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tvOS alpha/beta?

Discussion in 'iOS and tvOS' started by JJC1138, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. JJC1138

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    Hello.

    I'm planning to port my Unity game Stick 'Em Up 2 to tvOS as soon as possible, and if there's an alpha or beta of tvOS support in Unity I'd very much like to participate.

    The game is running on iOS (and Windows/Mac/Linux/Android) already with support for game controllers, so I think it'll make a good test project. I actively report Unity bugs with good minimal test cases.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. VIC20

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    It is listed as IN-PROGRESS, TIMELINES LONG OR UNCERTAIN here: https://unity3d.com/unity/roadmap

    I hope it will be part of the next (Pro) Beta, otherwise registering to the tvOS developer kit would be pretty pointless.
     
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  3. sfjohansson

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  4. petey

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    YEah! I seriously hope they give access to this before too long. Even if it's beta only.
     
  5. Mantas-Puida

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    We already started closed preview group for Apple TV support for people who have access to the devkits. If you get one please ping me via PM and I will add you to the group.

    Though we don't have dates to share yet when previews or betas will be available to wider audiences.
     
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  6. VIC20

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    The 200MB limit is a kind of showstopper. :-(
    This makes sense for level based games only. For many genres levels are an outdated or impossible concept.
     
  7. Mantas-Puida

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    You can have more than 200 MB while game is running, that just means that some content might be trimmed by OS between game sessions. So it's more important to have game as set of dynamically loaded building blocks, rather than hard requirement to setup everything as separate levels. Please check out our support for On Demand Resources: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/se...and-resources-and-app-slicing-support.353491/
     
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  8. ababab5

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    Hi,

    I'm an unity pro user.

    How can I apply to have access to the tvOS on unity ?

    Thanks
     
  9. Mantas-Puida

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    You should first apply for devkit, there is currently not much use of Unity without having devkit.
     
  10. hippocoder

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    Apple sends mail out to developers who have titles with moderate or interesting success. They're not targeting people who don't already have games on iOS. If you haven't been contacted it's best to wait.
     
  11. mbowen89

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    Too late (at least for the email I received a few days ago) :

    Apple TV Developer Kit
    We want to give you the chance to test your tvOS apps and experience them on a big screen before the new Apple TV is available to customers later this fall. Register by September 11, 12:00 p.m. PDT to get an Apple TV Developer Kit.

    *Crosses fingers to be selected* :)
     
  12. Tapgames

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    I hope I got one Yay!
     
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  13. mbowen89

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    You violated the rules already:

    ;)
     
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  14. Tapgames

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    Edited lol
     
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  15. RSampson

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    How does one PM you on these forums? I have not seen how to do that. I do have a dev kit and have been updating a game to Unity 5. Would love to be able to test it on the new Apple TV.
     
  16. Mantas-Puida

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    Click on my username and then pick "Start conversation"
     
  17. Mantas-Puida

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    To make easier to check if you are ready for beta testing of tvOS support, here are the requirements for closed testing group:
    1. You need a Pro license to run the builds.
    2. You’ll need to make sure your game runs on Unity 5.1.
    3. You need to have a Devkit from Apple. (which it sounds like you do)

    P.S. beta builds can't be activated without Pro license. This requirement will be lifted once development comes closer to the release candidate.
     
  18. lanestp

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    Hi! I have a Apple TV Devkit, Unity Pro and a game we are looking to port. Add me to the list!
     
  19. Mantas-Puida

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    Please provide a list of e-mails to be added.
     
  20. Scatabrain

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    I have Pro, can build to 5.2 and an Apple TV devkit in hand. If possible please add me to closed beta. Thanks!!! Excited.

    UPDATE: sent a PM as described above. Thanks!!
     
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  22. Dreamwriter

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    Hey Mantas, I sent you a PM last week, could I get added to the list? I really want to try and get a game out for launch, and time is running away fast.
     
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    Hey Mantas, I've sent you PM as well. I have Pro license and Apple Dev kit as well and we currently finishing the game we would like to publish for tvOS. I will be glad if you can add me to the list: pstalewski@evilindiegames.com
     
  24. Mantas-Puida

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    you was added to the closed testing group. Please follow instructions in welcome message!
     
  25. Dreamwriter

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    Hey Mantas, how goes adding me to the closed testing group? I've PMed you my email address and everything.
     
  26. ababab5

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    Hi,

    I have a pro licence too, could you add me to the group to publish my games for tvOS please?

    My email : dev@barouch.fr.

    Thanks !
     
  27. gydronik

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    Hi. AppleTV 4 sales start! I have a pro licence too. Please, add me to the group. Email: i@anrum.com
    Thanks!
     
  28. Toad

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    Hi Mantas, sent you a PM re: getting access to the Beta.
     
  29. DiscoFever

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    me too please, cem.koker@gmail.com

    Thanks !
     
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    I'd also love to participate! nick@recoil.org
    We've got a bunch of AppleTVs and a current project which targets tvOS and iOS.
     
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    Would it be possible to get added to TVOS beta?
     
  38. Schnelle

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    Hello, please add me to the tvOS beta. We have two retail devices and a pro license.

    schnelle@forge.us
     
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  41. GMT

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    Hi, please add me to the tvOS beta. I have Pro + dev Apple TV tvOS device.

    gav@gmtdev.com
     
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    Hi, add me to the tvOS beta and send Download link to tvOS KIT. I have Unity 5 Pro + iOS Pro + dev Apple TV 4. My account webart-pro@yandex.com
     
  44. hexagonius

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    I would like to know if tvOS is working with UNET?
     
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