Android Test - Matches & Matrimony

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Android Test - Matches & Matrimony

#1 Post by cyrus_zuo » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:19 pm

Hello!

I wondered if anyone would be interested/willing to test my RenPy game Matches & Matrimony running on Android.
I certainly could use the help in finishing/fixing things :).

The game is target for Android 2.3 and above on both phones and tablets (I prefer it on 7" tablets myself).
(Please Note: I wasn't able to get the android version to be stable on my Droid 1 running 2.2, which is why I'm planning to require 2.3 and above, this build I set to also run on 2.2 for the courageous, but long-term I don't expect it will)

Known issues:
- In-game button presses are a bit sluggish (this appears to be a RenPy issue)
- Saves are erased when you install a new version (PyTom has no idea why, so I'm really not sure what to do about this one, I believe the issue is where RenPy saves files on Android)

Download expires: 12/26 (this is a beta time-limited build that won't run after that date)
Download link: http://www.matchesandmatrimony.com/test/MandM3.apk
(download directly from your Android device for easiest access)

I appreciate your help and thoughts :)

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Re: Android Test - Matches & Matrimony

#2 Post by AxemRed » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:24 pm

Crashes on the 2.3 emulator ("called unimplemented OpenGL ES API"), won't install on my phone due to the APK being gigantic.

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#3 Post by cyrus_zuo » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:00 pm

What emulator are you using?
Interesting on the message, I don't know if I can change anything about OpenGL in the engine. Anyone know?
Does Moonlight walks have the same issue for you?

Sorry on the download size, it's a big game with a LOT of assets. I personlly don't feel like 35 MB is too big, many of the games I download are much larger.
(originally I was at 60 MB, and honestly I think the cut to 35 has hurt the music a bit so I expect I'll be closer to 40 MB if the issues can be figured out for a release)

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#4 Post by AxemRed » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:49 pm

cyrus_zuo wrote:What emulator are you using?
The one that comes with the Android SDK.
cyrus_zuo wrote:Does Moonlight walks have the same issue for you?
It used to work, haven't tested it recently. Maybe Ren'Py requires OpenGL ES 1.1 now?
cyrus_zuo wrote:Sorry on the download size, it's a big game with a LOT of assets. I personlly don't feel like 35 MB is too big, many of the games I download are much larger.
(originally I was at 60 MB, and honestly I think the cut to 35 has hurt the music a bit so I expect I'll be closer to 40 MB if the issues can be figured out for a release)
The download size isn't the issue -- you start running into various problems when your APK size goes over 20~25 MB. For example, Samsung devices have problems downloading APK files over 30MB. And the Android market has a 50MB limit for APK files.

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#5 Post by PyTom » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:28 pm

You'll need to configure the emulator to ensure you have enough SD card space and flash space to install the package properly. Unless they've fixed things recently, the defaults were small, emulating my old G1. The emulator is basically useless for Ren'Py, anyway - it's too slow for any performance sensitive game. Real devices are way faster.

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#6 Post by cyrus_zuo » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 pm

Awesome!

I think the save issue is my only blocker, the others would be nice, but not necessary :).
I'm excited to see it!

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#7 Post by cyrus_zuo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:39 pm

I was going to put up a new version for testing, but my SDK tools have been updated in the interim to the latest, and from what I can tell, the latest Android Tools (16) is not compatible with the build maker, which asks for version 8 of the Android Tools. There are files required that no longer exist :(.

I'm having trouble finding any way to go back to the older Google Android Tools, is it just me, or is there a way to do this that I'm overlooking?

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#8 Post by cyrus_zuo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:49 pm

It looks like, in addition to a couple of files not existing (apkbuilder.jar & jarutils.jar) the build.xml file format has changed a little making the one found in the renpy-apk no longer valid.

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#9 Post by jack_norton » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:39 pm

Sigh those mobile devices are a pain, aren't they? you need to update/upgrade every 6 months to a new HW, and also new SDK/tools (have a friend working on iOS games who always complains too!!)
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#10 Post by PyTom » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:24 pm

My goal is to have a new release of Ren'Py out this year that fixes these.
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#11 Post by jack_norton » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:38 pm

This year? the countdown starts, 3 days left! :D
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#12 Post by cyrus_zuo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:17 pm

Looking forward to it very much, I really, really appreciate all you do to make RenPy such an awesome tool Tom.

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#13 Post by cyrus_zuo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:02 pm

btw...
Released on the Kindle book reader today!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006T3TC3S/

:)
...now back to thinking about the Kindle Fire ;).

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#14 Post by MimirollCookie » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:52 pm

The beta has expired....... T-T

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