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Gameboy Emulation on your MP3 Player 105

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the now-thats-what-i-wanna-see-more-of dept.
webmind writes "As some may know there is an open source firmware for the Archos jukebox and the iriver h1x0 harddisk mp3 players called Rockbox. now for the iriver version there is also a gnuboy port.. no more lugging around loads of gameboy cardridges, just upload and play."
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Gameboy Emulation on your MP3 Player

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  • Sounds great (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Breakfast Pants (323698) on Sunday February 27, 2005 @12:24PM (#11794709) Journal
    These things always sound great.. and then the control sucks. SNES emulation on pocketpc's sounds like it would be awesome as hell.. until you find out the direction pad can only press one direction at once and therefore can't get diagonals..
  • Tetris (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Idimmu Xul (204345) on Sunday February 27, 2005 @12:29PM (#11794763) Homepage Journal
    I'd love to see the Rockbox port for the H3x0, who cares about diagnol controls, being able to play Tetris, possibly against multiple opponents using the USB port and hub that it comes with would be totally awesome!
  • Re:ipod (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Storlek (860226) on Sunday February 27, 2005 @02:30PM (#11795533)
    just two colors ("on" and "off", as it would happen)

    The mono iPod has four shades at least. The borders between the days in the calendar are a light gray; and the back of the cards in solitaire are a darker gray. Add "on" (black) and "off" and you have four colors. (Incidentally, the Gameboy uses a four-color grayscale display as well.)

    EveryMac has some very detailed tech specs about the iPod; the fourth generation [everymac.com] model has dual 80MHz ARM processors and 32 megabytes of RAM, which I would imagine is more than enough to emulate the Gameboy's 8MHz with 64k RAM. The button limitation would require some creativity, but it wouldn't be impossible.

How many Unix hacks does it take to change a light bulb? Let's see, can you use a shell script for that or does it need a C program?

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