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Astraware has released a new version of its award-winning Bejeweled game optimized to take advantage of the high-res screen, improved audio and faster processing speed of Palm OS 5 devices.
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Bejeweled 2.0 for Clies

Dang Dog @ 10/29/2002 1:46:29 AM #
The long-awaited hi-res version of Astraware's Bejeweled is...

OK

There's not much diference really, except when using the "standard" jewel configuration; the ne look is sort of cartoonish, but pleasing. Not a major advance as far as I could see. Oh well...

DOG

Try it on a TT
DrPete @ 10/29/2002 7:03:15 AM #
The reason you don't notice a change is that you're playing on a Clie. Bejeweled 2.0 runs silky-smooth and extremely fast on the Tungsten, and I think it's a great showcase for OS 5. Should've come bundled with the TT, IMHO...

RE: Bejeweled 2.0 for Clies
ardee @ 10/29/2002 1:07:11 PM #
I tried it out on my Clie 665C and I think it's wonderful. It's faster, sounds better, and of course the graphics are much (much!) better. Unexpected (to me) was that the colors are more vivid as well. But it does seem harder to get a decent score. :-(


RE: Bejeweled 2.0 for Clies
SaabCaptain @ 10/29/2002 8:27:23 PM #
Don't think for a second if you don't have a Tungsten T you have any idea what 2.0 is... the speed is UNREAL on a T.

owned: Pilot 5000, PalmPilot Pro, Palm V, IIIc, m505, Sony T615, TUNGSTEN T!!
RE: Bejeweled 2.0 for Clies
metrogirlwonder @ 11/1/2003 1:05:49 PM #
would u by any chance have the code for the whole verison? if u don't mind sharing it... thanks

RE: Bejeweled 2.0 for Clies
The Ugly Truth @ 11/1/2003 1:52:52 PM #
would u by any chance have the code for the whole verison? if u don't mind sharing it... thanks

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The Ugly Truth @ 11/1/2003 1:52:52 PM #
would u by any chance have the code for the whole verison? if u don't mind sharing it... thanks

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Waiting for New Games

asiayeah @ 10/29/2002 3:06:29 AM #
Now, we are waiting for some really cool 3-D arcade games, which really takes advantage of the new ARM processors.

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With great power comes great responsiblity.

2.0 Demo on Clie N760C

jho4thclie @ 10/29/2002 7:51:09 AM #
Any reason why I get just barely past the shareware screen, and Bejeweled-HiRes-Sony.prc crashes MAJORLY?!?! MAJORLY?!?! I get a reset-loop upon attempting to fix it, and an up-button reset doesnt help, so I have to wipe the whole thing out (hard reset)!

I'm a bejeweled freak, and very excited about hires, but i've had to totally reload my palm like 3 times! ;-)

-Jerrod

(Thank goodness for backupbuddy, eh?!?!)



-JWH

RE: 2.0 Demo on Clie N760C
jho4thclie @ 10/29/2002 7:57:53 AM #
Update: The low-res version 2.0 does it too. BOO.

-JWH
RE: 2.0 Demo on Clie N760C
thinkpanda @ 10/29/2002 8:33:46 AM #
I find no problem with my N760C...


RE: 2.0 Demo on Clie N760C
MaryJoS @ 10/29/2002 10:07:28 AM #
No problem here either. And I even have it overclocked.

RE: 2.0 Demo on Clie N760C
Massman82 @ 10/29/2002 3:35:19 PM #
Email Howard, they really appereciate feedback like that.

Howard@Astraware.com

Roman Pedan
Palm V/Vx
Will get a Palm OS 5 handheld

Hires version really slow on an SJ30

spike337 @ 10/29/2002 8:05:29 AM #
I tried the hires version on my Clie SJ30, but very slowly! I guess the 33MHz processor can't handle pushing around 4 times as many pixels. I put back the low res version which runs nicely.

-spike


RE: Hires version really slow on an SJ30
markgm @ 10/29/2002 12:16:30 PM #
It runs slower on the nr70v too than the low res, but just as addicting, and better looking too!

RE: Hires version really slow on an SJ30
Massman82 @ 10/29/2002 3:36:11 PM #
Try the economy mode!

Roman Pedan
Palm V/Vx
Will get a Palm OS 5 handheld
RE: Hires version really slow on an SJ30
SaabCaptain @ 10/29/2002 8:37:27 PM #
To get an idea of how this runs on a T... take the lowest graphic version of this game, the most optimized version, with animation off, and run it on a 33 mHz Palm. Then have the speed increase by a factor of 4 times faster. Than add in all the animations. Then add in the high res graphics. Then make it go even faster. This runs smoother than the Bejeweled I have on my desktop computer now and looks identical.

owned: Pilot 5000, PalmPilot Pro, Palm V, IIIc, m505, Sony T615, TUNGSTEN T!!
RE: Hires version really slow on an SJ30
htomlinson @ 10/30/2002 8:03:57 AM #

The reason it runs slowly on the SJ30 is probably because it isn't using the hardware directly, because it isn't a device we have in our hands yet! (When Bejeweled isn't sure what capabilities the device has, it plays safe and uses the OS.)

You can expect an update for the SJ30, and several more models shortly! (Including the NX70 and others.)

Hope all of you who just bought Tungsten-T's are enjoying the OS5 version of Bejeweled :)

RE: Hires version really slow on an SJ30
Admin @ 10/30/2002 11:02:24 AM #
:: (When Bejeweled isn't sure what capabilities the device has, it plays safe and uses the OS.)

That's cool!

should this really be news?

ardiri @ 10/30/2002 11:55:54 AM #
> We believe in the old credo ‘Carpe Diem: Seize the
> Day,’ and we worked hard to ensure that Bejeweled
> would be ready for launch on the same day as Palm’s
> first OS 5 device

i dont mean to de-credit astraware here, but, really, should this be a news item on PIC?

is making an application OS5 ready such a daunting task? we had lemmings updated for OS 5 on 28-February-2002; yet, we didn't expect any publicity about it (and, we didn't get any either) :) we just released an update to support the tungsten's d-pad and hi-res today (well, the code has been ready for months, just been too busy) but, we dont believe it quantifies for *news*

i have also noticed the other splurge of OS5 news related items (dataviz docs-to-go, kinoma); basically, software updates. could have been a quickie :) is anyone keeping a list of OS5 compatible applications?

// az
aaron@ardiri.com
http://www.ardiri.com/
http://www.mobilewizardry.com/

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The Ugly Truth @ 11/1/2003 2:22:55 PM #


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