Every time I hear people chat about it I'm tempted to get it out again. Might actually do that when I finish work tonight though, interested to know if there's anything else available for it since the last time I booted it up, several years ago
the analog only stick is debatable. It's annoying for porting where dpad control is expected.
most of us were disappointed in the performance over the gp2x. In some cases it wasnt any improvement. If i remember right the need to rotate the screen was a waste of cpu time (and there was no hw blitter like the gp2x). The caanoo also had that bezel overlapping the screen.
I like the AMOLED screen for the wiz, but some of the devices had screen rot.
It was neat it had GLES, but the performance wasnt too exciting.
I just duig out my Wiz, gp2x, Caanoo and other detritus from over the years. All told, with all its worts, I sort of liked the Wiz for its small form factor and generally bright screen. Was good for playing Raiden in a pinch! With my large stack of ancient retro handhelds, thought I best not let them rot in drawers, get them into kiddos hands too
I always liked the Caanoo too, for all its issues. And the original gp2x with DaveC's stick mod, was grand as well. And and.. okay, loved them all.
But I'm messing aroudn with the Caanoo again, and saw this old thread. Why not reply .. theres some life in these old bones (not sure if talking about mine or the devices..)
Put my gp2x (f100) and Caanoo in a drawer a few years ago, but a recent purchase (Atari Lynx II) got me interested in emulation again.
I forgot what fun & amazing little systems these are, especially the Caanoo,.... and i also forgot just how difficult it can be to to get some programs running on them.