Comments on: Open source handheld GCW Zero reaches its funding amount http://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/ PS4, PS Vita, PSP Programming, Security and Homebrews Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:45:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: n00neimp0rtanthttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-420551 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:22:36 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-420551 Considering the availability, affordability, portability, and hackability of the PSP Go…why would you ever purchase a handheld eternally cursed with far less developer support? The PSP scene is still pumping out homebrew updates every few days, but the likes of Pandora and GamePark are long dead.

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By: Lorzhttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-408398 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:58:44 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-408398 very true…… I think the screen is by far the biggest letdown about this device, I can understand some of their reasoning behind the decision, but one thing that just doesn’t cut it for me is the whole “well emulators don’t need a better screen”…… maybe the oldest systems don’t, PS1 and N64 could definitely benefit from better screens though, and like you say, they’re completely forgetting about homebrews that need more screen/res

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By: wololohttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-407463 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:16:43 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-407463 My personal concern is not trivial though. There is not enough real estate on the screen to port games like Wagic to this device, without majorly re-thinking the UI.

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By: Link1565http://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-407460 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:13:11 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-407460 Every one is so damn concerned with the screen. Is it really that big a deal? Sure, my Vita and Galaxy S3 screens are nice to look at… But, does it really matter that this device’s screen isn’t as good? How about you judge actual performance of the device first and worry about the trivial *** later?

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By: mindstatehttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-401713 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:05:48 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-401713 I think the project itself is really dope, and i’ll definitely be getting one. The screen res thing is definitely not a big deal to me, as long as i can see whats on the screen i’m good. I am not buying this expecting it to have super specs, its to run old school games all in one package. I think this is a dope project.

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By: Lorzhttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-398051 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:28:12 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-398051 I also think it’s a mystery why they didn’t go with a higher res screen…. some things to keep in mind though, 4:3 screens aren’t really common today, they may have been limited on the res/price options because of the poor availability of 4:3 screens in comparison with 16:9 screens.

Another thing to consider, with 320×240, the hardware only has to drive 76800 pixels, with a 1ghz CPU, accelerated GPU, and 512mb of RAM, it should be able to do so blazingly fast, if they bumped the res up to 640×480, then they are driving 307200 pixels, that’s 4 times as many pixels with the same hardware…. see where I’m going with this? It would be impossible for performance not to suffer a bit….. the question is, how much? And would gamers find the performance decrease acceptable?

Speaking for myself, I think I would rather performance suffer a little and I get to look at a nice crisp, sharp image.

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By: Zimondhttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-397432 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:36:02 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-397432 The question is : Why not 640×480? Would that really make a big difference at the costs? You had still the exactly same look for all retro things but also the possibility for things like Super Eagle mode, Hires Modes for PS1 and N64 or ports of Doom and Duke.

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By: pjhttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-397201 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:38:24 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-397201 Well the screen size is just fine for playing those retro style games not as good as the psvita but its good enogh.

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By: Dovlekhttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-396610 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:44:52 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-396610 Im with wololo about the screen size but then again if their main goal was just emulating then its ok

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By: Dutthttp://wololo.net/2013/01/24/open-source-handheld-gcw-zero-reaches-its-funding-amount/#comment-396517 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:44:22 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=7616#comment-396517 No its not good enough for me..
I will not buy anything that Goes backwards in specs including screen size/resolution.. fair enough its for emulation of older systems but that’s all its for..
I can do that with other devices and have better screen resolution for other things.

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