Nisaba wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 09, 2019 20:19
quite a nice collection there!
Thanks (I also have big HDMI/TV famiclone, one other I gave away), it was a bit larger collection, but I managed to sell my RG300 v2, and as said, RS97 broke down.
Most expensive device there cost me still under 70 bucks (after discount), which means those devices are the best thing per a buck you can get.
the RG350 looks fabulous and it' sounds truly powerful. plus it comes with vibration motors, that's neat! very interesting handheld, especially for that price!
Yeah, this new-gen device (meaning true opendingux (opk apps) and at least 1GHz processor, old-gen devices like ldk/RS97/RG300 were around 600 MHz before overclock (which could go up to 740 MHz depending on luck) - though could still deliver quite powerful emulation) which is very popular now, on Aliexpress and everywhere, sure on retro handhelds communities.
It sure delivers. Including for DOS, SNES and playstation 1 games (including 3D racers and heavier games) that run without noticeable fps lags, and many of them - at solid 60 fps.
Still, as said - upcoming GKD350H will be even more powerful, with 1.5 MIPS processor that overclocks up to 2 GHz.
the interface on the other hand looks ugly as hell
You mean buttons or opendingux? Yes, so far opendingux used in RG350 lacks some basic features (like scraped images and such) and falls far behind RetroFW/CFW which was used on RG300 and such old-gen devices. The issue is that RetroFW doesn't work with ips screen drivers, so it can't be used with RG300/RS97 ips versions and with RG350. But opendingux is open source, and there is alot of active development on it, which mean future updates and improvements to catch up with RetroFW/CFW and go beyond those.
RetroFW/CFW are fantastic operational systems. Including image scraping.
and how about the positioning of the second analoge stick (bottom right)? looks like it might get in the way during play whenever you need to hit the B button...
Yeah, this was a complaint/grunt ever since first design layout of it leaked on retro handhald discords. People were worried.
So far I find it comfortable enough, surprisingly.
But if you don't like it - GKD350H and Pocket Go v2 are for sale soon
GKD350H lacks R2/L2 though. And Pocket Go v2 looks good - and design-wise has the best of all worlds, but comes from a company of bad handheld reputation.
have you tested the HDMI output?
HDMI output doesn't work yet, it should be enabled in future OS updates. Guys on retro handheld forums say that if the makers won't release update by the end of the year, they will start developing HDMI support themselves by community efforts. It's more of a software thing, the HDMI out is wired internally.
and does it come with a feature like build in Bluetooth so you can play multiplayer games with your friends?
No, no bluetooth nor WIFI on those devices (google Retrostone v2 though).
But for that price...
it does feature an OTG connection, doesn't it? and what about the button mapping for DosBox games? how does the the RG350 handle that?
Yes, it has OTG connection. RG350 supports external gamepad/OTG/mouse/keyboard. Didn't try those yet, waiting for USB-C adapter to arrive, so I can test my gamepads with it. But from released videos those should work, but not all emulators support it.
And with OTG - donnow but it might support external bluetooth gamepads with USB dongle.
Button mapping is done by DOSBOX emulator itself it seems, and it does quite well, even for DOS games with many buttons, like by beloved "Wilson ProStuff Golf". I didn't have control issues beside some mouse-based games like Supaplex, Sharkey's House of Pool, Scorched Earth.
It also has virtual keyboard activated by L button - for more complex actions.
[/quote]and as I understand it, the RG350 is opensource, right? this makes things really interesting.[/quote]
Yes, it is - part of why it's such a hit on retro handheld communities. It was just recently released, development on it just started, with time it'll uncover more of its abilites, capabilities, performance, emulators will get improved.
It already supports really tons of games beside old consoles - with fantastic fps. Including Doom/Freedoom/Heretic/Hexen/Strife/ROTT/Duke3D/Hexen 2/Wolf3D/Quake/Quake2/Quake3/Super Mario War etc etc....has clones of many known games - from arkanoid and pang through Outrun (Cannonball) to flappy bird, and tons of emulators. Comes with good image viewer, video player, music player, file commander etc.
Are you part of retro handheld discords? There are new updates almost daily there - new games, emulator updates, skin packs etc. For RG350 and not only.