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Offline AmigaNG

Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »
Was quite surprise to get a tweet from Amiga inc that they have launched a number of apps of classic Amiga games for the blackberry, quite surprise by some of the titles, did they really get permission from team17 and other companies to relaunch these games.

http://Www.amiga.com

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/21741/?lang=en

Offline slaapliedje

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 02:51:50 PM »
Is it me, or is it just plain weird to even see something from Amiga Inc that is actually purchasable?

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Offline sgrddy

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:40:59 PM »
Those are some classics, but on the Blackberry?  Why not on iOS and Android or better yet XboxLive and PSN?  Those markets have to be hundreds of times larger than Blackberry at this point.
 

Offline persia

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 04:29:05 PM »
Maybe they're just walking off together to the tech company burial ground?
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Offline Dwyloc

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 04:49:11 PM »
Sadly it looks like they are selling pirated software going by the posts on Amigaworld as at lest one of the rights holders has complained.

Hopefully its just a misunderstanding but I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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Offline ferrellsl

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 05:57:20 PM »
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Those are some classics, but on the Blackberry?  Why not on iOS and Android or better yet XboxLive and PSN?  Those markets have to be hundreds of times larger than Blackberry at this point.


Exactly.  Loser picks loser......at least the track record is consistent!  LOL

Offline Karlos

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:44:36 PM »
As a bit of technology, the PlayBook is pretty sweet, albeit doomed to failure.
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Offline pwermonger

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:25:55 AM »
It was probably done on Playbook becasue that runs an OS based on QNX, the same OS Amiga was using, IIRC, for the basis for their DE.
 
Amusingly Team 17 has a remake of Alien Breed for iOS thats pretty good. It includes the original Amiga levels as well as new content and the controls are a bit updated, with two virtual joysticks you can move and fire in different directions.
 
The Blackberry Playbook games are exact to the Amiga games, with the on screen virtual joystick made to look very CD32 Competition pro like, and a fire button on the right instead of second joystick.
 
Yes, as you can tell I bought them for both, any chance to hace Amiga games on my person to play anytime I want is taken gladly especially at these low prices.
 

Offline Methuselas

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 03:46:56 AM »
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It was probably done on Playbook becasue that runs an OS based on QNX, the same OS Amiga was using, IIRC, for the basis for their DE.
 


DE was based off Tao (Intent), not QNX. AmigaOSXL (aka Amithlon) was based off QNX.
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Online Matt_H

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 06:11:06 AM »
Yeah, the Amiga-QNX relationship was only a proposal. I don't think a line of code was ever written.
 

Offline Methuselas

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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 06:50:53 AM »
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Yeah, the Amiga-QNX relationship was only a proposal. I don't think a line of code was ever written.


Wasn't this even before Big Mac got involved? I wanna say the QNX stuff happened right after Gateway, but I can't remember, it's been so long ago.
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Offline pwermonger

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 03:46:21 PM »
Thats right, Tao was licensed for Amiga DE. QNX was earlier when Gateway was actually still working on a new Amiga OS for PowerPC processor based boards before they ran from the project to hide in their cow print boxes and hope no one wanted hamburgers.
 
Now, Blackberry is hopeing to release phones based on QNX next year, which their Playbook is already based on.
 

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Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 05:43:46 PM »
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As a bit of technology, the PlayBook is pretty sweet, albeit doomed to failure.



A RIM guy demonstrated one where I work, and it IS pretty snazzy. Just not sure RIM will be around that much longer.
 

Offline MiAmigo

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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 01:38:46 AM »
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Those are some classics, but on the Blackberry?  Why not on iOS and Android or better yet XboxLive and PSN?  Those markets have to be hundreds of times larger than Blackberry at this point.


Maybe just maybe this is Amiga's way of covertly announcing their bid for the Blackberry company! :eek:
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Amiga Inc Back!? Blackberry apps
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 05:37:45 PM »
Why not iOS?  Because Apple doesn't allow emulators.

That's my guess.  Given that Amiga, Inc. doesn't have a lot of technical know-how, but does have a willingness to, erm....how to say this...I don't know they seem to specialize in brashness and losing legal battles.

So - what makes the most sense to me - and this is purely speculation, is that someone wrote an Amiga emulator, Amiga, Inc. got ahold of someones work in that area... Amiga, Inc. is packaging up the original binaries, hiding the emulation - and you know enough hooks to use the touch screen for control.  

To the user, its a faithful reproduction of the original game...all guesswork, but with Amiga, Inc. you don't necessarily just guess they got a license and had the knowledge to do a port :)  If anything, that's an even crazier guess.