What about Android support?

OpenRa on Android

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Remuneration
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What about Android support?

Post by Remuneration » Thu May 29, 2014 9:29 am

Does it really?

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Post by Phrohdoh » Thu May 29, 2014 7:11 pm

Currently we do not support any platforms other than Windows/Mac OSX/Linux.

I recently discovered that Xamarin offers free mobile license to open source software so we may eventually support Android/iOS but this requires us to write a separate renderer which is a big undertaking.

There are no definite plans one way or another.
Things can always change.

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Post by Matt » Fri May 30, 2014 6:36 am

https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/pull/5248 will make it easier to do a port, because we can access mobile devices via OpenGL ES and SDL2 also has been ported to Android. However, there are no such concrete plans. I also doubt the regular smartphone or tablet has enough computing power and there is no such thing as a touch optimized UI. Also we will never be able to get into an app store with Open Source, foreign IP and EA still selling their games there, too.

I also stumpled upon http://resources.xamarin.com/open-sourc ... butor.html via reddit. Looks like they had to do something, because the offers at https://store.xamarin.com/ are too limited or too expensive for our cause. However the hardware is still a cost factor. I don't own any iOS/Android devices and can't therefore do any tests and development.

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Post by Remuneration » Fri May 30, 2014 7:19 am

Thanks for such detailed answers, I hope in the future the situation improved and simplified.

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Post by deniz1a » Sat May 31, 2014 9:41 am

How are you going to play openra on a phone?

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Post by Remuneration » Sat May 31, 2014 11:28 am

deniz1a wrote: How are you going to play openra on a phone?
I have a tablet on android ARM and notebook on android x86.

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