Using Linux on the Mattel Hyperscan game console
Has anyone else tried to use a Linux distro on this machine? It has the SunPlus Mobile SPG290 processor. The specs for this can be found:
HyperScan Game Community: New Software for the 32 Bit Game Console
Sunplus mMobile - Products - Game Platform
The hardware in the game is largely off-the-shelf and most can be repaired or replaced easily.
What I am wanting to do is run a Linux livecd in it, and get basic display, keyboard, mouse and USB memory card (thumb drive type) usability.
I have asked the manufacturers (Mattel is not helping, Sunplus has yet to respond but it's the weekend) for any kind of devkit or OS that they use.
Based on the starting hardware of the console itself, I would think an embedded OS would work first. Any suggestions/
and if anyone would like to start developing, the consoles are going cheap. I got mine for $11.51 shipped from Circuit City.
Hyperscan Development, Intrest, My Website.
Yes, I am interested in pursuing this project....
Originally Posted by nathanallan
I also emailied Sunplus ,but never got a response, can you share the Emails you got? Maybe who the contacts were?
I also contacted the webmaseter of the site you qouted and he never responded. So I have started desigining my own website to share what info I have gathered.... Mattel Hyperscan
I also have located the patents for the Hyperscan:
(WO/2007/033155) VIDEO GAME CONSOLES
(WO/2007/033302) VIDEO GAME MEDIA
S+core port of uClinux into HyScLinux
Okay, Well lets try it again! :) I resubmitted the request! :D
Originally Posted by fatgo6
Check it out here: https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?func=...m&item_id=8064
Please , Click the link and vote to approve so the ground work can be set for this process to begin! 8)
The Brief Synopsis:
HyperScan is a Game System Developed then abadoned by Mattel. It is
envisioned that this unit can be utilized as a base processing unit for
deveolpment in the computing article to further it's use.
The SUNPLUS S+core is a 32-bit cpu. Is a architecture, and this port of
Linux (or uClinux) would be built upon it's core devices.
Right now, it has the gnu S+core tool chain. To evaluate the S+core cpu
tool chain and to support interested parties, it is looked to provide
This project is a S+core port of uClinux into HyScLinux, we intend to
port uClinux to the assocoiated platforms such as SPG290, SPG291, SPG292,
These platforms could be used to develop further consumer devices,
aswell as expand upon the uses of the HyperScan Game System.