Announcing: BeJeweled for TiVo

Discussion in 'Developers Corner' started by rvaniwaa, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. rvaniwaa

    rvaniwaa HDTiVo Owner!

    Sep 27, 2002
    Reissued with a new name and changed graphics

    Well, just for kicks and grins, I thought I would write my first HME application. This is a clone of the BeJeweled(TM) game that many of you may have seen or played. The sounds are horrible, the graphics are bearly tolerable and it does not yet calculate if there are no valid moves remaining. However, it is a bit fun and the kids like it. You can download it here and run it as
    java  -classpath Jems.jar com.tivo.hme.Jems
    FWIW I have included the source in the jar file but am planning on continuing to add to this so let me know if you have suggestions. Please go easy as I am a C++ programmer and just taught myself Java. If you have better images I can use for the jems as well as sounds for the events, please feel free to provide them!

  2. rvaniwaa

    rvaniwaa HDTiVo Owner!

    Sep 27, 2002
    As title says, a quick screen shot using generic images for the game.

    Attached Files:

  3. ashu

    ashu User title defunct

    Nov 8, 2002
    Subscribed (as much to remember tot ry this when I get a chance to, some weekend, as to import and compile your signature :) )
  4. rvaniwaa

    rvaniwaa HDTiVo Owner!

    Sep 27, 2002
    Be sure to compile with a C compiler, not C++!

  5. Solver

    Solver New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    For those who want to try this, this is how I got "Jems" working...

    Unzip the link/file in the first post above into a Jems folder. I put it in C:\Jems. ALSO copy the whole link/file into the Jems folder. Make sure that that file is renamed from to jems.jar

    You should now have three files and two folders in the Jems folder.

    Do a Start/Run and type "cmd" in the open box.

    Type "cd C:\jems" or use where ever you put the jems folder.
    Now type that line from above,
    "java -classpath Jems.jar com.tivo.hme.Jems"

    If it works you should get, "HME SDK 1.4 (TiVo, Inc.)..."

    Check your TiVo's Music, Photos, Products and More..."

    Find "Jems" and play away . . . :D

  6. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

    Oct 22, 2006
    Pretty cool. Kids should like it.
  7. rgura

    rgura RobGTX

    Feb 20, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Nicely done, have you considered sending it over to the folks at I have not seen anything "new" in a long time on their site, this would be a nice addition and instant "cred" for you :)
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Rough borders on the gems... maybe you could fix that with PNG transparency? (Or does it not look like that on a real Tivo? I haven't tried it yet.)

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