Stable Release 0.13.6 - FireTV Support
Stable Release 0.13.6- FireTV Support
For a limited time, Amazon is making Fire TV publishing free for ALL GameSalad Mac users!
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Amazon Fire TV support added. You can now publish apps specifically for the Fire TV.
Fire TV Remote Support option added to Android, Kindle, and Fire TV publishing targets. This allows you to choose whether or not the Fire TV remote is supported in your apps.
Gamepad support added for Android, Kindle, Fire TV, and Mac Desktop apps
Supports up to 8 Players via USB and Bluetooth with new Game Device attributes
Single Player and Multi Player support. Single Player allows every connected Gamepad to act as Player 1. Multi Player treats every gamepad as a unique player. This can be toggled through the "Player Type" Game attribute.
Gamepad Buttons Supported: D-Pad Up, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Left, D-Pad Right, Button X, Button Y, Button B, Button A, Start, Select, Left Shoulder 1, Left Shoulder 2, Right Shoulder 1, Right Shoulder 2, Left Stick Click, Right Stick Click, Analog Sticks, and Analog Triggers (NOTE: The gamepad button names are only a reference to the standard XBOX 360 gamepad layout. Some controllers will have these named differently but should work the same)
Keyboard Mapping support with new Keymap Game attributes. You can use these to easily add gamepad support to existing projects that use keyboard controls. Just type in the key for the player and button you want to map. These new attributes can be changed like any other text attribute. (NOTE: We only support one button per keyboard key.)
Officially supported Gamepads:
Fire TV/Kindle/Android: Fire TV Remote, Fire TV Gamepad, XBOX 360 Wireless and Wired gamepads, PS4 Dualshock 4, Steelseries Free, OUYA Gamepad, Logitech F310 (X Mode), Game Elements Recoil, NYKO Playpad Pro, and any gamepad made for Android.
Mac Desktop/Creator Preview: XBOX 360 Wireless and Wired gamepads, XBOX One gamepad (USB only), PS2 Dualshock 2 (with the HVG2 USB adapter only), PS3 Dualshock 3, PS4 Dualshock 4, Steelseries Free, Steelseries 3GC (Red Mode recommended), Logitech F310 (Both Modes), Logitech Dual Action, Game Elements Recoil
The Fire TV remote is moved down the player list as other gamepads are connected to the Fire TV. This will ensure gamepads with more buttons take precedence over the remote.
Fixed an issue that caused iAds to appear at the top even if set to show at the bottom
Fixed an issue with iOS apps where it could hang on start-up.
Fixed Revmob ads not displaying correctly in iOS 8.1.3
Changes From 0.13.5RC to 0.13.6
Fixed D-Pad buttons staying active if you roll your thumb across different directions without letting go.
Fixed a crash that could happen if a button was pressed repeatedly over a period of time.
It is possible that the gamepad you are using is not supported or acts strangely when used in a GameSalad app. Most Android bluetooth gamepads should work. As well as most gamepads that emulate an XBOX 360 controller. Your Mileage May Vary. Additional gamepads may be officially supported in the future.
Most gamepads do not support both the analog and digital press of the triggers (L2 and R2). What this means is some gamepads will use the Left Shoulder 2 button (digital) while others will only use the Left Trigger axis (analog). Some gamepads may even use both. Plan accordingly.
Apps published through the Fire TV target in Web Publishing will only work on the Fire TV. You must specify that this app is only compatible with the Fire TV when submitting to Amazon otherwise your app will be rejected. If you want the app to run on Kindle Fire devices as well, use the Kindle target.
On the Fire TV, gamepads that have a BACK or SELECT button are usually mapped to the Fire TV back command.
The OUYA Gamepad's analog capabilities do not work correctly in Creator. However, they do work on Android devices (including the FireTV)
Vendor and Product IDs report as -1 on Android, Kindle, and Fire TV.
Android devices running API level less than 16 (4.1 Jellybean) do not have gamepad support.
Open URL behaviors and ad services are not supported in Fire TV apps. Ads may show up based on the campaign, but the user will not be able to activate the ad. The Back button will dismiss an ad.