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#1 EvilDragon

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:40 PM

Some of you may know GPH and me are currently at the IFA exhibition in Berlin.
We had quite some conversations during the last days - and I'm really happy to announce the following:

The 2nd DPad of the Wiz will be replaced with 4 proper buttons! AND the 2.5mm headphone jack will be replaced with a 3.5mm one.

So the only flaws I could see with this system will be fixed!
On the downside it means that the release of the Wiz will be delayed for 30 days (so it will be shipped in November), but I think that's best.

If you like that decision, you can use this thread to thank GPH, as they will be reading it!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:46 PM

Thank you GPH for listening to the community's feedback and taking the time to improve the Wiz! smile.gif

Perhaps the 30 additional days will be useful for testing the firmware some more, too smile.gif

Edited by Alex., 02 September 2008 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:49 PM

The aesthetic appeal of the dual d-pads was cool, but practically speaking, this change will be for the best.

Thank you GPH! smile.gif

I'm also quite impressed that the changes will only add an extra month to the release date.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:52 PM

Certainly is good news, thanks for listening GPH. I don't think anyone will mind the little extra wait to have a better finished product.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:52 PM

Thank you GPH! I will certainly buy the Wiz now!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

I wasn't going to buy it, but I will almost certainly now.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE(EvilDragon @ Sep 2 2008, 02:40 PM) View Post

The 2nd DPad of the Wiz will be replaced with 4 proper buttons! AND the 2.5mm headphone jack will be replaced with a 3.5mm one.


Yay!!!!

I still don't have enough cash for one though sad.gif , however I will be accepting donations so feel free to pm me with your bank account details. wink.gif

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

Yay! This is good news, I think I will now buy a wiz aswell. Will go nicely with my gp2x collection biggrin.gif

Thanks GPH! The world of handheld gaming would be boring without you guys ^^.

Edited by xnopasaranx, 02 September 2008 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE(EvilDragon @ Sep 2 2008, 03:40 PM) View Post
So the only flaws I could see with this system will be fixed!


There is still one possible flaw remaining:

Will the Wiz support usbnet? Without it developing would be a nightmare sad.gif


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

Excellent! Many thanks to ED for persuading them, and many thanks to GPH for listening! biggrin.gif

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

thankyou GPH! A good decision smile.gif

As with "BlueAchenar", I wasn't going to buy it, but I most certinately will now!

Edited by pandora, 02 September 2008 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:29 PM

Thanks GPH. You might remember my username from the #gp2x hanirc room.

I'll be buying a Wiz now. Thanks again.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:30 PM

Great news!
Perhaps I ask too much but.. Any hopes for a bigger screen ? biggrin.gif

Anyway thank you very much to GPH, ED and all devs cool.gif

Edited by Mr 2X, 02 September 2008 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:33 PM

Damn. I liked previous design.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

Well, I am at once ready to congratulate them, and at the same time wondering if this was all a ploy to distract our attention from the fact that USB still isn't shipping with the device.

Would code and hardware be so hard to ship with it? Hardware can even be a USB on the TV dongle, it would cost pennies per cable. As long as it is available at launch and the whole cable costs $15-$20.

Second, what is the real run-time of this machine? I know on the GP2X we had a (barely used, no VGA/Component) Conexant TV encoder
and a FTDI Netchip wasting power, but if this new machine has li-ion why not USB as well?

I know some might just be planning to pocket the Wiz, but others want real USB support. Some might want useful TV output because the screen is a bit small for extended gaming (or 2 player gaming).

So kudos on not be totally daft, but minimal points on delivering what the community wants (USB, VGA, YPrPb)

Edited by nubie, 02 September 2008 - 02:39 PM.