G6 team anouncement: G6 Lite English in 2 weeks

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  1. panther_512
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    We will release the English version of G6 Llite around two weeks later.


    Many people are wondering how to update their G6 Lite into English version. We have only released the Chinese version of G6 Lite in the moment.

    If you buy the G6 Lite from China or some unoffical resellers, it should be the Chinese version. It is no way to change the language firmware by the software or loader.

    We will release the English version of G6 lite around two weeks later.

    Please contact our reseller later or pre-order from them

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    As people with Chinese G6 lite have explained, the 4.0 loader has both languages (english and chinese). However they were only able to upgrade to 4.0a/4.0b Chinese.
    This _proves_ that it is possible to change the language by updating the loader (which is perfectly normal).

    The only reason we can see which would explain why you're saying it can't be language-updated is that you're trying to add dvd-like zones to theG6 lite.
    Probably to sell an english version at more expensive prices.

    If there is a real (technical) reason, please explain it there! Has the chinese version a different hardware? If yes, what are the differences?

    Regards,
     
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    Newcomer panther_512 Advanced Member

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    I am sorry, but I am not in the G6 team :-)

    I just quoted their anouncement.

    And I am from Greece too :-)
     
  4. SYN7HOR

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    Bastards.

    So what's the next best thing to the G6 lite? (M3 is not an option as they're made by the same greedy scumbags that make the g6)
    How about the EZ4 lite?
    Perfect fit in my lite is a must.
     
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    Newcomer panther_512 Advanced Member

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    Yes, EZ4 Lite microSD is the next best thing.

    But there are some compatibility and performance issues with some games.

    It's because of the software, so you can expect in future updates, to solve these issues.
     
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    but...my G6 Lite is english, I think...
     
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    Well, there's certainly a lot of confusion about the English/Chinese matter.

    G6 team says that every G6 Lite that is out there is Chinese version and cannot update to English language.

    But some users managed to put English.

    Maybe these users had test-trial-something English versions?

    I don't know.
     
  8. SYN7HOR

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    Yeah, but if I'm unlucky I might get the chinese version. Besides, I don't want to support companies that pull this kind of shit on their customers.

    So... the EZ Flash 4 Lite+Neo MagicKey 4 mini is a good alternative to G6 lite+Passcard 3?
     
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    About (Censored!) time G6/M3 Team speaks up on this chaos. Now, that puts everyone who has a G6 Lite either in their possession or ordered from a retailer into quite an uncomfortable position. Considering that HopeBuy is the only retailer remaining that claims to be receiving the English G6 Lite this week, which is a contradiction with what the manufacturer has state, this just adds to the grief of anyone who has already put forth their hard-earned dollars/euros/pounds, etc. towards this. Hopebuy hasn't responded to this recent news as of yet, but I expect that either we (all of us who have pre-paid) will be waiting another two weeks or be refunded for the purchase. Mind you, I am not blaming HopeBuy for this mess as I did Winsunx. HopeBuy at least confronted the situation somewhat, unlike Winsunx sending out an e-mail to everyone weeks after taking in orders, "You know this is Chinese?"
     
  10. klonoakun

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    rofl

    but for those who only wants to play NDS and GBA games wouldn't be bothered by the language would they?
    seems to me it is only a language issue, i hope both versions when they get out, have the same software support.

    Also note on how many forum topics are being unanswered recently about the confirmation of several orders for the english version
    Since i couldnt wait, this morning i changed my order for a chinese order, they immediately replied saying they will ship it tomorrow.
    few hours later, the english confirmation posts still left unanswered, i believe the g6 team isnt releasing it for some days.
     
  11. Redux

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    Is the language issue really that big of a deal?
    It certainly wouldn't put me off buying it.
     
  12. Lily

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    Not every G6 Lite out there is Chinese, as mine updated with the English loader just fine - as have other peoples. Looks like it was just a matter of luck of the draw.
     
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    Even if mine is entirely in chinese after the small update, is navigating through the g6 menu in order to reach for the nds and gba games a pain?
    if not, then i do not see why this can't be ordered by the people who solely play games and nothing else.
     
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    Hmm...weird. I emailed Jandaman about 2 weeks ago and they said they should have the English G6 Lite sometime THIS week. *sigh*...guess I'll have to wait some more...
     
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    I don't doubt one bit that there are English "evaluation" models floating out there, but since there's no guarentee of whether it's English or Chinese, I'll yield on the side of caution and await the official English version. Yes, the language is a factor that concerns me.
     
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    It isn't for me, even though the EZ4L only sticks out a few mm I still notice it, add that to its build quality and slowdown in games and I'm staying far away, but I can laugh at my friend who got one. [​IMG] I wish they'd hurry up and announce the M3 Lite.

    If there's one thing I've had to learn it's to not jump into buying products as soon as they're released, I wanted to preorder a EZ4L but I'm glad I didn't because of its issues, now the same thing with G6L and its language versions. [​IMG]
     
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    From the GBAlpha website's "Downloads" section, the Chinese version of the G6/G6L 4.0a loader. http://www.gbalpha.com/China/GBalpha_Downl...asp?SoftID=2532. I'll try to translate.

    ????G6??4.0?????????????????G6??????G6??????GBA???4.0?NDS???4.0?
    Note: For updating G6 loader lower than version 4.0. Only use on Chinese version of G6. After updating, version information on the G6 loader will show 4.0 on the GBA loader. 4.0 on the NDS loader.

    GBA??
    GBA loader:

    1.??GBA??????
    1.Added GBA Golden-Finger(Cheat);

    2.?????????????????
    2.Added automatic software & hardware save file patching;

    3.??GBA??????????????????????????????
    3.Added GBA roms real-time game-guide. Can bring up the game-guide anytime during gameplay.

    4.????FAT(FAT16)/FAT32??????????
    4.Full support for FAT(FAT16)/FAT32 filesystem, supports long filenames;
    (?????????G6???????????????FAT16?????????????FAT32??)
    (If upgrading G6 from lower version, the upgrading needs to be done under FAT16 filesystem. Only after upgrading to current version will FAT32 be supported)

    5.????????????????GBA?????????????????
    5.Fully supports switching interface language between Chinese & English, supports auto-translation of GBA rom name.

    NDS??
    NDS loader:

    1.????????????
    1.Brand new interface status indication system;
     
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    Actually, in HK forum, people who got the test version and pre-production version can run both the engglsih and chinese
    4.0a loader.
    Actually, in HK many people got test and pre-production version and are happy with both version.
    But, the later batchs are chinese version which can't be upgraded with the 4.0a english loader.
    So, if you got the g6 lite can be upgraded to 4.0a english loader, it may be a test version or pre-production version.

    and if you find three chinese words tag on your g6 lite packaging box, I am sure that is test version.
     
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    For purely game playing - no, it's not much of an issue - but that's personal preference. I'd certainly -prefer- mine be in English. [​IMG]
     
  20. HugeCock

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    Mine is in English as well

    *Edit
    and for gameplaying as long as the cart holds your file names it would be VERY easy. If it doesn't .....well you still have your game icons but I am pretty sure it would hold the file names making it very easy to play on a Chinese cart
     

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