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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 04:00 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2019, 05:00 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2019, 05:32 PM »
as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.
They use new parts and might require different software. Reason enough to give them a new name as to not confuse customers (e.g. "use this file for ED64 before 2019, this file for ED64 after 2019") - a good opportunity to align the name to the current naming scheme.

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2019, 05:06 PM »
Quote from: krikzz
Can't say. Planned hardware features did not fit in existing hardware design, so in near future i will release only x5 mini, in regular gba cart formfactor.
For X7 i should start all from scratch.
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187486779466768384

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X5 mini likely will be released in end of 2019-begin 2020.

For x7 i planned at least isolated rtc and savestates
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 02:01 AM »
Quote from: krikzz
Can't say. Planned hardware features did not fit in existing hardware design, so in near future i will release only x5 mini, in regular gba cart formfactor.
For X7 i should start all from scratch.
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187486779466768384

Quote from: krikzz
X5 mini likely will be released in end of 2019-begin 2020.

For x7 i planned at least isolated rtc and savestates
source:
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/1187495430856364032

Like i been saying from the start that it was an X5 redesign now we have word concert from the horses mouth :P

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Save states good. A good upgrade.

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Like i been saying from the start that it was an X5 redesign now we have word concert from the horses mouth

Yes, it's the only thing that makes since. Change the form factor and release all future versions in that form factor. Then put the 'extras' features in the x7 with whatever required form factor it needs, and charge more for the extras.

as old component hard to get or re-design of pcb
there are always newer models

But usually those newer models aren't renamed in such a way that it appears they have more features, when they actually don't.
They use new parts and might require different software. Reason enough to give them a new name as to not confuse customers (e.g. "use this file for ED64 before 2019, this file for ED64 after 2019") - a good opportunity to align the name to the current naming scheme.

Also previously if there isn't a major upgrade, but simply part replacements/board revisions, I think he uses 'Pro' to distinguish it from earlier versions.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 09:35 PM by Galron »

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2020, 12:23 AM »
it looks like this is actually coming out

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2020, 12:26 AM »
it looks like this is actually coming out

And it's going to be so awesome taking me way back to the Super Card SD games. To finally have a GBA Everdrive that wont get knocked with my pinkie fingers xDD

But joking aside I hope this version can incorporate PC Engine support, I mean to overcome the Super Card SD it would be awesome if it could just load roms on the go... I don't need to say SNES as it already runs them.
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 07:20 AM »
YO THE "X7" IS HERE!!!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y73vcxfs

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2020, 08:20 AM »
YO THE "X7" IS HERE!!!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y73vcxfs

GREAT NEWS!!! If Retrotowers get wind of them I'll likely get one for my birthday in a months time, kind of wish the million dollar question was it would now be able to hold as micro SD card reader which could be inserted into it. The mini ones are so fragile when you would have to push them up and down, I know of a past drive that could do that and if the Mini X5 was able to. I may have likely been able to speed up my SNESAdvance revival project ^^
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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2020, 06:23 AM »
YO THE "X7" IS HERE!!!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y73vcxfs

That link just goes to new version of the X5 "mini". I don't see any information on an x7 yet....

This article said no plans for "x7" yet..

https://everdrive.me/cartridges/everdrive-gba-x5-mini.html?fbclid=IwAR3pNgQERzUqY456AoMAgr5bxtGimjbAKhqplGcP6jrUEq905B5PnFxbH1Q

But that was in January, so I don't know if there has been anctual plan for the x7, since then.

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2020, 06:36 AM »
YO THE "X7" IS HERE!!!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y73vcxfs

That link just goes to new version of the X5 "mini". I don't see any information on an x7 yet....

This article said no plans for "x7" yet..

https://everdrive.me/cartridges/everdrive-gba-x5-mini.html?fbclid=IwAR3pNgQERzUqY456AoMAgr5bxtGimjbAKhqplGcP6jrUEq905B5PnFxbH1Q

But that was in January, so I don't know if there has been anctual plan for the x7, since then.

yes it was a joke for the idiots on this tread calling it an X7 when krikzz didnt even call it that

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Re: GBA "x7" (Standard Size) to be released soon?
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2020, 09:49 AM »
Ha, thanks for clearing that up. Cracks me up now that you explained it!

I'll have to keep my eye open to see if an X7 actually is released in the future, but I have no reason to upgrade... THe original X5 is great as it is! It does what I need done (short of save states).