[maemo-users] Where to download WebOS games?

From: Paul Hartman paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com
Date: Wed Oct 27 19:31:45 EEST 2010
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Aldon Hynes
<Aldon.Hynes at orient-lodge.com> wrote:
> While I appreciate that most of the free/open-source SDL stuff on the Pre is
> probably already available on the N900, I suspect that there may be
> free/proprietary stuff that is worth exploring.  Also, for that matter, for
> the simple task of testing, I'm even interested in trying apps that are
> already ported.
> So, as an example, I downloaded prefox, a port of fennec to the Pre.  It
> appears to *almost* work.

I don't see any indicator on the web that Prefox uses SDL at all so
it's not surprising that it doesn't work.

For a list of Linux games that are based on SDL, check out the
database on the SDL website. Then google to see if any that interest
you have been ported to WebOS. http://www.libsdl.org/games.php

I just googled and saw mention of some free SDL games that were ported
to WebOS including SuperTux, ScummVM and TetriCrisis, if you can find
a place to download them perhaps one of them will work.

Any game that has already been ported to N900 probably stands a very
good chance of running since the required libraries will be available
on N900.

It seems most of the commercial games that work are EA games. Since EA
ports their games to many platforms they tend to avoid using any
OS-specific functionality or UI elements. (This is also why EA games
historically have worked very well in WINE on Linux.)
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