Weekly Software News – April 22 to 28

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The past week was relatively quiet, but it seems like the break was pretty short after all. While PtitSeb is still enjoying his vacation, things are still relatively under control at this point, but one can already feel a tremor shaking the ground. The signs are clear: there will be more updates coming up soon. And this week’s release of new apkenv and DraStic versions are already going to eat up the rest of your free time for a while.

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Upgrades & Repairs: How To Do It Right

Since the Rebirth edition was released in early 2012, Askarus has helped EvilDragon (ED) in the DragonBox shop (official Pandora distributor) – mostly for repairs and upgrades, as well as anything else (playing games, web browsing, listening to music and all that kind of hard work). I asked him to tell us more about Upgrades and Repairs, since that’s the place to go for both of these, worldwide.

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My Day With The Pandora (Lethco)

A lot of the recent “Day with Pandora” articles have focused on areas outside of gaming for the most part, with a bit of gaming here and there. I am the opposite, I got the Pandora primarily for gaming, but also wanted the freedom of a full Linux system if I wanted it. So, here is my typical day with the Pandora. Please note that my system is an original CC unit.

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New Owner? Check What Model You Really Have

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A couple of weeks ago I saw several people on the forum, apparently new users, confused by the stickers or the lack of clear information regarding the model they purchased. Let’s be honest, there is a clear lack of a simple system tool to confirm that “hey, you have a CC Pandora” or something else. An interesting discussion followed on how to determine which model you actually have, and I packaged a small script in a PND a couple of days ago.

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The Deep Seeds of DraStic, DS Emulator

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A couple of weeks ago, I felt the urge to know more about DraStic, the fantastic DS emulator we now have on Pandora (if you have not yet heard of it, you can catch up here and there). It’s not everyday that you get to see the birth of a new emulator, especially one as good as this one. I reached out to its author, Exophase, to learn more about his motivations, his way of working and emulators design in general.

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Weekly Software News – April 8 to 14

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I guess I’ll have to forget about ever spending quiet weekends. It’s useless. The Pandora scene is getting more active than ever, and on top of that it’s not only crapware the developers produce, but actually a lot of good stuff makes it in to the repo. So here’s a report of what happened in the last week, and if you missed a couple of days, well, you are out of luck since you will need time to catch up.

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