Can you turn a small .EXE into a .APP for iPhone and iPod Touch?

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  1. Ghostdemon

    Ghostdemon New Member

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    I am curious as to whether I could turn a small (under 10 MB) .EXE into a .APP that would be compatible with my iPod Touch? I suppose it isn't as simple as having a converter due to the fact of making the .EXE work with the Touch Screen. Anyway I could make the .EXE into a .APP and have it work with the touch screen without too much complication. if not, I would still like to know how, hard or not

    I could SSH it to my iPod Touch to try it out ....
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    You port it...by hand.
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    Ghostdemon New Member

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    Could you tell me how to do that or something that will show me how?

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    You learn how to code, and port the .exe file from whatever language it was coded in to ObjC.
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    Ok... That sounds hard but the hardest part would be finding where to start I guess

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    I didn't know it was coded in ObjC and thanks for your help

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    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok. The other guy is technically right, but there is no EASY way to "convert" an application.

    What he is telling you is that you would have to write a similar program FROM SCRATCH specifically for the iPhone SDK. So in other words, there is no way to do what you are asking.
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    The "easy" way would be to get someone who's good at coding and who's bored to do it for you!

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    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok I don't understand why you're trying to have the last word on this when you are obviously being misleading. Stop being a smartass. (And, by the way, take the links out of your signature).

    You are making the INVALID assumption that the source code for the "small" EXE (by the way, a 10mb executable is NOT small if all it contains is assembly code and no assets).

    The answer to the original poster is that there is NO EASY WAY and NO MODERATELY DIFFICULT WAY to do this.
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    1. It was a joke, chill down...(ok)

    2. I don't get it.

    3. Yeah, learning coding isn't what everyone would call easy.
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    Ok, so in other words, the answer is it's NOT possible. Thread closed
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