C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers!
Tons of GR8 news! All Preorders are shipping and we now have stock available to ship for the December holidays. We've also released a new Alpha PocketC.H.I.P. image with hardware accelerated 3D support and the amazing new 1.9 release of Pico-8! Let’s get on with the details...
Pre-orders shipping now! New Orders Shipping in time for your December holiday of choice!
C.H.I.P.s and PocketC.H.I.P.s are in stock and shipping. All preorders with confirmed address (confirm your address here!) will ship over the next week and orders placed now will ship in time for the December holidays!
Orders placed starting today no longer require address confirmation. This applies only to new orders, not existing preorders.
We’re also working with our shipping partners to add an expedited shipping option. We want to make sure any order placed in November, stock withstanding, ships in time for the December holiday of your choice.
3D on PocketC.H.I.P. Alpha!
You’ve been clamoring for it and we heard you loud and clear. Today we're releasing an Alpha image l for PocketC.H.I.P., available from the online flasher, that includes the MALI-400 3D acceleration driver. This is still Alpha software and should be considered EXPERIMENTAL. In testing, we haven't encountered any stability issues, but this Alpha image is not ready for mission critical PocketC.H.I.P. deployments. Remember, ALPHA. Backup your data and HACK THE PLANET!
NAND there’s more!
Thanks to the NTC software team and the hard work of our friends at Free Electrons, you can now play 3D accelerated Quake III. But that’s not the only feature of the new Alpha image. We’ve also added a new driver for MLC NAND support, so once you flash your PocketC.H.I.P., you’ll have 8GB of storage! We'll be releasing an Alpha MLC & 3D image for C.H.I.P. next week. This applies to all C.H.I.P.s and PocketC.H.I.P.s in the wild.
Pico-8 Version 1.9!
The latest and greatest Pico-8 version 1.9 is included in the new PocketC.H.I.P. 3D Alpha and you can play it right now. We're working on a way to update Pico-8 directly without reflashing to the 3D Alpha. Release for the Pico-8 update is scheduled for next week, stay tuned!
We can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with the new C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. software!
Much much more to come,
Dave & The Whole NTC Crew