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View Poll Results: Which is the ultimate Emulation handheld?
GBA 14 38.89%
GP32 13 36.11%
/me dont know 9 25.00%
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Old 13 March 2004, 18:36   #61
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Ok manicx, I stand corrected. You have tested it. Not all games are appropriate for a handheld - but only because of control factors - ie mouse games. But thats inevitable...

Still, the only emus that arent full speed are Gens, Snes, Lynx and CPC. My ratings were for all round performance not this factor alone if anyone was confused.

The CPC one hasnt been released so doesnt count and the Snes is quite playable now, and should be even faster when the ARM cpu core comes along.

So really, its the Gens and Lynx to point the finger at for now. Lynx apparently looks impossible due to its hardware (designed by Jay Miner wasnt it?) but Gens *could* be done seeing the SNES was more advanced.

GBA and Amiga emulation is unrealistic, still MAME is on its way which should be fab especially if it can do games from the late eighties. Nevertheless, the software library of the emulated systems is enormous

If i could afford a Zaurus id get one. I still think the GP32 represents good value for money tho.

Anyway, my apologies for getting on my high horse but I did think you were a little too harsh and dismissive of Gameparks fab handheld.
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I believe you should not emulate commerically viable platforms - only redundant ones...and NEVER charge for them. That only justifies the lawyers...
But all platforms are commercially viable. Look at the popularity of those handsets that were about 20 and plugged directly into the TV with NES-compatible hardware and about 50 NES games on the ROM.
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Yes ok, so you can exploit any platform. What i mean is one where you can easily buy the software for in a shop.
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Trust me - GP32 rocks. Better than GBA in so many ways. The community is fantastic - like the Amiga community used to be. Dev is too a penny.
It's nothing close to the Amiga scene, not even the current scene.

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Plus there is ample home brew dev - and native software. Origional titles which are great such as tomak saves the earth again.
Have you actually played Tomak? It's rubbish. I have that, Dungeon and Garder, and one other game I can't rembmer and Tomak is by far the worst. Poor graphics, huge slowdown, and no creativity. It's honestly one of the worst games I've played on a modern system.
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Old 14 March 2004, 20:46   #65
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It's nothing close to the Amiga scene, not even the current scene.

OK lets see... remove the flaming. Remove the fighting, remove the splitting. You are right, its nowt like it is now...


But what did we have.. we used to have a bunch of ppl that would pull together, promote the platform and make cool software... We were a strong community.

Or maybe you dont remember those days, as you are still an adolecent
 
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OK lets see... remove the flaming. Remove the fighting, remove the splitting. You are right, its nowt like it is now...


But what did we have.. we used to have a bunch of ppl that would pull together, promote the platform and make cool software... We were a strong community.

Or maybe you dont remember those days, as you are still an adolecent
That makes a good community... But, the things you mentioned as bad made the Amiga scene good. Several groups fighting for power, racing to release things a second before other groups, cracking the game thought uncrackable, creating demos that do things thought impossible, etc.. The C64 scene was great because of this too, and was great to be around. I don't see any of this energy in the GP32 community. There are a handful of developers that do emulators and other blah ports. Where is the real originality? If I wanted to play Doom, I'd play it on any of the other 25 more suitable platforms.
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On the contrary - The GP32 has this "positive" fighting competition.. people wanting to out do each other. That is not hostile, but a case of trying to be the best.

As for cracking... that is a somewhat dark aspect.

What I was reffering to was the way that we have Blue, Red, and Black trolls Flameing each other...

The GP32 community gathers round and pisses on each others fires to put them out.
 
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The GP32 community is a nice one, Ive done icons and/or backdrops for many of the emulator/port authors and theyre a friendly bunch who do great work.

Oh sure its not the Amiga or C64 community - but what is these days?
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I was going to buy a GP32 ages ago but I figured I would get get a GBA and Flash Cart.

Iv got to say I really only bought the GBA because of the software there are some great ports of games for example:The Pac Man Collection , Puyo Puyo , The Famicom Collect and so on and so on.

Not to mention that emulators are coming out for the SNES , and theres already ones out for the Game Gear and the NES.

I seen the plus points for the GP32 , but im happy not spending money on the roms all the time as well as batterys.

I think both systems are totally different and the only draw back of the GBA is its power and its screen size(its really tiny)

Well thats my two cents.
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On the contrary - The GP32 has this "positive" fighting competition.. people wanting to out do each other. That is not hostile, but a case of trying to be the best.
Competition to do what? See who can port the most emulators? Honestly, I see no originality in the GP32 scene. Same with the Xbox scene. It seems that everyone just wants to port old DOS games or emulators which is appreciated, but not really anything special.

Show me original games, demos, etc. No way is this scene anything like even the legitimate Amiga scene.

I'll probably end up ebaying my GP32. It's been a big disappointment.
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I'll buy it off you if the price is right.

It has its own demo scene - and plenty of innovation aside from emulation. Furthermore people are learning to code. As a result of owening one and speaking to people in the scene, the codeing bug is born.

What condition is your GP32 in, and how much would you like for it?
 
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PM or EMAIL him, not in this thread pls... Marketplace is a diff forum!
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