Demon
User Profile | Member List | F.A.Q | Privacy Policy | New Blog | Search Forums | Forums Home
Doomworld Forums : Powered by vBulletin version 2.2.5 Doomworld Forums > Classic Doom > Doom General > Android Doom
 
Author
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:40. Post New Thread    Post A Reply
Baker
Warming Up


Posts: 25
Registered: 10-12


Does anyone know of a good source port that runs on Android? I used to play a free one, but it was taken off of the store recently.

Old Post Oct 23 2012 15:12 #
Baker is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
scorpion
Member


Posts: 643
Registered: 03-02


I have PrBoom For Android v1.3.1-beta installed.

Last edited by scorpion on Oct 24 2012 at 17:58

Old Post Oct 23 2012 16:54 #
scorpion is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Belial
Senior Member


Posts: 2337
Registered: 09-05



scorpion said:
I have PrBoom For Android v1.3.1-beta installed.

Same here. If you can deal with how crappy the controls are it's acceptable. My patience lasted until Tricks & Traps, then I gave up.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 07:11 #
Belial is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
scorpion
Member


Posts: 643
Registered: 03-02



Belial said:
If you can deal with how crappy the controls are it's acceptable.

Yup. I mainly use it when bored in a bus/metro - watching demos...

Last edited by scorpion on Oct 24 2012 at 17:58

Old Post Oct 24 2012 16:24 #
scorpion is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
DoomUK
Forum Legend


Posts: 4025
Registered: 04-04


I hate composing texts on my android, let alone playing Doom on it.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 17:01 #
DoomUK is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Baker
Warming Up


Posts: 25
Registered: 10-12


I really dislike touch screens in general, so I bought the Droid 4 which has a physical keyboard. It's excellent. But Doom still is awkward on it.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 19:47 #
Baker is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Belial
Senior Member


Posts: 2337
Registered: 09-05


My biggest gripe with the onscreen controls is that turning and strafing actions 'stick', forcing you to make a noticable pause between going from one to the other, otherwise you'll strafe instead of turning or vice-versa.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 20:26 #
Belial is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Grazza
Your move


Posts: 12576
Registered: 07-02


I've tried using Android Dosbox + Doom2.exe on my Kindle Fire for watching demos. It works, but is so slow that it is kind of like a slideshow. Presumably some Android devices are faster, but they'd need to be much faster for it to be very usable.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 21:22 #
Grazza is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Mystery Man in 3D
Mini-Member


Posts: 75
Registered: 07-10


I have an Xperia Play, which is an Android and has a gamepad instead of a keyboard. Neither the PRBOOM port or DOOM GLES work on there for me, so I just use a GBA emulator and play DOOM 1 & 2 on there that way.

Meh, it's not the only way I can play DOOM portable. I also have DOOM Legacy for PSP...

Old Post Oct 24 2012 21:57 #
Mystery Man in 3D is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
kristus
Megablast!


Posts: 10743
Registered: 07-00



Grazza said:
I've tried using Android Dosbox + Doom2.exe on my Kindle Fire for watching demos. It works, but is so slow that it is kind of like a slideshow. Presumably some Android devices are faster, but they'd need to be much faster for it to be very usable.

Aren't the Kindle one of the slowest pads out there?

Anyway, The Asus Transformer line is probably what you want to use if you plan to play Doom on the pad. But the next Transformer is going to have Windows 8 anyway.

Old Post Oct 24 2012 22:05 #
kristus is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Baker
Warming Up


Posts: 25
Registered: 10-12



kristus said:
Anyway, The Asus Transformer line is probably what you want to use if you plan to play Doom on the pad. But the next Transformer is going to have Windows 8 anyway.

You're better off just getting a laptop instead. I never really saw any convenience in tablets.

Old Post Oct 25 2012 03:13 #
Baker is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
chungy
Senior Member


Posts: 2044
Registered: 06-05


as if laptops are convenient.

Old Post Oct 25 2012 06:55 #
chungy is online now Twitter account Youtube Github || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
kristus
Megablast!


Posts: 10743
Registered: 07-00


Since I got my Transformer last year, my laptop has been left to collect dust in a corner most of the time. Next generation of the line will have bridged the gap by using Win8 and Intel Core processors instead of Android and ARM processors.

http://www.asus.com/vivo/en/transformerBook.htm

I realize I sound like a mouthpiece for Asus here, but I really do love their work.

Old Post Oct 25 2012 07:23 #
kristus is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Sodaholic
I feel justified yet disgusted with myself at the same time


Posts: 3612
Registered: 04-07


What I don't understand is the Kindle's name. "Kindle" means to start a fire, wasn't this thing meant for reading information, not destroying it, as in book-burning? Oh, right, DRM and time limits and all that bullshit, I forgot.

Old Post Oct 25 2012 07:25 #
Sodaholic is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Ladna
Member


Posts: 354
Registered: 04-10


It's supposed to kindle a fire in your mind.

Re: tablets

Most computer people (like probably 99% of Doomworlders) don't realize that people hate keyboards and mice. The interface (Android, iOS) and battery technology finally caught up to the form factor. There's a slow march away from those antiquated input methods, you see it in predictive text input, voice search (and other voice-based interfaces) and pervasive computing (DVR boxes, car stereos), and basically big shiny capacitive glass buttons. It's only a matter of time before computers are in your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your kitchen table, coffee table, kitchen counters, etc. etc. Workstations like desktops and notebooks are gonna solely be for things that require huge computing power or a keyboard (programming, modeling, etc.).

Old Post Oct 25 2012 23:35 #
Ladna is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Baker
Warming Up


Posts: 25
Registered: 10-12


I love keyboard and mouse. It's a great, logical method of controlling what you want to do with a computer. I mean, don't get me wrong, voice and touch screens are very innovative, and other people may enjoy those things. But nothing will ever replace my keyboard and mouse.

Old Post Oct 26 2012 00:44 #
Baker is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Dragonsbrethren
Forum Staple


Posts: 2661
Registered: 03-09



Ladna said:
Most computer people (like probably 99% of Doomworlders) don't realize that people hate keyboards and mice.

I've never met one of these people, evidently. On the other hand, I've heard plenty of complaints about lousy touchscreen panels. I like touchscreens and I can't stand using most of the ones I'm forced to. The ATM at my bank is particularly bad, but thankfully it still uses normal buttons for most functions.

I hope voice interfaces never catch on. I can't imagine a more irritating way of controlling a computer. Keep that shit in Star Trek.

Old Post Oct 26 2012 01:45 #
Dragonsbrethren is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
chungy
Senior Member


Posts: 2044
Registered: 06-05


Voice is kind of nice. This morning I needed to take a nap so I just spoke out to my phone "Google: Set alarm in 45 minutes" and it did just that. Though I really wish I could direct it by prefixing "Computer:" instead... oh well.

Old Post Oct 26 2012 02:03 #
chungy is online now Twitter account Youtube Github || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
printz
CRAZY DUMB ZEALOT


Posts: 9263
Registered: 06-06


I'd much rather have gesture commands (detected with a camera) than voice commands. Either way, I appear stupid doing it, but I'd rather be seen dancing, than heard in the next room talking to my computer.

__________________
Top /idgames WADs Automatic Wolfenstein - Version 1.0.1 - also on Android (Updated 28/03/2015)

Old Post Oct 26 2012 06:27 #
printz is offline Twitter account Youtube Github || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Chu
3dgelord


Posts: 906
Registered: 10-02


I have an android with a physical keyboard, and I take a different approach. Buy an app called DosBox Turbo - it is by far the fastest Dosbox emulator on the market, and constantly updated and cleaned up (developer is friendly and supports it 100%). DOOM runs like a charm and you can even use the (gasp!) original BOOM exe (or anything else, like the old DOS zdoom/legacy/edge exes), which is a lot of fun and ten times less hassle than trying to get one of the many lame Android ports working well.

Protip: Don't buy from jack niu - whether it be Wolf or Doom - he doesn't support his releases and doesn't refund worth shit. Terrible developer, and he usually includes [things that he shouldn't include] with his "work".

Old Post Oct 26 2012 07:20 #
Chu is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
WildWeasel
Resident Castlevania Super-Fanboy


Posts: 2866
Registered: 07-03


Why do Android ports of open-source software always cost money?

Old Post Oct 26 2012 08:46 #
WildWeasel is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Mystery Man in 3D
Mini-Member


Posts: 75
Registered: 07-10


@Chu:
I might actually try that, looks VERY promising.

Old Post Oct 26 2012 10:47 #
Mystery Man in 3D is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
printz
CRAZY DUMB ZEALOT


Posts: 9263
Registered: 06-06



WildWeasel said:
Why do Android ports of open-source software always cost money?

Because they can? Someone should just release one for free (if there's no constraint) and end the competition.

Speaking of Android, do Doom editors for it exist?

__________________
Top /idgames WADs Automatic Wolfenstein - Version 1.0.1 - also on Android (Updated 28/03/2015)

Old Post Oct 26 2012 17:43 #
printz is offline Twitter account Youtube Github || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Dragonsbrethren
Forum Staple


Posts: 2661
Registered: 03-09



WildWeasel said:
Why do Android ports of open-source software always cost money?

Because some people have no problem with profiting off the hard work of others, while doing comparatively little themselves. It's pathetic.

Old Post Oct 26 2012 19:19 #
Dragonsbrethren is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Dragonsbrethren
Forum Staple


Posts: 2661
Registered: 03-09


Just so it's clear, I was referring to the lazy Doom ports, not particularly the DOSBox port (although I do think the dev should be sharing the wealth via that nice donate button on dosbox.com).

Edit: Where'd the other posts go?

Old Post Oct 27 2012 04:43 #
Dragonsbrethren is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Chu
3dgelord


Posts: 906
Registered: 10-02



Dragonsbrethren said:
Just so it's clear, I was referring to the lazy Doom ports, not particularly the DOSBox port (although I do think the dev should be sharing the wealth via that nice donate button on dosbox.com).

Edit: Where'd the other posts go?

Hell.

It just pisses me off that people do that kind of shit [warez] - it's like, read the damn reviews if you're not convinced of its quality. Ugh.

Anyways, I was looking into, not too long ago, on porting a certain source port to the platform. Just as quickly as I thought of it though, I scrapped it.

__________________
3DGE source port

Old Post Oct 27 2012 04:47 #
Chu is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
francis247uk
Warming Up


Posts: 27
Registered: 02-12


epsxe for Android with my own legal rips of PSX Doom/Final Doom works well, runs fine on a Samsung Galaxy phone/tablet, the controls aren't amazing but still playable, and the games arent too much off ebay if you don't own them already

Last edited by francis247uk on Nov 29 2012 at 23:21

Old Post Nov 29 2012 23:16 #
francis247uk is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
Mancubus II
Carbunculous


Posts: 1954
Registered: 02-03


We have had some small success getting odamex to compile for webos and arm-based linux platforms, and we are working on getting a workflow set up for android. Currently beyond PCs odamex runs on xbox natively and we have gotten it to be playable on wii via homebrew (tho not complete).

Any help in these endeavors is always appreciated!

Old Post Nov 30 2012 21:06 #
Mancubus II is offline || Blog || PM || Post History || Add Buddy IP || Edit || Quote
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:40. Post New Thread    Post A Reply
 
Doomworld Forums : Powered by vBulletin version 2.2.5 Doomworld Forums > Classic Doom > Doom General > Android Doom

Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to this Thread

 

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is OFF
vB code is ON
Smilies are OFF
[IMG] code is ON
 

< Contact Us - Doomworld >

Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.2.5
Copyright ©2000, 2001, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.