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MicroGames

NEW 1 year ago

Will the new gamebuino load games the same way as the old one? Because I am worried that when You will load/exit a game 10,000 times Your gamebuino will stop working because this is the number of flash rewrite cycles in the atmega 328p.

Sorunome

1 year ago

There isn't really anything to worry about.

Let's say you switch games on average 8 times a day, as you go via the loader that'd make 16 re-flashes per day.

That would mean the flash would last 625 days, or 1.7 years. Now, that is short, right? Agreed. Keep in mind you won't be using your gamebuino every day, so let's say you use it for half the year, now you are suddenly already at 3.4 years. Still low.

Now, let's look into what the write limit really is: it turns out, flash companies usually say 10k flash cycles only to be on the safe side, but it is very normal for a flash chip to have more than 100k flash cycles. Now we are at 34 years of continuus gamebuino use!

Now, on top of that flash chips are also larger than specified and automatically swap out bad cells and thelike....


Think about it this way: every time you copy a file onto a USB-stick, are you worried of breaking the USB sticks flash memory because of writing too much?

Sorunome

NEW 1 year ago

MicroGames MicroGames

There isn't really anything to worry about.

Let's say you switch games on average 8 times a day, as you go via the loader that'd make 16 re-flashes per day.

That would mean the flash would last 625 days, or 1.7 years. Now, that is short, right? Agreed. Keep in mind you won't be using your gamebuino every day, so let's say you use it for half the year, now you are suddenly already at 3.4 years. Still low.

Now, let's look into what the write limit really is: it turns out, flash companies usually say 10k flash cycles only to be on the safe side, but it is very normal for a flash chip to have more than 100k flash cycles. Now we are at 34 years of continuus gamebuino use!

Now, on top of that flash chips are also larger than specified and automatically swap out bad cells and thelike....


Think about it this way: every time you copy a file onto a USB-stick, are you worried of breaking the USB sticks flash memory because of writing too much?

BitMachine

NEW 1 year ago

What display does this use? I know the resolution but ... tft? Can we get more technical info on the display? :)

ripper121

1 year ago

DFX2KX

NEW 1 year ago

ohhhh, nice screen upgrade there. I assume that'll increase the screen buffer size slightly?

faxmodem

NEW 1 year ago

Valden Valden

what oss tracker would you recommend? I've read Milkytracker is pretty good

hiveplay12345

NEW 4 months ago

I have question. Gamebuino Meta has microsd storage limit beacuse I have 16gb microsd card so I can use it?

Sorunome

4 months ago

As long as your micro SD card is FAT32 formatted it should work!

Sorunome

NEW 4 months ago

hiveplay12345 hiveplay12345

As long as your micro SD card is FAT32 formatted it should work!

hiveplay12345

NEW 4 months ago

charged through micro USB B port (like a regular phone)

Really? The normal phone has MicroUSB.

USB B is for printers and often Arduino.

So it's MicroUSB or USB B?


Sorunome

4 months ago

yes, charged through micro USB B port, that is the micro usb type found on phones. (as opposed to type A or type AB, see link below)


Here is a handy chart, where you can easily see that micro usb type B is actually what the META has ^^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Receptacle_(socket)_identification

jicehel

NEW 4 months ago

MicroUSB

Sorunome

NEW 4 months ago

hiveplay12345 hiveplay12345

yes, charged through micro USB B port, that is the micro usb type found on phones. (as opposed to type A or type AB, see link below)


Here is a handy chart, where you can easily see that micro usb type B is actually what the META has ^^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Receptacle_(socket)_identification

hiveplay12345

4 months ago

oh okay. I don't know about the micro USB B type.

hiveplay12345

NEW 4 months ago

Sorunome Sorunome

oh okay. I don't know about the micro USB B type.

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