GP2X: Open Source Handheld


This is by far the shiniest, jangliest gadget I’ve played with for a long time.

It can play games (MAME, squillions of other emulators, and also full SDL). It can play your movies (DivX/Xvid/OGM). It can play your music (Ogg/MP3). It can view photos. It can read Ebooks. It runs on just 2 AA batteries – And it can do all this in the palm of your hand or on your TV screen.

I’ve already easily written some silly little arcade games for it in C++ with a cross compiler (g++) and the SDL libraries – all works a treat. I’ve also been reliving some old memories by playing “Duke Nukem 3D”… so what are you waiting for, Christmas?? :)

It’s relatively inexpensive – get yours here

One Reply to “GP2X: Open Source Handheld”

  1. I am so engrossed in writing a game for this! It’s really awesome to have a full linux machine with accelerated SDL. I’m doing some pretty complicated (for me!!) geometric transforms and am still getting 80-90 FPS running at the stock 200MHz setting. Awesome! If any of you are waiting for a new release of the GPS Route Planner, sorry – I’ve been a bit distracted!

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