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Question: Java games for mobile phones -> Falcon. Possibl

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:40 pm
by christos
Hi all,
Pretty forward. Do you think that the falcon could run such games? Mobile Java is a light version of java since mobile phones don't have enough processing power. Secondly java creates a virtual machine so it's hardware independent. I think that all needed would be a port of the language to the falcon and we could have hundreds of games up and running.
This is just an idea. I don't have the knowledge to do that myself. If however you know that this is impossible... Express your views.

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:49 pm
by [ProToS]
sorry but they dont have any java vm for atari ATM...

(only a old port of kaffe for mint ...)

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:59 pm
by moondog/.tSCc.
euh... have i read right? "only a port of java"?! mhhhh... is it that easy... i hardly doubt that...
finally the games wouldn´t use any falcon specific hardware... just another emulation then...

that´s my humble ooinion

greetings, eric

Posted: Thu May 13, 2004 11:48 am
by Strider
Moondog is right, porting a JVM isn't an easy thing.
Here is a list of alternative virtual machines:
Kaffe is the only one available for m68k but I don't think it's possible to run games with it...

Posted: Fri May 14, 2004 7:57 am
by thothy
I once had installed Kaffee for MiNT on my Falcon. It was unusable slow! Even a simple program that only wrote a "Hello World" on the screen needed about 2 or 3 minutes till it finished.
So Java on the Falcon - forget it!

Posted: Mon May 17, 2004 5:44 pm
by earx
indeed.. java vm is really damn slow. a ct60 would be minimum. maybe with a JIT it would be okay...