Any developer knows if an APK Android has ever been ported to DC ?

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Any developer knows if an APK Android has ever been ported to DC ?

Post#1 » Tue May 17, 2022 2:17 pm

Hi: I want to know if an Android APK format simple game has ever been ported to DC ? I have a game in my country is very popular and if this can happens would make a Dreamcast resurrection because the game is controversial and has politics matters

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Post#2 » Tue May 17, 2022 2:42 pm

You could rewrite the engine for the DC and get the assets from the Android version and adapt them to fit the DC's memory.
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Re: Any developer knows if an APK Android has ever been ported to DC ?

Post#3 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:53 pm

Hey i was wondering the same thing.There are tones and tones android version for older samsung phones with lowwwww specs.Symbian os for old nokia phones also it would great port .IT WILL OPEN UP and UPDATE DREAMCAST BROWSING youtube .chat
Facebook....opera mini and other small apk apps

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Post#4 » Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:46 pm

Not that I don't want to entertain the possibility, but I need to level your expectations using plastic explosives of logic and knowledge. This is simply impossible.

You should consider the "low" specifications of old mobile devices, because unless we're talking Nokia N-Gage, what you think is low-spec is still quite ahead of the Dreamcast. The first retail Android phone was the HTC Dream in September 2008. Its specs? A 528MHz ARM11 processor, and 192MB of RAM. Even decompiling an APK to get its source code is out of the question, because you'll be stuck with a Java based manifest. There's still no Java virtual machine that exists on Dreamcast, and Android's implementation of Java is fairly specific.

Scale your expectations back a ways. Here's my recommendation https://github.com/mupfdev/Rifts Released for the N-Gage in 2005, Rifts: Promise of Power is based on the WH40K property, This is just to build a DRM-free version still intended for the N-Gage, but the person behind it was working to port the title to SDL2 (he got hung up on the renderer apparently) which would make it possible to play on a number of devices if it ever comes to pass. If there's any games that could be viable, it's in the N-Gage catalog.

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Re: Any developer knows if an APK Android has ever been ported to DC ?

Post#5 » Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:07 pm

WedgeStratos wrote:Not that I don't want to entertain the possibility, but I need to level your expectations using plastic explosives of logic and knowledge. This is simply impossible.

You should consider the "low" specifications of old mobile devices, because unless we're talking Nokia N-Gage, what you think is low-spec is still quite ahead of the Dreamcast. The first retail Android phone was the HTC Dream in September 2008. Its specs? A 528MHz ARM11 processor, and 192MB of RAM. Even decompiling an APK to get its source code is out of the question, because you'll be stuck with a Java based manifest. There's still no Java virtual machine that exists on Dreamcast, and Android's implementation of Java is fairly specific.

Scale your expectations back a ways. Here's my recommendation https://github.com/mupfdev/Rifts Released for the N-Gage in 2005, Rifts: Promise of Power is based on the WH40K property, This is just to build a DRM-free version still intended for the N-Gage, but the person behind it was working to port the title to SDL2 (he got hung up on the renderer apparently) which would make it possible to play on a number of devices if it ever comes to pass. If there's any games that could be viable, it's in the N-Gage catalog.


Well said java virtual machine would run so slow on a Dreamcast it would make your eyes water .. I dont think people get the DC is very low powered embedded system ..

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Re: Any developer knows if an APK Android has ever been ported to DC ?

Post#6 » Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:10 pm

So no chance of Rally Master Pro on Dreamcast!



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