1. Purchase multiple copies for $7 each
2. Redeem coins on Club Nintendo
3. Spend coins on CN prizes
4. Sell copies of game on Ebay
5. Sell items from CN on Ebay
Not sure if sarcasm, or actual strategy?
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Posted by 1teaney on 03 February 2015 - 10:31 PM
hmm anyone able to actually log in? It was giving me errors earlier, now it just goes to a blank white page with the addy
kinda annoying havent been able to actually log in all friggin day
Same for me. I assume it will be this way for a few days. People that want physical rewards are concerned of items going out of stock, and the rest are clamoring to get surveys done. Thus the site is completely hammered. My only advice is to wait it out, or try logging in the wee hours of morning when traffic could be lower.
Posted by 1teaney on 03 February 2015 - 09:38 PM
I kinda hate how we are complaining about who's turn it should be to log into the site. What are we 3 years old in preschool? It doesn't matter if you want physical items or digital, no one is entitled to a "turn" on the website. We all knew this would happen, it does every year. Let's all relax our F5 finger and take a breathe.
Posted by 1teaney on 16 January 2015 - 07:12 PM
I'm not lazy in the least...
Everything installed was not from a google account. Updates to apps- plug-ins for apps- Mapping controls within apps- the roms are in different places as well.
Just the android settings of the stick and then the individual settings of every app installed take a great deal of time to set and get right.
Perhaps you have unlimited time to do this stuff, I do not. Thanks for your answers, but...
Does anyone else have any constructive answers to my original post?
Here is my original questions again:
I'm not yet very familiar at all with inner-workings/procedures/structures of android...
Is there a relatively easy way to duplicate (exact same structure, apps, etc.) one Game Stick to a second?
Is it possible to clone an an exact copy of an existing Game Stick to a second Game Stick (both sticks already modded to CF 1.4) without having to manually set the second stick up from scratch?
Any procedures that could be shared would be appreciated...
I have never imaged or cloned an Android device and it sounds like that's what you want. I'm sure it's possible, but honestly sounds like you need to have a pretty good understanding of how Android works under the UI. That being said I did find this in the Play Store that might do what you want: https://play.google....taniumBackupPro
I found this also, might be useless: http://android.stack...-android-device
Since you have root access with CFW I'm thinking that the TitaniumBackupPro would be a good choice.
Posted by 1teaney on 16 January 2015 - 07:01 PM
So does this ring up at $17 in store or do I have to a hold for pick up to get it at that price? I need to do some trade-ins and haven't done the pick up process before.
You don't have to hold for pickup. Most of us just did that because stores typically carry a small number of these and didn't want to waste the drive. If you grab one from the shelf and walk to the register it should come up $16.97 and the dock should be $4.97.
Posted by 1teaney on 15 January 2015 - 02:15 AM
Okay so I finally have everything set perfectly. I have the Gamestick working exactly as I wanted. I flashed the CFW from the op which is the 1.4 version. I'm running the stick in the dock. I'm using thisI mini keyboard/mouse combo. I have installed the iod emulators. Those are NESiod, SNESiod, GENsiod, etc... I didn't see these emulators in the Play Store so you will have to search for them and copy the .apk files to your game stick and install that way. With those emulators I can play Atarai 2600, NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and Genesis/Mega Drive all buttery smooth using a wired Dual Shock 3. I choose the wired route for ease of use. The cool part is by using the DS3 with a usb cable it doesn't disrupt you pairing with your PS3.
There are only two tiny issues which I'm listing for reference, not because I'm complaining the least bit.
1. Emulator audio is just a tad off. But you know it's emulated so it won't be perfect.
2. When I unplug my DS3 from the usb cable it boots up my PS3. Not sure why and not a big deal.
I just wanted to say thanks again to zebular. If he hadn't made this thread I would have missed out on a really cool device.
Posted by 1teaney on 13 January 2015 - 06:13 PM
Thinking of picking one of these up from a local store around here. Any suggestions on what accessories to get with it? Dock? extra controller?
Dock is worth the money but the extra controller is a waste. Put those dollars towards a micro SD card instead.
Posted by 1teaney on 06 January 2015 - 11:00 PM
Okay I spent some time with GameStick this afternoon. Here are my findings, I hope they prove useful to someone.
1. Dev mode is joke. CFW install takes all of five minutes and has more options.
2. You will need to install the aforementioned patch for Ethernet to work with the dock.
3. You can install the Amazon App store and load apps from there.
4. The only Android game I tried was Angry Birds Rio. It install and ran but there were graphical glitches all over the place, not playable.
5. Included controller is trash. Tried using it with SNES 9x emulator, input lag was awful.
6. If you have a Moga controller you can pair it by using the Moga Universal Driver from the Play Store.
7. SPMC and Netflix run just great over Wifi, for me at least.
8. If you have the dock you can use whatever size thumb drive or USB hard drive you want. The 64GB drive was most likely a software limitation of the stock firmware.
9. I could not get Google Play Movies to play. I can see the movies but get a play back error everytime.
I'm really thinking that this should be primarily a streaming or web browsing device. It should have been called the stream stick, not the game stick. I know some of you are playing emulators and having fun. I can't help but feel there is a split second delay of some kind. I can't really describe it, but I know these SNES games felt more fluid when I was a kid. Maybe that's just how emulation is going to be? Is there any performance tuning to be done on the Gamestick for emulation performance?
Posted by 1teaney on 06 January 2015 - 04:17 AM
Definitly download mxplayer. Blows the video app from vanilla and you can have videos look full wide screen at the sides and can change between hardware/soft enco.
You want good wifi then add the hdmi extender or use the dock. Speaking of the dock it has a much higher power adapter so I think the dock is a good thing to own for $5 if you can find one.
1) so I don't know if it's because the battery is low, but how do you sync the controller to it? What buttons do I press? Is not showing in the bt settings page.
2) how do you turn it off? I downloaded a software that does shutdown and the screen just got stuck and had to pull it off.
Maybe that is in the dock now I can just press power or something.
Posted by 1teaney on 06 January 2015 - 01:30 AM
So before I consider using the dock for storage, I have to use a Micro SD card first to install the firmware?
Also, I'm curious how the dock works. Do I have to have the controller plugged into it in order to access things stored in the SD card?
You have to use a Micro SD card on the gamestick because that is the only size card the gamestick can use on it's own. The gamestick must outside of the dock to do the CFW install because you have the hold in the reset button while powering on, The reset button is not reachable while the gamestick is inside the dock.
When then gamestick is in the dock, the dock connects to the gamestick using the one mini USB port on the gamestick. Then on the dock you have two normal USB ports, one Ethernet(LAN) and one normal size SD card slot. You do not have to have the included controller turned on, you can use a USB keyboard and mouse, or a wireless keyboard and mouse with a usb nano receiver.
I hope that helps.
Posted by 1teaney on 06 January 2015 - 12:31 AM
I got the last one from my local Gamestop for $17, but I had a few questions about this thing before I decide to open it. I really like the concept but I want to make sure it does the things I want it to.
1. In total, how many consoles can be emulated? I count NES, SNES, PSP, Dreamcast, Genesis and MAME. Am I missing any?
2. What type of memory cards work with this?
3. Where can I get the charge dock and how much is it?
4. Will the XBMC app also keep track of my progress in each video like the PC version?
5. Is XBMC what I use to also watch videos saved inside the stick?
6. How many controllers can be paired with this thing? Also do you require an additional dongle to use a PS3 controller?
I basically got this with the aspiration of taking it to a friend's house whenever I've got a game/movie to show. I just want to make sure it's easy to use and does everything I would like.
1. Dont forget Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Sega Master System (Sega 8bit console) Atari 2600, N64 and PS1.
2. You need a Micro SD card for the CFW (custom firmware) install. If you get the dock you can use a normal SD card after the CFW install for more storage.
4. I haven't had any luck with that feature using Genisis. But I just started using XBMC/SBMC yesterday. Maybe someone else can offer a better answer on this one.
5. You can yes, or any other video play from the PlayStore like VLC.
6. If you use the GameStick brand controllers I think you can pair 4. With a dual shock 3 I'm not sure. My gut tells me just one, but again I could wrong.
Posted by 1teaney on 06 January 2015 - 12:24 AM
If you guys want I could make an APK pack of all of the best emulators. Though I would still recommend finding them through the Play Store so as that you will always have the latest version.
I think that would be very helpful for everyone. If you do release said .apk I just want everyone to know that installing an .apk is easy. Put the file on your Micro SD card. After you have the CFW installed click the app launcher (little white grid work in the upper right hand corner) and select appinstaller. Just browse to the file on your Micro SD card and it takes over from there.
Posted by 1teaney on 05 January 2015 - 08:08 PM
The gamestick is so slow on wifi. Am i the only one experiencing this? Any way to fix it?. Ipad, 3ds, phone, laptop, etc. have no problems at all.
Mine is too, maybe because I have it in the dock with the controller charging on top? Since I have the dock I'm just going to make an ethernet cable and use it that way.