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  • New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

    Phoronix: New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

    It's time for another Humble Bundle game offering where it's pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, and cross-platform. This new bundle is Humble Bundle Android #3, but titles are also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MDY

  • #2
    Little unrelated but somehow related topic, as the number of game and app for android is rising, if anybody could make a Delvik port to Linux desktops then we could also enjoy android apps on Linux. It would be beneficial for both users and developers.

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    • #3
      2 abad

      I don't have an android.

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      • #4
        nt sure

        Originally posted by Tiger_Coder View Post
        Little unrelated but somehow related topic, as the number of game and app for android is rising, if anybody could make a Delvik port to Linux desktops then we could also enjoy android apps on Linux. It would be beneficial for both users and developers.
        but i guess you can try virtualisation.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tiger_Coder View Post
          Little unrelated but somehow related topic, as the number of game and app for android is rising, if anybody could make a Delvik port to Linux desktops then we could also enjoy android apps on Linux. It would be beneficial for both users and developers.
          What exactly do you mean by "Delvik port to Linux"? Delvik runs on Linux, you can't further port than that I think.

          The Android SDK includes an emulator tho, doesn't it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dimko View Post
            I don't have an android.
            It comes with PC versions of all the games as well...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
              What exactly do you mean by "Delvik port to Linux"? Delvik runs on Linux, you can't further port than that I think.
              Port to GNU/Linux, X.org, PulseAudio and so on. As it stands there's no proper Dalvik VM port that you could run on your desktop Linux or MeeGo/Tizen distribution.

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              • #8
                Brilliant stuff, big thanks to the HIB guys for sticking to making PC games Linux compatible as well.

                (even if it means enlisting the help of Crossover at times - that's not perfect, but it's effort they did, and Crossover isn't evil - it does help Linux overall).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                  What exactly do you mean by "Delvik port to Linux"? Delvik runs on Linux, you can't further port than that I think.

                  The Android SDK includes an emulator tho, doesn't it?
                  Dalvik runs on Android Linux kernel but not on Linux desktops. And the emulator of Android SDK is based on Qemu. With the rise of complex Android games and applications with dual-core/quad-core ARM CPU and HD Tablets and also Console Ouya, the emulator won't be efficient for playing them. Also its not very user friendly for end user. For Ubuntu or other Linux desktops, a android runtime would be blessing as it will bring the ever increasing android apps and games to Linux desktop.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tiger_Coder View Post
                    Dalvik runs on Android Linux kernel but not on Linux desktops. And the emulator of Android SDK is based on Qemu. With the rise of complex Android games and applications with dual-core/quad-core ARM CPU and HD Tablets and also Console Ouya, the emulator won't be efficient for playing them.
                    But aren't many of these complex Android games build using the Android NDK? If so then how are you going to run native ARM code on x86 without an emulator?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KameZero View Post
                      It comes with PC versions of all the games as well...
                      How wants to play a PC port of a mobile game? It's like the downsides of a console port x100.

                      With the exception of Uplink tho, that started on the PC.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        With the exception of Uplink tho, that started on the PC.
                        I'm actually pretty disappointed with the Android port of Uplink. I was hoping they'd have redesigned it somewhat for touch, but it feels pretty much like a straight port. Still fun though..

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                        • #13
                          I've already IM'd with the Bundle folks about listing Frameworks in the Linux requirements (like Java, Mono, etc) in the future for those sensitive to license issues.

                          Of this Bundle, SpaceChem uses Mono. You've been warned.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by retrogunner View Post
                            I've already IM'd with the Bundle folks about listing Frameworks in the Linux requirements (like Java, Mono, etc) in the future for those sensitive to license issues.

                            Of this Bundle, SpaceChem uses Mono. You've been warned.
                            Oh no, not mono! This is going to ruin everything!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by curaga View Post
                              How wants to play a PC port of a mobile game? It's like the downsides of a console port x100.

                              With the exception of Uplink tho, that started on the PC.
                              ... Yes, with the exception of Uplink. And Spacechem. And Bit.Trip beat.
                              And let's ignore the fact that a port from mobile is actually much better than a console port because mobile control schemes on most games are not that different from PC. (touchscreen=mouse, onscreen keys=.... keys)

                              But yes, two of the games are VERY high quality mobile "ports". So better write off the whole thing.



                              Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                              Oh no, not mono! This is going to ruin everything!
                              Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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