You guys remember that Russian project to port X-Com to the PocketPC? All we had for years was just screens in Russian?
Well, it’s done. And it’s in English. And it works like butta on my awesome Sprint PPC-6700 smartphone. (Quite possibly the greatest f’in phone yet made). (Shameless plug for my awesome phone http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=1755)
Well it runs on my old viewsonic pocketpc, and fairly well at that. Haven’t played it much, was a little confused because no alien ships ever showed up even after 3 weeks. Not sure if I didn’t have the right base addon or what, but it looks promising.
That phone looks sweet, but I am not going to get another pocketpc/phone thingy till the standard resolution is at least 640x480, even at that small size. 320x240 is just too constrained for me to enjoy using it for anything.
It’s a bit bulky, but I really like the functionality. Internet access is a decent speed, and using it as a modem is cool. A little slow (supposedly it can’t run Skype), but for simple browsing, ssh, and listening to shoutcast streams, it’s cool.
Yes, it was very much 320x200 but I was on a 15" NEC monitor in those days. Playing on something as small as a cell phone, well my 44-year old eyes would have conniption fits. Don’t see it happening (no pun intended).
freeciv seemed ok too. Really though, if you want strategy other than xcom, track down military madness for ps1, rip it, compress it, and play it with fpsece. Works great and is like advance wars w/ decent 3d cinamatic battles that almsot have a battlezone 1 vibe to their art.