[SOLVED] Stencyl Nightly Build Not Saving

Stipipoy

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Hello guys, i would just like to report a weird bug, thought it might help you guys in finalizing Stencyl 2.0. So i downloaded and installed the latest version of Stencyl Nightly Build and for some reason i can't save anything. The "now saving" screen will just stay there doing nothing. Detailed info below.

1. Uninstalled the standard version first, deleted all folders related to the previous installation.
2. Ran ccleaner to remove all unwanted/unused junk files.
3. Clean installed the nightly build.
4. Launched Stencylpedia, Stencylforge, checked majority of the functions... ok.
5. Installed the resource meter extension, memory usage ranging from 15~120 out of 300+
6. Created a new game... boom, stucked in the "now saving" screen.
7. I Did researched the forum, i tried to move the user\stencyl folder to a different location and restart Stencyl, no go.
8. Did a clean install again, this time changing the path of the Stencyl folder right away before launching it, same issue.

System is OS:Win7, 32bit, 3GB of RAM, Dual Core Intel Processor.

I uninstalled it, but managed to get the log. I just tried installing it to experience the new features, unfortunately i could not even make it work. Pardon me if this has already been raised and resolved. Just wanted to let you know...

« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 02:23:23 pm by Stipipoy »
Stephen
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Rob

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Can you open stencyl and navigate to File->Preferences->Worksapce->Workspace Folder and let us know what your workspace folder is?

Also, note that your log is blank above.
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Stipipoy

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I'll check it once i get back home. I'm pretty sure it was under the user\ folder, and there are only 2 folders listed, the log and the extensions.

It's weird, i swear i saved the logs with some info on it... anyway I'll try to replicate this issue later.
Stephen
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Rob

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Yes, please send me these 3 pieces of info:

1. Your workspace folder location under File->Preferences->Workspace (by invoking stencyl).

2. Under home folder/stencylworks. What are the exact folders you see?

3. You downloaded the window installer version (second one) from here. Right?

http://community.stencyl.com/index.php/topic,3874.0.html

I think I've the solution and but just needed these info so that it will help out other folks.


« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 08:29:15 am by Rob »
GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title

Stipipoy

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Alright, just got back from work.

Info:

1. workspace folder location is: c:\Users\Stephen.

2. home folder/stencylworks contents are: extensions and logs only.

3. yes, that's the exact windows installer that i downloaded and installed.
Stephen
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Rob

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OK. I am sure I can resolve your problem and it helps us debug what's going on.

Can you go to your home folder. Look for AppData/Roaming/Stencyl (something like this path, it may be slightly different for different window os). Inside that, you 'll see Stencylworks.prefs. Can you
either post that file here or just make a copy of that file and rename it to aaa.txt and post what's inside that file.

Also please send me the path to the exact location of this Stencylworks.prefs file.

Is it :

c:\Users\Stephen\App Data\Roaming\Stencyl\Stencylworks.prefs

Once I get these 2 pieces of info (your stencylworks.prefs file and it's path) , I can give you the solution.
GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title

Stipipoy

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path verified:

C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Stencyl\Stencylworks.prefs

stencylwork.prefs content:

global.workdir.style=true
global.extension.style=true
global.workdir=C:\Users\Stephen\/

Oooh! this is getting exciting. Thanks Rob for the time.

Stephen
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Rob

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Actually, thank you for your patience. This will help in addressing all installation down the line for stencyl window users.

You need to this:

0. Save any game you may have.

1. Remove c:\Users\Stephen\stencylworks folder

2. Remove c:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Stencyl folder (this is the main culprit)

3. Reinstall stencyl (you do not need to re-download; it's up to you).

4. Now go and check and make sure under:

c:\Users\Stephen\stencylworks

You have at least these 4 folders:

- logs
- extensions
- games
- behaviors

5. Restart stencyl and everything should work as long as #4 above is good (i.e. you have those 4 folders).

GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title

Stipipoy

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Thanks Rob, that fixed the issue. Verified the stencylworks folder and everything is there. I'll mark this issue as resolved now.
Stephen
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Rob

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Yes. Thank you.

The whole reason is because a lot of us manually deleted the <home folder>/stencylworks folder and with the c:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Stencyl\Stencylworks.prefs (note global.workdir = C:\Users\Stephen\/) pointing to something no longer exists

i.e. global.workdir\stencylworks

it will only create logs and extensions sub-folder.

This also explains the reason you do not see any games.

I'll report this to internal team.





GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title