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Android port?

Postby mk.fg » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:33 am

Hi guys,

I've played Defcon before and remember how great the game is, but unfortunately I don't have much time to play at a full-blown machine at home or work, but I'd have bought it for android tablet w/o any second thoughts. There are even "defcon" query suggestion at the market, guess I'm not alone in this.

While rewriting the game in java is probably not a good option, android seem to be running on (more-or-less regulat) linux kernel and libs behind the scenes, and some apps are exploiting this fact to install (although maybe built against android libs) native open-source components (like bluez, bash, etc), and there's android ndk for such efforts, so maybe it'd be possible to port linux version to android without too much effort involved?
Biggest difference from conventional linux distro would probably be the abscence of X server, but I bet it's used via some abstraction like SDL anyway, which, for instance, seem to be ported to ndk already (quick google: http://www.anddev.org/sdl_port_for_andr ... t9218.html).

So this is kinda port-plea to developers - it'd be awesome to be able to play Defcon from A-Market on a tablet!
Although if it's as complicated as rewriting the thing from C/C++/C# to Java, maybe it's not really worth the effort.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:46 am

I'm referring you to all the iPhone port requests. Same main reason this is not a reasonable request: the devs know Android exists, believe it or not. They'll either port the game or won't, some guy pointing them at a library handling part of the work (again, which the devs already know about) won't change it one way or the other.
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Postby mk.fg » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:07 pm

Sure, but at least now search will show up at least one topic about same request for android, I wouldn't have posted this if it did.
And believe it or not, weird things tend to be totally missed and overlooked if everyone is keeping quiet in sure knowledge that "someone will notice".
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:44 pm

I did not say your suggestion was redundant because of the iOS suggestions (though it is, "port it to my phone/tablet!"), I was saying it is silly for the same reasons, Apps for those devices are not "weird things", the markets are hard to miss elephants in the room. Really everyone knows them, and all devs are probably more aware of the opportunities and risks there than both of us are together,
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Postby nuclear cocaine » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:01 pm

An android spectate app would be nice!
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Postby kudayta » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:14 am

nuclear cocaine wrote:An android spectate app would be nice!


Oh hell yeah.
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Postby sfericz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:33 am

I still say PSN port before any port. But like a friend told me, its just a pipe dream.
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Postby kudayta » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:12 am

sfericz wrote:I still say PSN port before any port. But like a friend told me, its just a pipe dream.


Yeah, they're all pipe dreams, unless bert gets a wild hair up his butt and decides to do every crazy idea ever suggested here.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:21 pm

Won't happen.

nuclear cocaine wrote:An android spectate app would be nice!

Terrible idea. If you go online over the phone's network, you get a different IP, and thus servers won't be able to detect ghosting via this app. Plus, it's almost the same effort.
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Postby xander » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:29 pm

Hey, bert! Can you port Defcon to my toaster for me? Thanks.

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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Does it run Linux and support full OpenGL? Then yes.
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Postby xander » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:42 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:Does it run Linux and support full OpenGL? Then yes.

But it runs ToastOS...

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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:48 pm

And it burns up the hot-swappable hardware still.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast...
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:59 pm

That's by design, it's the display. Not the best refresh rate, sadly.
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Postby nuclear cocaine » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:40 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:Won't happen.

nuclear cocaine wrote:An android spectate app would be nice!

Terrible idea. If you go online over the phone's network, you get a different IP, and thus servers won't be able to detect ghosting via this app. Plus, it's almost the same effort.


Why would ip matter if its just for spectating?

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