These are screenshot from Andy (android emulator), where Epic Citadel run perfectly while Tappy Chicken textures fails. I remember seeing this black textures also in a Samsung SII.
These bring me concerns about my current project I’m trying to make a 2D game for Android, I can’t find good guide about texture format. What I should choose and how I tell the engine to use certain texture format like ETC1 or so… I feel a little lost.
Not sure what could be causing the black textures.
Depending on what engine version you are on, the Launch On menu in the editor may or may not let you choose a texture format (recently we made it auto-select the best for the device).
You can always use the File | Package Project option to force a texture format while cooking. In there, you can choose ETC1. Then, in the directory you choose during packaging, will be a .bat file you can run to install it on your devices.
Hi, thanks for your reply! (working with 4.6.1 binary)
I’m just now playing with texture properties and found that checking “Compress Without alpha” makes the texture visible (while it lose its translucency of course). Maybe this bring some light.
About packaging a project for android, I will try that, but I confess still don’t know how to copy manually the files to my device and run it Currently I’m using “launch” from the editor and it detect Andy Emulator as a device connected. (That’s cool :D)
The screenshot with black textures is official Tappy Chicken from Google Play. Also notice this is not a “real” device, is Andy emulator (http://www.andyroid.net/).
When I test my project using Paper2D have same black textures or full black screen, showing only PrintString texts.
I saw the same problem with an old Samsung Galaxy SII SGH-i777, but I don’t have it at hand now.
I’m personally interested into finding a fix to this, if possible, to know that my simple 2D projects will run everywhere.
Just wanted to check in with you and see if you had a chance to test this issue on a physical device. If the issue still persists, please be sure to let me know so that i may be able to further test this issue.