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[News] Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered SmartphonesANN.lu
Posted on 07-Nov-2002 10:22 GMT by CyberZorro (Edited on 2002-11-07 11:32:47 GMT by Christian Kemp)20 comments
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On the OS section of their website Amiga Inc announces the release of new games targeting Microsoft Windows powered Smartphones.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 1 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Robert on 07-Nov-2002 10:55 GMT
Does look a bit like they're heading in the 'Amiga-anywhere-as-long-as-it's-Windows' direction.
But hey, I'm not too fussed just now.
Just gimme OS4!
Robert
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 2 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Gooseman on 07-Nov-2002 11:05 GMT
Who gets the feeling Amiga are backing the wrong horse when it comes to mobile computing...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/59/27986.html
I guess if you can do Pocket PC, it's just an additional market, but Amiga did mention the Sendo IIRC.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 3 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 07-Nov-2002 11:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Gooseman):
AmigaDE is available for Symbian...if that helps? :-P
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 4 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Josť on 07-Nov-2002 11:53 GMT
Yeah, it shoudn't be on the OS section...
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 5 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 07-Nov-2002 12:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
Available... In what definition? Where can I get a phone that has it preinstalled or even has easy way to DL it. I don't consider it available on the day someone announces it, we have all seen so many announcements around Amiga.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 6 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by ANdrew Deacon on 07-Nov-2002 12:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (JoannaK):
Hi,
Fleccy made it clear at WOASE that Amiga Inc were looking to get the Amiga Games
packs available on Symbian based systems. The problem ATM is that because Symbian
is very efficient most devices that run on it have low specs compared to
the Pocket PC type products and can`t run the game packs.
He also made it clear that Microsoft were keen for them to appear on other
products.
Andy
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 7 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 07-Nov-2002 13:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (ANdrew Deacon):
So you need a CPU >100mhz to run PlanetZ ? That kind of game did quite
well on 7.14/7.09mhz ..... (and even on a 8mhz Atari).
Always thought intent was so superhyperultraextra-efficient !
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 8 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 07-Nov-2002 14:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Anonymous):
Well you're forgetting that PlanetZed (as far as I know) are using a lot more coulors than Battle Squardron did. This means that a lot more data has to be moved somehow.
Anyway I don't think Fleecy's comment at WOASE was only about the processor speed it could easily be ram limitation. Take a look at Nokias latest phones and you will see they have only 2-3mb free, compared to the smartphones 12mb that ain't much.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 9 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 07-Nov-2002 15:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
My A500 had only 0.5mb and ran (allmost) the same games.
My A1200 had 2mb and ran much better games.
If you compare todays HW (in PDAs/SmartPhones)with the available DE-games, you can only feel sorry.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 10 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 07-Nov-2002 15:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
Partially it's because game coders have gotten lazy (using things like Java and C++ and lots of pre-made libraries) and partially because those systems have to have all kinds of 'emulation' and compatibility layers between real code and system.
Ah well..
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 11 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 07-Nov-2002 15:22 GMT
Hello everyone,
Translation in French:
http://elwoodb.free.fr/amigafr/corporate/110602-smartphone.html
bye
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 12 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 07-Nov-2002 15:22 GMT
Hello everyone,
Translation in French:
http://elwoodb.free.fr/amigafr/corporate/110602-smartphone.html
bye
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 13 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by pixie on 07-Nov-2002 15:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (ANdrew Deacon):
If it could run Amiga games with MS system, it should be able to run on Symbian...
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 14 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 08-Nov-2002 00:21 GMT
Well, lookee there.
"Tel: 206-383-3576
Fax: 425-432-0608"
New numbers. Wonder where those go. A janitor's closet in some basement in a building on Microsoft Way?
Gentlemen, start your autodiallers. Can't disappoint fleecy, now can we?
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 15 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by gary_c on 08-Nov-2002 00:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Josť):
Was it in the OS section before? Now it's in corporate:
http://www.amiga.com/corporate/110602-smartphone.shtml
-- gary_c
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 16 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by m0ns00n on 08-Nov-2002 06:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
Still, BattleSquadron only kicks Planet Z's ass when it comes to graphics.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 17 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by m0ns00n on 08-Nov-2002 07:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (JoannaK):
Not it is not! It is because the developers are poor, and they do not know what design and fantasy is. They copy, and they do not even know how to do it right.
All the games I have seen from Amiga Inc. / for AmigaDE would get 30% in CU Amiga. Sorry.
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 18 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 08-Nov-2002 10:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (m0ns00n):
Gamepack1 got 72% from a recent review...
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 19 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by Troels on 08-Nov-2002 16:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (m0ns00n):
Battle Sq. was my alltime favourite shootem'up..
Guess the main reason games like that aren't made anylonger are that it needs to hit the processor & gfx chipset directly?
You are totally right about the lack of original ideas, it's all the same (3D crap!)...
Amiga to cooperate with Microsoft on content for Windows powered Smartphones : Comment 20 of 20ANN.lu
Posted by m0ns00n on 08-Nov-2002 19:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Troels):
>Battle Sq. was my alltime favourite shootem'up..
Was even romantic :) Pleased my young heart :D
>Guess the main reason games like that aren't made anylonger are that it needs
>to
>hit the processor & gfx chipset directly?
Nah, it is because 3D is THE thing today. But it is ok, new 3D games are awesome as well. Once you can play quake2 you can play them all. The main thing is that in the past, a guy could be sitting with his brother at home and crack out a spectacular game. Today you need a huge company to back you up. 3D or 2D, the huge companies make everything problematic. I would bet you, that if there came something like Amos, with the same features as libSDL, for linux, we would have fun all over again. (Darkbasic just don't cut it! It isn't generic enough. It is focused on games, like Easy Amos, not as powerful.) C is not the problem, it is the infinite problems of makefiles and shit that stand in the way.
Oh, Linux, with Film Gimp, just got a HUGE gfx upgrade. We might see new spectacular stuff yet.
IMHO, Linux is the new Amiga. It is different. It has affordable apps, and a great community (at last).
>You are totally right about the lack of original ideas, it's all the same (3D
>crap!)...
Well, the point is, as said, people don't have access to something not mainstream, and it all becomes mainstream. If more people would dare to learn something new, i.e. Linux, or even Aros, with a compiler in hand, it would be fun all over again. You must remember, if everybody in the world had Amiga, the world would be just as boring. It is the people that make the world, the mainstream, not the computer platform, as long as you can handle it/know it.
But having a new AmigaOS would be cool, on new hardware, as it is by definition more intuitive than Linux will still be in years to come, unless KDE has anything to do about it (a KDE 4 Distro would rock the world).
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