Short news

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    Short news of the Gba scene[/p]
    · has published a review of the brand new EZ-Flash2 Power Star - new generation of flash linkers, you can read it here.

    · A new version of the commercial emulator No$GBA is out. This version 1.7b - yes, just like VBA - is still expensive ($5000 US!) but implements a lot of new features and bugfixes.

    · A new little GBA tool is out: the GBA Resources Downloader. This little soft will download from its servers any boxart, snapshot, screenshot and NFO. You can download it here.

    · Last but not least, here is the link for the "most complete Pogoshell 1.2 FAQ", written by our admin Kivan!. It's not all new, but it can help people since it's not listed anywhere.

  2. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Former Staff
    Oct 27, 2002
    United States
    Palm Coast
    $5000 FOR NO$GBA!? Makes no sense, knowing the Title says NO $, basically meaning free...WTF are they thinking. $5000 for a emulator, Bull**** [​IMG]
  3. JoseBove

    JoseBove Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    who is rich enough to buy an emulator that costs 5000 usd ????
  4. MadBob

    MadBob Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

    Nov 6, 2002
    Costello just testing the DL now, it still lacks one small setting, a checkbox next to each Download path to turn it off, what if you just want to DL all the Boxart and already have the Titles Snaps and NFOs (this could save you Bandwidth)

    a lot better than the other version though, seems perfect apart from the Checkbox idea.

    oh and maybe alter the info on each colour square to a tooltip so you don't have to click and then close the message.

    and how about saving the Download list so you can browse it later to see what resources are missing?

    fantastic job though.
  5. TyrianCubed

    TyrianCubed Gamer 1989 to present

    Oct 26, 2003
    The downloader is a very good idea, it's the first time I know of it and I find it a great tool!
    About NO$..are they mad?? I used an old shareware version of the emu in the old pokemon times, I invented a method to connect 2 pkmn roms emulated at the same time, before there was the tgbdual..the emu was good, I don't know how is it now but...5000USD?? Come on... [​IMG]

    EDIT: I forgot...haven't tried the downloader yet but the checkbox idea sounds good!
  6. Saria

    Saria The Sage Of The Forest Temple

    Oct 25, 2002
    London UK
    the reason its called no$cash is cos the author has no cash - thats what he said on his site

    I think $5000 is a bit steep - is that emulator really that good it warrants that kinda pricetag?
    I guess with that price - no one knows how it really is huh? [​IMG]
  7. X-Gamer

    X-Gamer GBATemp RPG Master

    Former Staff
    Feb 8, 2003
    Prévost, Québec
    No one will ever know how effective that emulator can be if that price stay like this. There's no way anyone would go as far as to pay that much just for an emu! [​IMG] Heck! Just buying two real GBAs would be much cheaper and better than that.
  8. bennyboy371

    bennyboy371 Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    United States
    A rock in space
    I remember reading the NO$GBA site. The reason its so expensive is that he is selling it to developers only, he doesn't want to sell it to regular people, especially not cheap. If he did that a cracked version would show up on the internet like in NO$GMB. It seems a bit paranoid to me, but I guess he wants the cash to keep coming. I think at that price even developers would laugh and he still wouldn't make money.
  9. KotaInka2

    KotaInka2 Fanboy Educator

    Jun 12, 2003
    United States
    Add Expletive! It needs to come with a WideScreen High Definition TV and top of the line home theater system for that amount of money. That's a nice down payment on a car.
  10. .::Lan::.

    .::Lan::. Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    Crazy $5000 us How Much Will It Be IN Singapore...
  11. thieves like us

    thieves like us chaos personified

    Jul 17, 2003
    United States
    left of the pond
    before everyone jumps in me to coming to martin's defense, no$gba is meant strictly as a developer's tool [period].

    he's looking to make a living by doing what he does best, which is code tools. yes, it's an emulator, but it's also a full source-level debugger. and all things considered, as far as the price tag goes, $5000 is a very reasonable price for this sort of development tool (especially when you consider that the price tag represents a site license [meaning that a development house would merely have to purchase one license] rather than a license for each and every pc like nintendo's official kit).

    I don't understand why people have a problem with him trying to make a living on [his] product. I view it the same as violence on television. all of these people keep complaining about it, but they don't have to watch it. but for some reason they feel compelled to do so and then bitch and moan about it. I say "if you don't like it, quit fixating on it."

    yes, as was stated previously, the 'no $' in no$gba represents the authors financial standings. when you people finally get it through your heads that what forgotten and the others are offering for free is a godsend and should be appreciated (instead of taken for granted).

    maybe once some of the whiners move out of their parents homes and have to start fending for themselves, only then will they understand the necessity to generate an income.

    oh, and if you really want complain, bitch to all of the people who thought it was *kewl* to steal the no$gb key and pass it around instead of donating a measly $2-10 for a legitimate licensed key like he was requesting. its those people which caused a "community friendly" version of no$gba never to materialise.
    [/rant while donning kevlar vest for ensuing onslaught]
  12. .::Lan::.

    .::Lan::. Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    LOL Why Can't He Work?He Was Plain Lazy...
  13. iceman9414

    iceman9414 Newbie

    it is 5000 because it is an official devkit now, nintendo will honor developments with the emulator and debugger