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cjhopman
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Android port coming soon...

Post by cjhopman » July 13th, 2011, 5:36 am

Hello Battle for Wesnoth players, fans, forum members, etc. I am happy to announce that the port of Battle for Wesnoth to the Android operating system is nearing completion.

While there is currently a sizable pool of testers for this project, some more may be accepted as we approach the release. If you would like to help out with beta testing, please send me a private message with details of your Android device(s). Again, I don't know how many (if any) more testers will be needed.

One more thing, here is a short gameplay preview.

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Noy » July 13th, 2011, 7:32 am

Excellent, hope its a big hit!
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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Max » July 13th, 2011, 8:23 am

really looks great.

did you ever get in contact with KylePoole? The android port was almost finished (still based on 1.6) - looks like he completely lost interest in wesnoth...
what's it going to cost?

any chance the source might end up (as branch) in the official repository on day?

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Llewoj » July 13th, 2011, 8:38 am

It looks beyond great. Can't wait to see it when it's released. :)

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by cjhopman » July 13th, 2011, 9:00 am

Max wrote: did you ever get in contact with KylePoole? The android port was almost finished (still based on 1.6) - looks like he completely lost interest in wesnoth...
I, personally, have not been in contact with KylePoole. From what I understand, he is no longer interested in working on an Android port. (Again, this is second hand and I could be misinformed)
what's it going to cost?
I do not know. As I understand it, the iOS port is $3.99. I feel like that is too high, but we will see.
any chance the source might end up (as branch) in the official repository on day?
One of my priorities with this port was to make it easy to keep in sync with the stable version of Wesnoth. I did not want to be stuck on an old version as is the case with the iOS port. This means that, with the exception of the new dialogs, very little of the Wesnoth source code is changed. And as for the new dialogs, they are all replacing GUI1 dialogs with GUI2 dialogs and I expect they will be incorporated(/modified) into the codebase.
So, ideally, there would be no real need to maintain a separate branch for Android. Practically, there are several difficulties that would have to be worked through to get this done. It is something I have thought about, but it is very low priority at this point. (Of course, as the source will be made available, somebody else could take this on themselves).

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by pilpilon » July 18th, 2011, 1:17 pm

Excellent news

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Xelasarg » July 21st, 2011, 10:38 am

I stumbled across the video on youtube, couldn't believe my eyes how well it runs!
I only hope this won't look too tiny on a smartphone screen.

Thanks for your efforts!

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Interloper » July 25th, 2011, 11:59 pm

I am so excited about this. Ever since getting my first android phone a couple of months ago I've been trawling the marketplace for any really decent games to play, but I've found that most of what is on offer is sorely lacking in one way or another.

That's all going to change once Wesnoth releases for android devices... it's almost inconceivable how many hours of gameplay we're going to hold in the palms of our hands.

I've been following the various attempts to port Wesnoth to android and been disappointed every time the project fell through the cracks. As the above poster said: thanks so much for your efforts.

I look forward to hearing more soon! Hopefully like, in the next five minutes or so. :lol2:

PS - I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't flinch at paying $3.99 for this port as it is sure to offer more hours of fun than many full-priced retail games!

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by SIAS87 » July 28th, 2011, 10:28 am

VERY EXCITED about this port. Turn based games are ideal for mobiles and this is obviously the best turn based game i have played - so bound to be a winner. I would love to try the beta and help in anyway I can. I have PMed you.
Thanks!!!

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by em3 » July 29th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Are there any minimum requirements ready yet? Android version? CPU? Memory?
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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Haruhi » August 3rd, 2011, 11:43 pm

em3 wrote:Are there any minimum requirements ready yet? Android version? CPU? Memory?
This. I suppose my N1 will be able to run it, but asking will not hurt. Another question:Will you release it on the Android Market? I see some games (PvZ for example) that are only released to the Amazon App Store only available for US, so since I am not in US I just wanna be sure of the availabity.

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Morario84 » August 9th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Oh man I'm super excited about this!

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Interloper » August 9th, 2011, 11:34 pm

I get more excited every time topic reply notification sends me an email about this thread! Hope we can get our hands on this before too much longer, I can't wait to play. :D

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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by uncleshelby » August 9th, 2011, 11:37 pm

Finally! This is going to be awesome.

I just hope it doesn't cost anything on the market. :cry: I hate it when stuff costs money on the market.
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Re: Android port coming soon...

Post by Urs » August 15th, 2011, 6:28 pm

WWoah, awesome! I google "wesnoth android" every now and then, glad something substantial cropped up. :)

I personally wouldn't mind paying either, wesnoth is well worth it.

Looking forward!

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