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Intel and Nokia’s MeeGo OS available for the Nokia N900.

March 31, 2010 6 comments

The Much awaited MeeGo seems to be available for the Nokia N900 (and Atom/Moorestown based devices).

Today is the culmination of a huge effort by the worldwide Nokia and Intel teams to share the MeeGo operating system code with the open source community. This is the latest step in the full merger of Maemo and Moblin, and we are happy to open the repositories and move the ongoing development work into the open – as we set out to do from the beginning.

What are we opening? The MeeGo distribution infrastructure and the operating system base from the Linux kernel to the OS infrastructure up to the middleware layer. The MeeGo architecture is based on a common core across the different usage models, such as netbooks, handheld, in-vehicle, and connected TV. The MeeGo common core includes the various key subsystems including the core operating system libraries, the comms and telephony services, internet and social networking services, visual services, media services, data management, device services, and personal services. More on this will be described on meego.com over the next few days.

The downloaded images will boot from a USB stick or directly flashed on the device from your Linux PC, but since the MeeGo User Experiences for the usage models mentioned previously are not yet included in today’s MeeGo core, these images will boot into terminal.

After Day 1, the rest will follow soon – in the next few days, we will post the next steps leading to the first release of MeeGo in May.

MeeGo.com

NOTE: You will need some considerable expertise to carry out installation it’s extremely likely you will BREAK your N900 otherwise. Do this at your own risk.

Update: From Maemo.org:

it has no gui and is command only like xterm hence why it is for devolopers and not end users

please dont expect a finished fancy ui as it isnt there from what ive read

This might still be in the middle of flashing or this is it. Hence for developers only. Fingers crossed that, a consumer friendly version will be the May release.

Is this a sign that N900 should get official MeeGo support?

If you aren’t a risk taker, there’s the official PR 1.2 firmware that’s coming real soon that’s gonna refresh the N900 up a bit.

According to Jussi

“…PR1.2 to my N900 and gotta say the computer feels again like new…make sure to update it when it comes”

So. Where to Get MeeGo?

MeeGo Repositories and Images

The available MeeGo repositories now include the operating system base from the Linux kernel to the OS infrastructure up to the middleware layer. The downloadable images available now will boot from a CD or from a USB stick, but since the MeeGo User Experiences for the usage models are not yet included in today’s MeeGo core, these images will boot into terminal.

Maemo Arena have instructions should you want to try MeeGo on your N900.

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Video: Theme Hospital for Nokia N900 Maemo 5 with CorsixTH! (Beta2) Ah, Beautiful memories!

March 26, 2010 5 comments

I’m probably showing my age now, but I loved Theme Hospital as a kid! (Though I think I got into it quite late as I owned a platinum disk version).

Hospital management, building clinics, dealing with patients and staff, and of course that soothing 80s elevator music. Haha.

You might have seen the first videos of N900 playing Theme Hospital Back  in December.

Now, a Beta 2 version has surfaced with quite a few improvements.

update: WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR THE PORT TO N900. This is not played on N900 yet but maybe what we’ll get when it is finally ported for N900. (kudos waleyboy)

“After three months of development since the previous release, we are proud to present CorsixTH beta 2. The aim of this release is to give a report of our progress and attract more players and (hopefully) contributors to the project. Since beta 1, a great number of new features and improvements were implemented. Generally, playability has been vastly improved by implementing more elements of the original game that were still missing in the previous release.”


See http://th.corsix.org/ for downloads and further details.

As computers evolve, we risk losing some classic games. Bullfrog’s Theme Hospital, published in 1997, is a classic simulation game, but getting it to run natively on modern operating systems is getting progressively harder.


This project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, and be able to load the original game data files. This means that you will need a purchased copy of Theme Hospital, or a copy of the demo, in order to use CorsixTH. After most of the original engine has been reimplemented in open source code, the project will serve as a base from which extensions and improvements to the original game can be made.

Video: N900 3D Roller Coaster Rush Jurassic

February 18, 2010 2 comments

On Monday, we had a sneak peak at some games coming soon the the Ovi Store for the N900, one being a really cool 3D Roller Coaster Game.

Here’s another look at it in action:

It’s a stunning game, and looks even better through TV out. Now that’s how to play accelerometer based games as then you can really move the N900 about as a controller.

via gomcoite

Video: Super Tux on the Nokia N900 – reconfigure keyboard to have “D-pad” on the left for gaming.

December 13, 2009 3 comments

This is a quick 4 minute video to show the game “Super Tux” on the Nokia N900.

This game uses the N900’s QWERTY keyboard, with arrows for navigation and predefined letters for jump/power/duck.

Now, the N900 doesn’t have a D-pad like the N97, but you can change the controls so you can still have your “D-pad” on the left and other action buttons on the right, like most traditional gamepad controllers.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fZ-gjcdLhI]

Some might prefer to use the arrow-buttons on the right others might want to have a reconfigurable d-pad going on in the left. I’m in the latter, and I’m glad Super Tux gives you the option (which I hope would become standard in future games using the keyboard/arrow buttons)

And in general, Super Tux is a fun game that you can download really easily and for free from the App Manager in the N900.

In terms of gaming prowess, the only game at the moment[in the catalogue] to demonstrate what the N900 is capable of is Bounce Evolution.

Related post: HD Video: Stunning 3D Gaming on N900 – Bounce Evolution – The Scenic Route

Free Game: Picture Memory Touch for S60 5th Edition/S60V5

November 23, 2009 1 comment

Picture Memory Touch is your classic “Pair Match” game.

You’ve got 36 icons, divided into 18 pairs. They’re scattered around a 6×6 grid and you’ve just got to find all the pairs against the clock.

Screenshot and Video Demo below.

Download for free from the Ovi Store (you might find it easier to download from your native Ovi Store client for this one)

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THq9bL8YHBs]

Download for free from the Ovi Store (you might find it easier to download from your native Ovi Store client for this one)

For other free S60 5th edition games, check out the page link free-games-for-s60-5th-edition

Free Game: Memory Tester Touch for S60 5th Edition

November 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Memory Tester Touch is a game that well…tests your memory.

You’ve got a 3×3 grid of 9 squares. One square lights up at a time, and you have to remember the pattern as one new square is lit (provided you’ve got the previous pattern right – otherwise game over)

You get one point for each correctly lit square you remember. Get a square wrong and you’re back down to zero. Unless you hit a new high score, the previous high score will continue flashing.

Screenshots and demo video below.

Download it for Free at the Ovi Store

Download it for Free at the Ovi Store

For other free S60 5th edition games, check out the page link free-games-for-s60-5th-edition

Free Game: Tic Tac Toe Touch (new and improved)

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

This version of Tic Tac Toe touch is slightly improved over the previous version available on the Ovi Store.

  • It’s your standard 3×3 grid and it’s one player only.
  • You play the “X”, computer plays “O” with standard tic tac toe/noughts and crosses gameplay.
  • The visuals have improved slightly, plus the game keeps a record of your score (well, until you exit that is and then its wiped).
  • After each game you’ll get one of three notifications of either winning, getting a tie or losing.

Download for free from the Ovi Store

Download for free from the Ovi Store