The only blemishes on my unit, is that I have the protrusion on the screen bezel and a missing bottom left screw cap on the lid, nothing to worry about too much
My buttons all work perfectly fine, although pressing the ABXY buttons down produces a squeaky friction sort of sound if I press the buttons down while rubbing the case. It doesn't harm the functionality of the buttons at all, but if you play in a quiet room with the sound down its a little bit noticeable
My god, the D-Pad is the best D-Pad I've ever used, and I own a lot of consoles and handhelds! It's perfect! The size of it was a concern when I first looked at it, but no, the size is perfect for my large hands. Perfect everything!
I will shoot anyone that complains about it in the slightest on behalf of DaveC, well done and thanks for making it so great
Onwards! I have a habit of pushing the keypad buttons down all the way (so I get the full tactile feedback) although this isn't necessary, as it registers at half a press down for me. I need to adjust!
You can find my review of the nubs in the One Nub thread Here's a quote from me:
I can confirm what exactly the problem is, and it sounds like it MIGHT also applies to the fully working Pandoras.
My guess was spot on, the sticks need to be dead on center by the nano meter to fully work when you turn the unit on / restart it.
Even the slightest bit of the nubs going off-center causes weird sensitivity problems.
So the one way to remedy this in hardware is to have the nubs tighter, spring back to the center position as accurately as possible.
Perhaps it does do this properly on the fully working units? And the 1 nub units are just a bit more looser?
Besides that, my nubs work pretty good!
Is there a way to adjust the deadzone, acceleration, tolerance and speed of the nubs? I think it just needs a little tweaking and they'll be perfect (despite the centering problem).
If you don't mind centering the nubs yourself each time you restart or power on the unit (don't have to do it coming out of sleep mode!) then jump in
Hardware wise, I love it.
Software wise, everything seems pretty stable for what I've used on it so far. Sleep mode seems to cause me some issues, so I just shut down when I want to put it away. It boots up and shuts down fast enough for me
I've been playing Picodrive more then anything so far, I'm really impressed with how near perfect the emulation is, and with such great sound too! For me, this is the best way to play Megadrive on the go hands down. Same for SNES too! Great work Notaz, skeezix and SiENcE!
Haven't really gotten around to doing much else, but I'm getting there Quake 2 runs perfectly fine, need some more nub settings though! Deadzone is too small for me, and accleration is too high, it feels like a digital stick at times Quake 3 runs pretty good, though there is room for optimizing! Nub settings in here would be nice too. ioquake3 has what appears to be depth sorting problems, seems like it could be fixed pretty easy somewhere in the code. Performance seems slower then the normal Quake 3 port. Might be worth taking a look at the n900 port!
XFCE is a blast to mess around in Trying to customize what applications to show on the panel (taskbar for you windows only guys) but having limited success.
I'm 100% happy with my purchase, and I wish Open Pandora all the best in making this a major product for the masses. Make millions of these things quick! It certainly has the potential, if the OS is tighten up a bit and it is easier to get games and apps.
Awesome to see the wallpaper design I made is used for the first boot wizard
Now, to start looking into ioquake3 and porting ZEQ2Lite!
Edited by MDave, 09 June 2010 - 05:14 PM.