The GigaBox, Take 1 (My first GBZ)

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Re: The GigaBox, Take 1 (My first GBZ)

Post by GigaCat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:42 pm

Thanks a million for your creations! I plan to do another one using the Ultra line and much better planning. I'm likely going to order it all Friday and make a super clean, completely new unit. Will keep an eye out for new products.

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Re: The GigaBox, Take 1 (My first GBZ)

Post by infinitLoop » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 am

Dividion wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:47 am

As for the SPI screens, I still recommend those for a Zero W build. They're crisp and low power. With fbcp-ili9341 they're really smooth, but it does cut down on the performance you get with GBA and SNES, which are definitely demanding on that processor. You can try a bit of overclocking, but I usually don't bother. Regular fbcp works well enough, but you can spot the drop in framerates if you compare it to fbcp-ili9341 or another screen type like hdmi or composite. Those of course come with their own power-hungry controller boards.
careful when messing with the overclocking though, as the gpu/core_freq settings affects the SPI clock that the various frame-buffer drivers use. tweak it too much, or with the wrong numbers, and your screen image will get pretty weird, or just stop working. i think what helps more on those systems seems to picking the right emulator, but i'm still (always) tweaking and finding the best settings for that. so far though, i've found going back to retropie 4.3 and using the juj drivers gives the best performance all-around, but the fbcp-ili9341 is pretty nice too.

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