Game King-II update
Here is an update on the Game King-II.
Thanks to many loyal mgroves.com readers, there’s a lot of new information for this enigmatic device.
First, I’d like to list all the previous Game King-II posts, in order of oldest to newest:
- PMP Game King II
- Game King-II: First thoughts
- Game King-II: A full review
- Game King-II: Emulation
- Game King-II battery mod
So, if you haven’t read all of those, go back and review them. Your question might have already been answered! Also, check out the Game King-II Wikipedia page and also the Game King-II Wikispaces page (created by TKF15H, one of the very helpful mgroves.com readers).
Note that most of this information comes from commenters on this site.
- The Game King-II does not work with a Mac. To get around this, you can
use an SD Card and then copy data from the SD Card to the internal storage.
- If you have lost or didn’t get the disc that came with the Game King-II, you can
download the movie converter software here. Please note that while
I have been using this program for some time now that I do not promise that the
software will work and I do not promise that it won’t turn your computer into a
smoldering heap. You have been warned.
- Someone posted an “unboxing” video of the Game King-II on YouTube.
It’s very entertaining and informative. Thank you kinglager, whoever you are.
- There are at least two models of this specific Game King-II: the black and the white one. SkyFire2001
somehow managed to find the manufacturer: Fujiyama.
Bizarrely enough (is anything not bizarre with the Game King-II), there’s a whole different fake screenshot
in their stock photo, and it’s the black model.
- There’s a whole website dedicated to “MP4″ players: MyMxPlayer.org.
- Besides posting the above link, MNintGamer posted a list of SNES ROMs that (according to him) play okay
on the Game King-II. For the full list, check out his comment.
- jnjy posted some great pictures of the insides of the Game King-II.
His pictures were the impetus for me to do the battery mod.
- According to DJ, a 4-gig SD card will work (albeit a bit slow).
- NGF makes an exciting claim that the Game King-II can connect to your TV. Basically,
he claims that you just stick a standard Y-adapter (picture below) into the headphone jack of the Game King.
Then, just use RCA cables to connect “red” on the Y-adapter to “yellow” on the TV and “white” on the Y-adapter
to “white” on your TV. I haven’t tried this yet, so do so at your own risk.
- There are all kinds of sound bugs with the emulator. For instance, to get sound to work on a GBC game,
open an NES game, increase the volume, then load the GBC game (TKF15H).
- Some Game Kings apparently have some games that ship with them. I wasn’t able to play these
games for some reason, but Luke was kind enough to post some of
these “32-bit Sunmedia” games if you want to give it a try.
- To access the firmware, plug the USB cord into the Game King while it is off. Hold
down “esc” while turning on the device. Now you should have access to the firmware. If you are going to
do this and mess with the firmware, MAKE A BACKUP. Also, if you have a version other than “SDK-1.56″, there
are a lot of interested people who would like a copy of your firmware. You can upload it here
or email it to me at email@example.com.
- TKF15H wrote a program that allows you to change the start-up screen on your Game King
once you have access to the firmware. The speed at which he wrote it worries me, and I think maybe he needs
to get out more. (Just kidding, dude!) You can get his C++ source
code for the program at the Wikispace he created.
Phew! I think that’s everything. Feel free to add omissions or new information to the comments below.
As you can see, there’s a scrappy, but thriving community of Game King-II enthusiasts. Maybe it’s time for you
to join our ranks!