Today, when I tried to run the simulator, I got a message that it was outdated and that I should try WebIDE for more up to date versions of Mozilla's phone OS.
I didn't know anything about WebIDE. It sounded pretty technical to me, who just wanted to run a little game called "Spooky Cats."
Fortunately, Mozilla made WebIDE simple enough for someone like me to understand it and use it...at least to reach my humble goal.
How to use WebIDE?
|This is what WebIDE looks like|
Once the WebIDE is open, we must download and install a runtime. I chose Firefox OS 2.2. The process was as simple as a click.
The rest is equally simple: Choose the runtime you installed and run it.
|This is Firefox OS 2.2 running on my laptop!|
But there was a little problem: the game was meant to work horizontally!
Controlling the game like that was not only awkward but almost impossible, at least for an ocassional gamer like me.
Clicking on the round arrow buttons to move your character was unnatural and hard, not to mention that I also had to resize the phone window to be able to see what was going on.
This seemed pretty much like a no-go...
Until I noticed the little arrow button on the lower right corner of the window.
I clicked on that button and...
Some people criticize Mozilla for different reasons and dislike Firefox. So far, I haven't found a browser that lets you do as many things as Firefox does.