Important notice regarding an upcoming update

News will be posted here.
User avatar
JustAnyone
Rip-off engineer
Reactions:
Posts: 3142
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:45
Location: Easter Island
Plugins: Show

Platform

Important notice regarding an upcoming update

#1

Post by JustAnyone »

Following version 1.9.82 and further, when re-installing the game on Android Q (10) or newer the game will no longer be able to access the publicly stored game files due to changes in how Android apps can access external files (they simply cannot).

In order to continue to use your old files after a new installation of the game you will have to copy the old ones into the new (internal) TheoTown folder manually.

Please note that uninstalling the game may delete these internal files if you don't select to retain them. We are sorry for the inconvenience. That's what we all have to deal with now.

In order to access your files on your device you should be able to do so in the built-in files explorer. When connected to a PC you'll find the game files in Android/data/info.flowersoft.theotown.theotown/files

These changes are rough but absolutely necessary from a security standpoint.

Google's announcement to enforce the new storage model for app updates by the end of this year
Google's explanation on what Scoped Storage is

User avatar
ajimaul
Villager
Reactions:
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2021 15:28
Location: Indonesis
Plugins: Show

Plugin Creator

Platform

Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

#2

Post by ajimaul »

why in my phone (asus zenfone max pro m1) always at version 1.9.61a there is no notification of the latest version update again on the google play store ???
:android :calc :json newbie

User avatar
MrKingGuy
Falling Waffle
Reactions:
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 14:15
Location: Malaysia
Plugins: Show

Platform

Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

#3

Post by MrKingGuy »

ajimaul wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:48
why in my phone (asus zenfone max pro m1) always at version 1.9.61a there is no notification of the latest version update again on the google play store ???
Because the release build is not released yet. Mine is still 1.9.61
 ! Message from: MrKingGuy
enter text here

User avatar
Patchouli Knowledge
Small-town resident
Reactions:
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:42

Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

#4

Post by Patchouli Knowledge »

Does that mean players can't access the game files at will? In that case, how do we test our plugin?

User avatar
JustAnyone
Rip-off engineer
Reactions:
Posts: 3142
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:45
Location: Easter Island
Plugins: Show

Platform

Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

#5

Post by JustAnyone »

In case they are inaccessible by the official Android Open Source Project files application, you can import and export files from our in-built file manager.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Return to “News”