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Old 01-17-2007, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Just wanted to announce that we've released a new game called Jounce.

Jounce is a puzzle game with many levels. For each level, the goal is to move your ship to the exit by bouncing off walls, tunneling through worm holes, and pushing the sliding blocks around.

Please take a look: nickelbuddy.com/jounce.shtml
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks nice. but how about a free demo
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Looks cool but what about a trial version? I hope to see more software from your company.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yah this looks really neat -- sort of like the old "Bounce" game from Nokia for S60 devices, but better. A 5-level demo is key here so we can try it out before buying...
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Default Jounce Trial Version Available

By popular request, there's now a trial available for Jounce. The trial includes the first 10 levels (also the easiest) and it should give you a flavor of the game. There are 45 levels in the full version.

You can download the trial from:

Blackberry Games - Nickel Buddy Studios

To install it, click the blue download button and save the file to your PC. Unzip it and install using the RIM Desktop Manager.

Alternatively, you can try pointing your BlackBerry browser to:
www.nickelbuddy.com/trial/JounceTrial.jad

I hope you enjoy the game!

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Old 01-18-2007, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nickelbuddy,
I fixed the links for you-a few posts early.

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Thanks John!
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Alternatively, you can try pointing your BlackBerry browser to:
www.nickelbuddy.com/trial/JounceTrial.jad
Hiya -- attempting to OTA that URL leads to an error after the JAD loads and you click "Download":

907 Invalid COD HTTP Error 406: Not Acceptable

I just used my wget on my desktop here, and perhaps part of the problem is that you have 'JounceTrial.jar' listed as a MIDLet URL, but it doesn't exist on your server; you should set that field in the JAD to "unknown" if there is no jarball and it's only COD files. I notice there's no actual JAR file on the server either, yet you have a size listed for it in the JAD file.

I can verify though that the internal COD sizes match the actual physical files.
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Hi rivviepop,

Thanks for the feedback. I made the changes you suggested and I am able to install on my 8700. (I was also able to install before making any changes).

I've done some googling and it seems that the error you reported may be the result of a BES setting not allowing the COD content type to be installed.

If it still doesn't work, you may have to go with the desktop install.

Anybody else able to install it OTA?
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OTA: I get to the download page with the info but when select download it just says download failed. I am on BES but have no restrictions on downloading. (just wanted to make sure I didn't edit your link incorrectly.)
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Ah, interesting. It fails for me too if I use the BlackBerry Browser. Using the browser from my carrier (Cingular) works though.
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Something's misconfigured in your webserver; I grabbed the two COD files and the JAD, edited the JAD to remove the jar size line and set the jar url to 'unkown', then hosted on one of my free servers - downloads and installs 100% (and runs). It might be your .htaccess rules that are wrong.

Working URL (put in BB browser):
http://rivviepop.php0h.com/bb/jt/JounceTrial.jad

My .htaccess rules for mobile content you can steal:
http://rivviepop.php0h.com/bb/.htaccess

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As for the game, it installs and runs on the 8100 fine -- at work so can't spend time playing (yet), but two things on this device:

- fresh install the main menu has "continue" as if I'd been playing already, doesn't make sense. Should be New Game, right?

- clicking the Pearl moves the ship (cool). However, clicking the Menu button brings up only one item, Close -- which quits the entire app. I would think there should be a 'Main Menu' option that does what the Escape key does, imho.

(the use of the escape key versus/and menu key seem to be really undefined, some apps do one thing and other's a different. no real standardization here across all 3rd party apps)
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I've tried a couple configuration changes in the web server and I believe it should now work for the native BlackBerry Browser. The original URL should work for OTA:

www.nickelbuddy.com/trial/JounceTrial.jad


Thanks for your help rivviepop.
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That works, downloaded fine now. Thanks!
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Thanks for your help rivviepop.
No problemo, glad it's working. Out of curiosity, what was it that needed a fixin' in your Apache config?
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Thanks for letting me know John!
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Seems that I didn't have a .htaccess file in my root directory. I did have one in the subdirectory where the .jad file is located. Don't understand why exactly, but this configuration worked for the Cingular BlackBerry browser, but not for the native BlackBerry Browser.

So I added one at the root level. Seems to work now.


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No problemo, glad it's working. Out of curiosity, what was it that needed a fixin' in your Apache config?
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Default Introductory Offer 40% off Jounce

From now until the end of the month (Jan 31, 2007) you can use coupon code jounce40 for 40% off the regular price of Jounce for BlackBerry.

The code is good at handango.com and nickelbuddy.com.

Hope you enjoy it!

Cheers!
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