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SubjectRe: Whats better for PDA emulation? Reply to this message
Posted byProphet (RG)
Posted on02/07/05 07:26 PM



> Zodiac 2 or a top of the line PocketPC? I know the top of the line Pocket PC
> has like a 600MHZ processor compared to Zodiac's 200MHz. But the design and
> layout of Zodiac is so much nicer. I can't decide between the two. If only
> Zodiac had the fastest processor:S Any pocketPC gamers have any suggestions?
> PocketPC's (ex dell axim) don't seem solid enough for gaming/emulation and they
> seem like they'd be difficult to play on (ie controls).
>

Both have extreme tradeoffs. And I'm speaking as someone who's owned both. Basically:

PPC: great speed, crap controls
Zodiac: decent speed, decent controls

Neither is ideal to be honest, but the Zodiac does have an edge due to the gameing layout. But the analog pad is not ideal for controlling emulated games intended for 8way dpads. Speed is decent, 8bit systems are pretty much 60fps full speed with sound. 16bit systems are full speed without sound, and playable with sound using some frameskips. PocketPC destroys the Zodiac in speed - an Asus620 can do SNES full speed 60fps with full sound. But most PPC's have terrible controls - after a while you realize that good controls are every bit as important as speed, screen quality etc. PPC also has more emulators available, but PalmOS is catching up recently. Both have all the major systems emulated tho.

The perfect gaming PDA has not yet been created. Maybe someday. But the Zodiac is quite decent.

-Prophet-
www.retrogames.com

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.*Re: Whats better for PDA emulation?  infiniti1102/07/05 09:40 PM
..*Re: Whats better for PDA emulation?  finaldave02/09/05 06:50 AM
..Re: Whats better for PDA emulation?  Prophet (RG)02/07/05 07:26 PM
.*Re: Whats better for PDA emulation?  lion202/07/05 12:15 PM
.*Re: Whats better for PDA emulation?  finaldave02/07/05 09:11 AM
.*cpu speed  newsdee02/07/05 06:14 AM