Comments for 10tons Labs http://labs.10tons.com Behind the scenes at 10tons Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:36:59 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Comment on Tactical Mode in Boom Brigade 2 by Sampot http://labs.10tons.com/2012/06/14/tactical-mode-in-boom-brigade-2/#comment-53 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:36:59 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=143#comment-53 That could work. Maybe we’ll try some improvements for the tactical mode in an update if we have time.

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Comment on Tactical Mode in Boom Brigade 2 by Waltteri Reunamo http://labs.10tons.com/2012/06/14/tactical-mode-in-boom-brigade-2/#comment-52 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:51:48 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=143#comment-52 It might look awesome if there could be like bit of vignette effect while in combat mode and maybe the ground could get bit darker so it would help spotting all the enemies and troops. It could work if changing modes fast wouldn’t look too distractive. What do you think?

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Sampot http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-50 Wed, 23 May 2012 08:31:38 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-50 As said, the problem might be something completely else than the cache size. Just can’t figure out what it could be yet…

Many games split the game into multiple APKs and this circumvents the cache size limitation. We haven’t gotten around of doing this yet as it requires some work with our engine and probably some with the games themselves. We’ll probably implement it when we have time. So the user has to download a 49 MB single package in the case of Azkend 2 Lite. Some games first serve a smaller apk and thus the initial download size fits in the cache.

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Inginerul http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-49 Wed, 23 May 2012 04:33:30 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-49 Azkend Free works! It’s visible and I can install it.

It’s pretty hard to say which games I cannot see and I SHOULD see because I cannot filter out the ones that were not intended for the Desire S from the start (although few, I know there are some).

What I can give you however is a short list of games I did manage to install and games that I cannot see/install.

Games that work:
– Blood and Glory (137MB)
– Frontline commando (123MB)
– Gravity Project (25MB)
– Youda Survivor (217MB)
– Parking Challenge 3D (40 MB)
– World of Goo Demo (27MB)
– Elder Sign: Omens (161MB)

Games that do not work:
– Mini Motor Racing (161MB)
– World of Goo (46MB)
– iGun Zombie – Premium (37MB)

One interesting find is that the website also filters out some games, without it knowing how much cache I have free!!! In fact all games that show as incompatible on the website are hidden from the phone client and honestly I can’t see a clear connection to apk size since a 217MB game works and a 37MB game does not.

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Sampot http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-48 Tue, 22 May 2012 21:13:34 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-48 Ah, sorry, it’s called Azkend Free. Here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the10tons.azkend.free

We’ll try to find out what might be causing this. It seems almost certain it has nothing to do with the cache size in your case as the partition is around 150 megs and we’re seeing almost a hundred other Desire S installs of Azkend 2 Lite. Can you tell me some examples of games that you aren’t seeing which you should see?

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Inginerul http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-47 Tue, 22 May 2012 20:57:58 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-47 Running Cache Fixer 1.1 I get this detail:
Using: System Partition
Size: 142 MB Free: 11 MB

I tried installing Grim Joggers Freestyle and it worked, however I can’t see “Azkend Lite” in Google Play.
I also tried installing a 217 MB game (Youda Survivor) and it worked!
I have other games with packages that take up more than 100-150 MB and I managed to install them without any problem. Still, some 15 MB games are unavailable, just like Azkend 2. It makes no sense!

Please let me know if you need more info or if you want me to run more tests; I would be happy to help you understand the issue.

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Sampot http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-46 Tue, 22 May 2012 17:20:48 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-46 Did you try the Cache Fixer and made sure you had enough free space? The number next to “Free” in this image: https://lh6.ggpht.com/Yl5xUOtv8FxY6as9TjYENqVWXRUevGf5iCIH-cGKBVE10jWmfPCNMAhcRrtYzvPd2kM

We’re seeing 96 Azkend 2 Lite installations on Desire S devices. This probably means that this problem is something that affects some Desire S devices, but not the model in general. It’s also probably something completely else than the cache size thing. As far as we know, Desire S has 150 to 300 MB of cache space. Would be awesome to find out what it is. Really strange that some Desire S devices work ok but others don’t see the game at all…

Can you see our other games like Grim Joggers Freestyle or Azkend Lite?

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Inginerul http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-45 Tue, 22 May 2012 15:50:37 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-45 Hi,

I’m running stock 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 and still getting the error “This app is incompatible with your Desire S.” on the google play website.
If I’m searching for “Azkend 2” from the phone client, it doesn’t even find the game, obviously.

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Sampot http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-44 Mon, 21 May 2012 07:21:36 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-44 Hi,

What version of Android are you running? Desire S with Android 2.3 or later should be be able to run the game fine. However, Android 2.2 isn’t supported.

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Comment on Android and the strange world of APK sizes by Inginerul http://labs.10tons.com/2012/04/15/android-and-the-strange-world-of-apk-sizes/#comment-42 Tue, 15 May 2012 18:41:19 +0000 http://labs.10tons.com/?p=104#comment-42 Hello 10tons!

I have to disagree!
I own a Desire S and Azekend 2 Lite shows as incompatible with my phone on Google Play.
However I’m able to install some 120 – 130 MB games from the same Google Play so how can we have a ~35 MB cache limitation for the app store?!

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