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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:06 PM
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The progress page of Illwinters newer game "Conquest of Elysium 3" has just added these...

3rd January 2013
* --simpgfx for simple graphics (for slow computers).
* Faster and more responsive new turn generation.
* Linux: Support for Raspberry Pi ($30 computer).
* Linux: Fixed bug in ALSA shutdown and error handling.

Im expecting a backport to Dom3.

So... a credit-card sized linux computer that you can hook to a tv at work. Hmmm....
http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

So I guess Johan got a Rasberry for xmas. Thats how we got NetBook support.

Does anyone have any experience with these? I see that the Rasberry is approaching Android compliance. I kept saying someone should buy Johan an android phone Maybe this is going to slide us into some real portable gaming
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:36 PM
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FYI: Raspberry not Rasberry.
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Android port is probably unlikely - though I sure am not KO nor entirely sure that I am correct - since Android to my best knowledge still wants you to use Java. Since Dominions 3 for sure isn't coded in Java, it is not a simple task by any means to port it to Android.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:22 PM
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They have BASICs for Android
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For Dom3 (not necessarily CoE), did not we have a post in another thread stating that Dom3 was coded in C#? I must be going mad, because that seems an odd choice to include Linux...)
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That would be a strange choice indeed.
Dominions was originally programmed on an Amiga using GFX Basic. Then ported to Linux. Various moves since then. Its now developed on Linux (Ubuntu) and I believe there is a lot of C in it. But I doubt Microsoft C#. Its a Linux game, then ported to Windows and Mac.

Turns out moot anyway.
Johan has an Android and says the screen is too small for our games. It would take a lot of rewrite
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I believe Dominions 3 is made with C++ (or just plain C). I'm 99% sure it is not made with C# because it does definitely not require .NET libraries. I would be also baffled if it was made with Java.

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Which is completely irrelevant. Also it's actually still Java - the thing just converts your BASIC code to an Android application.

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Johan has an Android and says the screen is too small for our games. It would take a lot of rewrite
Of course his personal Android device is what matters, but I would like to note that there are Android tables that have higher resolutions and similiar size screens as some netbooks. OUYA is also theoretically coming at some point. That said I really doubt it'd be worth porting the game to the platform even if it was easier than it probably is.

Also touch control sounds somewhat scary for a game like Dominions 3.
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Touch Control (Windows 8) is being tested with CoE3 and apparently its quite addictive. But I think CoE3 is more mousey than Dom3 which can make a difference there.

The more I look at Raspberry (thanks Soyweiser) the more I think I could have some fun there. Playing on a really monstrous sized TV screen using air-mouse controls. And all with a computer that fits in my pocket. OK NOW I think these games REALLY need a BossKey.

Of course its around his personal android. Maybe we need to get him some other phone.
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I bought a couple of these late last year. I didn't realize they did not come with power cables, so they have been sitting around collecting dust. I planned to use one for the living room TV and one as a classic console game emulator. I didn't think Dominions would run on it. When I get around to ordering the rest of the components, I will let you know how it runs.
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I bought a couple of these late last year. I didn't realize they did not come with power cables, ...
This thread stimulated me to go have a look. It seems like the minimal practical "starter kit" work out at US$100...

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