Today I’ve updated my MOTODEV Studio for Android from version 3.0.0 to 3.0.1. After that, every time I tried to run my programs in the emulators I got an error and the following message
ERROR: Unknown command 'crunch'
In order to solve it did the following:
- I shut MOTODEV Studio for Android down.
- I run Android SDK to update Platform-tools to revision 9.
- I made a clean / rebuild all procedure after MOTODEV Studio was started again.
I must make a mental note: Never ever update any tool while developing.
Please, try my games.
These days I came across a project named cocos2d-x. It’s a port of cocos2d game engine to C++ that allow us to use the same source code to generate versions for iPhone, Android, MS Window (32 bits) and WoPhones.
In the wiki they explain how to develop for Android on both environments: MS Windows and MacOS.
On Windows you will need to install Cygwin. In my opinion, it’s not a good solution.
Cygwin will occupy a lot of space (around 2.6GB), it’s to slow to compile and it’s hard to debug android’s native code. It’s so hard that folks on cocos2d-x recommends you to develop you game for Windows and after that it gets up and running you compile it for android.
I love to develop on Linux, so when I decided to give a try on cocos2d-x I set up a Linux environment.
It’s what this post is about: how to compile cocos2d-x for android using a Linux distribution (as you may already guessed by the title of this post).
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