Preenv: webOS games on Nokia N900

Preenv, the emulator that can run webOS games on the Nokia N900, because both platforms are developed in SDL 1.2, has come to Extras-Devel repository. Preenv has no interface, also is prohibited sharing webOs games payment, so that only serve us to free webOS games.

nokia n900 webOS Preenv: webOS games on Nokia N900
Steps to install webOS games on the N900 (once installed preenv):

  • Extract with Winrar IPK file to a folder (name it as the game), we save it on the N900 in:
  • Open the Xterm, with root permissions (rootsh), and type:
    cd /home/user/applications/'folder name game'
    chmod +rwx 'name of the game'
  • Finally, to create an icon on the desktop, simply type:
    desktopgen appinfo.json

In these videos you can view how it works.

Preenv is available in the Extras-Devel repository. To learn more about repositories, click here.

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68 Responses to Preenv: webOS games on Nokia N900

  1. hhmah October 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    am i dreaming.. ill check now if its tru

  2. raul October 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm #


    How can I save the file into home/user via xterm?? i downloaded the files and extracted them into my pc with winrar.
    How may i get them to /home/user via usb cable?
    Do I have to use OpenSSH for this?? thanks!!

  3. adam October 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    how do you actually download the game and whr from ??

  4. adam October 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    can you post the link from where you downloaded the game from

  5. Sky0018 October 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    The program runs not with pr.1.3 is always a mistake can not be installed hope comes quickly an update on faster app manger can I get it also download or display

  6. Tim October 27, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    To bad its not working for the new software version [PR1.3]

    Hopefully they come with a new one soon.

    would love to try this out

  7. adam October 27, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    i have the pr1.2

    i cannot find the preenv app in the extra-devel repos

    is there a direct link for it

  8. begela October 27, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    from where i can download the games??? can anyone tell us pleasee :((
    show us link

  9. Rage October 27, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    @begela : this is a link that I found of a forum with more likes to download WebOS games. check it out.

    @adam: check out this link, it gives you step by step instructions:

    Hope it helps

  10. vijay October 27, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    preenv is not available in extras-devel repositeres

  11. pamPErS October 27, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    apt-get install preenv

    You may need install libgles1* library before install preenv
    apt-get install libgles1*

  12. ariel October 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    a have a problem, when i try to run the game using ./nfsuc command

    ./nfsuc: error while loading shared librariees: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Any idea???

  13. hhmah October 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    it tells u how to download it in this video
    best videoooooooo ever

  14. Tim October 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    so dous this works on the new update [PR1.3] or not?

  15. bebe October 28, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    hey tim this is one guy up saying don t work on pr 1.3 ..this is a lie …tested by me on pr 1.3 …work perfect nfs but other games like asphalt5 and hawx don t work for me…

  16. noman ahsan October 28, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    bebe will u plz tell us how u did this whole installation step by step…thanx alot…

  17. nhh October 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    @noman ahsan s
    watch this video

  18. noman ahsan October 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    nhh thanx i watched that video but the main problm is from where i can download the game setup…????i tried to fing on google but no luck…can u tell me frm where i can dwld game setup….thanx

  19. Sky0018 October 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    it runs on 1.3pr no problems :) you must unpack the ipk only the data ordner * must be there and than you can play :)

  20. bebe October 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    it s a video tutorial on the youtube search it “webos on n900” it s explaining how to step by step

  21. gangxta October 29, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    wht’s this “ipk” file n frm whr i dwnload dat……..????????? plz hlp

  22. gangxta October 29, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    ipk file is dwnloaded directly to phne or transfer from pc to fone?????

  23. ahmed October 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    my home directory is complete , i can only put nfs undercover .

    any solutions ?

  24. bebe October 31, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    in this video show as how to install the ipk files and this is the download linck of the ipk (games) other games just read the video discription on this video

  25. urim October 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    how to get preenv in wich catalog is

  26. bebe November 1, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    in extras-devel

  27. Urim November 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    tell me please what is pr1.3
    how to get 1.3

  28. bebe November 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    the pr1.3 is the new firmware of maemo ….here is the download linck of preenv hope i am helpful

  29. sidhu November 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    i updated my software version…i downloaded preenV directly into my system…now how do i install it…is there a noobs guide…
    plz fellas…help…


  30. Abdul Zahir November 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Hey guys! NFSU, TheSims 3, Let’s Golf and Asphalt5 work perfect on my N900.
    Fifa 10, Hawx, labyrinth and plasma cannon not working.

  31. sidhu November 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    error installing preenv….unable to install Preenv
    incompatible application package..

    need help///


  32. maximus November 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    What web site can I download need for speed from? cant seem to find 1….

  33. adam November 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    serious help needed cannot install preenv on pr1.3

  34. Jack November 3, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Same as sidhu, I got error installing preenv, I have tried two ways to install it, got the same result as sidhu in Application manager, and got “E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? Thx.

  35. sid November 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    plz help on preenv…error installing…no replay from 2 days…

    plz help

    i even updated by trying this apt-get install update…
    but the same error comes again and again….


  36. taha November 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    from which website will i get roller coaster 3D.ipk????????????

  37. Andy November 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    ok..i got the whole thing and its working fine..but as the files of the games are copied to the read only partition do we delete it in future when we don’t want to play the game anymore or want to install some more other games

  38. sidhu November 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Andy any help here not able to get preenv when i type apt-get install preenv

    plz try to help


  39. Dan November 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    :( this is so hard i installed every thing and when i put in cd/home/user/nfsuc it says sh: cd/home/user/nfsuc: not found
    i all so typed chmod +rwx nfsuc notting happens and desktopgen appinfo.json and not found either QQ any one please help me out what did i do wrong

  40. Alb3rtO November 9, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Thnx a lot!! Is working! Nice job, nice game… Thnx again!

  41. syed November 10, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    here is the easiest way install all this game..
    you just need to install the .deb file..
    check this website..

    just download and install through your file manager..


  42. Sid November 10, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    syed says:
    November 10, 2010 at 3:15 am

    here is the easiest way install all this game..
    you just need to install the .deb file..
    check this website..

    just download and install through your file manager..



    Leave all the crap….syed is correct…jus install these games…things will be fine…

  43. noman ahsan November 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    i also hav problm installing preenv …
    first i insatll…apt-get install libgles1*….its instalation completes and then
    apt-get install preenv..but it says pakage cannot find…..
    i also download as link given by bebe but during installation frm app manager it says incompatible application package…..plz friends i really need help…can anyone tell me how to unistall preenv???

  44. noman ahsan November 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    friends those who hav problm to install preenv…follow this…
    1:rootsh (application)..u can download it frm app manager directly frm devel-extras.
    2:apt-get install libgles1-sgx-img
    3:ap-get install preenv
    4:apt-get install libsdl-net1.2…
    for all the above steps u need internet connection….i did it same like works…
    then u need to follow syed or sid to hav deb file on ur pc…
    5:to unzip the file u also need the zip manager..which u can download frm app manager…..
    hope im helpfull to some of u…thanx,,,cheerz

  45. abc November 19, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    i followed all the steps….i did all those things in x term…..i downloaded the deb file nd installed it……but still it doesnt work…..when i click on the nfsu icon a black screen comes and dissappears…..please help

  46. Bhi November 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    jst a simple question…ive installed nfsuc n i can play it…..but, the game has added a lot of song files n video files to my phone….any way I can stop it from doing tht

  47. Irfan Samuel November 21, 2010 at 4:04 am #


    how do you uninstall pre games from N900?


  48. ishaan November 22, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    go to download manager and then select delete you will get a list of downloaded applications. U can delete from there

  49. gangxta November 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    cnt install preenv plz hlp!!!!!

  50. Gr8 December 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    To uninstall it, get filebox and search for the game install folder and delete it.

  51. fox December 6, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    can ny1 plz describe the process more clearly and elaborately…i am not getting it…trying it on my nokia n900…but it seems really complicated to me and m not understanding nything…plz help me out..

  52. hasoyayo January 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Unrar, copy to N900(anywhere), instal and very funny. 😀

  53. GDX January 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    how to enable multitouch on nokia n900???????????????

  54. Kaspars February 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    GDX – you are an IDIOT
    N900 doesn’t have a multitouch.
    You are not able to play webOS games which requires to have multitouch.

    Multitouch is only available on capacative screen. N900 have resistive screen and it also depends on OS.

    Is there someone who can answer this question: Is it possible to make a multitouch resistive screen?
    I think that somebody just need to find a way how to make this happen. It could be a new technology.

  55. NOMI February 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    now u can play mutitouch web os games on n900 there is keyboard patch is now available for playing the mutitouch games form n900 keyboard

  56. kev March 11, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    where do you get the games from?

  57. Paulus March 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    You can get them by buying them for a Palm Pre 😉
    If you don’t have a Palm Pre device, you could search some torrent sites like piratebay for webos games and download them to your pc (illegal in most countries) before installing them on your N900.

  58. Ehan April 15, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Hey guys im tryin to install preenv to play webOS games on my nokia n900 v20.2010.36-2 RX-51 but im not being able to.I’ve tried almost all the ways.My gprs is also activated but stil i cannot.All the updates n othrs files like “libgles” gets installed but whenevr i type the command “apt-get install preenv” i get this error:

    “Reading pacakage lists…Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information…Done
    Package preenv is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsolete
    d, or
    is only available fom another source
    E: Pakage preenv has no installation candidate.”

    I dont knw what is wrong.I’ve tried restarting my phone but the result is same.Plz help..

  59. ghost April 17, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    from where to get ipk. files and thnx

  60. atif May 17, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    how and where to get preenv from?

  61. qam June 23, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    hey guyz………. i ve installed hawx in my n900 using web os game manager……….i was wandering how culd i change the weapon in hawx …………any idea?

  62. pufffft July 1, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    above link is useful for ppl having confusion in installation process..
    the only problem i hav is to Exit frm game..i usually open camera cover.. 😛
    btw does anyone knows how far is the progress on NITDROID ??

  63. sharif ur tahman July 7, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    how to download ipk files? please someome help!

  64. mohammed October 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    i download the nfse installer and i follow the step but the game(need for speed)does not open so i delete the games file (it have the game)and i delete the nfse installer but the icon of need for speed the game still,how i delete it(i don’t install the preenv and i don’t write the step x_terminal ,please answer me how to delete icon

  65. DJ_AMD January 28, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    hi every 1
    I wanna tell u how 2 install Preenv
    open the Xterminal
    type all this:
    sudo gainroot
    apt-get -f install
    apt-get install preenv

    if it didn’t work , be sure that u have ((rootsh)) app on ur N900
    4 any questions add me on my msn: (i-love-me101) on hotmail

  66. Safwan March 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    hey buddies, JUST INSTALL WGAMES APPLICATION FROM N900 EXTRA DEVIL REPOSITORY…..and then download .ipk file and extract it on your n900, run wgames aplications and coose the games to install……….ITZ autometic ENJOYYYYYY…..


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