Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First demo video

So here as promised - a video. The two Android devices you see here are Samsung Galaxy and Asus Transformer Eeepad TFT-101. The netbook is a Lenovo IdeaPad S12. The game runs locally on the devices.



In-game sound doesn't work yet. I'm working also on other fixes before releasing the app to the Android Play market. But once I do, you'd be able to run Caesar III too, provided you follow the instructions that appear at the documentation site. This will be possible once I officially announce the first version of Winulator-beta.

On the technical side - the target devices bear an ARM processor, even though the original program required an Intel processor. I have written a desktop helper application that converts the machine code from Intel to ARM, so relieving the need for Winulator to waste precious ARM cycles for emulation. Also, some Windows APIs were implemented to provide the run-time environment necessary for the hosted program to work. 

Currently I am testing Caesar III, but more games can surely be supported. As for the goal I set forth, I'll aim to provide a dedicated support to each of the programs that the users would like to run, in a way that will make it run smooth and playable (when it concerns games).

25 comments:

  1. great job!!! looking forward to the release of the app =D

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  2. Hello Dan, I'm not sure if I should like you for bringing back one of my favorite games to Android or hate you for threatening my productivity ;)Anyway I'm gonna wait impatiently for your release. Let me know if you need a betatester (Samsung Galaxy Tab II and Sony Xperia S). Good luck!

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  3. Would absolutely love to see this as a Windows 8 app. Brings the best of x86 to the new Surface.

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  4. Wow! That is absolutely awesome. Can't wait to get the final version when it is done. Keep up the great work!

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  5. Hello Dan, Let me know if you need betatester (Asus Transformer Prime).

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  6. Can't wait to see this fully up and running with sound and everything!
    Amazing!
    Let me know if in need of beta tester galaxy s3 and HTC one x

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  7. Wow, great work there. Keep it up, this is amazing :-)

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  8. Nice! RollerCoaster Tycoon would also be great

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  9. You are awesome. I cant wait. you should show windows apps running as well. i know that will me your page blow up!

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  10. Fantastic demo, and the perfect choice for the first game to support. I would be happy to Beta test on a Galaxy Note 2.

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  11. Oh I can beta test as well. I have an Acer Iconia A500 witch the new year model A200 has the same guts just a new casing. Also Nexus S, MK802miniPC, Galaxy Nexus, and a few other android phones in my home.

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  12. just found out about this, great project. love to see SC2K and especially seeing its near impossible to get running on Win7/8 64 bit, Rogue Squadron

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  13. Awesome. Can't wait to try how it will work with HoM 3 on my TF101.

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  14. Awesome! While I am not so much on running old games on this, there are a few little windows based applications that I would like to try with this. Sign me up for betas please if/when you get to the processors in my units! Motorola XOOM Wifi, Droid Razr Maxx.

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  15. You know what I'm gonna say.

    Keep up the good job, ppl will be thankful. :)

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  16. Great Job!! Now if you could only bring roller coaster tycoon! =)

    Either way, i'm very impressed and would pay money to buy this emulator...

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    1. RIGHT!
      This is a "Shut up and take my MONEY!" type shit right here.

      May your pockets get fat on this app =D

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  17. Hey I would like to help I am newbe I would be happy to test

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  18. Me and so much peopple are dying to play Heroes of might and magic 3 !!! Usually I never buy apps for money, but Winulator realy serious project and it's matter to do it. thank you so much.

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  19. Hi, I am a big fan of the Nfs Underground. Do you think that it might run through winmulator om my galaxy SIII. I have gameclip so I can use a Ps3 controller to steer

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  20. when i have ceasar 3 and android smarthphone what i must do to play Ceasar on android ?
    download winulator, copy game to sd card and ?

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