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Quarto for PalmOS V 1-1-15 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1-1-15 has been released.

Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. This release includes enhancements to gameplay by introducing a third mode for winning combinations. In addition to the Normal (rows/cols/diags) and Advanced (rows/cols/diags plus 2x2 squares) there is now the Squares mode which only includes the 2x2 squares. A small block near the top of the screen indicates which mode is active: N for Normal, S for Squares, and A for Advanced. The "About Quarto" screen has finally been updated to include a link to quarto4palmos.sf.net so people will know where to look for the newest version.... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2006-04-20

Quarto for PalmOS V 1-1-13 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1-1-13 has been released. Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. This release includes improvements to the icons for greyscale devices (the contrast between the light and dark colored pieces is improved) and a new version numbering scheme. This also includes a lot of code cleanup to remove the last of the old-style buttons in favor of new, more object oriented buttons. Quarto4PalmOS was written using the Razor Gaming engine (http://sourceforge.net/projects/razor-engine). Razor smoothes out the learning curve for beginning Palm OS game programmers by taking care of all the low level setup, event handling, double buffering, etc.... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-07-02

Quarto for Palmos V 1.0.11 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.11 has been released. Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. From the user's point of view, this release removes the need for any graffiti input to start, resume, abandon, etc. a game, and this release also adds a button to bring up the color chooser for picking your background color for your game. For the programmer, this release consists of largely of code cleanup, a new internal implementation of text buttons, and the removal of some (now unnecessary) bitmap resources. Quarto4PalmOS was written using the Razor Gaming engine (http://sourceforge.net/projects/razor-engine). Razor smoothes out the learning curve for beginning Palm OS game programmers by taking care of all the low level setup, event handling, double buffering, etc.... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-03-08

Quarto for PalmOS V1.0.10 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.10 has been released. Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. This version has been converted to use a pre-release Razor Framework (20040201 release). This release also allows the restoration of moves that were previously retracted.

Quarto4PalmOS was written using the Razor Gaming engine (http://sourceforge.net/projects/razor-engine). Razor smoothes out the learning curve for beginning Palm OS game programmers by taking care of all the low level setup, event handling, double buffering, etc. ... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-02-23

Quarto for PalmOS V1.0.8 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.8 has been released. Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. Version 1.0.8 implements a mostly rewritten intro screen which features start buttons and a preferences screen so there's no more mucking about with graffiti strokes. It also adds two more icon sets and lets you set the player names for 2 person games.... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-01-19

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.7 released (again)

After getting some testers to try out version 1.0.7 I found out that I didn't quite get that bug with text flickering in the overlays completely ironed out. Well, it's fixed now in version 1.0.7a (download from the 1.0.7 release page).

Happy playing

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-01-15

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.7 released

Quarto4PalmOS 1.0.7 has been released. Quarto4PalmOS is the open-source adaptation of the popular board game written for handheld devices running Palm OS. Version 1.0.7 implements a new game interface and contains the AI code in its entirety.

Quarto4PalmOS was written using the Razor Gaming engine (http://sourceforge.net/projects/razor-engine). Razor smoothes out the learning curve for beginning Palm OS game programmers by taking care of all the low level setup, event handling, double buffering, etc. ... read more

Posted by Ellery Blood 2004-01-11