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Improve your Unity game by adding x86 support. Win Stuff.

Discussion in 'Android' started by Aurore, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Aurore

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    With the launch of 4.6, we also included x86 support for Android, check the steps on how to produce a FAT APK that includes both x86 and ARM libraries. https://software.intel.com/en-us/an...t-to-android-apps-using-the-unity-game-engine

    We’ve got a giant pot of prizes to give away as part of a sweepstakes, we’ve thrown in some Unity 5 Pro Licenses and Intel have very kindly provided 50 Tablets and 30 SSD's. All you need to do is add x86 support to your existing or new Android app, add the phrase “Optimized for Intel x86 mobile devices” in the description of the app and send us link by filling out the entry form by Feb 14, 2015 4PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
    http://bit.ly/unityx86sweepstake

    Wondering what kind of performance boost you can get as a result of x86? Jumpstart (School of Dragons) have published their performance results https://software.intel.com/en-us/ar...performance-for-jumpstart-s-school-of-dragons
     
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  2. christo17452

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    The instructions just say to build for android. I'm assuming this means that by building with 4.6 or higher you are including x86 support?
     
  3. newlife

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    you can choose to include x86 compatibilty or not in device filter (in Other Settings panel of Player Settings):
    FAT (ARM7 + x86)
    ARM7
    x86
     
  4. Aurigan

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    Shame it adds so much to the binary size (+6.2mb for my app).
     
  5. goat

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    I actually bought a Android tablet after entering this contest but saw none that used Intel processors so I bought a Android with ARM processor.

    I did buy a Windows tablet for almost the same price as the Android tablet I bought (~$75) and lo and behold it is Windows 8.1 64 bit OS complete running on HW nearly the same as my super expensive 3 year PC tablet except for tablet size and a couple of minor features. Whoa, OK.
     
  6. Aurigan

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    Discovered you can make multiple apks so have built an x86 one and entered the competition :)

    There is a bug in the signup form though in that after you submit you're asked more questions and then filling that in takes you to a pro license giveaway competition that apparently ended months ago.
     
  7. goat

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    Is that still there?
     
  8. Elkis

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    And, if you fill that too, it keeps taking you to the same old form in a loop :p
     
  9. lorenalexm

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    In regards to the entry deadline, on both the entry form page and the terms and conditions for the contest the date is stated as 14 Feb 2015 as opposed to 31 Jan 2015 stated here. Would it be possible to get some clarification as to the date of the official deadline?
     
  10. Devil_Inside

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    That date was changed from 31 Jan to 14 Feb yesterday, due to high demand. The OP in this thread wasn't updated in a while.
     
  11. lorenalexm

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    @Devil_Inside Thank you very much for the clarification! I must have missed the Facebook post in my feed, I really need to get around to cleaning that up one of these days..
     
  12. goat

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    By careful not to enter more than once as others have done because the entry webpage cycles. It might get you disqualified.
     
  13. Aurore

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    Correct, the date has changed to Feb 14th, sorry I missed out on changing it in the OP. It's been changed now though.
     
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  14. goat

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    Is that true? Because I filled that too just in case :(
     
  16. goat

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    Not sure how those forms get submitted but I do know originally I thought the second set of forms was a separate but still active drawing for a Unity Pro license so I filled it out too but in the comments section I did not include a link in the Asset Store to my i86 app because I thought it was a separate drawing. However, the previous submission I did have the link to my Google Play app.

    So today I got an email stating my submission did not contain a link to my Google Play app so if I were to guess I'd guess my 1st submission, the correct one with the link to the i86 app, was overwritten by the second incorrect submission that I made without the link to i86 app.

    If both of your submissions contained that link I believe the rest of the other information collected was the same so you're good to go. If you want to be sure however, I'd submit one more time, correctly, so that you know you are entered.
     
  17. Elkis

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    I just got that e-mail too! I submitted the form one more time. I just hope I don't get disqualified because of multiple submissions :(
     
  18. elmar1028

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    So winners would be announced on February 14th?

    Edit: Stupid webpage cycles it asked me my info several times and some survey questions. Fortunately it asked me for a Google Play link once only. Is it normal?
     
  19. jdscogin

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    Have the winners been announced?
     
  20. dougalicious

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    Were there any actual winners...
     
  21. elmar1028

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    @Aurore What happened? Did you postpone the contest or did you abandoned it?
     
  22. Elkis

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    When they extended the deadline they sent an e-mail stating that they would announce the winners three weeks after the end date, that would be 03/06/2015. So, there is still time to get anxious :p
     
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  23. elmar1028

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    Ah! Just went through my mail box. The winner will be announced this month :)
     
  24. AgusB

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    Any news about the contest?
     
  25. jdscogin

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    Well, I was hoping to win a Unity Pro License, but since Personal Edition, I don't think I need it.
    Here is a little demo I did with the personal edition. Could not have done much of it with Unity Free.
    http://imjustacoffeefilter.com/web.html
     
  26. pkMinhas_MarchingBytes

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    I won the Pro license :D
     
  27. elmar1028

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    Yeah sure you did!
     
  28. kscho

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    We at CKS Studio are happy to announce that we won a Unity Pro license in the sweeptakes!

    Last month, we submitted 4 entries (Billionaire Blitz, Deported Iguana, Hyper Rift and Septenary) into the sweeptakes. Honestly speaking, we didn't expect to win anything as we knew we would be competing with thousands. Well, WHAT A SURPRISE!

    Well thank you Unity! We vow to make more Unity games in the future! Look out for our studio's very first 3D game!
     
  29. elmar1028

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    Email stating that you won l or it didn't happen.
    Besides you are not allowed to submit more than once.
     
  30. kscho

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    We didn't submit more than once. We submitted once per game. Before the submission we've checked with Unity and it was officially allowed.
     
  31. elmar1028

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    Ok, but you still didn't show an email stating that you have won the Unity Pro license. Besides it would've been officially announced via blog just like other contests.
     
  32. pkMinhas_MarchingBytes

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    Fact is, we got an email. It contains the license key so no one is going to show you the said email.
     
  33. elmar1028

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    Nice try. But you can always cut out the license key.
    One guy showed a screenshot of that email and he had no issues cutting license key out.
     
  34. the_motionblur

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    What the ....? Why do you want proof from everybody? o_O
     
  35. elmar1028

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    He stated he won a license. I wanted a proof :/
     
  36. the_motionblur

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    Yes. Yes you did ... but ... why?
     
  37. elmar1028

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    Well cause I was skeptic that winners wee announced so I wanted proof.
     
  38. goat

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    Uh, what matters is that those that don't have, don't have and those that do have, do have.

    However, it's usually a requirement of such contests that the entity holding the contest state the winners in a public place for both legal and tax reasons.

    And there is nothing illegal about those 4 people (CKS Studios) earlier claiming to have won each separately having entered. However, it's doubtful all 4 work on the same computer so, oh well.
     
  39. AgusB

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    Well congratulations to the winners!
     
  40. kscho

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    I think there is some misunderstanding. We submitted 4 games into the sweepstakes, but we only won ONE license key.

    Our four unity games are

    Billionaire Blitz
    Deported Iguana
    Hyper Rift
    Septenary

    I've attached the email I received from unity.
     

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  41. Elkis

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    Thanks for uploading that man, now I know what a "You won" e-mail would look like :)
    Congrats to the winners!
     
  42. kactus223

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    Hi,

    I have just receipt this email. I'm so confuse, does it means that I'm one of the winners ? I haven't receipt any email from Unity, just this one from Intel.

    Untitled.jpg
     
  43. goat

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    That means you are a secondary prize winner and will receive a Android tablet with Intel CPU/GPU. However, your prize is from Intel. I receive one too. And there are probably other prize winners. Congratulations. Those are nice and even nicer now that Unity Pro is essentially the same as Unity Free for Indy developers.

    I hope you enjoy.
     
  44. lucks17

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    Hi, i have the same email from intel.
     
  45. kscho

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    Not necessarily. The secondary prize could be a solid state drive too.
     
  46. goat

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    Don't see that in the contest description. I still have an 80GB SSD I'm not using after I upgraded to a 240 SSD a few years back.

    Ah, I read the rules again. I'm not complaining. That's better than an 8" tablet if you have a 7" tablet of Android & Windows already. I can combine with my current 240 SSD and 80 SSD and have a pretty roomy setup when I buy a new MacMini. I now need to see if MacMinis can be self-upgraded like that.

    I am looking at MacMinis they are difficult to change HD in new ones and my hands are big and I will need to buy tools...

    I will buy the mid-model new MacMini & upgrade to internal 256 SSD and buy USB 3.0 mSata enclosure for this Intel SSD if it is an SSD that I get.
     
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  47. adrianit0

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    When will we receive the secondary prize?
    And another question: Why dont tell the won prize in the email?
    Im very impatient for seeing what i have won (Tablet or SSD).
    Congratulation to the other winners
     
  48. grosssmutttr

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    Have you already received your prizes?
     
  49. adrianit0

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    No, i didnt receive it.
    I hope we'll receive soon :D
     
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  50. goat

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    Hmmm, I was checking to see if anyone else received their prizes too. I'll be pleased with any prize from Intel.

    I imagine they won't ship til they have notified every winner and the 10 days have elapsed for the last winner notified.
     
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