Misplaced

in Announcements by santoki

I’ve been working on several in-house games, but recently I have misplaced my Cowon S9.

What happened?

I’ve been working on several in-house games, but recently I have misplaced my Cowon S9. After a week of searching around my house, I am left to face the harsh reality that it no longer is within my vicinity.

What does this mean?

Will I still be making games? Apps? Well this is where the line becomes a little gray. As much as I would still like to develop for the cowon s9 I have no way of testing the performance (lag) and/or the g-sensor. This will make things very difficult for me to develop any new games. I remember trying to develop Tower Defense v0.1 and having a very difficult time allowing the performance thrive despite the multiple loops of collisions in motion. Now with the absence of my s9 I may not be able to develop for it anymore.

Will it be replaced?

I’m not necessarily sure if I should purchase another s9. I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with the economy, but I’ve been able to support myself moderately. Buying another s9 may be well worth the investment as I currently do not have an mp3 player, but to spend another several hundred dollar is rather steep for my current situation.

I can’t promise that I’ll be able to continue making games for the s9, but I’m definitely hoping that a kind soul would find my s9 and leave it at a lost and found. There’s a couple games I still want to finish and while the motivation isn’t as strong, I’m hoping I can push one game out before Christmas.

cheers,

Santoki

You can always help me out and donate a couple bucks for an s9. 🙂


47 Comments

  1. That’s so bad……

    I always waited for your works-
    so it’s a bad news for me.

    So… just good luck to you. I believe you can find that s9.

  2. That’s sad…but can you write an app/ a tutorial on how to convert pdfs to flash files, that can be viewed on my S9 ?

    I know that I could convert em to images and then view them, but SWFs might have better quality and zoom features.

  3. Thanks for the kind words. Converting PDF to Flash I’m afraid isn’t possible. What are you planning on converting – pictures?

  4. I’d like to view mindmaps (saved as pdfs) on my S9 and thought that converted PDF files would have some benefits. (better readable, better ‘navigation’ etc.)

    I guess I have to work with images then…

    Only problem is that the images are 1200×1220 and if I resized them, the content would be hardly readable.

  5. Is it just one file that is 1200×1200?

  6. No several. I’m a student and I work with mindmaps-only…

    I’ve installed PDFZilla and converted my pdf to swf.

    I will get my s9 by tomorrow and will test it.

  7. Unfortunately didn’t work.
    Then I tried to view it as jpeg and it was hardly readable…any idea ?

  8. send me one of those jpeg files. I’ll see what I can do. I’ll email your email you’ve provided at these comments.

  9. This is my real email-address. Sorry for the confusion !
    Your help is much appreciated ^^

  10. Just emailed you. =)

  11. Alright well I’ve provided a link to a custom flash viewer I’ve made. You can get it here. Nothing too fancy, but it should do the job. Let me know if something doesn’t work (I have no way of telling).

    If I have helped you in any way, please consider a donation to help me continue make apps and games for flash enabled devices. 🙂

  12. It opens on my S9, but shuts down/closes right after touching the screen when it says “click anywhere to start”.

    I tested it on my PC and it works (and even looks good ;-)) !

    Any idea on what could be causing it to shut down ?

    How easy would it be to change the images of this app with the source code? Will you release the source code, once it works ?

    Sure I’d donate 😀

  13. Great to hear. Well I’ve made a few changes, but again since I do not have an access to an s9, I can’t guarantee it works. You can get it here.

    I changed the export from Flash 10 to 7 and optimized a little code. If this doesn’t work, I may have to compress the image (might be the issue).

  14. Still doesn’t work, so I guess it’s the image-size.
    Can you upload versions with different compression please ?

  15. Sure. Here’s the one with image compression. You can get it here.
    If this doesn’t work. It may be that the size of the mind maps are too large and/or there are too many images of such large size. A work around will be to make them bitmaps… But let’s hope this one works :]

  16. Interesting results:

    it now works ^^, but image #2 ‘crashes’/closes the app, so I guess that this single image is past the max. file-size…
    Can you move the ‘next’ / ‘forward’ buttons slightly to the middle (farther away from the frame) or make them bigger, as they only respond after pressing them ~ 2-4 times. (or could this be ‘lagging’?)

  17. ok. Let’s try now. I did a little bit of an optimized approach so let me know if this works. You may download it here.

  18. It now starts with #5 and sometimes messes up the counting (which isn’t that important, for instance it shows ‘-1’)

    But #1 which is ‘Nervengewebe’ (previously #2) won’t work.
    It’s the biggest file: 2856x1565pixels and 425 kb

    Sorry :-/

  19. Ok. Try this now here. There’s been a lot of compression and cropping. If this doesn’t work, we may need to divide the original into halves. Flash isn’t the best in viewing large images. Just a thought, but this might be the reason why Flight crashed when viewing hi res images.

  20. Wrong link or upload. It’s the exact same file.

  21. Oops. Go here.

  22. Thanks dll32 🙂

  23. You’re welcome 😉

  24. It’s me again 😛

    Btw, what do you think of UCI development ?
    For instance Asurada’s theme looks great and nice, but I’m sure that somebody with your skill can ‘take it to the next lvl’. (source code available)

    Or ain’t that your cup of tea. 😉

  25. I always wanted to once I established a good understanding of the UCI, but as of now, since I do not own a s9 – not likely. However, in the case I do get one through the help of donations, I’d like to owe it back to the community by creating a unique UCI.

  26. […] So far I’m happy with the results, although I haven’t been able to test on the Cowon s9. […]

  27. Did you get your s9? (oh…. I’m looking into older posts……)

  28. on my s9 shadowkaites gets stuck on the 2SD logo and won’t go anywhere else. my s9 doesn’t freeze (i am able to exit) but it doesn’t enter the game no matter what i do

  29. on my s9 shadowkaites gets stuck on the 2SD logo and won’t go anywhere else. my s9 doesn’t freeze (i am able to exit) but it doesn’t enter the game no matter what i do.
    just thot this would help since u can’t test it yourself

  30. if you want a cheaper version of the s9, the samsung p3 does pretty much the same things except the tilt controll thing and it has its own format games. your tower defence works well on it.
    ebay link for p3’s: http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Samsung-Yepp-YP-P3-16-GB-Digital-Media-Player-/72676277?_dmpt=Other_MP3_Players&_pcategid=73839&_pcatid=39&_refkw=samsung+p3&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%

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