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GameSalad Publishing Binaries (RC & Current)

adent42adent42 Posts: 1,138Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
edited July 6 in GameSalad Kitchen

GameSalad is made of two parts. GameSalad Creator and the GameSalad Engine.

When you "publish" your game, you're submitting it to GameSalad servers to turn into apps. Because the process lives on our servers, we can push updates to you without updating the GameSalad Creator Tool.

If you publish with any 1.25.x version of GameSalad, you'll get the most current GameSalad engine.

At times we'll have to do some "emergency" work that needs to be put in some users hands quickly. Sometime we just want to put something out for users to test and see if we missed something.

These releases are called RC (Release Candidate) builds. RC builds haven't gone through our full battery of testing and are sometimes broken. But if you are daring (or desperate) and an RC build is available, you can try it out with the "Build RC" button in your publishing console.

We'll be using this thread as sort of a "release notes" for the RC versions of GamesSalad.

RC (2018-06-16)

Android: Fixes PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK issue that causes the Google Play store to downrank apps. Also cause apps to use more battery than intended even when backgrounded.

iOS: Shifts loading wheel on iPhone X. Reports that the build does not work, we're looking into it.

RC (2018-06-08) Now Current Default Build

Android: Upgrade to SDK Target 26. Upgrade of Google / Android libraries to match Target 26. Update of Ad Networks to latest versions to support GDPR. privateDataConsentForAds attribute will now notify the engine when it changes, initiating an instant update to ad network settings. Doing things this way also prevents occasional crashes due to how we were polling the value.

iOS: Upgrades of Ad Networks to support GDPR. privateDataConsentForAds attribute will now notify the engine when it changes, initiating an instant update to ad network settings. Doing things this way also prevents occasional crashes due to how we were polling the value.

Comments

  • ArmellineArmelline Posts: 4,596Member, PRO

    Are Chartboost reward ads working? I cannot get any ads to show, even in testing mode. The game attribute is definitely set to 1.

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,138Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    We haven't made any changes and they were the last time we checked. I'm starting to think that Chartboost either has low fill rate or they are becoming stricter about not repeating ads and throttling users that are loading ads too often. One trick to try is to reset your phone's Advertiser ID, which should make you look like a new user to the ad networks.

  • loganjan22loganjan22 Posts: 13Member, PRO

    I know you are working very hard on various problems and I appreciate it:) Just wondering a date estimate on when all the admob ad formats will be available because the ads seem to be a very important factor for a lot of people, as that is how they drive in revenue. Any update appreciated:) @adent42

  • ArmellineArmelline Posts: 4,596Member, PRO

    @adent42 Looks like they started filling eventually.

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,138Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @loganjan22 we're in hard push for some edu stuff this month. The idea is to get it ready by next week so we can get it all tested before the start of school in August. What I'm hoping is the stuff is bug free enough that during the end of next week I can sneak off and do some engine work.

  • Simple Gamer ArtsSimple Gamer Arts Posts: 185Member, PRO
    edited July 19

    Hi @adent42 , thanks for everything you are doing! I read the whole thread but still have trouble understanding.

    In basic terms, as of today, what do I use to upload my android game? thank you.

    1.25.94 & RC?

    or

    1.25.94 & normal generator?

    or

    1.25.92 & normal generator?

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,138Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    So for binaries it doesn't matter which version of GS you publish with. Any 1.25.x build with use the same 1.25 or 1.25.RC binaries.

    As for what to use.

    Android: Build RC
    iOS: Generate

  • Simple Gamer ArtsSimple Gamer Arts Posts: 185Member, PRO

    Thanks @adent42 !!!

  • hybridhybrid Posts: 162Member, PRO

    Hi @adent42 is there current version of gs viewer?
    i cant find the donwload anywhere.

    Thanks!

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