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Problems with Android builds?

MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

I just released a new game for Android, and i noticed that there is often a problem when trying to start the game.

It behaves much like a while ago when there was a bug that caused Android games to crash when trying to launch the app the second time. Only this time it just shows a black screen.

I know GS fixed the earlier bug, but could this be another bug on GS side?

It´s not every time, but VERY often. If you exit the app, launch again, exit the app, launch again... It might start again.

I´ve got feedback from couple of people that are experiencing this too.
I use Android 4.4.2, and one person said he has 5.0.2.

I updated the Android SDK before publishing.
I also tried the "blank scene" trick, where i had a blank scene for a second at the beginning of the game. That did not help.

I already opened a support ticket, but since it´s the weekends, i doubt they´ll answer for a while.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas?

Mental Donkey Games
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Comments

  • stragstrag Posts: 547Member, PRO

    Yes I experienced something similar recently but I solved it by having a 1 second blank screen at the start.

    It does seem very glitchy though as I get a couple of screens kind of flashing at the start. It's always a relief when it actually starts properly.

    I think there is obviously a bug here somewhere and it would be good if Gamesalad could look into it or comment on why so many of us are having issues on apps crashing on start-up recently.

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

    @strag Great to hear i´m not the only one!

    the 1 second blank scene did not work for me.

    I already got a response from GS that my Support Ticket is going to be checked by the QA team, but since it´s a weekend now, I´ll have to wait till monday / tuesday for further info on this.

    Mental Donkey Games
    Website - Facebook - Twitter

  • stragstrag Posts: 547Member, PRO

    I also registered a bug report recently so hopefully they will get on to it soon.

  • QASaladQASalad Posts: 142Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    It looks to be an issue with Google IAP. Crash no longer occurs when it's disabled via publishing. Wrote a bug for it here: http://bugs.gamesalad.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1275

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

    @QASalad Great to hear that you found the issue!
    This is probably an impossible question to answer, but any idea when this will be fixed?

    Mental Donkey Games
    Website - Facebook - Twitter

  • QASaladQASalad Posts: 142Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @NipaDidIt said:
    QASalad Great to hear that you found the issue!
    This is probably an impossible question to answer, but any idea when this will be fixed?

    Hopefully ASAP :)

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