How to run OpenTTD on iPad?

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How to run OpenTTD on iPad?

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Hey

i have seen many people play openttd at there ipad but i cant find it is their anyone who know where i can find it??
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leiszner wrote:Hey

i have seen many people play openttd at there ipad but i cant find it is their anyone who know where i can find it??
It should be on the app store, type in OpenTTD into search.
If its not there, then I don't know where else to suggest.
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OpenTTD does not have an official iPad port (nor any other small device).

I know people have worked on a port, but I wouldn't know where to get it. In my experience, it doesn't work btw. You miss all the buttons you have on a PC to operate the game. It is not really build for such devices ;)
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73129 wrote:
leiszner wrote:Hey

i have seen many people play openttd at there ipad but i cant find it is their anyone who know where i can find it??
It should be on the app store, type in OpenTTD into search.
If its not there, then I don't know where else to suggest.
I should not be in the AppStore. Unless Apple changes its policy for which programmes are allowed OpenTTD (and all other programmes which are under the GPL) are excluded from the AppStore as its TOS are incompatible with the license requirements. Thus they removed all such programmes from the AppStore. It would be easy for Apple to change the TOS accordingly.
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In other words, you need a jailbroken iDevice and then download and install manually. Check the thread on tis subjedt in the development section.
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Actually, At one point there was a Mobile OpenTTD. I very distinctly remember playing it on my android tablet years back. At one point it did exist.
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Blaxlandridge3 wrote: 01 May 2020 12:16 Actually, At one point there was a Mobile OpenTTD. I very distinctly remember playing it on my android tablet years back. At one point it did exist.
OpenTTD for Android still exists. It's not an official port, but it is well supported and up-to-date.
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Check my work. viewtopic.php?f=29&t=85852
source code https://github.com/dreammakerwh/OpenTTD-ios
leiszner wrote: 05 Jan 2012 20:10 Hey

i have seen many people play openttd at there ipad but i cant find it is their anyone who know where i can find it??
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It would be cool to convince Apple to allow OpenTTD in the Appstore... maybe if enough people ask?
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It may have been seen on an Android tablet, or maybe a jailbroken iPad.

Depending on how the programming is set up and whether the UI visualisation and interaction is segregated enough, the UI could be adapted to work better with a tablet touch screen (larger buttons, take-overs, and drawers instead of dialogs, a mechanism for dragging and drag-scrolling on a touch screen, etc.), but you could also argue what's the point if the game's licensing prevents it from reaching the entire iPad audience.

Because apps for iOS and iPad OS are distributed exclusively through Apple's App Store, they must be compatible with Apple's licensing. Unfortunately, the game's GPL licensing is not compatible with Apple's; this is probably why the game isn't available through the Mac App Store either. Mac OS does, however, continue to allow content for download and install from outside the App Store, but they are making it increasingly difficult to run such apps, justifying with reasons surrounding security safety.

Of course, there may be ways to run the game on a jailbroken iPad, but that involves violating Apple's licensing terms and consequently giving up pretty much all of Apple's security support (updates, et al) for the device.
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PhantomSoul wrote: 24 Dec 2020 14:02 If course, there may be ways to run the game on a jailbroken iPad, but that involves violating Apple's licensing terms and consequently giving up pretty much all of Apple's security support (updates, et al) for the device.
This is not true - you can sideload apps on iOS without jailbreaking, nor does it violate Apple's security or ToS.
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