"Unable to locate DeviceSupport directory" Issue in iOS development


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Hey, so amongst other issues I'm currently having within Stencyl, here's the crucial one that I need addressing to diagnose my problems is the debugger isn't working properly. It shows the compiling game but nothing once the game is booted, except the following message:

"[ios-deploy] 2018-10-02 12:41:42.810 ios-deploy[9437:48716] [ !! ] Unable to locate DeviceSupport directory. This probably means you don't have Xcode installed, you will need to launch the app manually and logging output will not be shown!"

I have Xcode installed (9.3) and the last statement I'm unsure whether this is meant to be an OR statement (you need to launch the app this way OR this won't work) rather than AND.



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This has been broken for ages, you could use the console in xcode as a work around - that's what I do and although it's a bit of a hassle you can get more info on memory use etc at the same time.

also, you may need to:

1. Find your Xcode App
2. Right click it and choose "Show Package Contents"
3. Navigate to: /Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/DeviceSupport/
4. Copy the folder with the newest iOS Version
5. Rename this folder to "Latest"


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iOS stuff has always just worked for me. How did it break for you? Were you able to test on iOS before now? Any recent changes?
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