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The Android port of Artemis is now released!

posted May 09, 2013 11:43:09 by ThomRobertson
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=incandescent.game.artemis

This version of the game should work on Android 2.3 or better, OpenGL ES 2.0 or better, 480x320 or better resolution, and at least 512mb.

We haven't been approved yet by the Amazon App store; when we do I'll post that link too.
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RussJudge said May 28, 2013 12:54:05
zeroed out warp and "wasn't told" to restore it


See, THAT's a bad engineer :P The engineer needs to know what's going on at all times so he can adjust power before the captain knows he needs it there :D


Yeah--if the captain starts screaming for warp speed, it's kind of assumed you're going to need power to warp.
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MarkBell said May 28, 2013 12:59:45
+1 ^^

It sounds like a combination of an inexperienced engineer (expecting a degree of management from the captain) and an uncommunicative captain (never gives orders to engineering). To be fair, unless I'm planning something unusual, my engineer is paying enough attention to other orders that she adjusts what's needed without me having to tell her where to put power. She's usually zeroing out warp when we're dogfighting or shields when we're on a long run to a station just to conserve power. Since the power transfer is instant, just me saying "lay in a course for..." is enough for her to know to pump warp back up. On the other hand, we've been flying for quite a while now, and new engineers tend to need a bit more micromanaging :)
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AdmlBaconStraps said May 30, 2013 08:57:54
We've got our crews (We've got about 2.5 crews worth of players) to the point where when we introduce someone new to the game, there's enough experienced players around to wander about and coach the new guys in the new stations..
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lukegb said May 31, 2013 01:35:16
For those who are curious, the folder structure of the Android APK's assets folder compared to the Windows directory structure looks like: http://www.mergely.com/fbgoraD5/

Since it's inside the APK, modifying it requires uninstalling and then reinstalling the app, unless there's some feature to override files from the assets folder using the OBB (Opaque Binary Blob).

Might have a look at that tomorrow.
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timechick said Jun 03, 2013 14:22:12
Just wanted to mention, yesterday we plugged in my Motorola Photon smart phone to the main screen and ran it as a server for a full bridge. It ran fine, no hitches at all until around 3 or 4 sessions when it crashed so hard we couldn't get it back up again without a re-install. I love my little Motorola Photon.
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primetime34 said Jun 07, 2013 15:05:02
I couldn't find out how to change the phaser frequency. Any help? Thanks!
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Kaijudo_ said Jun 07, 2013 15:41:13
Any chance this is coming to the Kindle Fire 7 HD? I so want to get this on my kindle, so I don't have to use a remote desktop app.
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RussJudge said Jun 07, 2013 17:01:56
I already got it for my 1st gen Kindle Fire--you should have no trouble getting it from Amazon.com.

Purchase from here.
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Kaijudo_ said Jun 07, 2013 17:40:12
RussJudge said 35 minutes ago
I already got it for my 1st gen Kindle Fire--you should have no trouble getting it from Amazon.com.

Purchase from here.
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OMG! Thank you so much man!. I had no idea this was ready for Kindle Fire. You're awesome!
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timechick said Jun 07, 2013 18:13:09
Hey Russ, any chance you have adapted your mod loader for the new "Official" Android app?
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RussJudge said Jun 07, 2013 20:55:00
Been trying to figure it out. The issue is that it is only going to work on rooted Androids. I've got a cheap Big Lots Android I'm going to try and play around with this weekend--maybe I can get things figured out--but it's still probably going to require rooting.

I'm hoping that the version 2 update (when it comes out) will solve this problem by giving a data area that won't require rooting the device. In the meantime--looks like the company Thom used to build the Android version didn't think through the possibility of the users wanting to mod it.

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jfkempf said Jun 09, 2013 22:20:21
@SigbiornSigmundarson: I think it may be related to my Samsung. I think I saw someone else mentioning it in the comments on the play store and they were on a Samsung device as well.

On my original Nook Color (running CM7 from external memory), Artemis runs flawlessly. Makes for a d*mn fine captain's display.
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RussJudge said Jun 10, 2013 13:55:41
Bad news for modding the Android version.

I managed to root my cheap tablet (not for the faint-of-heart, mind you), and dug into the files where Artemis gets installed. Looks like all data is stored in a ".so" file (at least, that seems to be my best guess), which means that unless there is a way to edit this file with the various replacement images, .snt files and the artemis.ini and vesseldata.xml files, I'm SOL. It is probably some type of resource library, so any modification to the file could risk corrupting Artemis outright--bricking the app where your only recourse would be to uninstall and re-install.

So--my hope is that as part of the Artemis 2.0 update, Thom works out a solution that mods could go in a simple user data folder, which would not only solve the issue of needing to root the Android, but would make modding Artemis a simple task.

IMHO, this discovery also makes it impossible to add missions to the Android version, unless:

1. The server is not on an Android
2. The mission does not add any special files, which the Android would require.
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davr said Jun 10, 2013 15:51:34
Got hit by this bug: Makes the game pretty much unplayable if your science officer is running with an android tablet. Hopefully it can be fixed soon!

http://www.artemis.eochu.com/?page_id=28#/20130510/android-bug-2602740/
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timechick said Jun 11, 2013 15:46:27
I have an Allwinner F9 android tablet that comes unlocked. You get to root by typing "su" from a terminal. lol Maybe you should try one of those.
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