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BEIKS Color Lines for BlackBerry
Color Lines is an addictive game of skill and luck.

BlackBerry® Java® powered

Current version: 1.31 (revision history)
System requirements: BlackBerry OS 4.0 and higher
Verified to work on:

We aim at supporting all BlackBerry devices in use.

If your device was recently announced we likely support it too even if it is not listed here!

Owners of 7xxx and other older series models may contact BEIKS to obtain appropriate build for their devices.

* BlackBerry 8100 series (8110, 8120 etc.)

* BlackBerry 8300 series (8310,8320,8330)

* BlackBerry 8700 series

* BlackBerry 8500 series (BlackBerry 8520)

* BlackBerry 8800 (8810, 8820, 8830, etc.)

* BlackBerry 9000 aka BlackBerry Bold

* For BlackBerry Storm support ( 9500, 9530, 9550 models) please see description 

* Latest BlackBerry 8900, BlackBerry 9630 and BlackBerry 9700
Required memory: 960 kB
Known issues/FAQ: Known issues
BEIKS Color Lines for BlackBerry


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Product details | Download | Installation | Troubleshooting |

Color Lines is a board game mixing logic and luck for a simple yet extremely addictive playing experience.

The BEIKS' version of the game for the BlackBerry platform is based on the classic Color Lines by Gamos Software, a Russian company which, to the best of our knowledge, was the first to release Color Lines.

The game quickly became extremely popular and at some point was reportedly more popular than Tetris itself in Russia. Yet the two games are totally different in concept and playing experience.

We at BEIKS are avid Color Lines fans and do our best to present the game to every major mobile platform.

Since its initial release in mid 90s the game had seen many modifications, extensions and other changes by various developers around the world. Some have indeed been for the good. Others have not.

And although we ourselves offer an "extended" playing mode we can't help but notice that the game shines in its original, simple and - again - terribly addictive implementation, which we try to preserve in every release we make.


The game is played on a rectangular board, where user takes turns to play with the color balls.

Each turn starts with three balls falling on random free cells on the board. The user can see the three games that are about to occupy the board on the next turn, but doesn't know where they will drop, because it is randomly decided.

Once the balls drop, the user can relocate one ball on the board. This is done by selecting the ball to be relocated and then indicating the place to where it should go; there must be a clean path of unoccupied cells that the ball can move through in order to reach the desired destination. Balls can not move diagonally or jump over other balls.

With 3 balls falling each turn, the board will apparently get full quickly, unless there is a way to somehow get rid of them.

To remove balls from the board the user needs to arrange a horizontal or vertical line of five or more balls of the same color.

When that happens, the whole line disappears and the player gets both points and more room to play. The longer the line, the more points are awarded (e.g. imagine 3 green balls, empty cell and then another three green balls; by relocating a green ball between the two triads, the user can get a total of 7 balls).

The game ends when the board gets full and there is no more space for new balls to drop.

Basically, that is Color Lines in its classic form!

Lines for BlackBerry

Once the user purchases and enters an activation key, he or she can also switch to Advanced mode, where there are some additional types of objects that can fall and be operated on the board. Those include wildcard balls (balls that can be any color), mixed color balls, score multiplier balls, rocks, granades, paint buckets etc.

Some say the goal of Color Lines is to gain points, because this is how you get the highest score in the Hall Of Fame.
Others claim that the real goal of the game is to make sure you keep the board clean since that is the only way to keep scoring points.


The variety of BlackBerry devices and the differences among them present certain challenges in both implementing and explaining the game controls.

While in game mode, there is a rectangular cursor blinking over the currently highlighted cell on the board.
You can move the cursor around, but depending on the BlackBerry model that is achieved differently.

It is easiest and most natural on BlackBerries with trackballs such as the ones found in the 8100, 8200, 8300, 8800 and 9000 models.
In this case you just use the trackball to move the cursor around and click to indicate selection - picking or dropping a ball.

On devices with track wheels, such as the 8700, 7100 and all other old, rolling the wheel moves the cursor vertically and seemingly you are not able to move it horizontally.
However, you can achieve that by holding down the ALT button while rolling the wheel.
Alternatively, you can use the game's menu mode to assign particular buttons for the up, down, left, right and selection buttons.

Note that because the trackball/wheel clicking is being interpreted as a sell selection request, it does NOT by default serve its usual function of invoking the application menu.

Instead, by default you must press the "0" button to invoke the game's graphical menu. You can change that button along with the others, though.
Note that on some devices in order to enter "0" you must hold down the NUM or ALT button!

Color Lines for BlackBerry


BEIKS strongly recommends downloading and evaluating a software product prior to purchasing it.

For individual users there are two major ways of installing BlackBerry applications:

- Installing through a desktop companion (Desktop Manager for Windows Users, PocketMac or The Missing Sync for BlackBerry on Mac OS X)

- Installing directly over-the-air (OTA) to the BlackBerry device itself; this method implies the BlackBerry has access to Internet, whether through a data plan subscription or through WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
   OTA installations usually require the user to point the BlackBerry browser to a certain web address optimized for mobile access and follow certain download link to instruct the BlackBerry to download and install the application.

In most cases OTA downloads are most convenient, not only because they do not require the use of a second computer, but also because they are accessible anytime and anywhere - at the restaurant, airport, practically everywhere where there's coverage!
OTA downloads, however, also have some drawbacks. For example some carriers impose a limit on the size of the application that can be downloaded over-the-air. As of September 2007 BlackBerry users on the Cingular network (presently AT&T)  are complaining that when attempting to download a large file wirelessly they receive Error 907: Invalid COD. This is a misleading error message - the COD is all right except it is prohibited for download, usually due to its size.

Installation method Desktop platform Download link
Through a desktop companion MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista Free download in Windows EXE format
Through a desktop companion Mac OS X, Linux, Windows (manual) Free download in ZIP format
(directly to the phone's main memory)

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Point your BlackBerry browser to and follow the links there.
(to the phone's media card)

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See how to use BEIKS' BeFTP file transfer application to wirelessly download dictionaries, talking phrase books and Bibles to the media card.


Installation instructions (when installing through a desktop companion)

This section discusses the process of installing BEIKS applications on BlackBerry smart phones via the BlackBerry Desktop Manager® and Application Loader programs installed on a Microsoft Windows® powered desktop or laptop computers.

Note that many BEIKS applications for BlackBerry are also available for direct wireless download through the BlackBerry's built-in web browser from the mobile version of the BEIKS web site; dictionary, phrase book and Bible data files can also be downloaded wirelessly and stored to the device's media card, and that requires using BEIKS' BeFTP instead of the built-in browser.

The desktop distributives of all BEIKS applications for BlackBerry come as single Windows executable files, containing the necessary BlackBerry applications and data as well as a Windows installation wizard aimed at simplifying the installation process.

To start the installation, all the user needs to do is double-click on the distributive. This tells Windows that the user wants to execute the file. Once the BEIKS installation wizard takes control, the user can usually just follow the on-screen instructions.

The installation of a BlackBerry application via Desktop Manager happens in two steps:

  1. The BlackBerry application itself is being copied (installed) from the distributive to the host desktop or laptop computer and registered with Desktop Manager.

    This is pretty much all the installation wizard of the BEIKS application does for you.

  2. The BlackBerry application module(s) get moved from the host computer to the BlackBerry with the help of the Application Loader program, which is part of the BlackBerry's Desktop Manager.

    This part has to be manually performed by the user after the successful completion of the first step. The BEIKS distributives usually contain very detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to perform this step once the first one is complete.

A BlackBerry application can often contain more than one module. For example, a dictionary would consist of a dictionary reader and one or more dictionary data files. A talking phrase book would consist of the phrases application and then one module of language data and one module for voice data.

The BlackBerry Application Loader (part of the Desktop Manager that comes on a CD with every BlackBerry) is designed to "mirror" the BlackBerry application modules installed on the host computer and registered with it with the ones in the actual handheld.

This is why it is important that you do NOT uninstall the desktop applications once the modules get successfully transferred to the BlackBerry; upon next use of Application Loader , it will notice they are missing from the desktop and will also delete them from the handheld!

The BlackBerry's Application Loader presents the user with a list of all handheld modules it is aware of, letting him choose which ones are supposed to be mirrored (installed) on the device and which are only kept on the desktop, eventually for installation to the handheld at a later time.

If you get to the form with the available application modules in Application Loader and there is nothing in it, then you are missing a core portion of your BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation - the handheld's system files. You will not be able to install any third-party application until those become available. For further help, see the troubleshooting section below.

Please report any and all installation troubles you may come across!

Below are the commonly asked questions about installing software and using on BlackBerry:

Q. Your application is not showing in the Application Loader's list of applications.
A. The most common reason for this problem is that Desktop Manager is missing the System Handheld Software that complements it and allows it to properly install 3rd party applications. Sometimes the Desktop Manager itself may also need to be updated to its latest version. See the third question below.

You may also want to try and add the application manually through the "Add..." button in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. You will need to locate and specify its ALX file, which is a description file containing the list of all files that need to be installed. It is called ALX because of its extensions, which is ".ALX"; its full name will vary depending on the application being installed.

Q. BlackBerry Desktop Manager returns "No additional applications designed for your handheld were found" error when trying to manually add an application (an ALX file).
A. This used to be a problem in older Desktop Manager versions. It was caused by lack of BlackBerry System Handheld Software on the desktop side. BlackBerry Desktop 4.7 and higher automatically download the necessary System Handheld Software so you should not be seeing this error anymore.

Q. When I run Application Loader and go to the "Handheld Application Selection" screen as per your instructions, there are only your applications / there are no applications listed there.
A. Same as above - download and install both the latest Desktop Manager and the System Handheld Software for your phone model.

Q. What is "System Handheld Software" and where do I find it?
A. Desktop Manager 4.7 and later takes care of installing it for you.
    For reference purposes, you can find an answer to this question at this page.

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