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The Sims 3 HD for Snapdragon devices

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by grainysand, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    As in, the one that's on the Samsung Vibrant with 3D graphics and all. It's now been modified so it works with Snapdragon devices (N1, Incredible, Desire, EVO, Acer Liquid/Liquid E) instead of just OMAP-powered ones like the Droid/Milestone/X and the Galaxy S line.

    I'm not going to link anything because I suspect that's considered a kind of app piracy (but then, even if you want to buy the game you can't pay for it :( bawww). I'm just giving a heads-up that it's out there. Performs great and renders well, too, no slow-downs at all as I expected.

  2. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast

    Wow... works really well on HTC Desire. Very smooth and another good example of how Android can compete with iPhone for games, provided devs put the effort in.

    Very impressed.
  3. ldwkm

    ldwkm Lurker

    thx i found it after some googling
  4. viggs74

    viggs74 Newbie

    Thanks!!! I hope i found the right one. Just need to figure out how to install apk file......
  5. scarlet_pimp

    scarlet_pimp Newbie

    just get astro file manager from market and stick the .apk on your sd card.
  6. ExSaint

    ExSaint Android Enthusiast

    WOW works really great. Really smooth. Thanks for the heads up and Thank you google!!!
  7. BlackDave

    BlackDave Newbie

    Works on my Evo on Froyo (.6)
  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    How do I get this on the Epic 4g when I get that? I tried playing it on my Moment but it didnt work...
  9. spottyelephant

    spottyelephant Android Enthusiast

    How big is it? IV got about 34mb of space on my phone but astro says I'm out of space when i try to install the game??

    Edit: 40mb now and still can't install!
  10. birthofahero

    birthofahero Android Enthusiast

    No, dont post links. It violates TOS.

    Also, they want access to read and write contact data? With the new trojan that was announced, that sounds sketchy...
  11. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    That is a little odd. Is there some online aspect of the game that would be a reason for having those rights?

    Also, if anyone that has the original non-snapdragon version could speak to whether or not it needs read/write access to contact data that would be helpful.
  12. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Cool, thanks for the heads up, got the version for my Galaxy S, it's actually pretty good.
  13. mike1

    mike1 Well-Known Member

    yeah how big is the file because it says that im out of space
  14. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member

    Can someone shoot me a PM? I am having some problems. :(
  15. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The game is only about 11-12 MB, for the record. Shouldn't have trouble with internal storage. If you're using Froyo and move it to the SDcard, it only takes up 472 kb (!).

    I think the original, unmodified version also requests permissions to read/write contact data and so on. At least, that's what I remember from attempting to install it back then.
  16. Nodders

    Nodders Android Enthusiast

    You sure? The entry on androlib just has Vibrate as a permission on the original. Having said that I'm a bit surprised it doesn't have the usual phone permissions to handle pauses on incoming calls etc, so I'm sure how correct the androlib entries are in this regard.
  17. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The one on Androlib/available on the market is an older version. No 3D graphics, no nothing. It looks like the version they made for non-touch Nokias.

    Also now that I look it up, holy shit, the unmodified apk is 73 MB. Which begs the question of how the Snapdragon version is only 12 MB. Weird. Brb, going to take apart the original .apk and see what's in there.
  18. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help grainy, it seems like music and some sounds are missing or something.
  19. viggs74

    viggs74 Newbie

    Mine runs very choppy when i go to someones house, or my own. Almost impossibly choppy. Anyone having this problem? Is it related to fps?
  20. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    What phone are you using? I've no lag in my own house.
  21. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I had this a bit. In my house it was okay, and on the town area is was very smooth... but when I went to someones big house, it got VERY choppy. It was probably just about playable (and the iPhone version does lag a bit) but I couldn't really be bothered.

    As far as I can tell, it is a bit of a hack to make it compatible with snapdragon, so don't expect totally optimised performance.
  22. chaz_uk

    chaz_uk Android Enthusiast

    Runs okay on my Streak with 1.6.
    Runs better on my Nexus One with 2.2. :D

    It'd be nice to see some more games for Android by EA. When it's released I'll be sure to buy it.
  23. viggs74

    viggs74 Newbie

    I have the evo, 2.2.
  24. mike1

    mike1 Well-Known Member

    the one link that i found no longer works so can someone pm the link that they used
  25. Gareee

    Gareee Android Enthusiast

    Tons of missing grapics on the Droid x. uninstalled.

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