Sunday, April 15, 2012

Is the performance in 1.17.x versions good or bad?

I've done quite a bit of work to increase the performance of the game for the 1.17.x versions of Dweller. A lot of the sluggishness of previous versions was caused by a rather naive "let's redraw everything every frame" mentality. The old way worked well on desktops and powerful smartphones, but for the majority of devices it was not a very good strategy. According to my tests the intelligent rendering of the user interface components and the map has increased the performance of the game a lot, but I'm curious if this is true for the majority of Dweller's players. So, what do you say. Is 1.17.x versions faster/less sluggish than the old 1.16.x versions?


  1. One annoyance I have on my Galaxy S2 is that when I go in landscape mode, the directional pad overlaps the Minimap. It would be nice to be able to have the minimap on the right side, and separate from the directional pad.

  2. Canez: Good idea. I've added this to my todo list,