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Title: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: bon on June 18, 2015, 09:45:30 AM
I am looking for a handheld device which can emulate Amiga Games nicely. I know of the Pandora, but it is extremely expensive, and apart from that, it is nowhere available to buy (at least in Europe). Anyone had experience on this? Can you suggest something?
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: kzin on June 18, 2015, 10:06:06 AM
I use my Droid 4 with "UAE 4 All2" although I don't like the on screen controls.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: som99 on June 18, 2015, 04:21:33 PM
I'm holding my breath for the comming Blackberry that will have qwerty keyboard AND Android, it will probably be a nice device for handheld Amiga if you need a new phone at the same time ;)

You can get a PSP (phat old ones) super cheep and use CFW on it and use PSPUAE, long time since I tried it but that's handheld and it got a DPad + Buttons you need and you got a ton of other emulators and games.

There are more handheld options that are cheap, stay clear from the chinease crap gaming Android devices if you do not know if it's good or not, a lot of them have crap controls :/ Some works ok tho so do some reaserch first :)

Oh Almost forgot, the old Sony Xperia Play can be found cheap and have excelent controllers that slide out, but yet again then you get a phone at the same time :)
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: danbeaver on June 18, 2015, 11:12:04 PM
I would start with a Gaming Tablet (JXD S7800b Android Retro Gaming Tablet) with built in gaming controllers if you really need the Full Fairyland Experience.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: danbeaver on June 18, 2015, 11:18:06 PM
Follow up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2PDY5ihmo
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: NovaCoder on June 19, 2015, 12:50:27 AM
Lifting an A1200 off the desk...
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: danbeaver on June 19, 2015, 01:18:06 AM
Quote from: NovaCoder;791346
Lifting an A1200 off the desk...

And the monitor?
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: Wolfe on June 19, 2015, 09:01:55 AM
Quote from: danbeaver;791347
And the monitor?


I guess you hold it with the other arm . . . :lol:
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: vince_6 on June 19, 2015, 05:56:56 PM
On my Galaxy SII and now on SIV with phonejoy bluetooth pad and HDMI output.
Runs like a charm!

I also use a Nokia keyboard and a Logitech mouse (bluetooth)
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: jj on June 19, 2015, 06:15:08 PM
Thought this was going to be a thread about best masturbation experience with your Amiga
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: danbeaver on June 19, 2015, 09:50:48 PM
Quote from: JJ;791360
Thought this was going to be a thread about best masturbation experience with your Amiga

Well, there can be a measured amount of joy by maneuvering the "stick" protruding between your legs in the "cock pit" of an airplane.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on June 19, 2015, 10:02:03 PM
Quote from: danbeaver;791365
Well, there can be a measured amount of joy by maneuvering the "stick" protruding between your legs in the "cock pit" of an airplane.

LOL.  What are we, 12?  :banana:
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: Duce on June 20, 2015, 12:47:47 AM
nVidia Shield, by far, for games.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: danbeaver on June 20, 2015, 04:31:58 AM
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;791366
LOL.  What are we, 12?  :banana:
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing [with ourselves].” - George Bernard Shaw
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: Speelgoedmannetje on June 24, 2015, 11:36:05 PM
Quote from: bon;791314
I am looking for a handheld device which can emulate Amiga Games nicely. I know of the Pandora, but it is extremely expensive, and apart from that, it is nowhere available to buy (at least in Europe). Anyone had experience on this? Can you suggest something?
I own both a Pandora and a GP2x Wiz and to be honest, though the Pandora has it's (serious) advantages, I prefer playing Amiga (and other emulation) games on my Wiz.
The tiny 4:3 oled screen displays the games really nicely. The colours are really on par with a 1084, though the only downside is the fact that it still is a 60 hz lcd screen; which means blurry moving images, and, with 50hz games, stuttering. The blurryness and stuttering also happens on your generic LCD screen. The 320x240 resolution will cut off a bit of PAL images, though not much, and the aspect ratio is intact.
So, the pictures are sharp, non-pixelated, pixel-perfect and the colours are not washed out like they are  on a standard TN lcd panel. Successors of the GP2x Wiz, like the Canoo and the GCW Zero, have generic lcd panels.

Considering the Pandora, it's a great hobby project for hobbyists like me. I've used it mainly for listening to music, and using the tools (like ssh) that come with linux. The Pandora saved me more than once at work, as I have it always with me and it has a seemingly endless battery life. But for emulation, the lcd is waaay too el-cheapo.

Perhaps your best bet is a gaming tablet with IPS display like an NVidia Shield, a GPD Q88, or a JXD 7800b.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: F0LLETT on June 25, 2015, 12:17:51 PM
Quote from: som99;791325
You can get a PSP (phat old ones) super cheep and use CFW on it and use PSPUAE, long time since I tried it but that's handheld and it got a DPad + Buttons you need and you got a ton of other emulators and games.

Still have to release new version I have been working slowly on for the last 3 years.
Just need time to finish it off. Been working on getting HDD support working and fixing some old bugs.
Just got given a Vita, so hopefully soon, the SDK will be sorted and a native version of PSPUAE could be done.


Besides PSP, UAE4ALL2 on Android is best by far. Controls are ok, not sure why people moan unless your using a phone. On my nexus 7, it runs very well.
I run my custom 3.9 setup from my real amiga on it. Its like having my real amiga on the go.
Joymouse prog is best to use with, as then you dont have to mess with mouse.
I would also recommend "hackers keyboard" from playstore. It has all the odd keys, normal droid keyboard doesn't, meaning you can quit WHDLoad games without resetting / restarting emu.

If you get spashtop2HD setup on both your PC / LINUX machine, you can use your tablets / mobiles and run WinUAE on the go. I have done this many times while away from home. Have the perfect setup (CD32) just for tablet use.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: jj on June 25, 2015, 03:29:11 PM
Quote from: danbeaver;791376
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing [with ourselves].” - George Bernard Shaw

:roflmao::roflmao::laughing::roflmao::laugh1:
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: F0LLETT on June 26, 2015, 11:37:41 AM
Well this thread derailed as quickly as it started, :(.
Title: Re: Best Amiga Handheld Experience
Post by: som99 on June 26, 2015, 06:42:26 PM
Quote from: F0LLETT;791592
Still have to release new version I have been working slowly on for the last 3 years.
Just need time to finish it off. Been working on getting HDD support working and fixing some old bugs.
Just got given a Vita, so hopefully soon, the SDK will be sorted and a native version of PSPUAE could be done.


Besides PSP, UAE4ALL2 on Android is best by far. Controls are ok, not sure why people moan unless your using a phone. On my nexus 7, it runs very well.
I run my custom 3.9 setup from my real amiga on it. Its like having my real amiga on the go.
Joymouse prog is best to use with, as then you dont have to mess with mouse.
I would also recommend "hackers keyboard" from playstore. It has all the odd keys, normal droid keyboard doesn't, meaning you can quit WHDLoad games without resetting / restarting emu.

If you get spashtop2HD setup on both your PC / LINUX machine, you can use your tablets / mobiles and run WinUAE on the go. I have done this many times while away from home. Have the perfect setup (CD32) just for tablet use.


Thanks for the update on the PSPUAE status F0LLETT, a native version would rock!

Yeah the Android version is my second pick also, tho I prefere a Android handheld with physical buttons :)

Havn't tried remote desktop gaming but I remote connect to monitor my server every day :)