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Arnold port to Android
« on: 00:59, 12 August 11 »
Hey folks,

Now that dual core Android Devices are coming to market (HTC Sensation and Galaxy S II phones and the ANdroid Tablets) these should be more than powerful enough to run a port of Arnold.

I'd love to see it although I have no idea how to achieve it LOL.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #1 on: 09:15, 12 August 11 »
I doubt you need a dual core device. My Desire HD with its 1GHz CPU (can be overclocked to 1.8GHz, too) can even play full 3D Tegra games (and it's NOT a Tegra device).

Sure, maybe it'll be easier because less optimization is needed. But you have to consider that, on one extreme we got high-end dual-core, fantastic devises and on the other there is a proliferation of low-end ones that are gaining ground. So again....

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #2 on: 21:42, 12 August 11 »
That is true..

I have just upgraded from about the lowest of the low, an HTC Hero (With Root and 2.3 rom) to a shiny new HTC Sensation. and I have to say the difference is sensational LOL.

The Hero could *just* about run the 2 existing CPC Emu's but neither has Plus support. A port of a Linux Emu would appear to be the easiest way of getting a Plus on the Sensation. (Especially since it does support apps written in C/C++ as well as 'Phone Java')

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #3 on: 11:13, 14 August 11 »
Ooh, nice resolution, 540 x 960... rooted it yet?

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #4 on: 22:25, 15 August 11 »
Ooh, nice resolution, 540 x 960... rooted it yet?

Not yet... I will wait for the HTC official Open/unlocked Bootloader due later this month  8) then it will be rooted. The current hacks to get S-off and root are only temp root. The unlocked bootloader will open the gateway for Perm root.

But this is kinda off topic LOL
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #5 on: 10:16, 16 August 11 »
Well, when I got my DHD it was a piece of cake to root it (OneClick and all), but in my excitement I installed the shiny new OTA fw that same night... hence it took me about three days of finding the tools and understanding the procedure to unlock it, but it was fun!

Btw, it was only yesterday that I read that HTC released a tool, but I don't remember for which devices.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #6 on: 23:25, 16 August 11 »
It's for the OEM Handsets only at this point...

The contracted ones are yet to come....
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #7 on: 00:52, 19 August 11 »
It's for the OEM Handsets only at this point...

The contracted ones are yet to come....

However the Revolutionary team are ahead of HTC... As of last night I am S-Off, Custom Recovery and Rooted :-)
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #8 on: 12:46, 19 August 11 »
Hell yeah! :)

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #9 on: 00:16, 05 April 13 »
This thread is quite dead, Which is a shame.


Just to add I can now add to the range of devices I could Beta test on to


HTC One X and Google Nexus 7


Man I love Android as a mobile OS, All it's missing is a decent cpc emu with plus support.
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #10 on: 01:50, 05 April 13 »
I noticed on ebay the other day, an android tablet for £70, if a cpc emulator is available it would be a nice portable cpc. ;D

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #11 on: 09:30, 05 April 13 »
Android tablets go for ridiculously low prices these days, and then you also have those Android-on-a-USB-stick devices that plug into a TV set and are quite powerful for even lower amounts.


And yes, what a shame there's no CPC emulator :(

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #12 on: 11:29, 05 April 13 »
Hey folks,

Now that dual core Android Devices are coming to market (HTC Sensation and Galaxy S II phones and the ANdroid Tablets) these should be more than powerful enough to run a port of Arnold.

I'd love to see it although I have no idea how to achieve it LOL.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #13 on: 11:37, 05 April 13 »
(wipes saliva) ooh yes man, please!

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #14 on: 23:44, 05 April 13 »
My daughter has a kindle and I have the code for arnold ;) I have planned this already

That is the wonderful news i have been hoping to hear ;-)                                   
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #16 on: 19:58, 06 April 13 »
Well, we have these...


andcpc - Amstrad CPC emulator for android - Google Project Hosting
FMSDevel - CPCDroid - Amstrad CPC on Android phone


And I'm porting my own emu too :D
I tried andcpc, I found it to be clunky to use expecially the initial sdl setup.
I didn't try cpcdroid.

I don't know how good they are, but I think there is a lot more than just porting the emu, the whole ui needs to be carefully designed and thought out so that it works well with touch tablets like the kindle.
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #17 on: 20:10, 06 April 13 »
How very true. The actual emulating engine is only a tiny part of the thing, especially when you're talking about so limited devices: they're powerful, but lack so many things... I had also tried CPCdroid, I remember it being rather unusable on my phone.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #18 on: 01:17, 16 April 13 »
Agreed, Although any emulator should be usable on the phone format (Therefore running a dsk image automatically from startup (Or DSK Selection) there should also be support for Bluetooth Keyboards and such like for those with Asus Transformers and BT Keyboards for Nexus 7s etc...


These 2 requirements mean the GUI has to be so carefully thought out that it is much harder IMHO to design it. The 2 existing eus fall down on both fronts, being neither easy to use on the phone devices or supporting tablet/BT Keyboards.


Just my thoughts


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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #19 on: 10:09, 16 April 13 »
My daughter has a kindle and I have the code for arnold ;) I have planned this already
Good luck with the Kindle. I applied for a development kit about 2 years ago and they just completely ignored me.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #20 on: 10:56, 16 April 13 »
Good luck with the Kindle. I applied for a development kit about 2 years ago and they just completely ignored me.
Well I have the device itself, and "developer mode" can be enabled from one of the menus.
I can upload files to it using usb, or download them and install using one of the file managers.
Also, building it using stock android libraries should be sufficient for a first pass.

Getting it onto the app store.. well that will be very different ;)
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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #21 on: 00:20, 22 April 13 »
That is the wonderful news i have been hoping to hear ;-)                                 

I have been using the Arnold emulator named CPCDROID, or Andcpc. It's not available on google play but you find it on google search.

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #22 on: 09:16, 22 April 13 »
It's pretty cheap to register as an Android dev, isn't it?

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #23 on: 21:30, 16 August 13 »
Where I put *.DSK files for AndCPC reach them?
There's no matter to search this files browsing, i guess... 

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Re: Arnold port to Android
« Reply #24 on: 09:02, 18 August 13 »
It's pretty cheap to register as an Android dev, isn't it?

As far as I remember, it doesn't cost you anything at all.