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MWS app for Mobile phones



 
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ZonGo



Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 83

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: MWS app for Mobile phones Reply with quote

Hi!
Does anybody know if there's a version of MWS for phones like the new Nokia 5800?
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Craze



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 5676
Location: Indiana, U

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope
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twodioz



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Posts: 121

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should make a 3G app for MWS... someone get on that.
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gypsy



Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 1671

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well u can dl windows on ur iphone and then run it from there
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Raybelfast



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey gypsy

you got links to back that up

i would be very happy lol testing in work without getting sacked or using company internet would be cool
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Daffie999



Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ability to play magic pretty much anywhere at any time sounds like a very very very bad idea for most.
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Socks3



Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. Then, in Spanish: "I'm not texting. I'm exercising my brain. Hey! Give my iPhone back!"

I'm all for it.
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KevinJonas



Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 75

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what how u make play magic on a phone!!!?
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ZonGo



Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 83

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on people!
I'm sure there's a hacker/programer amongst us..!
Just translante, or whatever you do, from ".exe" to ."symbian" =)
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Socks3



Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that simple. .EXE is a type of binary designed for Windows compatible personal computers. Being binary, it can't easily be converted to other types of code. Therefore, it would have to be decompiled - a long process, and one that's often illegal. It is illegal with MWS, so the person who did it could be sued, or worse.

Once it was decompiled, it would need to be changed into a language the mobile platform understood. Windows Mobile, SymbianOS, and Mac OS X all use different binaries. So, once it was turned into a phone app, there's no guarantee that it would work on your phone.

Also, these programs are designed for computers with big screens, lots of memory, and fast graphics cards. Very few phones have any of these.

In addition, phones have trouble playing games over the phone network. If signal gets lost, or jumbled (with a constant string, that'll happen pretty often), the game will crash. It also becomes likely that the phone version would be unable to communicate with phones of different make or model, and computers.

So, in my opinion the only phone worth doing this for would be the iPhone and other Windows Mobile Touch Screen devices, with Push server support. Touch Screens would be necessary because there's no mouse on a phone. Try using MWS without a mouse. For these devices, it would be faster to write new code than to use existing code from MWS, even if we can get the source, because the language for MWS is likely C or C++, while Java is the standard for mobile programming, and the only language for the iPhone.

All of this amounts to: More work than it's worth, for a program that can't communicate with MWS.

EDIT: And for future reference, I'm 15. And no, I won't write it. I have a life.
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ZonGo



Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 83

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thanks for the explanations Socks3, and for killing my dream... Playing magic through my phone using wireless... =(
And for 15 you sound really smart, you should go to university right away Wink
I feel stupid now lol.
Anyway, I'm sure someday I'll be playing magic through my mobile. It's just a matter of time Cool
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Socks3



Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't mean to kill the dream. I'm just saying that until we have universal binaries and stable, quick connections, and someone willing to optimize for small screens, it isn't happening.

I've been told that before... I prefer the 9th grade.
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Raybelfast



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is possible to run a virtual windows session using xen desktop. problem is u need a server running your windows sessions unless your desktop is always on which mine is. search windows xp on iphone in google. its on its way lol
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Socks3



Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would work quite well. I don't have an iPhone (Here's wishing), but the theory stands.
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