The Open Handheld Thread

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The kit is $325 from this website.

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Very cool. A bit pricey but that's to be expected.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by melancholy » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:55 pm

Why are all ‘build your own’ handhelds always the Gameboy layout? That’s the most uncomfortable way to play a handheld, yet they all go towards that design. I’m tempted to get a kit and just 3D print a better case for it.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by pixel » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:20 am

I suppose the DMG-01 is a common ancestor or baseline measurement for the handheld scene with a little (or a lot) of nostalgia sprinkled on top. Maybe it helped that there were a ton of DMG-01 systems to scavenge in the beginning. And functionally, it's the brickiest and thickest handheld system which allows for the hacking scene to cram components inside.

I have stubby little sausage fingers, so anything designed from the Fischer-Price school of design tends to benefit me :olol: I'd love to see a G-Boy fitted with a single-board computer for better battery life because of those sweet back triggers. Having a Wii attached to a 2-hour battery doesn't appeal to me.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by pixel » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:06 am

Does this count? :olol:


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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri May 01, 2020 2:22 am

It's cool, but pointless. :olol:

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Post by OrangeRibbon » Sun May 10, 2020 1:22 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
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I saw a review on GameSack apparently is is really shitty.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun May 10, 2020 2:34 am

Yeah I saw it too. Sound issues and button config problems. They could be fixed up though.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by pixel » Sun May 10, 2020 5:55 am

Oh Atari, some things just never change. It looks like the cheapest Lynx I can buy on eBay is $100US, which seems expensive. Why not release a classic console version?

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun May 24, 2020 2:02 am


This is a PROTOTYPE of the GPD Win Max running Red Dead Redemption 2 at 640x400

- Currently DX12 runs the only "stable" version
- Vulkan runs at a better performance, but currently crashes
- 640x400
- 23-30fps (averaging 25fps)
- Most settings at "low"





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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by pixel » Mon May 25, 2020 2:20 am

Netbooks are back in a big way

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:56 pm

Uses the Pi4, that's cool.

I've got the one that uses a Pi Zero, which is good but having something more powerful would be nice.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by Skynet » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:00 am

I just couldn't imagine trying to use that device with that control layout :olol:

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:04 am

You would probably get used to it.

It would be better if the analog and dpad were swapped.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by pixel » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:18 am

Skynet wrote:
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I just couldn't imagine trying to use that device with that control layout :olol:
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
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You would probably get used to it.

It would be better if the analog and dpad were swapped.
:olol: Agreed. The other problem for me is that the DMG-01 color scheme looks like ass when you have this Frankenstein-esque 6-button and analog stick setup. When/if they have more color options, I'd be much more inclined. And get rid of the button labels, that way you can configure the Game Boy games different from Tekken 3 without more confusion.

I'd almost prefer they just ax either the D-pad or analog stick, probably the latter unless there was some high-end stick that could control 2D platformers well.

All that said, we're getting close to my ideal open handheld. But it seems like such a dogfight between the RPi and Android communities, that it seems like we'll have a new batch of Odroid handhelds that'll run Naomi-era fighters at 60 fps or some other incremental upgrade.

I think I'm going to wait a few more months, but the RPi 4's horsepower is really close to my ideal setup.

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Re: The Open Handheld Thread

Post by Skynet » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:45 am

I'll be honest, I somehow didn't even notice the button labels. I hate it. :olol:

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