Repeated Question Possibly, Can You Link Gp2xs?

RoboJoe32

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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?


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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...)
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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)
 

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theoddbot posted on Oct 21 2005 at 10:15 PM said:
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)
Null Modem was plenty fast enough for Amiga classics Gravity Power and Knights of The Sky.
 
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