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Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:49 am
by Stardust
Hi everyone,

Elite for Android (Alite) is released: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ames.alite

For more information, please visit the web-site: http://alite.mobi

I hope it will work on all your Android devices --- if not, please do let me know :).
(Note that if you wish to register at the forum of the alite.mobi site, a moderator has to confirm your registration, first --- since I'm the only moderator for now and needing to sleep, now, registration might take some time :) -- sorry about that!)

I hope you like it!
As planned, I am going to release Alite's source code at the end of this year, so that you have a chance to enhance and improve it yourselves.

Have fun!
Philipp

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:40 am
by Day
Congratulations !
Edit: Downloading...

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:48 am
by another_commander
Congratulations! It's a great feeling bringing a big project to completion, isn't it? Well done.

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:41 am
by Stardust
@Day @another_commander Thanks!! Yeah, it feels great... Somehow, I cannot wipe the smile off my face. I really hope you like it (and I didn't include too many bugs).

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:53 am
by pagroove
For the non android players can you post some nice in game vids? I like the market with the icons. I still wish that for Oolite Haha maybe you can OXP it. :).. (BTW your intro movie is great).

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:17 am
by Stardust
Thanks, pagroove! Glad you liked the intro...

I'll see what I can do about the gameplay videos: Screen recording has always been a bit -- challenging -- with Android devices. Since Android 4.4, it became easier, though. I'm not yet sure if I can record sound, too, but I found an app that looks promising. I'll try that tonight.

OXP: Well, my Objective C is really lousy :) -- but if anyone here is interested in using any of the Alite assets, just drop me a PM, you can gladly use them (frankly: I'm using your assets :)).

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:54 am
by Day
Oxps are developed in javascript :-)

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:20 pm
by Norby
Looking nice, grats! Thank you for your endurance doing this long work.

After a test I can tell that the whole game well playable and good-looking. My sons like it very much also, just a yaw control would be easier in combat for beginners imho.

OXPs: if you add the same JavaScript parser and implement Oolite classes then even existing OXPs can be usable within Alite also.

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:13 pm
by Stardust
Hmmm... I never knew oxps were developed in JS. That opens a lot of possibilities :)... Let's see how many bug reports come in, and I'll concentrate on those, but OXP support is on my list of things to do.

Yaw control: Thought about it, too. It's not hard to implement either... I'm going to publish a list of things I'd like to implement... the list is quite extensive...

Great to hear that your kids like it!! That just made me very happy :)

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:20 pm
by Cody
Stardust wrote:Elite for Android (Alite) is released: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ames.alite
Just a quick query: is this Elite for Android or Oolite for Android?

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:34 pm
by Stardust
I thought about this, too, but since OXP support is currently missing, I'd say it's Elite for Android --- for now ;)

Then again: Alite uses Oolite models and textures...

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:45 pm
by Cody
Thing is, if I link this elsewhere, it'll be in Oolite threads - so shall I refer to it as Oolite for Android?
Stardust wrote:Then again: Alite uses Oolite models and textures...
I reckon Oolite for Android would be best.

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:54 pm
by Stardust
I'm ok with Oolite for Android of course, but for now it's important to note that Alite is more static than Oolite as it cannot be easily expanded --- for now.

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:28 pm
by Cody
Okay, Elite for Android it is (as it's already been posted/linked).

Re: Alite is here

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:51 pm
by ffutures
I've created a page for Alite on the Fanlore wiki - it's a stub at present, would it be OK to use pictures from the Alite web site? Also, am I right to think that the current version doesn't have any player ships apart from the Cobra?

http://fanlore.org/wiki/Alite

This really needs to be fleshed out a bit more by someone who has played the game and can preferably compare it to Elite and Oolite.