( because every issue that exists impacts every marginalized person in some way shape or form )
if you're a uhhh *spins wheel of marginalized identities* woman, then the fight for *spins wheel of hot button topics* socialized healthcare is your fight
I'm a year+ into a "practice" run, may as well commit
i will use my right to #freespeech to post about my ass
and if that offends you snowflake? well i'm sorry and i'll cw next time 😎
I could also complain about the Raspberry Pi and several other SBCs having a not-really-foss hardware design, due to the processor manufacturers forcing a company to sign an NDA about the processor. Meaning the design has to be controlled by a central organization AND that organization has to manage, or contract out, manufacturing as well.
But, like, I'm going to be here literally all day if I do, and probably veer into talking about communism and FOSS so I'm gonna save that for later.
On the higher end, I think it would be possible to have a SBC run PSP-style games. It had a 333MHz CPU and an okay GPU, but I can't remember any good titles and my PSP is buried right now.
Like if we don't try to compete with AAA graphics it could work out pretty nicely.
I feel like I'm definitely gonna work on this more, but it's not a priority for me right now. I'm unemployed and can't work right now, so I can't afford to make a proof of concept for a while.
As for games, ye olde Gameboy Advance had a really good balance of graphics, audio, and overall game quality. We got amazing releases like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Summon Night: Swordcraft Story, Harvest Moon: FOMT, and some really innovative ones like Drill Dozer (with rumble pak) and Boktai (with a fucking light sensor???)
This probably goes hand in hand with those "I want shorter games with worse graphics made by people who are paid more to work less and i'm not kidding" memes
This kinda started because I'm super sick of game consoles being locked down, and a cat-and-mouse game between modders and the console devs to keep the platform open or closed, respectively. I really would love to make something that is competitive with these corporations in function, durability, and hopefully software. Emulation shouldn't be our only goal, we should be reducing our dependency on corporations that hate us to begin with, and we should be writing our own games.
Anyways that's probably not gonna happen on my own but I really like exploring the concept, and doing some design work to practice. I feel like if a console could nail *all* of that at once, it might even get talked about enough to have some dedicated forum users.
no thoughts, head empty:
3b. Not that I'm the girl to run a Kickstarter tbh, but I should design the parts so they can be easily adapted to injection molding, or make the PCB with enough mounting points, and alternate mounting points, that a case could easily be designed for mass manufacture.
4. Getting developers on board, lmao. obviously it could be used for emulation if it uses something like an ARM CPU on Linux, but ideally there would be games written FOR this console.
Even more thought, some process:
3. it should be ergonomic, to some degree. My issue with projects like the PiGRRL is that the OG Gameboy is a literal brick. It was uncomfortable to use when I was a tiny child, it's uncomfortable today. Projects like the GCW Zero got it better (I really like the PSP form factor) because it can fit a variety of hands.
3a. Time to brush up on my 3d design, I've only ever used Freecad, but since I have a printer, it shouldn't be too bad to test things out.
More thought process:
2. A competent app repo. Should be categorized, have filters for known console versions, and focus mainly on things that are designed for the console, and things that will run anyways like DOOM
2a. That means a whole bunch of server infrastructure, incl. user accounts, a database and storage server, LOTS of web design
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