Xenon

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  1. RoyalCardMan
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    RoyalCardMan DS App Studio™ Developer

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    Hi All!

    Me and my friend started working on a new game console that is what we call Xenon. It is a big project, I know, but we decided to make one just for the heck of it.
    Right now, we are currently working on the software(and we have gotten pretty far on it), and so far we have added:

    - A load screen

    - A channel-system menu

    - Ability to play music

    - Some abilities of the internet

    Its at a very low level, but if you watch the video that we made so far of it, you may think otherwise.

    Xenon 0.1.5

    Please comment.
     
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    Code:
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  3. Rydian

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    Startup is way too damn slow. Switch to an older kernel branch if possible.
     
  4. RoyalCardMan
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    RoyalCardMan DS App Studio™ Developer

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    Good idea!

    Yeh, the thing is we used a bad system to make the console. With a good graphics gaming system, the console can't handle much.

    We are thinking about decreasing the graphics on Xenon and using less alpha so that the system an load faster.
     
  5. Vigilante

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    Where will it run on
     
  6. RoyalCardMan
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    Its currently working on a modded emachine(we took it apart and put it in a new casing).

    Once we get a good PC to run it on, it will go faster.

    I changed it a bit to make it go faster.

    EMachine - A computer with a bad system CPU and RAM
     
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    Are we suppose to buy the system or just download for free?
     
  8. RoyalCardMan
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    RoyalCardMan DS App Studio™ Developer

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    Once it is done, we may let you download it. Might as well since there wouldn't be any upgrades for graphics card.
     
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    well thanks
     
  10. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    How long is it going to be until this becomes more vaporware? Good luck tho.
     
  11. RoyalCardMan
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    RoyalCardMan DS App Studio™ Developer

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    It will probably be a long time before it is a full version, but we will be releasing beta versions for people to test.
     
  12. RoyalCardMan
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    We have decided that it would be better that it was made into a console. So, Xenon will be a console.
     
  13. PeregrinFig

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    I have to say that this is pretty interesting. People make homebrew games all the time, but this is the first time I've seen someone attempt to make their own console. Good luck with this project.
     
  14. RoyalCardMan
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    RoyalCardMan DS App Studio™ Developer

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    Thank You!

    And actually I am making it with a group of people(I am lead)
     
  15. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    A Beagleboard or Pandaboard would be a cool platform for this rather than a PC...

    But anyhows what is this, a custom WM/DM running on a lite distro? Are you using a real time kernel? glibc, uClibc? More details would be very nice.

    There's a few. I like this one http://www.openpandora.org/, and there's a lot of 8/16 bit systems. I'll try find some links if you want.