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iOS 11 released

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:21 pm
by enric
Will run BA and BA2 on new iPad's with iOS 11?
People that update its iOS version will lose BA?

(our premise was: software not updated is a dead software)

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:51 pm
by DonCzirr
Yep - good question.

Applies to all Slitherine offerings in the AppStore as well.

I've been seeing a lot of companies like Beamdog etc getting their products ready for IOS 11.

Would be good to know Slitherine's plans.

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:06 pm
by pipfromslitherine
We are currently collecting a list of which games are already 64-bit ready and which are not. Anything updated since June 1st 2015 will have had to include 64 bit support.

I do believe that you are correct that updating to iOS11 will prevent 32-bit apps from running, even on devices capable of running 32-bit code. It is very frustrating.



Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:45 pm
by DonCzirr
Good to know Pip thanks.

Classics like BA, BA2, P&S, Panzer Corps, Armageddon and Commander the Great War, should not be allowed to die on mobile despite Apple's ham handed policies !

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:42 pm
by glenghiscan
Ba1 and ba2 are still the best strategy games available on iPad nothing comes close I can't understand how there not being modified updated etc

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:37 pm
by DonCzirr
I am supposing that it’s because of the “niche” market element.

While there is a core set of avid fans that are extremely dedicated to good quality Strategy / War games, the products in question are not “Clash of Clans” and other such mass marketed, cash-flow creating crud.

So I’m thinking that Slitherine looks at the 64 bit re-development cost, comparing it against the potential sales for the company and decides it’s not profitable.

But I wonder if they underestimate the core fan base?

As one who does 99% of his war gaming on IOS these days (due to career / office set up), I could honestly say that I would pay full price again for each of the major / significant Slitherine games on IOS.

The only other IOS war game publisher in town these days is Hexwar, and although they have produced some decent titles recently, they have a long history of pumping out simplified games and abandoning them.

The loss of Slitherine in this market would be sorely felt.

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:52 pm
by glenghiscan

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:00 am
by best75
It is sad to lose these great iOS wargames. Now future iOS users will never have the experience of playing these great wargames.

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:53 pm
by Adson
I would love to have some version of Battle Academy compatible with iOS 11 in the future. I'd be willing to pay full price for that.

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:46 am
by patkar
Can you just refuse to update your iPad and stay on old firmware?

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:18 pm
by DonCzirr
That's what I'm doing.

The concerns are : 1. In bleary eyed state from work, make the big mistake and Agree to Apple's constant nagging. 2. Damage to my existing device and getting a replacement with IOS 11.

Let's see what fate the device gods bring ...

In the meantime, I found a cheap laptop and a little more spare room on my desk and am now attempting to wean myself off of IOS ....

Outlook for IOS War Gaming : Slitherine now retired from serious IOS releases, Hexwar not really fit for prime time, JTS not working on mobile Apps for a long time - according to inside sources, Battle Factory seems dead .... grim times indeed for that platform ....

Re: iOS 11 released

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:13 am
by mpetri
patkar wrote:Can you just refuse to update your iPad and stay on old firmware?
Yep, I haven't updated to iOS 11 and both Battle Academy and Battle Academy 2 still work.