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== Setup the toolchain ==
 
== Setup the toolchain ==

Version vom 15. Juli 2009, 11:45 Uhr

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Getting Started

  • buy a wiz
  • see games supercollide


intrigued:

Setup the toolchain

http://www.gp2xwiz.co.uk/wiki/Setting_up_the_tool_chain_on_Linux
* download
* extract & go to folder
* compile wizTest.c

== Experiment with

  char c = getchar();
  putchar(c);

Fullscreen access

* screen frame buffer, read buttons via: libcastor (slightly tilted&broken)
* microphone access via Read Microphone

OpenGL style drawing

* [] todo opengl es

Join the metalab development forces

    • Shell
    • Hardware Addon: Multiplayer connector (Nullmodem Cable)

Tipps

Terminal Application for root shell on the wiz termula2x port to the Wiz


Troubleshooting

The following issue seems to be solved as of Wiz Firmware v1.1 but anyway - here is how to solve it if it should ever appear again!

When the Wiz runs out of battery while gaming it can happen that the Flash drive (internal NAND or SD Card) is left in a bad state. Symptoms are - no write access to the drive, no savegames and the like.

While it is always easy to take out the SD Card and repair or format it on a computer this is not possible with the internal NAND storage. Here is how to do it:

- Connect the Wiz to a computer using the supplied USB Cable

- Turn on the Wiz and tell it to mount the NAND storage when the dialog pops up asking (A-Button)

Linux: Figure out where the Wiz mounted. I will use /dev/sdf for the sake of this example but it will be different on different machines! Then unmount the Wiz from the Linux Box, get root and run fsck -a /dev/sdf until no more errors are reported.

MacOS X: Open Disk Utility (Festplatten Dienstprogramm) and simply use it's repair function on the mounted Wiz drive. Alternatively you can use the command line just like under Linux but with a little different syntax (hint: fsck_msdos -y /dev/disk1)

Windows: Find the Wiz's drive letter, right-click on it and find the drive repair function.

- Reboot the Wiz, it should now work fine again.


It might also be possible to simply reformat the Wiz's drive because the actual Linux System on the Wiz does not reside in the visible NAND drive but this hast not been tested - Just try it and tell if you ruined your Wiz, or not :-)