Getting webOS games on your N900 is not for the faint of heart

Getting webOS games on your N900 is not for the faint of heartSo the other day I posted that the Nokia N900 was able to run webOS games as shown in the video on Engadget. A reader, Kumar, submitted a comment to my post that linked to his installation guide that gives you step-by-step instructions for getting your N900 up and running. Be aware though that this process is not for the faint of heart and I haven’t personally gotten around to doing it myself yet.

I bought several games when I had a Palm webOS device and I need to check to see if there is anyway to install those games on my N900 since I technically “own” the licenses to them and am not using them at the moment.

Have any of you tried this out yet? Thanks a million to Kumar for posting the instructions and sharing them with everyone.

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13 Comments to Getting webOS games on your N900 is not for the faint of heart

Jonas Lihnell
October 29, 2010

The process of installing the game to your n900 might look a bit daunting at first, but if you take a step back it’s not as crazy as it seems.

First you need to install preenv, which is the environment which allows you to run palm pre applications. After that you need to transfer the game to the n900 which is probably easier done by downloading the .ipk file for the game you already own from the internet. (there is plenty of sources for these files, use google)

once the game is on your device it needs to be installed/unpacked. I simply used “dpkg -i filename.ipk” and it automatically installed it in the proper directories. From this view it does not look as complex as it does from the howto, but in essence they’re both the same.

Kumar
October 29, 2010

@ Jonas:

I completely agree with you, but u know sometimes unpacking the .ipk fiel from n900 sometimes take more time.

An old Indian saying: which ever path you choose, you should find success in it not worry about the path ;)

mr gamz
October 29, 2010

well, i just installed nfsu on my n900,, i got the instruction from youtube.. its cool dou…..

[...] by admin on Oct.28, 2010, under General So the other day I posted that the Nokia N900 was able to run webOS games as shown in the video on Engadget. A reader, Kumar, submitted a comment to my post. Here is the original:  Getting webOS games on your N900 is not for the faint of heart … [...]

Jim
October 29, 2010

i really need to try this right now !

bald eagle
October 31, 2010

@Jonas not the best idea because it installs in root :/ better to unpack the files and move somewhere else (MyDocs e.g.)

riyaz
November 7, 2010

i dont no how to donwload …:( i love mr n900 please help me what is webos palm pre preenv how to do it friet he show how to install only but were to get webos preenv

joker
December 25, 2010

found some nice easy install deb versions.. http://hotfile.com/list/979177/6f23368

Obaid Shaukat
February 18, 2011

hey guyz i m playing web os games without preenv,i can also install deb files without using x-terminal :-D obaidshaukat@hotmail.com

Omar Zahran
April 17, 2011

@Obaid

can you tell us how or it’s just luck ?

obaid shaukat
May 10, 2011

@omar sorry to say,i m actually playing these games without using any X-terminal codings..preenv is required to play these games.. obaidshaukat@hotmail.com

sami
December 15, 2012

i got problm can not access archine

sami
December 15, 2012

i got problm can not access archive

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