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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:50 pm 
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I recently got an Android tablet and am noticing that there doesn't seem to be a single good option for playing IF on it. The web interpreters are pretty clunky on the tablet browser, and Hunky Punk seems to only support z-code.

Has anyone looked into porting one of the better interpreter packages to Android, perhaps using the NDK or NativeVM or something like that? I might be able to assist.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Gargoyle on Android is probably not going to happen. The lack of native code means that there's no ready access to freetype, and without freetype you are better off with a new Glk implementation that uses the standard platform API for text layout.

ZMPP2 may be the most promising project since it targets Java and includes Android support as a project goal.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:34 pm 
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mwigdahl wrote:
I recently got an Android tablet and am noticing that there doesn't seem to be a single good option for playing IF on it. The web interpreters are pretty clunky on the tablet browser, and Hunky Punk seems to only support z-code.


And Hunky Punk still has a scrolling issue with long chunks of text, at least on my device :(

Given the growing ubiquity of Android, it seems odd that we don't even have a full-on z-machine 'terp yet (let alone Glulx or TADS, etc) ... I'd step up to the plate and take a swing if I had the slightest clue how to code :(

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