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The D.E.O.T. Edition GameShell Is Coming As Well AS 2019Q3 Game Jam

Yup that’s what she said indeed. It was just more a curio regarding existing DEOT owners, and what they have to work with.

I think it was mentioned that being open source, everything is considered to be, haha well; open. But ah well, by the time we discuss technicalities regarding this, it will probably be released.

A few days is probably closer to a few weeks in this world. Hopefully we’ll hear from someone soon. The novelty of the “thematic ui” kinda wore off given the delay. Would have been an excellent hype train, having the skin released; encouraging people to upgrade their existing chassis.

Look what we have here. :smiley:

https://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?spm=a2oq0.12575281.0.0.6bcf1debvTc6yG&ft=t&id=601145359102

https://alioss.gcores.com/site/deot/index.html

@Veronica , if there’s any violations posting this here, let me know. Just thought after 2 weeks not hearing back, it would be fair game to post. :slight_smile:

Oh well that seems like the process is moving forward, since there’s now a website for it. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new about the D.E.O.T. Edition from the developers though. The silence is kind of dissuading me from wanting to get one. The “few days” seems to be turning into a few weeks. I guess we’ll just have to be patient still. Some kind of contact would be nice soon. Thanks for finding the website though! :grin:

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It’s been there for a while. I just thought it would be better to have the devs directly informing us, but haha like you said, time kinda… just slipped by!

Still no word of ordering just the shell, or downloading the OS with the “thematic UI” (that is a mouthful!)

Let us play the waiting game. I give it 3 days. Place your bets! :smiley:

Edit: Well, 4 days has passed, and no word. I’ve officially lost the bet.

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As per another thread, it seems stocks are low in general.
However, as mentioned above, the DEOT version has been out in the wild for a while. It might even be in stock!

Given this information, what is to happen with releasing DEOT version of the OS? It would be great to have a fiddle!

We haven’t seen @Veronica active here for quite some time. So I guess it’s a handball over to the community.
Does anyone have a clean DEOT image of the OS they would be willing to share?

Also, do any of the other people “in the know”; any word of selling just the DEOT outer shells, for those who already own a Gameshell? Thanks!

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Hi javelinface,
I found the image from your previous post:
https://www.gcores.com/articles/113887
In the below there are discussions in Chinese, but it does contain a link to the D.E.O.T image:
http://dl.clockworkpi.com/deot_v1.0.img.bz2

Could someone who has a standard GameShell like to test it?

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Look good for sure but hey, why not work on a stable image instead of spending sooo much time releasing a SPECIAL model?

I don’t think anyone spent so much time making this image. It’s just got a skin, and resources for people to develop/upload content as a game developer.

Now I see why this wasn’t officially released on the forum. There will always be those who will look a gift horse in the mouth. Haha.

Correct me if I’m wrong.

@yqtl Thank you so much for uploading this! I will down load it right away!

Tried it yesterday. Needs a 16gb sd card unless you shrink it to fit a 8gb one. It’s fancy but in the end it’s the same thing as the original launcher. Didn’t have the time to ssh to it and inspect it more thoroughly. I am gonna go back to the stock one I guess. Can’t understand why it is not yet officially announced for download since this upload seems official. Nice try though, perhaps it would be nice to make it available as a skin to the stock one launcher.

I also tried it. The same thing and structure of the file system is the same. It has launchergo folder in the file system but there is no option to switch it on in settings menu :crazy_face:
But it looks like it is working a little bit faster/smoother, maybe because I haven’t uploaded any file to it…I don’t know.

*There will always be those who will look a gift horse in the mouth. Haha. *
Correct me if I’m wrong.

You are.

Just want to clear the air. I didn’t mean any ill intent! I sincerely apologise if I have!

I can see the diplomatic reasons for not uploading the DEOT OS, as some people may accuse the dev team for incorrectly allocating their resources to something other than providing stability to the mainstream release.

With the presentation of this link, having a single person criticising it, despite it being a gift would seem befitting to the aforementioned analogy.

But thanks for your input @Lix

I apologise again.

No no no I am not mad at you at all m8.
I get it, its cool to get a new skin/case for the GS.
But I see sooo many people having problems with the device that I do not see the point.
Other than that you have every right to be happy.
Its impossible for everyone to agree on everything, thats part of being in a comunity.
No need to apologize really. :slight_smile:

Re: extracting the skin to be used as a stand-alone; Precisely what I was going to try to do next! That way, if people want to try an new interface “for fun” but don’t want to reset their existing installation, it would be an option.

I’d also be keen to see exactly what has been changed re: dev use etc. ie, if versions of any of the existing game launchers/platforms are updated.

Theoretically, being based on 0.4, it should be able to be push updates to be in the same state as the mainstream release. Just the addition of being able to upload content (I’m assuming for GameJam completion entry purposes) could be useful; reverse engineering/modified if to say, back up/restore save files, state saves, config etc to an online cloud service, eg drop box.

Hopefully this could assist in helping people trouble shoot problems; sharing configs, settings etc. I can only see this helping with the community.

I’m just going by what I’ve seen via screen shots. I will install it tomorrow to have a closer look. I see more potential than just a rehashed UI.

there is a tutorial to use both launchers
https://www.gcores.com/articles/114143

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Thanks, this looks useful for switching between those two existing versions of launchers, and Google translate does a decent job turning that page into English.

It sounds like the custom changes to the scripts might break any launcher updates though, based on this comment below the post:
“Careful update of the Launcher under the original launcher will overwrite the DEOT Launcher”

I imagine these changes would have to be manually done again after each launcher update (as the update would overwrite the changes) assuming the update worked at all. Hopefully @guu and the GameShell devs will consider making an official change so this functionality will be stable and available for everyone.

or unfork & dev a skin switcher

Given the exclusive utilities/features that may exist on DEOT, I’d imagine a skin change wouldn’t benefit from this.

eg,

I wouldn’t think running a launcher update would remove the launcheroriginal folder that was cloned; nor the launcher folder containing DEOT OS, if running a launcher update from the stock launcher.
It would mainly be a matter of just restoring init.py , list_page.py , and respective icons to their original forms.

Preparing a script to make the aforementioned changes, or restoring a backed up copy of the file after an update would be a great way to streamline the process.

Making it something that becomes mainstream could mean that there will be fragmentation of versions, especially if some people would prefer not to have the DEOT variant of the OS.

its kinda cool too bad the deot stuff is in japanese :<

Its in Chinese, not Japanese.