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iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: January 29th, 2010, 4:33 am
by WyldKard
After Apple's big reveal yesterday, it occurred to me that Vassal would be perfect for the iPad. Any plans to port the project to that platform?

Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: January 29th, 2010, 4:49 am
by jimcot
WyldKard wrote:After Apple's big reveal yesterday, it occurred to me that Vassal would be perfect for the iPad. Any plans to port the project to that platform?


If it runs java (not likely) or someone wants to port the java code into objective-c, you got a chance.

PostPosted: February 4th, 2010, 8:14 pm
by psyberduck
Just was looking at this today. Sadly, I'm not a code monkey (though I adore the song), but I ran across two article for converting Java to iPhone apps. Uncertain if jailbreaking is required or not.

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-install-compile-run-java-on-iphone/

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-develop-iphone-applications-in-java/

Hope this is helpful to somebody.

iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: February 5th, 2010, 12:48 am
by mkiefte
Alchemo compiles j2me for mobile devices.  It would take a lot of work to convert VASSAL to j2me in the first place.  Apple has to support Java (and Swing).

- M.

On 4 February 2010 16:14, psyberduck <messages@forums.vassalengine.org (messages@forums.vassalengine.org)> wrote:
Just was looking at this today.  Sadly, I'm not a code monkey (though I adore the song), but I ran across two article for converting Java to iPhone apps.  Uncertain if jailbreaking is required or not.

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-install-compile-run-java-on-iphone/

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-develop-iphone-applications-in-java/

Hope this is helpful to somebody.

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PostPosted: June 10th, 2010, 2:19 am
by bsurge
I might be interested in attempting a full port to iOS, though it could be a maintenance nightmare, unless the port is managed as another project with it's own version baseline.

iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: June 10th, 2010, 7:23 am
by tar
On Jun 9, 2010, at 7:19 PM, bsurge wrote:

I might be interested in attempting a full port to iOS, though it
could be a maintenance nightmare, unless the port is managed as
another project with it's own version baseline.

One major hurdle is that IIRC there is no Java available on the iPhone
or iPad. So you would need to re-implement everything from scratch in
a different language.


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PostPosted: June 10th, 2010, 9:09 am
by uckelman
Thus spake "bsurge":
I might be interested in attempting a full port to iOS, though it could be a
maintenance nightmare, unless the port is managed as another project with it'
s own version baseline.


Honestly, we'd rather have more developers on the existing VASSAL codebase,
rather than what would essentially be a fork.

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PostPosted: July 13th, 2010, 7:25 pm
by WyldKard
Existing Vassal users might argue that they'd sooner see more coders on the existing engine, but for those who rely on mobile devices for this sort of thing (an ever-growing crowd), Java isn't the best option.

Plus, with the popularity of the AppStore, a Vassal port to iOS could potentially bring a lot more players (and through them, coders) to the main Vassal project. I don't think such a port would therefore draw resources away from the Java engine long term.

iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: July 13th, 2010, 11:20 pm
by uckelman
Thus spake "WyldKard":
Existing Vassal users might argue that they'd sooner see more coders on the e
xisting engine, but for those who rely on mobile devices for this sort of thi
ng (an ever-growing crowd), Java isn't the best option.



Plus, with the popularity of the AppStore, a Vassal port to iOS could potenti
ally bring a lot more players (and through them, coders) to the main Vassal p
roject. I don't think such a port would therefore draw resources away from th
e Java engine long term.


I see people suggesting it be done. I don't see anyone doing it. If I
had a dime for every time someone who made a suggestion actually carried
it out, I might be able to buy a cup of coffee. (This is not to say that
I don't value suggestions, but rather that development work, not
suggestions, are the coin of the realm.)

I'm certainly not going to sink time into doing development for a type
of device I don't even have access to myself.

What I do think would be useful is making improvements to the file format
VASSAL uses, so that it would be more straightforward to have more than
one way of displaying the data.

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PostPosted: July 14th, 2010, 4:53 am
by bsmith
Another problem being that most technically minded people do not like iPads due to their closed nature, so not many of us own them. So if you're serious about wanting Vassal on a touch-pad style device, wait until the iPad knock offs start hitting shelves.

Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: September 16th, 2010, 8:34 pm
by baker996
How about the new Droid-X?... You can develop apps in JAVA for it.

Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: September 17th, 2010, 6:50 pm
by mkiefte
Probably won't work -- not in anything like it's current form. I've tried
playing VASSAL on a netbook and it's pretty much impossible. I suspect
that, to get it working on something that small would require a major
refactoring.

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Probably won't work -- not in anything like it's current form.� I've tried playing VASSAL on a netbook and it's pretty much impossible.� I suspect that, to get it working on something that small would require a major refactoring.


- M.

On 16 September 2010 17:34, baker996 <baker996@hotmail.com> wrote:

How about the new Droid-X?... You can develop apps in JAVA for it.



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Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2011, 5:26 pm
by DonMegel
I have a android tablet. It would be great if I could vassel with it. What all would be required to get it working in the android operating system?

Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2011, 10:40 pm
by uckelman
Thus spake DonMegel:
> I have a android tablet. It would be great if I could vassel with it.
> What all would be required to get it working in the android operating
> system?
>

I don't know, not having a tablet myself. Have you tried putting the
generic VASSAL bundle onto your tablet and running it? What happens
if you do that? What difficulties do you encounter?

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Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Re: iPhone/iPad version?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2011, 12:41 am
by tar
On Jan 14, 2011, at 9:26 AM, DonMegel wrote:

> I have a android tablet. It would be great if I could vassel with it.
> What all would be required to get it working in the android operating
> system?

Does Android support Java?