Have a GP2X F-200 - Anyone else into the GP2X F-100 or F-200? Any tips?

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Bill Loguidice
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I finally got a GP2X F-200 and it's certainly a bit overwhelming at first since you're essentially on your own. I was finally won over by both the price point and the maturation of the countless emulators for this handheld (I went with the F-200 over the F-100 for the future promise of the touch screen and the easier current availability). I ended up getting it from Play-Asia rather than the GP2Xstore because it was in stock in the former and the accessories - the white leather case and the lanyard - were cheaper.

These are the sites I've come across that seem to be valuable for GP2X owners:

http://craig.gp2x.de/review/GP2XReview.html
http://www.gp32x.com/ and http://archive.gp2x.de/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gp2x

Any other useful sites?

For those owners of either model out there, what are some of your favorite emulators? It looks like MAME and the Atari ST are near perfect, which is exciting, and even the Amiga is getting there. I'm particularly intrigued by the Exult Ultima VII port with touch screen support: http://archive.gp2x.de/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,20,1044 and the Star Control II port: http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?showtopic=39355&st=0&p=568162&#entr...

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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Bill, how is the build-quality? The gp32 had a great build-quality, but my 1st generation Gp2x is just too shitty for words.
I might opt to upgrade to a F200 as most software just runs without any problems on it.

The build quality is actually good so far, though I've only been playing with the built-in games until I can work more with some of the emulators. The only thing I don't like is how poor the rubber covers are over the power and USB ports (it doesn't snap in flush). I'll definitely have more to report once I'm really able to put the system through its paces. The built-in games really aren't all that great, but that's not what this is for...



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My mk2 F100 isnt so crash

My mk2 F100 isnt so crash hot. GP32 definitly had better QA.

gp32x.com/board/ is good place.

Im waiting for the pandora to come out instead of buying an F200...

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Got a gp32, gp2x 1st edition

Bill, how is the build-quality? The gp32 had a great build-quality, but my 1st generation Gp2x is just too shitty for words.
I might opt to upgrade to a F200 as most software just runs without any problems on it.

www.gp32x.com is a good place to get your bearings
www.gp2x.de is also a good site with great download (Christine will be able to help you with this German site ;-P )



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yakumo9275 wrote:

I got one (F100). It rocks. VICE on it is really nice and mame too..

The GP2X is what I am writing my CRPG for :) working on the gold box style combat engine stuff right now.

-- Stu --

Very cool, Stu. I was thinking after I finish a game or two in Gamemaker, I'll switch over to GLBasic: http://www.glbasic.com/main.php?lang=en which compiles to Windows, Mac, Linux, Pocket PC and GP2X.



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I got one (F100). It rocks. VICE on it is really nice and mame too..

The GP2X is what I am writing my CRPG for :) working on the gold box style combat engine stuff right now.

-- Stu --

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