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Old 12-30-2004, 04:26 PM
uzetaab
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Default Java based mobile games

Can these types of games be played on a PPC?

I was wondering because I came across Thief 3: Deadly Shadows coming in January:

http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpage...40.asp?q=thief

If they can, then this may give me new interest in PPC gaming. Plus, it occured to me that with the popularity of mobile phone gaming rising fast, there should be some good games coming.
 
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:06 AM
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Are you referring to the JAR games commonly seen in Symbian-based phones?
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:23 AM
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I think it's more of a Java based gaming thing than a symbian based gaming. Unless Symbian is running on all phones....
 
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Java based mobile games

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Can these types of games be played on a PPC?

I was wondering because I came across Thief 3: Deadly Shadows coming in January:

http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpage...40.asp?q=thief

If they can, then this may give me new interest in PPC gaming. Plus, it occured to me that with the popularity of mobile phone gaming rising fast, there should be some good games coming.
There're MIDP-compliant JVM's for the PPC. One of them is the IBM one, which is a free download. Go to http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp...id=DVDE-634P22 , choose the link below, and navigate thru the 3 pages, by loging in / registering with IBM. On the third page, scroll down to "WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment MIDP 2.0 for Windows Mobile 2003" and download it. Install and everything will be OK. (Contrary to what most people say, you will NOT need to download WebSphere Studio Device Developer in its entirety!)

After this, run MIDlet HQ on the PDA, press Install, enter the URL of the JAR/JAD file you want to install (e.g., http://midlet.org/repository/davidef...ame.jar?md=483 or http://midlet.org/repository/saranje...ner.jar?md=230 ), press OK's several times, and off you go: choose the installed game you want to play and press Launch.

Be warned: this will only work with generic MIDlets (e.g., those at http://midlet.org/ ) and will NOT work with e.g. Nokia-specific ones. I've tested several Nokia-specific games for different Nokia devices; none of them worked.

And yes, don't expect much. It's even worse for gaming than a ZX-81 Darn slow!
 
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:33 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'll have a look.
 
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