that gets delayed. I'd usually never do such a thing, either - the Pandora is... an exception...

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Old 07 November 2008, 10:51   #130
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I agree there Alexh

While it seems to be genuine .......the lack of functionality of the rest of their website beggars the question as to their competence in actually supplying what they promise

Too many times have Amiga enthusiasts parted with money only to be let down with long delays & NO REFUNDS when weeks turn to months...

IMHO please use caution
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Old 07 November 2008, 15:23   #131
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Nope - that's just a general attitude. And I still think PSPUAE can reach my definition of "fullspeed" someday for many Amiga 500-titles.
I'm just impatient.


It was announced to be shipped by the end of November. But at the moment it seems like it gets delayed to 2009 because of the LCD-delivery problems. Maybe they'll ship the ~600 units they got LCDs for already this year (and since I'm the 13th German that preordered the unit from EvilDragon I might get lucky...).
I can fully understand that not everyone would pay for some non-existing device that gets delayed. I'd usually never do such a thing, either - the Pandora is... an exception...
I personally feel (from past experience), when something like that happens, the first batches end up having loads of problems. Due to them getting desperate for components and the quality goes out the window.

I agree, PSPUAE can reach Fullspeed (in most things), just need the asm intergrated. I just hope chilly gets his other projects finished, and is able to integrate it, as he knows asm inside out.
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Old 23 November 2008, 02:31   #132
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I personally feel (from past experience), when something like that happens, the first batches end up having loads of problems. Due to them getting desperate for components and the quality goes out the window.
The Pandora team have said from day dot they will delay the release rather than use inferior parts. Their LCD supplier has only supplied 600 LCDs rather than the full order of 4000 so they have delayed the release until they get more of the same LCDs rather than getting cheaper/different ones.

Anyways, reason I am posting: Gn0stic has done a quick one day port of eUAE.

Can you guys say AGA?

PUAE running AGA demo Dirt by mystic

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The Pandora team have said from day dot they will delay the release rather than use inferior parts. Their LCD supplier has only supplied 600 LCDs rather than the full order of 4000 so they have delayed the release until they get more of the same LCDs rather than getting cheaper/different ones.

Anyways, reason I am posting: Gn0stic has done a quick one day port of eUAE.

Can you guys say AGA?

PUAE running AGA demo Dirt by mystic

lol, and he told me he had no time to do any coding, . Still has no sound though, I would love to see it with sound.
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Old 23 November 2008, 15:32   #134
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Great progress being made. I'm more likely to get a Pandora from the second batch now.
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Well, the refund hit my account today (they're refunding everyone, and generally have had a lot of hassles which they didn't expect).

Not sure whether I'll re-order from the first batch as I'm not sure when they're likely to be available... Still no date.
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Refunding everyone?
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They say not everyone. However, I mailed them a few weeks ago as I hadn't heard and they said they were refunding me too... The refund arrived yesterday.
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I'm tempted to see if I could order one? If enough people think like you then there must be some going spare...
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Well, I think there's a few on the main board hoping for this. I believe there's a waiting list.
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Old 23 November 2008, 21:40   #140
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Thought as much. Probably for the best. Ill wait for batch two.
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