Dropbox Not Working W/ Hyperpad



  • I do not know whether this is a problem with my iPad Mini, Dropbox, or Hyperpad. I do not wish to download every single image onto my iPad separately because I am animating, and there are a lot of images (like 40).

    I go to import an image, and I click Dropbox. I navigate through my folders until I get to the desired one, that is Theme 1. Inside, Hyperpad does not display anything. Dropbox shows it, and it is not a matter of time because the files have been there for a few hours now.



  • @gamecrazy pretty much everything to do with sprite animations, sprite sheets and bitmap fonts is currently broken:

    https://forum.hyperpad.com/topic/723/how-to-import-spritesheets-and-their-plist


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    @deeeds said in Dropbox Not Working W/ Hyperpad:

    @gamecrazy pretty much everything to do with sprite animations, sprite sheets and bitmap fonts is currently broken:

    https://forum.hyperpad.com/topic/723/how-to-import-spritesheets-and-their-plist

    Different issue. The thread you linked to is about features that are temporarily removed, and also a bug with the generated spritesheet not using the full space.

    I beleive @GameCRAZY is having an issue where the image is not even importing into hyperPad.
    In this case, do you have enough free space on your iPad? Have you tried importing one at a time, or fewer images to see if it works?

    Are you importing them as an animation, or just individual images? If as an animation you will experience the bug @Deeeds linked to above.



  • @murtaza The issue is that I navigate to the folder, and there are no graphics present. Just plain white space.



  • @gamecrazy I had the exact same issue on a folder in Dropbox, but the other folders there worked fine (I think).



  • @murtaza Given the current bugs in sprite sequences, it's highly unlikely he's going to be able to use 40 images. Hence the link.

    There is, so far as I know, only one aspect of Sprite animations working, and that only partly works. That's the custom creation of a sequence from a few images. More than 7 images and this fails, too.

    In other words, everything about sprite animations, sprite sequences and bitmap fonts is broken, except the above caveat.



  • @deeeds I am not using all of them for one animation though.



  • @jack8680 I'll try moving to another folder then.



  • @jack8680 ^And still... nothing.

    @Murtaza Temporary solution?



  • @gamecrazy I only had it with a single graphic by itself in a folder. I used the Dropbox app to download it and just imported it from camera roll.



  • @jack8680 Over the Summer, I released Infinity Square on the App Store.

    Now, I am working on an update with 4 modes (there are 2 currently) and 4 themes, each with different backgrounds, colors, animations, etc, etc. 2 of the themes (and the other 2 modes) will cost money, so it is important I make them as rich as possible.

    Constant action, many different graphics complete with all sorts of effects... basically, as appealing as possible!



  • @gamecrazy said in Dropbox Not Working W/ Hyperpad:

    Infinity Square on the App Store

    If using iOS 11...

    Save images to iCloud (from Mac), then import (one by one) to iPad from Files ( = iOS Finder).

    If making on PC and/or iOS 10: email images to yourself, save on iPad to Files or Photos, then "share" (one by one) to hyperPad.

    It boggles my mind that this is the only way to do this other than dealing with the issues and draconian malware that is dropbox.



  • @deeeds I understand all this, but my iPad Mini and IOS 9 make the process a nightmare. These forty images are only one theme; four themes = about 200 images.


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    Have you tried my suggestions above?
    Try importing one at a time, or less. Just to see if it works.

    Also make sure you have enough free space.



  • @murtaza I do have enough space. 1.9 GB in iPad storage and 2.6 iCloud storage. However, I tried downloading, and when I try to download anything from iCloud, Dropbox, etc. etc. none of it appears in camera roll.

    It is a shame you drops Dropbox integration. I have no idea what I will do now.



  • @gamecrazy said in Dropbox Not Working W/ Hyperpad:

    when I try to download anything from iCloud, Dropbox, etc. etc. none of it appears in camera roll.

    I've had this problem in iOS 10 and 11. This is not unique to iOS 9... just in case you're wondering.

    This is why I use the "email to self, save to Files (iOS Finder), import to hyperPad" technique described earlier. It's the only one sure to work, that I've found.

    I feel your pain regarding 100's of images. I have many, too. And experiment with lots of image iterations to get the right "look". Each one manually loaded, one at a time. Same with sounds. Very annoying, very slow, one by one...


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    @GameCRAZY
    Have you tried selecting less images though?

    The amount of images you can import at once is dictated by the memory of the iPad. If I remember correctly you're using an older iPad, so you don't have that much memory to start with.



  • @murtaza

    When I try to open the folder from Dropbox, there is nothing there. When I move images around, still not there. It is impossible to select.

    Now, when I try to download just one image from Dropbox to my iPad, nothing happens. No matter how long I wait, my camera roll remains untouched. And I can take pictures, in case you are wondering.

    Finally, when I try to download any single image from iCloud Drive, again, nothing happens. It does not open in Hyperpad, nor does it appear in my camera roll.

    Emailing works. It just takes forever.
    Once the photos do get to my camera roll, I can open it in Hyperpad. But this is crazy, honestly. Why does this have to be such a hard, lengthy process?

    Why is this so bugged?


  • Admin

    Can you take a video of your process? I feel like there is a step here that I'm missing and could help diagnose this bug so we can fix it.

    We didn't change the standard import functionality so it should be working fine for regular importing. But it could be another change that introduced the bug.



  • @murtaza Do you know an app I can use to record my iPad screen?


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