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MAME Ported To the Dingoo A320 44

Posted by Soulskill
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Busshy writes "Slaanesh has released a port of MAME for the Dingoo A320 (the console that comes with GBA, SNES, CPS1 and Megadrive emulators built-in), with support for thousands of old arcade games. You will have to install Dingoo Linux to be able to use MAME on the Dingoo. Some tutorial videos are available."
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MAME Ported To the Dingoo A320

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  • Astrotit [chello.at] would be a welcome diversion during my daily commute. It's just a CGA game for DOS, though, so I don't suppose it would qualify.

  • I thought this was a re-posting of the same story - but it is not. The one that I thought it was is Linux on the Dingoo A320 [slashdot.org].

    I have not seen much of the Dingoo devices on the Internet at all.

    • by Hatta (162192) *

      I have not seen much of the Dingoo devices on the Internet at all.

      Me either. Sounds pretty bad ass though. Anyone have one? How are the emulators? Is it full speed? Full resolution? How's the compatibility?

      If i hadn't just picked up a DS, I'd probably grab one of these. Emulation is a little weak on the DS.

      • by ZosX (517789)

        I read about it a bit because I was curious and the low down seems to be that it was a nice little device that played gba and nes games just fine, but snes emulation is a bit spotty. Don't know how it deals with genesis games, but I'm guessing not so good. The sound emulation seems pretty crappy from what I read as well. Seems like you might have better luck with a gp32, but they are a bit more expensive. For what its worth, the PSP does emulation too. I personally just prefer a laptop. You can even play pl

      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by Shikaku (1129753)

        http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20217~r.83761366 [dealextreme.com]

        If you want to buy one here you go.

        There's also a nice little commmunity on GP32X.com where you can download programs and ask for help.

  • by iamacat (583406) on Sunday July 12, 2009 @05:17AM (#28666149)

    We will never see a device with this variety of games - and this variety of games that older, more affluent gamers already know - in US. Instead companies are holding on to - or neglecting - old copyrights where they could be making decent money from products they haven't touched for 20 years. We need a system that only supports copyright owners who do something about their creation. Much shorter duration (that gets reset for derivative works, such as port to a new platform) and compulsory licensing of commercially abandoned products would do wonders for both creativity and wallets.

    • by mattbee (17533)

      Rubbish - Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are making plenty of money selling their old games as console downloads - that might not be how you want to play them, or they might be selling them for more than you want to pay, but it's no longer true that 8-bit and 16-bit era titles are being "neglected". Just because you can't (legally) sell a device with hundreds of ROMs on for pennies doesn't mean the copyright system is broken.

      • Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are making plenty of money selling their old games as console downloads

        Not the highly-demanded titles. You'll probably never see Earthbound on Virtual Console, and the commonly given reason is that it would take too long to clean out all the Beatles references. Sony, maker of PlayStation gaming products, owns half the publishing interest in the Beatles catalog.

      • by Hatta (162192) *

        Just because you can't (legally) sell a device with hundreds of ROMs on for pennies doesn't mean the copyright system is broken.

        Yes it does. ROMs are not scarce. There's no reason anyone cannot own every ROM ever for a reasonable price, except for the copyright system. That to me qualifies it as broken. And really, copyright is intended to promote the production of new works, it's not intended to guarantee an eternal payoff from old works.

        • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

          by Anonymous Coward

          And really, copyright is intended to promote the production of new works, it's not intended to guarantee an eternal payoff from old works.

          And showering is intended to make me clean, not make me wet.

          It never occured to you that it does the former by doing the latter?

          • by iamacat (583406)

            If it keeps you wet for 70 years after your death, your shower has clearly not been narrowly tailored towards the purpose of making you clean.

        • by mattbee (17533)

          So what price would be reasonable for every (say) SNES ROM in existence, a reasonable price that you would pay? That's 800-odd games, many expensive-to-develop blockbusters, many of which are being still being sold individually for $10-odd full price on the Wii's virtual console service? Would you pay $8000? Is that a fair price? If not, why not? What about $4000? Or are you saying that copyright it broken because all those ROMs should be out of copyright by now, and you should be able to have them fo

          • by iamacat (583406)

            I think $10-odd price is reasonable, but I should be able to use it on a platform of my choice through compulsory licensing.

  • They are emulating arcade games on an AIRBUS???!!!! Wow, how cool would Sega Rally be on that?
  • I'm waiting for MAME to be ported to an actual arcade cabinet. At that point we'll have come full-circle.

    • Actually, it already has. There are plenty of bootleg MAME cabs out there that are running older versions with cut-down rom sets that offer a zillion games in one machine. Amusingly enough, there are forks of MAME out there that emulate these machines, so you have MAME emulating MAME emulating a game. That's so full-circle it's pretty much a Moebius strip and a divide-by-zero in one.

      Which suddenly makes me think of "My Fair Lady." /singing

      "The game in MAME is running under MAME..."

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