kendallcp wrote: ↑
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 10:43
I've tried it on 0.23c using my 'Gemini' PDA. I can't make it fail in any kind of intermittent way.
Thanks for testing the game on your device.
Could wish for the game board to autosize when I rotate to portrait but that could easily be a Gemini issue, not to do with the game.
No, I think it's an issue with the program as it currently stands. I don't know how to programmatically (within BBCSDL) prevent autorotation from the intended portrait mode to landscape other than through the (currently non-existent) Android app manifest. If/when I submit the game to Google's Play Store, I will specify a portrait-only orientation in the manifest, although I realise, ideally, there should be provision within the program to accommodate landscape mode. Most Android games, I find, allow for either one or the other - not both.
The game itself is way too hard for me, wish the board was way larger!
Funnily enough I'm not very good at it myself
By the way, how do you exit? The Esc key seems to be disabled. I had to kill BBCbasic to stop Snakes from running automatically when I tap the BBCbasic icon.
I intended the app to be packaged up into a standalone Android APK app, and requiring the user to close the app in the usual way by pressing the standard Android on-screen square button to bring up the currently running apps which can then be closed pressing the 'X' on the app windows' title bars. However, I admit this isn't convenient when running the program from the BBCSDL ToucheIDE, so I will modify the code to not disable the Escape button under those circumstances.
Thanks again for the feedback.