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DP Sound Editor

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by GhostlyDeath

I created a DP sound editor, you can find it at http://remood.org/?page=dpedit. This small utility permits you to create and modify DP sound effects.


Added Windows 64-bit Automated Builds

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by GhostlyDeath

I have added automated builds for Windows 64-bit. Currently there is only the SDL interface, as that is the only backend that has 64-bit support.


ReMooD.org on the Tor Network

Saturday, June 29, 2013 by GhostlyDeath

I have made ReMooD.org available on the Tor Network via http://mqdveflunplrw4pc.onion, note that this is not fully hidden as some images and many links go outside of the site. However, there are no social media nor any Google ads.


Build Server Download Speed Increased

Wednesday, March 12, 2013 by GhostlyDeath

I increased the per connection download speed (upload speed for me) on the automatic build system from 16KiB/s to 24KiB/s. I know it is a small increase but I do have a limited upload speed. I also posted on the development news feed, so check that out.


GCW Zero

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by GhostlyDeath

A new device has appeared over the horizon, one which consists of open source software. This new device is called the GCW Zero. It runs Linux as the operating system and is based on the OpenDingux distribution. It utilizes a 1 GHz MIPS processor and has 512 MiB of RAM. The display is a 320x240 pixel display sized at 3.5" with composite and HDMI output. It also has other things such as WiFi, vibration motors, an accelerometer, USB OTG, a Microphone. You can play a plethora of games that are available for the device, including ReMooD and a few other source ports (if you were lucky enough to receive a test version of the device, you can play ReMooD by downloading the automatic build of the OPK). You can obtain one by pledging a minimum of 135 USD (20 USD for shipping outside of the US).

The following are relevant links:

I personally own such device, so I can describe first hand how it operates along with the functionality of it. First, I will tell you that somebody on the GCW Zero team, by the name of zear, was able to give me such a device assist in the porting of ReMooD along with some other things. I was resistant at first, but I decided to accept the offer. The GCW Zero is a fast device, when you first turn it on it will only take about 2-3 seconds until you see the main menu. The menu system is powered by gmenu2x which allows you to launch other programs and modify settings as you see fit. The user interface is nicely simplistic and simple to navigate, it also responds fast to user input. At the top of the interface are categories for programs such as games, emulators, settings, etc. then below that are the actual programs you have available. The games that I have tested on it run very nicely with no perceived slow down or any frame loss. The sound which comes from the speakers is of good quality, however the emitted sounds are more on the treble side of the clef, so as such it sounds like most portable game systems (that is until you ploug in head phones). You can adjust the back light behind the screen from being bright (where it can light a dark room) to being dark (so you do not go blind). There is also a joystick under the directional pad, this type of joystick is of the sliding type rather than a stick on a rotational axis. There also exist two MicroSD slots, one external and one internal, for storage of files. The internal card stores the kernel and standard files such as games, and the external card can store games. There is also USB OTG support (which currently is not functional).

There is only one minor part of the device which I dislike, and that would be the LCD coating. The coating is matte, of which I prefer glossy. None the less, that is another war to fight some other time. Some parts of the hardware are not currently supported but that is a non-issue since the device is open source.

A major win is the support for open source software. There are no crippling blows where you have to jump through hoops just to do anything (except for a build root if you do not use pre-built ones). You also have much more freedom to modify the software on the device. If you do not like the kernel, then you can build one yourself and use that. You can mess around with all the files wreaking havoc on the internals, after all you can do anything when you are root. The GPU is however, under an NDA I believe, but there is someone unrelated to the project working on their own project for their own device working on reversing the GPU without the documents similar to Noveau (which would be speedy Gallium3D graphics). Additionally, the device boots from the internal SD card with whatever is on there. This means that if your card dies, you just replace the card with a reflashed new one and you are ready to continue on.

All in all, the device is well engineered with much thought put into it. So I recommend that you consider this system if you enjoy playing certain games, you will enjoy it.


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