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BOOK SOURCES
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:39:04 PM »
Sources for the old book, Pocket PC Game Programming (2001):

Sources: DOWNLOAD

As an addendum, here is a scan of a review that appeared in Game Developer Magazine: READ ARTICLE

I was quoted extensively for an article in PC GAMER (Dec 2001) as an expert on the Pocket PC:
COVER, Page 84, PAGE 85, PAGE 86.

Copies of this old book are still floating around, often like new with the CD intact. I also have extra copies in storage if anyone wants one for reference purposes, will sell them for $10 shipped upon request.

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Re: BOOK SOURCES
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 01:10:30 PM »
Hi Jon,

I got your book when it first came out, many years ago.
I really enjoyed it.

I got myself a Jornada 568 (PPC2002) a few days ago out of nostalgia. PocketPCs were a great platform, ahead of its time.

I am planning to get up and running again with Pocket PC Game programming.
I still have the book's original CD and also downloaded the latest version from your site, "PocketPC_sources.rar".
I don't know how much has changed since the CD version.

Do you have additional recommendations to make?
I am looking at using C++.

I read on your website that you also considered producing a 2nd edition of Pocket PC Game Programming back in 2004?
What additions to the book were you considering?

Greetings,
Joffrey

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Re: BOOK SOURCES
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 01:49:27 PM »
Haha, wow that was a long time ago. I believe you can use the later versions of Embedded Visual Tools with it. I used them in 2005 but that was the last time, probably with the PPC 2002 SDK. The sources should include some new classes, a sprite and gamelibrary class that take it a bit further than the original book examples.  I owned a Jornada, iPaq, and Cassiopeia when writing the book, and sold them all a couple years later.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 10:25:36 AM »
Thanks Jon for your feedback.

I thought I will give you an update.
It took me quite a bit of trial and error to get the tools working again.

I now have Embedded Visual Tools 3.0 running in XP Mode on a Windows 7 machine.
The first EVC++ example "Hello World" (in Chapter 5, project 4 of the book) compiles and I can debug it on my Jornada 568 using Active Sync.
It's good to be back in business :-)

I would like to express my gratitude to the HCP Factor website, they have a large database of Windows CE software that can no longer found anywhere else:

http://www.hpcfactor.com/

This is great website and nice community around the Handheld PC form factor.

Cheerio,
Joffrey