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This topic contains 7 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Squash-n-Stretch 9 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #6848

    Darksaviour69
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  • #41776

    Squash-n-Stretch
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    I have custom firmware (3.90 M-33) on my slim PSP and a Cyclo DS for my DS.

    I think homebrew is excellent. I can now play my PS1 games on my PSP using just my laptop burner, and games like Anti-Tetris and ‘Still Alive’ are hilarious. A lot of ‘homebrew games’ are rubbish because they are just pixel art floating around the screen. But 3D homebrew is great. I wonder if 3D homebrew is possible on the DS? I know it is on the PSP. I’d love to do a homebrew game from the art side of things, something like Halo DS or something :)

  • #41784

    BCFESupermario
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    Well i have had my GP2X MK2 for almost 2 years now , got it off playasia and i must say i love it , runs 16 bits games like snes and megadrive better then another other handheld system. you can also put some older dos games on it ( i love playing duke nukem 3d ). Great system , not expenive , it plays media very well two.

    I mostly use it for roms , but i have tried some of the homebrew games on it.
    Payback was fun , its like the orignal GTA with better graphics.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payback_%28game%29

    I hope always hoped Gamepac would make a new handheld with a 3d graphic processor , as to allow the likes n64 roms. So i am impressed by the Pandora , me thinks i will have to get one.

    I have never tried development for homebrew console, but its something i am very interested in , might try to convince some of my friends , to try it as one of our gamedevelopment projects in college.

  • #41785

    jediboy
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    The Pandora looks interesting. Very DS-like.

    Is it just me, or is the DS a little "ergonimically-challenged?"

    I find playing games on, using the d-pad and buttons…difficult. I just think they could have put some more thought into how the thing would sit in the players hands.

    Or, maybe I’m just enjoying the XBox360 controller too much to go back to anything else…

    B.

  • #41786

    david4482
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    I’ve got a GP2x too. I bring it on long trips etc. I did a little development on it but always planed to play around with it more.

    They are saying Pandora will be able to run quake3 no probs which is pretty good for a hand held.

  • #41789

    Squash-n-Stretch
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    The Pandora looks interesting. Very DS-like.

    Is it just me, or is the DS a little "ergonimically-challenged?"

    I find playing games on, using the d-pad and buttons…difficult. I just think they could have put some more thought into how the thing would sit in the players hands.

    Or, maybe I’m just enjoying the XBox360 controller too much to go back to anything else…[/quote:7fec0d3393]

    Yeah I agree. I prefer using the PSP for this reason.

  • #41790

    peter_b
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    I wouldnt have thought psp was particularly friendly on the hands either. I played about 2 hours of silent hill origins the other night and I had a wicked cramp in my two thumbs, right index finger and back of my right hand…

  • #41791

    Squash-n-Stretch
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    Yeah the base of my thubs get pretty sore. But the D-Pad is far bigger which is better for Street Fighter II :)

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