• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Plugins
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by gbrulz - 2007-04-22

FS#7072 - Java/ .jar emulator

Java/ .jar emulator

What do you guys think of a Java runtime environment? Maybe one capable of running java applications (.jar)? As it possible with a PDA and simple, low processor phones, shouldn’t it be simple for rockbox?

Currently, java games are capable of rendering 3D graphics. These graphics would be similar to that of Doom, possibly better.
For the Gigabeat and iPod, the screen resolution of 240×320 or 320×240 can easily be achieved with some java games, I am sure, for example, the gigabeat has a more powerful processor than a Motorola razr v3/v3xx/krzr/l6 or sony ericsson z800i, j230i, w800, lg chocolate etc.

The only problem I can think of would be the key configuration. This is due to the fact that mobiles and PDAs have many more buttons that Rockbox-capable mp3 players. It could be solved by the same solution used with doom, by having a plugin that simulates buttons being pressed.

If possible, this could open a whole new style of Rockbox gaming, with better graphics and 3d gaming.

Examples of Great java games

Gameloft Ashphalt 2 (3d car racing)
NFS Carbon (3d car racing)
Gameloft Splinter Cell
Gameloft King Kong
Gameloft Poker

..Or would it be easier with a symbian emulator?

Closed by  zagor
2007-04-22 07:42
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Closing all feature requests.

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I can tell you are not a software developer. If you were, you wouldn’t have thought that the key configuration would be the only problem.


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