Bubble Bazinga - does it work on a G1?


  1. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    awesome!!! thanks, man! you're helping me so much!
    i'm chasing the cannon orientation bug for months now and i'm unable to find it. in the pc version of the game it happens once a week or something. so it's really difficult to reproduce and debug.
    let's check the score thing first. so you don't see the scores in the main menu? does it display "failed to load highscores" or is it trying forever?
  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Glad to help ... The Running score shows while playing game ...
    "Unable to Load Highscores" blinks constantly like it is trying ..
  3. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    "Unable to Load Highscores" means that it tried to load the scores from the server but failed. does this appear immediately or after a few seconds?
    i assume there are other apps on your phone which are sending network requests without problems. the strange thing is (i mentioned it already) that another tester was able to send his score to the server and it was displayed on the phone.
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    yes the first that comes to mind is "GasBot" retrieves my stored addresses ... no problem ...

    Just did a test .. when I load GasBot i can see that there is data traffic on the 3G status ... and again when i select location as my stored addresses...
    But, there is no traffic indicated when I load ProjectCyan ...
  5. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    i added the displaying of a stacktrace if the network access fails. can you tell me what you see when you download and start the game now? (you might need to test this in landscape mode because the stacktrace might be truncated on the right side of the screen)

    EDIT: i also realized that the internet permissions were missing in my android manifest. sorry for not checking that earlier.
  6. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Do you have testers on other forums ... I saw no one here on this form that said they saw high scores at all ... or maybe i just missed it ???
  7. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member


    YAAA now that fixed the high scores ... wow I can see by those scores I will never be on the high scores list :D
  8. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    I just tested it, and my score was saved and shown on the phone. Not sure why his connection would work with my app, and not yours.
  9. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    yes, i started a similar thread over at anddev.org but received no response in the first few days, so i searched for another forum and found this one. btw, i really like the responsiveness of people here. anyway, i ended up with two threads in two forums. i hope that's ok.
  10. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    :) yeah the player on rank 1 must have managed to get rid of all the balls in the game. this is a very rare situation and when you achieve that your score is doubled. i never had the luck to get rid of all balls.

    thanks again for testing so much! i think i have resolved all the major problems now.
    if you notice anything strange or have suggestions how to improve the game, please let me know.
  11. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    the reason was PEBKAC. i forgot the INTERNET permission in the manifest. stupid me.
  12. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    Yeah, anddev.org is always dead and I never really received much help from people while developing my app. I much prefer here and androidcommunity.com.
  13. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    I have no clue how I got 282,200, but now I'm upset that I didn't put my name in before I started that game!
  14. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    whoa??!!! how did you do that? if there's a bug in the score submission i need to fix this asap!

    EDIT: or did you just play without putting a name in and then you saw that (anonymous) had such a high score? you know, scores are saved per name and only if you beat your own score it is updated in the highscore list. if you don't put a name in, the game sets it to "(anonymous)".
  15. tf442

    tf442 Member

    My girlfriend and I have been playing "Bubble Bazinga" for the last week on our laptops. We are hooked. I am up to number 24 on the high scores and I am trying to get the whole board cleared to get the big score.

    I downloaded the app for my G1 last week and gave up pretty quick and deleted it. I just downloaded again and it works great. The only thing is that it is hard to get the exact shot on the G1 touching the screen with your finger, so it would be very hard to get a high score. Is there a way you could set it up with the scroll wheel as a mouse. That would be great, but if you can't we will just make do with the way it is.

    Thanks for the great android game,
  16. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Am enjoying the game working my way up the Highscore List. I was going to play the game on the way to work this morning ... I take Metro to Work .. This is underground therefore I have no network ... I got your list of program errors (in very small type) they we obviously connected with network connection ... Is it possible to have the game store your highscore locally so that you can bypass the network connection ... and then the next time I am able to connect it will update my score, if I have achieved a new personal high ... As of now I cant enjoy the game on the way to and from work :( :confused: ... Also storing friends names and scores on the phone would be nice as well.

    One person said they had been playing on their computer ... and noticed that the aiming was not quiet as accurate on the phone .... I personally think that it gives the game more challenge and not so predictable if you touch slightly off the exact point you desired...

    Thanks again for a nice game.
  17. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    i love to hear that, thanks a lot! :)

    if you tell me how to control that scroll wheel in the android emulator then it shouldn't be a problem. i tried F6 and CTRL-T as stated in the docs but i don't receive trackball events. :confused:
  18. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that you like the game! I just uploaded a version where missing network doesn't lead to the error being displayed. you should be able to play the game normally but it will not store your score yet. that is a feature i will probably work on in the next days or weeks. i will probably add a link to the full highscore list, too.

    i think aiming shouldn't be too hard because the user should focus on tactics (ie. where to put the next ball), not on aiming. therefore i plan to even add a cursor that shows where the ball will go to.
  19. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    I hope if you do the cursor thing ... that you allow bank shots still to be made ... i use bank shots for placing balls in tight spots as much as straight line shots ...
  20. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I realized after I posted that, that it wasn't my score, it was someone else who hadn't put their name in. You should try either pulling the OS' android ID, phone's IMEI, or the user's phone number to tie scores to. The name itself could get weird.
  21. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    Same here. Bank shots are a must.

    I gotta say man, this is a really fun game (I loved Snood in college). I was up until 1:30am last night playing it! :D

    Any chance us faithful beta testers can get one that doesn't have the demo version text on it cause it gets in the way of seeing which color balls are there when the stack drops down that far.
  22. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    I agree ... Even If the "Demo version" is placed below the Canon ... it would be better and make play more pleasureable ... and not a guessing game when the bubbles are cover by the label ...
  23. GasBot

    GasBot Well-Known Member

    Oh that'd be perfect. Even if it sat over the canon, it's not like we really need to see which way the canon is facing.
  24. tf442

    tf442 Member

    I have played it now about 10 times on the G1. It is fun, but much harder than on the PC. I am getting used to shooting the cannon just where I want to, but before I know it, it is over even though I keep busting balloons. Is everything the same or is there a difference? I also would like to see the "Demo version" writing moved.


    Thanks again for the great game.
  25. BananoTron

    BananoTron Well-Known Member

    i already implemented the cursor thing (not online yet). and yes, bank shots are still possible because bank shots are awesome. :)
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