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I tested my game Aritm using the "Try it now" feature in Chrome on iPhone 8 Plus and it works well, but it requires a Bluetooth keyboard since the web emulator of CX16 doesn't have a screen keyboard and the phone's own touch keyboard doesn't come up.

If I click outside the CX16 screen and scroll and return, the Bluetooth keyboard stops working, even if I touch the X16 screen. If I then touch the close button (X, actually a zoom out button) and then go full screen again the Bluetooth keyboard works again in the Commander X16 emulator.

Another issue (that isn't only for phones) is that the speaker mute button shows as muted from start, but there is sound (e.g. if you enter wrongly in Aritm) from start. If you toggle the mute button a couple of times then it shows correctly the same way as on e.g. YouTube.

(It can be difficult to type "-" (minus sign) on some international Bluetooth keyboards, therefore I've added "." (point/period/stop) as an alternative to minus. Actually, this alternative has existed for a long time since I had this problem in other emulators too.)

Maybe @SebastianVoges can help.

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Although the try it now button is still visible on mobile, it really isn’t designed to be used that way. If you think about it, you are emulating a computer that doesn’t yet exist, within an emulator built for desktop computers, running on a web browser, running in a cell phone window. We have to draw the line somewhere and how far we can support emulation and the try it now button.

 

We could remove the button altogether but this would be an unnecessary crippling of a feature that can at least give you a little taster of a program or its start screen.

 

Long story short, please keep expectations realistic and wait till you’re in front of a computer, to emulate the computer

 

 

Perifractic, X16 Visual Designer

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I wrote a html5/javascript winsocket telnet client aimed at connecting to retro bbs's on the internet. I got asked the same questions.

Some clients were not designed to run on phones, watches, belt-buckles, refrigerators, or devices without a dedicated output display and dedicated keyboard input. There simply is not enough screen real-estate, even for low-res projects, to include onscreen input for some projects.

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I wrote a html5/javascript winsocket telnet client aimed at connecting to retro bbs's on the internet. I got asked the same questions.

Some clients were not designed to run on phones, watches, belt-buckles, refrigerators, or devices without a dedicated output display and dedicated keyboard input. There simply is not enough screen real-estate, even for low-res projects, to include onscreen input for some projects.

You are correct although I am disappointed that it didn’t run on belt buckles.


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