matejcik Posted November 5, 2008 Share Posted November 5, 2008 Yes, it was talked about, and no, this is not a question. This, in fact, is an information. For some time now, i've been developing this little project i call OpenWIG. It is a J2ME application (midlet, if you wish) that you can run on your java-enabled cellphone. (and a variety of other devices that support J2ME) It plays Wherigo cartridges and it turns out to be already quite usable. Not yet as cool as the official player, and it can't play every cartridge properly ... but it can play many of them! ;e) you can download it here. As of now, the biggest shortcoming (and one that won't be fixed very soon) is that it can't save progress. On the other hand, it does not crash even remotely as much as any of the official players a little list of anticipated questions, complaints etc.: - It doesn't work on my phone! Too bad, i guess. Is your phone new enough? Check the specs: you need MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 and support for JSR-75. Most phones in the last three years have all that, though. Then, many of you american guys have weird operator-locked phones that won't work with any app that's not bought with cold hard cash from the operator. I can't help there - get your phone unlocked. And if you are sure that your phone is OK, then perhaps the app is broken. Report a bug and i'll see what i can do to fix it. - The thing keeps asking me about reading user data! Yes, it does that. I'm sorry, but to fix this, i'd need a Java security certificate. Security certificates are expensive and i'm not buying one. So you'll have to be patient and always say Yes. It should not ask anything during the game itself, if it does, please tell me. - Cool, it seems to work, but ... which cartridge do i use? There is no "openwig" download available. We have best results for PocketPC cartridges, as they seem to have the most features. - It won't play my cartridge! Well, too bad. It isn't official and it isn't perfect. If you want it to play your cartridge, you need to tell me about the problem (and, if possible, provide a source code for the cartridge). - The images won't fit on my screen! Your phone doesn't scale images automatically. All's not lost, though. Take your downloaded cartridge file and submit it to Wherigo Cartridge Optimizer. Select your screen resolution and download an optimized cartridge with images that fit your phone perfectly. Oh, and OpenWIG doesn't play sound yet. But it will in the upcoming version ;e) ( http://ati.land.cz/gps/Wherigo/ but with lowercase W. the forum won't let me write Wherigo uncapitalized...) - Great, another player, completely new device to worry about, good job smartass Um, no, you got it all wrong. See, with the official players, if you hit a bug, there isn't really that much to do about it, except try to work around it. On the other hand, my project is following something that already works. I can't expect to be successful if it works differently. So if you say "hey there, matejcik, when i do this and that, your java thingy acts all funky, when it should instead act sanely, cos that's what the official player does", then you have a pretty good chance that i will fix it and release a new version soon. (then again, i can say that it's hard to fix and release a new version much later, but oh well. at least you had a chance) there's an issue tracker for bugs you find, at http://code.google.com/p/openwig/issues/list . Don't worry about those foreign language bugs already in there ;e) Quote Link to comment
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