keen 4 on the cellphone

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keen 4 on the cellphone

Post by Blue » Sat Mar 29, 2008 22:52

Not sure if anyone has done this before, but i'll post without searching :D

My good ol nokia 6620 bit the dust on me, so i decided to get myself one of those smart phones. I picked up a motorola a1200, which is a linux based phone.

I got dosbox loaded up on it, and decided to give keen 4 a shot on it. It's kinda choppy (still fiddling with the framerates), but surprisingly it is playable. Just need to figure out a good way to map the ctrl button and keen on the go will be quite fun.

My camera only lets you record a minute of video, so you dont get to see much. but an interesting watch nontheless.

http://www.cocoanut.org/files/keen4a1200.zip

prior to making this video, i did find a cycle that improved the sound and framerate a little, however, it's still not as smooth as playing on a pc.

I just uploaded the video, so if it doesnt play, give it a few minutes before watching
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Post by ckguy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 23:05

... still processing ...

I'm looking forward to seeing this, sounds cool.

(edit) :confused Still not working over an hour after your post.
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Post by KeenRush » Sat Mar 29, 2008 23:22

Yeah, couldn't see the video either, but sounds nice. :) As well, surprised it works, but then again, those things have evolved a lot.
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Post by Blue » Sat Mar 29, 2008 23:59

I'll post a better video in 30 minutes. i got a good frame rate going now

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Post by ckguy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 0:34

Blue wrote:I'll post a better video in 30 minutes. i got a good frame rate going now
Sounds tasty!

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Post by Blue » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:19

ok, the original post is modifed with the new link. the audio starts to get delayed near the end of each video. this was due to the encoding. audio plays on cue (though sometimes laggy) on the phone.

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Post by ckguy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:16

Haha, this is very cool!

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Post by Roobar » Sun Mar 30, 2008 13:22

Good job though Motorola phones aren't my favorites. I remember playing java Keen by the author of Keen: Next (i don't remember his nick right now) and it was cool. Though playing original Keen on your phone is more cool. Btw I'm still hoping for a new Keen series for NDS :).

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Post by ckguy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 16:01

Java Keen? I remember hearing that something like that was in development, but I never thought anything was released. Wanna shoot me a link?

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Blue wrote:but i'll post without searching :D
Heh, luckily, we're not search Nazis here. In another message board that I'm on, if anyone posts something that's been discussed before, tons of people will say 'in before close' 'and beef or clothes' 'use the fucling search function, idiot' and such, before a mod posts 'Please use the search function before making new posts. Thank you.' Forums that are filled with assholes can be pretty lol sometimes.

But yeah, back on topic. Um ...

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Post by KeenRush » Sun Mar 30, 2008 20:09

Perhaps the reason for that is that we haven't got used to search functions until now, thanks to ezBoards. ;) But yeah, I hate when some tell about search functions like that -- and then they complain about digging up old topics and ban you. :p

That Java Keen was a project by z-1, but the that particular project didn't live long, it soon turned to a pc game instead (Keen: Next, with many gameplay betas with exceptionally good graphics and physics).
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Post by ckguy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 21:24

I'm confused.

So there's Keen: Next, a Keen engine by z-1, and Keen: Next, a Keen 4-6 level editor, by z-1.

It looks like two completely different programs with the same name were written by the same person.

Here is the level editor I'm talking, where is the engine? Could someone please explain what's going on? :dopekeen

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Post by KeenRush » Sun Mar 30, 2008 22:52

I can't remember the names, I thought the name of the game-to-be was Keen: Next. Likely both the game and editor aren't having the same name. And the engine/game was talked about on the previous PCKF, not here, so go searching there if you have (a lot) spare time, which I don't.
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Post by Commander Spleen » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:44

Very nice. How does it run with Adlib sound disabled? The sound effects look to be the major performance cruncher.
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Post by Blue » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:51

it pretty much runs the same with sound enabled or disabled. im looking around for the source code of dosbox. it would be nice to map the regular phone buttons to all keen related keys. i can only move keen and pogo around. other than that i have to use the touch screen to play.

i tested a couple of other programs on the phone too. windows 3.11 works surprisingly well, however mouse support is horrible on this version of dos box. If you click where you want, the mouse jumps half way across the screen. It's too bad, as i wanted to play warcraft 1 haha.

Dos4gw games don't seem to run (yet). It seems it requires a lot more memory, even when i have a 32mb swap file running on my sd card. I'll try some more dosbox settings to see what i can do.

If you guys ever do decide to get one of those linux phones, you should test dosbox out. I play keen on it everyday now on my phone, and even with the minor hiccups, it's quite fun.

And for any other developer out there, coding for it isnt too hard either. You just need a knowledge of c++, qt and your set. There are unofficial development kits out there, so you can pick one up and get started.

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Post by ckguy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:18

DOSBox's source is available right off the download site.

dosbox.com -> downloads -> source

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