Repeated Question Possibly, Can You Link Gp2xs?

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  1. RoboJoe32

    RoboJoe32 Member

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    Could you in theory, link together two GP2X systems to swap data or for multiplayer purposes? (via the USB cable or EXT cable) or perhaps a third party device using wireless?

    I've seen people interested in TV out, trying to confirm alot of other features, but i've yet to hear a large userbase ask for/confirm linkability.

    I know alot of people are hung up on wi-fi (well, the non GP32 board goers at least like i've seen on digg. the "I would get it if it had a harddrive and wi-fi" folks :rolleyes: ")

    Which needs to be explained later why it's immpractical and expensive to put a harddrive and wi-fi in a handheld device.... (Which it is.)

    But why couldn't a simpler form of wireless, or just USB linking be implemented? (if it isn't already) And if it's not, could it be implemented with just a firmware update/alteration?


    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Jengo

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    Thats a very good question

    im interested in the "2 gp2xs swapping data" part, cause what if someone has a sweet game you want?! then you could just copy the game over to your SD card, that would own.
     
  3. serialdogma

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    Looking how in some photos we have seen a EXT to serial adapter (for debugging?), you could perhaps make a ext-serial-ext cable.
     
  4. lucoxade

    lucoxade SCOURGE!

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    You could just swap SD cards and temporarely store stuff in the NAND
     
  5. darkplayer

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    to small for movies etc... (only 20mb left)
     
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  6. Hooka

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    Well, it's even possible for someone to make a link cable using the ext. port (theoretically) once the ext. port pinout is available but someone would have to make a driver of some sort for it.

    (note that's also based on someone being able to find a suitable ext. port connector that can be rewired and doesn't cost too much...)
     
  7. reallynotnick

    reallynotnick The smartest newb

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    I think we should be able to do it over usb, heck my ti-84 then the gp2x must be able to. But really how many people do you know are getting a gp2x?
     
  8. lucoxade

    lucoxade SCOURGE!

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    Aswell as finding somone else with a GP2X! B)
     
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  9. aQwaBlaz3

    aQwaBlaz3 The Future is Open.™

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    So you want this to be the new Gameboy, eh?
     
  10. Digitalrat

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    Kinda unrealistic that most GP2X-owners will know other owners personally, right? ;)
     
  11. elinscheid

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    I am going to force my local friends to buy one so I can play multi-player games :p I would assume that some multi-player functionality will be established soon after its release.
     
  12. Jarska333

    Jarska333 What do you want?

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    Bah, hotseat is good enough for the unwashed masses.
     
  13. Jengo

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    My cousin is getting one, and hopefully by flashing it around with my friends, they will get excited about it and buy one...
     
  14. Cbass182

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    Me, my brother and one of my friends at work are all getting one...it would be nice, but it's not a necessity. I'm sure there will be some way to communicate between gp2x's eventually.
     
  15. Digital Awakening

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    WiFi: Maybe possible to use an SDIO card with WiFi if someone makes a driver.
    USB: No Host mode avalible so it may not be possible unless it can be activated somehow.
    EXT: If it's possible to use it for anything but TV-Out that is.

    Due to the low price it's not impossible for anyone with a job to actually buy 2.
     
  16. theoddbot

    theoddbot Certified Guru

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    The EXT port has 2 UARTs so its certainly possible, you'd need a game that supports it though. Oh and file transfer would be stupidly slow (remember null-modem cables)
     
  17. TheTurnipKing

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    Null Modem was plenty fast enough for Amiga classics Gravity Power and Knights of The Sky.
     
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  18. K0K0NUT_h3lmut

    K0K0NUT_h3lmut The Soldier wearing a coconut...

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    The SDIO card method sounds like it may be feasible, I hope someone actually makes multiplayer possbile.
     

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