Frodo C64 for Android – Compatible Games

You can see the details for this free application for Android phones here: http://www.androlib.com/android.application.org-ab-c64-qzwC.aspx

It works on my phone (HTC Dream), however, not all works. As I test the games out, I will put down a list of those that worked on my phone. If you need 1541 Emulation on, I’ll indicate it beside the Game name. C64 files can be downloaded from any of the sites online, since they are now abandonware.

Update (20/11/2009):

  • If you have problems with the joystick, just go to “Menu” and “Change Joystick Port” … it will work when it is put to Joystick Port 1 πŸ™‚
  • Be patient with the loading, some takes a long time (most are above 1 minute)… as long as it says “loading…” be patient. If it says, error, select the file that contains the name of the Game – do not press “Start the disk (first entry found)” option.

The List of Working ROMS

  • Burgertime (1987)
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Bruce Lee
  • Shamus
  • Stellar 7
  • Spy vs Spy
  • Strider 2 (Graphics not allign… need to adjust the frameskip)

Support Radiant! (Hexage)

I bought this game: Radiant, because of the high quality in gameplay and graphical design. It is a modern Space Invaders that is definitely much better than itsΒ predecessor in many ways.

Check it out here: http://www.hexage.net/radiant/index.html

Buy the game from:Β http://www.cyrket.com/package/net.hexage.radiant

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Your mission? Blast the enemies and survive! πŸ™‚ It’s that simple, yet done in a very modern-retro (I know… what a paradox!) feel that is easy on your eyes. I want a T-Shirt of this game done!!! πŸ™‚ Hahahaha.

Anyway, Hexage (the development studio) has done a very good job at the moment in all their games. I hope they will support the Android platform as long as possible. The only way to support these good studios is by buying their applications. It costs less than RM10 ($1.50 UK Pound). And the playability is better than the new games you may have on the PC (at least it is for me).

Now, if only someone will get Dosbox to work for Android! πŸ™‚

Canabalt – Addictive Casual Gaming

This is the best one key button game. That’s right, all you need is just one key press (either ‘X’ or ‘C’). Go far… run, jump, run… make it as far as possible.

Mirror’s Edge better counterpart πŸ˜›

I highly recommend this to you.

Browser play at:Β http://adamatomic.com/canabalt/

I wish the developers would consider making a longer game with this. I would not mind paying USD1 for this πŸ™‚

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Can you beat my score? I know someone got over 10,000m!

Funny Superman & Batman Picture!

World's Finest#2

Click for a close up. Basically, it’s Batman trying to talk to Lois while keeping Superman at bay with a Kryptonite! Very funny piece from my favourite comic book artist, Travis Charest. Hmmm… Might not be fair to call him a comic book artist since he seems to be doing more covers and one-off pieces rather than a monthly anymore. The last released was only a few pages for the widely anticipated (including me) Metabarons. But that was overdue and they had to get another artist to finish the book because of Travis’ ‘perfectionist’ work style. Seriously, it is a business world, and no publisher would wait that long unless you are the top (uncontested) artist OR you just self-publish.

Regardless of what I think of his work style and productivity, his art is still one of the best out there. But the rules and players are changing, and I hope Travis realises that many excellent artists are coming up with styles that are on par or better, at a faster pace. Now that’s something!

(Even John Romita Jr. has upped his ante with pencilling 60 pages in one month! Read that from: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/comics/a164066/romita-jrs-has-spider-man-marathon.html)

LG BL40 New Black Label & Sony Ericsson Raphael Android

From GSMarena:

The screen is said to have an extremely peculiar aspect ratio of 21:9 and a resolution of 800×345 pixels. That is quite wide, much wider than your typical HDTV. How this ties with “maximizing usability” (if that’s even true) we don’t know , but it’s sure to come with its own set of advantages and burdens. Another rumored spec, one that’s less iffy is a 5-megapixel camera.

My wife has the 3rd Black Label series LG phone… the Secret. I have to say that it is a very nice phone and good enough for her daily usage and more. The 5MP is excellent. The down side of Secret is the applications (as is most medium range phones). It is a hassle to transfer files and move them around.

This new BL40 “Chocolate” model looks very enticing for those who are into these sort of stuff. It is very weird to see a different resolution though, 800 X 345 pixels. I guess they want it to be a HD movie player phone or something. But I have to say that the UI has certainly improved from LG’s Secret model. Thumbs up! But I prefer Sony’s Android phone, code named “Raphael” (as in the artist, I assume) at the moment πŸ˜› Take a look below. The UI (User Interface, if you have not guessed) is perfect! Very enjoyable for the person who is new to smartphones.

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At last, Sony is really making something noteworthy after the flopped Xperia. πŸ˜›

HP Challenge Answered by Creative Graduates

HP – invent from Tom and Matt on Vimeo.

The excerpt from the video posted reads:

Response to D&AD Student Awards brief set by Hewlett Packard.

“Present an idea which promotes HP Workstations ability to bring to life anything the creative mind can conceive.”

I thought the work was excellent. A very painfully long drawn out process. But creativity takes passion, and passion takes away the dread of time waste πŸ™‚

Adaptations by Pheh It Hao

The exhibition is held at the Concourse, Bangsar Village II from the 2nd till the 12th of July 2009. A very nice collection of snippets of the artist’s travel to the ‘land down under’. Take a look at the photos of our visit there on the 4th of July 2009.

An excerpt from the booklet (which you can view in the gallery above – beginning from photo 24 of the collection):

His latest discovery is the “land down under”. Australia is to provide the inspirational thrust that will be instrumental in shaping his new collection of works entitled “Adaptations”. His recent visit to Melbourne has rejuvenated him; the city’s temperate climate and amiable people have had a positive effect on his creative side. The country’s nature, especially that of the Great Ocean Road, with the crushing waves and strong winds, has immensely humbled him.

I enjoyed the show, more so because it invoked many fond memories which both ML and I had in Melbourne. His work has steadily been better over the years, but than I may be biased since both of us took classes under him for nearly half a year πŸ˜› It is certainly worth the visit just to break from the monotonity of life. Art surely is a good retreat for the mind when it is so stuck in the routine chores of life.

Enjoy the virtual tour, and if you can make it, do go!