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Offline GreatFunky

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Everdrive GB V2 ?
« on: November 29, 2014, 12:03 PM »
Currently , i have everdrive n8 , mega everdrive , sd2snes , turbo everdrive and just ordered the everdrive 64 v3 , i love them all !   :) .

I still have my old GB DMG-01 since the 90's and use it with a GB bridge + 256M flash2advance cart with 99 roms on it , (it could support more games but there's a limitation to 99 due to the flashing software), instant loading but can't compare with a more recent and comfortable sd card library  .
Of course , the  everdrive GB is haunting me  ::) but i'm blocking on the writing speed , i clearly dislike the low erasing /writing  cycle .

So just a question for Krikzz : is there any everdrive GB V2 planned ? , with fast sdram ?

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 12:26 PM »
Its only a few months old. I wouldnt count on it.
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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 06:49 PM »
...I don't think the r/w cycle is that bad. You will really only notice it when running GBC games and since you have a DMG-01, that is not a problem. IMHO the GB Everdrive is a worthy addition to the Everdrive line.

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 12:57 AM »
so waiting 3 seconds for it to load the rom is too much for you?  lol amazing and sad at the same time

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2014, 10:47 AM »
so waiting 3 seconds for it to load the rom is too much for you?  lol amazing and sad at the same time

.......amazing and sad ? really ? :o

I love these kind of constructive comments!  ;D

Why do you think that krikzz has created the everdrive 64 v3 or the mega everdrive?  after all , the everdrive 64 v2 and the everdrive md are working fine!  ....

Different taste , different opinions  ..... ,  a great principle no ?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 10:53 AM by GreatFunky »

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2014, 11:04 AM »
 power supply, loading speed, but i have no plans to work over new gb cart in nearest future.

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 11:10 AM »
Thanks for your reply Krikzz , maybe the solution will be in a future GBA everdrive ?  ::)

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2014, 12:57 PM »

Why do you think that krikzz has created the everdrive 64 v3 or the mega everdrive?  after all , the everdrive 64 v2 and the everdrive md are working fine!  ....
These two examples strike me as strange ones to choose considering both are premium feature versions requiring more hardware (reflected in price) rather than iterative revisions.

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2014, 02:24 PM »


  ....These two examples strike me as strange ones to choose considering both are premium feature versions requiring more hardware (reflected in price) rather than iterative revisions.


 An hypothetical gb everdrive v2 could have more than just  sdram improvement i suppose .....



PS :I would also add

Everdrives have evolved on krikkz's ideas but also on its customers demand.
"Requesting"   is  a good thing that is pushing forward , take a look on this board all every improvement or new everdrive asked every month , answers could be "yes" , "no" ,or "maybe" , that's not the most important ...
But criticize people's request , is detrimental to development because some people don't dare ask anymore ,  this forum isn't a "crab basket" !

(excuse my English)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 04:24 PM by GreatFunky »

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2014, 11:42 PM »
Krikzz said in the past that he might make a more expensive version with RTC. That's what I hope for since we already have an EMS 64M USB. It works fine for some games, but I'll rather get an Everdrive GB if a better version comes out.

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 03:08 AM »
Everdrives have evolved on krikkz's ideas but also on its customers demand.
"Requesting"   is  a good thing that is pushing forward , take a look on this board all every improvement or new everdrive asked every month , answers could be "yes" , "no" ,or "maybe" , that's not the most important ...
But criticize people's request , is detrimental to development because some people don't dare ask anymore ,  this forum isn't a "crab basket" !

(excuse my English)
Requests are only good when they make sense and a lot of requests Krikzz gets don't make sense. The topic starter asked if krikzz "planned" to release a V2 with better ram. Not if he could, but if he was going to release it. It doesn't make sense for Krikzz to release a v2 so quickly. It would also cause complaints from the people who already bought the carts if they were outdated so quickly. People would stop buying them on release if they believed they would be replaced so quickly.

Asking for programming changes is different for asking for new hardware in many ways. We have already seen Krikzz is working on other projects.

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 02:06 PM »
Everdrives have evolved on krikkz's ideas but also on its customers demand.
"Requesting"   is  a good thing that is pushing forward , take a look on this board all every improvement or new everdrive asked every month , answers could be "yes" , "no" ,or "maybe" , that's not the most important ...
But criticize people's request , is detrimental to development because some people don't dare ask anymore ,  this forum isn't a "crab basket" !

(excuse my English)
Requests are only good when they make sense and a lot of requests Krikzz gets don't make sense. The topic starter asked if krikzz "planned" to release a V2 with better ram. Not if he could, but if he was going to release it. It doesn't make sense for Krikzz to release a v2 so quickly. It would also cause complaints from the people who already bought the carts if they were outdated so quickly. People would stop buying them on release if they believed they would be replaced so quickly.

Asking for programming changes is different for asking for new hardware in many ways. We have already seen Krikzz is working on other projects.

It seems that Krikzz doesn't have to reply anymore .....  the next time , i 'll directly ask to you  ;D   
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 02:16 PM by GreatFunky »

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 10:57 PM »
Your request is invaild
because you are comparing a pre-flash cart to real-time flashing cart.

Try count how longer takes to flash a cart

PC flashing software flashing to flash2advance cart

Versus

SD card flashing to Everdrive memory
(GB 4 MHz cpu is doing all the work here)

AND

Try count how longer takes to boot a pre-flash game


flash2advance cart

versus

Everdrive with pre-flash game already in memory (Press Start) or without sd card
ED64 v2.0, 3.0 & X7 | EDMD v3 | MEGAED X7 M15 v2.01 & PRO rev B | TED v2.4 | EDN8 v1.2N & Pro M19 N1 | SED v2.1 | SD2SNES rev E1 & PRO rev.B | EDGB v1.1 & X7 M17 rev B | EDGBA X5 M16 rev A & Mini M19 Rev B
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Offline GreatFunky

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 01:50 PM »
Your request is invaild
because you are comparing a pre-flash cart to real-time flashing cart.

Try count how longer takes to flash a cart

PC flashing software flashing to flash2advance cart

Versus

SD card flashing to Everdrive memory
(GB 4 MHz cpu is doing all the work here)

AND

Try count how longer takes to boot a pre-flash game


flash2advance cart

versus

Everdrive with pre-flash game already in memory (Press Start) or without sd card

Thanks for your explanation i'll know now how is working a flash2advance and a gb everdrive .....

At least ,  i want to thanks Troyus , Aether Knight , nuu and  Krikzz of course, for their reply and to the others : i promise to never ask anything more in the gb everdrive topic that could hurt their intelligence or their sensibility 
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 02:08 PM by GreatFunky »

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Re: Everdrive GB V2 ?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2014, 11:59 PM »
Added RTC support would definitely be my most wanted feature. Was a little dissapointed the original EDGB didn't have that but I can understand why it wasn't implemented since 99% of it's use would probably be for Pokémon G/S/C. But hell, I love those games xD and if the ED64 can get it, It would be awesome to see it on the EDGB as well.