GROUP BUY COMPLETE!!
(final) UPDATE7 2nd Feb 2023 – Everyone who has donated has received a link , check your spam/junk or other email accounts if you cannot find it but its been sent – dont see it then contact us including your PayPal transaction I.D. Within a couple of weeks this image will be available on the main site and downloadable via torrent/usenet and all the usual sources – this will be available to members/groups prior to main release… Thank you everyone who donated for making this happen !!
UPDATE6 1st Feb 2023 – Some links have gone out more to follow over the next 12 hours – by 9.30am GMT 2nd Feb. all donators will have received a link 😀
UPDATE5 1st Feb 2023 – Its now sat on one server and copying over to 3 more – FAST !! – reckon in around 6 hours from now approx. 9.30pm GMT we will be sending an email out with links to all donators..
UPDATE4 31st Jan 2023 – UGHHH!! The upload failed – not sure what happened but absolutely fuming, everything was going so well (for the techs we wont be using s3 object boxes again!!) – we have reverted to upload it to a more traditional method (fail-safe) approx. 24-26 hours remaining – sorry!! (we are very annoyed!) – BUT that being said, our guestimate of “mid-week” (as per update2) is on track!!
UPDATE4 30th Jan 2023 – The ripped image worked !! And the upload (http) commenced !! As of time of writing there is only around 12 hours (GMT 7.30PM NOW) until it is completed. An email went out to all donators with sneaky preview link, and have not put the Steam Deck down all day today!!! Expect an email donators with a link within the next 13 hours!! #exciting
UPDATE3 29th Jan 2023 – 10 mins left of writing and will be testing the image, have started to rar up (1 file, best compression using winrar) the 953gb image file ready for uploading -if no uploading issues we could easily be looking at before mid week – will be recording the test and sending videos out to all donators of the test and an update!
UPDATE2 28th Jan 2023 – .img file has been created , now writing it to microSD Card to check the rip is working 1tb to microSD (and from) is (was) a long process, assuming the burn then works we estimate a mid-week release for all donators by the time its uploaded too!
UPDATE 27th Jan 2023 – Just arrived in the mail, now ripping – ALL DONATORS will receive an email with a link (note email will be going out to registered PayPal email address unless otherwise mentioned of contact email in donation message)
With the donations received and the money moved from the donations of the 256gb we started to group buy for before the image was sent (for free) – we have hit the target the image has been ordered and we cannot wait to share with everyone who has donated – the image will then eventually be available free for all on site – but direct links will be sent to donators FIRST – check your paypal registered email address for contact details (unless you added a contact email in a message with the donation)
About the purchase – 1tb Batocera Steam Deck Build
You boot right from the drive, directly into the fully preconfigured Batocera front end!