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Title: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on March 29, 2014, 12:09:06 AM
Hi guys (if there's still anyone here). I'd like to ask for some help testing the latest Android beta from files.dwellergame.com/beta (http://files.dwellergame.com/beta). The new beta uses OpenGL rendering (ie hardware accelerated). There's bound to be rendering issues, but according to my tests the new Android version is a lot faster, even on tablets. So, please, if you have 5 minutes to spare then install the beta and let me know how it performs on your device.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on March 29, 2014, 11:47:29 PM
Yeah, it won't be much diffrence on my phone, but I'll check for some other bugs.

EDIT: checked /beta and Google Chrome thinks this site is written in Spanish...
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: malaprop on March 30, 2014, 01:16:30 PM
Not any faster on the RAZR M. I'll check the tablet.
The new interface is cook but really tiny.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on March 30, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
Not any faster on the RAZR M.
Ok, but is it slow on your Razr M or has Dweller always been fast?
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Zadezl on March 30, 2014, 04:45:39 PM
Where the hell is health bar, mana bar and exp bar in j2me version? :/
P/s: Have you ever thought about making an ios version of Dweller, Bjorn?
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Mateusz P-G on March 30, 2014, 10:19:46 PM
Hi Bjorn!

Long time no erm... read?
 ;)

Anyways, since my Android phone is currently busted (flex replacement gone bad), any chance on having J2ME version updated too?
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 08, 2014, 12:22:36 AM
Hey! There should be a new beta available in a few minutes. The new beta fixes the missing HP bars. It also contains an experimental Sell-anywhere feature where you don't need to go to the surface to sell stuff. I've been playing a bit lately and quite frankly the constant up and down between forest and dungeon becomes tedious and it breaks the rythm of the game.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 08, 2014, 07:59:57 AM
I've added yet another beta (1.24.24). It contains the following changes:

✔ #450 Fix performance issues on tablets performance (was actually solved a few betas ago)
✔ #27 Google Analytics platform
✔ #685 Changed priority of heavy weapons and thieves tools no tags
✔ #577 Make mana clearly visible in the character portrait along with HP feature (was actually solved a few betas ago)

I've added some usage tracking of Dweller using Google Analytics in the Android version. I've done this to get a better understanding of two things: 1) How is Dweller used (most common screens etc) and 2) How many people use Dweller.

Note that the usage tracking is totally anonymous, no data is sent that can identify you as a player.

If no bugs are found in this version I will upload it to Google Play.

Download version here: files.dwellergame.com/beta
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 08, 2014, 10:34:03 AM
Ah, scrap that. I found a bug in the new beta. I've removed it and will upload a fix soon.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 11, 2014, 01:22:01 AM
I have uploaded a new beta 1.24.25. Please give it a try and report any issues. http://files.dwellergame.com/beta
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Zadezl on April 11, 2014, 05:56:15 PM
Don't know if anyone tried the j2me version but it showed "Out of memory" when chosing character in my phone. The 1.24.23 version worked fine ( not include the missing Hp bar etc...) but since you updated 1.24.24 ver till now it showed "Out of memory"
I don't remember which post that you said you're going to make the iOs version of Dweller and right now I'm hopping it will come true :)
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 11, 2014, 08:15:59 PM
Oh, you got an out of memory error. On which device?
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on April 11, 2014, 11:06:56 PM
On my Sony Ericsson Xperia MT11i, on Polish translation there are no letters specific for us, like 'ź', 'ą', 'ę', 'ł'. Also words on main menu seems cut by 2-3 pixels.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Zadezl on April 12, 2014, 01:38:59 AM
Oh, you got an out of memory error. On which device?
Nokia x2-01 and asha 300. I've even tried to lower quality of all images but it didnt work
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 14, 2014, 12:59:35 AM
On my Sony Ericsson Xperia MT11i, on Polish translation there are no letters specific for us, like 'ź', 'ą', 'ę', 'ł'. Also words on main menu seems cut by 2-3 pixels.
I have moved from a system font to a bitmap font and forgot to include some characters when I generated the font. I have uploaded a new beta version with the missing character. Thanks for reporting!
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: ZiZNaK on April 14, 2014, 07:13:24 PM
I'm downloading the latest beta as I type this!!! yay Bjorn is BACK!!!!
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on April 15, 2014, 07:37:34 AM
I have moved from a system font to a bitmap font and forgot to include some characters when I generated the font. I have uploaded a new beta version with the missing character. Thanks for reporting!
Still no Polish letters. What coding you have used?

EDIT: I just found funny example: instead of 'potężny wojownik'(Mighty Warrior), there is 'potny wojownik'(Sweaty Warrior or something like that...). I found this on intro text.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on April 17, 2014, 02:10:55 PM
Another bug: NoSuchMethod error when trying to change buttons.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 23, 2014, 12:29:38 AM
I have moved from a system font to a bitmap font and forgot to include some characters when I generated the font. I have uploaded a new beta version with the missing character. Thanks for reporting!
Still no Polish letters. What coding you have used?

EDIT: I just found funny example: instead of 'potężny wojownik'(Mighty Warrior), there is 'potny wojownik'(Sweaty Warrior or something like that...). I found this on intro text.
I'm uploading a new version now with more characters included. There are still some clipping issues with the font but most (all?) characters should be present now.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on April 23, 2014, 12:34:39 AM
Oh, you got an out of memory error. On which device?
Nokia x2-01 and asha 300. I've even tried to lower quality of all images but it didnt work
I've done some changes to the latest beta. It should work better on low-memory devices now.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on April 23, 2014, 11:19:27 AM
I'm uploading a new version now with more characters included. There are still some clipping issues with the font but most (all?) characters should be present now.
OK, now the only Polish letter missing is 'ż' letter. But don't worry, now the game is readable in Polish language.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: artikid on April 27, 2014, 09:12:17 AM
No real bugs, but dweller is kinda slowish compared to how it was before. I'm using a galaxy tab 10.1
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on April 27, 2014, 11:09:12 PM
No real bugs, but dweller is kinda slowish compared to how it was before. I'm using a galaxy tab 10.1
I think you should have faster Dweller than before.
On my phone Dweller was fast and now is still fast.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: JimmyMike on May 02, 2014, 07:45:01 AM
I take it back; it opened, but now the hp and mana meter graphics are all scrambled.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on May 04, 2014, 10:20:22 AM
A new version has been released (1.24.28). It contains three changes:

* Larger (and fewer) quickslots
* Scroll of Recall fix
* Items can no longer be dropped on portals
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Jesusgeorg on May 04, 2014, 09:51:02 PM
Honestly, at this point my phone is so old that it's probably not worth supporting, but I'll list the issues I found in case the info is useful, and because they're kinda funny. First the phone stats:

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gravity_smart-3969.php

Samsung Galaxy Smart (not so smart really)
SGH-T589
Android Version 2.2.2
Kernel Version 2.6.32.9-perfuyoung.lee@sep-19#1
Build Number FROYO.UVKF1

Samsung dropped support for this phone practically after releasing it, so there's no chance of upgrade. Any glitches in the OS are permanent, so in order to work around them, I needed to do a variety of terrible things to it, including gaining root access, altering the default storage location, and installing "Link2SD" and "Root Uninstaller." I am using the original factory ROM however, just heavily mangled by software. Dweller is installed without interference from these applications onto the SD card.

Issues:
*Selecting the "Show/Define Keys" option in "settings" always causes a "java.lang.NoSuchKeyEvent.keyCo" (might be cut off) error to appear. Message: "Error in main loop."
*Larger UI is much easier to use, but only allows a view of one tile below the character (two with small tiles) in portrait mode, and actually completely obscures the character in landscape.
----Moving the character's position two more tiles up would center it on my screen, but again I assume only very old devices would have this problem, so I don't recommend this change.
*The touch response area is very limited, again likely due to my crummy resolution and the larger UI. Tiles visible behind the UI and Text display are not responsive to touch commands.
*Switching between Portrait and Landscape mode, while running the game or in between times running the game, causes the UI graphics to be replaced by black squares. Switching back does not resolve this. Clearing the application data (thus erasing saves and settings) cures this.
*Actually from the previous version and all versions prior, when handing in the Crown of the King quest, if the resultant XP allows for a level gain, a stat boost selection appears. Selecting a boost does not bring you back to the game, though, and you must forcibly end the application.
*Also from the previous version, dropping certain items (maybe equipped ones?) does not close the "DROP" screen, and further presses of the "DROP" button cause duplicates of the item in question on the ground. The item is properly removed from inventory, however, and closing the "DROP" window via the "x" at the top right prevents duplication.
----Just to clarify for me, is the ability to sell items directly from your inventory without accessing the Merchant a feature or a bug? On the one hand, it's fun and convenient, but on the other, it makes it far too easy for me to get rich quick =)

Since I can't live without Dweller, unless there's further testing you'd like me to do from my phone, I'll just install the previous version for now. DON'T THINK I'M COMPLAINING! I'm sure other devices can handle this, but on my phone it's basically unplayable, so I'll have to do further testing from my laptop. I'm at your command however, Bjorn.

EDIT: Couldn't run on my laptop... running through java.exe directly shows it freezes at a font error... I can get you the full error if you'd like.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on May 08, 2014, 12:16:20 AM
Thank you for the bugreport! I have made several improvements to the UI. It should work better on low res Android phones. The new beta contains the following fixes:

✔ #695 Adjust graphics scale to work better on low res Android devices
✔ #694 Adjust font size on Android on low res screens
✔ #693 Improve display of amount of available gold when buying items
✔ #692 Don't show gain level screen if game has ended
✔ #690 Fixed issue with missing item suffix

PS I also fixed the issue with the Drop command
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Jesusgeorg on May 08, 2014, 04:23:17 AM
Thank you for the bugreport! I have made several improvements to the UI. It should work better on low res Android phones.

You are far too kind =) Downloading and clean-installing now, will give you as much of a report as I can once I've poked at it for a while. You're the best!
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: makiki on May 15, 2014, 07:08:15 AM
Well, I have found one graphical bug - pressure plate looks like normal floor.
And, before Polish pepole realize the lack 'ż' letter, insert it into the game. We are the masters of complaining :D
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: BoogieMan on May 16, 2014, 05:56:33 AM
Last update made the game pretty much unplayable. The new UI consumes far too much of the screen in landscape mode. Looks okay in portrait mode. However, the directional buttons are gone in portrait mode and while I can see them in landscape, the down and downright buttons do not work and the others aren't very responsive. Even in 2.00 scale they are a bit small.

And a small suggestion, in the algorithm that governs the dungeon layout, could you please set it so that secret doors won't be in the main path from stair to stair. Because I searched and searched and teleported all over the place but could not find stairs down from level 5. As far as I could tell I mapped everything. So either it did not exist or it was behind an oddly placed secret door. After that, a loading crash ate my savegame.

Droid X2
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: BoogieMan on May 18, 2014, 06:02:40 AM
Next update didn't fix any issues I have. Even if the buttons were responive the bottom middle UI just consumes way too much of the screen.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on May 18, 2014, 08:05:45 PM
Well, I have found one graphical bug - pressure plate looks like normal floor.
And, before Polish pepole realize the lack 'ż' letter, insert it into the game. We are the masters of complaining :D
Thanks! I'll add it. I thought I had found a list on wikipedia of all Polish letters.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: BoogieMan on June 03, 2014, 11:16:00 PM
Was looking forward to checking it out after the UI fixes, however, now it crashes upon launch every time. I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but no change. I can't catch a break.

Droid X2


EDIT:

Yeah I've tried clearing the game cache, and I even did some of the boot options on my phone for clearing phone cache and ran a repair utility, didn't make any difference.

EDIT 2:
I know the recent patch didn't say anything about a fix but just in case, still no luck launching.
Title: Re: New Dweller beta - Android test help needed
Post by: Dweller admin on June 07, 2014, 08:58:38 PM
Yes, there seems to be an issue with Droid X2 phones. I need to look at the spec and see if I can figure out what's wrong. It's probably a graphics chip that is a bit picky with the way the shader programs are defined.