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    • 143 posts
    April 21, 2015 1:04 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Adrian Wigg said:

    Once you create a profile and save it how long does it take to show up on your mobile? I am using both a samsung galaxy S4 and S5 and even a Tab 10.1.

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    After you logged in on your device, it should be there after the loading.

    • 10 posts
    April 21, 2015 12:59 PM CEST

    Once you create a profile and save it how long does it take to show up on your mobile? I am using both a samsung galaxy S4 and S5 and even a Tab 10.1.

    • 99 posts
    April 21, 2015 6:40 AM CEST

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    Manual settings is out now!

    You can find a third panel in every control element's settings, there you can see, and change also every numeric parameter (include X/Y coords, width, height, etc). The changes are presented on the fly.

    Be warned, your hands are free in that panel, so you can also spoil your profile. We're also working on the validation part, in the meantime, watch out. :)

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    Too bad the Android app won't handle cordinates correctly ! I still have position issues, oval circles and rectangle squares :(

    • 95 posts
    April 20, 2015 9:13 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    How can I rotate a slider to 90 degres?

    I can not set the directly the value in the box and when I use the slider I can only set -93 -85 87 or 95

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    Please see my previous post about the manual settings part. It's out now.

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    When I use the box on the slider the app (android version) crash when I try to open the profile

    Thank you

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    That's an app bug, and what i'm know currently, it has nothing to do with the PD. The android developers are working on it, but please report it here: https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/29/sbrick-android-app

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    For me the problem is solved with 1.9.2beta by setting manually the values

     

    Thank you

     


    This post was edited by Frederic Ayrault at April 20, 2015 9:29 PM CEST
    • 143 posts
    April 20, 2015 4:56 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Jakob Peterhänsel said:

    Any plans on sync'ing values between two controls?

    If a slider with non-return-to-zero also have a 'Stop' button, the slider keeps the value and does not return to zero.

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    Yes we plan with this functionality.

  • April 20, 2015 3:39 PM CEST

    Any plans on sync'ing values between two controls?

    If a slider with non-return-to-zero also have a 'Stop' button, the slider keeps the value and does not return to zero.

     

    • 143 posts
    April 20, 2015 3:32 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    How can I rotate a slider to 90 degres?

    I can not set the directly the value in the box and when I use the slider I can only set -93 -85 87 or 95

    [/blockquote]

    Please see my previous post about the manual settings part. It's out now.

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    When I use the box on the slider the app (android version) crash when I try to open the profile

    Thank you

    [/blockquote]

    That's an app bug, and what i'm know currently, it has nothing to do with the PD. The android developers are working on it, but please report it here: https://social.sbrick.com/forums/topic/29/sbrick-android-app


    This post was edited by Zsolt Szrapkó at April 20, 2015 3:34 PM CEST
    • 143 posts
    April 20, 2015 3:30 PM CEST

    Manual settings is out now!

    You can find a third panel in every control element's settings, there you can see, and change also every numeric parameter (include X/Y coords, width, height, etc). The changes are presented on the fly.

    Be warned, your hands are free in that panel, so you can also spoil your profile. We're also working on the validation part, in the meantime, watch out. :)

    • 95 posts
    April 17, 2015 9:56 PM CEST

    How can I rotate a slider to 90 degres?

    I can not set the directly the value in the box and when I use the slider I can only set -93 -85 87 or 95

    When I use the box on the slider the app (android version) crash when I try to open the profile

    Thank you


    This post was edited by Frederic Ayrault at April 17, 2015 10:09 PM CEST
    • 95 posts
    April 17, 2015 4:30 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Zsolt Szrapkó said:

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    I will be great if a profile created with one ratio could be converted in an other.

    I have a tablet with 16:10 and a mobile with 16:9

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    This feature is on our list!

    [/blockquote]

    Thank you

     

    • 143 posts
    April 17, 2015 3:58 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Frederic Ayrault said:

    I will be great if a profile created with one ratio could be converted in an other.

    I have a tablet with 16:10 and a mobile with 16:9

    [/blockquote]

    This feature is on our list!


    This post was edited by Zsolt Szrapkó at April 17, 2015 3:58 PM CEST
    • 95 posts
    April 17, 2015 1:22 PM CEST

    I will be great if a profile created with one ratio could be converted in an other.

    I have a tablet with 16:10 and a mobile with 16:9

    • 143 posts
    April 17, 2015 11:11 AM CEST

    [blockquote]Marc Jaouen said:

    Getting better. I managed to tweak my profile with custom items, but still some issues. Bugs summary:

     

    - Sliders position is not exactly what is defined in the PD (already reported)

    - Round items (such as the close button) are displayed as ovals (already reported). Managed to use a custom square buttom that looks good, although probably rectangular now.

    - Tried to use square sliders buttons. All messed up once displayed, will try plain jpgs instead of the fancy alpha-channel png I have used.

    - Tried to set a min and max value to the steering slider, still works from -1 to +1.

    - Pixelized pictures. Probably OK on a phone, but annoying on a tablet.

    - My background's background is supposed to be grey, it is displayed as green-grey

     

    Suggestion : implement log and inverted log profiles for the sliders. Linear is not adapted to accelaration control, I think it would help a lot and would make driving easier and more natural.

    Marc

     

    All in all, it works and I'm globally happy, but setting up the beast is a real assault course ;)

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    Sadly, all of these are android bugs. Do you reported these bugs into the android app topic too?

    • 99 posts
    April 16, 2015 9:45 PM CEST

    Getting better. I managed to tweak my profile with custom items, but still some issues. Bugs summary:

     

    - Sliders position is not exactly what is defined in the PD (already reported)

    - Round items (such as the close button) are displayed as ovals (already reported). Managed to use a custom square buttom that looks good, although probably rectangular now.

    - Tried to use square sliders buttons. All messed up once displayed, will try plain jpgs instead of the fancy alpha-channel png I have used.

    - Tried to set a min and max value to the steering slider, still works from -1 to +1.

    - Pixelized pictures. Probably OK on a phone, but annoying on a tablet.

    - My background's background is supposed to be grey, it is displayed as green-grey

     

    Suggestion : implement log and inverted log profiles for the sliders. Linear is not adapted to accelaration control, I think it would help a lot and would make driving easier and more natural.

    Marc

     

    All in all, it works and I'm globally happy, but setting up the beast is a real assault course ;)


    This post was edited by Marc Jaouen at April 17, 2015 7:18 AM CEST
  • April 16, 2015 8:29 PM CEST

    Ok .... Thanks.. I'll try that :P

    • 57 posts
    April 16, 2015 8:26 PM CEST

    [blockquote]sebastian madsen said:

    Hi! ... 

    I've been making some Profiles with the SBrick designer, but I can't find the correct screen ratio for my samsung galaxy S5... Do any of you know what screen ratio the Samsung Galaxy S5 has :P :P :P .... 

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    I believe it should be 16:9, which is equal to 1920:1080.

  • April 16, 2015 8:16 PM CEST

    Hi! ... 

     

    I've been making some Profiles with the SBrick designer, but I can't find the correct screen ratio for my samsung galaxy S5... Do any of you know what screen ratio the Samsung Galaxy S5 has :P :P :P .... 

     

    • 143 posts
    April 16, 2015 2:48 PM CEST

    [blockquote]Allan Clausen said:

    I have challenged the Profile Designer today.

    I have made a profile where i have 3 Joysticks, 8 Sliders and 2 buttons.

    While working in the profile designer, i experienced some very odd things.

    When i added a new slider or button, and changed the name in the settings for the new function, the name didn't appear in the upper line for the new slider/button, but instead 5 lines below in a former added function. When trying to change the design, it also "jumped" to the 5. line below, and without knowing, i was then changing the design in the wrong line.

    Saving the profile didn't help the problem, but exiting the editor to the frontpage, and entering the profile editor again, seem to make the profile look right.

     

    Using Google Chrome on PC to edit profile, and Ipad mini for the App.

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    Hi Allan, can you provide a profile ID for us? I want to debug this situation.

    • 8 posts
    April 16, 2015 1:34 PM CEST

    I have challenged the Profile Designer today.

    I have made a profile where i have 3 Joysticks, 8 Sliders and 2 buttons.

    While working in the profile designer, i experienced some very odd things.

    When i added a new slider or button, and changed the name in the settings for the new function, the name didn't appear in the upper line for the new slider/button, but instead 5 lines below in a former added function. When trying to change the design, it also "jumped" to the 5. line below, and without knowing, i was then changing the design in the wrong line.

    Saving the profile didn't help the problem, but exiting the editor to the frontpage, and entering the profile editor again, seem to make the profile look right.

     

    Using Google Chrome on PC to edit profile, and Ipad mini for the App.


    This post was edited by Allan Clausen at April 16, 2015 1:39 PM CEST
    • 143 posts
    April 16, 2015 12:44 PM CEST

    Hi Guys, I just reported this bugs to the android developers. It looks like an app bug, since the profiles (my oldest one too) are works fine on iOS. Sorry for the inconvenience, we're working hard to get things right.

    • 99 posts
    April 16, 2015 11:18 AM CEST

    I fully agree, Fernando, we are testers more than users as for now, and workarounds are not solutions.

    This slider issue is annoying, it seems I've been lucky !!

    Marc

    • 57 posts
    April 16, 2015 3:00 AM CEST

    Hi Marc,

     

    I wouldn't say my slider is too close to the edges of the screen. It is pretty in the center.

    I understand how the multiple instances problem happens and I've done something similar to avoid it, but that's not the way it should work.

    App should sync with PD server and remove obsolete Profiles automatically, to avoid annoying problems like this. User shouldn't need to have a system tester mindset to find the bugs and think how to circumvent them. :)


    This post was edited by Fernando Correia at April 16, 2015 3:01 AM CEST
    • 99 posts
    April 16, 2015 2:21 AM CEST

    [blockquote]Fernando Correia said:

    Also found that adding a rotated Slider to a Profile, seems to corrupt this. App always crashes trying to open a Profile which includes a rotated Slider.

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    Fernando, did you check that your rotated slider was not too close to the side of the screen? I had the same problem (app crashing with a rotated slider), until I placed the slider in the center of the screen.

    Since there are coordinates management issues (the objects are not exactly where you place them in the PD), my slider was in fact "out of the screen", and that caused the app to crash.

    As for multiple instances of the profiles: I think the app makes a local copy of the profile stored on the server. If you update the profile without changing the name, the app creates a new copy, hence the multiple local occurences. It's "logical"...

    I "solved" that by indexing my profile (Sbrick1, Sbrick2, etc...) using the drop box at the top of the screen (between the resources icon and the floppy icon) at each modification. I still had multiple profiles when assigning one to my MOC, but at least, I knew which was which.

    In the end, I had to delete cache+data to empty this list, re-create the MOC and I have now an acceptable situation.

    But for sure, I would not do that a thousand times ;)

    Marc

    • 57 posts
    April 15, 2015 11:34 PM CEST

    Also when we start facing issues with corrupt Profiles, it seems the only way to get any Profile working again, is to uninstall and install the App again.

    Clearing the App cache and Data rarely seems to help recovering from the issues (chaos), if any...

    • 57 posts
    April 15, 2015 11:23 PM CEST

    Hi,

     

    I think to have found possible root causes for some important errors I've been facing for some time.

    I'm using Android App, and don't know whether these also happen for iOS.

     

    People including myself, has been complaining of multiple instances of the Profiles, when it comes to add a Profile to one Creation.

    I've found thios always happen if one changes a Profile, but do not unload it from the Market (in the App). So what I started to do is to remove the Profile from my Creation and then Unload it. Then change the Profile, Download it again and re-assign to the Creation. Then it works!!
    I think you should solve this at the App side, as it is very inconvenient.

    I'm not sure anymore, but I think the App always chashes if there are multiple instances of the same Profile (resulting from the issue above), when on tries to launch a Creation.
    Solving the first problem should eliminate this anyway.

    Eventually this problem is also related with so many functions appearing to assign to SBrick ports, one have multiple custom profiles download.
    Or maybe it is and idependent problem, but it is also very, ver annoying.

    Also found that adding a rotated Slider to a Profile, seems to corrupt this. App always crashes trying to open a Profile which includes a rotated Slider.
    If a Profile is corrupted once it seems there is no way to fix it, even deleting, fixing and downloading againg from the Market.
    Only creating a new Profile with a different name!
    Deleting and creating a good Profile with the same name, seems to cause App crash always. Difficult to be sure about all these conclusions, since it seems to be several cross effects/errors here!?

    Rotated Sliders were working and displaying fine wih previous PD!

    Rotated Joysticks do not cause the App to crash, but they still do not display rotated in the App.

     

    Also miss the capability to edit some properties value via the text boses, like the rotation.

     

    Hope it helps us all! :)