I’m going to come out and say it. The Oculus Go is my favorite VR headset of 2021, maybe ever. Yes, that Oculus go, the cheap one they don’t sell anymore. I’m currently playing through Magnesium 173 via Steam Streaming to my PC, emulating light gun games in retroarch, and playing Switch games directly through HDMI!
I was working on a follow-up to the previous article on my x86 handheld, when I stumbled upon a technology that totally superseded it.
Y’all probably know, I love games. I’m also way into handheld gaming, portable consoles, processors, embedded systems and retro gaming in a major way. I pick up every cheap chinese handheld I can find, love my switch, and am just a major portable and retro gaming enthusiast. So you can imagine my excitement when the Steam deck was announced. Of course I preordered, hell I’ve bought everything GPD has ever released.
While I was in the process of porting Johnny Castaway over to RetroFW devices, I got to know a bit more about the firmware, and these devices. I realized it would be possible to bridge the static usb debugging networks generated by each device. I show here that even a Raspberry Pi Zero is more than capable of acting as a bridge host for multiple systems.
Johnny Castaway for RetroFW devices is now released! This is the firmware that you’ll find running on all your favorite Chinese handheld devices. Things like the LDK game, RG-300, RS97, etc. It is based on my SDL 1.2 port of the engine, and generally works very well.