Archive for October, 2011
About a week ago, Mr. Spiv released the GUI he has been working on. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve been making improvements to it. Just now, I added a newer build to the downloads page. Go check it out. I hope it addresses any problems you may have had with the previous release. If not, or if you have something else to add, please leave a comment. If you don’t speak up, we may never know there’s a problem.
In other news, you may have seen that the purchase page lists the Neo Linkmasta and Neo Pocket Flashmasta as sold out. I’m working on getting a bunch of new bundles ready. My goal is to have at least 20 full bundles all ready to go when they go back up for sale. The experimental bare and uncut options were interesting for me to know what people want, but most people just wanted the full bundle. Not only have I have been refining my process and getting some help from people like Xian Xi, Mr. Spiv, Gerry, etc., but, thanks to the orders I’ve received up to this point, I have been able to make some more bulk purchases of parts.
In my opinion, things are progressing quite well, and I am very pleased with the project as a whole. When the product is once again ready for orders, I hope to feel ahead of the game and better prepared to serve the community. I might need some help, though. If you know anybody or any forums/websites/communities that should know about this project, please let them know. If you want to wait until sales re-open, that’s understandable. I just think it’s you guys that will help grow this whole thing. The Neo Geo Pocket has a lot of owners, but most of them don’t know about the Neo Linkmasta and Neo Pocket Flashmasta. Maybe you can help change that.
I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been building hardware. There have been several new users over the last month, and I’ve been plugging away and refining things. The latest development that I want to mention is something that Mr. Spiv has been working on. There is an early version of the GUI available. It definitely needs fixing and testing, but I thought that you guys might want to check it out.
Please try it, and let us know what you think. If you think there is an error, be sure to mention it. Those will, of course, take priority over “wish list” sort of items.
Also, there are things that just haven’t been implemented, yet. For example, the “/u” option from the command-line version is not yet available in the GUI. This would speed up writing on Flashmasta cartridges, so writing will be a bit slower at first. This sort of thing is still worth mentioning, though. If you used the command-line version in a certain way that is not available on the GUI, mention it. This will help me better know what people want and how they’re using it.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the DOWNLOADS page, and check out the “Windows GUI Early Test” or “Mac GUI Early Test.”