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« on: November 14, 2006, 03:23:32 pm »
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I read on the GP2X board that Zodttd has decided to stop development on psx4all and hand the project over to unai  The problem here is, has unai got a Zaurus to test psx4all on or is this the end of zpsx? ZodTTD did mention that somebody else is working on a psx emu from scratch which is being aimed at low-power devices so there is hope yet!

The other disappointing thing for me was that recently I got to try the latest pdaXrom psx4all beta but Strider 2 was slower under the new beta than under the very first zpsx release - slighly less than half the speed even  Has anybody got a copy of all the previous zpsx releases? I can only see the latest beta linked on the psx4all site.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 03:33:14 pm »
Did zodttd say anything about opening up the source to everyone... so that the process could be continued from where he left off? Just in case this mystery man named "unai" does the same but doesnt hand it off to anyone else....

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006, 05:17:23 pm »
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Has anybody got a copy of all the previous zpsx releases? I can only see the latest beta linked on the psx4all site.
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Yes, sad news.

I have the last few version of beta 4. I have a meeting tnite but I'll try to slap them on the Wiki late tnite or tomorrow morning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006, 05:29:10 pm »
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I read on the GP2X board that Zodttd has decided to stop development on psx4all and hand the project over to unai
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I can't seem to find that post on the GP2X board. Am I blind?
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 05:51:04 pm »
Hi everyone,

Though it is true that I handed over psx4all to Unai and Chui, there is still hope for the Zaurus.

The psx4all project might be available for a port to the Zaurus when they revise the code, as well.

I am currently working with a extremely talented emulator writer to write a ps1 emulator specifically designed for handhelds. In fact, the dynarec is already being built and has progressed well, though we have to get just about everything else but the "core" up and running.
The two baseline platforms for the MIPS/ARM archs will be the PSP/GP2X. The GP2X platform will most likely be a fairly straight forward process to get it running on the Zaurus.

By having an emulator written from the ground up with performance of handhelds out now in mind, and with the talent onboard with help from people such as Exophas e...it should be worth keeping an eye on.

Another project I'm working on is an "official" port of gpSP (GBA) emulator to the GP2X. If there's not already a gpSP port to the Zaurus, let me know. I imagine it won't even need the dynarec to get it working well by just using the interpreter. It run's fullspeed on the PSP (the platform is was built for) though it uses a ARM -> MIPS dynarec.

I haven't abandoned the Zaurus, I've just shuffled projects.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 06:26:54 pm »
Good work zodttd, hopefully there will be more work on the psx emu for the zaurus in future, but thanks for all your efforts to date!

Could be a bit of a blessing in disguise, I for one would go nuts for a GBA emulator on pdaxrom, there is no real way of emulating it at present and th games are obviously perfect for a handheld.

Look forward to hearing more

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006, 07:48:53 pm »
Thanks for all your hard work Zod! You've added some real value to this community and I think you can be proud of that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2006, 04:03:44 am »
I had another look for that post of the GP2X board and I couldn't find it either, but ZodTTD has confirmed it himself now so there you go.

I'm eagerly awaiting this new psx emu and I'd also love to see this gba emu ported to the Z.

Thanks for all your work on zpsx zodttd! antikx says he's got some of the old betas- have you got them all archived somewhere? As I say I'm pretty sure it is the very first zpsx release I'm after, maybe the second as I don't recall their version numbers. I used to get about 11fps under Strider 2 but only 5fps (thats with sound off and at 624Mhz again) under beta4 and I want to put a good quality clip of zpsx emulating this up on google video before I revert back to bleedin' cacko.

Anybody up for petitioning Sharp to write a cxxxx 2.6 kernel display driver? Maybe I should make it a bit more general in like 'support the Zaurus, you know, that great portable computer line you make?'
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2006, 04:17:17 am »
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006, 08:28:58 am »
Sorry, maybe I should've said SRAM enabled/accelerated display driver.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 08:45:10 am »
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Hi everyone,

Though it is true that I handed over psx4all to Unai and Chui, there is still hope for the Zaurus.

The psx4all project might be available for a port to the Zaurus when they revise the code, as well.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006, 08:25:26 pm »
god! gpSP port to Zaurus would be better than psx, since faster and much more suitable to zaurus size and controls

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2006, 11:55:13 pm »
koen: The psx4all source is such a mess I'd feel sorry for those who have to deal with it. On that note, Unai and Chui are reworking things for psx4all, hopefully from the ground up, and theres the chance they might open source it. If I hear that they do, I'll let you know.

gpSP for the GP2X will be, like the PSP version, very tied to it's hardware. I will see if I can come up with a quick gpSP port to the Zaurus later today, with nothing "hardware specific", and it will most likely use SDL.
So the Zaurus might have a gpSP port very soon, though it will most likely be unofficial for now, since Exophase may not want to go this direction with his application.

I've been trying to get things up and running for the pla ystation emu written from the ground up for handhelds. I'm not the lead on this emu. It is progressing along while I try to manage some of the smaller aspects of things along its way. So far so good.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2006, 10:39:32 am »
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Has anybody got a copy of all the previous zpsx releases? I can only see the latest beta linked on the psx4all site.
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Yes, sad news.

I have the last few version of beta 4. I have a meeting tnite but I'll try to slap them on the Wiki late tnite or tomorrow morning.
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Are you looking for pre-beta4?
I've put up a couple of the beta 4's: [a href=\"http://wiki.tyrannozaurus.com/Psx4Zaurus/]http://wiki.tyrannozaurus.com/Psx4Zaurus/[/url]
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007, 03:32:30 pm »
Antikx, coul you put them somewhere? This page hows 500 Internal Server error.
Thanks in advance