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Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« on: September 06, 2015, 06:00:44 AM »
Pathos has just been published as an Android app on the Google Play store!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.x10host.pathos

(Pathos is a tile graphics roguelike built on the entire rule set from Nethack).

Works really well on my Nexus 9 tablet but no idea about any other device! Don't try and play on your phone though.

Also includes a new update for the level 25 end game. I won't give any spoilers but it brutal and there lots of treasure.

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 04:31:41 AM »
Any chance of making compatible with older android devices? Says it is not compatible with mine. Keyocera hydrolife. Was really looking forward to checking it out.   :'(

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 11:14:28 AM »
Pathos requires a tablet running Android 5.x.  Sorry, I would have stated that from the beginning but the Android ecosystem is a bit of a learning curve!

The Keyocera Hydrolife appears to be a phone running Android 4.x?  So you might be out of luck twice there. 

I'm not sure roguelikes translate very well to a small screen but I haven't done the work for  the phone UI in any case.

The Android 5.x requirement is something I hope to relax but needs some more research.  For the devs out there, there is a ~15 view hierarchy depth limitation that is present in 4.x and seems to be resolved in 5.x.  This issue manifests as a stackoverflow error that ends the app... ouch.

If it's any consolation, the Windows version is 100% code sharing with the Android version.  Hope you get a chance to check it out.

http://pathos.x10host.com/


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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 03:06:44 PM »
@Legend, I've been able to reduce the requirements to Android 4.4 and above.
Hopefully you can now install from Google Play!
Would be great to hear how you go.


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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 05:53:44 PM »
thanks for trying.  Unfortunately, it still tells me my device isn't compatible with this version and doesn't allow me to download.

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 04:18:22 AM »
@Legend, I have adapted Pathos for the phone - it's now available on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.x10host.pathos

I recommend playing in portrait orientation on a phone and landscape on a tablet.

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 09:12:53 PM »
@Legend, I have adapted Pathos for the phone - it's now available on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.x10host.pathos

I recommend playing in portrait orientation on a phone and landscape on a tablet.

thanks for trying again, I just checked it out and unfortunately it still says that my device isn't compatible.  :(

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 10:27:40 PM »
@Legend, well no one can say that we didn't try!  I think your phone must be on Android 4.3 (jelly bean)?  It needs to be on 4.4, do you have an upgrade path?  So close yet so far!

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Re: Pathos: Nethack - Android tablet app on Google Play
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015, 10:31:18 PM »
yeah. looks like it is 4.3. whenever I try hitting system updates, it just tells me that it couldn't connect even though there is signal. Oh well. I do appreciate you trying though. Looks really cool.