Elwin Lee

[HOW] Find Old Firebase SDK Versions for Unity3D

The SDK link on the Getting Started with Firebase page automatically downloads the latest Firebase SDK. Quite annoying if you're looking for an older version if you want to re-import an older SDK for your project for example. Luckily there's a way to download the older versions. Just enter the version number that you want in this link  https://dl.google.com/firebase/sdk/unity/firebase_unity_sdk_{Version number}.zip.

For example, if you're looking for version 6.0.0, the download link would be https://dl.google.com/firebase/sdk/unity/firebase_unity_sdk_6.0.0.zip. That's it!

Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49921164/old-versions-of-firebase-for-unity-firebase-sdk-4-5-0


[FIX] Unity3D - Moving Files Failed Error When Making Build

I've been playing around with some Unity3D plugins lately. Trying out different ones to see what works and what doesn't for my Infinite Meow game. At some point, I was trying out the Google Play Game Services  plugin and got this error message when I was trying to make an Android build which prevented me from finishing the build.Read more


Why Can't I Report Scam & Phishing Emails On Outlook.com Beta?

A new beta version rolled out a few months ago with a new look and feel, together with some interface changes. Overall, it's an improvement with a few quirks, but there's one thing that really bothers me. They've removed the option to mark and report an email as "Phishing scam" if the email is in your inbox folder. This is annoying because I do get sketchy emails sometimes that get passed their spam detection. Especially the ones that look like it's from Apple or PayPal, which look pretty authentic at first glance. In the old outlook.com, you could mark it as such by going to "Junk > Phishing scam".Read more


[How] Parse.com Get Data as Multidimensional List in Unity3D C#

I recently found that you're able to save multidimensional data to Parse. Saving the data wasn't a problem though, but getting it back from a ParseObject took me a while before I finally got it working.Read more


[FIX] Unity3D - Android - Unable to List Target Platforms

A few months ago I was trying to create an Android build for one of my Unity3D projects which used to be primarily for iOS. When trying to create a build, Unity showed this error:

Error building Player: CommandInvokationFailure: Unable to list target platforms. Please make sure the android sdk path is correct.

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[FIX] Unity3D - Android Keyboard White Text on White Background

The Android Keyboard text appears to be white on a white background for some reason (at least in Unity 5.5.1f1 and below) when testing on an Android device. So there's no way for the user to tell what the current input text is unless they highlight it. Not sure if it's an actual bug on Unity's end or if there's a styling conflict caused by multiple Android manifests. Luckily, there's a quick way to fix this.Read more


[Unity3D] Copy to Clipboard Script for iOS & Android

I was looking for a way to copy a piece of text to the clipboard on iOS and Android devices the other day. There are ways to do it for Windows and Mac computers, but getting that to work for mobile devices seemed a bit trickier. There were some solutions on the Unity3D Community forums, but they were always either for iOS OR Android and required additional extra steps to make it actually work. Luckily, I found this handy script by Wataru Sanuki which handles cross platform copy to clipboard in a single class.Read more


Useful Unity3D Stuff

I work quite extensively with Unity3D and over these past few years I've come across a ton of problems. Usually I managed to find a solution for them, but I don't always keep a record of those solutions. If I do, it ends up being a bookmark or a note somewhere. So I decided to make a post to keep track of useful stuff for Unity3D. I can finally clean up my mess! And who knows. It might help other people as well.

Unity3D Useful Tools, Scripts, Shaders


Unity3D Fixes and Workarounds for Bugs and Other Wacky Things


Unity3D Features & C# Explanations

Articles and links that explain how certain features and coding principles actually work.

 


Belmar Shore Panorama

Took this panorama picture along the shore of Belmar in New Jersey, United States a while back in August 2013. The sun was setting creating a gloomy ambiance and colorful sky. Click on the image for the full image.


It's alive!

It's been a while since I've written any posts for my blog. Since June 2015 to be exact. Most of the time I run out of material to write about or I just never get to it because of work and then forget about it all the way. So instead of trying to come up with super meaningful and useful content, I'll be going through my old travel photos and write about my trips in short little chunks. Those are probably a lot more entertaining and fun to read than my how-to-fix-this-and-that posts. My last travel posts were from when I was still in Pittsburgh in the United States. Since then I've been to a good handful of places meaning I've got plenty of stuff to write about. Now the tricky part is going to remember all the intricate details of my trip, but one thing is for sure.... I still have pictures of all my meals ? So stay tuned!!