Important notice regarding an upcoming update (Android storage location)

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Important notice regarding an upcoming update (Android storage location)

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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

If you are having trouble installing plugins watch this video that Kamikazi made:
Installing plugins in the New Way (1.9.95+)

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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

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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 ???
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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

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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
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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

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

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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.

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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update

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So I have to delete game and re install?? To get any newly downloaded plugins to work?
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Tonyc403 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:06
So I have to delete game and re install?? To get any newly downloaded plugins to work?
I don't think so.
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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update (Android storage location)

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Hi, my game crashed and I had to reinstall it, now I can't transfer the downloaded files to the game folder. Not even from the computer. Does anyone know any app that makes this possible?

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By the way I can't retrieve some plugins from the game's plugin store. They are no longer available. :(

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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update (Android storage location)

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IvanWitkin wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 17:18
By the way I can't retrieve some plugins from the game's plugin store. They are no longer available. :(
Are you sure you're moving the folder to the correct directory
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Re: Important notice regarding an upcoming update (Android storage location)

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Kamikazi wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 21:42
IvanWitkin wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 17:18
By the way I can't retrieve some plugins from the game's plugin store. They are no longer available. :(
Are you sure you're moving the folder to the correct directory
Yes :/

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