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New Pandora owner? Make this thread your first stop.

Discussion in 'Support Area' started by gruso, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. gruso

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    First, congrats on the arrival, and welcome to the community! [​IMG]

    Don't worry, there's no mandatory million-word FAQ in this post. Just two links.


    The unofficial User Manual
    A community created user manual on the wiki. You don't have to click it right at this moment, but now you know where it is.

    Asking questions
    You're welcome to start a new thread, it's a support forum after all. But sometimes there are faster paths to answers:
     

    • Search the wiki (just click the User Manual link above, and type straight into the search box).
    • Search the first page of Support forum threads by pressing Ctrl-F (assuming your browser supports it). A recent thread may address your question.
    • Use the forum search. The quick search box at top right is not fantastic, but clicking the cog next to it takes you to Advanced search. Enter your search terms, click 'Search titles only', then scroll down and click Search.
    • GP32X is also a great resource to search, although most of the recent support related discussion is here.
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  2. Prometheus

    Prometheus Well-Known Member

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    In addition to Gruso's points, also remember to check the "Tips, tricks and tweaks" thread in this section - many common problems or annoyances (such as the Pandora-menu button in Xfce disappearing if too much memory is used up by RAM-intensive operations, for example) have solutions listed there.
     
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  3. peelie

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    The link to Running OS off SDcard (in the looking after nand article) should point at wiki description not EDs. Since seems to be a slight change in boot.txt with HF5.
     
  4. gruso

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    ^ Good call, done.
     
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  5. Jourdy288

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    Awesome :D Great guide.
     
  6. hakmanplayer

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    very helpful.


    thanks again


    ;)
     
  7. sebr.porte

    sebr.porte Still Fresh

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    Just got mine! I do not regret it for a second!! o.o
     
  8. SONY

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    Congrats mate. :)
     
  9. yoshi41dragon

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    My little pandora.txt might be useful for starters.
     
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  10. yoshi41dragon

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    Version 0.6 is available.


    [​IMG]


    Suggestions and corrections are welcome.
     
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  11. Blue Protoman

    Blue Protoman Well-Known Member

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    Great so far! Perhaps you could mention any necessary BIOS files and use Mednafen instead of Hugo.
     
  12. SONY

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    Wow! Very nice Yoshi~


    Will these PDFs be available on the Repo soon?
     
  13. Blue Protoman

    Blue Protoman Well-Known Member

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    The Repo only takes PNDs. You're more likely to find them on ED's File Archive.
     
  14. zowki

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  15. sebt3

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  16. Esn

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    Guys, why don't you upload these things to the Pandorawiki? Much more stable, and no ads!


    EDIT: Never mind, I forgot that PDFs are a prohibited file type. Hm. I really do think that should be changed. I'll ask EvilDragon.


    But all this information should be added to the Pandorawiki anyway, not spread out among all these threads. I'm trying to keep up, but any help would be great. If somebody posts a great guide for something, please at least add a link to it on the wiki so it doesn't get lost!


    ---


    Now, specifically concerning your PDF guide to emulators, it's just great! It's really useful even for me, because I also often forget what the keys are in some emulator...


    By the way, if you'd like to add UAE4All, I could help with that. There's some info here, for starters (the control is a lot more complex than other emulators). I can also help with DOSBox! Well, actually I wrote a guide for it on the wiki:


    http://pandorawiki.org/DOSBox
     
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  17. TrashyMG

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    Well Gimp can be used and convert PDFs to a PNG or Jpeg image..
     
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  18. SONY

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    Or do it in Paint like I have.
     
  19. Mr Rob

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    Why?


    I imagine a PDF file in a PND, where the 'execution script' opens up that PDF with the PDF viewer (evince, right?), toss the PND a fancy icon and now you have a 'Getting Started With Emulators' Application.
     
  20. CFWhitman

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    Yes, Hugo instead of Mednafen-pce means no TurboDuo/PC Engine CD/Super CD games. That would mean no:


    Dracula X: Rondo of Blood


    Beyond Shadowgate



    Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure



    Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes



    Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest



    Forgotten Worlds



    Gate of Thunder



    It Came from the Desert



    Lords of Thunder



    Popful Mail



    R-Type Complete



    Super Raiden



    Vasteel



    Ys Books I and II



    Ys III



    Ys IV



    ...and who knows what else that I missed or haven't played. You know, come to think of it, I have to rip a bunch more of my Turboduo/Super CD discs. :)
     

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