Pocket PC News
XFlib (24-02-2008) (PPC misc)

XFlib has been designed following a few principles : completely free library, very simple to use, and with good enough performance to allow you to do your games without too much technical knowledge.


– VGA support, now works much much better on VGA phones !
– WinCE 5 support (lots of GPS can actually run the games !)
– New pad stuff added, mainly usefull for smarpthone apps
(Pad.Newpress(etc…) => .SoftLeft and SoftRight (for softkeys), .Ok and .Back, .Pound and .Star (numpad stuff), and Pad.Newpress.Number returns the numpad value or -1 if no number from the numpad was pressed (used in Skinz Sudoku)
– Rot/Zoom pixel thingy should be fixed
– Now removes the topbar when run on a smartphone (actually, only tested on 240×320 smartphones, not sure what it does for 176×220 ones)
– When minimizing the app/game, opening the exe again doesn’t launch another instance anymore, it just gives the focus back to the original one :p


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S2U2 v0.99p (PPC Application)

A_C updated his Pocket PC applicatin S2U2.


– added support to S2P (Slide2Play) – does not suspend the system when S2P is running.
– fixed a possible system hang up when an incoming call arrives after the device has been sleept for a long while.
– some minor bugs fixed.


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S2P v0.15 (PPC Application)

S2P is a stylus-free MP3/OGG player application. It simply lets you browse your music files & play.


– added volume control by DPAD Up/Down.
– added ID3 embedded album art.
– lowered CPU usage when minimized.
– fixed occasional file name mismatch issue when navigating.


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IPSMS v0.4.4 (PPC Application)

IPSMS is a tool for sending SMS via SMS77, SMSBug, Voipbuster (nonoh, sparvoip, voipstunt, webcall Direct, VoipWise, 12voip, dialnow, justvoip etc.) and your cellular network provider.


Version: 0.4.4 – 24.02.2008
– fixed: favorite 7 not worked correctly

Version: 0.4.3 – 24.02.2008
– fixed: number format conversion dialog box on every start of IPSMS removed


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Caisses v1.10 (PPC Game)

Caisses is a Sokoban clone that includes 500 levels and 14 different backgrounds and themes.


– Restart button when ingame to avoid having to quit and come back (triggered by the softkeys on smartphone)
– Fixed minor glitch on the selection screen
– Added full DPAD support in the menu
– 240×320 smartphones can now play 100% !
– VGA-screen friendly !
– Updated source code


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Znax v1.05 (PPC Game)

Znax is puzzle game in which you’ll have to click 4 tiles of the same color and form squares as big as you can. All the tiles inside the rectangle will be erased, and you will get points.


– No more invalid moves
– Smoother/faster changes
– New input method : simple drag
– Support for WinCE 5 systems
– Optimised CPU/battery use
– New menu with possibility to check the top scores
– Hitting quit when playing returns to menu

Thanks to http://www.dev-fr.org for the news.


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Caisses v1.06 (PPC Game)

Caisses is a Sokoban clone that includes 500 levels and 14 different backgrounds and themes.


Very minor bugfix… Level 80 is now finishable


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IPSMS v0.3.2 (PPC Application)

IPSMS is a tool for sending SMS via SMS77, SMSBug, Voipbuster (nonoh, sparvoip, voipstunt, webcall Direct, VoipWise, 12voip, dialnow, justvoip etc.) and your cellular network provider.

Release notes:

Known bugs:
– “Firstname Lastname” view is sorted by Lastname
– bad screen design of In- and Outbox in landscape mode and VGA devices
– right LED goes off when device goes into standby (bug of HERMLed driver)
– amber notification LED, bluetooth LED and W-LAN LED doesn´t blink anymore if LED signalling in IPSMS used (bug of HERMLed driver). Soft-Reset the device, to fix it.

Open feature requests:
– change screen design of Inbox and Outbox based on current used screen orientation
– number of digits to strip for national -> international mobile phone number conversion
– save Inbox and Outbox messages on program exit
– abbreviation button set for each favorite
– send SMS to multiple numbers
– send SMS at a specific time
– long SMS for Voipbuster and SMSBug (split long message and send as many single SMS)
– show addional phones numbers from Outlook in IPSMS contact list

Version: 0.3.2 – 06.02.2008
– added: strip “(“, “)” and “-” chars when reading contacts from Outlook
– added: option to hide IPSMS automatically on successful sent


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Samulos v1.01 (PPC Game)

Samulos is a puzzle game, similar to Tetris and Lumines. The player has to make figures from squares in the same colour to make them explode. Available for free.

Release notes:

Samulos 05.01.2008
Samulos 1.01 for PocketPC and WM SmartPhone is available for download. Added landscape version and bugfixes.


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Pointui Home v1.02b (PPC Application)

Take back control of your device with Pointui Home. No need to fumble for a stylus anymore as Home is designed with generously sized controls.

Release notes:

New Features
* Smartphone support
* PDA’s (without phone) support
* Voice mail count is now displayed under the missed call count for those with phone networks supporting this feature.
* Lock screen will fade back to Home screen to allow you to see all of the status information even when device is locked.
* Translation support – see the forums for more information.
* New customise option: can choose digital or analog clock.
* New customise option: Lock Device, Show Home, or Show Home Screen when device is switched on.
* New customise option: automatically switch bluetooth on only during phone calls and switch off at the end of the call (not supported on all devices). The idea behind this is that if you only use bluetooth during phonecalls for headset etc and don’t need it on all the time, then this option could be useful to you. It will turn bluetooth on as soon as an incoming/outgoing call is detected, and turn it off when you hang up.
* New customise option: can choose to use Home’s comm manager or system default if supported.
* New customise option: can choose to not show screenshots in Currently Running screen (if your device has issues showing the screenshots).
* New customise option: can choose to Show Home, Show Call Summary Screen, or Do Nothing when call is finished.
* New customise option: can choose to use Home’s task bar or standard system task bar.
* The list of applications now merges the list of favorites so you can view the entire list together
* Call summary screen added to display who was called and how long call lasted for at end of call.
* Lock screen can now be used on smartphones – you press up then down on dpad.
* You now have an additional option to “Lock Device” on power on.
* Battery saving – now only uses marginally more battery power than normal – smartphone users should notice a big difference (of course this is dependent on how excessive you are with using it).

* Taskbar in all other standard apps is no longer changed except for the Start button area which still takes you to Home’s Task Menu.
* Windows Media icon has been replaced with Favorites.
* Appointments summary shows only the next 7 days of appointments.
* Tasks summary no longer shows completed tasks.
* Force close now returns focus back to Home.
* Ringer volume and profile button on sound screen for non-phone devices are no longer displayed.
* Appointments now display all day events in bold and should not display events that have been completed for the day.
* “Today” and “Tomorrow” in appointments also now show the date after them
* Smartphones no longer have a Windows Mobile section as it’s not relevant.
* Shortcut no longer includes “.” at start which was causing issues for button mapping.
* Soft key on Today screen no longer overridden. (NOTE: you will need to reset it back to what it was manually if you have a previous version installed).

Bug Fixes
* Many bugs fixed!
* Memory leak issues fixed.
* Lock screen locks keys as well, and when orientation changed while locked the keys remain locked.
* Recurring appointments now displayed.
* Hardware buttons now working.
* Volume controls now working.
* Volume controls support stereo.
* Control panel applets have had a number of bug fixes. They still are only categorised correctly for English ROMS unless you use a translated terms file as described in the forums.
* Battery shouldn’t show 255% any more but some devices for some reason do not report the correct % when asked and can take a while before they report it successfully.
* The speed that tasks load has been improved and should no longer cause freezes.
* Currently Running screen causing device to freeze has been fixed on most devices, but still is problematic with some devices in which case you need to switch off the screenshots option.
* Closing home sometimes caused it to freeze needing soft reset issue has been fixed.

Known Issues
* See the forums for more details.


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