Archive for the ‘Pipes J2ME’ Category

Pipes J2ME ported to MediaPortal

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Oren Chapo just ported Pipes J2ME to MediaPortal:

Michael,
Thanks for this addictive game. I’ve been playing it on my Nokia phone for over a year now.

Since I love the game so much, I’ve ported it as a MediaPortal plugin (C#). I’ve used your base classes and added my own touch (multiple levels, scoring system, timed game, sound effects).

You’re of course credited as the source for my plugin, and my plugin source is available to the public.

Additional information is available at:
http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/plugin-mypipes-puzzle-game-88706/

Pipes J2ME is now open source!

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

I have opened the source to the J2ME version of Pipes. If you’re interested in contributing to the project, it’s hosted on Github:

http://github.com/mkerley/PipesJ2ME

Anyone is welcome to submit source code, documentation, translations, etc. directly to Github. I’m putting the source under the GPL license.

I’ll be happy to answer questions about the source and the code architecture, but I probably won’t be able to help much regarding how to use Git or Github. Most of my experience has been with Subversion, CVS, and Perforce, so Git is still new to me 🙂

Note: The iPhone version of Pipes will remain a separate closed-source project under my personal ownership.

Anyone interested in working on Pipes J2ME?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

A number of people have pointed out that my J2ME version of Pipes doesn’t work properly on some newer phones (especially those with touch screens, such as the Blackberry Storm). It is also lacking in features compared to my iPhone version.

The fact is I simply don’t have the time or resources to maintain the J2ME version. I don’t have a J2ME phone anymore, and since I don’t make any money from the J2ME verison, I can’t justify buying development equipment.

So my question is this: If I were to release the source, would anyone be willing to help out by adding new features?