Preserving Java game downloads

Published by Steve Litchfield at 17:14 UTC, November 19th 2007

Question:

Q. I bought several games from both my network provider and through Nokia's Download! catalog, but now I've switched to a new phone and I'm annoyed that I'll have to buy the games all over again for the new device. Surely there's a way to transfer a game from one device to another?

Answer:

A. Actually, no, there isn't and the developers of the game wouldn't want you to, for fear of piracy. But as long as you follow the procedure below, you can make sure that games purchased in the future are preserved in a form from which you can reinstall on any compatible device.

  1. Buy and download the (Java) game as usual
  2. When installing it onto your S60 smartphone, choose to install it to your 'Memory card', not the 'Internal memory'.
  3. Connect your smartphone to your PC, choosing 'Mass storage' mode. Your device will appear as a new disk to your PC.
  4. Open up the new disk in Windows Explorer (or similar) and look for a folder called 'private'.
  5. Find a folder (probably) called 102033E6 and then look for a folder 'Midlets'.
  6. Each Java game installed onto your card will have its own folder. Find the one with the '.jar' file for your new game.
  7. Copy the .jar. file somewhere safe on your hard disk, ready for installing on a future (compatible) device.



 

Filed: Home > Support > Preserving Java game downloads

Platforms: Series 60, General, S60 3rd Edition

Categories: Applications, Miscellaneous

Discussion

TheSpecialBoy
have you tried the nokia MIDLET restorer?

http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/...etRestorer.sis
lossweight
Hi,

Actually, no, there isn't and the developers of the game wouldn't want you to, for fear of piracy. But as long as you follow the procedure below, you can make sure that games purchased in the future are preserved in a form from which you can reinstall on any compatible device.

1. Buy and download the (Java) game as usual
2. When installing it onto your S60 smartphone, choose to install it to your 'Memory card', not the 'Internal memory'.
3. Connect your smartphone to your PC, choosing 'Mass storage' mode. Your device will appear as a new disk to your PC.
4. Open up the new disk in Windows Explorer (or similar) and look for a folder called 'private'.
5. Find a folder (probably) called 102033E6 and then look for a folder 'Midlets'.
6. Each Java game installed onto your card will have its own folder. Find the one with the '.jar' file for your new game.
7. Copy the .jar. file somewhere safe on your hard disk, ready for installing on a future (compatible) device.

thanks!
ebosysindia
Quote:
Originally Posted by lossweight View Post
Hi,

Actually, no, there isn't and the developers of the game wouldn't want you to, for fear of piracy. But as long as you follow the procedure below, you can make sure that games purchased in the future are preserved in a form from which you can reinstall on any compatible device.

1. Buy and download the (Java) game as usual
2. When installing it onto your S60 smartphone, choose to install it to your 'Memory card', not the 'Internal memory'.
3. Connect your smartphone to your PC, choosing 'Mass storage' mode. Your device will appear as a new disk to your PC.
4. Open up the new disk in Windows Explorer (or similar) and look for a folder called 'private'.
5. Find a folder (probably) called 102033E6 and then look for a folder 'Midlets'.
6. Each Java game installed onto your card will have its own folder. Find the one with the '.jar' file for your new game.
7. Copy the .jar. file somewhere safe on your hard disk, ready for installing on a future (compatible) device.

thanks!
Hello Friend,

You tips is too good and i think it will help to slitchfield
dujikale
welcom forum!!!!!!
I downloaded Game today and got my bag, bookmarks, ppahook.dll i, etc.. however upon using the client i cannot right click and access my Favorite Avs.It still did not fix the problem:( So thought would let ya know about the little bug.
Jhon Smitch
You can easily do this with Mozilla Firefox browser... Here is the procedure:

First let the game completely load in the browser ... then do the following

Goto the Tools menu --> Page Info --> click on the Media tab --> find the game file in the list..usually uses the highest memory and with an extension .swf (shockwave file) and click on it once --> Click on the Save as button and voila!! you can run the game offline with your browser!!!

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